La Brasserie at Le Méridien Jakarta
Indulge with two special feasts by La Brasserie at Le Méridien Jakarta, Pan Asian Delights and Mediterranean Feast, until March 31. The first culinary experience brings out the best of Pan-Asian specialties buffet with flavourful and spicy dishes that include Vietnamese pho beef soup, Korean cold noodles, Thai beef salad, and a selection of Japanese pickles. Or take a journey to the sunny Mediterranean with a dinner buffet that features couscous salad with lamb sausage, French bouillabaisse, and Spanish-style pan-seared fish.
Le Méridien Jakarta, Lobby Level, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman
T: 021 251 3131
Specialising in Chinese herbal steamboat, Eight Treasures is a new Chinese restaurant in town that will comfort your soul during the rainy days. Choose from their spice-filled soup bases – try the Szechuan spicy soup for the bold kick – and pick the meat, vegetables, and sides of your choice for a hearty meal that will leave you feeling well nourished.
Plaza Indonesia, 4th Floor, Jl. MH Thamrin
T: 021 2992 3129
Benedict Pacific Place
A Union Group establishment helmed by chefs Fernando Sindu and Ivan Wibowo, Benedict has opened its second outpost at Pacific Place. Specializing in all-day breakfast and coffee, the gourmet café is not only known for its namesake dish, but also updates of classics like steak and eggs and even bubur ayam (that, yes, you can add with seared foie gras). Make sure you save some room for a generous slice of their infamous banoffee pie.
Pacific Place, 4th Floor, SCBD
T: 021 5797 3742
The Korean dessert franchise Sweet Monster finally opens its first stall in Project X, Plaza Indonesia, introducing its creamy handmade ice cream to those with a sweet tooth in town. You can choose from a wide array of flavours — each represented by a cute Sweet Monster character — from caramel macchiato to peanut butter pretzel. The brand is also known for their popcorn that will add a crunchy sensation to your favourite soft-serve.
Plaza Indonesia, 2nd Floor, Jl. MH Thamrin
T: 021 29992 2572