Prior to joining Alila Villas Uluwatu, Chef Marc Lores was the Head Chef at Cal Xirriclo in Lleida, Spain. At Alila Villas Uluwatu, the chef draws on his love for the fresh, radiant flavours of the Mediterranean and the spicy-sweet-sour-bitter punch of flavours unique to Asian cuisine. Fresh local and organic produce remain the stars of each dish, celebrated in all their authenticity, infused with creativity to deliver delicious moments of surprise. At CIRE, guests can experience a tantalising menu of gourmet Asian and international comfort food, created with the finest produce available, sourced as locally as possible. At Quila, diners seeking culinary excitement are taken on an exhilarating ride for all the senses in a daily-changing dinner menu comprising a variety of different plates – each plate perfectly sized to deliver a powerful flavour punch, a witty bite or a provocative shot of surprise. Sayur otak is a dish of cauliflower roasted with spices, coconut yoghurt and sour carrot purée. Sustainably farmed, the cauliflower is nutritious and rich in protein and perfectly aligned with Alila’s vision. His presentation on a hand-plate symbolises Balinese prayer in asking for a spiritual bless.