Bar Vera Brings Back the Guest Chef Series with Chef Dave Verheul from Embla

Experience the culinary excellence of Chef Dave Verheul from Embla in Bar Vera’s Guest Chef Series Vol. 2. This neo-Parisian hotspot in Bali offers a contemporary dining experience with wood-fired and fermented delicacies. Don’t miss this unique collaboration celebrating the integrity of produce and the art of flavor.

Bar Vera Guest Chef Series - Chef Dave Verheul from Embla

The Guest Chef Series has returned to Bar Vera’s kitchen, featuring a talented chef from Melbourne who is taking over for Vol. 2 of this popular event!

Brought to you by the team behind Bali Institute Mason, Bar Vera delivers an authentic neo-Parisian dining experience with a contemporary touch to the heart of the Pererenan area. It offers a vibrant dine-and-drink hotspot inspired by European neighbourhood bars and bistros….be sure to book before taking a visit, this place is popular!

Snapper carpaccio, heirloom cucumbers, lemon, lemon myrtle at Bar Vera

On 22 July 2023, Bar Vera welcomed chic patrons back to its popular program – the Guest Chef Series, which showcased Chef Dave Verheul’s culinary excellence in presenting small plates of wood-fired and fermented delicacies. 

Chickpea socca, purple sprouting broccoli, caper, almond at Bar Vera

Hailing from the renowned restaurant in Melbourne, Embla, Chef Dave took over the kitchen for one day, collaborating with Head Chef Keir Ballantyne and his team at Bar Vera to create an incredible dining experience.

Dried apricot tart, almond, white chocolate _ elderflower at Bar Vera

Verheul’s culinary journey includes success at renowned establishments like the Matterhorn in New Zealand, the opening of The Town Mouse in Melbourne in 2013, and the highly acclaimed Embla in 2015. In 2020, he launched Saison Aperitifs, specializing in high-end seasonal vermouth and amari, which was voted the best vermouth in Australia in 2021. 

Lightly cured snapper, white grapefruit, white asparagus _ coriander seed at Bar Vera

Firmly established as a leading chef and winemaker within the Australian culinary world, Verheul’s approach celebrates the integrity of produce with a distinctive style characterised by thoughtfulness, attention to detail, balance, and purity of flavour.

We always love one-of-a-kind culinary collaborations on the island, and our anticipation grows for the future instalments of the Guest Chef Series!

For more information, visit Bar Vera’s website and social media page.

Bar Vera

Address: Jl. Pantai Pererenan No. 84, Pererenan, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

Instagram: @bar.vera.bali

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