A ROMANTIC CULINARY JOURNEY AT COCOON
FOR A TRULY SEDUCTIVE DINING EXPERIENCE IN SEMINYAK, BRING YOUR LOVED ONE TO THIS BEACHFRONT BEAUTY AND REQUEST THEIR DECADENT ROMANTIC DINNER PACKAGE
Beachfront dining is plentiful along the shores of Seminyak, but few do it better than Cocoon. It is one of the few venues in Bali’s most happening neighborhood to successfully balance world-class cuisine and service with a truly hip pool party vibe. Fans of the restaurant will be familiar with the sleek dining room, which looks out upon the picturesque sands of Seminyak Beach, as well as the multi-level poolside deck, complete with VIP cabanas, which is a perfect place to soak up the sun while enjoying cocktails and nibbles from the all day grazing menu.
But even longtime Cocoon aficionados may not have seen the restaurant’s open air rooftop, which features a picture perfect view of Seminyak’s sunsets, as it is only used for special occasions or for a very special romantic dinner package. Cocoon will set up the space for a classically romantic dinner, complete with twinkling candle lights and rose petals strewn about, and you’ll even have a personal server to discreetly attend to all of your needs for the night.
The package includes a 3-course dinner for two and the menu features an extensive list of options to choose from for your entree, main course and dessert. The culinary offerings are as modern, eclectic and diverse as the two chefs heading up Cocoon’s kitchen – Nick Philip, an Australian from the Gold Coast whose background is in fresh, haute-Mediterranean cuisine, and Luis Varela Mata, a Spaniard from Barcelona trained by the legendary father of molecular gastronomy, Ferran Adria.
The romantic dinner package features numerous selections that showcase the duo’s culinary prowess, such as a sublime entree of Goats Cheese Espuma with fig agar jelly, macadamia powder, and a tomato and vanilla emulsion. To get a taste of Indonesian flavour infused into fine dining fare, you could choose the Angus Tenderloin Carpaccio, which is seasoned with ‘rendang’ spices’ and served with arugula and grated parmesan foie gras. Another fine choice which shows off the chefs’ skills is the Grilled Slipper Lobster, paired with curried Jerusalem artichoke, chorizo, lemon pea puree and kaffir lime ‘cloud.’ For entrees, there are tempting choices like Sous Vide Duck Breast & Peking Duck Crispy Ravioli or lighter but equally delicious dishes like Slow Cooked Nori Wrapped Huon River Salmon. There are many creative desserts to end your meal, but chocolate lovers will probably want to go with the 61% Dark Chocolate Fondant, the luscious richness of which is cut by the accompanying passionfruit soup and confit ‘papaya tempura’ red rose’s sorbet.
While the romantic setup is perfect and the choice of cuisine divine, one of the most attractive things about the romantic dinner package is that it comes with 2-hours of free flow beverages. These including wine, spirits and an extensive list of Cocoon’s refreshing cocktails, such as their famous Mojito and the Cocoon Sea Breeze, a long drink of vodka, Malibu, peach liqueur, pineapple, orange and cranberry juice – a perfect drink to sip while watching the sun sink into the horizon with a loved one. All in all, it adds up to a truly memorable romantic dining experience that shouldn’t be missed.