Step into an exotic realm of golden allure as Karma Kandara transforms into a lavish Egyptian desert oasis for their grand New Year’s Eve 2023 celebration. The sun god Ra begins his descent and Cleopatra welcomes you with champagne toasts as we bid farewell to the old and welcome 2024 with grandeur reminiscent of the ancient pharaohs at Bali’s best end of the year blowout.
Kick the evening off at Temple Lounge with their bespoke Great Pyramid cocktail that combines gin, Campari, blood orange, peach, and pomelo for a refreshing of fruity and citrusy flavours with a hint of bitterness, creating a well-balanced and refreshing cocktail with herbal undertones. Then head over to di Mare for their five-course gala dinner meticulously crafted by di Mare’s Executive Chef Joseph. Each course pays tribute to various Egyptian deities and the rich culinary traditions of the Nile transporting your palate through the vibrant flavours of the Middle East.
The feast commences with Freekeh, a vegetable medley of braised koro beans, heirloom carrots, pomegranate and mint over a bed of nutty freekeh grains and topped with tangy sumac labneh. Next delight in their torchon of Foie Gras, accented by crispy duck cracklings and an Egyptian-spiced orange cardamom compote. Their seafood course spotlights Tagin Samak “New Style” showcasing scallops, prawns and squid in a zesty tomato raisin fondue with pine nuts while their imported Wagyu MB6 filet mignon is served with truffled sunchoke puree, mushroom medley and caramelized endive in a Pedro Ximenez sherry demi glace. Finally, enjoy a little naughty sugar before you have to make your new year resolutions with an ethereal Panna Cotta swirled with rose milk, adorned by an airy pistachio sponge, champagne gelee and tangy hibiscus sorbet.
As the clock strikes midnight, gather to make your New Year wishes under glittering fireworks before dancing the night away to the bumping beats of their international guest DJs, Koyuki (JP), Pete Gooding (UK), Jon Sa Trinxa (UK/SP). Lounge amidst jewel-toned cushions like desert nobility, the stars above mirroring the sparkle of chrome pyramids and candlelight. One lucky guest will win a luxurious four-night Nile River cruise to continue your Egyptian dreams with Karma Karnak Luxor.
Ring in 2024 at their ancient Egyptian NYE celebration for an unforgettable experience that honours remarkable cultures past and present. Contact them now to secure your place in history.