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DAJUMA WON A COCKTAIL COMPETITION

On Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, the Indonesian Bartender Association organised at Anjungan Cerdas Rambut Siwi a contest of the best cocktail. 15 participants from local hotels were the competitors. One of our bar tenders, Erik, represented Puri Dajuma in that event. The challenge launched to the competitors was to create an original cocktail with only local ingredients including the famous arak Bali. Erik named his creation “Mebarung” and was the happy winner of the competition. On the picture, Erik is on the left. For sure this new cocktail will enrich our cocktails list and hopefully be appreciated by our guests. Congratulations dear Erik!

PRAHO UNDER REPAIR IN DAJUMA

This week, we would like to introduce you to our fishing village located right next to Dajuma. Many families make a living from this activity with daily sea fishing departures, very often at night. Our fishing enthusiasts often embark with them in the early morning and return a few hours later with great catches. Due to the pandemic, the boat that takes them has been at rest for months and its owner Mr. Sipriadi took the opportunity to give it a facelift: a few small leaks have been repaired, the paintwork completely redone and the bamboo floats replaced. The hull of the boat is carved in one piece from a hibiscus tiliaceus (waru tree) while the outriggers come from a particular species of bamboo called Petung bamboo. The repairs will have lasted a month and it is a completely renovated boat with undeniable charm that awaits you for your next fishing trip!

DELICIOUS DAJUMA SNACKS

In recent weeks, our cooks have been particularly inventive in preparing amazing snacks served during seminars held in Dajuma.

Not only are they delicious to eat, they are also great looking and very healthy.

They are served twice during the meetings’ coffee breaks, in the morning as a welcome dish and after lunch.

The pictures show 2 examples recently served to our guests: the first one consists of Japanese soybeans (kedelai edamme), dragon fruit pudding in a glass, and traditional Balinese cake (klepon) in purple color while the second one consist of 3 crackers, called melinjo (fruit crackers), balinese flower cake (apem), and rice cake (wajik) with palm sugar. Enjoy our snacks! Selamat makan!

Home Made Marmelade!

Who ever tasted our delicious home-made marmelade, will keep it for a long time as a reminiscence of his stay at Dajuma, a little bit like the Proust’s Madeleine! Regularly made from the papaya, mango, pineapple, strawberry and other seasonal fruit, the marmelade accompanies fresh bread and pastries, also home-made, making your breakfast a pleasant moment to start your day!
It’s also good for our environment by reducing the packaging waste, favoring the local production and by consequence, limiting our carbon footprint.

Wood carving in Bali

For those who appreciate the Balinese Art, it is impossible to remain indifferent to the beauty of the carvings found everywhere around the island.
Who not remained fascinated by observing the delicate work of woodcarvers who, with makeshift tools, are able to make masterpieces that adorn houses, temples and  hotels in Bali.
On the picture, the carving in our Rama restaurant, one of the many wood carvings that decorate Dajuma. It was  made  by the cousin of our director.
When asked the question: “What are your sources of inspiration?”, the answer is : “Nature and Imagination”.
As simple as that!

New access to Sinta lounge

Our Sinta lounge with its large comfortable sofas and its Teppanyaki at night is the perfect place where to relax and meditate, especially when the sun is coming down. The access to this very special place has been recently improved by a beautiful helicoidal stairway, entirely built from merbau and clove tree woods by our skilled workers. Here on the picture, Muriyono assisted by Harorik, both from Banyuwangi, who build it. You can be proud of it guys! It is not only nice to see but also very easy and comfortable to climb.

25 new dishes in Dajuma Main Menu

Puri Dajuma built its reputation over the years, in particular on the quality and inventivity of its cuisine. Two years ago a second restaurant was successfully launched in the resort (Sinta Lounge) with a Japanese Teppanyaki particularly appreciated by our guests. 2014 starts strong ! Under the supervision of our First Chef Surianta, our 6 cooks brigade has decided to introduce in our main menu 25 new dishes, carefully selected and tested. Their inspiration came from local specialties as well as from best-sellers from India and Thaïland. An explosive cocktail which will delight your palate. Just a few of them to make your mouth water : chicken cakes with sweet chili sauce, minced chicken salad, garlic beef & basil, steamed fish & vegetables, pork peanut curry, cheese naan, mille-feuille pancake, sweet kasava, …
From left to right our cooks brigade : Swadewi, Putu, Udiana, Rudi, Sabtu, Surianta (First Chef) and Wayan.

Nouria

Dajuma paradise is the perfect place to learn about boutique hotel management. We were pleased to have with us Nouria, a young lady who is studying in one of the prestigious hotel school in Switzerland. Nouria is half way with her three years program and brought with her an interesting knowledge about hotel activities and exchange with all Dajuma staff during her one-month stay. She bring back with her the Balinese touch which and could apply some of it with her next employer. We wish Nouria all the best and a great challenge for the future.

Dajuma cooking lessons

Our Rama restaurant has been delighting our guests’ senses for the last 10 years. Gastronomers appreciate our talented chef who prepares any tasty specialty ranging from typical Balinese food to Western favorites. As cooking is definitely part of the Balinese culture, our Chef invites anyone willing to share his talents with him through free of charge cooking lessons. The cooking trainees are only requested to select from the menu the dish they would like to prepare. Then, the Chef looks after the supplies and supervises the ‘trainees’ who later enjoy their ‘home’ made meal from the restaurant terrace standing in the tropical garden along the beach with breathtaking views to the ocean’s tides running back and forth on Dajuma’s cape.

Dajuma Beach Front Lunch

Dajuma cape on Medewi beach is famous for its amazing view. This unique place is perfect to relax and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze after a round trip. The reason why our team welcomes every week groups during lunch time. A delicious Indonesian buffet is prepared by our dedicated chefs. The menu includes Balinese soup, pork Satay, yellow rice, vegetables with coconut crush sauce and Balinese cakes. If our guests stay longer they can also enjoy a nice walk on the beach, a dive in the swimming pool or our special Volcano natural Spa & Massage. But it might be difficult to leave our little paradise…