Saturday, December 4, 2010

JCF Food Blogger's Dinner

Jakarta Culinary Festival (JCF) held a special event called Food Blogger's Dinner - Eat, Drink and Write at Pop Up Restaurant & Bar on 30 November 2010. It's a collaboration between Ismaya Group and (an Indonesian food portal).
The JCF Food Blogger's Dinner started with a talk show about Writing presented by Ivan Sielegar (, Erza S.T (Food Writer) and Photography Tips and Tricks by Himawan Sutanto (Foodtography).
Then after the talk show, Chef Hugo Adrian demonstrated the step by step how to prepare California roll.
As soon as the demonstration ended, all the food bloggers headed to the dine area. As a starter, we were offered for the complimentary welcome drink such as Erdigner Beer or Ketel One Lychee Martini. Then, the complimentary wine - G7 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon or G7 Shiraz or G7 Chardonnay, to accompany our dinner.

While waiting the dinner to be served, I sneaked to take a glance about the activities in the kitchen ;)

The 7 - Course Gala Dinner prepared by 7 chefs.

Cold Appetizer
by Fahmi Widarte - Corporate Chef of Rotaryana Prima
Balinese Chicken Salad
with coconut vegetables and sambal matah.

Hot Appetizer
by Hugo Adrian - Executive Chef of Blowfish Kitchen & Bar
Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek in Sweet Miso
by Agus Ishermawan - Head Chef of Ismaya Catering
Authentic Sultan's Tomato Cream Soup

by Gianfranco Beltrame - Italian Chef De Cuisine at Casa D'Oro,
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta.
Conchigliette Rosse All 'Uovo Mantecate Al Ragu' D'Anatra.
Pinoli Tostati E Rucola
Red Shell Pasta With Duck Ragout, Pine Nut
and Rocket Salad

by Sofyan Joshua - Technical Culinary Chef of Sukanda Djaya
Chilean Sea Bass
seasoned with Lee Kum Kee Ginger Oyster Sauce

by Ignacio Virgen Jimenez - Chef de Cuisine of Potato Head
Short Rib, Truffle Demi Glaze, Charcoal Oil, Glazed Carrots,
Potato Hot Foam and Nuts Fake Cous Cous

by Rinrin Marinka - Artistic Chef
Green Tea Cake ala Tropicale

The 7 Chefs who prepared the delicious dinner.
At the end of the Gala Dinner, I was awarded for my food blog with the Grand Prize - a Sony Bloggie :)
Thank you to Ismaya Group and for this wonderful event.

Pop Up Restaurant & Bar
Grand Indonesia West Mall, Level 5
Central Jakarta


  1. everything looked good. a fun event!

  2. peachkins: Yes, it is indeed :)

  3. Congrats babe!

    hw many food bloggers were there though?
    I wish I could have joined u guys ;p

  4. thenomadgourmand: thanks :) There were more than 30 bloggers attending the gala dinner.

  5. What a great time you all had with all that lovely food too!

  6. What a fun event. I'm sure it must have been nice to meet the other bloggers. The presentation of the beef cheek is particularly impressive.

  7. jan: Yes, I'm so glad that I was invited to this event :)

    my carolina kitchen: True. It's fun to get to know other food bloggers from the same city :)

  8. Congratulations on your win! What a cool event!! I didn't realize that there was such a big food blogger population in Jakarta...

  9. A terrific event and the meal looks so lovely, every course looks excellent here!

  10. mica: thanks! frankly speaking, I didn't realize it either, hehehe..

    5 star foodie: Yes, indeed and I really had a great time :)

  11. wooohooo! congrats! wat glorious food! the tomato soup looks absolutely yum ;)

  12. little inbox: absolutely especially for us, Indonesian bloggers :)

    kyh: thank you! The tomato soup is my favorite one :)

  13. lovely! when u gonna cook for us ar? i think a trip to Jakarta is in order.. ASAP!

  14. cumi & ciki: You are coming to Jakarta again? Yay! We definitely have to meet again, ok :)

  15. How fun! Everything looks delicious.

    Never heard of charcoal oil before.

  16. Congrats on being awarded the best food blog, Selby! You deserve it! Keep it up!

  17. monica: It's also my first time to hear about charcoal oil.

    food for tots: thank you, FFT.

  18. I have always wanted to make 'cheeks' of anything, but have not had a chance yet...btw you always show us the most wonderful foods on here!

    You deserve the award!

  19. chef E: It's 2011, hope that your wish come true, may there'll be chances to make "cheeks" ;)


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