Griya Santrian A Beach Resort and Spa


“Sip & Savor - Nusantara Treasure Cuisine”

Executive Chef Bayu from Griya Santrian retraces the roots of local flavours in a fine dining culinary night Sip & Savor - Nusantara Treasure Cuisine. Menu is paired with local fine wines - Two Island by Hatten Wines.

With a zeal in reintroducing local ingredients and Indonesian dishes, Chef Bayu prepares a gastronomic adventure at the Starfish Beach Lounge, covering locally sourced ingredients prepared with fusion twist. Among them Duo of ”Cakal fish” grilled, “Undis“ bean tortellini, and ”Beef Rendang” tenderloin mushroom bourguignon. He revealed that these dishes were all-natural, no food enhancers, which ingredients can be picked from one’s backyard.

“We are proud to reintroduce these locally sourced dishes,” he added. “We are sincere in offering these dishes that are really far from the modern food we have today. Chef Bayu added that if only the young ones today can try the dishes from the past, they can appreciate more how simple these can be prepared. “This way, we can promote, too, our local ingredients. Generally, we envision a new generation who are aware of our culinary heritage and continue to pass it on to future generations.” He said,

About Chef Bayu Kristiawan

Griya Santrian a Beach Resort & Spa is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Bayu Kristiawan as Executive Chef. He has settled in Sanur following several years experience as Sous Chef in various resorts in Bali.  Passionate about food from an early age, Chef Bayu started as apprentice in the Santrian Group, Puri Santrian and Royal Santrian, and worked his way up through the culinary hierarchy until he rejoined the group at Griya Santrian.


During the formative years of his career, Chef Bayu had the privilege of working at several star-rated restaurants in Bali where he developed essential skills under the guidance of experts. His position was as a Sous Chef for The Trans Resort Bali, The Ritz-Carlton Bali, and Conrad Bali. He has joined and won many culinary competitions such as Dewata Culinary competition, Meat Livestock Australia (MLA), Dilmah Tea competition, Unilever Competition, and Nusa Dua fiesta.  Chef Bayu has a solid background in Balinese cuisine, but he is also well-versed in many different cooking styles. He takes inspiration from each place that he visits and likes the whole creative process of perfecting new dishes. He loves working with quality produce, where the fantastic flavours are able to shine through, and using only a few ingredients he able to create mouthwatering dishes.

He will spear head the cuisines at Wantilan, Griya Beach Corner and Starfish Beach Lounge.

About Starfish Beach Lounge

Set on the beach deck adjacent Wantilan, Starfish Beach Lounge features a stylish seaside outdoor dining dominated by ocean hues and cozy décor. The changing patterns of light and shadow on the outdoor decks throughout the day, and the feel of the ocean breeze also serve to create a remarkable sense of openness and connection to the ocean for a beach front dining experience. Starfish Beach Lounge carries the concept of casual dining with its own beach frontage. To accompany the light and airy design, the kitchen serves an eclectic range of simple international dishes and local comfort foods. Open throughout the day until 11.30pm for light meals and snacks, refreshments, and cocktails.

Editors note: About Santrian Resorts & Villa

Santrian Resorts & Villa is a premier accommodation brand that selects distinct destinations for its properties. A family owned and operated hotel keeps within the Balinese tradition of warmth and generosity of spirit with it’s courteous and attentive staff devoted to making your stay one remember, which was inspired by the harmony of a traditional Balinese village and is known for its impeccable service and genuine hospitality that sweeps travellers into a realm of belonging.

Santrian properties are well appreciated by the new and repeat visitors, perfect for individual, couples, families or business travelers who thirst for interesting travel opportunities and personalized experiences. A privately held Balinese-based holding company that operates several successful leisure brands, there are currently three hotels in operation on the island of Bali.

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