I know... we've been back from our honeymoon for 3 months and I am JUST getting around to talking about the cultural heart of Bali, Ubud. Our last and favorite stop on the 'moon. As I started writing our travel guide to Ubud, I felt that this particular restaurant deserved a post of its own! If you want to have your socks knocked off from an unexpected meal in Ubud, then look no further than Laramona. We had been in Ubud for 5 days and our last night we stumbled upon this little gem and it was too good not to share with you. We had great food throughout our stay don't get me wrong - I still dream about the black pumpkin ravioli with truffle oil from Kismet, the soy-braised wagyu at Bridges, or the the best slice of margarita pizza worthy of an Italian pizzeria at warung Città Ovest, but nothing compared to this quirky, innovative, secluded gem.
First off, you have to order the red sangria our of a glass jar. With a ladle to serve yourself into teacups I might add. So good - and oddly satisfying to drink booze out of a teacup! Pinkies up of course. They also have fun cocktails with names like Limp Biscus and the Rum DMC.
I have to mention, the restaurant doesn't have A/C so it was really warm in there - but they have fans going and I promise it's worth it! A group of girls walked in as we were eating and immediately left because they said it was too hot - they don't know what they missed! Just cool off with more Sangria, eh?! Especially in April, Bali is very hot with high humidity so I lived in lightweight clothing while we were there. I love airy jumpsuits and rompers for warm weather - plus they aren't constrictive so you can eat more... :) My favorite one I'm wearing during our dinner is BCBG from a few years ago, but I linked a similar one below!
With quirky artwork all of the walls and a mix of great records on rotation playing in the background this place screams character and above all, they crank out DELICIOUS food!
What we had:
- Blue cheese mushroom bruschetta - one of the best starters I've had, EVER.
- Seaweed tempura crisps with salsa
- Grilled chorizo
- Risotto de Tokio- Mushroom risotto with more truffle oil. YESSS
- And the dish of all dishes, the LARAMONA Platter. A glorious spread of miso hummus, tzatziki, baba ganoush, roasted garlic, olives & feta, and so many other yummy things all slopped up with fried bread.
Hats off to these guys!! I hope you go see them if you're ever in Ubud!