[EVENT] A Journey through Nusantara at Arts Café Raffles Hotel Jakarta

June 9th, 2016. I went to Arts Café by Raffles Hotel Jakarta with a bunch of fellow foodies. Always happy to be back here. They have great hospitality and friendly people. And that night, they had this special guest star, Chef William Wongso. I didn’t tell the other foodies. LOL. It’s a surprise for them. Hooray hahaha. Now.. let’s begin. A Journey through Nusantara.

This year at Raffles Jakarta, get ready to embark on a culinary journey of the archipelago during the month of Ramadhan. Each week, Arts Café will bring you the very best flavours from a region of Indonesia. The journey begins with the tropical dishes from Bali and Lombok in the first week of Ramadhan, and then moves north to the authentic flavours of Sulawesi and Kalimantan in the second week. After that, get ready to enjoy the tantalizing tastes of Sumatra, before landing in Java for the final chapter of the culinary heritage tour. The journey culminates into the Eid Al Fitri brunch, when all the regions come together one last time, to create an epic feast celebrating the completion of the holy month.


Throughout this journey, Raffles Jakarta will present a unique collaboration with a select few of Indonesia’s most talented individuals. Chef William Wongso is a culinary expert who is famous for Indonesian cuisine. Together with Chef Daniel Patterson, our executive chef, they will combine their expertise in culinary to recreate the most authentic Indonesian flavours. In addition, Oscar Lawalata will take part with the ornamentals. Oscar Lawalata is a famous Indonesian fashion designer who has received many national and international awards. Oscar will add an elegant national touch in terms of decoration making the journey through Nusantara come to life within the hotel.


Savour the exquisite tropical dishes from the Island of The Gods starting from the first day of Ramadhan until 12 June 2016. From the delicate texture of Daging Katernak, to the flavourful Bebek Betutu and Udang Panggang Jimbaran, the diversity of authentic Balinese spices will make you feel the true spirit of the island.

When we came, they had this Bali/Lombok cuisines. We had so much fun because we loved Bali cuisine, of course. Well, I was hoping I could find Suckling Pig. LOL. In your dream, Yen. In your dream. Well, those food were all delicious. A little bit spicy, but I had learnt to eat spicy food. Thanks to all my besties. 🙂 So, it’s not a big deal.. *snob*

Let me show the buffet.

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Always love desserts area.

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Like usual they have show kitchen menus for us. A series of Bali/Lombok culinary journey.

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Come and try the very best that Sulawesi and Kalimantan have to offer on the second week of Ramadhan, from 13 June to 19 June 2016. Taste the passion and be thrilled by the central Indonesian cuisine. A rich assortment of traditional dishes such as Konro Daging Sapi, Ayam Rica-Rica, and of course the famous Nasi Manado.


Now you don’t need to visit Sumatra to get the real taste of Sumatra. In the third week of Ramadhan we offer the captivating and delightful array of spices from the West of Indonesia. Try the Nasi Lemang, Sate Padang, and a special twist of Shawarma with Bumbu Rendang starting from 20 to 26 June, 2016.


Be enchanted by the rich Javanese cuisine, an experience deeply rooted with history and heritage. Many will be familiar with the typical dishes such as Pecak Ikan Tongkol and Rabeg Kambing Khas Banten. Don’t forget to try the live station with Chef’s version of Chicken Shawarma Maranggi, or the individual portion of Mie Kocok Bandung from the show kitchen. Presented from June 27 until the last day of Ramadhan.

The buffet price is 398k++ with the first seating from 5.45pm to 8.30pm
The buffet price of 298k++ is available during the second seating
from 8.30pm to 10.30pm

Eid Al Fitri

The spiritual journey of the holy month culminates into an epic feast in which all the culinary regions of the past weeks come together one last time. Take the opportunity to savour once again your favourite dishes from Bali, Sulawesi, Sumatra and Java, and bring your family and friends for this memorable occasion. Let’s celebrate!

Eid Al Fitri brunch at 498k++ per person, with free flow of juices and soft drinks
Eid Al Fitri dinner at 398k++ per person, with free flow of juices and soft drinks

Buka Puasa Bersama & Meetings

Raffles Jakarta is the perfect place to gather with colleagues, friends or family. A private Buka Puasa buffet is available for groups of minimum of 20 persons with 398k++ per person. Or combine with a full day meeting package including the meeting room and audio visual equipment with 488k++ per person. Take your meeting to the next level and include a night stay in a Raffles room, full day meeting package and buka puasa only at 2.480k++ per room for two persons with minimum of 10 rooms.

Ramadhan Shop

Looking for the perfect gift for your colleagues, family and friends? Share the blessings of the holy month with family, friends and colleagues. The Ramadhan gift shop offers delectable home-made cookies and nut clusters, classic Ramadhan snacks such as Nastar and Kaasstengels, and a beautiful selection of premium dates. The Ramadhan Gift Shop at Arts Café is open every day from 10:00am to 10:00pm from 6 June-8 July.

Holiday Oasis Package

Pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays with our The Holiday Oasis package. From 1 to 10 July 2016 enjoy the luxuries of home and treat your family to the ultimate staycation. Sit by the pool, walk the Hendra Gunawan garden, play a game of tennis, or enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment. The offer starts from just 2.750k net per room per night including breakfast for two. For 3 nights stay, the offer starts from 6.999k net including daily breakfast for two.

For more information, please contact us at +62 21 2988 0888 or email us at bookus.jakarta@raffles.com or visit our website at http://www.raffles.com/jakarta

Raffles Jakarta
Ciputra World 1
Jl Prof. Dr. Satrio
Phone: 021-29880888
IG: @raffleshoteljakarta

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