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Suave Spot on  Pandawa Beach

Suave Spot on Pandawa Beach

Roosterfish Beach Club, the first beach club in Pandawa Beach offers stylish fun and excellent food. IT IS NO SECRET that Bali has countless beach spots to chill that sometimes it can be hard to pick where to spend your lazy afternoon. But if you’re […]

Manarai Beach House — Where Endless Excitement Meets Excellent Eats

Manarai Beach House — Where Endless Excitement Meets Excellent Eats

Manarai Beach House combines the best food, drinks and entertainment in Nusa Dua. IT IS NO SECRET and love the tranquillity of the Nusa Dua area, where tourists mostly go to get in touch with the more peaceful side of Bali and to experience the […]

Wanderlust Küche  – A Culinary Dialogue

Wanderlust Küche – A Culinary Dialogue

Nothing connects people from different backgrounds and cultures as much as a pleasurable meal. From Ramadan Iftars in Jakarta to New Year’s Eve in Berlin, food takes the central stage in our social interaction. And not only that: food brings people together and transcends cultural barriers, as the art of dining is a universal language that anyone can understand.

WITH THIS in mind, Goethe-Institut Indonesien brought the food cultures of Germany and Indonesia together in a pop-up restaurant on its beautiful heritage-listed premises in Menteng, Jakarta. On 22 November 2018, Helge Hagemann of Hamburg-based award-winning chefs Werteköche: Chefs with Values and acclaimed chef and food writer
 Petty Elliott create a unique fusion of German and Indonesian cuisine for an exclusive group of invited guests.

Street food, super food, fusion food – the world of eating and drinking
is ever-changing. Never before in the history of cooking and eating has there been such a strong global trend towards “fusion cuisine”, where the best of local culinary heritage is mixed to create delicious new dishes. Indonesia is by no means an exception to this. Here, as elsewhere, the growing gourmet food scene is particularly dominant in the large cities.
It can draw from an extensive culinary history to combine flavors, recipes and ingredients from all over the archipelago and beyond in dishes rich in taste and creativity.

German cuisine, on the other hand, has widely been perceived as Bavarian fare rather than gourmet cuisine: pork knuckle, fried sausage, dumplings with sauerkraut and freshly brewed beer. But is that really all there is in the goodie box “Made in Germany”? While Bavarian pretzels and beer have become an international staple, Germany, in fact, has much more to offer: a rich centuries-old culinary heritage and a stunning variety of regional foods.

Chef Helge Hagemann from the award-winning German team of Werteköche has made it his task to prove to his guests that contemporary German cuisine is much more than even German locals expect.

With an eye for local ingredients, authentic cooking processes and contemporary interpretation of old recipes, the German chef is always up to experimenting with traditional twists and new tastes. On a tour that eventually will take him to five cities in the Asia Pacific region, Helge Hagemann collaborates with local chefs who are equally eager to preserve culinary heritage and invent contemporary recipes drawing inspiration from old knowledge.

In Indonesia, acclaimed self-taught chef and food writer Petty Elliott joined Helge Hagemann in the adventure to learn from each other, discover Indonesia’s and Germany’s diverse food cultures, and engage in an intensive dialogue about dishes, recipes, ingredients, and methods of preparation. Inspired by the rich heritage of their native food cultures, the two chefs present the best of two culinary worlds.

In personal talks with the guests accompanying this special dinner, Helge Hagemann and Petty Elliott reveal their inspiration behind each dish and offered insights into the art of cooking. Together they develop
an unforgettable dining experience in the Culinary Dialogue pop-up restaurant at Goethe-Institut to merge Indonesian and German culinary traditions while creating a unique cross-cultural dialogue that is tangible and fragrant, sensual and edible.

Wanderlust Küche – A Culinary Dialogue is a regional project of the Goethe-Institut in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information on this project and the other stops of the German Werteköche chefs in the region, please also visit our website.



Jalan Sam Ratulangi 9-15

Jakarta 10350

T: +62 21 23550208


Instagram: @goetheinstitut_indonesien


Hearty Festive Celebrations at  Four Seasons Jakarta

Hearty Festive Celebrations at Four Seasons Jakarta

Christmas at Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta is looking pretty sweet and jolly with offerings for every member of the family. WHETHER IT’S AN intimate Christmas Eve gathering, a fabulous New Year’s Eve celebration or a relaxing New Year’s Day brunch, come gather your family and […]

Christmas Cheer in Jakarta

Christmas Cheer in Jakarta

It’s the Christmas season and Jakarta has an endless list of options to celebrate the holiday cheer. FAIRMONT JAKARTA Celebrate this holiday season at Fairmont Jakarta, where a host of fun activities and delicious temptations await visitors. Throughout December, guests can enjoy a very special […]

Festive Celebrations in the Island of the Gods

Festive Celebrations in the Island of the Gods

The holiday season is just around the corner, and once again, Bali lits up endless options of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, from all-nighter parties to intimate events for the family, all with fascinating entertainment, scrumptious food and drinks, and awesome crowd!

Intercontinental Bali Resort

Welcoming the festive seasons, The InterContinental Bali Resort prepares an array of tropical celebrations within the property’s beautiful beachfront setting at Jimbaran Bay. Taman Gita is hosting a Christmas Eve Family Buffet Dinner, while Bella Cucina offering a Christmas Eve Set Dinner accompanied with a live jazz performance for a stylish touch.

Guests can then welcome Christmas morning with a delightful tropical picnic breakfast at the Resort Gardens, Christmas High Tea at Taman Gita, and Christmas Day Dinner at Bella Cucina.

Visit www.bali.intercontinental.com for more information and reservations.

Manarai Beach House

Christmas comes early at Manarai Beach House, the newest hip beach club in Nusa Dua, with tropical Christmas decorations and festive cuisines and beverages available as early as 11 December.

After successfully bringing in world-class entertainment since launch, Manarai Beach House will enliven the New Year’s Eve party with a Disko Samba NYE, a 1970s carnival theme party with buzzing tropical beats, featuring French DC/producer DJ Natty Rico. Grab your favorite signature cocktails and dish out your best disco moves barefoot on the sand!

Visit www.ismaya.com/eat-drink/manarai for more information and reservations.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali

At Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, the Christmas tradition is elevated to an uber festive celebration. The brand’s traditional Advent Chocolate Hour remain available throughout December with extra attention put into the world-renowned Mövenpick chocolate variations and homemade creations such as eclairs, brownies, a chocolate fountain, and more. Signature festive hampers are available at Katha Lounge and Mövenpick Café, with Christmas items ranging from roast turkey and ham to mulled wine and German stollen.

At Christmas Eve, Anarasa Restaurant brings the elegance of a traditional Christmas Eve feast with a special appearance from Santa and his helpers bearing gifts and various live entertainments. Roast turkey with all the trimmings, glazed ham, and a dedicated desserts station is what you can expect at Anarasa Restaurant for Christmas dinner, where Santa Claus will also jolly up the evening.

Visit www.movenpick.com for more information and reservations.

Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu

Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu invites all to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s in its majestic sanctuary with its verdant tropical forest surroundings. Experience an Italian Avvento Brunch on the 23rd at Filini Restaurant to get you warmed up for the festive mood, and then enjoy a splendid Christmas Eve dinner buffet at Artichoke Restaurant or a 5-course Italian set menu with your preferred choice of Angus Beef or Poached Lobster at Filini Restaurant.

Ring in 2019 with a New Year’s Eve dinner, featuring a grand buffet and live entertainment by the pool. The Dine & Dance theme will keep you fired up until the epic fireworks show starts just as you enter 2019.

Visit www.radissonblu.com/id/resort-bali for more information and reservations.

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

Christmas and New Year’s celebrations at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort will take guests through Kwee Zeen, Cucina, and Toya for a fantastic offering that is sure to make this festive holiday an unforgettable experience.

Christmas Eve Dinner at these three F&B outlets features different offerings based on each restaurant’s signature identity, while Christmas Day Brunch will be available at Kwee Zeen. Also at Kwee Zeen and Toya, Christmas Day Dinner, along with other mentioned dining events, will also feature live entertainment provided by roaming acoustic bands spreading joy through cheerful tunes.

Visit www.sofitel.com for more information and reservations.

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali

Offering something for everyone to dish out yet another family-style festive season, The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali starts off this year’s holiday season program with a smart Christmas Eve cocktail party at the Lobby Bar & Lounge. Afterward it’s on to a delightful dinner under the stars in a refreshing poolside setting with great food and entertainment for the whole family. Alternatively, Hamabe will be serving authentic Japanese cuisine with a festive touch.

New Year’s Eve will welcome guests to savor an “All Around The World Buffet” theme paired with live music and entertainment, with Prego putting on a scrumptious feast as well and a Festive Starlight Dinner by the beach at Ikan. Head on down to Beach Lounge afterward for pulsating DJ music and dancing on the sand as you await the midnight countdown.

Visit www.westin.com/bali for more information and reservations.

W Bali – Seminyak

Holiday cheers are taken to a whole new level at W Bali – Seminyak, where seemingly Christmas and New Year celebrations await guests to celebrate in style. On Christmas Eve, stylish casual FIRE restaurant turns into a night market with festive carving station, roast turkey, Fire smokehouse barbecue and Christmas sweet cave, while the beachfront Starfish Bloo will serve a Pan-Asian array of cuisine in a seafood market style. Christmas Day super brunches are available at FIRE and Starfish Bloo with children activities to entertain the kids.

Celebrate the coming of 2019 with a delectable buffet spread at FIRE or Starfish Bloo before continuing on to W Lounge or Woobar with special guests DJ Doorly, Olivia Dawn, and Internet Slang just before the signature fireworks show.

Visit www.wbaliseminyak.com for more information and reservations.


Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach

Celebrate both the Galungan holy day (December 24) and Christmas (December 25) at Salon Bali with a Bali-inspired 3-course set menu complete with the Island’s scrumptiously authentic flavors with a Balinese flute musician serenading you you as you celebrate. For New Year’s Eve, Salon Bali presents a special 5-course set menu complete with pre-dinner drinks, canapés and a live jazz band.

Visit www.seminyak.hotelindigo.com or call +62 361 2099999 for more details.


COMO Uma Canggu

COMO Uma Canggu is a beachfront resort located on Bali’s south coast, with panoramic views of the soft volcanic sand and rolling waves. The area is well-liked for its bohemian atmosphere, iconic surf scene and focus on wellness. This festive season, celebrate in Bali’s hottest new beach club, with poolside festivities by day and laid-back parties by night, set to the sounds of local DJs. Days at the resort begin with sunrise yoga overlooking the ocean and end with some of the most spectacular sunset views on the island.

Contact COMO Uma Canggu at  +62 361 620 2228


Festive Season Canggu Staycation

Festive Season Canggu Staycation

For my first-ever stay in Canggu, I indulged in a staycation at the brand-new COMO Uma Canggu. I find myself visiting Canggu more and more every time I am on the Island. Not only are there creative and interesting cafés, bars and restaurants, there is […]

Jess Liemantara MasterChef Challenge at Raffles Jakarta

Jess Liemantara MasterChef Challenge at Raffles Jakarta

This year, star of Masterchef Australia 2018 Jess Liemantara lights up Raffles Jakarta’s special festive offering. WINTER IS in the air, and festive feeling is abounding at Raffles Jakarta, who is enlisting the culinary skills of up-and-coming Jess Liemantara, a brilliant young talent from Indonesia […]

Christmas Gift Ideas: Food You Can Wear

Christmas Gift Ideas: Food You Can Wear


SAGA STUDIO first established itself as an independent jewelry label in 2011 while working from a modest atelier in Nepal. Owners Jerome and Fiona call themselves a small team of multi-disciplinary ‘imagineers’ banded together by their passion for culture, knowledge and design. They are involved in the entire process from imagining the initial concept to engineering the finest details. Enchanted by the language of lines and the poetry of texture, with strong emphasis on structure, every one of their pieces is a meditation on function and aesthetics.

Their aesthetics are based on tribal tech fashion which combines the minimal, futuristic quality of Space with the organic, sensual quality of the Earth. They have merged these two concepts into a hybrid collection of Celestial + Terrestrial-inspired jewelry and clothing.

Their Molecule collection is what caught our eye. Molecules are the building blocks of everything around us. If you took an electron microscope and zoomed into any substance on Earth, you’d find an entire universe of atoms buzzing around. When specific atoms group together, a MOLECULE is created which then forms a unique element or chemical compound. By transcribing the molecular structure of popular food products, Saga Studio has created a line of wearable food jewelry. Every piece is hand- finished and carefully constructed without compromising on the quality of the materials. They use brass, gold and 925 silver which are all sourced locally. Through synergy of mind and heart, they craft our pieces from beginning to end in our workshop in Bali.

They have necklaces, earrings and bracelets with the molecular structure of chocolate – theobromine – C7H8N4O2, coffee – caffeine – C8H10N4O2 and wine – resveratrol – C14H12O3.

The perfect gift for your foodie friends.


Saga Studio



Instagram: @sagastudio.co

 +33 7688 35 706

New Years at Up in Smoke

New Years at Up in Smoke

2018 is about to go UP IN SMOKE! In order to properly celebrate Up In Smoke has invited 5 of their favorite DJs to keep things going all night long! As goes 2018, so goes DISCO (not) DISCO, join them for the final chapter of […]

Winter Wonderland at  Pullman Jakarta Central Park

Winter Wonderland at Pullman Jakarta Central Park

Infusing modern art into a classic Christmas theme. THIS YEAR, Pullman Jakarta Central Park is taking on the classic Wonderland theme as part of their festive and holiday season celebration, with an exciting line up of Christmas and New Year events highlighted by delightful cuisines […]

Festive Spirit at  The Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place

Festive Spirit at The Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with tantalizing dishes at PASOLA for a jolly good time.


WITH AN inviting festive offering of stylish staycations, tantalizing delicacies, and sumptuous treats, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place is ready to enliven the holiday and Christmas spirit backed with a team of culinary expert and its signature F&B venue, PASOLA Restaurant.

Known for its diverse menu crafted with high-quality ingredients, PASOLA Restaurant serves a hearty spread of International and Indonesian delicacies buffet that everyone can appreciate. On the days of, a Christmas choir will provide live entertainment during Christmas Eve, while Santa Claus appearance and kid’s activity will be available on Christmas Day Brunch, 25th December.


Courtesy of the culinary team at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, the special Christmas menu this year includes Beef Tenderloin Wellington cooked to perfection, Cider Brined Roasted Turkey with Bread Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce that provides a comforting flavor and texture in every bite, Barramundi with White Bean Puree that tastes both fresh and healthy, and a Roast Duck with Burnt Honey Glaze that comes with its own serving and cutting table that allows guests to interact directly with the chef, and a Seafood Ice Bar with Crayfish, Prawns, Scallop.

As for the festive dessert offering, guests celebrating the holiday season at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place can choose from a number of delightful temptations crafted specially for the joyous celebration. Some of these include the Christmas Pudding, Yule Log, Caramelized Mango Blackberry Pavlova, Chocolate Cherry Marquise and Vanilla Pannacotta with Negroni Granita.


Dress-up for a New Year’s Eve celebration dinner and countdown party, where PASOLA bartender will serve a series of special cocktails, such as Rosemary Ginger Fizz, Red Journey and Elyx Moscow Mule alongside with list of delicate wine and cocktail. Tasty delights for the buffet dinner are included Lobster a l’Americaine, Grilled Oysters with Cheese Sauce and Sea Crust, Seafood Ice Bar with Crabs, Oysters and Prawns, Veal Wellington with Crab Meat Filling, Kahlua Martini Crème Brulee, Prosecco Raspberry Jelly and Martini Rosso Granita, Lebkuchen Ginger Bread, Lemon Bombe, Hot Whiskey Caramel, Chocolate Croque-en-bouche, Hot Chocolate Soufflé with Burnt Marmalade Sauce and many others.



Jalan Jend. Sudirman, Kav. 52 – 53

Jakarta 12190

T: +62 21 2550 1888

Instagram: @ritzcarltonpacificplace

Facebook: @@ritzcarltonjakartapacificplace