On a recent solo trip to Bali, an opportunity to learn authentic Italian fare presented itself to me, which I grabbed without batting an eyelid. Chef Luigi, who owns Zibiru, a high-end Italian restaurant with the most happy and fresh vibe, has lived in Bali for over a decade now. Along with his head chef, Andrea, Luigi set out the perfect and exclusive open kitchen on a sunny morning in Bali’s most stylish and uptown area, Seminyak.
What followed was a session that started with the basics – kneading dough and making pasta! Yep, hand-crafted pasta in various shapes made from scratch with love and a lot of patience. The restaurant itself uses about a thousand kilos worth of flour each day to make fresh pasta along with all the sauces, and the best time to visit is only when you have a reservation.