Five Foodie Islands in Five Weeks at Hotel Indonesia
Jakarta, 1 August 2015 – Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta will present a selection of authentic Indonesian cuisines from five different regions of the country over a five-week period at its celebrated Signatures Restaurant from 5 August to 8 September. The promotion coincides with the 70th anniversary of independence for Indonesia, as well as the hotel's 53rd birthday.
This Indonesian food promotion will showcase authentic dishes created with the expertise of the hotel's chefs, both in-house and brought in for this special celebration. The chefs will guide diners on a culinary journey through the cuisines of forest, land and sea in an epic feast.
Celebrated chef and Indonesia's “culinary ambassador” Petty Elliott will lead the Sulawesi and Maluku week. And together with famous foodie and blogger Bondan Winarno – Indonesia's answer to Anthony Bourdain – will judge a special culinary writing competition for journalists and bloggers held over the course of the promotion.
“Whilst Indonesia is celebrated for its unparalleled tourism opportunities and its warm hospitality, we must not forget that the country is made up of thousands of islands, each with its own unique culture,” said General Manager Alex Pichel.
“These islands also carry with them unique and celebrated culinary traditions, often influenced by the spices and other ingredients only found on those islands. This means each island has a very distinctive cuisine, and it is this that we are celebrating,” he added.
The promotion will run from 5 August with the schedule below for weekend brunches and weekday lunches (12:00 noon to 3:00pm) and dinners (from 6:00pm to 10:00pm).
- Sumatra: 5 – 11 August
- Java: 12 – 18 August
- Bali-Lombok: 19 – 25 August
- Kalimantan: 26 August –1 September
- Sulawesi–Maluku: 2 – 8 September
Prices start at Rp 265,000 ++ for a sumptuous buffet per person.