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“Dining In The Dark” Fundraising Dinner by Fairmont Jakarta

As part of AccorHotels sustainability efforts, Fairmont Jakarta presents a one-of-a-kind fund raising event called “Dining in the Dark” which will be held on 3 December 2018 at the Ballroom. The event is in collaboration with and in support of Yayasan Mitra Netra – a non-profit organization that focuses on efforts and initiatives to support people who are visually impaired.

The concept of dark dining takes place in a dark restaurant, where the customers do not see the food they are eating. The basic concept is that the removal of vision enhances the other senses and increases gastronomic pleasure. At the Dining in the Dark, Fairmont Jakarta invites guests to experience a culinary journey through taste, smell, touch and sound, in total darkness. Guests will be served a sophisticated 12-course set menu that is meticulously crafted by the team of talented chefs to indulge the senses.

Seated in the pitch-black dining room, the guests will be guided and served by blind individuals who have been specially trained to offer guidance to sighted guests. It would be a life impacting experience when the roles are reversed – the blind become the eyes, opening minds to a deeper consciousness.

The event also serves as a form of solidarity for the people suffering from blindness. The guests will be challenged to do the usually taken-for-granted activities, like enjoying the menu and pouring drinks, in complete darkness. This affinity leads to mutual trust and respect, and a realization of the value of their work and overall ability to carry out tasks.

Serving the tables that evening are the visually impaired individuals from Yayasan Mitra Netra. The foundation provides educational services, as well as initiating work field diversification programs for the blinds.  People with visually impaired sights – some since born and some lost their eye sights during adulthood – come to the foundation to learn on how to enable themselves in getting education and work opportunities.

Dining in the Dark is available for guests at IDR 2,500,000 per person, where the fund raised will be donated to Yayasan Mitra Netra. For reservations, please call (+62 21) 2970 3333 or email diningreservations.jakarta@fairmont.com.

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Gaggan is the Number One of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2018

Gaggan in Bangkok claims the No.1 spot for a fourth consecutive year, retaining the dual titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and The Best Restaurant in Thailand.  Gaggan Anand’s eponymous Bangkok restaurant debuted on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2014, rising to No.7 last year.

The winning chefs and restaurateurs celebrate at the sixth annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, at Wynn Palace, Macau.

The 2018 edition of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list boasts nine Thailand entries, including newcomer Paste (No.31), headed by Bongkoch ‘Bee’ Satongun, who is also named Best Female Chef 2018. Other returning Bangkok favorites within the top 20 include Sühring (rising nine places to No.4), Nahm (No.10) and Le Du (rising 23 entries to No.14).

The 2018 list includes eight new entries, with Japan claiming 11 restaurants. You can discover the full list here.

The Announcement of the Winners of Jakarta’s Best Eats Award 2018

FoodieS Magazine and Aqua Reflections proudly announced the winners of the inaugural Jakarta’s Best Eats Awards 2018 at a gala dinner on 22 February 2018 at the ballroom of the Four Seasons Jakarta.

Inspired by the rapid pace of change in the local food and beverage scene–and the emergence of a local foodie-driven culture, The Jakarta’s Best Eats Awards were launched in December to recognize the Top 40 Restaurants in Jakarta, with an eye to informing diners about the creative talents behind Jakarta’s culinary industry and to inspire chefs and restaurateurs to develop world-class venues.

A long list of almost 300 restaurants was identified during the open and public nomination process. Judging was done objectively and ethically by an expert jury comprising food writers, established chefs, social media influencers and a local gourmet and a representative nominated by AQUA Reflections.

Restaurants competed in one of three categories–Fine Dining, Upmarket Venues and Casual Dining –and were judged on the following criteria:
50% – Cuisine, based on taste, creativity and execution
20% – Quality of service
20% – Drinks menu
10% – Interior design and character.

Jury members based their decisions on the above criteria. Each member could only vote for a restaurant if they had eaten at the restaurant in the last 12 months. All past visits to the restaurants were made without identifying themselves as part of the jury. Further, the award organizers, sponsors, short-listed restaurants and jury members kept the restaurant selection and deliberation process confidential before the awards night. They also certified that they had not been offered nor had they received any incentives as part of the judging process.

LIST OF WINNERS

Chef of the Year – Ragil Imam Wibowo, Chef/Patron of NUSA Indonesian Gastronomy

Restaurant of the Year – KAUM Jakarta

Fine Dining
Venues making an illustrious effort in their pursuit of perfection in taste, presentation, creativity, service and table arrangement.

  • Akira Back
  • Alto
  • Amuz
  • Emilie French Restaurant
  • Henshin
  • Li Feng
  • Namaaz
  • NUSA Indonesian Gastronomy
  • OKU
  • View Restaurant & Bar

Upscale Dining
Venues going the extra mile to provide Jakarta’s foodies with the best in smart dining, regardless of size.

  • Altitude Grill
  • AMKC Atelier
  • Arts Café by Raffles
  • Attarine
  • Bistro Baron
  • Caffé Milano
  • Huize Van Wely
  • KAUM
  • Kembang Goela
  • Kila Kila
  • La Posta
  • Le Quartier
  • Meradelima
  • Momozen
  • Mr. Fox
  • Palm Court
  • Paradise Dynasty
  • Tugu Kunstkring Paleis
  • Turkuaz
  • Up in Smoke

Casual Dining
Venues that rose above many other establishments, offering relaxed, livelier and straightforward food-and-beverage experiences.

  • Beau by Talita Setyadi
  • Benedict
  • FŪJIN
  • Gioi
  • Koi Kemang
  • Monolog Coffee Co.
  • SevenFriday Space
  • St. Ali Jakarta
  • The Goods Diner
  • Warung Turki by Turkuaz

Seirock-Ya, Restoran Ramen Pertama di Indonesia Yang Mendapatkan Sertifikasi Halal MUI

“RAMEN SEIROCK-YA JEPANG” yang dikelola oleh PT. JOYPACK FOODS INDONESIA telah memperoleh sertifikat HALAL dari LPPOM MUI dan menjadi yang pertama di Indonesia per 13 September 2017.

Adalah sebuah kelaziman bahwa bahan penting dalam pembuatan ramen adalah daging babi. RAMEN SEIROCK-YA JEPANG sebelum hadir di Indonesia telah menciptakan menu khusus agar masyarakat Muslim dapat menikmati ramen tanpa khawatir mengenai adanya bahan-bahan yang tidak halal. Meskipun menu-menunya didesain untuk pasar Indonesia, telah menjadi komitmen Seirock-ya untuk tetap memertahankan rasa otentik Jepang.


RAMEN SEIROCK-YA JEPANG
Website: http://www.seirock-ya.asia

Informasi:
PT. JOYPACK FOODS INDONESIA
Jl. Radio Dalam Raya No.9 RT08 RW02, Gandaria Utara, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan 12140

Bahasa Indonesia – PIC: Santy
TEL 0813 1450 0522 | santy@joypack.co.jp
Bahasa Jepang – PIC: JU
TEL +81-90-4676-7683 | ju_boksik@joypack.co.jp

The MICHELIN Guide Bangkok 2018 has arrived!

Michelin is pleased to unveil the first selection for the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok, which features a total of 98 restaurants. This selection highlights how the city embraces international dining without abandoning its own heritage and authentic cuisine – which draws millions of visitors worldwide.

Three restaurants obtain two stars in the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok 2018: Gaggan, where the Chef-owner Gaggan Anand takes Indian cuisine to a level rarely seen, and one that has a truly unique signature. His artful dishes are original and creative, with a wonderful blend of textures, flavours, and delicate spices.

Le Normandie, located in The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, also gains two stars. Opened in 1958, the restaurant offers a sophisticated French cuisine based on superb ingredients, refined techniques, and well executed combinations of flavours and textures. Also awarded two stars, Mezzaluna is perched on the 65th floor of the Lebua Hotel, and the chef and his team deliver European delights with Japanese precision in five- and seven-course set menus.

The first selection of the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok also award 14 restaurants one star, highlighting the quality of local cuisine, as 7 of these one star restaurants offer Thai cuisine prepared by local Thai chefs, like Chim by Siam Wisdom, where the chef revisits traditional Thai recipes to create dishes that strike a balance between the old and the new, and between Thai and foreign influences; Bo.lan; Saneh Jaan, a restaurant offering Thai dishes which are a mix of classics and hard-to-find recipes like kaengranjuan, a hot and spicy soup.

Innovative modern Thai cuisine is also well represented in Bangkok with Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, where the chef respects traditional Thai flavours and ingredients but transforms them to produce something truly creative and original. Of particular interest, one street food vendor also obtains one star: Jay Fai, where the owner-chef insists on staying at the tiny open kitchen with her homemade charcoal stoves, continuing what her father started 70 years ago, making crab omelettes, crab curries and dry congee.

International cuisine is also recognized in the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok 2018 with establishments awarded one star such as Ginza Sushi Ichi, a sushi restaurant where ingredients are delivered straight from markets in Tokyo every 24 hours, or Sühring, where brothers Mathias and Thomas Sühring deliver their very own style of modern German cooking that is sometimes playful, sometimes classic and always prepared with care. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorrain, Elements and Savelberg, both gain a star in this first selection, with these restaurants serving French contemporary cuisine.

This year’s selection also features a total of 35 restaurants awarded a Bib Gourmand, a distinction as popular with chefs as it is with gourmets, which recognize favorite establishments selected by the
MICHELIN inspectors for their good value for money, as they serve a quality menu for a maximum of THB 1000.

On the ground the inspectors unearthed all kinds of delights: from street food like Baan Yai Phad Thai, one of the best place for Phad Thai, or Guay Tiew Kua Gai Suanmali, a long-standing stir-fried chicken noodle shop, to more traditional restaurants offering local and delicious Thai cuisine.

For example, Jay Oh serves local style seafood and dishes in a very local rustic, casual ambience where long queues are seen every night, and also obtaining a Bib Gourmand, Baannai, located in a beautiful Thai style wooden house with a well decorated garden serving traditional and delicate Thai food, or Soul Food Mahanakorn which serves modern Thai food.

Reflecting the impressive diversity of street food in Bangkok, which is one of the most attractive spots for visitors from around the world, the MICHELIN guide selects a total of 28 street food stalls.

View the full selection of the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok 2018 on the website www.guide.michelin.com in English and Thai.

The selection of the MICHELIN Guide Bangkok 2018 features:
✓ 3 two-stars restaurants
✓ 14 one-star restaurants
✓ 35 Bib Gourmand restaurants