– Since the partnership between Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) started back in 1995, $35 million has been raised and donated to help UNICEF improve the lives of more than 4.5 million children across the globe. This year, unlike previous years, Starwood Bali Complex: The St. Regis Bali Resort and The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali, are joining together to create a single event in support of UNICEF: An Extraordinary Moonlight Dinner.
The charity dinner will commence on Saturday, 15 October 2016 at The St. Regis Bali Resort’s beachfront Cloud Nine Terrace. The romantic oceanfront outdoor venue will provide guests with a glamorous, yet natural setting, enhanced with shimmering torches and illuminated by the bright moonlight and stars to create a memorable evening. Start the evening with complimentary aperitifs and canapés during twilight at the grass lawn by the beach from 6 PM before dinner starts at 7 PM. Featuring a six course dinner (including amuse-bouche) complete with wine pairing, the menu will be crafted by five internationally renowned chefs: celebrity chefs Farah Quinn, Chef Mandif M. Warokka from Teatro Gastroteque, Chef Kevin Cherkas from Cuca Bali, Chef Agung Ardiawan from The St. Regis Bali Resort and Chef Made Putra from The Laguna.
A live auction with various prizes from resort stays to exclusive goods, from both local and international venues and providers will be performed by an auctioneer in between main course and dessert. The resort’s resident pianist and vocalist, Grace Nathalie, will complement the dinner with their soulful jazzy tunes.
Farah Quinn is a chef and TV personality. Farah’s cooking show, Ala Chef, has grown immensely in popularity over the last 2 years. Farah’s unique personality and passion for everything gourmet has made it easy for her to be embraced by the public.
An award winning talented Executive Chef, Chef Mandif is highly passionate about the world of gastronomy where he gained his experience from major hotels around the world. Voted as “The Best Chef in Bali 2011” awarded by Hello Bali Magazine, he is now on his own journey developing Teatro Gastroteque to be a future Indonesian Michelin Star Restaurant.
Canadian Chef Kevin has an enviable track record developed in some of the world’s most outstanding restaurants. In Spain, he honed his skills at Michelin three-star Arzak Restaurant in San Sebastian, Michelin three-star El Bulli in Roses, and Michelin two-star La Broche in Madrid. He also left his mark in New York City during his tenure with Daniel Boulud at his highly regarded Michelin three-star Daniel.
As Director of Culinary of The St. Regis Bali Resort, Chef Agung Ardiawan manages the resort’s four award-winning dining venues and its two bars. He has been recently appointed as the President of the elite chef association in Bali, Bali Culinary Professionals (BCP) in 2016.
Chef Made Putra has been with The Laguna Bali for almost 25 years. His broad experience has been recognized by many and he has received prestigious accolades including King of Kitchen, South East Asia, Chef of the Year by Hospitality Asia Platinum Award (HAPA) 2008-2010 Regional Series in Malaysia. He is also the former President of Bali Culinary Professionals (BCP) from 2008 – 2016.
STARWOOD AND UNICEF
In line with the Global Citizenship Program of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, The St. Regis Bali Resort and The Laguna Resort & Spa undertake this worthwhile initiative for raising additional funds for UNICEF. For 20 years UNICEF and Starwood Hotels and Resorts have been working together to raise funds for the world’s most vulnerable children – remarkably, over $35M has been raised since the program began. UNICEF Check Out For Children Challenge has become an immensely popular way to increase hotel’s support of the Check out for Children program as it unites hotel staff and guests under a common goal – to help children in need. Began in 1995, UNICEF Check Out for Children Challenge continues to gather strong support throughout Starwood Hotels and Resorts’ properties worldwide.
An Extraordinary Moonlight Dinner is priced at IDR 2,600,000 net per person. Price is inclusive of aperitifs and canapés, 6-course degustation menu (including amuse bouche) with wine pairing and donation for UNICEF. As a celebration of the 20th partnership anniversary between UNICEF and Starwood, the dinner theme will be: “Shining bright for 20 years”. For reservation and information, please visit www.stregisbali.com or by phoning 0361 8478111 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org