One of Asia’s most celebrated chefs is taking over the SCUSA kitchen at AYANA Segara Bali this June with his unique Asian-inspired Mediterranean cuisine
Bali, Indonesia (June, 2023) —
After its successful opening earlier this year, SCUSA restaurant at AYANA Segara Bali is set to welcome its first guest chef, Justin Quek, for a kitchen takeover that promises a world class dining experience. One of Asia’s most celebrated chefs and a true master of Franco-Asian flavors, the multi-award winning Chef Justin will be demonstrating his unique approach to Asian-inspired Mediterranean cuisine at SCUSA from June 15–18.
Bali’s newest home of refined Mediterranean fare, SCUSA is the latest flagship restaurant of AYANA Estate in Jimbaran, the island’s largest integrated resort, and the 26th dining destination within the 90-hectare estate. Helmed by Chef de Cuisine Umberto Sbardella, who has led culinary programs at luxury hotels across the UAE and in his native Italy, and with a firm commitment to creating Bali’s most exceptional Mediterranean menu, SCUSA is the ideal restaurant to host Justin Quek for this captivating chef collaboration.
With accolades including Chef of the Year at the inaugural World Gourmet Summit Awards in 2001; San Pellegrino Chef of the Year in 2003 and 2004; and entry into the World Gourmet Summit Awards’ Hall of Fame in 2009, Chef Justin has revolutionized Singapore's dining scene, placing it on the global gastronomic map and inspiring a new generation of chefs. Over the past three decades, he has honed his craft at prestigious venues such as Singapore’s Mandarin Oriental and The Oriental, and worked in renowned Michelin-starred restaurants across Europe.
His illustrious career now sees him as chef-owner of two restaurants housed in one of Singapore’s most prestigious buildings, Marina Bay Sands. Chinoiserie is a fine dining establishment serving Asian food prepared with high-end French culinary touches, while JustIN Flavours of Asia is an all-day casual restaurant plating up regional favorites for discerning palates. During his collaboration with SCUSA from June 15–18, diners can select from Chef Justin’s specially-crafted six-course set dinner menu, à la carte, or for those enticed by a VIP experience, a bespoke sit-down dinner with the chef himself.
For his collaboration with SCUSA, Chef Justin has created a diverse yet harmonious series of dishes that captures the essence of Bali’s extraordinary seafood and fresh produce. Diners can look forward to dishes such as saffron scented smoked fish veloute; lobster poached in Greek style court bouillon; crabmeat sautéed with a touch of harissa and shellfish oil; and wild grouper carpaccio. In honor of his Singaporean heritage and the city-state’s beloved hawker culinary heritage, Chef Justin’s famed fish curry and prawn ramen soup will also be available at AYANA Segara Bali’s all-day dining restaurant Karang, giving diners the chance to experience his delectable Asian classics day and night.
“SCUSA is thrilled to welcome Chef Justin Quek for its first collaboration,” says Giordano Faggioli, General Manager of AYANA Estate. “With his decades of experience, clear passion for elevating Asian cuisine with flair and finesse, and remarkable approach to reimagining Mediterranean fare, he is the ideal chef to mark the beginning of these collaborations, which will join the ranks of Bali’s most impressive dining events,” adds Giordano.
“Through collaborations with chefs such as Justin who have reached the peak of the industry and are at the top of their game, we are inviting guests to explore the best versions of the Mediterranean experience right here in Bali,” concludes Giordano.
To complement the restaurant’s cuisine, SCUSA also offers an extensive wine list highlighting the best red and white Mediterranean varietals and exclusive wines from boutique vineyards throughout Italy and Spain, while its rustic design and charming ambiance also transport guests to the Mediterranean region. Designed by renowned studio P49 DEESIGN, SCUSA offers a relaxed indoor-outdoor setting in a breezy courtyard surrounded by terracotta tiled columns and blue and white accents, evoking the islands of the Mediterranean Sea.
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About AYANA Estate
Located just 12 km from the international airport, the AYANA Estate enjoys a majestic 1.3 km cliff
coastline above Jimbaran Bay. The 90-hectare estate is home to AYANA Resort Bali, the 294
rooms and suites resort that blends classic elegance with traditional Balinese aesthetics, while
each room features marble bathrooms, furnished balconies, and inter-connecting doors; and,
AYANA Segara Bali, a 197 rooms and suites hotel which brings an indoor-outdoor concept and
contemporary twist to the legendary Balinese-inspired AYANA experience; AYANA Villas BALI,
with 78 luxurious villas, complete with private plunge pools and spectacular ocean backdrops;
RIMBA by AYANA BALI, a 403-room family-friendly resort, and AYANA Residences, Bali’s first
purely residential community integrated with a 5-star resort; a 22,000sqm AYANA Spa featuring
53 treatments rooms, with one of the world’s largest Hydrotherapy Seawater Pool and Spa on
the Rocks set on the cliff above the Indian Ocean; 15 wedding venues; 14 freshwater swimming
pools including a children’s pool; a salt-water infinity Ocean Beach Pool at the cliff’s base; private
beach; 26 dining venues; 15 meeting venues; a business center, 18-hole golf putting course; 2
tennis courts; a jogging path; 2 fitness centers; 2 kids’ clubs and a business center.
About AYANA Hospitality
Established in 2009, AYANA Hospitality comprises ten luxury hotels and residences portfolio:
AYANA Resort Bali, AYANA Villas Bali, RIMBA by AYANA Bali, and AYANA Residences Bali
inside the AYANA Estate, Bali; AYANA Midplaza Jakarta and AYANA Residences Jakarta in
Jakarta; AYANA Komodo Waecicu Beach in Labuan Bajo; and, Delonix Hotel Karawang and
Delonix Residences in Karawang. AYANA Hospitality is recognized for its genuinely caring and
attentive service inspired by its guiding principle Tri Hita Karana, a Balinese philosophy for life
that evokes harmonious living with inner-being, other human beings, and nature. AYANA means
“a place of refuge” in Sanskrit; AYANA Hospitality properties are where peace, harmony and
happiness are embodied and celebrated.
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