Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wydham Estate Wine & Dine



Wine & Dine merupakan tema event kali ini yang diambil Wydham Estate yang diselenggarakan di Skye Jakarta 13 Desember 2012. Penghasil wine terbaik ini mengajak undangan untuk menikmati makan malam bersama sambil dipadukan dengan beberapa produk Wydham Estate bersama Mr Chriss Morrisson sebagai Wine Ambassador.

Di acara itu Chriss memperkenalkan dan menjelaskan warna, aroma dan rasa Wyndham Estate, di antaranya Wyndham Estate bin 222 Cahrdonay, Wyndham Estate Binn 444 Carbernet – Sauvignon, Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Shiraz, Wyndham Estate Bin 888 Carbenet – Merlot, Wyndham Estate bin 999 Merlot. Hadir di acara ini Edhi Sumadi Sebagai Commercial Director Of PT Pernod Ricard Indonesia.

Acara makan malam diiringi dengan perpaduan Dj Hogi & Dira Sugandi & MC Aimee Juliet. 

Keunikan acara ini adalah live cooking performance yang dilakukan Chef Aldo Volpi Pastry Chef Steve Diaz dan Mr Chris Morrisoni dari Wydham Estate. Interaksi keduanya ini memberikan penjelasan terhadap menu yang disajikan dengan minuman yang dinikmati, menu Bread Board, thinly sliced lobster carpacio truffle vinaigrette, three tomato salas & micro basil, foie grass, pan fried scallop, caramelized japannese apple, 25 years old baslamic with crostini, 24 hour braised wagyu beef short ribs, wyndham estate red wine sauce and creamy gorgonzola polenta, oven roasted sea bass fillet venetian style with porcini, potatoes chips and dry cherry tomatoes, manchego cheese with truffle honey, merupakan pilihan menu untuk acara malam ini.

Event padu padan makanan wine ini merupakan suatu pilihan dari Wyndham Estate sebagai penghasil wine dari Australia ini untuk memberikan nuansa baru sebagai suatu cara baru untuk menikmati wine terbaik.

Absolut Elyx Re-Invite 2013 Collection


High-end FASHION dan COUTURE bertemu dengan ultimate Ultra Premium Vodka, dipadukan  dengan timeless class dan sophistication…

ABSOLUT Elyx, Ultra Premium Vodka nomor satu di dunia mempersembahkan Arantxa Adi RE-INVITE 2013 Collection. Fashion show ini akan berlangsung pada Rabu, 5 Desember, 2012 di Grand Ballroom Kempinski Hotel yang eksklusif. Acara yang akan dimulai tepat waktu pada pukul 7:00 malam ini adalah acara yang tidak boleh dilewatkan!

Arantxa Adi adalah seorang desainer ternama Indonesia yang telah terlibat dalam dunia mode selama lebih dari 14 tahun. Salah satu pencapaiannya yang terbesar adalah dengan terpilihnya Arantxa Adi oleh Citizens of Humanity untuk merancang bagi label denim Amerika ini pada musim gugur 2010, dimana ia adalah satu-satunya desainer dari Asia yang mendapat kehormatan ini.

Untuk acara Arantxa Adi RE-INVITE 2013 Collection, Arantxa Adi telah menyiapkan kreasi terbarunya sebagai penghormatan kepada ABSOLUT Elyx. Karakter dan keanggunan ABSOLUT Elyx adalah sumber inspirasi bagi perancang busana muda dan berbakat ini dalam menciptakan gaya hidup fashion yang modern bagi semua pecinta vodka di Indonesia.

ABSOLUT Elyx juga berkolaborasi dengan Jay Subiakto, yang terkenal dengan visi, kreativitas dan keindahan visual pada semua acara dan pertunjukan yang telah ia tangani, sebagai direktur artistik untuk Arantxa Adi RE-INVITE 2013 Collection. Fashion show yang elegan ini akan sulit dicapai tanpa keterlibatan Jay Subiakto.


Absolut Vodka



Melakukan dengan Cara Berbeda
Diluncurkan di kota New York pada tahun 1979, Absolut vodka telah menciptakan revolusi baru dalam dunia vodka. Hal ini didukung dengan warisan kebanggaan Swedia yang telah berusia 100 tahun yang berasal dari sang penemu yaitu Lars Olsson Smith, Absolut vodka kini merupakan vodka premium nomor satu di dunia.

Bahan mentah untuk Absolut semua berasal dari satu sumber: Åhus, yang terletak di selatan Swedia. Setiap produk Absolut  juga diproduksi disini sehingga mempermudah pengawasan penuh untuk setiap tahapan proses. Sumber mata air untuk Absolut  berasal dari mata air Åhus sendiri. Disaring secara alami melalui bedrock selama ribuan tahun membuat air murni disini memiliki karakter lembut dan nikmat. Winter wheat sebagai bahan baku juga berasal dari ladang di sekitarnya dan memberikan Absolut  karakter rasa unik. Meniru metode pertama yang digunakan oleh Lars Olsson Smith pada tahun 1879, proses penyaringan berkesinambungan hingga ratusan kali menghasilkan intisari yang sangat murni.

Visi Baru dalam Pembuatan Vodka
Absolut Elyx merupakan visi baru yang berasal dari Absolut dalam hal pembuatan vodka. Absolut Elyx  terinspirasi oleh kecintaan yang sama atas metode yang terunggul. Produk ini berasal dari substansi yang nyata yang memperkenalkan visi baru dalam pembuatan vodka. Absolut Elyx terbuat dari 100% bahan-bahan alami. Vodka ini diproduksi secara bersamaan, terbuat dari hasil panen dari satu ladang winter wheat yang sama. Setiap hasil produksi dapat dilacak dari benih hingga botol. Absolut Elyx merupakan puncak dari tradisi pembuatan vodka dan semangat orang Swedia selama ratusan tahun.

Gandum dari Satu Daerah
Setiap seri produk vodka Absolut Elyx terbuat dari hasil dari ladangwinter wheat Swedia yang dipanen dalam tahun yang sama. Gandum ini berasal dari satu daerah bernama Råbelöf yang memiliki salah satu jenis tanah terbaik untuk menanam gandum di Swedia. Gandum yang ditanam di Råbelöf mengandung jumlah air yang tepat dan kadar protein serta zat tepung yang seimbang untuk memproduksi vodka dengan kualitas tertinggi. Setiap hasil panen selama setahun menghasilkan satu set produk Absolut Elyx.

Untuk Rasa Murni Alami
Keahlian penyulingan yang dihormati turun temurun dipraktekkan di pabrik penyulingan tua milik Absolut di Åhus, dimana bahan mentah vodka diubah menjadi vodka Swedia terbaik: Absolut Elyx. Proses penyulingan tradisional unik yang menggunakan satu unit alat proses penyulingan berkesinambungan terletak di jantung pabrik penyulingan ini yaitu Column 51. Seluruh alat ini terbuat dari tembaga yang berasal dari tahun 1929. Karakteristik unik dari alat tembaga inilah yang menciptakan rasa murni alami yang khas dari Absolut Elyx. Di bagian dalamnya, permukaan tembaga memiliki efek katalis pada sisa komponen hasil produksi yang memberikan hasil akhir vodka yang benar-benar murni alami. Hasil dari proses ini sangat akurat, sifat tembaga yang mampu menjadi katalisator memberikan nilai tambah dan textur lembut serta rasa lembut yang nikmat.

Penyulingan Menggunakan Tangan
Absolut Elyx dibuat dengan penyulingan manual. Temperatur serta jumlah aliran yang tepat dalam tahap penyulingan diatur dengan menggunakan tangan. Setiap kendali, tombol dan tuas disesuaikan secara manual. Setelah proses penyulingan selesai, tim pengawas akan merasakan dan menyetujui hasil tiap seri produksi sebelum dikemas ke dalam botol. Secara umum dianggap sebagai suatu seni yang hampir hilang, keahlian penyulingan manual ini diwariskan secara turun temurun ke setiap generasi pembuat vodka dan minuman beralkohol Swedia. Ini semua bergantung pada setiap individu, intuisi dan perasaan yang mungkin tidak biasa di dunia modern namun sangat dibutuhkan di dalam tradisi pembuatan vodka Absolut.

ABSOLUT ELYX

Kemurnian Rasa Alami
Absolut Elyx memperkenalkan visi baru dalam pembuatan vodka:  proses penyulingan dengan medium tembaga yang menggunakan sentuhan tangan untuk kemurnian vodka dengan substansi yang nyata. Metode ini berperan besar dalam kemurnian rasa alami dan texture lembut unik Absolut Elyx.

Aroma: Bersih, kaya aroma, kuat, perpaduan aniseed dan roti segar, sedikit aroma sereal serta rempah-rempah yang lembut.

Cita Rasa: Cukup kental, rasa yang lembut di mulut serta kaya rasa aniseed dengan sentuhan rasa kacang-kacangan, sereal segar dan rempah yang lembut. Ditambah rasa gurih seimbang penuh cita rasa.

Penutup Rasa: Rasa rempah lembut menyeluruh dengan rasa kacang segar dan penutup rasa yang lembut, hangat dan bersih.

Pengalaman menikmati vodka Absolut Elyx seharusnya dimulai dengan murni tanpa campuran apapun. Absolut Elyx dituang di atas es batu kemudian diminum dan dinikmati secara perlahan.

“Absolut Elyx telah memperkuat posisinya secara terus menerus sebagai ultimate ultra premium vodka didalam lingkup gaya hidup high-end fashion. Kerjasama antara Absolut Elyx dan Arantxa Adi, perancang busana yang bertalenta, telah banyak menarik perhatian dari konsumen baru untuk produk high-end vodka di Indonesia… Dan hal ini hanyalah permulaan dari banyak hal yang mengesankan dari Absolut Elyx”, kata Edhi Sumadi, General Manager Pernod Ricard Indonesia.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Turkuaz – Authentic Turkish Kitchen


Turkish Jewel in The Heart of Jakarta

WITH the rise in popularity of Turkish cuisine, Turkuaz is designed to be one of the leading restaurants in offering of a truly memorable authentic dining experience. Opened in July 2011, the essence of true enjoyment of the dining experience is influenced by the food, service and ambience which are found in this restaurant.

Turkuaz – Authentic Turkish Kitchen, named after Mediterranean oceanic blue colour, opens for lunch and dinner, offers authentic Turkish cuisine, lead by  Proprietor and Head Chef Sezai Zorlu, a visionary and innovative Turkish chef. Outstanding dedication and an endure love of Ottoman cuisines are the understatement excellence that Chef Sezai Zorlu demonstrated during his 20 years culinary experience. Chef Sezai Zorlu is excited to continue to share his cuisine in his new restaurant, knowledge, skills and undoubted expertise with everyone in Jakarta.

Situated on Jalan Gunawarman No. 32, Kebayoran Baru, Turkuaz is a restaurant with modern elegant Turkish décor that is suitable for bothformal and casual dining experience. A combination of the colours – blue Turkuaz and grey – along with a colourful and stunning Turkish chandelier give the restaurant being like an art gallery, while watching your bread freshly baked in the wood oven. ”The richness and depth of our culture and customs are reflected in the atmosphere in our restaurants and our aromatic food that is cooked with passion from age-old recipes of Ottoman Empire handed down through generations” explained Chef Sezai Zorlu.

Menus at Turkuaz include the vast culinary influences of the Ottoman times, prepared with Ingredients are specially imported from Turkey and Middle East and are chosen with the utmost care, to ensure that the healthiest, freshest and finest produce are used in the preparation of enticing cuisine served with a stylish presentation.

Sezai Zorlu, Turkish cuisine ambassador in Indonesia since 1999 serving the people of Jakarta, will showcase his culinary skills as he transforms fresh ingredients, herbs and spices into tasty, healthy and sumptuous dishes.

Turkish food lovers will relish on the signature dishes such as Lamb Shank, overnight wood oven baked fork tender shank of lamb, and Adana Kebabs freshly minced beef, lamb or chicken with chili paste spices char grilled on skewers served with icli pilav. Other favorites that will whet the appetite include Yayla Kebab, Kofte’s on sautéed lavas bread, dry chili & homemade yoghurt garlic sauce, and Sis Kebabs, overnight marinated fillets of beef, lamb or chicken cubes char grilled on skewers served with icli pilav.

Guests may round-off the meal with a selection of sweet Turkish desserts as the must-try is the popular Baklava, baked layers of fillo pastry with butter and pistachio sweetened with original homemade syrup and Rice Pudding, wood oven baked creamy cold rice pudding as well as Turkish tea or coffee to conclude the culinary journey. In addition, a variety of flavored Nargile (Sheesha) is available to enjoy for a complete Turkish experience.

Tulip Private Room
Tulip Private Room is beautifully designed to complement the restaurant which accommodates up to 8 people comfortably or even a friendly 10, the perfect place for family get-together, business meetings or dinner parties.

This turquoise color dining room is elegantly decorated with charming blue chandelier that suit perfectly with the dark brown wooden ceiling and tulip ornaments on one wall. The Mediterranean window overlooking the colorful chandelier of the restaurant adds to the whole experience as if you are in a Mediterranean dining room.

Outside Catering Services
Turkuaz Outside Catering Services offers a truly memorable dining and catering experience with fresh cooking at the convenience of your own venue for special occasions. Ingredients are brought in with utmost care to ensure the healthiest, freshest and finest produce are used and grilled to perfection in front of guests to create delightful dishes.

Delectable authentic Turkish kitchen, freshly prepared food, personalized service is Turkuaz all about.

Opening Hours
Sundays to Thursdays : 11.30am – 10.00pm (last order)
Fridays and Saturdays : 11.30am – 10.30pm (last order)

Please call 021 7279 5846 or 021 7279 5853 for reservations.

Chef Sezai Zorlu


Passionate Head Chef & Owner of Turkuaz – Authentic Turkish Kitchen


Chef Sezai Zorlu, Head Chef and owner of Turkuaz – Authentic Turkish Kitchen, has a long and distinguished journey in culinary world, also known as the ambassador of Turkish cuisine in Indonesia since 1999.

Coming from a small town called Iskenderun, South East of Turkey and surrounded by fine food his entire life has made his love to food grown stronger since early age. Growing up with 4 brothers, some of them had to help his mother and grandmother in the kitchen. The magical hands of his mother and grandmother have transformed simple dishes that use only few ingredients into an amazingly tasty dish as the food are cooked passionately with love for the family. “Eating is a joyful event for families in Turkey and we spend hours on a daily basis, eat slowly and chat about the day events, because this is where everyone get together to see each other as a family after a long day of activities” he explained.

The love for food he earned from his mother and grandmother allowed him to learn cooking in every aspect and decided cooking as profession. In addition, his experience during military time where he became the personal assistant of General’s wife, who was an excellent cook, also added even more to his culinary knowledge.

For Chef Sezai Zorlu, food is about life, “We have a say in Turkey, the way that pass to your heart will pass through your stomach, so you cannot live and love without good food” he mentioned. The love he has for food had started from the family stays until now and will never go away because those are the childhood memories, the most beautiful and enjoyable moments in life with the family that could never be erased.

Chef Sezai Zorlu is a charismatic individual who has never taken his success for granted and possess a remarkable work spirit. In 1995 he moved to Singapore to work with his father in his 4 Turkish restaurants.

This gave Chef Sezai Zorlu chance to elevate his cooking skills and knowledge from his father, who worked as a chef for the royal family in Saudi Arabia.

In 1999 he had the opportunity to move to Indonesia and started to introduce his hometown Turkish cooking. His culinary reputation and quality had been recognized since then where he cooked for high profile people such as ambassadors, ministers and Presidents of Indonesia.

Guests may round-off the meal with a selection of sweet Turkish desserts as the must-try is the popular Baklava, baked layers of fillo pastry with butter and pistachio sweetened with original homemade syrup and Rice Pudding, wood oven baked creamy cold rice pudding as well as Turkish tea or coffee to conclude the culinary journey. In addition, a variety of flavored Nargile (Sheesha) is available to enjoy for a complete Turkish experience.

After 12 years of living and working in Indonesia, he decided to pursue his dream to open his own restaurant. To reminisce his childhood memories, he serves simple comfort village food and keeps the ingredients fresh without disturbing the cooking process. “We let the ingredients do their job, we cook with personalized touch, love and respect to the ingredients that at the end creates a character to the food. You cannot disrespect and play with the process because this is how it is supposed to be done, if you play with the process then you are not going to end up with the same result”.

He is also eager to introduce the authentic Turkish cuisines from the Ottoman times where he is also specializing in. Authentic Turkish cuisines are well regarded as the world’s great cuisines during the Ottoman Empire between 1453 – 1909 that Turkish cuisines had its greatest influence and spread to Eastern Europe and Middle East. One of the Ottoman Empire cuisine that Chef Sezai Zorlu introduced is the Lamb Shank dishes baked overnight in wood oven with home dried herbs and spices.

Chef Sezai Zorlu wants guests to feel comfortable in his new restaurant as if they are dining at home. Food is passion and according to Chef Sezai Zorlu there are 2 types of people in the world, those who live to eat and who eat to live. If you live to eat you are always welcome to his restaurant. He will happily step out of the kitchen to greet you and suggest dishes. “At Turkuaz, you can expect home cooking, childhood memories, everything is cooked fresh, everything is original”, he explained.

“At my restaurant, guests wait for my food, my food doesn’t wait for my guest, because everything is freshly cooked so process cannot be disturbed by heating or reheating all must be from the fire to the table without waiting period”.

Great passion and love of food has always been expressed by Chef Sezai Zorlu, he is excited about his new restaurant and ready to share his hometown cooking with everyone at Turkuaz – Authentic Turkish Kitchen, and ensure guests get a memorable and pleasant dining experience.