Located next to the hype Canggu area, Pererenan is more than just a charming surf point and a rustic, Balinese rural area.
This quiet seaside area of Bali offers a range of gorgeous eateries to try, with Shelter Perenenan – blending authenticity and artistry – as one of the latest additions.
Shelter Pererenan boasts an island-inspired open architecture design using a Balinese-style ‘Joglo’, giving a laid-back ambience with exotic plant surroundings. It presents a calm, warm, and harmonious space, with an even more cozy and intimate feeling at night. Just like the name, Shelter wants guests to get a sense of safety.
Opened less than a year ago, Shelter Pererenan is a project of Shelter Group, the one behind the famous Shelter Cafe in Seminyak. Offering a culinary journey inspired by Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, the restaurant teams up with Chef Stephen Moore from The UK – and upon opening was an immediate success.
British-born Chef Stephen Moore has been all around the world building his career in Michelin-starred restaurants, top hotels and resorts like Aman Resorts, as well as exotic locations, including Barcelona – at 3 Michelin-starred El Raco de Can Fades, India, and Sri Lanka.
He spent quite a time cooking for the most influential spots in Australia, such as Park Hyatt and Rockpool, under the iconic Chef Neil Perry, and continued to Icebergs on Bondi Beach before he finished with his mentor, Ross Lusted, with the opening of The Bridgeroom as a Head Chef. Taking his ten years of experience, Moore now oversees the kitchen at Shelter Group.
Using artisanal cooking methods in the wood-fired oven and open charcoal grill, Moore serves simple yet elegant dishes.
Starter plates for sharing include the exciting mix of textures and tastes – whipped chickpeas with oven-baked flatbread, served with lamb kofta and mint yogurt, seared yellowfin tuna with wood-roasted mushrooms, pickled apple, and shimeji, and wood-roasted moon scallops with chilli, lemon butter, and sumac.
Meanwhile, main dishes dominated by shared-style grilled and wood-roasted dishes are about to satisfy your tastebuds. The options are Chermoula crusted chicken, slow-cooked pulled lamb shoulder pita topped with tabbouleh, wood-roasted duck leg with harissa, dates, and risoni, and a massive 500g grain-fed black Angus ribeye with hurricane salsa.
For the sweet ending, have Shelter’s salted caramel gelato sandwich with sumac honeycomb and wood-roasted chocolate or the chocolate truffle with sour cherry and roasted pistachio yoghurt.
Shelter Pererenan is that place where you can have just about everything you want! The venue itself has a total vibe, and the menu will not leave you disappointed.