Gran Melia Jakarta’s Tien Chao Reopens Serving Authentic Cantonese Food

Showcasing a new look, Gran Melia’s iconic Chinese restaurant Tien Chao welcomes guests to return to experience an exquisite journey through the flavours of authentic Cantonese cuisine, masterfully curated by their new highly skilled Chef hailing from China.  The rejuvenated Tien Chao presents a timeless atmosphere, where selective renovations and furnishings showcase a modern design

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Review: Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2023

It’s always exciting to see the ‘Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines list’, which for the year 2023 was revealed in November 2023. These wines were judged based on quality, value, availability and ‘excitement’. Wine Spectator is an American magazine that specialises in wine, wine culture and wine ratings, founded in 1976 by Marvin R. Shanken.

Casita by El Asador: South American Taste with a Twist

Casita by El Asador offers a captivating Argentinian fusion menu that transports diners to the heart of Latin America. Nestled in a green residential and business district in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, Casita by El Asador is the second business venture of the El Asador brand after an 11-year of success story with the first


Prosecco: Understated and Underrated 

When one thinks of sparkling wines, so quickly we think of Champagne, but in fact Prosecco is the world’s most popular fizz! Prosecco is the Italian-born bubbly and it may surprise you to know that its is the highest exported sparkling wine by volume in the world. According to the official report by Prosecco DOC

The Return of Toscana

Following an extensive six-month renovation, Toscana is now poised to extend a warm welcome to its guests with a stunning aesthetic transformation, introduction of a talented new chef, and a completely revitalised menu upholding Italian traditions.  Entering the newly revamped Toscana, guests will quickly see and feel the new modern aesthetic. Upon entry the sophisticated

Artisanal Dessert Café Sunday Folks Opens in Jakarta

Tucked away in the trendy enclave of The Buya, Singapore’s famous dessert café opens in the capital. Sunday Folks presents an array of sophisticated sweets, offering their iconic freshly-churned, handcrafted ice creams, artisanal parfaits, cakes and a tasty all-day brunch menu. The chic and cosy venue located on Jalan Cipete Raya is set to be a

Captivating Pan-Asian at KAMA Cuisine & Libations

Explore the wide-ranging tastes and aromas of Asia, with a particular focus on the wood-fire grill, at KAMA Cuisine & Libations by RAYA in Senopati. The restaurant’s interiors are a reflection of the menu’s own innovation. Raw natural elements are infused into the contemporary space, presenting a fusion of rustic and minimalist elements. Leave your

The Flavours of North Italian on Show at il Mare by Hotel Mulia Senayan

A staple for Sunday Brunch in the capital, il Mare restaurant at Hotel Mulia needs no introduction. Known for its one-of-a-kind international spread, il Mare’s menu brings the authentic flavours of northern Italy to its diners. The culinary team at il Mare, headed by Chef Marco Pacetta, presents a high-end experience of the distinct European

El Padrino Steakhouse Brings their Spanish-Mediterranean Flair to Jakarta

El Padrino is the golden child born from the joint forces between Hotel Borobudur Jakarta and the Godfather of Javanegra Gourmet Atelier, Chef Andrea Peresthu. A new steakhouse for the meat-lovers to explore, Chef Andrea brings his years of expertise in Spanish cuisine and the vibrant flavours of the Mediterranean spices to the dining scene

Good Wines, Good Times – Good Karma!

Wine expert and NOW! columnist, Widya, heads to the cliffs of Uluwatu, Bali, to review the own-branded wines of the renowned Karma Group, settling into Karma Kandara resort’s di Mare Restaurant with Chef Joseph Antonishek. It took me a moment to fully appreciate the spectacular clifftop views, high above the Indian Ocean, when I arrived

Gather at GLOU Wine & Bistro for a Vibrant and Scrumptious Meal and Drinks

Most wine bars are synonymous with a formal and high-end atmosphere, taking sophistication to the next level. The newly opened GLOU Wine & Bistro offers something a little different, a place to enjoy wine with relaxed surroundings, a cool and casual space where people can chat, unwind and loosen up while sipping their favourite. Nestled

SU MA Restaurant Merges Southeast and Far East Flavours

The meeting of Rachel Tjahja and Ryan Kim saw two culinary cultures collide. Having met in Sydney, the two chefs have created SU MA Restaurant here in Jakarta, where they have found a way to unite their cultural backgrounds and present a fusion of their respective countries’ dishes with style and finesse. SU MA is

A Taste of Indonesia’s Coastline at Terumbu Seafood Terrace

The waters that surround Indonesia are among the richest in the world, and this is reflected in the abundance of seafood dishes in regional cuisine across the archipelago. Terumbu Seafood Terrace brings diners on a spice-filled sailing journey on the nation’s seas to savour these dishes. Located on the 2nd floor of Cilandak Town Square,

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