Destination Dining: Sensational Culinary Experiences at Banyan Tree Bintan

Laguna Bintan Treetops Restaurant hosts Best of Bintan, a 6-course degustation set dinner by Head Chefs of six resorts


A destination resort less than an hour away from Singapore by ferry, Banyan Tree Bintan is everything you’ve come to hear about the Banyan Tree Group - gorgeous beachfront views, award-winning spa, and destination dining venues.

Whether its tantalizing Thai cuisine, gourmet international fare and authentic Indonesian dishes, or a taste of the Mediterranean, there’s something for all to be enjoyed with friends and family.

Romantic Dining Affair

For a more intimate affair, in-villa dining experiences are also offered where you can feast an Indonesian Rijsttafel banquet on the Dinner of Legend. Dinner on the Rocks, takes place in a dramatic rock enclave where your personal chef and waiter conduct a flawless symphony of exquisite cuisine and blissful romance.

Laguna Bintan Treetops Restaurant

Enjoy an authentic Indonesian meal at the Laguna Bintan Treetops Restaurant over magnificent views of South China Sea. Open all day, Treetops will serve you a delicious breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner from the rich culinary traditions of Indonesia. Sample a bowl of the unique Bintan Laksa, or enjoy traditional satay with delicious peanut sauce and signature classics such as nasi goreng with sambal chilli.

Best of Bintan

On 19 January 2019, Laguna Bintan is presenting the Best of Bintan, which will feature a curated 6-course degustation set dinner. A collaboration by six Head Chefs of the region, this gastronomical experience brings you on a journey of local Indonesian flavours of signature favourites from the Riau Island.

Tapping into an array of expertise and skills, Best of Bintan features Head Chefs from six resorts including Banyan Tree Bintan, Angsana Bintan, Bintan Lagoon Resort, The Canopi, The Residence Bintan, and Nirwana Gardens.

Kickstart the experience with Otak Otak Ketam, where local mangrove crab meat and fermented shrimp are wrapped in banana leaves and grilled. The second starter features Mie Tarempa, handmade flat noodles stir fried with vegetables and smoked local tuna in red chili paste and soya sauce. This is followed by Iga Sapi Soup, with slow-cooked ribs that are infused in local spices.

The first main course, Samudra Sari Laut, features a steamed and seared red snapper roulade, stuffed with laksa marinated minced prawns and scallop rolled with a nori sheet. The second main course treats you to Na Tinombur where succulent duck fillets are marinated with Andaliman pepper and homemade Kecombrang Chili Salsa.

Ending off on a sweet note, Bintan Fantasy offers an aromatic treat with a steamed pandan layer cake, complemented with a quenelle of homemade jackfruit ice cream and vanilla tuile.

You can also opt for wine pairings to complement the courses with selection of Indonesian wine from Hatten Wines that is specially selected and paired the wine by Ibu Kertawidyawati, President of Indonesia Sommelier Association – Bali Chapter.

Best of Bintan 6-course Degustation Set Dinner

Location: Treetops Restaurant, Banyan Tree Bintan

Date: 19 January 2019

Price at IDR 650,000 ++ per guest, food only. Price at IDR 1,000,000++ per guest, with wine pairing.

For reservations, email

Aditi Kashyap

19 Jan 2019, 10:00 AM

Aditi is the Associate Editor at Vanilla Luxury. She loves to travel and has an obsession with rooftop bars and chasing sunsets. Follow her adventures on Instagram @heydeets.