Shanghai Baby Bali Modern Cantonese Restaurant And Lounge Arrives In Petitenget
A brand-new style restaurant has landed on upcoming dining street, Jalan Petitenget in Bali, Indonesia. Shanghai Baby prides itself on its luxurious surroundings combined with outstanding service and exquisite new style contemporary Cantonese cuisine. It’s the latest creation from Nicholas and Valeria Minniti, whose past projects have included award-winning private estates, beach clubs and luxury hospitality projects.
They have scanned the globe, to put together a world class management and kitchen team including General Manager Din Hakim who have all relocated to Bali to set a new standard to ensure an unforgettable dining experience. The architecture & concept design is by Grant Cheyne in a design collaboration with Nicholas Minniti. Grant Cheyne was behind the renowned Salon D’Hotes in Paris, Rockpool Est.1989, Rockpool Bar and Grill, plus Spice Temple (Perth, Sydney and Melbourne). The interior design detailing is by international design company, Ushers by Design – Caroline Usher. For the first time, “cutting” edge style, and design are combined with a see-and-must-be-seen atmosphere that is set to revolutionize the Bali restaurant scene and elevate it to a whole new level.
Cheyne has designed the space, giving it a grandiose air with playful undertones and an ‘anything goes’ attitude. He said upon the project: “I have attempted to bestow upon Shanghai Baby an elegant concoction of traditional grandness and vanguard design with a unique swanky spirit, while alluding to the nostalgia of 20th century Paris. There are opulent overtures yet it has a flirty vibe. Upon entering the restaurant which has been given a deliberate discreet exterior is like embarking on a hush-hush affair across three flaunting levels engulfed in extravagance. It is the perfect environment to celebrate life with gloaming days and evocative nights replete with countless possibilities.
Located on the ground floor is the main dining area, separated by grand terrazzo columns and oversized circular teak reveals, creating intimate private dining spaces while sharing the atmosphere of the timeless residence. The circular staircase leads up to the nocturnal second level where leather armchairs and the elaborate bar lounge club. An open air rooftop sits on the third level which features relaxed chairs and Parisian-inspired water features.
In the open kitchen situated at the heart of restaurant, Master Chef Ganesha commands an army of highly skilled chefs. With his team, Ganesh conceptualizes Shanghai Baby’s contemporary Cantonese dishes with a 21st century twist which are delivered to the highest standards. His signature modern flair is imprinted across every dish of which includes stir-fried black peppered rib-eye beef with merlot and potted silver cod with champagne and honey.
Nicholas Minniti commented: “We have a very clear vision for Shanghai Baby. It is a state of being, a mentality that captivates and oozes an exquisite decadence that is usually only found in the most stylish of private homes. It is the place to be, the person you want to know and misbehave with, all at the same time. It was this ethos that has driven us to create this project, we have paid attention to every detail. At Shanghai Baby everything is designed to move you in a way like no other.”