[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.


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.


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