Immigrant, the fast paced club, restaurant and bar, which opened five years ago at Plaza Indonesia has been undergoing a serious make-over. The first part to reopen is now called The Immigrant Dining Room.
As a way to rekindle the Immigrant venue, The Dining room showcases a no-nonsense appearance that redefines the glamorous and sophisticated era of the Roaring 20s to the homey feel of a retro diner, all amplified with the use of marble, leather and wood for the interior. It’s not just all about dining in or relaxing, but as its motto says, it’s a place “Where deals get signed and the rumors begin”.
Everyone will feel welcome in this semi-private atmosphere, with its 140 seat capacity, The Dining Room is a perfect place to mingle and jingle right at the heart of capital, especially with the great offer that comes from the tried-and-tested dishes and drinks.
Helmed by the highly experienced Chef Fany Hermawan (See our March Beef Issue), the menu features modern touchs of Western cuisine and all is richly textured and complex in taste. However, we also enjoyed the straightforward taste of Immigrant’s steak frites, using wagyu sirloin which was part of their business lunch set, priced at only IDR 99,000.
The rest was a grand adventure from start to finish. The starter was a plate of Portobello mushrooms that really looks like pizza and tastes like it but with the character of the mushrooms blanketed by mozzarella, smoked beef chorizo, cream, and thyme. The perfectly seared foie gras with beef bacon soil made adventurous apple, orange sphere, and wild berry gastrique came next.
Then, we had the oven baked escargot in garlic and herb butter, complemented with the toast, was a really good intermezzo before sailing through our sirloin wagyu. The closure was a very adult one as Chef Fany presented us with Trio Fondants of XO and dark Valrhona, orange and coffee, hazelnut and amaretto; all with the accompaniments of scoops of coffee liquor and cognac ice cream.
The drinks are not short of excitement as well as described from the details that came in with Frozen Green Apple Daiquiri that features apple, vodka, spinach, and lime; or from the beautiful Burn & Breakfast that consists of gin, marmalade, grapefruit, lemon, with aperol and vanilla; and finally the straight Negroni of gin, vermouth, campari, with orange zest.
Well, what can I further say? There are plenty of excitements indeed found in the menu and a new sensation to try for Jakartans restaurant hoppers, but I bet this one will always find a way within the minds of fabulous people as a one-stop place to dine, drink, and party.
IMMIGRANT DINING ROOM
Halal-friendly (some of the menu items contain alcohol and pork)
Suitable for vegetarians
Plaza Indonesia – 6th fl., Jalan M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Jakarta – Indonesia
Everyday, 11am – LATE
Spend: IDR 150,000 – IDR 250,000 / person
Featured in THE FOODIE MAGAZINE Jun 2014 edition
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Photos by: Dennie Benedict