Maxie Millian the New Head Chef of Apéritif and Nic Vanderbeeken.

Maxie Millian Appointed the New Head Chef of Apéritif Restaurant

Ubud’s most popular fine dining restaurant, Apéritif, proudly introduces Maxie Millian as their new Head Chef to lead the culinary team under the leadership of Executive Chef Nic Vanderbeeken.

Born in Jakarta, Chef Maxie Millian began his career in Dubai with a background in European food and won a gold medal at Le Salon Culinaire International De Londres in 2012.

Upon his return to Indonesia, Chef Maxie was Head Chef at the luxury Sofitel Hotel in Seminyak and boutique fine dining restaurant Teatro Gastroteque which served French degustation menus with Japanese influence. Continuing his culinary quest, Chef Maxie began to focus on Indonesian cuisine and joined Merah Putih Restaurant and Sangsaka Bali located in Seminyak.

In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, he opened his own restaurant with his wife in Jimbaran named Riung Rasa. Chef Maxie’s renowned slogan is #bersamalebihbaik (better together) and his vision is to express community over competition. Chef Maxie will be joining Apéritif Restaurant & Bar as the new Head Chef from 17 May 2021.


“Being involved, learning firsthand and observing the craft and absorbing all you can, makes it easier to define what you want. It will also ultimately make you a better Chef, that’s my regular conversation with Chef Nic Vanderbeeken. Because for me, there’s no great chef without a great team” Chef Maxie said.


Joining Chef Vanderbeeken in the kitchen, Chef Maxie will welcome guests to experience the Apéritif degustation menus starting from 17 May 2021.

To introduce his distinct style, Chef Maxie will serve a limited time only menu entitled Maxie’s Taste of Apéritif, which pays tribute to Maxie’s culinary journey to date. Guests can indulge in this special menu, for lunch and dinner from 26 May to 16 June 2021. For more information and reservation please email us at or visit our website at

Established in 2018, Apéritif stands out as being a stunning fine dining destination with a distinct concept of serving an eclectic culinary experience that explores the world through the flavors of the Indonesian archipelago.
A dining experience at Apéritif provides you with a harmonious marriage between global cuisine, the spices of the Indonesian archipelago, and a distinct feeling of modern European flavors and cooking techniques.

Maxie Millian the New Head Chef of Apéritif and Nic Vanderbeeken.

A luxurious dining experience with Old World touches

Housed in a spacious standalone building overlooking the jungle landscape at the renowned Viceroy Bali, the 60-seat restaurant is tastefully decorated in marbles, dark woods, and bronze elements to capture the convivially grand atmosphere of the 1920s.

Making note of Indonesia’s rich colonial history, space is also dotted with authentic period photographs depicting the last Dutch-Indonesian Viceroys of Bali and Yogyakarta.

Combining the highest quality ingredients from Viceroy Bali’s greenhouse, the island of Bali, and the world, Apéritif presents the best of contemporary global cuisine touching on the archipelago’s diverse culinary heritage and ingredients.

Settle in for an all-encompassing dining journey, where Chef Nic and his team have created an eclectic blend of global cuisine that takes pride in its sense of place.