Cuisine: Asian, French, Fusion
Book for: Rp 50k a table
The folk at Café Folie are madly in love with good food and the pleasure of eating, after all in French, the word ‘folie’ means love to the brink of madness.
Café Folie is owned by French chef, Stephane Simond, whose fascination with fiery Asian flavours has created a love child between two grand food cultures, neither East nor West, but an elegant fusion that comfortably sits in between.
“I'm deeply French as a chef but I love Asian food,” says chef Stephane. “The excitement and stimulation for me come from the fact that I'm using all my skills, experience and kitchen partners to create our food style. This is the most exciting and challenging part and is why I'm so passionate about my job.”
Chef Stephane’s culinary career began at the age of 15 with an apprenticeship in l’Auberge Lamartine, a one-Michelin-starred restaurant in his hometown in the heart of the French Alps. After working in establishments across France and Switzerland, his love for travel took him to the Caribbean where he worked in the kitchens of the beautiful Hotel Le Toiny on the island of St Barthelemy, and La Samanna Hotel in St Maarten. In 2008 he became executive chef at the renowned Cassis fine dining restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia, staying for five years before relocating to Alila Villas Uluwatu, where he fell in love with Bali and his Balinese wife and made the island his permanent home.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Café Folie offers a wide range of dishes with a French flair married with the freshest local ingredients. Breakfast might be Croque Madame with fried egg, smoked ham, bechamel sauce and Emmental cheese or French toast with caramelized banana, passionfruit, chocolate crumble and homemade brioche while lunch could be orange marinated Indian Ocean red snapper with tiger prawn gravy reduction and red and green tomato tartare or angel hair pasta Aglio e Olio with dried tomatoes, fresh basil, grilled prawns, crispy pancetta and garlic. The dinner menu offers the choice between a sharing degustation experience and an a la carte menu with a range of delicious seasonal dishes.
Folie has a wonderful selection of house-made pastries and sweet temptations to enjoy all day as well as tasty options for the kids to enjoy. A range of delicious iced teas and energy-giving concoctions such as a Red Sour with watermelon, fresh strawberries, lemon juice, and honey sit alongside an enviable selection of signature cocktails and mocktails and a carefully curated wine list.