THE CAT & FIDDLE - SPECIAL FEATURE
Published on 02/05/07 at 09:00:14 AEST by Admin
ALWAYS A GREAT NIGHT OUT AT THE CAT & FIDDLE IN SANUR The Cat & Fiddle is a British style pub and restaurant combined with a Balinese outdoor setting, and charming Balinese waitresses.
The menu features Irish & English specialities, grills, Indonesian, and vegetarian meals. There is an ever popular children’s menu and every Sunday there is a traditional English roast. Set up and opened in March 2000 by Mark Wilson OBE, his daughter Karen Anjasmara, and son Robin Wilson, the Cat & Fiddle moved to its new location at Jl. Cemara, Sanur on 1st July 2004. Mark trained at Courtfield Hotel & Catering College, Blackpool, served as a Purser Catering with the Union Castle Mail Steamship Company, and spent 17 years as an airline catering executive with the Dairy Farm Group of companies in Hong Kong and Indonesia. During his career he has set up and run four international flight kitchens in various parts of S.E. Asia and five restaurants, including The Java Restaurant in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. He first arrived in Indonesia in 1971 and nowadays, in between his duties as British Honorary Consul for Bali and Lombok, he oversees the food production at The Cat and Fiddle Restaurant and plays the accordion with his friends, usually accompanied by brother Phil on vocals, guitar, concertina, and double bass. Mark inherited culinary skills from both his grandmothers. Grandma Spencer was a renowned baker in East Lancashire, while Granny Duffy came from Dublin and wielded a hefty rolling pin, hence the Irish influence in Mark’s menus. Various events are held throughout the year at The Cat & Fiddle; in particular a Burns Night supper, St. Patrick's Day celebration, St. George's Day, St. Andrew's Day, St. David’s Day, and of course Christmas and New Year when a Scottish piper marches in at the stroke of midnight. Christmas Day lunch is always a full house at the Cat & Fiddle so book early. The weekly programme includes our famous Live Irish Music session every Tuesday evening, when the musicians sit round and amuse themselves and visitors are welcome to join in. This is not a concert and we play what we like whether you like it or not! There is live music by local artists on most evenings featuring acoustic fiddle, guitar and accordion. The Cat & Fiddle Pub & Restaurant Opposite the entrance to The Hotel Sanur Beach