SPANISH WITH A SIDE SERVING OF BALINESE SUNSET
AFTER A DAY OF SOAKING UP THE BALINESE SUN, YOUR NEXT POINT OF ORDER SIMPLYHAS TO BE MAKING YOUR WAY TO EL KABRON’S DINING ROOM WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY AUTHENTIC PAELLA SERVED BY CANDLELIGHT. THAT ALONE IS GOOD ENOUGH TO SUMUP THIS WORTHWHILE VISIT BY FOOD BLOGGER SALLY CLARK, TO ONE OF HER FAVOURITE
VENUES IN BALI.
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Perched Cliffside, with an exquisite 180-degree view of the Indian Ocean in Uluwatu is where you will find El Kabron resturant. The centerpiece of this spectacular location is their turquoise infinity pool, which is surrounded by comfortable sun beds and a warm breeze. As you munch on imported Spanish cheeses and cured meats you slowly feel yourself relaxing to the easy-going music and truly feeling like a VIP.
From the Tapas:
Picadillo De Pulpo – Steamed octopus served cold, in a salad with bell peppers & onions. This dish was not particularly as exciting as it sounded; it was ok, so not entirely something I would order again.
Dish Ibérico – Served with toasted bread that is topped with tomato and olive oil. An extremely
delicious dry-cured meat with a bit of spice!
Cheese Board – Selection of Spanish Cheese Manchego, Oveja Al Romero, Idiazabal, Valdeon
Blue Cheese. A must have accompaniment with the ibérico meat or a glass of traditional Spanish
drink! An absolutely sensational cheese platter.
Croquetas De Marisco – Crab and Lobster Croquettes. A cheesy seafood filled crispy croquette
is an ideal snack while your laying by the pool. These ones will definitely leave your taste buds
craving for more.
Bombas De La Barceloneta – Meat and potato fried balls with spicy sauce “Barcelona Style”
An explosion of flavour in one little ball… Truly the best type of croquette I have ever had! A must
order from El Kabron.
And from the ‘Dining Room’ – the must to orders are…
Arroz Al Horno De Gambas – Paella topped with jumbo prawns, clams and baby squid.
Minimum 2 per persons. Allow 25 minutes for cooking. El Kabron’s unique version of Paella is the
best I’ve ever had! Everything was fresh and extremely full of flavour. Well-cooked rice and one of
the main reasons to go to El Kabron!
Catalunya “Crema Catalana” – Vanilla and cinnamon Catalan custard topped with caramelised
sugar. Mmhhhmm! Very well done…the top was caramelised perfectly like a sweet chard of glass
and the custard had a beautiful creamy texture. A great way to end the day!
I must admit, the restaurant wasn’t exactly easy to find and it definitely took time to get there, but boy was El Kabron worth the trip! So good, in fact, that I decided to spend two full days there on my one-week vacation. So be sure to treat yourself and indulge on superb Spanish tapas, refreshing drinks, a cooling infinity pool and an unbeatable sunset. And a tip… book your sun bed and/or table in advance because they get very busy! Arrive at midday, enjoy the tapas, stay for the sunset and conclude with a fabulous Paella in the dining room.
FIND IT: El Kabron Spanish Restaurant & Cliff Club, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia.
Open daily from 11:30am to 23:45 for lunches and dinners