Spice Connection, A Culinary Journey Across Indonesia at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali announced ‘The Spice Connection’, a month-long culinary odyssey celebrating the legendary cuisine of Indonesia, highlighting scintillating regional flavors of the vast island nation with a series of bespoke a la carte menus and themed buffets throughout November.

Hosted at Bejana Indonesian restaurant at this beachfront resort, the highly anticipated food festival featured famous food writer, author, and chef, Petty Elliot, named as one of ‘Indonesia’s Leading Women’ in Peak Magazine 2015. Petty’s first book Papaya Flower focuses on cuisine of her native north Sulawesi, she is also the author of Jakarta Bites, and a popular guest chef and renowned consultant for leading hotels across Bali and Jakarta. Petty was collaborating with the resort’s Director of Culinary Raymond Siek, and his talented team at Bejana, with highlights including bespoke a la carte dinners, themed buffets, exclusive luncheon with “Spice Tour” to the Chef’s Garden, a wine dinner and cooking class. Each week of the month focused on a different region as follows: Sumatra 4-10 November, Java 11-17 November, Bali 18-25 November and Sulawesi from 25 November-1 December.


Bejana with its lofty views of the Indian Ocean from high on the cliff tops of Nusa Dua makes an ideal setting for this innovative food festival presented by The Ritz-Carlton, Bali. The widely acclaimed restaurant’s most recent accolade was the ‘Luxurious Scenic Setting’ award at the prestigious World Luxury Restaurant Awards in July 2019.