Craftmanship in Nelayan Restaurant


JAKARTA, 29 July 2022 – Jimbaran Puri, A Belmond Hotel, Bali continues to elevate authentic experiences and celebrate local craftsmanship through its collaborations with Bali-based artisans throughout different aspects of the resort. Jimbaran Puri will reveal the completion of Nelayan Restaurant’s refurbishment in September which will showcase the works of Sanss Studio, Ong Cen Kuang, Kevala Ceramics and Werdhi Budaya.

Offering guests mesmerising views at the heart of Jimbaran Beach, the sustainably sourced menu at Nelayan Restaurant combines rich Indonesian spices for a gastronomic immersion that celebrates the best culinary traditions of the country. Legendary local flavours are enhanced at Nelayan Restaurant with a menu highlighting a tempting choice of freshly caught seafood from Jimbaran Bay. Jimbaran Puri is proud of its local sourcing of vegetables, fruits and spices all grown at Bali’s famous Bedugul farms and through working with quality local meat suppliers providing natural grass-fed beef and poultry. All of these are combined with an enviable setting on the velvety sands of Jimbaran Beach famously known for its stunning sunset and views of the Indian Ocean, allowing guests to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of Bali.

The new interior aesthetic of Nelayan Restaurant features fabric patterns and hand stitched linens by Sanss Studio as well as at the Beach spa at Jimbaran Puri. Each item is hand printed, taking inspiration from Bali’s water jasmine, palm trees, rice paddies, star anise, flowers and the golden sand of the beach. A cobalt blue, golden sand and white colour palette are embellished at Nelayan Restaurant and Puri Bar, while olive green was selected for the spa to provide a calming and relaxing atmosphere for guests. Established in 2021, Sanss Studio champions skillful female artisans from surrounding villages who reflect a modern design inspiration in their work. Passionate about art and textiles, Sanss Studio produces high quality fabrics that embody the beauty of Indonesian culture. Nelayan Restaurant’s menu design also displays the creative work from Jimbaran Puri’s talented in-house staff with the water colour painting and handwritten calligraphy.

To further enrich the experience, Jimbaran Puri collaborated with Werdhi Budaya, a family-run art centre in Bali, focusing on the various traditions and beauty of the island, in creating the cushions and bed runners using ikat technique. Werdhi Budaya has close connections with the royal family of Klungkung and they have a deep understanding of the culture and is regarded as one of Bali’s most respected art centres. With everything being hand-made, attention to detail and intricate design, Werdhi Budaya ensures high quality for each of the craft.

Hand-crafted lighting from Ong Cen Kuang perfectly illuminates an atmosphere of beauty and comfort created by using unique and tactile materials that speak for themselves. Timeless and innovative lighting design at Jimbaran Puri fuses traditional craft with modern elements, resulting in pieces filled with stories and soul. Inspired by nature, the island and open spaces, each creation of Ong Cen Kuang at Nelayan Restaurant elevates the elegant dining experience. In line with Jimbaran Puri’s sustainable initiatives, Ong Cen Kuang has used locally sourced and produced materials such as bamboo, alang-alang, yarn and recycled glass as well as introduced solar powered lights for an evening dining on the sand to reduce their carbon footprint, priding themselves in their achievement which has been the driving force behind the brand.

The tableware is handcrafted by Kevala Ceramics, the leading ceramic producer in Bali that makes handcrafted, original designs of stoneware products with a vision to build a business centered around the unrivalled talent of local artisans. Each piece is individually crafted and unique using clay that is formulated from quality materials sourced from all over the world. Traditional and modern tooling combined resulted in products that last lifetime and durable. Kevala works with over 100 Balinese artisans, drawn from a region famous for its skilled craftspeople.

These collaborations with local artisans are also empowering the local community. Ong Cen Kuang collaborates with Balinese artisan and crafters. Meanwhile, Sanss Studio provides a platform for moms in Bali who have lost jobs during covid to bring out their talents through hand-crafts and 90% of staff at Werdhi Budaya Ikat are moms in Klungkung area.

Jimbaran Puri prioritises its commitment to developing an on-going programme of initiatives to contribute to the protection of the environment through a variety of projects including sourcing local produce, working closely with local suppliers and artisans to minimise carbon footprint, developing a carefully crafted sustainable menu and effective policies in waste management. The in-house team also innovates eco-enzymes, a liquid of complex organic substances produced through the fermentation process from the resort’s organic green and food waste. With this programme, Jimbaran Puri is able to produce its own organic compost for natural fertiliser and purifying groundwater, diminishing the use of chemical substances while managing its own organic waste.

Identifying an opportunity to encourage guests to learn and appreciate local craftsmanship, Jimbaran Puri is committed to collaborating with Bali-based artists to bring an authentic Balinese experience to the resort while at the same time empowering and supporting the local artisans’ industry, a commitment that was demonstrated throughout the pandemic. Continuing its long term support to Balinese craftsmanship, Jimbaran Puri utilises locally-sourced materials such as bamboo, teak and alang-alang thatch in the high-beamed ceilings in each of the resort’s villas.

Guests are invited to experience the new Nelayan Restaurant and savour the exquisite flavours starting from September 2022. For reservations and information, please contact [email protected] or call [+62 361 701 605].

About Belmond 
Belmond has been a pioneer of luxury travel for 46 years, building a passion for authentic escapes into a portfolio of one-of-a-kind experiences in some of the world’s most inspiring destinations. Since the acquisition of the iconic Hotel Cipriani in Venice in 1976, Belmond has continued to perpetuate the legendary art of travel, taking discerning global travellers on breathtaking journeys. Its portfolio extends across 24 countries with 50 remarkable properties that include the illustrious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express train, remote beach retreats like Cap Juluca in Anguilla, Italian hideaways such as Splendido in Portofino, or unrivalled gateways to world natural wonders such as Hotel das Cataratas inside Brazil’s Iguazu National Park. From trains to river barges, safari lodges to hotels, each unique property offers an incomparable experience with its own story to tell. The essence of the Belmond brand is built upon its heritage, craftsmanship and genuine, authentic service. Belmond sees its role as custodians of timeless heritage, dedicated to preserving its assets through sensitive ongoing restoration plans. Belmond is part of the world’s leading luxury group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.

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