I started business in Tourism Industry by opening a Painting Gallery in 1983. Gradually the gallery developed so I and my husband wanted to further develop the business other than artifacts, namely restaurant and hotel.
Ultimately my deal to open a restaurant and hotel materialized. The restaurant is erected on a land measuring 3500M2. It was opened in 1990 and managed by my husband (the late A.A. Gde Raka) supported by myself and received positive input from friends. In the beginning the restaurant prepared a few dishes and beverage, a very humble menu indeed and having the name Dirty Duck “Bebek Bengil” in mind I decided to sell friend ducks as well.
At the time this dish is not included in a restaurant menu, because preparing duck is not easy and needs extra attention, since duck have an odor that indeed difficult to get rid of it so that thanks of our hard work after the death of my husband on August 25, 2003, I continued this business by perfecting the food, beverage and building.
At the time number of seats could only accommodate 300-500 persons. The first officials visiting “Bebek Bengil” were the Minister of education, Ibu Megawati and now we have the honor to receive President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and other Foreign minister at our “Bebek Bengil”.