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Nusantara Night at OPEN} (DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Jakarta)

OPEN, the all-day dining restaurant of DoubleTree by Hilton of Jakarta, has just recently introduced Nusantara Night, the only night where you can enjoy the splendor of Indonesian cuisine as you wish!

Kambing Guling
Kambing Guling

While it is only available every Tuesday night until the end of 2014, the Nusantara Night is a night that you should not miss if you are looking to enjoy something else than the usual fare from on hotel buffets. OPEN is not only recreate the best of Indonesian cuisine for the mains but also on the sidekicks as well.

OPEN - Nusantara Night 1

While it is also interesting to find the Indonesian wedding obsession dish like kambing guling or the home comfort food like sayur lodeh, OPEN also introduces mangut, tongseng, ayam betutu, and aas well. That’s how exotic as it can be!

OPEN - Nusantara Night 4

Other than that, Indonesian-style snacks that made us reminisce childhood like steamed peanuts, ubi rebus, and corn cobs are also available. If you are looking for something else, then try the ever-changing soto or soup in one corner as well as a wide array of satay and pecel.

OPEN - Nusantara Night 3


The desserts are no less interesting as well and you might want to skip OPEN’s signature rendang pizza only for this occasion just once in a while. For IDR 288,000++, savor your time slowly to enjoy the best from Indonesia.

Selamat makan!


For more information:


DoubleTree by Hilton,
Jalan Pegangsaan Timur no. 17, Jakarta – Indonesia
T: +62.21.3190.4433

Opening hours:
Everyday, 6am – 11 pm
Nusantara Night is only available on Tuesday night only until December 2014 for IDR 288,000++

Experiencing Canada with Chef Joan Monfaredi at Grand Hyatt Jakarta

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.

Chef Joan Monfaredi 2
Lamb Ravioli
Chef Joan Monfaredi 3
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.

Chef Joan Monfaredi 4
Charcoal Grilled Alberta Beef Medallions
Chef Joan Monfaredi 5
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)