The Excitement at Ambiente Ristorante Re-Opening Party

After an extensive renovation of one of the city's landmark restaurants, Ambiente Ristorante, located at the Aryaduta Jakarta, recently re-opened and will welcome local gourmets, tastemakers and lifestyle media for its grand opening on March 09. The excitement of Ambiente Ristorante Re-opening Party. Photo courtesy of Aryaduta Hotel Tugu Tani/NOW!JAKARTA Much anticipation is behind what

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Discover Thailand at The Dharmawangsa Jakarta

This April, The Dharmawangsa Jakarta will feature northern Thai culture in its dining and spa outlets. In collaboration with Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, the hotel invites foodies and spa enthusiasts to enjoy fine dining at Jakarta Restaurant & Courtyard, and experience special Thai treatments at Bimasena Spa. The Thai Lana Ritual and Thai Herbal Compress

Italian Business Lunch at il Mare

Hailed as one of the many authentic Italian establishments in Jakarta, Il Mare at Mulia Hotel recently introduced a business lunch and dinner. Grilled Beef Fillet, Creamy Spinach and Red Wine Sauce. Photo Courtesy of Mulia Hotel/NOW!JAKARTA Situated on the ground floor of the hotel, Il Mare’s business lunch and dinner features a high quality,

Daun Muda Soulfood

I was once told that a restaurant meal eaten in silence is an indication to the chef that the food is excellent. In that context, Daun Muda Soulfood is a monastery. Daun Muda serves new refreshment of Nusantara cuisinie in Adityawarman, South Jakarta. Photo by Raditya Fadilla/NOW!JAKARTA The Javanegra group, known for its quality restaurants

A Call to Indulge

This month, enjoy a range of chocolate desserts at Le Meridien Jakarta’s restaurants. Chocolate Easter menu continues until May at Le Meridien Jakarta. Photo courtesy of Le Meridien/NOW!JAKARTA Ending a meal, simple or decadent, with chocolate is decidedly one of life’s simple pleasures. All this month (and continuing to 10 May) Le Meridien Jakarta features

Sixth on Rooftop: Respite from Central Jakarta in the Heart of the City

Cordela Norwood Hotel, this month, launched Sixth on Rooftop,a new lifestyle dining establishment featuring views of the Jakarta cityscape. Situated on the sixth floor of the hotel, Sixth on Rooftop is a great place to relax and cool off in the city. The outdoor view of Sixth on Rooftop at Cordela Norwood Hotel. Photo courtesy of Cordela

NOW!Jakarta’s Best Restaurant, Bar and Cafe Awards 2018

Jakarta’s restaurant scene is burgeoning. With the rise of great places to saddle up for a meal in town, competition to woo diners is fierce. Restaurants have to go beyond just cuisine. Presentation, a wide selection of options, decor, service are all just as important these days. Ultimately the best restaurants are the one’s that

Exploring Indonesia’s Vibrant Street Food Culture at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski

The country’s first-five star Hotel Indonesia Kempinski will transform its Signatures Restaurant into a street food festival, mimicking Jakarta’s traditional culinary street food experience. Hotel Indonesia Kempinski will feature Street food cuisine at Signature Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Hotel Indonesia Kempinski/NOW!JAKARTA From 27 April to 6 May, executive chef Mathias Olsson, has specially invited the

Yeu Saigon Cafe: Fresh, Healthy, Authentic

With its focus on top quality ingredients and in keeping with authentic traditions, Yeu Saigon Cafe hits the high notes for Vietnamese cuisine in Jakarta. Yeu Saigon cafe serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine by adapting the culinary heritage from northern, central, and southern region. Photo courtesy of Yeu Saigon Cafe/NOW!JAKARTA Situated at Gran Rubina Park, Epicentrum

Quality Control

Great food, prepared efficiently, is vital to the success of any chef. In addition, those who spend time and effort learning the nuances of their art often produce results ultimately provide diners the biggest bang for their culinary buck Wina Bissett discuss about her experience to sense the quality control of the food. Photo by

At the Helm of Chef Matteo Meacci, Executive Chef of Ambiente Ristorante

Chef Matteo Meacci,  who has worked at some of the top Italian restaurants in Jakarta, Bali and Lombok now heads the kitchens at Hotel Aryaduta’s restaurant, Ambiente, which reopened recently following a revamp. Chef Matteo Meacci is appointed to be the head chef of Ambiente Ristorante at Aryaduta Hotel Jakarta. Photo courtesy of Aryaduta Hotel

Frank’s Bar & Smokehouse: A Classic All-American BBQ in Kemang

Frank’s Bar & Smokehouse, tucked away between Kem Chicks and Kemang Village, is the perfect place for quality food and unique cocktails. Serving up big, flavourful Texas BBQ style food such as beautifully smoky brisket, spicy sausage, ribs and pulled pork either in a platter or turned into sandwiches, burgers or some of Indonesia’s most

FJ Grill: International Cuisine in Home Style Artsy Environs

In Kemang there is no shortage of home style restaurants where generous portions of delicious dishes are served up in artsy environs. Indeed, these restaurants offer a bit of a respite – not just from the madding crowd – but also from the tedium of mundane mall fare. Artisan Ice cream coffee is one of

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