E&O Mega Kuningan Jakarta

1 Juli 2013. Gw surprise juga terima invitation dari E&O Jakarta. Padahal adik gw baru aja nanya, eh tau2 gw terima undangannya by email. Gw nanya SkinnyMini, ternyata cuma Aline dan Hans yang di-invite. Gw mencoba squeeze Octa en adik gw yg fans berat Chef Will Meyrick, tp sayang sekali udah gak ada tempat.

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5 Juli 2013. Gw dateng kepagian. Acara jam 6 sore, gw udah sampe jam 4:30. Setelah malu2 *sejak kapan gw malu2 yak?* memperkenalkan diri ke Raechel and Catherine, gw mulai liat2 resto-nya. Gw salut banget dengan orang2 di sana. Mereka welcome banget. En ternyata untung banget gw dateng pagian, krn kalo maleman dikit, lampunya langsung dibikin remang2, en udah pasti akan sulit utk mendapatkan foto yg bagus. Kebetulan gw bukan fotografer handal, jadi sulit banget buat gw kalo sampe gak ada cahaya 😦

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Gw suka banget sama bar-nya. Tempatnya bikin betah. Pantes banyak org yg gak bisa turun dr kursi bar hahahaha.. Semua gelas tertata rapi, dan botol2nya menarik banget dengan berbagai bentuk.

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Pertama2 gw dijamu dengan 2 minuman yg cantik 🙂

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Pineapple Coriander Margarita 90k

Silver Tequila, Homemade Lime Juice, Pineapple, Coriander Root. Gw suka banget nih, tp berhubung belum makan jadi gw gak pake silver tequila-nya. Gelasnya gak terlalu besar, tp isinya bs nampung banyak loh. Rasanya enak banget. Gw bs ngerasain lime juice dan pineapple berdansa di lidah gw dengan semangat. Agak nyesel gak pake tequila-nya, krn pasti bakal nikmat banget begitu dipadu dengan deretan garam di sekeliling bibir gelasnya. Duaaaaaaar, rasanya pasti dahsyat.. Next time ah 🙂

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E&O Sling 125k

Dry Gin, Elderflower Liqueur, Fresh Pineapple and Lime Juice, Fresh Kiwi, Soda. Kali ini gw juga gak pake dry gin, en gw kembali menyesal. Tp drpd perut nanti berontak, mending main aman dulu aja deh. Pineapple dan Lime Juice dipadu dengan fresh Kiwi? Amaaaahzeeeng..

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Setelah ngobrol2 sama Catherine, gw muter lagi utk foto2. Tempatnya sangat cantik, rasanya semua mau difoto, kalo gak inget ada si Catherine di samping gw yg udah baik banget anterin gw kelalang-keliling. Gw pun mulai foto2 cantik sekitarnya 🙂

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Tak lama blogger laen pun berdatangan. Mulailah disediakan makanan kecil sebelum dinner dimulai..

Salmon Betel Leaf with Galangal, Dried Shrimps, Roasted Chillies, Coriander and Salmon Roe 32k/pc

Penyanjiannya unik, ditaruh di atas daun. Rasanya agak spicy memang krn ada roasted chillies-nya 🙂 Salmonnya enak banget, gak bau amis, recommended.
Galangal (also known as galingale, galanga, blue ginger, and laos or lengkuas) is a rhizome of plants in the ginger family Zingiberaceae, with culinary and medicinal uses originating in Indonesia.
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), also known as cilantro, Chinese parsley or dhania, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking.

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Crispy Pork Belly with Tamarillo and Tamarind Sauce served with Nam Pla Prik 190k

This is the best pork belly. Rasa pork-nya gurih banget. Lemak dan dagingnya dimasak dengan sempurna. Mau lagi!! Very recommended!!
Nam Pla Prik is made of anchovies and salt which are fermented for 6 to 12 months under the tropical sun. The process of fermentation leaves behind an elixir laden with flavor and concentrated glutamic acid. This elixir creates a mouthful of flavor when added to salads, soups, curries, stir-fries, dipping sauces, rice and noodle dishes, or served simply as an everyday condiment. (taken from praneesthaikitchen.com)

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Chicken and Prawn in Egg Net with Peanuts, Lemongrass, Mint and Pickled Cucumber and Shallots Relish 65k

Dibungkus dengan semacam dadar telur, ayam dan udang ini menyatu dengan sempurna bergulung bersama peanuts, lemongrass, mint, pickled cucumber dan shallots relish.
Cymbopogon (lemongrass) is a genus of about 55 species of grasses, (of which the type species is Cymbopogon citratus [a natural and soft tea Anxiolytic]) native to warm temperate and tropical regions of the Old World and Oceania. It is a tall perennial grass. Common names include lemon grass, lemongrass, barbed wire grass, silky heads, citronella grass,cha de Dartigalongue, fever grass, tanglad, hierba Luisa or gavati chaha amongst many others. Lemongrass is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries. It is also suitable for poultry, fish, beef, and seafood.
Shallots are used in fresh cooking in addition to being pickled. Finely sliced, deep-fried shallots are used as a condiment in Asian cuisine, often served with porridge. As a species of Allium, shallots taste somewhat like a common onion, but have a milder flavour. Like onions and garlic, when sliced, raw shallots release substances that irritate the eye, resulting in production of tears.

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Setelah itu lanjut dengan dinner. Chef Will Meyrick dan Chef Palm Amatawet menyempatkan diri untuk mampir dan menyapa kita semua, sebelum kembali ke dapur 😀 Tp sebelum mulai makan, kita dituangin wine lho..

Gewurztraminer HUGEL AOC Alsace

white wine ini rasanya gak terlalu strong. Tapi ternyata gw emang gak gitu suka white wine yah hahaha. biasa aja sih jadinya, gak nagih.
Originally from northern Italy, this is the emblematic grape of our region due to its slow maturation with cool nights giving its full varietal expression. Dry but intensely aromatic.

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Selection of Northern Thai Relishes with “Nam Prik Ong”, “Nam Prik Goong”, “Nam Prik Num” and Crispy Tempura Vegetables 125k

Ini merupakan menu Starters. Isinya crispy tempura vegetables dengan 3 macam dip yang masing2 memiliki rasa dan tekstur yang khas.
Nam Prik Ong is a traditional specialty of northern Thailand made with minced pork and tomato, but here they use chicken and tomato.
Nam Prik Goong includes shrimp paste and the ever present pounded chillies, lime juice and fish sauce.
Nam Prik Num is a thick northern specialty based on roasted green chilies, onion and garlic, is usually eaten along with vegetables, pork cracklings and sticky rice.

(taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam_phrik)

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Southern Hot and Sour Soup of Fish with Kedondong Leaves, Turmeric, Chillies, Lime Leaves and Coriander (Half) 80k – (Regular) 140k

Ini enak banget, tp sayangnya pedessssss. Hohoho.. Gw bener2 gak kuat abisin kuahnya hahaha.. Tapi rasanya enak banget. Ikannya empuk dan gak amis. Pokoknya recommended buat yg doyan sop ikan pedes hehehe..
Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger, and while it is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry, it also gives ballpark mustard its bright yellow color. (taken from whfoods.com)
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), also known as cilantro, Chinese parsley or dhania, is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are the parts most traditionally used in cooking.

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Grilled Beef Salad with Green Mango, Shallots, Peanuts, Mint and Nahm Jim Jauw 90k

Grilled beef-nya enaknya ampun2. Gw sampe gak bisa brenti, saking aja inget sepiring dimakan rame2 hihihih kalo gak, udah diembat semua. Saladnya juga enak, seger.
Shallots are used in fresh cooking in addition to being pickled. Finely sliced, deep-fried shallots are used as a condiment in Asian cuisine, often served with porridge. As a species of Allium, shallots taste somewhat like a common onion, but have a milder flavour. Like onions and garlic, when sliced, raw shallots release substances that irritate the eye, resulting in production of tears.
Nahm Jim Jauw is a kind of famous Thai dipping sauce, eaten with grill, BBQs and deep fried in Esarn style cuisine. (taken from www.thaifoodz.com)

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“Choo Chee” of Crispy Barramundi with Chilli and Thai Basil 170k

Ikan Barramundi yang dimasak dengan red curry ini rasanya enak. Pedes sedikit, tp bumbunya nikmat banget, mengalahkan rasa pedasnya. Ikannya sendiri enak banget. Recommended.
Choo Chee is basically red curry – only cooked in higher heat until the curry gets bubbly hot – so hot that it makes “chooooo cheeeee” noises.
The barramundi (Lates calcarifer), also known as Asian seabass, is a species of catadromous fish in family Latidae of order Perciformes. (taken from sucheela.blogspot.com)
Barramundi
have a mild flavour and a white, flaky flesh, with varying amount of body fat. Barramundi from local fish farms are known as pla kapong in Thailand. Since its introduction, it has become one of the most popular fishes in Thai cuisine. It is often eaten steamed with lime and garlic, as well as deep-fried or stir-fried with lemongrass, among a variety of many other ways.

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Massaman Curry of Slow-Braised Lamb Shank with Cardamom, Shallots, Pumpkin and Tamarind 170k

Lamb Shank is the meaty cut from the lower end of the leg. Jadi emang di bagian deket sama kaki. Dagingnya dimasak empuk. Gw juga suka banget sama bumbu2nya. Gurih tapi uniknya gak sampe bikin kehausan. Pedas asam manis campur jadi satu.
Cardamom (or cardamon) refers to several plants of the similar genera Elettaria and Amomum in the ginger family Zingiberaceae. Elettaria Cardamomum (the usual type of cardamom) is used as a spice, a masticatory, and in medicine.
Shallots are used in fresh cooking in addition to being pickled. Finely sliced, deep-fried shallots are used as a condiment in Asian cuisine, often served with porridge. As a species of Allium, shallots taste somewhat like a common onion, but have a milder flavour. Like onions and garlic, when sliced, raw shallots release substances that irritate the eye, resulting in production of tears.

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Twice-Cooked Beef Short Ribs with Sweet Fish Sauce, Cucumber and Nam Pla Prik 220k

Beef short ribs ini empuk banget. Gw sampe gak brenti nyomot saking doyannya. Dengan memakai bumbu yg tepat, makin gurih rasanya. Saus ikan yg manis dan pedas bikin merem melek pas makan.
Nam Pla Prik is made of anchovies and salt which are fermented for 6 to 12 months under the tropical sun. The process of fermentation leaves behind an elixir laden with flavor and concentrated glutamic acid. This elixir creates a mouthful of flavor when added to salads, soups, curries, stir-fries, dipping sauces, rice and noodle dishes, or served simply as an everyday condiment. (taken from praneesthaikitchen.com)

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Di tengah2 kami kembali ditawarkan wine. kali ini red wine.

Frankland State 2008 Isolation Ridge Shiraz

red wine ini enak banget. rasanya emang strong, tp menyatu dengan manis di lidah gw.
The Frankland River region is recognised as one of Australia’s finest shiraz growing regions. The Mediterranean climate of warm days and cold nights, combined with the unique ironstone soil found in our Isolation Ridge Vineyard produces shiraz of power, refinement and finesse. Our Isolation Ridge shiraz aims to capture all the quintessential fruit opulence, black pepper and spice notes for which the region has become renowned. Frankland Estate has an established international reputation for its Isolation Ridge Shiraz.
A complex and concentrated blend of fruit aromas with spice, black pepper and ironstone flintiness with hints of oak. A core of fruit gives weight to the front palate. Blackberry, black olive, ironstone and the use of subtle, spicy French oak give complexity. A sweet core of red currant and dark plum flavoured fruit complements the fine-grained tannins, which give the wine length.

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Cocoa Ganache with Peanut Butter Palm Sugar Ice Cream and Honeycomb Crumble 50k

Wah, dessert ini enak banget nih. Coklatnya berasa, ada toping honeycomb crumble yg kriuk2 manis. Gw sukaaaaa..
Ganache is mixture of chocolate and cream, used to make truffles and other chocolate candies, or as a filling in cakes and pastries. The texture of ganache depends on the ratio of cream to chocolate: a greater proportion of cream creates a “loose” or “soft” ganache that is fairly liquid at room temperature, suitable for filling molded chocolates and frosting cakes. A greater proportion of chocolate creates a “firm” ganache that has the consistency of thick paste at room temperature, and that hardens upon refrigeration. This type of ganache is often formed into balls and rolled in cocoa powder to create simple truffles. (taken from http://candy.about.com)

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Durian Panna Cotta with White Sticky Rice 50k

This is the best panna cotta I’ve ever taste.. wow.. Enak banget. Lembut, durennya berasa bener. Pokoknya gak cukup cuma makan sekali. Wanginya, rasanya, teksturnya, best panna cotta ever!!!
Panna cotta (from Italian cooked cream) is an Italian dessert made by simmering together cream, milk and sugar, mixing this with gelatin, and letting it cool until set.

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Setelah mencoba berbagai macam menu, akhirnya acara pun selesai. Tak ketinggalan berfoto bersama para chefs, Raechel dan tentunya SM yg udah diundang ke sini.

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Thanks Raechel, Catherine, Chef Will Meyrick, Chef Palm Amatawet and E&O Jakarta for inviting me. See you in the next gathering.

E&O Jakarta
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8 thoughts on “E&O Mega Kuningan Jakarta

    1. iya, gw suka tempatnya. cakep 🙂 untung banget gw dtg pagian, bs foto2 tempat jadinya hehehe.. kalo udah gelap, stress gw hahaha

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