South East Asian restaurant, Sticky Mango will launch an 11-course TASTE OF INDONESIA tasting menu on Friday 6th September.
The special menu, available until 31st October, will celebrate chef Peter Lloyd’s love of Indonesian cuisine. It arrives in time for London’s celebration of Indonesian culture – Indonesia Weekend which takes place 7-8 September.
The menu celebrates the flavours and styles of the islands from Barbecued Sea Bass Wrapped in Banana Leaf inspired by West Javan ‘Pepesan; to Balinese ‘Babi Guling’ – Spit Roast Suckling Pig. The menu is wrapped up with Peter’s signature dish Mango, Black Sticky Rice.
Sticky Mango, just off the South Bank, is owned by chef Peter Lloyd, formerly Executive Chef at Spice Market. The TASTE OF INDONESIA tasting menu features Peter’s interpretations of Indonesian regional cuisine, following his visit to Bali in July this year.
As a guest of Wonderful Indonesia (the national tourism organisation), he was immersed in the local food culture from working in paddy fields to making fresh palm sugar, harvesting sea salt and catching tuna at dawn. He had the opportunity to learn from three of the country’s leading chefs to discover ancient traditions and modern fine dining interpretations. He also learned an array of cooking techniques from producers creating Babi Guling (Suckling Pig) and Bebek Betuta (12 hours baked and smoked Duck).
Through his travels and reading Peter has been inspired by the rich traditions, stories and culture of Indonesia, with its influences from India, China and the Middle East. As a nation of over 17,000 islands, the food is as diverse as the people, the languages and the cultures.
“I feel honoured that Wonderful Indonesia selected me to join them on such a magical discovery of this beautiful island. They placed their trust in me to share what I learned in a new menu at Sticky Mango. I have been to Bali a number of times and each time I go there I come away with a restored faith in humanity, such humble and kind people with a beautiful spirit and outlook on life.”