The Indonesian Academy of the Bocuse d Or, the world’s most prestigious culinary competition, is happy to announce a series of Bocuse d’Or dinners to celebrate the recent participation of the Indonesian team as one of the finalists at the Bocuse d’Or 2021.
As you may very well know already, Indonesia was invited to join this year’s finals of Le Bocuse d’Or. This competition, founded by Chef Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France, in 1987, brings together 24 countries from around the world to compete for the title of World Champion of gastronomy, highly regarded amongst professionals and media as the Culinary Olympics of the world.
Indonesia was honoured to be invited for the finals based on the Asian regional selections of Le Bocuse d’Or in Guangzhou, China, in 2018 at which time the Indonesian team was led by Chef Bayu Retno Timur the Chef de Cuisine of the Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Ubud, Bali.
For the recent finals in Lyon on September 2021, the Indonesian team was led by Chefs Mandif Warokka and Lufti Nugraha of Blanco par Mandif (Ubud, Bali) with Chef Chris Salans of Mozaic restaurant (Ubud, Bali) as head coach and Chef Gilles Marx (Amuz, Jakarta) as president.
It is with great excitement that we announce that the team of Chefs have decided to come together to share the culinary creations that they presented during the Bocuse d’Or competition in Lyon. The chefs will unite to showcase their amazing creations just as they presented them to the Juries of the Bocuse d’Or – 5 astounding dishes prepared as a 5-course tasting menu accompanied by Amuse- Bouches and Petits-Fours.
Chef Mandif Warokka the Indonesian Candidate for the Bocuse d’Or finals in France last September comments “This competition has been one of the ultimate achievements in my life. I’ve been dreaming to bring Indonesia in the world’s spotlight with my culinary skills and experience. And competing at this level of prestige and pressure was an amazing experience. This dinner will allow the audience to taste our amazing creations we presented at the Bocuse d’Or.”
Supported by Aqua Reflection, Classic Fine Foods and Penfolds, the first dinner of the series will take place at Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique in Ubud, Bali, on November 20th 2021. The second dinner of the series is planned at Amuz restaurant in Jakarta on December 9th 2021. Seating will be limited due to the complexity of execution of the menu and therefore pre-reservations are required.
For the dinner at Mozaic in Ubud Bali on November 20th, Chef Bayu Retno Timur of Mandapa, a Ritz- Carlton Reserve and Pastry Chef Dedy Sutan – contestant for the Indonesian Team of the World Pastry Cup in Lyon, France in 2017 – have been invited to join the team of chefs to participate in the dinner.
A special pairing of premium wines, carefully selected by the Mozaic’s Director of Wines, will also be proposed for this unique occasion to turn the event into a true Dine & Wine experience.
Dinner reservations will be available from 6.00pm until 9.00pm. Price for the dinner will be IDR 1,200,000++ per person for the food only and additional IDR 500,000++ per person for the premium wine pairing.
Guests can book the event at Mozaic by contacting Mozaic at +62-361-975768 or by visiting Mozaic’s website at www.mozaic-bali.com.
“I am really proud to be able to host such a prestigious dinner at Mozaic restaurant and to share all the hard work that the Indonesian Team has put to showcase Indonesia to the world at the Bocuse d’Or competition last September. I’m also super excited to be able to bring in Chef Bayu and Chef Dedy to the team to bring additional WOW factor to the event.” Says chef Chris Salans as coach of team Indonesia.
For the dinner at Amuz restaurant in Jakarta on December 9th reservations can be made by contacting
+6287788552006. A separate press release giving the details of the dinner at Amuz will be shared two weeks prior to the event.
“We are happy that this Dinner Series has already received so much interest from the hospitality industry all over Indonesia and we are thankful for our sponsors for making this event possible – Penfolds, Classic Fine Foods and Aqua Reflections. We are all looking forward to bring you a unique ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ dining experience.” Concludes chef Gilles Marx of Amuz.