Monday, April 20, 2009
Dine by the Sea, under the Stars, Menega Cafe, Jimbaran, Bali
Seated underneath millions of sparkling stars...
On top of soft white sands...
By the symphony of the sea...
the cool breeze of the wind...
Surrounded by twinkling candle lights...
Gorgeous, caring and loving people...
Latin tunes beautifully serenaded by your table...
Oh...if that wasn't romance, I don't know what is!
My seaside seafood dinner at Cafe Menega, Jimbaran, Bali
Ridiculously delicious food,
ARRRGGHHHH. Guys, do excuse my inability to capture that night's perfection.
As enter the restaurant, you'll see how your food is being prepared, smoky and fiery. Select your seafood and place your orders with the friendly and helpful guidance of the servers, and make your way to unbelievable gorgeousness.
Hungry after a day at the beach, despite not doing any water sports? Can't bear the idea of having to wait for your seafood to be grilled to perfection? No worries!
Share some spicy, buttery grilled corn on the cob...then gaze lovingly into each other eyes and listen to next table's conversation for a full blown romance (and human nature of curiosity hehe)
Here's a desperate no-flash shot of the food.
My acrobatic photographical moves around the table kinda ruined it for everybody. Oppps. Sorry. Thank you for being so understanding, guys.
You probably can't figure out what did I order that night from that photograph. So here's the breakdown...
No flash doesn't always mean better. Here, take a better look..
They were absolutely delicious, grilled to perfection. I sucked and licked all the shells clean.
After a few desperate shots with no flash, I stopped torturing my companions any longer and just turned my camera dial to AUTO. Haha!
Succulent, smoky, yummy.
Grilled Fish in Sweet Soy Sauce
Tasted unbelievable, but probably not the best thing to order. It wasn't easy to spot and remove all the bones in such a romantic lighting (i.e. DARK). Unless your idea of romance is performing a Heimlich manouver on your better half to rescue him/her from choking on fish bone...or you have a giant torch, or you have a neon light on your beach hat, I'd recommend you to stick with stick with non bony seafood.
Which was my favorite dish of the night?
Spicy Grilled Clams
Finger smackingly delicious! We fought for each piece, down 'til the last piece (although not so obviously). I slurped everything, licked the plate, the shell, my fingers, others' fingers...squeaky clean!
Too bad I couldn't get a shot of the string orchestra who serenaded us with romantic Latin songs (a quick little tip: prepare some money on the table for the singers, you don't wanna dig into your pocket for money while struggling with the seafood with your bare hands). My super offensive flash would definitely ruin everybody's night further. So, I left that for your imagination. Daydream your way to Bali, people!
Jl Four Seasons Resort Pantai Muaya
Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia