Smudge Eats Feature Bali Food Safari
Australian food reviewers and publishers, Smudge Eats, recently made their way to Bali to write about the dynamic food-scape of the island. Part of their Flavours of Bali book is our culinary adventure!
Mystery, fun and satisfaction await travellers embarking on a Bali Food Safari. Visiting a selection of fine culinary establishments that have been hand-picked by the Safari crew, guests can simply enjoy the rich tapestry of cuisine that Bali has to offer without lifting a finger.
Eliminating the hassle that can come from planning an evening out, the Safari team takes care of each and every detail: everything from the restaurant bookings and menu selections to collecting you from your hotel, transporting you between each restaurant and dropping you home at the end of the night. They can even cater to dietary requirements and plan for extra special occasions.
The Bali Food Safari idea was born while Simon Ward and his wife Gael were enjoying a family holiday in Bali. Trying to organise their one romantic night out, the couple were overwhelmed by the choices and couldn’t decide on just one restaurant. And then, “light bulb!” said Simon. “We decided to arrange a driver, jump in the car and go on an unplanned adventure to just see where we landed. Some places we grabbed a couple of cocktails, another was vino and entrees then shots and…well you get the idea.”
The next day, the couple realised their idea had the potential for great success in Bali. “We got to chatting to others at the resort about the idea. With lots of positive feedback and even a request to arrange the same for them that evening, we knew this was an idea that had legs,” said Simon.
They returned home to Perth and began the challenging task of planning the first Bali Food Safari, while balancing a family and full-time jobs. They were rewarded with success almost instantly. After four tours, a Perth-based food critic interested in trying a safari for himself contacted Simon. And so tour number five kicked off accompanied by a renowned foodie and his television crew savouring the flavours of Bali.