One of the many aspects that sets Bali apart from other Indonesian islands is its distinctive cuisine—one of the most complex cuisines in the world. The Casa Luna Cooking School offers insight into the culture, beliefs and daily life of Balinese people through the lens of food and cooking.
Classes take place on the grounds of the Second Honeymoon Guesthouse near Ubud and include discussions on the relationship between food and Balinese society, ceremonial uses and religious importance of food, and culinary myths. Each participant is provided with class notes and recipes to take home, and everyone is invited to take part in the preparation of a traditional feast before sitting down to eat.
Each weekday features a different menu of Balinese classics, and the weekend calendar often includes special workshops on topics like food as medicine or preparing smoked duck.
Most classes at Casa Luna begin in the morning and finish up in the early afternoon, leaving the second half of the day free for other activities.