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Discover the Culinary Journey, a night with Foodies

Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel held an event called ““Discover the Culinary Journey” on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 at The Pond Restaurant. We invited some local media and food bloggers to review our food promotion for January – February 2016 on their platforms. Opening by a cocktail party and speech from our General Manager Mr. Jacques Clarijs. “This event is totally held to invite all of you to experience our special promotion every 2 months, and also I would like to see you personally as you are the people who can share the experience to the people. And we will meet each other more than often as we invite you to always come around to visit our property” said him to the attendees.

The bloggers and media watched the live cooking performance of each outlet appetizer by our chef and taste the delicacy food and beverage that we served. At same time we had a photo contest for all the attendees. They have to shoot their best photos for the social media quiz by posting the photos on their instagram by tagging our account and put the hashtag #DiscoverFoodies #ThePondRestaurant.

The winner goes to @balifoodies (31K Followers on Instagram) with 137 likes in 30 minutes and they are welcome to Discover the Luxury Experience. Congratulations for winning of one night stay, a spa treatment and theme night buffet dinner. 

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Bali's Most Famous Mountains

Bali is part of a volcanic belt that stretches from Sumatra through Java and Bali to the Banda Sea. At 3,014 metres high, Gunung (Mount) Agung is Bali’s tallest and holiest mountain, its resplendent summit dominating much of the island. It is not surprising, therefore, that it is the dwelling place of the gods, with Pura Besakih, the island’s largest and most important Hindu temple located on its slopes and attracting both pilgrims and tourists. The Balinese treat this volcano with the greatest respect and even sleep with their heads facing in its direction. Temple shrines are dedicated to its spirit, offerings and cremation mounds are formed in its shape, and water from its sacred springs is the holiest and most sought after for temple rites. In March 1963, after lying dormant for 120 years, Gunung Agung erupted catastrophically and with such violence that the top 100 metres was blown apart. The earth rumbled and shook and putrid black smoke shot into the air, accompanied by deafening explosions and blinding white flashes. For more than 50 years now, this sleeping monster has been at peace, presenting a challenging and fulfilling experience for mountain lovers and trekkers.  

Bali’s most visited mountain is Gunung Batur, which rests within the gigantic caldera of an extinct volcano measuring 11 kilometres in diameter. The caldera is reminiscent of a huge soup bowl with a serrated lip, a floor half covered in water – Danau (Lake) Batur, and a set of volcanic cones – the volatile mass of Mt Batur – budding in the centre.Danau Batur is Bali’s largest freshwater lake; it is the source of the rivers and springs for the entire eastern half of Bali, and irrigates most of the island’s fertile rice fields. At 1,717 metres high, Gunung Batur is by no means Bali’s highest volcano, but it is Bali’s second most sacred mountain after Gunung Agung, and has erupted more than 20 times during the last two centuries. Tourists flock to the locality, known as Kintamani, to enjoy an Indonesian buffet lunch in one of the many restaurants that sit on the ancient crater rim, offering spectacular views of the mountain and the lake.  Also positioned on the rim of the caldera is Pura Ulun Danu Batur, Bali’s the second most important temple, dedicated to Dewi Danu, goddess of lakes and rivers. The temple was originally situated at the foot of the volcano but was destroyed in 1926 by a violent eruption and subsequently rebuilt on the rim.  The upper cone of Gunung Batur can be climbed and descended in a few hours. Upon reaching the top, while you relish the beautiful aerial view of the lake and neighbouring mountains, your guide will prepare a unique breakfast of baked bananas and hardboiled eggs cooked to perfection in the natural heat of the volcano.  After the descent, the hot springs on the shore of Danau Batur are perfect for easing aching limbs. 

Gunung Batukaru in the Tabanan Regency is the island’s second highest peak and Western Bali's axis mundi, defining the ‘kaja-kelod’, mountain-sea orientation of the architecture and rites. Located in an area that boasts the greatest biological diversity in Bali, its higher alpine slopes are filled with mountain streams, ferns, wildflowers, creepers and orchids, as well as the rare, black, leaf-eating monkey, small forest deer, butterflies, flying lizards, the landak (porcupine) and the lubak (mongoose). The area is also a birdwatchers’ paradise. Here, local guides lead visitors on anything from gentle hikes through the food forests to challenging treks to the 2,276-metre summit. The breathtaking view from the top extends across all of Bali’s nine regencies. On a clear day, the central and eastern volcanoes make a dramatic appearance to create a backdrop to the stage. High on the slopes of Gunung Batukaru is Pura Luhur Batukaru, the ‘Lofty Stone Coconut Shell Temple,’ which venerates the deities of mountains and lakes, and was the ancestral temple for the royal family of Tabanan, whose descendants still maintain the shrines today. It is well worth visiting this atmospheric, mystical, and deeply spiritual place, and pausing for a while to contemplate or meditate.

If you wish to trek any of these mountains, or visit the mountain-temples or the areas in which they are located, InterContinental Bali Resort’s unique brand concept ‘In the Know,’ is proud to offer insider destination tips. Treks and excursions can be arranged through the Resort’s concierge.

Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

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Anomali Coffee Hadir di Dewi Sri, Kuta, Bali

Bali, 27 Januari 2016 - Anomali Coffee selaku pioneer specialty coffee shop sejak delapan tahun lalu kembali memantapkan langkahnya di tahun 2016.  Anomali Coffee kembali meresmikan gerai terbaru di kawasan Bali White House, Jalan Dewi Sri No.23, Kuta Utara 80361, Bali. Anomali Coffee Dewi Sri beroperasi pada pukul 07.00 hingga 23.00 WITA. Peresmian dilaksanakan pukul 09.00 WITA dengan mengundang awak media untuk ikut serta dalam kelas kopi (coffee knowledge) bersama team dari Indonesia Coffee Academy. 

Interior Anomali Coffee Dewi Sri yang berkonsep industri. dilengkapi dengan fasilitas kelas pelatihan kopi di bawah bendera Indonesia Coffee Academy (ICA). Mesin sangrai kopi (roasting coffee machine) yang tidak berhenti menyangrai biji kopi mulai pukul 08.00 hingga 17.00 WITA setiap harinya, membuka kesempatan bagi siapapun yang ingin melihat proses sangrai kopi secara langsung. Dengan setiap fasilitas yang disediakan, Agam Abgari dan Irvan Helmi founder dari Anomali Coffee dan Indonesia Coffee Academy berharap, Anomali Coffee Dewi Sri bisa menjadi inspirasi bagi generasi muda Bali untuk mendalami kopi lebih dalam. ICA Bali dipimpin oleh Hageng “Hagi” Pribadi selaku juara Indonesia Cup Taster Championship (ICTC) 2015 sekaligus pengajar ICA yang berlisensi Q-Grader. 

ICA yang juga berlokasi di Senopati, Jakarta, seperti halnya di Bali, dipimpin oleh para pengajar yang berlisensi Q-grader. Edukasi mengenai cupping, manual brew, basic dan advance espresso, latte art, coffee blending hingga roasting class dibagikan di sini. Untuk mendaftar kelasnya cukup menghubungi training@anomalicoffee.com untuk di Jakarta dan training.bali@anomalicoffee.com. 

ICA percaya bahwa kualitas kopi sangat dipengaruhi oleh kemampuan seseorang dalam menguji citarasa (cupping). Cupping adalah salah satu cara Anomali Coffee dalam menguji kualitas dari biji kopi yang langsung dikurasi dari petani-petani di Indonesia. Anomali Coffee di seluruh lokasinya konsisten melakukan cupping session yang terbuka untuk umum setiap hari Kamis pukul 3 sore. Alhasil, kopi terbaik dari beragam daerah di Indonesia, seperti Sumatra, Jawa, Aceh Gayo, Flores, Bali, Papua, dan Toraja bisa Anda nikmati di Anomali Coffee. 

Anomali Coffee selaku supplier kopi asli Indonesia juga memasok biji kopi ke berbagai hotel, restoran, dan kafe di seluruh Indonesia. Bagi para penikmat kopi di rumah, Anomali Coffee juga menyediakan berbagai kopi dari berbagai daerah di Indonesia. Selain itu Anomali Coffee juga memiliki Golden Label Series yang dijual terbatas setiap tiga bulan sekali di seluruh gerai Anomali Coffee di Indonesia. 

Hingga Februari 2016, Anomali Coffee telah mengoperasikan sebanyak enam gerai di daerah Jakarta dan Bali. Konsumen yang berdomisili di daerah Jakarta, dapat mengunjungi Anomali Coffee di daerah Kemang, Senopati, Menteng, dan Setiabudi. Sedangkan untuk daerah Bali, gerai Anomali berlokasi di Ubud dan Dewi Sri.

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