Karma Beach’s Le Club 22 Introduces European-Inspired Dining

The beachside Haunt Celebrates Seafood with Its First Menu

An exciting new dining destination has arrived in Uluwatu with the release of Le Club 22’s first menu. The casual seaside luxury space sits within the serially stylish Karma Beach on the Bukit Peninsula, a beach club famed for its drinking and dining options for all ages. Its latest innovation is Le Club 22, a secluded space with a focus on creative cocktails, and now, a menu that forms a celebration of seafood.




To accompany the bar’s innovative drinks, a unique mingling of Balinese ingredients and reputable European spirits, Le Club 22 has introduced a menu overflowing with European-inspired dishes. A salute to seafood near and far, expect to nibble on the likes of Japanese Sakoshi oysters on the half shell, dressed with red wine mignonette, fennel seed cocktail sauce and lemon, or langouste local rock lobster, topped with grilled tarragon butter.

Mains are also plentiful if you’re feeling hungry, ranging from the world-famed hamburg luxe, which is a wagyu patty with smoked gruyere, bacon shallot jam, bone marrow croquettes with wild arugula and a homemade purple mostarda. Or the whole barramundi, grilled over the barbecue and sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, olives, capers, and tomato concasse.



Sweet tooths are in luck too, with Le Club 22 introducing a trio of desserts for guests. Including a traditional creme brulee with strawberries, and a decadent chocolate mousse with tonka bean and dark cookie crumble. All dishes are designed to be partnered with one of the venue’s bespoke cocktails, or specialty chilled wines.

Importantly, ingredients are sourced locally here, explains chef Joseph Antonishek, who dreamt up the seafood-inspired offering. He says; “we only use local suppliers with local ingredients, with the exception of our imported meats and wild salmon gravlax. This we cure with Ricard which is the key ingredient in our omelette, topped with house smoked salmon roe.”

Le Club 22 is open on 22nd June 2022



BACKGROUND ON KARMA GROUP

Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations. The company is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, a former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Australia and member of the judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. Among his numerous other accolades, John was honoured with the Edward P. Bass Honorary Fellowship at YALE University in 2013 & 2019 in the School of Architecture, marking the first time YALE has extended this to the same person more than once.

The Karma Group comprises Karma Estates, Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Beach, Karma Spa, Karma Club and Karma Boutique. The Group has developed multiple resorts and currently owns and operates 45 resorts in 12 countries, including Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Indonesia, Spain, Thailand, UK, and Vietnam. Four of these resorts were acquired in the past twelve months with Karma Group demonstrating an ability to acclimatise quickly and successfully to a drastically shifting landscape, with the company choosing to focus on domestic travel markets. These new additions to the company’s ever-growing portfolio include Karma Karnak - a Nile cruise experience taking in the highlights of Ancient Egypt, Karma Munnar, a romantic escape in the highlands of Kerala, India – often described as “God’s own country”, Karma Salford Hall an historic Tudor property formerly owned by King Henry VIII in England’s rural Costwolds and Karma Lake of Menteith, set on the stunning shores of Scotland’s only lake. Karma Group is also developing further acquisitions in Australia, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Japan.

In 2021 a series of new offerings were introduced, including a private member’s club with a difference, Karma Club, and the establishment of a brand new bespoke service for existing Karma Group members in Karma Concierge.

Karma Group is additionally involved in the world of fine wines and spirits. Since 2016, John Spence has been collaborating with leading winemakers across the world to produce bottles that have formed the Karma Wines offering, from Tuscany to Bordeaux to Crete, including a recently released Rose from France’s Carcassonne, home to Karma Chateau de Samary. A signature handcrafted small batch gin was also recently added to the Karma cellar, a spirit crafted from botanicals sourced from the destinations where the group’s resorts, hotels, and retreats are located. And our most recent addition to the Karma spirits repertoire is Coachbuilt Whisky, developed by Formula One legend Jensen Button. Karma Group is the official resort partner for this premium blended Scotch single malt whisky which is being rolled out initially across our resorts in the UK and Europe.

Outside of the hospitality realm, Karma Group remains a company devoted to supporting its surrounding community. Karma Group continues to run and support a number of philanthropic initiatives worldwide under the Karma Cares banner. Karma Refuge provides shelter and support for those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, including accommodation at Karma Residence Normande in France. In 2021, Karma Group also spearheaded vaccination efforts in Bali, not only for staff but for their families and surrounding communities. Karma Group also worked with HRH the prince of Wales trust and the British Asian Trust to alleviate the Covid19 crisis in India, providing much need oxygen equipment to those most in need, as well as supporting Operation Recuperation, a UK initiative focusing on supporting front-line healthcare providers recover from the fight against Covid19. Ongoing projects include the sponsorship and support of Bangalore non-profit Christel House India, The Bali Life Foundation for disadvantage children, and Vietnam’s children’s Hope In Action (CHIA), alongside involvement in ongoing scholarship and fundraisers annually.

www.karmagroup.com



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