Philosophy & Team – A Passionate Tribute to Indonesia
Lit by a multitude of lamps by interior designers, partners and owners Zohra and Blaise’s trademark style of shades, the stage is set for this amazing venue. This Belgian couple’s knack and passion for finding antiques and curios from all over the archipelago, primarilybegan for their interior clientele and has Baliqueshowcasingthe best of their personal collection – and what an amazing collection it is to behold.
The place is a-scatter with the more classic table and chair settings, or oversized sofas full of plump cushions – which are perfect during High Tea time or informal meetings when a beverage is all that is required. It is interesting to point out that Balique is not air-conditioned but perfectly cooled by a gentlesea breeze. Across the salon from the working open kitchen is the glamorous bar, complete with a heavybaroque style chandelier and bar stock to make even Bacchus blush. From the cooling hand baked tiles underfoot, up to the beautiful skeleton of the rafters alive with whirring fans the philosophy is traditional, uncomplicated and hospitable butdistinct and creative. Food and drinks are fresh, healthy and fun with a taste of Asia and beyond.
The team is multi-lingual, with Head Chef hailing from Belgianoverseeing a kitchen staff from around Indonesia. The delightfully charming waiters and waitress also speak several languages, and have the knack of serving down to a fine art. Balique’s team is a family ready to welcome all guests into the Balique home.