Jakarta, 25 October 2012 – The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan welcomes Jordi Bernus as a part of the Ladies and Gentlemen as the new Chef de Cuisine for Lobo. Experienced in working at a number of Michelin Star restaurants such as elBulli, Drolma, Enoteca Pinchiorri and Via Veneto, Jordi’s innovative cooking skills will surely be a refined asset in reinventing Lobo and a reflection of taste in luxury at the hotel.
“We are very excited to have Chef Jordi to lead our team in Lobo and introducing a whole new flavorful cuisine for our guests,” said Executive Chef, Rudolph Blattler. “As an Internationally experienced chef, we do hope with his presence in Indonesia especially Jakarta will enable him to learn some of Indonesia’s exotic culinary surprises and understands the local clienteles,” he continued.
This Catalan-born chef began his culinary journey at the Hotel NH Podium Corella, which then led him exclusive experiences at various one Michelin star restaurants from Via Veneto in Rome, Italy to Barcelona’s Drolma and Raco d’en Freixa. Nevertheless, Jordi achieved his way to two award-winning three Michelin star restaurants and worked at Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence, Italy and the famous elBulli in Roses, Spain. During his time at El Bulli, Jordi worked closely with the renowned Chef Ferran Adria and assisted him with his latest book, The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adria. As a Chef with Michelin-star flare, Jordi’s gastronomically innovative talent reflects heavily on his cooking, which has been known as ingeniously succulent with a burst of new and refreshing flavors.
Lobo, a contemporary restaurant at the lobby level of The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan is renowed for its exquisite selection of signature Italian dishes to steakhouse creations, which includes premium ingredients and the freshness of culinary classics. As the new Chef de Cuisine, Chef Jordi promises to divine our taste buds with his creations from the signature Forrest Salad to his Seabass with lemongrass, bell pepper, air coriander and miso dishes. These dishes will be amongst some of the new additions to Lobo’s menu for 2013 that will surely be popular and only available in one place in Indonesia.
Chef Jordi is the quintessential man for the audacious culinary hunters, who seek an explorative dining experience that will surely tantalize every part of the individual’s craving senses. But more than being a competently ground-breaking chef, Jordi is an adventurous culinary enthusiast. Just like his inventive vision that he illustrates in his dishes, he likes to explore the culture that surrounds him too which he believes plays an essential part in his cooking method and flavors.
A man who loves to cook, also loves to spend his time wisely. Jordi enjoys his spare time by travelling to exotic locations to go diving and swimming. As a Barcelona supporter, he naturally loves watching football. Alternatively, he enjoys the occasional movies in the cinema and listening to a wide genre of music when he is not in the kitchen. Nevertheless, Jordi is known as a true gastronomically innovative chef who is always going to surprise with more than mouthwatering dishes could describe in one tasteful bite.
Setting a new standard of luxury in the Indonesian capital city, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan is situated in an open area affording beautiful views. Sleek sophistication outside provides a way to warm elegance inside, where each guest room and suite offer an oasis of pampering and prestige. Accommodations are one of Jakarta's most spacious. The baths feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city. Luxury amenities such as fine linens, designer bath essentials and a 55-inch LED screen television enhance each stay. For dining options, guests can choose from: Asia, featuring Jakarta’s largest Island Buffet Restaurant, Lobo, Jakarta’s contemporary restaurant, where finest USDA prime beef steak are prepared in a spectacular display of modern interior design for bar, lounge and dining destination and TEMPUS, a hot spot hosting two different zones of Avanti for cozy lounge with compelling dance floor and JADE for elegant and spacious karaoke.