HUJAN LOCALE POURS IN UBUD

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The Sarong Group is proud to announce its new venture Hujan Locale.
The concept of Hujan Locale is an idea close to our heart as we have been developing our relationships with local farmers utilizing their produce in our restaurants over the past three years. In honoring these relationships Hujan Ubud was the perfect time and location to launched the next exciting venture.

The Sarong Group is proud to announce its new venture Hujan Locale.
The concept of Hujan Locale is an idea close to our heart as we have been developing our relationships with local farmers utilizing their produce in our restaurants over the past three years. In honoring these relationships Hujan Ubud was the perfect time and location to launched the next exciting venture.
Hujan, meaning rain, will focus the essentials of cuisine with a “found and foraged” philosophy. Chef Will Meyrick is a manifestation of his desire to return to creating smaller restaurants with slow cooked food. Welcoming a return to his chef and kitchen origins, in contrast to his role of the iconic Street Food Chef in the faster paced and urban restaurants of Mama San and Sarong.
Will together with his “chef in crime” Palm Amatawet, alongside Chefs Tim Bartholomew and Stuart Marsden now embark on this this culinary adventure using the best of local ingredients, sourced from local farmers and fostering stronger links with the surrounding community.
Its namesake Hujan was chosen to portray what the rains represent Good fortune, prosperity and harvest.
A twist on traditional Indonesian food, Hujan serves a combination of dishes found in the backstreet kitchens of south East Asia, focusing on slow grassroots cooking. Incorporating Wills Scottish background and love Asian cuisine expect “Thai burgers” or a whole roasted pig head – a fusion of east meets west. There is a focus on seasonality and provenance of ingredients.

The Hujan Locale concept is to keep dishes simple, fresh and consistently create everything in house wherever possible. The kitchen garden and farm provide the vast majority of Hujan pantry and inspiration comes to the plate. Embracing the found and forage food movement right down to the bar menu – Cocktails blended, muddled and mixed into inventive concoctions like the enticing beetroot margaritas or celery and cucumber martinis. These are offered alongside the more traditional selections such as the spicy ginger Moscow mules.
The space will casually reflect a cool tropical and rural setting and an old world Asian charm. Understated organic and classic with pops of tropical freshness thrown in.
As an existing establishment with a distinct Old French Vietnam feel the interior has been reworked and freshened. Provincial and yet slightly urbanized. ‘It’s a classic cool -linear drawings, botanical print, palms, pineapples. Recycle teaks paneling – soft liner graphics are etched on the walls.
The façade has been stripped back to reveal a softened concrete color with the beautiful wooden shutters- reminiscent of colonial mansion in rural Vietnam drench by the Asian sun.
M.C. Escher “Palm” is a centerpiece. Whilst the commissioning of a work “morning rain” by renowned Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro. The purity of style -the storm passing through palms compliments both the namesake and concept of the restaurant.

The interior has a somewhat cool organic popped up with tropical art and foliage. Cool green greys reflect a pared down elegance. The palette of natural wash out woods and taupe tone rattan chairs are spiked up pomegranates colors – ginger flowers give tropical vibe and citrus enliven the space.
The large mirror with studded brass pins and distressed on the edges flanks the entire wall.

The banquettes are clothed in vintage mints chenille fabrics – A snug nook in which to watch the rain go by – its cozy enclave.

Upstairs is the dining room is beautiful lit by milky glass vintage lighting. Backlit by the Balinese temple, candles flicker, an ideal setting to watch the passing monsoon. The Bar of amber glass and reclaimed teak is tucked upstairs, leather bars stools add warmth and pop of herbs and citrus in glass jars adorn the bar.

The out side deck perfect for big parties. We have tried to pull together a combination of old colonial charm punched up with tropical youthful perspective into interior and pull together fresh perspective from the original interior.
A stylish toned down ascetic that lends to a beautiful dining experience.

Contact:
Herlia Adisasmita
[email protected]
+62815600909

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