Chef Lamberto Valdez Lara, the culinary director of Keraton at The Plaza, is the mastermind behind the modern Mexican food experience at the hotel. He comments, “I am extremely excited to launch a modern interpretation of the finest and most popular dishes from my country, which I am confident that guests at Keraton at the Plaza and local residents here in Jakarta will share my passion when they come and experience the new menu.”
Using premium ingredients, Chef Lamberto creates a menu that is different yet familiar to the Indonesian palette. Popular menu items such as tacos, enchiladas, burritos and fajitas are paired with unique ingredients such as grilled nopal (grilled cactus), lengua (slow cooked beef tongue) and huitlacoche (corn fungus). Chef Lamberto also uses custom made cookery, such as the tortillera (tortilla press) to make his own tortilla from fresh masa (corn dough) and flour dough.
As a true believer of the farm-to-table approach, Chef Lamberto is determined to use local produce where possible, personally selecting the freshest and finest produce that Indonesia has to offer, including working with local farmers to harvest the epazote, cactus and numerous types of chili.
Inspired by the Javanese word for “palace,” Keraton at The Plaza is a distinct and intimate luxury hotel offering a unique, modern interpretation of the rich Indonesian culture. Rising from the 8th to the 22nd floors of the Keraton building, Keraton at The Plaza is ideally located in the heart of Jakarta on Jalan Thamrin, a prestigious address that includes embassies, corporate headquarters, museums and Jakarta’s high-end shopping and entertainment complex, Plaza Indonesia.
Keraton at The Plaza offers 140 spacious guest rooms and suites, including four sumptuous Keraton suites more than 135sqm each. Ranging in size from 61 – 140sqm, each guest room and suite is a haven of Javanese luxury, offering an open floor design with spectacular views of downtown Jakarta through floor-to-ceiling windows. With interior design by SCDA Singapore and the Burega Farnell, the sleek décor of Keraton at The Plaza is inspired by the diversity of Indonesia’s geography and culture, with splashes of color, rich woods, and intricate Batik floral patterns. Artworks displayed throughout the hotel are commissioned to Hadiprana, a famous Indonesian interior designer.
Keraton at The Plaza
Telephone: 62-21 5068 0000