NOW! Jakarta was thrilled to co-host with Victorian State Government of Australia and Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, a dinner concept of outstanding quality, featuring the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Victorian State Government of Australia and Mandarin Oriental Jakarta organised a outstanding dinner, featuring the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Raditya Fadilla/NOW!JAKARTA

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is an arts leader, a national icon and a major contributor to Victoria’s cultural economy. Under the exceptional musical leadership of Sir Andrew Davis and the business leadership of Sophie Galaise, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has become a champion of music education and is campaigner for the rights of all people to access and learn music.

Thanks to the generosity and vision of Victorian State Government headed by Brett Stevens, and the organisation of Lyon Restaurant under the direction of Andrew Abram and Melanie Hamedl, and exclusive dinner was arranged so that a lucky few could enjoy the brilliant music of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra quartet and the delights of the Lyon Restaurant featuring great Victorian and Australian wines.

Here is the menu:
Duck terrine, red onion marmalade
Crab meat, avocado, radishes
Gougeres, AOC comte cheese
Cured salmon, horseradish cream, rye bread

Oakridge Over the Shoulder, Pinot Grigio

Hamachi Tartar
Apple jelly, edamame, salmon roe
Oakridge Over the Shoulder, Chardonnay

Chicken Forestiere
Chicken leg confit, mushroom ragout, celeriac,
natural jus

D’Arenberg Footbolt, Shiraz

Roasted Beef Tenderloin
Smoked artichoke puree, watercress, bone marrow, sauce diable

D’Arenberg Laughing Magpie, Shiraz Viognier

Chocolate Symphony
Praline feuillantine, sour cherry jelly, spiced cherry sorbet

D’Arenberg Feral Fox, Pinot Noir

Many thanks to all who came to enjoy a rare combination of good music, good wine and good food. 


Mandarin Oriental, Jl. M.H. Thamrin
Central Jakarta 10310
Phone: +62 21 2993 8824

Alistair Speirs

Alistair Speirs

Alistair has been in the publishing, advertising and PR business for 25 years. He started NOW! Magazines as the region’s preferred community magazine.