There's not much argument that Mozaic is the best restaurant in the Ubud area of Bali. It's got a world class chef in Chris Salans and is so much more than just a fancy-schmancy resort restaurant, which are so numerous in Bali.
There are four prix fixe menus available:
- The Discover Menu, featuring Asian and fusion influences
- Vegetarian Tasting Menu
- Chef's Tasting Menu, focusing on Western tastes
- Chef's Surprize Menu, including premium ingredients like truffles, caviar and fois gras.
We shared the Discovery Menu and the Vegetarian Tasting Menu and we were not disappointed. Here were some of the highlights.
This amuse-bouche had a sweet-savory tension, culminating in a unique tomato sorbet.
Sorbet appeared again, this time laksa leaf sorbet over yellow fin tartare. Laksa leaf is also
known as Vietnamese coriander and has a refreshing minty taste.
Here is my previous post on the subject. Combining this warm and pungent flavor with a crust of sugar was sheer brilliance.
I've made no secret that my favorite fruit is the mangosteen, and it was a joy to try mangosteen sorbet as dessert. Subtle, fragrant and tart, it was the perfect closer. It was served with mint geleé and black rice tuile.