Canadian cuisine proves itself as an elusive one when it comes to on how to define it. For this, Chef Joan Monfaredi flew all the way from Toronto to introduce her pride and joy on cooking the food and explaining the great flavors from the huge country for a few days only in Grand Hyatt Jakarta.

Chef Joan Monfaredi
Chef Joan Monfaredi

Canada nowadays as we all know becomes a melting pot of many cultures previously unheard at least a century ago. Before we knew there were only the Native Americans and then came the French and the British. Now, Canada becomes the home of people coming from Europe and Asia as well.

While it is hard to pinpoint what the real cuisine look like, Chef Joan Monfaredi, who is a native Central Canadian, humbly states that Canadian food is all about honesty in each of the ingredients, something that you can trace back by tasting the very flavor of it.

From what I saw personally, her dishes truly incorporates the honesty of the flavors, the freshest of the ingredients, and the chemistry of many cuisines while also keeping the Canadian identity intact as well as she always stated whenever the food arrives.

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Lamb Ravioli
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Grilled Nova Scotia Seafood Salad

Take it for example the wondrous courses that I experienced from appetizer to dessert starting from the lamb ravioli, the seafood salad, the aged beef tenderloin, and a myriad of ravishing desserts. Some specific produce and ingredients were brought personally from Canada to ensure the authenticity.

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Charcoal Grilled Alberta Beef Medallions
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Dessert Sampling of Maple Crème Brulee, Molten Dark Chocolate Cake and Walnut Butter Tart

Now it’s your turn to experience Canada at its best with Chef Joan Monfaredi at C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant in Grand Hyatt Jakarta for only until October 24, 2014!


For more information:


Grand Hyatt Jakarta,
Jalan MH Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Jakarta – Indonesia
T: +62.21.2992.1234

Opening hours:
Everyday, 12pm – 3pm (lunch) & 6pm – 10.30pm (dinner)


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