[EVENT] Ramadan Media Gathering at Spectrum Fairmont Jakarta Senayan

June 5th, 2017. I got invitation for Ramadan Media Gathering at Spectrum, Fairmont Jakarta. Wow, I always loved coming back to Spectrum. Delicious buffet with intimate ambiance. Fairmont set the dinner in a private room. What a nice experience for me.

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Spectrum is the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurants, offering multi-cultural cuisine served on its ‘Culinary Theater’ stations and buffet spread. A contemporary restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a lively atmosphere.

Guest are invited to enjoy a deliciously themed Iftar buffet menu featuring a lavish spread of mouth-watering specialties from around the world, including hot & cold mezzeh, Nasi Kebuli, Lamb Rack, Sushi and Sashimi, Indonesian dishes including Beef Rendang as well as Ta’jil station that feature sweet delights such as Kolak and assorted fritters. Spectrum will charm diners with its relaxing atmosphere and Arabic décor during the month of Ramadan. Very beautiful. I was lucky to have the chance to enjoy the Buka puasa there.

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Buka puasa buffet will be served daily from 6pm to 10:30pm and priced at 398K++ per person.

Thank you so much Spectrum and Fairmont Jakarta for the hospitality.

Spectrum
Fairmont Jakarta
Jl. Asia Afrika No.8
Gelora Bung Karno
Jakarta
Phone: 021-29703333
IG: @fairmontjakarta

Ardent Coffee at CoLab Plaza Senayan Jakarta

May 1st, 2017. I had an event in Plaza Senayan around 3pm. So, when I arrived earlier, I tried to find a place to sit, waiting for Hans. I walked around until I saw CoLab space. It was a working space with several tenants. And one of them is Ardent Coffee. I saw Berrywell, Dore, and Lewis & Carroll, but this time I only visited Ardent.

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CoLab is a curated concept store for local lifestyle brands. Lucky me, I still got seat there, since it was weekend. So many beautiful things in there. I had to hold the urge to buy things there hahahaha.. The place isn’t small but not too spacious. Well, please enjoy my very very simple review.

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Hazelnut Latte 39k

I loved it. It’s very delicious. The texture was perfect. Smell so good, with great flavour. It’s weet but not too sweet. Well, it’s like hazelnut latte in general, of course. And I love the latte art. It’s simple but beautiful.

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Nutella Marshmallow 31k

I think it’s my mistake to order this nutella marshmallow toast. I ordered hazelnut latte for the drink, and this one for the food? OMG. I should order the savoury one. But it’s too late. Well, it’s just like any ordinary toast. Served with vanilla ice cream and marshmallow, it was delicious, sweet and appetizing.

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Next time, I will try the savoury toast, for sure. Cannot wait to be back!

Ardent Coffee
CoLab Space
Plaza Senayan B1 A Floor
Jl. Asia Afrika no 8
Jakarta
Phone: +62 821-1140-0088
IG: @ardent.coffee

aROMA Gelato Experience at Senayan City Jakarta

November 30th, 2016. I wasn’t a gelato person. Unlike my hubby. So when I heard about this place, I thought about him. A lot. But, it’s been a very busy month. For me and for him. When I had a chance to visit the newest gelato place in Senayan City, I had to left him behind. Sorry hon. Next time ya. aROMA.

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The secret of sweet life is in the ease of a total abandoning oneself to pleasure. Only then you can feel the freshness of fruit, strength of the nature’s origin and unconditional enjoyment in impeccable quality. Only then you can fully savor the secrets of tastes of delicate ancient times created by passion and desire to enrich life with sweet indulgencies. The first gelato was made for the Princess Caterina de’ Medici. As the faithful guardians of tradition, we are transferring the delight of the best and most exquisite charms of nature, with the same care and respect which was shown by the Renaissance master chefs to their ruler. That is how we created gelato that awakens the sweetness of life in you. The cooling experience in front of you will make a perfectly sweet, melting moment that will last for as long as your heart desires.

The outlet wasn’t so big. Just 5-6 tables. But it’s enough I guess for people to enjoy the gelato while chit chat a little bit. Then.. next customer please! But, some people bought the gelato and ate the gelato in front of the outlet. I think it’s really good for the promotion. It’s like everybody saw the crowd and bought the gelato too. 🙂

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Hazelnut Piemonte and Pistachio Bronte

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Dark Chocolate 70% and Mango Alphonso

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I was very confused when they asked me to choose the flavour. I walked around and around and around. Then, I made up my mind. Pistachio, Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate and Mango. The pistachio was very good. I could taste the deep nutty flavour. The hazelnut was a little bit creamy for me. The dark chocolate was superb! OMG! Great combination with the sweet mango. Ulalaaaa.. I love them all, and most of all, the mango! Melt in your heart, not only in your mouth. It was completely the best mango sorbet ever. I still can taste it right now. And it makes me want to go back there again. aROMA, wait for me!

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aROMA Gelato Experience, the maker of authentic Italian gelato has opened its first Asian location in Senayan City Shopping Mall. The grand opening will be on Saturday, December 10th, 2016, where free cups of gelato will be given to the first 300 customers starting at 2pm. Be there!

aROMA Gelato Experience
Senayan City Mall
LG Floor
Jl. Asia Afrika
Senayan, Jakarta
Phone: +62 21 22552867
IG: @aromagelato.id

Chatter Box Plaza Senayan Jakarta

August 12th, 2016. I’ve got mail! When I heard about the name of the place that I should come, I was a little bit shocked. “Well well well.. They still opened there. I thought they’re closed!” And I was so excited, I went to Plaza Senayan around 3pm and waited for Aline (yes, she got the invitation too). At 6:45pm we walked to our destination. Chatter Box.

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Chatter Box was one of my family’s favourite restaurant a long time ago. We used to eat at their Sogo’s Plaza Indonesia or Setiabudi One’s outlet. The Sogo’s Plaza Indonesia outlet moved to Food Hall area. And the Setiabudi One’s outlet had no longer there. Too bad, because now I’m staying near Setiabudi One. *sigh* Well, let me show you around the outlet. Not many photos, because it’s not comfortable to take pictures while people still eating there.

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Chatter Box is having an event. Singapore Food Festival. Nyonya cuisine blends the delectable Chinese cooking inherited from the migrants dwelled in Malacca Peninsula with local dishes. In the spirit of celebrating Singapore Food Festival, Chatter Box proudly offers these tasteful Peranakan recipes.

Nyonya Fried Rice

Typical chinese fried rice. Not so special. I think they should add the spices more.

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Popiah

Popiah is eaten as a snack or as an accompaniment to the main meal. It is sold in most hawker-centers and “do-it-your-self” popiah party is quite popular. Here the wrappers are set aside and the guests just add in the ingredients of vegetables and meat.

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Nyonya Chap Chai

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Ayam Pong Teh

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Singapore Fried Meehon

This is better. I like the taste of it. And the texture of the meehon is perfect for my tastebud.

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Don’t forget, they have live cooking every weekend for Popiah.

Chatter Box
Plaza Senayan
Sogo Department Store 5th Floor
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8
Jakarta
Phone: 021-57900057
IG: @chatterboxindonesia

Peacock Lounge Fairmont Hotel Senayan Jakarta

August 20th, 2016. The first time I heard about this place, one of my friends asked me to come with her. But it never happened. *cry* Yeah, we’re too busy with our own life. LOL. So, when I had chance to go there, I didn’t take a long time to decide. Finally! I saw their cute afternoon tea inside an exclusive jewellery box whenever I opened their IG account. Now, I can say to everybody, “I’ve tried their exclusive box! Whoozah!!” Well, it’s one gorgeous place to have some fun time. Peacock Lounge, Fairmont Hotel Jakarta.

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The hotel’s lobby will offer a sophisticated lounge where guests can relax and enjoy light bites, tea and coffee throughout the day. Building on Fairmont’s tradition of celebrating Afternoon Tea, the menu offerings and service are unrivalled in Jakarta.

When I stepped inside the venue, I was stunned. It was very chick. Elegant yet homey. Not intimidating environs with friendly staffs. Not too many tables. It makes the surrounding looks very spacious with high ceiling. Very comfortable yet sophisticated ambiance. I’m in love with the place. In a jiffy.

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They served in the middle of the room, varieties of sweets, chocolates, cakes, and all kind of desserts. I couldn’t stop taking photos of them. Too cute!

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And now it’s time for the great news.

SHOW YOUR TRUE COLOURS – COLOURFUL AFTERNOON TEA AT PEACOCK LOUNGE

Building on Fairmont’s tradition of celebrating Afternoon Tea, we invite you to enjoy a chic and colourful new collection of Peacock Lounge’s signature Afternoon Tea set. Experience the excitement as we are changing the colour theme of our afternoon tea every two weeks:

11 Jul – 24 Jul: Red-themed Afternoon Tea
25 Jul – 7 Aug: Orange-themed Afternoon Tea
8 Aug – 21 Aug: Yellow-themed Afternoon Tea
22 Aug – 4 Sep: Green-themed Afternoon Tea
5 Sep – 18 Sep: Blue-themed Afternoon Tea
19 Sep – 30 Sep: Violet-themed Afternoon Tea
1 Oct – 31 Oct: Pink-themed Afternoon Tea*

Join the Instagram contest as prizes await! Come to Peacock Lounge and match your outfit with the colour of the featured afternoon tea set based on above schedule. Take a picture of you enjoying you matching colour afternoon tea.
Post it on Instagram with #SYTC and #PeacockLounge hashtags. Don’t forget to tag @fairmontjakarta.
There will be a winner from each colour that could stand a chance to win a One-Night Weekend Stay in Fairmont Jakarta Signature Suite, including breakfast for two and 60-minute Jakarta Signature Massage for couple at Willow Stream Spa.

* We will be dedicating the Pink-themed Afternoon Tea in October for Breast Cancer Awareness month where a portion of sales will be donated to support the breast cancer foundation initiatives.

I forgot to mention, I was there with one of my best friends, Jessica Gaby. We brought our plus one, so there were 4 of us. 🙂 Peacock Lounge served their signature afternoon tea in the jewellery box.

Peacock Lounge Signature Afternoon Tea set 488k++

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On top of the box: Cakes and chocolates and everything sweets

I love them all. But my favourite is the chocolate pralines. Wish they were more! LOL. Can you imagine? 4 people with same addiction. Tasty desserts in front of them. You will hope that they won’t claw-scratches each other.

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First drawer: kiwi tartlets and lemon financier

I couldn’t get enough of the lemon financier. It’s so delicious with moist texture. Love it!! There are 3 lemon financiers. I think I ate two. LOL. OMG I was so greedy! Shush! Don’t tell them. Okay? Hihihi..

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Second drawer: foie gras, tuna sandwich, zucchini, and salmon rolls

More foie gras, please! Hahaha. Love the tuna sandwich too. Didn’t try the salmon rolls, but I’m sure it’s as good as the others.

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Third drawer: scones and madeline

Always love madeline. Cannot resist. Fluffy texture with perfectly sublime taste. Addictive! I didn’t touch the scones. I let them to eat the scones. Let me have all of the madeline hahaha..

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Additional tray: springroll, bitterballen, and mushroom & truffle quiche

This is like a bonus. LOL. Love the quiche (I love quiche). Quiche is like a snack-in-between. Between not hungry and very hungry. Hahaha. Yeah, that’s only in my mind.

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Need I say more? I don’t think so. If you wanna have some afternoon tea with your best friends, try this one. Join the competition and finger-crossed!

Peacock Lounge
Fairmont Jakarta
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8, Gelora Bung Karno
Senayan, Jakarta
Phone: 021-29703333
IG: @fairmontjakarta

[EVENT] Monday Prime Time Spectrum Restaurant Fairmont Hotel Senayan Jakarta

April 11th, 2016. I was invited to Spectrum Restaurant for Monday Prime Time. Located in Fairmont Jakarta on 2nd floor, Spectrum is very lovely with comfortable place to eat.

Spectrum is the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurants, offering multi-cultural cuisine served on its ‘Culinary Theater’ stations and buffet spread. A contemporary restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a lively atmosphere.

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Monday is Prime Time at Spectrum restaurant! Join us for a real treat where you can enjoy a variety of prime steaks and some of the best cuts of meat in the city along with a variety of classic Steakhouse appetizers and sides. Priced at 330k++ per person.

I didn’t take many pictures of the place, just the entrance and ambiance inside the restaurant. The place is spacious with cozy ambiance. For a 5-star-hotel’s restaurant, Spectrum did not make me feel intimidated. Actually, I felt very welcome with the smile and hospitality.

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Buffet Menu

The buffet menu offers many choices, from salad station, sashimi, amuse bouche, cheese station, bread station, noodle station, dim sum, ribs station and desserts station. And my favourite was short ribs station. OMG. One of the best short ribs!! Me want more! Me want more! LOL.

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#onthetable

I love their salmon sashimi. Very fresh with subtle and delicate texture. The sirloin steak was quite tender, but I prefer the short ribs. And the nutella and peanut butter waffle was one of the best desserts. I was having food coma, for sure. It was an amazing experience to eat so many meat and food and desserts.

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Thank you Spectrum and Fairmont Jakarta. Definitely worth the price, with all those delicious food.

For reservations, please call +62 (21) 2970 3333 or email diningreservations.jakarta@fairmont.com.

Fairmont Jakarta
Jl. Asia Afrika No.8
Gelora Bung Karno
Jakarta
Phone: 021-29703333
IG: @fairmontjakarta