Scheduled to open in September 2021, Tom’s by renowned UK chef, Tom Aikens at The Langham Jakarta promises to be the new culinary destination in the city.
Located on the 62nd floor of the hotel, the European restaurant features Italian mosaic flooring by Sicis, Knoll chairs, leather upholstered benches, old world chandeliers and floor to ceiling windows, showcasing spectacular views of Jakarta’s skyline from the Sudirman Central Business District.
Tom’s is a project close to the hearts of both The Langham, Jakarta and Tom Aikens. Growing up with his father who is a French wine merchant, Aikens spent significant amounts of time experiencing French cuisine and culture. He further refined his craft under the tutelage of Pierre Koffmann and Joel Robuchon, and was the youngest chef who achieved Two Michelin stars at 26 years old.
The style of cuisine at Tom’s is British and French influenced and prepared simply, using the best seasonal quality produce. The Marrone open kitchen will showcase the lively process, the Himalayan salt-dry meat lockers will age the best quality beef; the wood fired grill will layer complexity into any simple flavour; the épicerie like shelves will offer a wide variety of charcuterie and cheeses along with wide selections of wine.
“At Tom’s, the produce is the hero. We are celebrating flavours and harmonising taste and texture, working with the world’s best meat, imported or dry aged to perfection in-house, along with poultry and seasonal seafood prepared and cooked “on the bone” which is a superior method of cooking,” said Aikens.
Tom will also introduce European nostalgia to the Jakarta dining scene with highly styled à la carte Gueridon service of meat carvings, burrata and various desserts. Champagnes and cocktails will also be presented and prepared for guests at the table.
Tom’s at The Langham, Jakarta will be helmed by Executive Sous Chef, Giles Langford. Chef Langford, who was trained by Aikens, initially studied Agriculture and Horticulture but revealed a passion for food and travel, mixed with a fondness of an organic kitchen and a love for modern-classical French cuisine and Italian gastronomy. He will also create a rooftop eco-garden at the hotel where the freshly grown herbs will be used solely at the restaurant.
Tom's at The Langham, Jakarta
District 8, SCBD, Lot 28, Jakarta 12190, Indonesia