The Island of Bali is home to myriad restaurants offering new approach to international cuisines packed in a refreshing eclectic setting. The latest addition to this genre is AYA Restaurant located in the Seminyak area on the Petitenget Street, which stands out from crowd. The new eatery offers a list of Peruvian-Asian gastronomy fusion food served in an unconventional restaurant-cum-gallery.
When patrons first enter Aya, they will noticed the vibrant and eclectic vibes thanks to prominent pillars along with industrial copper light installations and a lamp constructed from motorcycle chains thanks to interior designer Helen Milne. The restaurant elements are further enlivened with a careful selection of street artworks juxtaposed with the vibrant interiors, which include a huge mural by renowned London artist D*Face, sets of Banksy, Space Invader, Jan Kaleb and Camino Ardiente Hacia la Luz-style tapestry work inspired by Peruvian Maximo Laura Camino.
For the Peruvian-Asian menu, Chef Marco Cueva has crafted a unique cuisine coupled with locally sourced fresh ingredients. There are influences from the indigenous Inca population and elements introduced by Asian immigrants. The food is casual and designed to be shared, such as Roasted Watermelon Tiradito, Hazelnut, Asparagus, Truffle dressing and Grana Padano, Amazonas Ceviche (mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, palm hearts, green quinoa, extra virgin oil) and Lomo Saltado (stir-fried tenderloin, red onions, oyster sauce, tomatoes, crunchy potatoes and corn rice).
Meanwhile, the brainchild of owners Juanjo Suárez and Rafael Sanchez also invites guests to enjoy a selection of cocktails accompanied by nibbles and tapas at its Ceviche Bar. The selection of cocktails ranges from traditional Pisco-based temptations to contemporary creations and classic favourites.
“We have created a fine-dining experience delivered in a fun, affordable way in a modern, authentically urban setting. AYA is a haven for freedom and the arts and we look to inspire and educate our guests in the virtues of Peruvian gastronomy and modern culture,” said owner Rafael Sanchez.