We chose Cuca as it was highly rated on TA and that we were next door at Kayumanis Jimbaran.
Started off with cocktails that are a feast to the eyes. I ordered Slush which is a watermelon cocktail topped with a yellow watermelon Popsicle and DH ordered Toyko Mojito served freshly made in a bottle. Both were tasty pre dinner cocktails but the main reason we came was for the food.
And the food did not disappoint. Expecting Tapas (traditionally served) we were presently surprise by the dishes!
We ordered the Chef Tasting Menu and would recommend sitting by the open kitchen bar if you order this! Lots of tasting dishes so pace yourself. Each dish was beautifully presented by the Chef and he patiently explained what was being served.
We later got to talking and realised all their ingredients are locally sourced and made. What we loved was the melted cheese made right here in Bali! It was simply melt in your mouth and tasted a little bit like goat cheese/feta/Brie. We love cheese and we LOVED this dish. For dessert we had a very rich chocolate dessert (among others) and the chocolate mousse was paired perfectly with very fresh mint ice cream. Again, locally produced chocolate. And it did not disappoint this chocolate snob!
Service was attentive and it was a sight to watch all the young cooks work together to bring different elements of the dishes together.
Cuca is definitely one of the best meals we have had and it was a mix of flavours, colours and kitchen entertainment that made it a night to remember!
Highly recommend. Setting is casual and sitting by the open kitchen means it can get quite hot (action and temperature). Wine list features a selection of local wines and a small list of international wines. We ordered a Riesling and it went perfect with our Chefs menu. Cocktails are also made with local alcohol and ingredients!
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