August 31st, 2010
“Metis” means mestiso or mixed in French! One of the most sought after restaurants in Bali! Securing a table means making a booking at least a week in advance. We only decided that afternoon that we wanted to go to this beautiful restaurant. Good thing I have friends in high places. LOL! We were able to get a seating at 9pm.
Imagine the setting – an elegant U shaped space in the middle of the rice paddies. Every single element in the restaurant is a study in hushed elegance. As you enter, a gallery is presented to you with the most interesting oddities. Each piece has the potential to becoming an elegant souvenir of Bali. There are two other small boutiques lining the restaurant: one selling jewelry and the other selling doodads and whatnots. I love this concept of shopping/dining as both are my most favorite activity. LOL!
Out table was not ready as of 9pm so we were led to the bar. The bar was on top of the rice paddies and I found this quite amusing as I never thought of rice paddies as elegant but somehow in this setting, elegance is really the apt description. While at the bar, we discovered the most delicious chocolate martini on the planet, Nix and Charina downed two of these before dinner. LOL! I took that as a sign that this will be one unforgettable evening.
Our table took quite some time to be available and after waiting for 45 minutes we finally got our table. On normal occasions, this would have driven me batty but since we were all having such a great time, we all got past the wait very quickly.
The menu was beautiful – a true mix of dishes that really defined what Metis was all about. Simple food executed in the most tantalizing ways. I will let my photos tell the story for all of you! If you only eat out in Bali once, you have to make this METIS! You will not regret it!