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Vote for Indonesia’s Restaurants – The Miele Guide (Deadline: June 30, 2011)

A reminder for the readers of my blog

Starting since 2008, The Miele Guide was created in order to seek, evaluate, and celebrate Asia’s best chefs and restaurants. Through rigorous system of opinions from restaurant critics, food writers, public vote, invited juries, and anonymous tasting by The Miele Guide’s contributing editor and editorial team, The Miele Guide proudly produces annual publications that evaluate restaurants across the region and rank the Top 20 all over Asia.

In 2010/2011 edition itself, The Miele Guide features 450 restaurants across 17 Asian countries starting from Brunei, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau), India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Miele Guide itself in its thorough researches and reviews does not solicit any advertising, sponsorship, or even free meals. Although naming Miele, a prominent premium home appliances manufacturer from German, as the branding sponsor for this guide, the influence of Miele itself is not exerted, abused nor even coerced over the selection and judging process that determine the appearing restaurants in The Miele Guide. In all, it’s an independent guide.

Aside from naming Miele as the sponsor, the guide itself is published by Ate Media, a Singaporean consulting agency that specializes in integrated media, communications, and events group offering premium consultancy services across all areas of lifestyle, ranging from hospitality and travel, to food and beverage, and luxury.

For the next competition of who’s going to be the best in Asia, I would like to personally raise the awareness of everyone especially Indonesian readers of my blog to vote for our Indonesian restaurants to be featured as the next Top 20 or even the winner of The Miele Guide 2011/2012!

The winner for the best restaurant in Asia in the last 2010/2011 edition was Iggy’s from Singapore alongside L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon from Hong Kong and Robuchon a Galera from Macau respectively in the 2nd and 3rd position. In the Top 20, Indonesia also managed to reach rank 6 represented by Mozaic from Bali and on 18th spot for Ku De Ta also from Bali.

This year we have plenty of Indonesian restaurants to be voted in The Miele Guide’s website such as the old guard from last year’s Top 20 Mozaic or Ku De Ta from Bali, other Bali representatives and many also hailed from Jakarta.

The nominations from Indonesia this year are (in alphabetical order):

  1. 99 (Jakarta)
  2. Allera (Jakarta)
  3. Amuz Gourmet (Jakarta)
  4. Anatolia Turkish Restaurant (Jakarta)
  5. Avorio Ristorante Italiano & Bar (Jakarta)
  6. Beautika (Jakarta)
  7. Bebek Bengil (Jakarta & Bali)
  8. Boci Boci (Jakarta)
  9. Boneka (Bali)
  10. Bunga Rampai (Jakarta)
  11. Café Batu Jimbar (Jakarta)
  12. Canteen (Jakarta)
  13. Capocaccia (Jakarta)
  14. Casa (Jakarta)
  15. Cassis Restaurant (Jakarta)
  16. Cocoon Restaurant & Beach Club (Bali)
  17. Cork & Screw (Jakarta)
  18. Crystal Jade (Jakarta)
  19. di Mare Restaurant & Lounge (Bali)
  20. Eastern Promise (Jakarta)
  21. Emilie (Jakarta)
  22. Fire (Bali)
  23. Fj’L Bistro and Deli (Jakarta)
  24. Front Page (Jakarta)
  25. Gahyo (Jakarta)
  26. Hazara (Jakarta)
  27. Indus Restaurant (Bali)
  28. IWS Noodle Café (Jakarta)
  29. Ju-Ma-Na (Bali)
  30. Kaizan (Bali)
  31. Kayuputi (Bali)
  32. Ku De Ta (Bali)
  33. Kura Kura (Bali)
  34. La Lucciola (Bali)
  35. La Sal del Mar (Bali)
  36. Lan Na Thai (Jakarta)
  37. Loewy (Jakarta)
  38. Luna Negra (Jakarta)
  39. Made’s Warung (Bali)
  40. Maroush (Jakarta)
  41. Métis (Bali)
  42. Mozaic (Bali)
  43. Naughty Nuri’s Warung (Bali)
  44. Pacific Restaurant & Lounge (Jakarta)
  45. PEPeNERO Cucina Italiana (Jakarta)
  46. Riva Restaurant (Jakarta)
  47. Sarong (Bali)
  48. Seasalt Restaurant (Jakarta)
  49. Seribu Rasa (Jakarta)
  50. Social House (Jakarta)
  51. Sopra Ristorante (Jakarta)
  52. The Warung (Bali)
  53. Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka (Bali)
  54. Warung Kolega (Bali)
  55. Warung Made (Bali)
  56. Y Grill (Jakarta)

Source: mieleguide.com

To vote you can easily click the widget button on the upper right side widget sections of my blog or click from this link.

When assessing restaurants, do please consider these factors such as the quality of the food served, the ambiance of the restaurant and the level of service offered. Most importantly the votes should reflect the tastes of Asian diners and in your case, pick your best Indonesian restaurant or you can even add your favorite restaurants!

Grab your chance to be heard and let’s bring our proud Indonesian restaurants to be named as the Asia’s finest 20 or even to top them all!

DEADLINE on JUNE 30, 2011! Let’s go Indonesia!

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Been thinking about this a lot and it’s as easy as clicking the mouse here and there. Won’t take more than 5 minutes but in reality it’s been months I’ve been planning about this but hey, it’s done anyway!

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TGA Milestone: 30,000th Hit!

Hello everyone!

In case you’re not aware, well.. this baby of mine has now reached her 30,000th hits just yesterday! Yihaaa~!

It’s a significant increase since the 20,000th hit last February and started this website actually 2 years ago also in February.

Anyway, I decided to make some fresh changes which will be announced later. As for now, I just want to thank you all for being a loyal patron of my website and my meaningful adventures. I will strive to continue my writings and to share my experiences and thoughts with you all.

Thank you! ;D

TGA Milestone: It’s way above 20,000 hits by now!

I forgot to celebrate the 20,000th hit and it’s now my second year being The Gastronomy Aficionado!

I have a lot of reason to be thankful for this achievement. It’s a modest one since plenty of other blogs manage to reach this stage in no time. Even Mark Zuckerberg’s earliest website can do it in less than a night (if what The Social Network told us right).

So back to the credits, it’s for my lovely wife and the opportunity given by God and the enlightened human beings that acknowledge the importance of restaurant reviews with me as the herald, of course. ^^

Okay, then. For you and my passion, I will do my best effort to stay ahead in this endeavor and to give you the best of my writings about food. Let’s dine in with me then! Stay tune!

TGA Milestone: It’s The 10K Hit!

It’s been almost a year and a half since I raised this baby here. To be precise, it was since February 2009. But it was that one and a half year full of honesty and truth in my words and criticisms. I intend to continue it with integrity and deliver the truth for you only, my readers. Well, I guess that’s a bit like media propaganda wasn’t it?

Anyway, I decided to revamp my site a bit with new theme, a fresh look would do right? Not much changed really but still, a new face will do. Plus I think that readers can read my words much conveniently. The color of the background and the width really do help me reading it. I don’t know for you though but I sincerely hope that this helps. Also, I haven’t yet prepared for the new header and a new photo of my gravatar yet. These will come soon enough.

My targets for the next 10K hits? Aside from my everlasting effort to deliver the best for you in honesty and earnest criticisms? Well, I guess I wanted to promote more of my site and still developing my travel guide site at The Daytrip Swashbuckler consistently. This has proved to be a major task since I’m trying my best also to post here in good frequency. But anyway, a passion is still a passion, so I’ll make sure that I’ll stay on track and you’ll see the best from me.

I reached the 10K hit yesterday on June 28, 2010. It’s a very pleasant thing for me, not too surprising but I had hoped that I could see the counter hitting 10,000 hit by my own eyes but I must’ve missed a few hours. At any rate, I wish to thank you my visitors and my readers for this. I’m grateful for it and if it wasn’t for you, what would a culinary aficionado like me will do.

Thank you, my friends. ^^v