When strolling around Jalan Kartika Plaza, you can not miss Sun Island Hotel Kuta, a new minimalist design hotel with a tropical orange logo and Mediterranean simplicity. Located at the front of the hotel is Pavoz Restaurant and Lounge which provides great views over all the action in the heart of Tuban. Located just a few minutes walk from the beach, the restaurant receives a lovely fresh sea breeze. Translating as peacock in Italian, the peacock-shaped brass lamps that hang from each corner of the venue create a strong Mediterranean feeling, complemented by an interior design with lots of natural elements like timber ceiling, wooden chairs and earthy-toned tiles. A water feature smoothly separates the upper and lower part of the open air restaurant.
Executive Chef I Wayan Suparna is a modest and friendly man and guides me through the international menu that includes Asian, Indonesian and Mediterranean style cuisine. Today's culinary journey begins with an appetising dish of Pan Seared Scallops served with potato puree and topped with pear and tobiko, on the side are two fillets of Norwegian smoked salmon.
Next Suparna serves a mouth watering Wagyu Tenderloin, cooked to tender perfection and softened with a red wine sauce, the hearty meat balanced with light, sautéed organic seasonal vegetables. There is also a generous portion of tasty Baby Pork Ribs, meticulously prepared and topped with slices of fragrant fennel and a side of mashed potato. Dessert is an equally good Vanilla Panacotta served on a white plate with a firm yet soft texture and sublime taste.
We wrap up our gourmet lunch with a round of refreshing Mint Sensations, a fruity mocktail with a dash of lime, pineapple and lychee juice. It has been a delicious meal enjoyed in relaxing surroundings cooled with a fresh sea breeze and we are reluctant to leave. Menur