Cuca serves-up a radically different, casual meets fine-dining experience. Our “think outside the box” signature concept is Tapas, Cocktails and Desserts, house-made with intense taste focus, western cooking techniques and 100% finest quality, natural products sourced from across Indonesia – maximizing freshness and supporting local artisans and farmers. Expect inventive comfort food meant for sharing, bursting with tropical flavors, balancing textures, colors and tastes.
Canadian Chef Kevin has an enviable track record developed in some of the world’s most outstanding restaurants. In Spain, he honed his skills at Michelin three-star Arzak Restaurant in San Sebastian, Michelin three-star El Bulli in Roses, and Michelin two-star La Broche in Madrid. He also left his mark in New York City during his tenure with Daniel Boulud at his highly regarded Michelin three-star Daniel.
Most recently, Chef Kevin helmed BLU at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore and prior to that Restaurant Lafite in Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Coming from the beautiful city of Salamanca, Spain where she obtained her first master’s degree in Linguistics at one of the oldest and most prestigious Universities in the West, Virginia’s obsession with learning and discovery has taken her on a journey eastwards for the past 20 years. After completing yet another master’s degree, this time in Business Administration, she worked for several fast-growing companies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and subsequently moved to Singapore, where she led the exponential growth of a leading premier language school. Her deep understanding of both European and Asian markets, her ability to see every aspect of a business from the customer’s perspective and her natural talent to create, develop and manage a company have made her the driving force behind Cuca’s success.
Responsible for the most important aspect of all: our guest experience, Aji has believed in Cuca and been with us from the very beginning. Born in Indonesia and blessed with a natural gift for hospitality and polished by years of experience in key management positions, he has become a pillar of professionalism in Cuca and an inspirational leader for our service brigade. Aji’s dedication to providing every guest with the best possible experience aims at giving you plenty of reasons to return.
Personally meeting hundreds of customers every week, all of them in search of the tastiest food around the world, over the years we have shared countless times our favorite restaurants from every city we know. People seem to trust chefs’ favorites when choosing food and since everyone asks our humble opinion, we have decided to start a proper Our Picks section where we give you our recommendations on where and what to eat. But just because we may help you find a new favorite don’t forget about your first love, Cuca!