In its continuing series of Dinners Amicale featuring outstanding cuisine at affordable prices, Bali's famous Amandari Resort in Ubud will be hosting an intimate dinner of 20-35 "friends" on April 5, 2008.Dinner with Friends Ė The Menu - April 5, 2008
The Italian Dinner
Prepared by talented New Zealand chef, Morgan Lonegran, "The Italian Dinner" reflects Morgan's philosophy on food: keep it fresh, honest, simple, and local, and let the integrity of an ingredient remain and speak for itself, highlighting and exemplifying the natural flavors of the stunning food available in Bali.
While some may question the credentials of an Italian-themed dinner prepared by a New Zealander, to do so would be to deny a family legacy bequeathed by growing up in a household of accomplished cooks who cherished the slow cooking and braising methods of the Italian cucina.
Embarking on his cooking career at the tender age of 16, he left the family home to pursue an apprenticeship at a series of well known restaurants working with leading chefs. At 23, he became chef de cuisine of a well known resort in the Marlborough Sounds, and, later, consulted several opening teams at various new restaurants before participating in NZ's Hell's Kitchen television series, competing and eventually placing second nation-wide.
Flush with success, he bought a 50% share in his first restaurant, Bella, an Italian-styled and European-influenced restaurant which grew to become a well-reviewed and much-respected dining venue in Auckland. That restaurant was voted the best local Italian eatery and saw Morgan nominated for most innovative chef in New Zealand, at the same time gaining kudos for his charity work.
A desire to see new places and experience new cuisines, Morgan has now left New Zealand with his wife and two children to join the Aman Group at its legendary Ubud property.
The Italian Dinner
RAVIOLI DI GAMBERONI CON POMODORO
Sauteed prawns in garlic with tomato with caper ravioli
CANNELLONI DI CONIGLIO CALABRESE
Cannelloni with spicy tomato and rabbit ragu, extra virgin olive oil and parmesan
AGNELLO ALLA FIORENTINA CON FINNOCHI GRATINATI
Florentine roast lamb cutlet with gratin of Florence fennel
Flourless chocolate cake, chocolate meringue and chestnut cream
The cost of the dinner is Rp. 425,000 (US$46) per person plus 21% tax and service. A vegetarian Italian menu is available and dinners are welcome to bring their own wines without corkage charge.Date:
Saturday, April 5, 2008.Reservations:
By telephone to ++62-(0)361-975333 or using the email link provided.
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