Chef Benjamin Cross & Steven Moore from Ku De Ta (Mejekawi)
Dates: 7 – 11 March 2018
Location: TEST KITCHEN, 158A Connaught Road West, Shop 3, Sai Ying Pun
Tickets: $980 (8 course tasting menu)
$300 (wine pairing)
KU DE TA Bali will take our stage at Test Kitchen from 7 March until 11 March 2018 where Executive Chef Benjamin Cross and Head Chef Stephen Moore will be curating a modern Australian-Indonesian tasting menu showcasing their collective approach to contemporary cuisine in Asia.
We’ve had a blockbuster start to 2018 and Ben and Stephen are hugely-exciting additions to our line-up of chefs. KU DE TA are well-known and respected across Asia for their exciting, innovative dishes celebrating the best flavours of our region and we can’t wait to have them join us at Test Kitchen. Diners can expect craft, finesse and bags of flavour in every beautifully-plated dish across this incredibly enticing menu.
Executive Chef Ben Cross commented, “Whilst we have always hosted guest chef dinners at Mejekawi before, last year we formalised it into a series which could act as a platform for like-minded restaurants and chefs to collaborate. We have been lucky enough to host many great chefs in Bali and this year will see us visit them in their cities, starting with TEST KITCHEN in Hong Kong. We can’t wait!”
Fish skins / tonnato / trout roe / ash
Raw tuna / blackened eggplant / toasted nori
Suckling “urutan” pig terrine / palm hearts / pork abon / toast
sop buntut / oxtail / dashi / tomato raisin
charred squid / chorizo / acar kunning/ lardo
Black Cod / chilli paste / smoked parsnip / jicama slaw
Wagyu strip loin / mushroom flavours / beef fat potatos
Miso cake / Cherries / clotted cream / umboshi powder
British-born chef Stephen Moore has cooked in some of the world’s best fine dining restaurants, hotels and resorts for more than 20 years. His culinary career began in Perigord, France, followed by stints in Switzerland and the UK. Stephen’s gastronomic skills were further honed in New Zealand and Australia, most notably at Park Hyatt restaurants in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. His role as Sous Chef at Rockpool allowed him to work with and learn from the iconic chef Neil Perry.
Chef Stephen followed this with a change of scenery when he relocated to New Delhi, India to work for the luxurious Aman Resorts. Chef Stephen’s extensive culinary experience also includes six months with 3-Michelin Star restaurant El Raco De Can Fabes in Barcelona, Spain with the late Santi Santamaria. Most recently he was based in Sydney, Australia where, together with acclaimed chef Ross Lusted, he helmed The Bridge Room, during which it was awarded two Chef’s Hats in the Sydney Good Food Guide.
Mejekawi by KU DE TA is an intimate restaurant offering a relaxed and casual fine-dining experience. Up to 12 course tasting menus are prepared in its open kitchen and served to guests against a striking backdrop of the ocean below.
In July 2016, Mejekawi by KU DE TA launched the Culinary Collective; a series of supperclubs with some of the region’s most critically acclaimed chefs and restaurants. Taking place within KU DE TA’s relaxed fine dining restaurant Mejekawi, guests have been able to experience a unique taste of Asia and Australia’s finest cuisine on the island of Bali with the recent likes of Monty Koludrovic from Bondi Icebergs, Daniel Puskas from Six Penny and Paul Carmichael from Momofuku Seiōbo.
Mejekawi by KU DE TA
Jalan Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak, Bali, 80361
+62 361 736969
Ku De Ta (Bali)