Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sabor Latino @ The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place

Causa de Camarones
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place will excite its valuable guest to indulge in the exquisite gastro arts journey of South American cuisine by Chef Cris Encina from "Pica" Ubud, Bali on 29th July 2016 at Pacific Restaurant and Lounge. Chef Cris will present 6-course dinner paired with Chilean and Argentinian wines.

The South American cuisine known for its vibrancy, variety and uniqueness. Cris, a Chilean born Chef heads up Pica, rated as one of Ubud’s top ten restaurants, will feature dishes both contemporary and from his Grandmother. He will combine the exotic taste of Peruvian cuisine with the luxury dining experience that will bring “Sabor Latino” to the next level.

Ceviche
The dinner menu which will be presented are such as:

Ceviche - White fish lime, chilli, coriander, red onion marinade, leche de tigre
Octopus - Seared octopus, quinoa, pickled cucumber, roasted red pepper puree, greens
Causa de Cameron's - Prawns, marinated mayonnaise, cold potato cake, olive emulsion, radish fennel creola
Fish & Clams Cau Cau -  Yellow chilli clams spicy sauce, fondant potato, asparagus, mint
Beef Cheek Seco & Cassava - Slow braised beef cheeks, dark beer coriander sauce, cassava crisp

Dessert
Tres Leches - peruvian grandmothers cake, tres leches soaked genovese sponge sauce, yellow passion fruit
Picarones - peruvian sweet potato pumpkin doughnut, palm sugar syrup, banana cream cheese ice cream

Fish & Clams Cau Cau
An event not to be missed! Starts at Rp. 998,000 net per person for a 6-course dinner inclusive of wine pairing. Pacific Restaurant & Lounge is located on the 6th floor of The Ritz- Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place. The place is a combination of a restaurant with comfortable yet cozy lounge and bar area overlooking the magnificent busy Jakarta commercial district. Reservation can be made to Pacific Restaurant & Lounge at +62 21 25501993.

Cristian Encina
Chilean born Chef, Cristian Encina, had his first taste of the kitchen at age 13 working at his father’s popular lunch eatery in Santiago. Following his lifelong passion for cooking he completed his culinary training in Valencia, Spain and then continued to develop and refine his skills in fine-dining restaurants in Chile, New Zealand and Australia. Since 2012, Cristian has called Bali home and is now committed to recreating and reinterpreting the diverse and evolving flavours of South America in his newly established Ubud restaurant, PICA South American Kitchen. PICA South American Kitchen celebrates the unique culinary expressions across the great continent, with a focus on the bold flavours of Peruvian cuisine. Cristian’s playful and sincere approach to cuisine is expressed in every element of his dishes, from technique to texture and colour. He determinedly seeks creativity and balance in the kitchen but remains above all, committed to flavour.

Chef Cristian Encina
Pica, Ubud
Restaurateurs Cristian Encina and Monica Fernandez first met as travellers in Bali and two years ago established Ubud’s only South American restaurant, Pica South American Kitchen. Since opening their doors two years ago, the 24-seat restaurant has welcomed and hosted over 10,000 diners from across the world.

Born in Santiago, Chile, Chef Cristian Encina began his culinary training in Santiago and completed it in Valencia, Spain. Encina worked in fine-dining restaurants in Chile, Spain, New Zealand and Australia before moving to Bali in 2012.

Encina is passionate about exposing people to the diversity and quality of South American food. The vibrant international community in Bali makes it a perfect stage for this endeavour. “I am very proud to see the response of people to these flavours I have grown up with.” said Encina. “South American food is different from country to country, of course, but when you look beyond its differences, it is fresh, somehow simple and complex, and all the time intriguing. It’s very exciting for me to explore and re-interpret the rich diversity of South American cuisine.

“We visit different parts of the sub-continent across our menu but Peruvian cuisinee takes center stage. The bold and bright flavours of Peru are perfect for the tropical climate in Bali.

Pica is their first restaurant and co-owners Encina and Fernandez are involved in every detail of its daily operations. “It’s a very personal project for us and we’re committed to ensuring consistency of quality across all aspects of the guest experience.” said Encina

“We love the Ubud way of life; it’s small, relaxed, and personal. We hope we’ve succeeded in capturing that here.”

Like Pica’s food menu, the drink list is limited but carefully considered. There is a focus on new world wines from South America, but also from Australia and New Zealand.

Pica’s design is simple and clean. Details suggest a space that is South American without the kitsch or cliches. But while Pica’s flavours are distinctly South American, the space is designed with a Balinese sensibility. “We wanted to share and preserve what we love most about Bali - its warm and natural aesthetics, timeless simplicity, and relaxed tropical feel.

“The whole experience is designed to encourage you to relax and stay a while, because the best thing about Ubud is not having anywhere else to be.”
 
Media Luncheon
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place is a place for those who prefer to have the comfort of home while indulging in the legendary personal service and warm hospitality from The Ritz-Carlton Ladies and Gentlemen. Conveniently located next to The Jakarta Stock Exchange, easily accessible from anywhere in the city, the hotel is perched on top of Pacific Mall & Entertainment complex. The hotel features 62 guest rooms which include 20 Superior Grand Club Rooms, 23 Deluxe Grand Club Rooms, 8 Executive Grand Club Rooms, 7 Mayfair Suites, 2 Mayfair Spa Suites, 1 Ritz-Carlton Suite and 1 Presidential Suite.

A total of 139 residences are available in 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms units. The Club Lounge features ample seating and working space, 2 meeting rooms, business center services and complimentary Wireless Internet access. Pacific Restaurant & Lounge offers a three-meal specialty all day dining featuring Premium Grill with 4 private rooms. 8 Lounge an ideal open air lounge to enjoy romantic escape. A 3,800sqm ballroom and 3,800sqm pre function area can cater up to 10,000 people for standing reception or 2,400 people of sit down banquets.

Opening of The Meliá Makassar

New Hotel for Meliá Hotels International in Indonesia


Meliá Hotels International has announced the opening of the Meliá Makassar, a new hotel in Indonesia which becomes the sixth hotel operated by the company in the country (with another 10 hotels in the process of opening in the pipeline), confirming its strong commitment to this popular vacation destination and its expansion strategy in the Asia Pacific region.

Makassar is the capital of South Sulawesi province and the largest city on the island of Sulawesi, with a population of one and a half million people and the dominant commercial centre and transportation hub in eastern Indonesia. The hotel is ideally located just 25 minutes from Sultan Hassanuddin international airport and just a 5-minute walk from the main shopping and business areas.


This four-star hotel provides 135 newly-built rooms equipped with a full range of facilities and the latest technology. Some of the rooms also include “The Level” service, which raises the quality of a hotel stay to the highest levels of demand. The Meliá Makassar has been designed to meet the most exquisite international standards, and its magnificent facilities also house several meeting rooms, a pool, spa and restaurants. Also of note is The Society rooftop bar which is quickly expected to become a landmark venue in the city.

Bernardo Cabot, Vice President Asia Pacific for Meliá Hotels International, highlighted the hotel’s potential to become the ideal choice for business and leisure travellers to the capital of South Sulawesi, "Thanks to its excellent location and Meliá’s experience in the management of "bleisure" hotels (business + leisure), the Melia Makassar is destined to become a benchmark for modern hospitality in the city."

The hotel is operated under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand, one of the company’s most historic brands and guardian of the values that best represent the company. In the words of Cabot, "The Meliá Makassar hotel brings our brand standards to the city and the market is sure to acknowledge the efforts made by both the hotel owners and Meliá Hotels International in our ongoing commitment to Indonesia.”

Indonesia is the country in which the company started its international expansion in 1985. The opening of the Meliá Bali hotel that year was the starting point for a globalisation strategy which now sees the company installed in more than 40 countries worldwide, with a special focus on Asia Pacific, where it currently manages 33 hotels either already in operation or scheduled to open in the future.


About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International is one of the largest hotel companies worldwide as well as the absolute leader within the Spanish market, with more than 370 hotels (current portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries and 4 continents under the brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, ME by Meliá, INNSIDE by Meliá, Tryp by Wyndham and Sol Hotels.

The strategic focus on international growth has allowed Meliá Hotels International to be the first Spanish hotel company with presence in key markets such as China, the Arabian Gulf or the US, as well as maintaining its leadership in traditional markets such as Europe, Latin America or the Caribbean. Its high degree of globalization, a diversified business model, the consistent growth plan supported by strategic alliances with major investors and its commitment to responsible tourism are the major strengths of Meliá Hotels International, being the Spanish Hotel leader in Corporate Reputation (Merco Ranking) and one of the most attractive to work worldwide.

Wonderful Indonesia: Indonesian Culinary Experience @ Pastis Kitchen & Bar


Indonesia food never fails to surprise you with its diversified delicacies. Aston at Kuningan Suites will transport you to Indonesia through this exciting culinary experience at Pastis Kitchen & Bar with theme “Wonderful Indonesia”. Our special menu specially prepared by the team Pastis Kitchen & Bar consists of Sate Lilit, Chicken Satay, Soto Betawi, Iga Asam Pedas, and Dendeng Balado.

The price offered for each food is varied, ranging from Rp 65,000++ to Rp 80,000 ++ per serving. “our dishes are made using local ingredients from Indonesia imparting the culinary traditions unique to different regions of the archipelago, as well as creating exclusive dining experiences” says Ghofur Basoeky, Executive Chef Pastis Kitchen & Bar.

Pastis Kitchen and Bar is an upscale dine and drink place that designed with a stylish and elegant restaurant. Strategically located in the center of Jakarta, Pastis Kitchen & Bar by Aston at Kuningan Suites commits to bring you the tantalizing flavor of the meals combining with the warmth service and ambiance.


About Aston at Kuningan Suites
The Aston at Kuningan Suites is a graceful all-suites hotel with a charming personality committed to deliver hospitality with a personal touch while offering a wide range of facilities to suit the needs of transient business travelers and long staying residential guests.

The hotel is situated in one of Jakarta's most desirable locations in the very heart of the so called Golden Triangle and also featuring the accolade winning Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar Pastis Kitchen & Bar. Many of Jakarta’s multinational corporate offices, embassies, and up market shopping malls are within easy reach while the hotel immediate neighborhood is quaint and free of Jakarta’s notorious traffic congestion.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dolanan Bocah @ Best Western Plus Kemayoran Hotel Jakarta


Best Western Plus Kemayoran Hotel Jakarta memperingati hari anak nasional menghadirkan ‘Dolanan Bocah’, Sabtu 23 Juli 2016. Dengan beragam permainan traditional anak-anak di area hotel, hal ini bertujuan untuk membantu mengajarkan pada anak-anak tentang pentingnya bersosialisasi dan tetap menjaga kebudayaan bangsa Indonesia.

Acara ini diisi dengan kegiatan bermain berupa aneka permainan tempo dulu seperti Dakon, engklek, bekel, kelereng, ular tangga, bongkar pasang, dan masih banyak lagi, serta hadirnya pendongeng yang akan berkisah tentang cerita cerita legenda khas Indonesia.  Acara berlangsung mulai pukul 08.00 WIB hingga pukul 20.00 WIB.


Di tengah maraknya permainan digital yang semakin modern di zaman sekarang, acara ini memberi alternatif kepada anak anak agar tidak kehilangan masa bermain mereka dan mereka mampu mengenangkan bahwa permainan tradisional yang kaya akan manfaat. Diharapkan kepedulian sosial ini mampu mendorong kreativitas anak bangsa yang harus semakin berkembang dan lebih inovatif lagi.


Tentang Best Western Hotels & Resorts
Best Western Hotels & Resorts yang berkantor pusat di Phoenix, Arizona., merupakan suatu brand hotel swasta dengan jaringan global yang terdiri lebih dari 4.100 hotel independen dioperasikan di lebih dari 100 negara dan teritori di seluruh dunia. Kami menawarkan tujuh produk hotel yang disesuaikan dengan kebutuhan developer dan tamu di setiap market – Best Western®, Best Western Plus®, Best Western Premier®, Best Western Plus Executive Residency®, Vīb®, BW Premier Collection® and GLō.


Lebih dari 25 juta wisatawan merupakan anggota pemenang penghargaan program loyalitas tamu Best Western Rewards®, salah satu dari beberapa program dimana anggota memperoleh poin yang tidak pernah berakhir dan dapat digunakan di setiap Best Western hotel di seluruh dunia.

Best Western Asia pertama kali diluncurkan di Bangkok pada 2001 dan sekarang mencakup 15 negara di kawasan, dengan lebih dari 100 hotel baik yang telah beroperasi atau dalam proses pembangunan. Untuk pemilik hotel, Best Western menawarkan berbagai dukungan operasional, termasuk penjualan, pemasaran dan distribusi, dengan pemesanan via online, mobile dan media sosial.

Untuk info lebih lanjut, kunjungi bwpluskemayoran.com

Monday, July 25, 2016

MoonLite Kitchen and Bar is featured in 10 Best Rooftop Bars in the World by Conde Nast Traveler US


Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort’s newest rooftop restaurant, MoonLite Kitchen and Bar has been selected by the editor of Conde Nast Traveler as one of the 10 Best Rooftop Bars in the World. MoonLite Kitchen and Bar is the only Indonesian rooftop bar featured on the list — a significant milestone for the newly renovated restaurant.

Since its opening in April 2015, MoonLite Kitchen and Bar has become renowned for its unique rooftop culinary experiences and evolving mood. Guests can relax at the trendy bar lounge with an extensive selection of traditional, classic and modern beverages, including seductive cocktails and a well-stocked international wine repertoire. A tempting menu of modern Asian cuisine is cooked in the open kitchen and can be savoured either in the Balinese-inspired dining room or on the open-air deck with panoramic Indian Ocean views. MoonLite Kitchen and Bar is open daily from 4.30 pm – 11.00 pm.

For more information, visit moonlitebali.com


Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 30 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE and Qatar, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East and Africa.

For more information, please visit anantara.com

About Global Hotel Alliance
Founded in 2004, and based on the airline alliance model, Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is today the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. GHA uses a shared technology platform to drive incremental revenues and create cost savings for its member brands, and operates a multi-brand loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, which has over six million members. GHA’s member brands encompass over 550 upscale and luxury hotels with 110,000 rooms across 76 different countries.

For more information, visit gha.com

Thursday, July 21, 2016

4 Pakaian yang Harus Dimiliki oleh Pecinta Denim


MENDENGAR kata denim, pastinya setiap orang termasuk anda akan berpikir kalau denim adalah celana jeans. Jawaban yang benar namun denim bukan hanya celana jeans tapi denim sama dengan jeans, namun kebanyakan orang sekarang menyebutnya dengan denim. Bahan denim sendiri bisa dibuat dengan berbagai jenis pakaian seperti kemeja, celana, dan jenis lainnya. Banyak orang yang telah membuktikan jika memakai pakaian bahan denim akan melahirkan kesan casual dan cocok digunakan siapa saja sehari-hari.

Hingga sekarang bahan denim pun tidak punah dan masih dicari banyak orang di seluruh dunia dan sudah dimasukkan sebagai salah satu busana formal pada masa kini. Dengan menggunakan denim maka akan terlihat casual yang mempertahankan bahan kain terbaik yang satu ini dan tak terhapus oleh zaman. Sampai saat ini sudah ada 4 jenis pakaian yang berasal dari denim. Untuk para pecinta denim jangan sampai ada satupun pakaian jeans yang tidak ada di lemari pakaian anda sekarang.

Pertama; Jaket Denim
Jaket denim adalah salah satu pakaian yang sering digunakan diberbagai situasi dan cuaca karena merupakan pilihan yang tepat saat musim panas ataupun musim dingin. Sekarang jaket denim pria ini bisa dipadukan dengan jenis pakaian lainnya misalkan kaos ataupun celana sehingga membuat anda percaya diri. Untuk para wanita, jaket denim ini sangat cocok dikombinasikan dengan dress yang ada di lemari. Jadi jaket denim wanita ini bisa dipakai saat menghadiri acara tertentu seperti pernikahan ataupun saat bekerja di kantor.

Kedua; Kemeja Denim
Mungkin banyak orang yang mengenal denim sebagai celana jeans, namun kenyataannya berbeda karena denim juga bisa dibuat menjadi kemeja. Jika dilihat sekilas, kemeja dan jaket akan terlihat sama namun desain dan detailnya jelas berbeda. Kemeja denim ini sangat cocok digunakan kapanpun, misalkan saat santai atau saat jalan-jalan di mall.

Ketiga; Skinny Denim
Skinny denim ini lebih dikenal oleh wanita dibanding pria karena denim model skinny ini sangat cocok dipakai oleh wanita karena sangat menonjolkan lekuk tubuh seorang wanita. Oleh karena itu, wanita akan sangat senang menggunakan skinny denim ini untuk meningkatkan kepercayaan dirinya. Untuk wanita yang bertubuh agak gemuk, jangan takut karena bisa menggunakan skinny denim berwarna gelap agar terlihat lebih kurus sehingga tidak menurunkan percaya diri.

Keempat; Boyfriend Denim
Sesuai dengan namanya “boyfriend denim”, maka jenis pakaian denim yang keempat ini dibuat untuk pria. Selain namanya, tentu juga desain yang diinginkan oleh setiap pria. Namun saat ini tidak semua pria yang menggunakan denim ini, wanita pun sudah menggunakannya karena terlalu ketat jika harus menggunakan skinny jeans terus-menerus, maka opsi pilihannya adalah boyfriend denim.

Jadi koleksi denim mana yang kamu suka? Untuk jaket denim pria, tenang saja kamu bisa membelinya di MatahariMall yang menyediakan beragam jenis model jaket denim. Ayo tunggu apalagi segera cek MatahariMall.com.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Shang Palace @ Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta to Undergo Significant Refurbishment



Monday, 18 July 2016, is the last day of service for one of the city’s legendary Chinese dining establishments, Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta, as the restaurant will undergo significant refurbishment after 22 years of service.

The restaurant will have significant refurbishment to become a new Chinese dining establishment with a fresh and new concept for the next generation to indulge in. Shang Palace’s classic Chinese interior, which gives the restaurant a rich Oriental influence, will be fully renovated into a contemporary Chinese concept, infused with a touch of Indonesian culture.

The new restaurant will serve popular Chinese dishes with a touch of local flavours when it reopens by the end of 2016. Beijing Duck, slow-roasted and succulent whole Peking Duck served with thin crepe-like Lotus Leaf Pancakes, hoisin sauce and finely sliced green onions, will become the new restaurant’s signature dish. Guests can enjoy the experience of rolling the duck in pancake the Beijing way and personalising the filling while the chef slices the freshly roasted duck on the table-side.


The wide variety of all-time favourite dim sum delicacies will also be back with a refreshing concept to satisfy dim sum lovers. The new restaurant aims to satisfy and delight Chinese culinary seekers with a unique Chinese and Indonesian concept.

An exclusive closing ceremony marked the restaurant’s last service on Monday, 18 July 2016. In attendance were loyal Shang Palace guests, high-profile clients and Shang Rewards members. Apart from the closing ceremony, guests also witnessed the 24- carat Golden Moon Cake charity auction.

At the end of the evening, guests took home the Shang Palace signature XO Sauce and a set of postcards brimming with fond memories of Shang Palace as a memento of the restaurant’s journey throughout the years. Apart from receiving the “memories”, guests attending the closing ceremony were also given limited-edition tickets to an exclusive preview of the future renovated restaurant and be the first ones to taste and experience its cuisine.


Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 40,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.