With the latest opening, the extremely attractive Frestro & Bar, Bali’s Petitenget is once again underlining its claim as the rising star of the island’s trendy food and drink scene. Helmed by Executive Chef Jovan Koraag, it is swish and elegant and offers a superb menu created by the young Indonesian legend himself, Mandif Warrokka, backed by a storming list of cocktails crafted by the winner of Indonesia’s World-Class Bartender award in 2015, the fabulous Ayib Dzuhri – what’s not to love? With a strictly no chemicals or additives policy, Chef Jovan only uses the finest and freshest ingredients. The restaurant’s tagline, “soulful cuisine made from the freshest ingredients”, is more than just click-bait, it is a philosophy that Mandif has carried forward from his celebrated fine-dining outlets, Teatro Gastroteque in Seminyak and BLANCO par Mandif in Ubud. Complementing the outstanding cocktails and food menu, Frestro & Bar also offers an impressive range of wines and spirits, as well as premium Indonesian coffee prepared fresh by the excellent barista. The design of Frestro & Bar is as fascinating as it is comfortable, with crisp lines, the dividing panels, barrels and large windows create a modern bistro feel, whilst the carved traditional furniture and curved cushioned booths made from Indonesian rosewood add warmth, depth and texture.
No matter if you’re exploring Chef Jovan’s outstanding dishes or just relaxing with a healthy fresh juice or a cocktail or two with friends, being at Frestro & Bar already feels special. For those in and around Petitenget seeking casual elegance, as well as excellent food and drinks, then it is probably just what the doctor ordered.