16 March 2019 22 March 2019

‘A TASTE OF MOROCCO’ AT LAGUNA BINTAN

Laguna Bintan

Featuring guest chefs from Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay, the week-long food festival immerses diners in tantalising and characteristic flavours from Morocco

 

Laguna Bintan is pleased to present A Taste of Morocco, a Moroccan food festival that promises to bring diners on a unique, gastronomical journey to the Northern tip of Africa.

 

Held at different venues within the integrated resort Laguna Bintan, the week-long fiesta allows diners to discover Morocco’s iconic cuisine that is collaboratively curated by guest chefs – Chef Hariri Amine and Chef Ettajani El Youssfi, who are both based in Banyan Tree Tamouda Bay, Morocco.

 

On the first night of A Taste of Morocco, diners are presented with a Moroccan Feast Buffet Dinner on Xana Beach Club Bintan with a selection of salads and appetisers, meat and seafood tagines, roast meats and fish and various desserts with tangy citrus flavours, almonds and fruits. Throughout the week, diners can opt for a 3-course or 5-course set menu for lunch and dinner consisting of meats and vegetables with a distinct use of spices creating a flavour profile that is unique to the country’s cuisine.

 

The 3- course set menu invites diners to kickstart the journey of discovery with a welcome drink of fresh dates and organic milk with orange blossom, and a palate opening Amuse Bouche where Sellou (lightened yogurt) is tastefully mixed with almond and pistachio.

 

Conceptualising the mains with the focus on the country’s signature lamb meat and tagine (slow-cooked stews in earthenware pot), Chef Hariri and Chef Ettajani presents diners with a choice of Shoulder of Lamb Confit or a Seafood Tagine.

 

Shoulder of Lamb Confit features succulent lamb roasted to caramelized perfection that is served with dates, sautéed vegetables with garlic and parsley potato, a well-rounded combination of flavours. Equally tantalising, the Seafood Tagine offers diners a savoury stew of the freshest seafood catch seasoned with spices such as chili pepper, coriander and lime – iconic of Moroccan cuisine.

 

No meal is complete without dessert – the uniquely Pastilla combines crisp and light pastry with almond milk, orange blossom and roasted hazelnuts to conclude the meal on a sweet note.

 

The 5-course menu also includes the Harira Soup, an authentic tomato, chickpea, lentil and lamb Moroccan soup, as well as the Mini Chicken Pastilla, spiced chicken wrapped in crispy Pillo pastry with cinnamon sugar, offering a sophisticated blend of spices and flavours.

 

On 17 March, there will be a Moroccan Brunch pool party at Cassia and for those who are keen to get closer to the action, there will also be a cooking class for Seedling students on 22 March 2019. During this cosy and intimate session, participants will get to recreate classic Moroccan dishes, including some of those featured over the course of the week.

 

A Taste of Morocco is part of Laguna Bintan’s exciting lifestyle experience with Angsana Bintan, the only private beachfront resort with a dedicated conservation lab on Bintan. A key highlight of Angsana Bintan includes its Rangers Club, the fun-filled programme that immerses children in an educational adventure that enhances their overall development and communication skills. Rangers Club also seeks to impart the knowledge and importance of being environmentally conscious to the young participants.

 

The integrated resort also offers access to a 1.5-kilometre private beach; a range of restaurants and destination dining options; an 18-hole golf course; award-winning Banyan Tree and Angsana Spas; sea sports and activities; and private marine and island excursions.

 

A Taste of Morocco Week-long Programme Details

 

Moroccan Feast Buffet DinnerMoroccan Brunch Pool PartyDegustation Set MenuSeedling Students Cooking Class

Location: Xana Beach, Angsana BintanLocation: Vista Restaurant, Cassia BintanLocation: The Cove, Banyan Tree BintanLocation: Saffron Restaurant, Banyan Tree Bintan
Date: 16 March 2019Date: 17 March 2019Date: 18-22 March 2019Date: 22 March 2019
Time: 6.30pm - 10.00pmTime: 12.00pm - 3.00pmLunch: 12.00pm - 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm - 10.30pm (last order)
Time: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Price at IDR 550,000 ++ per guest, food onlyPrice at IDR 350,000 ++ per guest3- Course Set Menu: Price at IDR 490,000 ++ per guest, food only
5-Course Set Menu: Price at IDR 750,000 ++ per guest, food only

For reservations: Please email reservations-bintan@banyantree.com


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17 February 2019 15 March 2019

Body & Soul 2019

Club Med Bintan Island

Club Med, the global leader in Premium All-Inclusive holidays, invites guests to revitalise their mind, body and soul as they embark on a wellness journey with the return of Club Med’s annual ‘Body & Soul’ programme to Club Med Bintan Island from 17 February to 15 March 2019. Known for its holistic wellness and rejuvenating experience, Club Med Bintan Island, Indonesia is an ideal location for guests to unwind and recharge as they step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and into an astounding world of raw natural beauty with specially curated wellness programmes. Guests will discover their best self through a variety of culinary experiences and enriching outdoor activities.

 

Holistic Wellness Escape – Eat Well, Play Well, Move Well, Feel Well

Guests will be spoilt for choice with an array of activities available at Club Med Bintan Island. Move Well with a wide selection of classes and activities for all ages and fitness levels for guests looking to start their wellness journey. With the guidance of Indonesian personal trainer, Aufra Maretto, specialising in Calisthenics, guests can participate in resistance training classes using their own bodyweight all while doing a range of movements such as squats, push-ups, pull-ups and more. The workout can help to improve strength, agility, balance, aerobic conditioning and will keep guests fit and healthy.

 

Guests looking to regain their normal range of movements and prevent joint stiffness due to aging and inactivity can join Indonesian trainer, Jansen Ongko, a Health & Fitness Educator in his Re-Move class. Jansen will guide participants in this mobility exercise class by using techniques such as static and dynamic training with an aim to move and perform better.

 

Offering more than just the stunning views of the ocean, and new to the progamme, is the Beach Body Workout class with Indonesia trainer, Mei. This HIIT and circuit training class takes cardio to a new level that will leave guest feeling out of breath but also filed with a sense of accomplishment.

 

Feel Well and unwind after a vigorous class by getting hands-on with a Roll-On workshop presented by Asmara. This roll-on workshop will enable participants to awaken their sense of smell and learn more about the variety of uses of essential oils. Guests can also make their own range of skincare products with Singapore’s handmade skincare brand during their Basic Theory in Face Mask and Body Scrub workshop.

 

Guests in search of family bonding can Play Well at Club Med Bintan Island through Singapore’s Sophie Spoor family yoga classes. As a certified kids yoga teacher, Sophie promotes better health for kids through relaxation, peace and happiness – an activity both adults and kids can participate in together. In addition, those looking for an adrenaline-rush may embark on our exciting Must-try Experiences, sports activities and new adventures such as bootcamp fitness, kayak, trapeze, golf, sailing, archery and stand-up paddling.

 

A wellness journey at Club Med Bintan Island is not complete without the exquisite food. Guests can Eat Well and savour local and international cuisine readily available throughout their stay. Guests can indulge in a cornucopia of fresh and healthy culinary delights, such as Club Med Bintan Island’s slow-pressed juices made from fresh fruits daily at the Beach Bar. Guest can even learn a recipe or two with Little Green Kitchen SG’s chef who has not only an inspiring journey to share but recipes that you can take home. Mekhala Living demonstrates healthy cooking recipes with great, wholesome and sustainable Asian foods.

 

Activities For The Little Ones

As an ideal location for a family holiday, Club Med Bintan Island also offers a selection of tailored experiences for children and teens, ensuring an unforgettable experience. Children aged 2 to 3 years old can enjoy themselves at the Petit Club Med with the resort’s trained G.Os. Young ones can enjoy creative activities such as arts and crafts and face painting.

 

Kids from age 4 to 10 years old can also join the Mini Club Med for an adventure-packed day that includes group games and outdoor activities like archery, golf and the signature Little Circus. Older ones between 11 to 17 years old can make new friends at Junior Club Med and enjoy thrilling sports such as trapeze and sailing.

 

Treat Yourself To The Extraordinary

Guests can treat themselves to a rejuvenating spa treatment at Asmara Bintan to soothe their muscles. Situated on the water’s edge of the sapphire-blue South China Sea and set against a breath-taking canvas of lush greenery, guests will be pampered with luxurious treatments and able to free their minds.

 

Avid golfers can bring home picturesque golf moments when they tee-off at the Ria Bintan Golf Club, a golf course designed by golf legend, Gary Player. The award-winning 18-hole Ocean Course and the 9-hole Forest Course offer a unique golfing experience. Certified golf G.O instructors from the resort and Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) professionals are also readily available to provide tips and first-hand knowledge through classes – this is golfing at its most glorious.

 

For more information, visit https://www.clubmed.com.sg/l/body-and-soul-2019.


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19 January 2019

‘Best of Bintan 2019’ Fine Dining Team Work

Banyan Tree Bintan

Tree Tops Restaurant at Banyan Tree Bintan has pleasure in hosting the inaugural “Best of Bintan 2019” Culinary Event on Saturday 19 January 2019.

 

 

“Best of Bintan 2019” is a collaboration of the six best chefs from several hotels on Bintan Island, who will present a one-time special degustation dinner comprising a six course tasting menu, showcasing the best signature dishes from around this unspoilt island in the South China Sea, just an hour by ferry from Singapore.   The dinner’s main aim is to promote Bintan as a truly world class culinary destination, incorporating authentic flavours of Indonesia, with innovative flair.

 

The six passionate Chefs, who will be working side by side to serve a selection of gourmet offerings are: Mr. Yudhistira Angga Tirta, Executive Sous Chef Angsana Bintan; Ms. Ni Luh Ratnawati, Pastry Chef Banyan Tree Bintan; Mr. Adli Nizam, Executive Sous Chef Bintan Lagoon Resort; Mr. Wali Amrullah Abbas, Executive Sous Chef Nirwana Gardens; Mr. Singgih Kisworo, Executive Sous Chef The Canopi Bintan and Mr. Lambok, Executive Chef The Residence Bintan.

 

Look forward to a sensational 6-course dinner featuring local favourites from the Riau Island!

 

On Sunday 20 January, a cooking class for Seedling students will be held at Saffron Restaurant of Banyan Tree Bintan. Watch the Chefs in action as they share their culinary experiences with students from local communities.

 

For information and bookings, contact us at reservations-bintan@banyantree.com.

 

Pricing:

  • IDR 650.000++ per person – 6-course degustation menu
  • IDR 1.000.000++per person – 6 course degustation menu with wine pairing

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