In a resplendent celebration of culinary heritage, The Apurva Kempinski Bali, in conjunction with Javara Indonesia, proudly unveils the grand spectacle of ‘Majapahit Imperial Dining.’ Transporting guests on an extraordinary gastronomic journey, this event pays homage to the Majapahit Kingdom’s legacy, intertwining the profound ethos of ‘Mitreka Satata’ – the symbiotic relationship between humanity and nature. Within this captivating experience, Indonesia’s diverse flavours and rich culinary biodiversity take centre stage, resonating the opulence that once graced the tables of the monarchs of the Majapahit.
The lavish banquets of the Majapahit Empire were legendary, marked by intricately designed cuisines showcased during momentous occasions, ceremonial gatherings, and religious rites. A mosaic of influences drawn from Indonesian, Indian, Chinese, and Arab culinary traditions adorned their tables, echoing the era’s vibrant trade and cultural amalgamation. Celebrated for advanced agricultural practices, the kingdom categorized ingredients into cardinal growing techniques, each method intricately contributing to the flavours and variety. Staples like rice and a spectrum of opulent spices embodied not only taste but also symbols of prosperity, while preservation techniques such as drying, salting, smoking, and fermenting unveiled a rich culinary heritage.
The exclusive menu of the ‘Majapahit Imperial Dining’ carefully curates ancient dishes, honouring unique ingredients like Foxtail Millet, Pangium-enriched ‘Rawon Lembu,’ ‘Botok Iwak’ utilizing every part of the coconut, ‘Manuk Urang Manggar’ infused with Andaliman Pepper, and ‘Jadah Tape,’ a tribute to Betawi’s traditional street snack. At the core lies the exquisite Melik Parijatha Rice, a rare variety exclusively served to the Majapahit kings, cultivated on the slopes of Mount Ijen in Banyuwangi, East Java. Each dish, prepared using time-honoured techniques – grilling, roasting, steaming, and frying – tells an eloquent tale of ancient flavours and culinary craftsmanship.
Rooted in sustainability, The Apurva Kempinski Bali, in partnership with Javara Indonesia, passionately upholds Indonesia’s cultural and culinary heritage. Meticulously sourcing organic ingredients from local farms and skilled fishermen, they adhere to principles of organic cultivation and sustainable practices. The ‘Majapahit Imperial Dining’ transcends the realm of a culinary celebration, metamorphosing into an odyssey that resurrects the Majapahit legacy. Complemented by the exquisite artisanal decor by Designmill.Co and a mesmerizing performance by Kitapoleng, the dinner resonates with the captivating narrative of Tribhuwana Tunggadewi, the Queen of Majapahit, and King Hayam Wuruk.
Vincent Guironnet, the General Manager of The Apurva Kempinski Bali, expressed, “Our commitment to preserving Indonesia’s cultural legacy finds expression in the ‘Majapahit Imperial Dining.’ This endeavour invites guests to relish an unforgettable experience that amalgamates history, flavours, and traditions while basking in Indonesia’s rich past, elevated by unique performances.”
Helianti Hilman, Founder of Javara Indonesia, echoed the sentiment, emphasizing, “This feast is a homage to our history and flavours passed down through generations. It upholds our cultural legacy and ensures its thriving existence.”
The ‘Majapahit Imperial Dining’ commences in the majestic Pendopo Lobby at The Apurva Kempinski Bali, coinciding with Indonesia’s Youth Pledge Day on October 28, 2023. This exclusive experience, available for a minimum of 10 guests with advanced reservations through the resort’s Culinary Concierge, starts from IDR 2,000,000++ per person, promising a distinctive and unforgettable journey into Indonesia’s culinary heritage. Explore more of the ‘Majapahit Imperial Dining’ experience by clicking here and reserve your unique experience by sending an email to email@example.com or contact +62 361 209 2288.