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Rian Farisa (The Gastronomy Aficionado)

Rian Farisa stars himself in a flick about how a culinary correspondent living a life full of flavors bursting from his exciting gastronomic escapades.

At the end of the day, he lives to retell the chronicles of his swashbuckling daring gourmet adventures like a bard singing his tales of beautiful faraway lands.

Since gastronomy consists of complex aspects and that is where his passion lies, he decided to unravel how businessmen, hawkers and luxurious restaurants alike, serve their dishes for the patrons. Whether they only serve for the advantages in taste or only the surroundings or whether they really throw anything for the sake of customer’s satisfaction, he shall be solely the only one who can tell and in the name of this noble profession, justice shall be done!

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    1. You sure know where this will lead. A new fresh start of me taking my love for food to the level. Of course, I’m gonna start recognizing the ingredients from their names, forms, and smell, then I’m gonna cook and experiencing the joy in it, the neverending experiments plus most of all, I’m gonna share the fun with everyone! My dreams are bigger than life, ayay. Just wait and see! ^^

  1. We’d like to inform u that our club will have a Raw Vegan Coocking demo, “Stir not Fry”, presenting by Mrs Maria Rivarola, Gourmet Raw vegan chef, from Living Light Culinary Institute California, on Saturday, 20 Feb.2010 (09.00 a.- 02.00 p.m) at Puri Casablanca, Jakarta.
    Limited space, for registration & details:
    call : )08170828427 or 021-70906167; email: organikklub@gmail.com
    Don’t miss this extra ordinary coocking experience… be healthy.. go organic

    1. Thanks for the invitation, Ms. Emilia. However I might not be available for Feb 20th, 2010, nevertheless please inform me for your club’s other interesting events in the future. I hope I can make it next time.

  2. Dear Rian,

    I’m including your blog in the list I build on Indonesian Food Bloggers here:
    + http://epicurina.blogspot.com/2010/07/indonesian-food-bloggers.html

    As the list is just starting, and I’m reviewing each one of them, you can see for yourself that the list is still quite short. Therefore, should you have any recommendations kindly please inform me and I would include it in my list along with some comments. The criteria is simple; it generally contains writings on Indonesian food, and is done in English.

    Best regards,

    Bayu Amus
    Epicurina – Epicurean Indonesia
    http://epicurina.blogspot.com
    epicurina@gmail.com

    1. Hi Bayu,

      Thanks for the credit. It was a pleasure to be included in your good blog and I shall contribute to you whenever I found something good to be recommended.

      However I wish to inquire something and I will send an email for you soon.

      Thanks again! ^^

    1. Thanks Ivan! Welcome to The Gastronomy Aficionado.

      You got yourself a very neat site as well. Would you like to discuss the details about me being a contributor at your site? If you wish, let’s discuss it by email. ^^

  3. You seem to have tons of dining experience and yet somehow manage to keep your almost slim figure. Could you give us some tips on that ? :D

    1. A very interesting remark and question! :D

      Anyway, I’m not that ‘slim’ like you said but probably what I can say actually that I manage to keep my meals not more than the usual 3 times a day and not abusing it. Snacks? Not too often as well and I’m not really into sweets.

      Hope that would help but nonetheless always remember that we are all in shape actually. Round is a shape! :D

  4. Dear Rian Farisa (The Gastronomy Aficionado),

    We would like to invite you to experience our new concept of restaurant.
    “SUNNY SIDE UP” born out of vission shared by people who just love eggs..

    And we’re really glad if you want to spend your time to try our foods and come to our restaurant.

    Address : Ruko Alexandrite blok ALX 3 no. 7
    Gading Serpong – Tangerang
    Twitter : @sunnysideup_gs

    For confirmation, contact : Christian Sutisna (0821 255 400 26 / 0838 985 38 321)
    Email : christian.sutisna@gmail.com / sutisnachristian@yahoo.com

    Thank you for your time. We hope that you can enjoy our food.

  5. Dear Rian,

    I like you idealism to be as honest and real as possible. Love reading your reviews.
    Keep up the independency, and let the truth burst out.

    Mayang

    1. Thank you Mayang. Appreciate your support a lot!

      Even though now I’m writing in media standard and also happen to write for several medias, I will always try to be honest and doing it eloquently at the same time.

      Have a good visit here from time to time. :)

    1. Welcome home! Thanks for your kind words and enjoy your stay here. :)

      I really like jazz but rarely go to the clubs, although I can direct you to two places notable for the jazz scene.
      The first one is Black Cat in Arcadia, Plaza Senayan – hopefully it’s still there. :D
      The second one is Red White Lounge in Kemang, owned by Indra Lesmana if I’m not mistaken and he gigs frequently there.
      It might not be your regular 20s kind of jazz – which I really like also, but will surely satisfy your jazzy needs. :)

      Enjoy!

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