Lucienne Anhar

Curator Bali

A life path since childhood, hospitality seems to run in Lucienne Anhar’s blood. Her family is passionate about food to the point of obsession – her 98 year-old grandmother still cooks the best Javanese Peranakan dishes at home and often frequents the street food vendors in her hometown. Lucienne studied hospitality and food and beverage at Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne for four years, then worked in fine dining restaurants in Europe and the Caribbean, before moving to New York where she dined at as many restaurants as humanly possible. Returning to her family business, the Tugu Hotels & Restaurants Group in Indonesia, she helped design and open a number of unique hotels and restaurants in Bali, Jakarta and Lombok, aiming to transport guests to the beautifully ethereal, grandiose era of Indonesian history through art, antiques, and cultural experiences. She loves discovering, tasting and learning about the most authentic and local flavours wherever she travels, and while in Indonesia, she continuously searches for and experiments the best and widest array of sambals of the many islands in the Indonesian archipelago.