JJ Royal Brasserie - Lotte Shopping Avenue; Ciputra World

10/07/2013 Soya Yanagawa 1 Comments

What would happen if All Stars in culinary world gathered in one brasserie? Well, you can find the best chef, best barista, and best bartender that will indulge you with their dishes in JJ Royal Brasserie

I have found this place when I was crossing Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio 2 weeks ago. With just a glimpse, I already knew that this place is very promising. I am so jealous when my friends went there at weekdays for lunch. Especially when they tell me about their experience at JJ Royal Brasserie. It is because of my office was not in the vicinity, so I couldn't join them. 

Well, JJ Royal Brasserie is an elegant restaurant, lounge and bar that managed by Foodie Habit Group. You will find a professional service, beautiful and delicious food, indulgence beverages, and extraordinary art designed interior.

For those who haven’t heard about Food Habit Group, it  is a newly formed culinary lifestyle & hospitality company as subsidiary of Sugar Group Company. Sugar Group Company’s product includes “Gulaku” and “JJ Royal Coffee”. Foodie Habit Group is rapidly growing with boutique hotel, several restaurants, and fine patisserie. They have a mission to provide the best hospitality, food & beverage experiences.

Located on Lower Ground floor in Ciputra World, JJ Royal Brasserie will serve you an indulging dining experience from Sunday to Thursday at 07.00 – 01.00. On Friday and Saturday, they will bring a wonderful nightlife until 3am. You will find a bright, fun and colorful atmosphere at noon, glamour and glitz at the evening.

Their decoration is really jaw-dropping. They use a colorful graphic design on their walls and chairs. Divided into 2 dining areas; the outdoor gazebos and indoor area have 160 dining seating capacity and 25 beautiful marble bar seating. 

The most astonishing things on JJ Royal Brasserie is their services. They were very friendly, courteous, great comprehension to the menu and high initiative to the customers. I know that the F&B Coordinator and the head floor have the overseas experience, so they knew how to bring the best services for the customers. 

JJ Royal Brasserie have a delicious and diverse kind of dish, they put Western and some Asian food on their menu, includes Indonesian dish. I just thought that they successfully bring a simple dish like Soto Pak Kumis into a brasserie quality and presentation. You can see their diverse menu "here".

Too bad that when we went to this place, we already have our lunch. So we came here to enjoy our afternoon break by ordering some desserts. We actually have a difficulty to choose the desserts. Luckily, JJ Royal Brasserie have a wonderful service that brings the assortment of desserts to your table, so you can choose the dessert that you wanted the most.

Well, this is what we have ordered:

One Two Tea IDR 30,000
White Chocolate Mousse, Manjari Chantilly, Matcha Tea Sponge

I really love how they named the dishes. One Two Tea is such a cute name, right? well they have matcha tea sponge as their base and topped with Manjari chantilly and chocolate mousse. For the decoration, they put half-round shape white chocolate on the top. 

For your information, JJ Royal Brasserie use chocolate from Valrhona. Valrhona is a French luxury chocolate manufacturer. Though considered one of the foremost chocolate makers in the world, Valrhona is in roughly the same price range as Godiva and Neuhaus. Valrhona Manjari have 64% cocoa content and boasts tangy notes of citrus and cedar with a short finish. Matcha's pungent flavor was refined with the white chocolate mousse and the manjari chantilly. Overall, it taste wonderfully combined and delicious.

JJ Royal Brasserie serve a diverse kind of desserts from Sugar Gallerie, which is also managed by Food Habit Group.

The Smurf IDR 35,000
Blueberry flavoured Cupcake, Vanilla Cheese Frosting, Bakers Coconut

I instantly fell in love with this cake since the first sight. This beautiful blue colored cupcake was topped with white cream cheese and sprinkled with bakers coconut. The cupcake was very moist and fluffy, combined with the coconut's roughness and cream cheese's softness makes this dessert have a richness in textures.

The blueberry taste also beautifully attached with the vanilla frosting. Sweet. sour and savory will bring you a little party on your mouth when you take the first bite.

Croissant Doughnut IDR 30,000
The marriage between a buttery croissant and sweet doughnut. 

Bless dominique ansel who invented the cronut, and JJ Royal brasserie who gave us the opportunity to taste this "hits" dessert. My friend ordered the Boston Cream Flavor.

Funny story, when I put this picture on my instagram, my friend was astonished with the presentation. She said that it looks like a chinese painting. Indeed, the presentation looks elegant and classy. The sprinkled macaroon's crumb to add the color on this dish.

How about the taste? It was delicious! The layered croissant doughnut have a crisp exterior and a soft in the inside. They also inject this Croissant doughnut with vanilla filling. For the moment when I saw the dish, I thought it is going to be too sweet. But the sweetness is very suitable with my tongue. Well, this is the most delicious Croissant Doughnut I have ever tasted so far.

Giant Valrhona Chocolate Soufflé IDR 70,000
Confectioner's sugar, Fresh Raspberries, and Vanilla Ice Cream

I feel so blessed when I got introduced to Eric Guilbert, JJ Royal Brasserie's General Manager. He approached to our table and greet us with open arms. Even though that he is a great person in culinary world, he is so nice and humble to have a little chat with us. He tells us about his experience, and we just can amazed and bemused to hear that. He was a teacher at Le Cordon Bleu, the world's largest hospitality education institution, with over 50 schools on five continents serving 20,000 students annually. Its primary education focus is on hospitality management, culinary arts and gastronomy. He also has been around the world such as Paris, Italy, Spain, etc and now he came to Indonesia to share his skills and experience.

He also tells us about their ala carte desserts, and suddenly he came to our table with Giant Valrhona Chocolate Soufflé.  As I told you before, JJ Royal Brasserie use Valrhona as their chocolate. Valrhona is known as a high-grade luxury chocolate manufacturer that marketed for commercial use by chefs as well as for private consumption.

As we already know, Soufflé is a lightly baked cake made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites combined with various other ingredients and served as a savory main dish or sweetened as a dessert. When it comes out of the oven, a soufflé should be puffed up and fluffy, and it will generally fall after 5 or 10 minutes. That is why Eric hastily bring the soufflé to our table for us to photograph it before it shrunk.

Freshly baked and served with JJ Royal Brasserie's homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, makes this dish is full with indulgement. Hot and cold sensation, bitter and sweet flavor, moist and smooth textures fused perfectly and make your mouth won't stop drooling.

Fun Fact: The word soufflé is the past participle of the French verb souffler which means "to blow up" or more loosely "puff up"—an apt description of what happens to this combination of custard and egg whites.

Berry Berry Good Sundae IDR 75,000
Ivory Chocolate Croissant Pudding, Almond Crumble, Berry Fudge, Sensational Berries, and Vanilla Ice cream.

The other ala carte dessert that Eric recommends is Berry Berry Good Sundae. It was a croissant pudding that putted on bottom of the jar, poured with berry fudge, topped with almond crumbles, assorted berries and vanilla Ice cream. Well, my friend Aline said that this was a "heavenly desserts" and I agree with her.

The combination between hot and cold, crunchy and soft, sweet, sour and savory is really breathtaking. It was so delicious that makes us speechless after tasting it. Beyond any words... This is a "MUST TRY" item if you went to JJ Royal Brasserie.

For the drinks, we ordered:

Sweet Pomelo Longan IDR 55,000
Specially selected sweet pomelo and longan 
served in jars filled with soda water & nostalgic red syrup

This so refreshing drinks is made from soda and grenadine syrup. JJ Royal Brasserie add the fresh sweet pomelo (Jeruk Bali) & Longan to give some flavor and textures. It is indeed a perfect drinks to quench our thirst!

Iced Cappuccino IDR 30,000
Espresso topped with cold milk froth

We also meet Ian Consulta, JJ Royal Brasserie's Head Barista. He is such a talented young man who have won a lot of medals in Asia's barista competition. JJ Royal Brasserie is very lucky to have him as their head barista. With his warm smile and hospitality, he care to explained to us about some of JJ Royal Brasserie's beverages. We were astonished with his insight and experience.

Well, for this drink, you can see the beautiful layers from milk, coffee and foam. Ian said that to make JJ Royal Brasserie's beverages different from the others, they garnished their drinks beautifully. On this beverage, they sprinkled the macaroon's crumb and put a chocolate stick. He also tells us that JJ Royal Brasserie use a high-grade ingredients on every dishes. It was proven with the chocolate stick, that melts when you hold it (the good quality chocolate is proven by melts in human's body temperature) and for their coffee based beverages, they are using JJ Royal Coffee.

For those who called themself as a cappuccino lover, it wouldn't official if you haven't taste JJ Royal Brasserie's cappuccino.

Americano IDR 28,000

Last but not least, my lover who always accompanying me to spent my beautiful moment with my besties. Yeah... it is black coffee from JJ Royal Brasserie. I thought it was Toraja's black coffee, so I already preparing myself to taste the high acidity. But after I tasted it, I am starting to doubt myself.. it is not as sour as i thought.

The coffee has a thick body, strong aroma and medium acidity. It also has sweet aftertaste.... Hmm... maybe next time I should try their "Kopi Tubruk" Instead....

Well that is it for now... I finally found my new favorite place to hang out...
have a great day and Godspeed

Lotte Shopping Avenue - Ciputra World
Jalan Professor Doktor Satrio No.5
South Jakarta, 12940

T. +6221 2988 8980

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1 comment:

  1. beautiful.. love all the pictures..