What you are about to experience in Royal Tugudom Dining is a grand theatrical culinary history brought back to life, in a mystical, romantic atmosphere. A flamboyant parade appears in the costumes of the royal staff and local villagers, soldiers and dancers, carrying a lavish selection of imperial dishes of the Majapahit palace as well as cuisine served by the humble citizens of the coastal villages. The staff would serve you just as they might royal guests, loving every moment of the charade that takes you back to a glorious time of feasting and merriment.
Start your day with a spectacular sunrise over Mount Rinjani. On the way to surrounding the island, enjoy your breakfast with the best view of a panorama and overlooking the other side of Sire beach. The legendary Naga Mesem boat is available for intimate sunrise breakfasts, private picnic parties, champagne and cocktail cruises, or a romantic sunset sailing for two.
At Tugu Lombok, where the heart leads is where one dines day and night. One may choose any of the available dining venues or pick a most favorite romantic spot anywhere – in the garden, at the quiet beach, private dining pavilion for two above the lotus pond and so on…only surrounded by nature, torches and candle lights. At Tugu Lombok, every wish is made possible.
The dramatic long sandy beach of Sire lit by the moon, the stars, and the bamboo torches is the perfect setting for a romantic sunset dinner with that special someone. Combined with the passionate waves in front of you, it will create an unforgettable moment. A most beautiful setting, where you can have the while beach to yourselves, only with your butler and your chef standing by.
The bliss of being in love is best enjoyed at Hotel Tugu Lombok, where every suite is inspired with romantic tales and legends from ancient kingdoms. For a touch of drama, book your romantic dinner solo at any venues of your choice: overlooking the 20-meter long, gigantic rooster and the 10-meter tall God of Vishnu; surrounded by serene statues of gods and goddesses lit with a hundred oil lamps. It is a dining experience of a lifetime.
The Tugu Lombok’s private beach BBQ is where one becomes one with nature, and no one else but your loved one. The BBQ features a selection of fresh catches of the ocean – fishes, king prawns and squids bought from the local fishermen of Sire, when they came back from their night trips in the Indian Ocean. Simply grilled, they are served with sambal matah (famous Balinese shallot dressing), Sambal Terasi (Javanese chili & shrimp Sauce), Sambal Kecap (shallot & sweet soy sauce), lemon butter sauce and many more that bring all the flavour of the seafood to your plate.
Indulge in a romantic set-up by the sea or serenaded by the waves under the moon and stars and the whispers of the coconut leaves, surrounded by candles and all the cheesy stuff we love. The Moonlight Spa Dinner starts with an hour of deep-tissue Waves Massage for two. Feel your body relaxing through the magic hands, to the sound of the ocean. Complete the evening with a private romantic dinner on the beach with bonfire.
The arrival of the first Chinese immigrants in Indonesia dated back as far as the early 1400s. Since then, the relationship between the Chinese people and the indigenous people has been growing substantially, especially in the areas of commerce. The cross-culture between the Chinese settlers and the indigenous people also influenced the original Chinese gastronomy.
The Chinese settlers adapted the use of traditional Indonesian spices and herbs into their home-style cooking, which had not been used in the original Chinese cuisine. The use of coconut milk, lemongrass, shallots, turmeric, tamarind, a sweeter style of soy sauce, as well as the inclusion of other herbs and spices created a new style of Chinese cuisine in Indonesia: Babah Peranakan Cuisine.
Satay or sate is a famous dish of seasoned and skewered grilled meat often served with various spicy sauces. It is a popular national dish of Indonesia inspired by its diverse ethnic groups’ culinary arts. It is widely available from an old-school traveling satay vendor, at a streetside warung, in a fancy restaurant or at a traditional celebration or festival.
At Hotel Tugu Lombok, Sate Iboe Sarongan pays tribute to the origins of satay from remote villages of Bali and Java, bringing bringing us back to those wonderful memories in its colourful parade of travelling satay vendors. Walk down the memory lane and rediscover a satay story dedicated to true aficionados.
Tugu’s traditional Grand Rijsttafel, or Rice Table, portrays the most elaborate and lavish social feast that used to be celebrated by the Dutch plantation lords when they hosted their honorable guests during the colonial years. Made only from the freshest, most exotic ingredients and prepared according to traditional recipes that were only ever handed from generation to generation by word of mouth, the Grand Rijstaffel is a display of the richness of the spices that grew in Indonesia, as seen from the many different tastes and flavours which were all brought together to make the one elaborate Rijstaffel dish.