Meet Ni Putu Patricia, Winner of Starbucks’ Barista Championship

Ni Putu Patricia, was recently declared the winner of the 12th edition of Starbucks’ Barista Championship. Held at Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City last week, the barista from Bali claimed her trophy following an impressive performance brewing coffee, creating latte art, and serving a signature beverage. At the upcoming competition, the Asia Pacific Barista Championship, Patricia plans to make

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An Encounter With Nordic Cuisine

My first visit to Europe was in 2004, when I flew Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to London for my studies. Thanks to multiple transits, I got to know see a little of Scandinavia before I arrived in London. I was 20, full of hope and energy, and just super excited to be in Europe for the

A Smoke and Grill Kitchen at Bara Restaurant

Set around an open kitchen, the newest addition to North Jakarta’s culinary scene, Bara, is a cozy establishment where one can dine on a range of dishes prepared on a wood-fired grill and rotisserie. Located at Pantai Indah Kapuk Avenue, Bara is perfect for intimate dining and large gatherings. Bara Restaurant is located at Pantai Indah Kapuk Avenue. Photo

Upper Deck at Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta

The luxury residential complex, Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta’s, introduces Upper Deck, a new place to relax. Upper Deck is open to the public everyday from 10 a.m until 10 p.m. Photo courtesy of Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta/NOW!JAKARTA Located on the third  floor with a view of Mega Kuningan, guest can enjoy light snacks such as Crispy

Noble By Zab Thai: Eating Well is a Noble Deed

Thai food is, without doubt, one of southeast Asia’s gifts to the culinary world. From coconut-based curries with their complex flavours, to broths that pack heft, the cuisine is certainly worthy of praise of the highest levels. There is no dearth of Thai restaurants in Jakarta with each offering up delectable dishes paying homage to

Catching up with Chef Chris Salans

Known for creating ‘modern Indonesian cuisine’, Chef Chris Salans has been on a whirlwind journey extolling the virtues of Indonesian cuisine overseas. NOW! Jakarta spoke to him about his work and plans for the year ahead Chef Chris Salans. Photo courtesy of ISAMAYA group. It’s been a while since you opened Spice but tell us

Argentina Christmas Dinner

Christmas and New Year celebrations in Argentina represent a very significant tradition. A special family dinner takes place at night in Christmas Eve, the moment of the year when families make an effort to gather together round a table to enjoy a large reunion. Bringing what anyone can offer, all the meals are placed together

Determining the Perfect Cuppa

Tea is not as popular as coffee in Indonesia. This is quite unfortunate because even though tea has become a daily drink, there are still many people who don’t know how to brew it correctly much less choose a good quality brand. It’s International Tea Day on 15 December and NOW! Jakarta spoke to tea

From Austin to Jakarta, Tito’s Vodka Makes a Splash

Tito’s Handmade Vodka was officially launched in Indonesia on 31 Oct. Collaborating with Arrack & Spice, the recently opened restaurant and bar in Mega Kuningan, guests were invited to sample cocktails with this vodka from Texas. America’s original craft vodka from Texas arrives in Indonesia. Photo courtesy of Tito's Vodka/NOW!JAKARTA To celebrate the launch of

A Celebratory Note at Year’s End

Christmas is always a joy for me; it is the time for togetherness and starting a new beginning as it is also the coming of the new year! For me, as a Christian, Christmas revolves around my children, exchanging presents, eating turkey, spending time with family. Christmas is not just an end-of- year celebration but

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