Saturday, December 28, 2013

[NEW] AFTERNOON HIGH TEA WITH TORTA DOLCE CAKE

Another invitation that I've got through an email, for tasting their sweetness things. It was raining on that day, so it become a perfect day for having high tea with other bloggers.

Have you ever heard before about Torta Dolce Cake? Hmm, not yet? Well, let me introducing them! Torta Dolce was born in 2011 from the love of French patisserie, which demand complexity and perfection in preparation and ingredients.

Their brand's philosophy is to give customers the experience of the best product for birthday occasion, office parties and meetings, corporate gifts package and wedding dessert tables.


They sell all the products by online, deliver the order and also provide to wedding caterers, corporate's coffee break, high teas, birthday parties and many more.







Macarons

Another sweetness! I thought you're already popular with this sweet little things, Macarons (IDR 10.000/each). The blue colour was Rose Flavor, with rose water buttercream and hint of lychee. And for the green colour was Green Tea, with white chocolate green tea ganache - a combination of bitter and sweet. But don't worry, they've served in 7 flavours, such as green tea, rose, pistachio, lemon, valhorna chocolate, strawberry and salted caramel.


Croido (Croissant Doughnut)

The picture above is one of the most popular in nowadays, called cronuts - but they said Croido (IDR 20.000/each). Torta Dolce Cake provided Croido in 11 variants flavours : chocolate peanut butter, rose, oreo, salted caramel popcorn, chocolate orange, strawberry, coffee, cinnamon, lemon, original and maple cheese.

And for me, Salted Caramel Popcorn is very stunning out, it looks so unique with a perfectness balance of its taste. Wanna have and try another Croido? Just click www.tortadolcecake.com and order as you want! :)

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TORTA DOLCE CAKE
PT. Anggana Catur Prima
Jl. Pluit Raya Blok C No. 20-21
Jakarta Utara 14440
Phone (021) 668 1919 / 0812 1974 2685
Email : info@tortadolcecake.com

Sunday, December 1, 2013

FLAVORS OF GREECE WITH CHEF THEMIS AGNATOS

One day, I just an invitation from Keraton at The Plaza, especially to taste their special event "Flavors of Greece" with Chef Themis Agnatos. Surely, I didn't know about Greek menu and also about its taste. So, I said "Yes, I'm in!" 

Bengawan is the signature restaurant at Keraton at The Plaza, providing an authentic five-star Indonesian dining experience and features a menu that incorporates local flavors and indigenous ingredients from the islands. Located on the seventh floor with spectacular views of Jakarta, the indoor and outdoor restaurant provides a respite from the bustling city below wrapped in lush foliage and surrounded by soothing water features.


And because this event held around the end of November, we can feel the christmas experience in everywhere, and same as at Bengawan Restaurant.


Every table was set perfectly and this place is quiet private, romantic and very warm environment. You'll feel comfort for staying here while enjoying your lunch or dinner. One of recommendation places from me to you! :)


And step into a world of authentic Greek flavours at Bengawan Restaurant, Keraton at the Plaza - a Luxury Collection Hotel in Jakarta, where Guest Chef Themis Agnatos from The Romanos will share his delightful and traditional Greek dishes.

Please enjoy the photos below, all menu are especially made by Chef Themis, here we go!


Dakos Salad, the first salad was coming out! The presentation was so tempting, which consist of dakos bread, tomatoes, feta cheese, olive oil, olives capers, caper berries and oregano. The dakos bread put at the bottom, it was a traditional meal from Crete, Greece. I thought it was good enough for the starter, feel the freshness of each ingredients.

Greek Salad

Greek Salad, the second salad was served which is consist of tomato, onion, cucumber, green capsicum, feta cheese, olives, capers, caperberries, olive oil and oregano. Look at the white cube there, it was feta cheeses - really good to be served with the salad. The taste of sweet and salty are perfectly balanced.

Greek Spread Selection

Greek Spread Selections - Cold Appetizer, served with warm pita bread. This is one of my favourite and you should - must try! It was served with five sauces that you can choose and try. Here's the sauces : Fava Beans Pure,  Tzatziki (yogurt, vinegar, garlic and olive oil), Tyrokofteri (feta cheese, yogurt, red bell pepper, vinegar and olive oil), Taramosalata (fish roe, onion, lemon, olive oil) and Eggplant sauce. Surely, you'll be hooked with this!

Feta Cheese in Fyllo Pastry

Feta Cheese in Phyllo Pastry - Hot Appetizer, was presented with feta cheese, phyllo pastry greek, honey, sesame and figs jam. Surely, I would say this is become my favourite and really suggested to you for ordering this menu! Where's the feta cheese? It was inside the crunchiness of fyllo pastry which is coated with honey. You'll find the perfectness when you cut and eat the first bite! It was so great, sorry I can't explain it in details, because it's too incredible to explain, better you should try by yourself and find the surprise from it.

Garides Saganaki

Garides Saganaki - Hot Appetizer, which is shrimps sautéed tomato sauce, Ouzo (Greek Spirit), onion, garlic, feta cheese, olive oil, parsley and basil. You know what? This dish 40% containing alcohol - Chef Themis said he used Ouzo for the dish, the most popular drink at Greece. And finally he gave us the Ouzo, so we can try how its taste, haha! Can you image the taste of shrimps with feta cheeses and alcohol? It was very pleasant and satisfying, so perfect!

Moussaka

Moussaka - Main Course, was typically enjoyed in hot. The most versions are based primarily on sautéed eggplant and tomato, usually with minced meat. And Chef Themis was made us with includes layers of minced beef, potatoes, cheese and eggplant topped with a béchamel sauce and baked. If glance will look like lasagna, but its taste are different.


Chicken Kontosouvli - Main Course, it was like a usual chicken skewer but it was served in Greek tradition with french fries, paprika powder, garlic, oregano, olive oil and tzatziki (yogurt and cucumber). The chicken is quite soft and tender, so you can perfectly enjoy your dinner!


Galaktoboureko, Ravani & Wallnut Cake, as the Greek dessert for today! Let me give you a little explanation about them : Galaktoboureko (left), was a Greek dessert of semolina-based custard in phyllo. Ravani (middle), was a sweet cake made of cooked semolina, soaked in simple syrup. Walnut Cake (right), was a cake made of walnuts with cinnamon flavours, the cake is really smooth and soft, as my favourite dessert of the day! And fyi, you can enjoy all the dessert with vanilla ice cream! 


Taking photos as our tradition! Having a good food with good friends (left to right) : Ian Eryanto, that's me, Yenny Widjaja, Chef Themis, Mel Budiman, Eka Putra and Soya Yanagawa.

Enjoy this rare Greek promotion during weekdays buffet at IDR 288.000++/person. The Greek Menu is also available during the Saturday & Sunday Brunch at IDR 495.000++/person including free-flowing of non-alcoholic beverages and IDR 995.000++/person including of an endless flow of Billecart-Salmon Champagne, wines and cocktails.

And for further information and table reservations, please contact Bengawan Restaurant at (021) 5068 0000 or email  to bengawan.keratonattheplaza@luxurycollection.com

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BENGAWAN RESTAURANT
Keraton at The Plaza, Floor 7th
Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav. 15