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Keraton Lounge - Keraton at The Plaza - Thamrin

9/08/2013 Soya Yanagawa 3 Comments

It really makes my heart soar when I received an electronic email from Digital Marketing Manager of Keraton at The Plaza, Eka Darma Putra to experience the GODIVA Allure High Tea at Keraton Lounge. When I go there, I get introduced with Director of Revenue Management of Keraton at The Plaza, Hindang Kaloke and F&B Manager of Keraton Lounge, Christine Siregar. To tell you the truth, that was my most wonderful experience as a blogger until now.



Afternoon tea is a tea-related ritual, introduced in Britain in the early nineteenth century. It all started from Anna, the 7th duchess from Bedford who asked her friends to drink tea and have a little snack on her chamber. Since then, it evolved as a ritual to have a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal. But not to worry, now you can have a posh afternoon tea ritual in the heart of Jakarta, at Keraton Lounge.

Strategically located in Jalan Thamrin, Keraton at The Plaza gives you the most fun and relaxing afternoon tea sensations into your table at the Keraton Lounge from 03.00 – 06.00 pm.




 



At Keraton lounge, you will be indulged by its sleek, contemporary ambiance. With high ceiling and beautifully decorated environment, Keraton lounge looks so calming and luxurious. For your information, all artworks displayed throughout the hotel are commissioned to Hadiprana, a famous Indonesian interior designer.





What makes the Afternoon High Tea at Keraton Lounge is different from the others?  Keraton at The Plaza's Director of Culinary, Lamberto Valdez Lara together with GODIVA Chef Chocolatier Pacific Rim, Philippe Daue have created the most tantalizing chocolate-filled, chocolate-mixed and chocolate-infused delicacies using only the most premium chocolates from GODIVA.

Chef lamberto said, “High Tea at Keraton Lounge will never be the same again, Keraton High Tea collection is now further enhanced with GODIVA Allure. Today, we bring our High Tea experience at Keraton Lounge to a whole new level with the most alluring chocolate-inspired beverages served with style and panache.”

You can have the high tea package between Classic English Set at IDR 200,000++ per person, Traditional Indonesian Set at IDR 150,000++ per person, and GODIVA Allure Set at IDR 250,000++ per person.




TWG Tea Collection

Keraton Lounge will indulge your afternoon tea party with their diverse tea collection from TWG.

1837 Black
Unique blend of black tea with fruits and flowers from the Bermuda triangle which leaves a lingering aftertaste of ripe berries, anise and caramel

Alexandria
A dreamy reminder Arabian nights. Mixture of green teas is subtly blended with mint and Mediterranean spices

Breakfast Earl Grey
The Legendary grand classic, this fragrant black tea is richly infused with the finest bergamot

Chamomile
Chamomile flowers boast rich honey aroma and yield a golden

Crème Caramel
Delicate red tea from South Africa with a secret blended of sweet French spices

Emperor Sencha
A fine TWG tea with subtle taste, this invigorating Japan green tea is ideal during or after a meal as it is rich in vitamin C and antioxidant

English breakfast
This classic was originally blended as an accompaniment to the traditional English breakfast. Very strong and full bodied with light floral undertones

French Earl Grey
A fragrant variation of the great classic, this tea has been delicately infused with citrus fruits and deep blue cornflowers

Grand Wedding
A festive TWG tea to celebrate life’s momentous occasions, this black tea is blended with white flowers and breathtaking exotic fruits

Harmutty
British favorite. This is malty, strong and rich in flavor. Special harvest produces a robust black tea that is excellent in the morning

Imperial Lapsang Souchong
Smoky black tea boast beautiful leaves and a smooth, full bodied flavor impregnated with the aroma of rare Chinese pine

Source: http://assets.keratonattheplazajakarta.com/lps/assets/u/KeratonLoungeBeverageMenu.pdf

If you asked me, I will recommend you to try the "Grand Wedding". It smells wonderful, taste delicious and have a pleasant aftertaste.



Black Coffee IDR. 50,000

For those who rather to choose coffee instead of tea, Keraton Lounge providing its guests with coffee from Illy. Grinded from the best arabica beans from multiple sources, Keraton Lounge's black coffee has a beautiful fragrance, with a thick body and medium acidity makes this coffee becomes the best companion for you to enjoy a relaxing moment on the afternoon tea party.





Traditional Indonesia Set

For Traditional Indonesian High Tea Set, Keraton Lounge will be serving you three storeys of Indonesian delicacies. All of the plates was full with Indonesian food which is often to be eat with a cup of tea next to it. You still can have the wonderful feeling of British Afternoon tea sensation with local flavor.


Usually, for the High Tea set includes three particular courses served specifically in this order:
Savories - Tiny sandwiches or appetizers
Scones - Served with jam and Devonshire or clotted cream
Pastries - Cakes, cookies, shortbread and sweets

Chef Lamberto and Chef Philippe have modified the set menu and customize it without reducing the sensation feeling when we enjoy the Afternoon High Tea set. They provide 4 kinds of GODIVA Allure set for us to choose.



Tutty Fruity High Tea


With its seasonal fruit flavor GODIVA praline, chocolate covered strawberries, brie, caramelized pears, honey in multigrain bread, strawberry, mango, cream cheese, mini brioche, and tropical fruit smoothie with GODIVA chocolate sauce 

With this Tutty Fruity High Tea set, Chef Lamberto and Chef Philippe combines the deliciousness of chocolates with the freshness of fruits. Starts with the freshness of tropical fruit smoothie and ended with strawberry dipped chocolate and raspberry and fruity truffles from GODIVA, the Tutty Fruity High Tea set will enliven your day.

Plate 1:
Tropical Fruit Smoothie with Godiva Chocolate Sauce

Plate 2:
Poached chicken breast, peanuts, basil, flour wrap
Black caviar on blinis
Strawberry, mango, cream cheese cabbage roll
Poached shrimp, avocado tropical
Brie caramelized pears, honey in multigrain bread

Plate 3:
Truffe fruit framboise (2 ea)
Truffe fruit fraise (2 ea)
Moelleux Caramel Framboise (2 ea)
Chocolate truffle strawberries (center)





Nutty High Tea


Presents a selection of GODIVA praline nut, Almond Florentine, GODIVA chocolate dip, poached chicken breast, peanuts, basil, nut bread, nutty carrot sandwich, date nut bread and hot chocolate nut dust. 

If you like nuts and chocolate, this high set menu is the most suitable for you. With nutty hot chocolate, biscotti and diverse nutty chocolates truffle, this menu has the richest texture that to bad to be missed.

Plate 1:
Hot chocolate, nut dust

Plate 2:
Poached chicken breast, peanuts, basil, flour wrap
Black caviar on blinis
Strawberry, mango, cream cheese cabbage roll
Poached shrimp, avocado tropical
Brie caramelized pears, honey in multigrain bread

Plate 3:
Moelleux Caramel Pecan (1 ea)
Truffe Exotique (1 ea)
Serti Macadamia (1 ea)
Truffe Amande au Miel (1 ea)
Biscotti (4 ea)
Truffe Cappuccino (1 ea)

Pepite Amande ( 1 ea)





- Luxury High Tea


Featuring a chocolate box in various flavors, GODIVA chocolate scone with clotted cream, assorted grilled nutella and Godiva chocolate sandwiches, and hot chocolate cocktail 


Why Luxury High Tea? Because, this menu is the most complete chocolate truffle that Keraton Lounge served from GODIVA. So you will be indulged with the most unforgettable taste and pleasureness of GODIVA chocolate. 

Plate 1:
Plain scones (2 ea)
Chocolate scones (2 ea)

Plate 2:
Poached chicken breast, peanuts, basil, flour wrap
Black caviar on blinis
Strawberry, mango, cream cheese cabbage roll
Poached shrimp, avocado tropical
Brie caramelized pears, honey in multigrain bread

Plate 3:
Hot chocolate
Truffe Fruit Coco
Pepite Amande
Truffe Amande au Miel
Truffe Tarte Tatin
Serti Macadamia

Moelleux Caramel Fraboise





Fragrance High Tea

with Rose chocolate mousse, shooter glass, GODIVA chocolate scones, vanilla clotted cream, sweet roasted bell pepper, hummus, and fruity brioche, chocolate ginger cookie sandwich and GODIVA mint chocolate frappe. 

With this high tea set, your sense will be indulged with the rose fragrance on the chocolate mousse and the chill sensation from GODIVA mint chocolate frappe.


Plate 1:
Plain scones (2 ea)
Chocolate scones (2 ea)

Plate 2:
Poached chicken breast, peanuts, basil, flour wrap
Black caviar on blinis
Strawberry, mango, cream cheese cabbage roll
Poached shrimp, avocado tropical
Brie caramelized pears, honey in multigrain bread

Plate 3:
Godiva Mint Chocolate Frappe (2 ea)

Rose chocolate mousse in shooter glass (2 ea)


Overall, Keraton Lounge is the best place to have an Afternoon Tea with friends, business partner or relatives. The beautiful environment, mouth drooling food and calming drinks will brighten your day. 



For Information or reservation:

KERATON LOUNGE
Keraton at The Plaza, Lobby Level
Jl. M. H. Thamrin No. 15
Jakarta 10350

T. +62 21 506 8000
Facebook: Keraton @ The Plaza
Twitter @KeratonJakarta
www.keratonattheplazajakarta.com


I would like to thank Keraton Lounge, especially Eka Darma Putra for having me in this beautiful experience. This wonderful experience will be my number one on my unforgettable moments. 

Have a great day and Godspeed!


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3 comments:

  1. amazing pictures, amazing review. you are the best, dear :) keep up the great work!

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    1. Thanks Yenny.... I will try my best!
      Cheers!!

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  2. such a good price for that kind of quality, tfs

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