An Authentic Indonesian Culinary Journey with The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
To celebrate the Indonesia’s 73rd Independence Day, this year, The Dharmawangsa Jakarta is launching the first series in Indonesian Culinary Journey in exploring Indonesia’s creative and diverse culinary side.
The Indonesian Culinary Journey is a program series of culinary exploration by Executive Chef Felix Felix Budisetiawan, Director of Food & Beverage Diky Lingga Wisnu and Public Relations Manager Theresa Yudistira, where they directly tasted different kind of local delicacies, dug into the secrets behind each of the dish then adapted and presented them in an exclusive dining program. The first in the series is titled Treasure of Coastal Java.
Treasure of Coastal Java will feature a range of delicacies from eight cities in Coastal Java based on the first culinary trip taken by Chef Felix and the team in July 2018. The places they visited were Cirebon, Tegal, Pemalang, Pekalongan, Semarang, Magelang, Solo, and Banyumas. Each place gave Chef Felix and the team inspiration for a diverse and flavourful menu that people can taste and learn more about to better understand Indonesia and their many facets.
Some menu highlights from each place include Empal Gentong from Cirebon, Sate Kambing Batibul from Tegal, Nasi Grombyang from Pemalang, Tauto from Pekalongan, Babat Gongso from Semarang, Sop Senerek from Magelang, Nasi Liwet Keprabon from Solo, and Sroto Sokaraja from Banyumas.
Since the coastal areas is an intersection of the world’s various cultures, such as Arabic, Persian, Chinese, Indian and European, it had an important role as a trade route in the archipelago and a diverse cultural heritage. For culinary in particular, the mixing of these communities with other local communities becomes an important part in enriching its local flavours.
The Treasures of Coastal Java dining experience will be available for guests and visitors of The Dharmawangsa Jakarta on 17 August during lunch and Barbecue Dinner at Rp 455,000++ per person and on 19 August during Sunday Brunch at Rp 655,000++ per person.