Bali – Ubud: Spice by Chris Salans Opens Until Midnight

The Chris Salans Group is excited to announce a new initiative for adding local glamor to the night life of Ubud, Bali’s cultural heartland. Starting immediately, the Spice by Chris Salans gastro-bar will stay open until midnight, showcasing a night bar and presenting a special list of cocktails featuring local flavors and ingredients, and innovative Indonesian finger food, inspired by the superb cuisine of Celebrity Chef Chris Salans of the award-winning restaurant Mozaic Restaurant in Ubud.

Ubud doesn’t stay up late at night (unless there’s a temple festival or other big religious ceremony). Many visitors will welcome this new venture as a place to gather with friends after hours.

Chef-owner Chris Salans says, “As part of Spice night bar, we will be re-introducing people to the traditional Balinese drinks Arak and Brem. We will also have a full range of imported spirits, but our focus is to bring Balinese culture into our guests’ experience with new beautiful and dramatic cocktails all based on local ingredients and flavors.”

Arak is a clear spirit distilled from rice, and Brem is a gentle rice wine. In Balinese ritual, these are offered as libations for the ground spirits. The Arak and Brem used at Spice are carefully crafted by local producers Dewi Sri distillery for the highest quality and consistency.

Here is a glimpse of the new Spice night Bar menu:  

COCKTAILS

Earth & Sky (sour, sweet, slightly bitter)                                  110k

Vodka Kluwek, Hibiscus & Pomelo Reduction, Clarified Citrus, Orange Bitter, Hibiscus Soda

Smoking Jack (smoky, sweet, sour)                                         110k

Spice Rum, Dry Orange Liqueur, Fermented Banana, Jackfruit Syrup, Clarified Citrus, Angostura Bitters, Smoked Cassia Bark, Salted Caramel

Ubud Jungle (bitter, sweet)                                                     100k

Pandan Rum, Luxardo Bitter, Roasted Pineapple, Cardamom Syrup, Clarified Citrus, Angostura Bitter

Djamoe (sour)                                                                         100k

Tamarind Whisky, Turmeric Juice, Passion Fruit, Spiced Honey Syrup, Angostura Bitters, Lime Skin

Old Man (sweet, sour)                                                              95k

Rum Pandan, Dark Rum, Tepache, Spice Syrup, Clarified Citrus

Pink Guava (sour, creamy, fruity)                                              95k

Dry Gin, Cempaka Arak, Clarified Pink Guava Juice, Pandan Syrup, Clarified Citrus, Egg White

Red Line (creamy, sour, fruity)                                                  85k

Jackfruit Arak, Grape Arak, Clarified Pineapple, Pandan Syrup, Clarified Citrus, Egg White

The White Snapper (light, savory, sour)                                   85k

Basa Gede Arak, Clarified Tomato Juice, Pickled Chili, Clarified Citrus, Romaine Lettuce

Arak Tiki (sour, refreshing)                                                        85k

Arak, Brem, Kaffir, Kalamansi, Cardamom Syrup, Clarified Citrus, Angostura Bitters

Biu Batu (sweet, sour)                                                              85k

Banana Arak, Brem, Fermented Banana, Caramelized Banana Syrup, Clarified Citrus, Orange Bitters, Banana Skin Paper

FINGER FOOD

SAVORY

Soft Shell Crab Tempura, Tamarind Seasonal Fruit ‘Rujak’                 110k Beef Rendang Croquettes, Green Chili Sambal                                                                                                              85k

Crispy Chicken Bites, Spicy Pickles, Chili Sesame Dip                                        95k

Crispy Snapper Sliders, Ginger Flower Sambal, Tapioca Fries                                                                           95k

Tapioca Root Fries, Basa Gede Espuma  40k

SWEET

Crème Brûlée, Strawberries, Ginger Flower Sorbet                              55k Spiced Pineapple Cake, Clove Caramel, Palm Sugar Ice Cream                                                                                    45k

Chocolate Cake, Dukkah spices, Passion Fruit Sorbet                                                                                                   55k

Sorbets or Ice Cream, Sticky Rice Tuile         /scoop                              25k

(All prices are subject to 17.7% tax & service charge)

An exciting new night scene is opening up in Ubud. Foodies and night-crawlers will be sure to flock and gather at Spice’s night bar.