It is with such pleasure to introduce you all my dear readers with my monthly culinary calendar!
Starting this March, I will post a monthly article and will be updated anytime I receive new information about food events, new dishes, new chefs, and et cetera.
My personal highlight for March would be the return of Michelin-starred chef Nicolas Isnard to Lyon, Mandarin Oriental Jakarta on 29-31 March 2012.
So without further ado, herewith I present you the Culinary Events for March 2012.
WELCOMING BACK MICHELIN STAR CHEF NICOLAS ISNARD
VENUE: LYON, MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL JAKARTA
Available only from 29-31 March 2012
Chef Nicolas successfully amazed Jakarta’s food lovers for the first time last year in March 2011. His cuisine combines modern techniques without forgetting the original and traditional taste of French cuisine. One of his sensational dishes last year was a new version of onion soup with black truffles. He made this classic traditional French soup with onion ice cream, leaving an exciting sensation on the guest’s palate between the coldness of ice cream and the hot temperature of the soup. Chef Nicolas is famous for dishing up distinctive rustic flavors and aims to bring a fresh approach to sublime old-school French cuisine.
Indulge in Chef Isnard’s unique and appetising dishes in Lyon restaurant with either a two-course menu priced at IDR 620,000++, or a three-course menu priced at IDR 780,000++ or a six-course degustation menu at IDR 1,500,000++. Seize the opportunity to try the Michelin-star chef experience with dishes such as Sea Scallop with Beetroot Caviar, Grapefruit and Coconut Milk; Lobster Wasabi with Hummus and Lemongrass Broth and mouth-watering desserts such as Sphere Pinacolada and Passion Lacté.
Or if you would like to experience the complete journey with the the chef, sign up for a private table hosted by Chef Nicolas himself. Take the oportunity to interact and tailor your own degustation menu that includes Champagne and a guided tour through the kitchen during service. Priced at IDR 2,500,000++ per person with a maximum of six persons.
Further information: 021 – 2993 8986/87
BISTROT BUSINESS LUNCH
VENUE: ORIENT8, HOTEL MULIA JAKARTA
Chef Florian Lamelot, a decorated French chef that has catered celebrities and perfected his cooking skills in Michelin-starred restaurants, presents you with The Bistrot Business Lunch to cater Jakartans needs for simple, quick, affordable yet delicious lunch. Available from Monday to Saturday, enjoy the newly-created of 2-course and 3-course French set menus from ranging price at IDR 120,000++ up to IDR 220,000++ per person.
Further information: 021 – 574 7777
EVERYDAY IS A SPECIAL DAY
VENUE: ASIA, THE RITZ-CARLTON – MEGA KUNINGAN JAKARTA
New stalls coming in enriching the already complete International cuisine of Asia with dishes from Korea, India, shabu shabu, and variety of noodles available for lunch and dinner starting March 2012.
Not only that, Asia also presents daily different promotions and discounts as follow.
On Monday those who work in tourism and hospitality industries are privileged for 20% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks.
Tuesday night would be the ladies night out! Enjoy the privilege of one person buffet dinner price for two people.
Wednesday will see all the bookkeepers and secretaries enjoy their dinners only for IDR 200,000 nett including iced tea or iced lemon tea.
Then came Thirsty Thursday where patrons can savor free flow of beers, cocktails, wines, house pours, and mojitos for two hours straight priced at IDR 250,000++.
Friday would be the time to plunder the frutti di mare that consists of salmon, lobster, blue crab, and oysters at IDR 258,000++.
Next would be the Hawkers buffet time for Saturday with delightful Peranakan cuisines such as bak kut teh, Singaporean chili crab, Hokkian noodles, and oyster eggs at IDR 258,000++.
Last but not least, Sunday holds the Blues Brunch where you can enjoy luxurious lunch accompanied by legendary blues notes at IDR 258,000++.
So make sure you bring your IDs for Monday and Wednesday then enjoy your stay at Asia!
Further information: 021 – 2551 8882
SPRING ON YOUR PLATE
VENUE: EMILIE FRENCH RESTAURANT, JAKARTA
Chef Mikaël Robin celebrates Spring sweet bounties by updating our menu with fresh flown-in produce – Fava Beans, Asparagus, Pea Tendrils, Romanesque Cauliflower, Hokkaido Scallops and Atlantic Sea Bass to name a few.
Here are some of the dishes:
Further information: 021 – 521 3626
A CUP OF INDONESIA
VENUE: LOBBY LOUNGE, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, JAKARTA
Available only until 31 March 2012
Lobby Lounge presents the richness and distinctive feel of Indonesia in a cup of coffee. Grown and produced from different regions in Indonesia, select your favorite from the best of Toraja, Lampung, Medan, Java, Gayo and not to mention also the exotic Luwak. Served in traditional and unique presentations starting at IDR 55,000.
Further information: 021 – 252 3456 ext. 7012
WAGYU SUNDAY BRUNCH
VENUE: JAVA, INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL JAKARTA
Ongoing since January 2012, InterContinental Jakarta presents the famous Wagyu Sunday Brunch that features enticing selections of international and traditional cuisine. From salad, soup, rendang, beef burger, Saikoro steak, and traditional grills enjoy this dual Sunday Brunch where you can also taste the best from Scusa at the same time for only IDR 323,000++ or alternatively IDR 473,000++ for brunch with free flow wine.