Chris Salans and Ambassador Chambard.
Chris Salans and Ambassador Chambard.

UBUD, Bali (BPN) – The Mozaic Group announced that Chris Salans, chef-owner of Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique and Dine@Home, Bali, has just been granted the Order of Agricultural Merit by the government of France. The reward was bestowed upon chef Salans by the French Ambassador Olivier Chambard, in a formal ceremony at his residence in Jakarta on Monday, September 7, 2020.

The Order of Agricultural Merit was established in 1883 by the Republic of France to reward exceptional service in the fields of agriculture and gastronomy.

This is the second award Chef Salans has been granted by the French government. In 2019, he was inducted as a Maître Cuisinier de France in recognition of his pioneering cuisine employing French techniques with Indonesian flavors.

Chris Salans hailed from three Michelin-starred restaurants in France and in the USA before creating his pioneering style of French cuisine-meets-Balinese flavors at Ubud’s multiple award-winning Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique and Spice By Chris Salans gastro-bar in Ubud. Chris is a dedicated mentor and one of Bali’s top culinary ambassadors, representing Indonesia in print, television, and international food events.

“I am proud to receive this title by the French government for representing French gastronomy in Indonesia and promoting French-Indonesian relations. I hope that this shines a light on Bali and Indonesia as a world-class culinary destination because in these difficult times we all need it,” Chris Salans said.

In order to celebrate this accolade, Chef Salans will be hosting a special ‘tribute to French cuisine’ dinner at Mozaic restaurant.

Chef Salans will be teaming up with French pastry chef Vincent Nigita, of Vincent Nigita Patisserie in Berawa, Bali, to prepare a special tasting menu of French classic dishes revisited by the talented chefs.

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The two chefs will be cooking with exclusive imported French ingredients such as Fines de Claire Oysters, Brittany Lobster, Duck Foie Gras, Venison and Valrhona Chocolate, and Mozaic’s wine manager, Jean Francois Moch, will be preparing an all-French pairing of wines for each course.

The event will be held at Mozaic Restaurant in Ubud on Sunday, September 27, with reservations available from 6 pm until 9.30 pm for a maximum of 60 guests.

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