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New Menu Concept, Cork & Screw Pacific Place

Bahasa l English The Eid holiday has arrived, well for you and friends who have not been able to go hometown this year, please be patient for the safety of our families during this pandemic. This time I want to share a story about the Cork & Screw restaurant which is certainly no stranger to the Jakarta community. With several branches that have been operating for a quite of time in Central and South Jakarta. Cork & Screw Pacific Place was closed for a month in the process of developing a new menu concept that was different from the previous one. Chef Fernando Sindu presents a menu concept Western, Asian to Indonesian with a standard of taste suitable for the current generation. In the interior of the restaurant, nothing has changed, but you will find a variety of menus that have changed completely. Here are some menus that I tried this time: 1. Patatas Bravas (IDR 80,000) This typical Spanish dish can indeed be a starter that will boost your appetite. Potatoes that are proces

Ramadan Feast Set, Warung Turki Shisha Lounge, South Jakarta

Bahasa l English Ramadan is already the third of the week, it doesn't feel like time flies and Eid is not long enough to be welcomed. This month, my opportunity to break the fast in several places was quite a different experience compared to a previous year where all people were prohibited from being dine-in due to the pandemic in 2020. I used to break the fast at the hotel, this time at one of my favorite Turkish restaurants in Jakarta. Warung Turki has been established in 2015 where you will feel an interesting atmosphere like a house in original Turkey. In this month of Ramadan, Warung Turki specifically serves a set menu with a variety of Turkish specialties. This set menu is complete from Appetizer, Main Course and Dessert. There are 3 choices with different dish variants. This time I tried Feast Set 3 with an appetizer: Hummus, a kind of savory jam made with Middle Eastern beans. Then Babaganuc, processed eggplant that is baked until it is smoky with a fresh taste. Gavurdagi

French Bakery Cafe, Monsieur Spoon, Urban Farm, PIK, Jakarta

Bahasa l English Good news this May for the Jakarta community. A well-known brand from Bali opened its branch in Jakarta with a slightly different concept. Monsieur Spoon has been around for a long time in Bali with several branches that become Jakarta's tourist destinations while on vacation in Bali. Monsieur Spoon Jakarta is located at Urban Farm Pantai Indah Kapuk which is currently a hype area with various interesting cafe and restaurant brands. Daytime visits to this area are indeed hot weather, especially in the hot sun. Using a simple outfit is the best choice when visiting here. Once you arrive at Monsieur Spoon you don't need to be surprised by the long queues since this is a new restaurant with a popular name. The attractive exterior and interior forms resemble a cafe in France with decorations that can be instagramable content. The area is not too big, but the atmosphere is comfortable with elegant classy seating. According to the concept, you will find various Fren

Classy French Dining, Pierre, Jakarta

Bahasa l English As a fan of French gourmet, this is good news for me. A new French restaurant opened this month with a classic and elegant interior theme. Before Pierre, this area was Emily's restaurant which was also a French food concept. After being closed for several years, Pierre is here and they are none other than the Union Group which is a restaurant group with popular brands in Jakarta. Once in Pierre, guests will be checked the temperature as usual. Once inside, the restaurant interior looks very attractive, elegant, with a classic touch combined with French-style music so that it feels luxurious. Late lunch around 2.00pm but it looks quite crowded, it would be better if you make a reservation in advance. The spot I booked is really charming, a brighter area decorated with classic photo frames so it becomes a great photo spot. In accordance with the restaurant concept, the menu offered is a variety of classic French dishes that are quite familiar to me. The menu I tried

Royal Iftar, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah

Bahasa l English This blessed month of Ramadan is a breath of fresh air for us when the Indonesian population carries out a vaccination process to deal with the spread of Covid-19 in the future. Maybe most of you certainly miss the moment of breaking your fast together that couldn't be done in 2020. But according to government regulations, this year breaking the fast can be done as long as you run the new normal protocol from hotels, restaurants, and the guests too. This time I visited one of the luxury hotels in the Pondok Indah area which is certainly famous. InterContinental Jakarta presents an iftar experience with the theme of Royal Iftar, you will be presented with royal-style decorations in the Middle East so that it looks luxurious, gold colors adorn the room combined with charming crystal lamps in the ballroom of InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah. At the Royal Iftar, InterContinental Jakarta collaborates with Chef Degan Septoadji, an experienced senior chef who was no

Queue for Bakery, Bakerman, Jakarta

Bahasa l English A sunny weekend is a good day for us to hang out somewhere, of course, with the new normal protocol during this pandemic. One of the most popular mall destinations in 2021 is Ashta District 8, which is located in the Senopati area, South Jakarta. It is undeniable that this shopping mall has new brands, especially F&B that are not found in other shopping centers. One of them is Bakerman, this outlet has attracted high enthusiasm in the Jakarta community since operating in Ashta. Bakerman itself is a bakery and restaurant with various pieces of bread, pastries that they produce themselves. Then they also provide a variety of modern Asian Western menus that are following the trends of the Jakarta millennial generation. Every time you pass this outlet, you will be presented with a view of a long queue, maybe around 20-30 people and usually this queue is visible from the time it opens until the afternoon before closing. My experience is queuing here for about 30-40 min