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Month: August 2017

Full Moon Treasures at JW Marriot Jakarta

Full Moon Treasures at JW Marriot Jakarta

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with the finest mooncakes from Pearl Chinese Restaurant Pearl Chinese Restaurant at JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta once again offers their legendary mooncakes featuring special creations from the Executive Chinese Chef Ken Choy. Said to be one of the best in town, […]

brood-en-boter a Cafe For All of Ages

brood-en-boter a Cafe For All of Ages

If you passed by Jalan Bangka Raya, there is one new restaurant currently receiving lots of customers. brood-en-boter is an Indonesian food restaurant and bakery. During my visit I was recommended ayam goreng Bangka for my main course and because it is a bakery too, so I want […]

Ayana Midplaza Jakarta Transforms Hotel Lobby Into JimBARan Living Room

Ayana Midplaza Jakarta Transforms Hotel Lobby Into JimBARan Living Room

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Opening mid-August within the open atrium lounge of AYANA, JimBARan Living Room is Jakarta’s new meeting place, where business and social networking intertwine for lunch, dinner and personalized afternoon tea with an imaginative touch.

Our guests are invited to frequent JimBARan Living Room as they would a private club in the heart of Jakarta’s buzzing commercial business district. Semi-private lounge spaces offer a new level of comfort, where guests are welcome to sip and savor with seamless connectivity.

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Inspired by modern and worldlytrends, as well as his love of Indonesia’s local products and flavors, AYANA’s Executive Sous Chef Johan is ready to ‘wow’ Jakarta’s discerning foodie community with a divine, light lunch and dinner menu. Chef Johan’s signature offerings will include such temptations as duck breast, veal loin and healthy creations crafted with quinoa. Mastering the art of the sweet indulgence, Pastry Chef Beno will introduce Jakarta’s gourmands to a new style of afternoon tea, where every single corner of the canvas is tailored to the individual’s palate. “I’ve always loved the traditionalafternoon tea,” he says, “however I am very excited about showcasing our team’s creative pursuits and elevating the experience to reflect AYANA’s signature lifestyle, while also highlighting local flavors and ingredients.”

Chef Beno’s goal is to provide guests with a truly personalized afternoon tea encounter, offering the ability to choose interesting selections – such as macha scones and squid ink macaroons – to fit their mood. Beautifully presented in artisan-crafted table and glassware, Chef Beno’safternoon tea will feature a musical of culinary luxuries to create the joy of lingering emotions.

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Described as the exclusive topping for artfully tweaked Java, guests may choose from gourmet chocolate shavings, available in different cacao percentages, adding to the tailored experience. Sparking the culinary imagination, beverage specialist Justin and his skillfully engaged team will augment every afternoon tea experience with a theatrical nuance, such as adding final artistic touches to divine dishes right at the table.

From later in the afternoon to well into the evening, JimBARan Living Room transforms once again into anafter-work retreat, offering a warm and friendly atmosphere with live jazz and swing bands while guests relax over inspiring cocktails, innovative bites and compelling conversation. Appealing to the city’s dynamic community, from busy executives who need a sophisticated spot for spontaneous meetings, to the ladies of Jakarta who gather weekly to catch up on the latest happenings over stylish drinks and sumptuous bites, our culinary artists promise to excite and elevate the senses of every guest who spends time at JimBARan Living Room.

AYANA Midplaza JAKARTA
Midplaza, Jalan Jend Sudirman Kav 10-11.
Facebook: AYANAMidplazaJAKARTA
Twitter: @AYANAjakarta
Instagram: @AYANAjakarta
Photographs by: AYANA Midplaza JAKARTA

Makna Coffee: Nothing But Coffee

Makna Coffee: Nothing But Coffee

Makna Creative, a creative lab based in Jakarta, has expanded by opening a coffee shop in the busy Mega Kuningan area. Located at Kuningan City Mall, Jakarta, Makna Coffee officially opened last week. If this place is on your commute route and you need caffeine kick […]

Yayoi Kusama at National Gallery Singapore

Yayoi Kusama at National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore host internationally-acclaimed artist Yayoi Kusama’s first major survey in Southeast Asia. Titled YAYOI KUSAMA: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow, the exhibition will feature over 120 works, including new, never-before-seen, pieces. It will offer an unprecedented opportunity to explore the creative […]

Beergembira #14 : Join The Dark Side!

Beergembira #14 : Join The Dark Side!

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One of those rare moments when people happily join the dark side: four dark beers
comparison session.

My buddies and I love to have beer on almost every get-together, but we always avoid
dark beer. Not sure why; we never actually have a discussion about it. One thing that
we agreed on was that dark beer taste more bitter than lager style beer– the most
popular type of beer in Indonesia. I was about to get schooled.

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Dark beer got its color from roasted malt or barley process and this is also how it got
their characteristic flavor. Dark beer tends to have a deeper and complex set of flavors
which includes notes of chocolate, coffee, and caramel, bridging between bitter and
sweet. While many people are on the sweet side, not few also enjoy the bitter side of
those flavors.

To get better experience while enjoy dark beer, we can add some food pairing on the
table. Red meat and rich stews are perfect companion to go with dark beer flavor, or try
to get a contrast flavor by enjoying coffee and chocolate dessert for another experience.

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Beergembira #14 which held at 2 nd floor of Beer Garden SCBD was over-flooded by
many curious drinkers who want to learn more about dark beer. There were four types
of beer provided for the event: Guinness Foreign Extra, San Miguel Cerveza Negra,
Anker Stout, and Erdinger Dunkel.

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Guinness Foreign Extra : a stout beer which has hint of coffee note with balanced and
deep bitter flavor. Coincidentally, these are the characters I used to describe dark beer
in general. This kind of beer is perfect to be enjoyed as dinner companion.

San Miguel Cerveza Negra : a new contender on dark beer market in Indonesia which
has been getting a good response from the market. It has a pretty light taste and aroma
than the usual dark beer; it also comes with caramel flavor which makes this dark beer
feels more approachable as a gateway to enjoy dark beer.

Anker Stout : one of the popular dark beer. It has bold dark color and well-balanced
bitter and chocolate flavor, which makes it a kind of beer that perfect with different type
of situations, whether at a pub or during one of your binge watch nights.

Erdinger Dunkel : it is a wheat beer with 5.3% ABV; the other three are 4.9% ABV.
This beer has strong character and would be perfect for a night after one day of hard
work.

So, once again, Beergembira gave a good experience to make people appreciate beer
even more. Like everything else, by knowing more we can appreciate better.

Premium Taste of Makaroni Ngehe

Premium Taste of Makaroni Ngehe

Makaroni Ngehe together with Foody.id announced their new outlet on Ciputra Mall, Jakarta. Founded in 2013 by Ali Muharam, it has garnered many fans addicted to this sweet and savory fried macaroni snack in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and soon in other cities. After opening 28 […]

Bar Takeover at UNA

Bar Takeover at UNA

Four talented bartenders from Singapore showcased their creations at the after party of Art Stage Jakarta. After a day full of programs of the opening Art Stage Jakarta, guests were invited to have after party at UNA bar, Pullman Thamrin, Jakarta, on Aug. 11, 2017. […]

The Mandarin Cake Shop Presenting Two Limited-edition Sweet Treats

The Mandarin Cake Shop Presenting Two Limited-edition Sweet Treats

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The Mandarin Cake Shop, in partnership with Elle & Vire, is presenting two limited-edition sweet treats; the Independence Day Swiss Roll and the Cheesecake Riviera. Both delectable cakes are masterfully crafted by Elle & Vire International Culinary Advisor, Chef Clément Nadeau from Paris.

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Available from 12 August to 30 September, these special edition cakes are each priced at Rp 50,000+. For further information or to place orders, please contact +62 21 2993 8820 or email to mojkt-cakeshop@mohg.com.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, JAKARTA
Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Jakarta
T: +62 21 2993 8825
www.mandarinoriental.com/jakarta
Twitter: @MO_JAKARTA
Facebook: MandarinOrientalJakarta
Instagram: @mo_jakarta

Commemorating Indonesia’s 72 Independence Day With ‘Celebrate Indonesia’

Commemorating Indonesia’s 72 Independence Day With ‘Celebrate Indonesia’

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta invites guests to commemorate Indonesia’s 72nd Independence Day with an array of exciting culinary offers. Cinnamon is delighted to host a creative collaboration between the up-and-coming Chef Fernando Sindu and our Chef de Cuisine Ciptoroso, presenting a new approach to Indonesia’s well-loved delicacies in an […]

Kaum Is Ready For the Jakarta Foodie Tribe

Kaum Is Ready For the Jakarta Foodie Tribe

Search no more for a sumptuous Indonesian dinner in eye-pleasing environment in Jakarta, because Kaum just opened another outpost in Jakarta and are going all out to please your cravings. The first step inside Kaum Jakarta flung me back to my happy childhood. The historical […]

Barong Bar Takeover By Mixologist From Savoy’s Beaufort Bar

Barong Bar Takeover By Mixologist From Savoy’s Beaufort Bar

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Fairmont Jakarta is holding a series of events to bring the excitement of British cuisine and lifestyle to the city from 24 to 27 August 2017. Titled “When Jakarta Meets London – Bringing The Heritage of The Savoy to the City”, the events will showcase the expertise of guest chefs and mixologist who will be flown in from London to Jakarta.

One of the highlights is the mixologist from the Hotel’s sister property – The Savoy’s Beaufort Bar, Witek Wojaczek, who will be taking over Fairmont Jakarta’s Barong Bar on 25 August.

The Savoy’s bar has been nominated as the World’s Best Hotel Bar, and Barong Bar brings the mixologist, Witek Wojaczek – who is also the UK winner at the Toast of Paris Cocktail Competition in 2016 – to take over the bar where he will present the Savoy’s classic cocktails like Hanky Panky and Moonwalk, as well as Beaufort Bar’s signature cocktail stories.

Storytelling is at the heart of The Savoy, connecting the past, present and future of the celebrated historical hotel. Since the Beaufort Bar opened in 2010 (built on the hotel’s former cabaret stage), great cocktails have been created here, the most lavish parties have taken place, and yet more legends have been born. The Savoy believes that everyone has a tale to tell and invite them to discover their own stories about The Savoy.

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Known for its theatrical drinks and dramatic décor, The Savoy’s Beaufort Bar showcases its cocktail menu that takes the form of a beautifully illustrated tunnel book, offering cocktails inspired by former patrons of this grand old building, including Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel and Ernest Hemingway. Twisting strands from the Savoy’s illustrious history into a fascinating cocktail narrative, the menu takes guests on a tour of the hotel through its tales.

During this bar takeover, guests will have a chance to also taste Beaufort Bar cocktail stories such as Moonwalk (containing Grand Marnier, Rose Water, Grapefruit Bitters, Sugar Cube, Brut Champagne) was created to commemorate Neil Armstrong landing on the moon. This was the first drink he drank when he returned from his mission.

The Grass is always Greener is a mix of Bacardi Carta Ocho, Cognac, oak and acorn, coffee, dried fruit, and Louis Roederer Champagne. The title itself comes from a song in a musical legend, Women of the Year, where the Broadway artist, Marilyn Cooper was also a friend of The Savoy.

Seal of Approval (containing Bombay Sapphire gin, cinnamon Dubonnet and peach) is a nod to the Royal connection the hotel has with the Royal Family, so much so that the hotel used to have a special bell that rang in the directors corridor when any royalty arrived. One day the bell was accidently rung by a young page boy reporting for his first day at work.

During the Bar Takeover at Barong Bar, aside from enjoying the free-flow signature cocktails of Beaufort Bar, guests will be pampered with red carpet treatment and having the excitement on having cigar rollers and live entertainment. The lucky winner of the night will enjoy the prize of a weekend ride on a Jaguar including the chauffer.

Free-flow cocktails at Barong Bar will be available from 8 to 11 p.m., at Rp 788,000++/ person.

‘When Jakarta Meets London – Bringing in The Heritage of The Savoy to the City’ is brought to Fairmont Jakarta, supported by Citi Prestige Card, Jaguar, Bentley, Time Place and in partnership with British Embassy and the Savoy, London as well as Da Man and Prestige magazines. Guests who hold a Citi Prestige Card can enjoy 15% off for the prices listed above.

For more information or reservations, please call (+62 21) 2970 3333 or email diningreservations.jakarta@fairmont.com.