Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ramadan at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta - Diponegoro

To welcome the holy month of Ramadan, the kitchen team at newly-opened DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta - Diponegoro located in the historic Menteng district, has prepared a variety of tantalizing dishes to break the fast. The two special, signature dishes prepared by Chef Zul and Chef Dedy are Pizza Rendang and DoubleTree Chocolate Chips Cookie Cheesecake – dishes that are not commonly encountered during Ramadan.  

Dates, Tajil
Pizza Rendang
Starting from the idea to replace the typical and traditional “companion” of Rendang, which usually is rice, Chef Zul, who has over than 17 years of experience in five-star hotels in various countries including the United States, Vietnam, Maldives and Brunei Darussalam has paired the native cuisine of the Indonesian archipelago with dough bread, creating Pizza Rendang and a truly unique flavor. With its history as the kind of dish served at ceremonial occasions and to honour guests, Rendang continues to be traditionally prepared during festive occasions such as ceremonies, wedding feasts and Hari Raya Eid al-Fitr. Whilst pizza lists remarkable histories of its own, an honour presented to the visiting Queen Margherita, to name just one. A simple mix of east and west represented by the delicious meat typical of West Sumatra, Rendang, has now been transformed into an Italian-style pizza bread topping. The results, well, are quite exceptional. Bravo!  

While in the pastry section, Chef Dedy is serving DoubleTree Chocolate Chips Cookie Cheesecake as dessert. Warm chocolate chip cookies are given to guests upon check-in at DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta - Diponegoro and it is the icon of this hotel brand worldwide – supporting the hotel’ brand tagline “where the little things mean everything”. With over 20 years experience in Bali, Bintan, and the Maldives, Chef Dedy has used all his skill and innovation to take the iconic cookie and serve a treat of a dish to round out the perfect Ramadan breakfast meal. The DoubleTree Chocolate Chips Cookie Cheesecake is a most pleasant surprise utilizing two kinds of cheese, mascarpone and cream cheese – and of course a few well kept secrets of the ingredients that go into the legendary DoubleTree Chocolate Chips Cookie itself. 

Rasa Nusantara Platter
Turkish Meze Platter
Find other special dishes for Ramadan such as Turkish Meze Platter, assortment of tajil, and dates from five different countries, at OPEN}Restaurant.  Enjoy dining promotion: 8 persons, 1 person free dinner/iftar IDR 288,000 ++ per person. Ramadan Meeting Package Half Day Meeting IDR 350,000++ per person,  including tajil, dinner/iftar and for meeting purposes.   

Double Tree by Hilton Jakarta – Diponegoro
Jl. Pegangsaan Timur no. 17, Cikini - Menteng
Jakarta Pusat 10310, Indonesia
Phone  +62 (0) 21 3190 4433