Thursday

Do you like Martinis?

Wolfgang Widmoser: Martinis inspired by Naughty Nuri's
If so, in Ubud there is only one choice to go to: Naughty Nuri's. Situated a bit out of town and opposite the famous Neka Museum it is owned and managed by Isnuri Suryatmi, with support from her husband Brian Aldinger from New York.

No, diners and drinkers at Naughty Nuri's demand far more than surface hype, coming in droves for what this smoky warung is famous for: Pork spareribs and a martini that has been called the best in Bali by some and the best in the world by others.

One sip of this knockout number and the mouth is alive with juniper berries, tang of lime and a mellowing in the bones. It's perhaps the flavor of the juniper berries that most amazes. When the berries hit the back palate the sensation is so full of zing that it is shockingly good.


As an added advantage to this incredible drink served for around 5 USD a shot is the chance to meet some of the famous and not so famous insiders living around here or coming in for a short stay. Wolfgang Widmoser, Ubud's leading painter has even made Nuri's to his marketing office, at least that is what he states is the reason for him hanging out there nearly every day. Above painting is made by him in exchange for a few more Martinis. Trisha Sertori, Contributor to the Jakarta Post with residence in Ubud has more on this trendy watering hole, which is the legitimate successor of the once famous Beggar's Bush from the Ubud of the eighties. But that is another story...

8 Comments:

Sassy63 said...

Are those martini glasses really shaped like that in the paintings? They are too gorgeous!! Delicious! Sensual!

chi-hong.yeh (sharleen) said...

the painting is good^^

David said...

Thats an awesome painting

patti flynn said...

naughty nuri's is one of my most favourite places in the whole world!
i often stay in sanginggan, JUST BECAUSE i can walk to nuri's from there!
seeing those martini glasses tonight made me wish i was walking up jalan raya sanggingan to get some ribs RIGHT NOW!!!
sadly, my next ubud trip is months and months away....but i am very happy to have discovered your blog in the meantime!

grimaldi said...

matinis are good

Doofi said...

looks like a mantini

LOVE AND IMMIGRATION CRIER said...

Martini has a special blend and aroma that sends me craving for it at all times.Been into martini for about 13yrs now and have been thinking of creating a martini club

France said...

Nice picture