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By Claire Sullivan

A recent addition to the highly regarded San Pellegrino list of Top 100 Restaurants in the world, Metis is a truly memorable affair.

Jl. Petitenget No.6 Kerobokan Kelod
(+62) 361 4737888

Metis occupies a beautiful space that overlooks the picturesque rice fields. Its open air dining room is exquisite, giving the place the atmosphere of a world class dining experience, an unexpected find in these parts. The menu places a strong emphasis on the region’s access to freshly caught seafood, with a plethora of sashimi and carpaccio-style dishes that are utterly delectable.

Bali regulars will be familiar with Chef Nicolas ‘Doudou’ Tourneville from his time at the helm of uber-popular nearby restaurant Warisan. Rare in these parts, but a welcome addition none the less, is a foie gras menu; the chef’s homage to his French roots. Sourced directly from an ethical farm in France, the menu offers an array of both hot and cold foie gras dishes, and some of dishes, like the chilled pan seared foie gras terrine with pineapple chutney, walnut raisin bread, play upon the local flavours of the region.

The main event consists of a combination of French classics infused with the plethora of exotic local produce. It’s clear that the owners are revelling in their proximity to such unusual, delectable treats.

Make sure you save plenty of room for dessert, as any self-respecting gourmand should not go past the superb soufflés. There are three different options on the menu so you’re spoiled for choice. We tried the Maxi hot grand marnier soufflé with mini ice grand marnier and drunken almond sponge cake. Trust me when I say that this is one of the best soufflés I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Be warned, they are huge – one will be big enough for at least two people.

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