Dining space at Mauri restaurant, Bali, Indonesia
After eight years manning the kitchens at Bulgari Resort and the Ritz Carlton Reserve Mandapa, Maurizio Bombini has finally stepped out on his own with a spacious aerie in Bali’s buzzy Seminyak ‘hood.
Across the road from the W and a few blocks from Potato Head Beach Club, the restaurant is awash with light streaming in through deeply set loggias and an all-white double-height dining room that local interiors studio Ushers By Design has edged with breeze blocks, glass and judicious lashings of succulents.
The best seats in the house are at the central cruciform-shaped banquette with strategic views of the vitrine kitchen where Bombini oversees a mod-Italian menu inspired by his native Apulia, and with produce sourced from the hydronic garden on the rooftop and local Balinese farmers. Recent triumphs have included an onion consommé studded with ravioli perfumed with two-year old Parmigiano Reggiano, and a cavatelli pasta with seafood ragout.