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.

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

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.

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