Ray’s Bottle of Joe at Grand Indonesia West Mall Thamrin Jakarta

August 2nd, 2017. I was on my way to another event, when Natasha asked me to join her to Grand Indonesia. She was heading to a meeting there. Well, I remember that Ray’s Bottle of Joe just opened in Grand Indonesia, so I asked Natasha to keep me company.

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Ray’s Bottle of Joe is a Traditional-style iced coffee concentrate that’s brewed and bottled by hand at Ray’s Lab. Each batch is made by steeping a special blend of freshly roasted coffee from all regions around indonesia in water overnight, then extracting the ground using a two-step filtration process. What remains? A bold, super-smooth concentrate that can be mixed with cold milk or water and served over ice. You can even serve it mixed it with hot water. It’s quick, painless, and delicious.

Occupied a petite island coffee bar at Level 3A West Mall Grand Indonesia, Ray’s Bottle of Joe caught my attention because of the cute barista.. LOL! Just kidding! I mean, well, yeah they have this cute barista, but it’s not the only reason I went there. Hahaha.. I was very curious with their coffee, for sure. I love their tagline: simple honest coffee, since I needed that kind of coffee. Not a complicated one.

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Yuzu Cold Brew Coffee 38k

It’s Natasha’s order. And I didn’t like it at all. Hahaha.. It’s sour and bitter at the same time. OMG! Not my type, sorry.

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Pink Beach 38k

Love it. Like they said, “Pink Beach will excite and delight you at the same time. It’s coffee beautifully merged with the freshness of berries topped with silky smooth citrusy cream on top.” It’s beautiful and delightful. My kind of coffee.

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Nutella and Regal Bomba

It’s a doughnut with no hole. I have no idea why they call it bomba. Nutella and Regal bomba. You can choose your favourite.

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Great job, Ray’s Bottle of Joe. See you again very soon! Pssst, order their nutellatte! Dabomb!

Ray’s Bottle of Joe
Grand Indonesia
West Mall Level 3A
JL. MH Thamrin, Jakarta
IG: @raysbottleofjoe

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Gelato Secrets at Setiabudi One Jakarta

August 7th, 2017. Finally, Gelato Secrets opened at Setiabudi One. Yaaaaaay! When I saw their sign, I was hoping every single day hahaha.. Around 10:30 I dropped by to Gelato Secrets and did my photoshoot there.

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Gelato Secrets was founded by Maria Indah and Gregory Carlo Lentini. They were inspired by their childhood memories and a shared love and passion for gelato. First shop was in Ubud in 2009. They use only 100% natural, fresh ingredients from carefully selected suppliers, free from artificial flavouring, colouring and preservatives, comprising both Italian classics and exotic Indonesian flavours derived from seasonal local fruits and spices.

I looooooooove this new outlet! So much in love! It’s very beautiful with pink and green and wooden ambiance. The sofa area was very comfortable. I saw a couple sitting there and didn’t wanna leave hahaha. Then a man had meeting there with his colleague. Love the playlist too. Soothing. And the people, OMG, very friendly. Just go there and enjoy the place.

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Rose Petals Gelato and Mango Passionfruit Sorbet

Combination sweet and sour. Perfect.

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Frozen Drink Pina Colada 40k

Didn’t really like coconut, but it’s not too coconut. 🙂 So, that’s fine for me.

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Milkshake Black Diamond 50k

Actually I forgot to ask them what’s inside the milkshake. But it’s very pretty and adorable. I just enjoyed it without knowing the ingredients LOL. Well, sometimes I think it’s important to just let the people surprise you hahaha..

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Congratulations Gelato Secrets. *dancing with cone in both hand*

Gelato Secrets
Setiabudi One Level G
Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav. 62
Setiabudi, Jakarta
IG: @gelatosecrets

[EVENT] Aperitivo at the Lobby Lounge Gran Melia Jakarta

August 3rd, 2017. I was invited to Gran Melia Jakarta. They’re having this event called Aperitivo. I came early because I wanted to take photos first, before the crowd came. But when I came, they’re still doing the arrangements. It’s fun to see them. So I waited until they’re ready and started to take photos with the other foodies.

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For a piece of a time-honored culinary tradition – Aperitivo history – and a design centric but friendly crowd at the Lobby Lounge, guests will definitely come back to enjoy the warm evening at Gran Melia Jakarta. The flavours, the aromas, the colors, the smile, they are all part of moments in Lobby Lounge Gran Melia Jakarta. Indulge in this Italian tradition of an early-evening ritual where friends gather for a relaxed pre-dinner drink and enjoying hors d’oeuvres. Sip your evening through a relaxed ambiance of the sultry Jazz aired and the selection of wines that will have you thirsty for more. The Aperitivo kicks up with an array of artisanal chef’s choice of cheeses from several countries and from the fine variety of our selected wines likely to transform your evenings and your friendship into greatness.

I was amazed by their brevity when preparing the aperitivo. Every single detail. It’s beautiful. I just knew that aperitivo is like a starter or appetizer, before eating main course. It used to be cheese and wine. But nowadays there’s food too, just like my photos below.

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On the glorious hours, from 6pm to 9pm, every first and third Thursday of the month, guest can take part in the “Aperitivo” designed to recharge the ‘edge off’ of metabolism to work up an appetite for dinner. Guests can enjoy Aperitivo for 295k++ per person inclusive of cheese buffet and free flow of selected wines. The aperitivo also consist of a large collection of Antipasto including Arancini, Parmesan wheel, Grissini, Baguette, Giant Lavosh to fine range of cold cuts and grilled vegetables, experience an absolute bargain of sumptuous Aperitivo, a-not-to-be missed Italian tradition.

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Thank you Gran Melia Jakarta for the opportunity to try the Aperitivo. It was lovely indeed.

The Lobby Lounge
Gran Melia Jakarta
Jl. HR. Rasuna Said No.Kav X-0
Kuningan, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 5268080
IG: @granmelia_jkt