Slum it at Sarong
The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival broadens it’s horizons in a collaboration like no other! The cream of the festival crop will perform at the finest restaurant in Bali, for a one night only fusion of ground-breaking film work, spoken word artistry and culinary genius. Is it any wonder that it is ‘One of the six best literary festivals in the world’ Harper’s Bazaar UK.
The drum roll opens with a glam event at Sarong, the hippest restaurant on the island, with a night that will dazzle and inspire. “Slum it at Sarong” features Vikas Swarup, of Q&A and Slumdog Millionaire fame, in conversation with the charismatic Asitha Amereskere, Sri Lankan film-maker and author. Spicing it up the wickedly funny and unashamedly outrageous Dany Laferriere, author of the stories behind the movie Heading South, who will share his x-rated views on island life, love and lust; writer, word-poet and shape-shifter Tom Cho will present his sharp-witted skits from the critically acclaimed ‘Look Who’s Morphing’ and Jeet Thayil, Indian guitar-strumming performance-poet will sing gritty tunes brimming with punchy prose.
Internationally renowned Australian chef Will Meyrick’s promises to take “food travelers” on a great adventure around the flavors of South East Asia with a strong note spanning North and South India. The food will take on its own alchemical journey, transforming the ‘slumdog’ into the ‘millionaire’ drawing inspiration from the street food of many South East Asian countries, but each dish he creates is authentic to its origin – he doesn’t believe in changing the cuisine to suit the market.
Will was the leading light at Jimmy Liks and Longrain, two of Australia’s hottest bar/restaurants and in Asia, created Husk in Sofitel Bali, LOTUS in Hong Kong and sharpened his knives and his Thai skills in the 5 star boutique resort Karma Samui in Thailand.
Sarong is not just all about bringing fantastic new flavors together. It is designed to bring people together with a genuinely friendly ambiance and a totally sensory experience of sight, taste, smells, sound and touch.
Be touched, and taste flavors that speak of the region, while taking in the finest observations and imaginary journeys you’re ever likely to encounter. ‘Slum It At Sarong’ will move you, tickle you and delight you …..