The rather grand looking entranceMetis in Bali
came highly recommended by several friends. If not for the fact that it came highly recommended, we would not have stepped into the place as it looked too posh!
This restaurant serves French cuisin and getting a reservation was challenging. The hotel tried calling on our behalf a number of times for a whole day and couldn't get through. We only managed to contact Metis successfully after our massage session for a late dinner that very day! Even when we went at 830pm, the restaurant was full!
Metis might seem like a touristy place - many foreigners are seen here. I was quite afraid of the prices but surprisingly, for what we ordered, it came out to about SGD$50 per person. For good French food, that is reasonable. I had a list of must-haves so ordering was quite easy. Although, we still took awhile to ponder over the menu because everything sounded so good! We even started observing what other tables were ordering! After seeing countless souffles being brought out, we decided that we definitely needed to reserve space for dessert!
There were a few choices of fois gras - we went for the lengendary. It was a melt-in-the-mouth experience. The portion was generous and the raspberry sauce that came with it was a perfect combination with the pan-seared fois gras. We were glad that we shared it because the thing about foi gras is that it is rather rich. I wasn't keen on the lamb order because I'm not a fan of lamb. In fact, I don't even take lamb. But B.T liked it so we decided to try it and it actually was good considering that I don't take lamb at all!
My gnocchi was delactable. It might seem a waste to order pasta at Metis but I was enticed by the description of 'beef oxtail ragout'. Mmmm. The chunks of meat was tender and I enjoyed the unusual combination with the spinach and potato gnocchi. By the time we finished our mains, we were really glad that we decided to have dinner at Metis.
Dessert was my biggest highlight. The souffle is a huge serving - a chocoholic like me doesn't even think that she can finish all of it! I was hoping and praying that I wouldn't get a reaction to the chocolate - thankfully I didn't! I think souffles are one of the hardest desserts to make and this one was well done. It was soggy or undercooked and the thick slightly bitter chocolate inside was heavenly.
If you visit Bali, Metis should be on your list. It might seem weird to have fine dining cuisin in Bali, but trust me, it is worth it. I guess for us, this Bali trip turned out to be pretty.. expensive :P( Collapse )