Spice by Chris Salans
Spice by Chris Salans is a French and Indonesian fusion restaurant in the heart of Ubud, owned by Chris Salans.
Chris Salans is a culinary genius and has become somewhat of a celebrity in Indonesia. He’s best known for his innovative approach to food, which first became obvious when he opened Mozaic, Spice’s sister restaurant. He keeps inspiring chefs to be more experimental and has won multiple international awards.
Spice has a relaxed vibe, putting an emphasis on their bar feel, which pairs well with the bespoke cocktails they offer, all created with flavours that go well with the food.
I personally met Chris, and he's a super friendly, generous, welcoming character. As I've mentioned many times, personality and service are what really make a place stand out. Not even mentioning the quality of the food, Spice stands out easily from the crowd simply because of Chris' personality and the staff's perfect service.
If you're in Ubud and after a relaxed vibe paired with a high-quality meal, stop by. If you're lucky Chris might even be around and you can have a little chat to accompany the food.