King prawns, snapper, squid and clams from Jimbaran Bay
served with pandan leaf and coconut scented rice, sambal and sauteed water spinach
Dragonfly Restaurant Ubud
Walk in the door and step into an atmosphere of urban style, infused with warm Balinese hospitality - plus a full calendar of live music and happenings. (our chef - pittsburgh institute of culinary arts)
Food is prepared before your eyes in the gleaming stainless steel open kitchen and on the outdoor grill. The eclectic menu is sourced from premium organic ingredients while a food-friendly wine list offers a wide range of choices: associate degree nursing online.
The inviting atmosphere is urban casual with warm-toned walls, colored scarlet and mustard yellow, comfortable chairs and tables draped with white and black linen. Service, by the affable young crew, is prompt, gracious and friendly. The bustling open kitchen offers a prime view of cooks preparing dinner while a gleaming bar made of green glass and stainless steel glows from across the room.
Upmarket style, combined with warm Balinese hospitality has put Dragonfly firmly on the shortlist of places to dine in Ubud - accredited life experience degree.
Wednesday, October 3, 2009
Ubud on the Beach Seafood Grill
King prawns, snapper, squid and clams from Jimbaran Bay
Friday, August 17, 2009
Delish Dishes of the Day
Prawn and Mandarin Orange Cocktail with Absolut Bloody Mary Dressing
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Ubud Has the Most Beautiful Traffic Jams
August may mean summer holidays and lazy warm evenings where you live. Here it means cremation season!
Thursday, August 2, 2009
Accelerated College Degree Online! Dragonfly is hosting a photography exhibit by talented young artist Hamish Humphreys. He is just 18 years old, born in the Seychelles and having lived in East Africa, Australia and New Zealand prior to moving to Bali. He's a keen surfer and has already published in a leading Australian surf magazine. Since his time in Bali, he's turned his eye to capturing the daily life and places here. I think you will be impressed with his eye for composition and encourage you to stop by and have a look.
Tuesday, July 31, 2009
High Season in Ubud
High season has arrived. The streets are bustling with people speaking French, Japanese, English, German, Chinese and everything in between. We're happy you came to visit and hope your holiday is filled with gracious service, unexpected adventures and magical evenings enjoying the dance, music and of course, food.
At our restaurant, we are seeing repeat guests from a year ago, when we first opened. One wrote a note on our comment card that she was so surprised that her waitress Wayan remembered her name from a whole year ago. Frankly, she was an absolute sweetheart and we ALL remember her fondly, but we want to give a huge thank you and welcome back to all our return guests who were with us from our humble beginnings.
Now, let's eat!
Seafood Salad with Thai Chili Dressing
Martabak(a bit like a flat eggroll, absolutely delicious veggie filling with Chinese celery and other herbs)
Balinese Black Rice Pudding with coconut cream, palm sugar
Saturday, July 28, 2009
Ubud Writers and Readers Festival
I just had a meeting with Karen of the Ubud Writers Festival and we've got our event! We had an amazing evening last year when we sponsored the "Love Debate" at the festival. Here's a photo from that night. The place filled up immediately.
And people never stopped coming until no one could enter the restaurant until someone left. It was standing room only and people sitting on the floor- absolute madness and great fun. Our staff and kitchen had its finest performance to date and I've never been so happy to stand in a hot kitchen washing dishes!
I also met festival founder and director Janet de Neefe. She owns Casa Luna and Indus restaurants, as well as having written Fragrant Rice, a lovely memoir of her life her in Bali. Whenever we have out of town visitors, I always take them to Indus during the day for the view and Casa Luna for the cooking class. *I must tell you Casa Luna has the best Vegetarian Nasi Campur. Try it, thank me later:). She also has time to raise four children and she looks this good in person as well!
All right then, let's return to my original point. We have our event, it is a book launch with authors reading- sounds like another fun night. I'll let you know more as the date approaches...see you there!
TERRA: A Bilingual Anthology
Saturday 29 Sept. 5:30pm – 6:30pm
This unique and timely anthology in English and Bahasa Indonesia brings together an enticing selection of the Austronesian region’s iconic and emerging voices. The anthology — a joint publication of the NT Writers' Centre in Darwin, Australia and KataKita in Jakarta — features the best prose and poetry from over 40 guest writers featured at the WordStorm, NT Writers' Festival from 2004-2006. Dragonfly
Several of the Festival guest authors are featured in the book and will read at the launch, so it should be a really fun and vibrant event.
Thursday, July 26, 2009
Ubud Wifi Internet
I should have mentioned this before. We have free wifi at Dragonfly. In fact, we are the first restaurant/cafe in Ubud to offer it as a free service to our guests. It's been a great thing and we've got a great crew of regulars who come in daily to have breakfast and coffee, send off some emails and even have business meetings here.
The internet provider we used was the same one as the other cafes were using so our service was comparable to the paid wifi access at other restaurants, which means that if anyone was doing any serious downloading/ uploading or there were 20 people using it, it was slow. And, of course, that would make some of us cranky, but we got to be cranky in Bali so let's not be too upset. Anyway, two weeks ago we switched to another (slightly lower cost) provider thanks to our trusty manager and right hand man Ketut Edi.
And what happened? Holy cow, now we have fast internet! And we are more surprised than anyone.
One of our guests asked "Did you wave your magic wand?" which shows he's spent far too long here since he's attributing technological improvements to magic or divine intervention. But, yes, those offerings to the gods of DSL have obviously been working.
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