Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Courtesy of De Basilico Kitchen & Bar

The De Basilico Kitchen and Bar – The Hottest New Place To Be In Kuta on Legian!
Travelers from all over the world come to Kuta in search of hopping clubs, flashy bars, and fresh young faces. There is no other place to be in Bali for the eager and adventurous than along the Legian’s famous strip. If you are looking for the newest hot spot in Kuta with the most invigorating nightlife, famous DJs and attractive jet-setters around, then go no further than the De Basilico Kitchen and Bar. Located directly on the ground floor of The 101 Bali Legian, De Basilico’s has just thrown open its doors to travelers who are looking for a chic and hip place to relax and enjoy the tropical Bali lifestyle. Open every day of the week from 5 o’clock to 11, there is no better place to stop for those in pursuit of culinary delights and pulsing beats. Whether it is dining on seared lamb chop with mint or sampling one of the countless potent cocktails from the bar, everyone can find joyous pleasure encompassing all of their senses here in Legian!

The inviting interior is pleasantly warm and rustic rather than pretentious or cold. The De Basilico Kitchen and Bar has an air of comfort and taste that eases the visitor into a feeling of relaxation. The natural wooden lines of the inside walls blend perfectly with the clean and crisp overhead lighting, and lush vegetation helps to form a vibrant island paradise where one can truly savor the food and expand their palette. Accommodating well over 100 people, visitors can sit back and take in the atmosphere of Legian while watching their food being prepared in the open kitchen. The De Basilico Kitchen and Bar has three main areas.  The first is the deck, which provides a splendid view of one of Bali’s most popular areas and serves as an entrance to The 101’s newly renovated deluxe wing. The second area is made up of the bar itself, which opens up to the streets of Kuta along the Legian, while the third area is the kitchen and main dining room where everyone who enters is treated to one of the finest culinary offerings on the entire island. 

What better location in the world to take in the sunset, enjoy pumping bass from the strip in Kuta, and dine along the luxurious Legian? Legendary beaches, amazing restaurants and countless shopping opportunities surround the centrally located De Basilicio Kitchen and Bar; all are within walking distance for even the weariest or hungriest of travelers. Speaking of hungry travelers, in a pleasing nod to the name of the restaurant, Executive Chef Gede Ekadana infuses basil into many items on his menu. Chef Ekadana displays a mastery of skill and passion in each dish he serves and he utilizes fresh and local produce from all around Bali.  He lends his previous experience as a chef at the luxurious Sheraton Hotels as he and his staffs produce some of the most tantalizing and delightful treats you’re likely to ever encounter, most notably De Basilicio’s famous signature Pork Chop.  It is easy to be overwhelmed by the amazing choice of food at De Basilico’s, but it would be a travesty to overlook the creative and hip drinks served at the bar. Some of the best cocktails to be found in Legian are served across the bar counter at de Basilico’s. Two noteworthy and popular drinks with travelers are the Passionate Limoncello or Pinamelon Basilico. A favorite of the locals in Kuta is the Basilico Punch, which combines lemon, honey, pineapple and balances these neatly with basil and rum.  The sleek and charming interior of the bar provides the perfect place to watch the sun go down and enjoy a colorful cocktail while surrounded by young and stylish travelers from all over the world. 

Don’t forget that De Basilico’s is located directly in the smart and stylish The 101 Bali Legian. Known for its sleek and minimalist d├ęcor, and ultra-hip and posh styling, The 101 is the premier hotel in Bali, simply defining the New Legian as the fresh place to be and to be seen with its exciting live music and array of in-house DJs keeping you dancing until the early morning hours. De Basilico’s resides in the middle of it all.
The De Basilico Kitchen and Bar will bring you into a new sensory world unsurpassed by any other on Legian. If you plan on visiting Bali, then be certain not to miss out on this new culinary destination where you will enjoy passionately crafted food in a warm rustic environment and access a pulsing nightlife that will not disappoint. For more information and details, please visit, or Like our Facebook page at

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