I realize it's often raining for quite some time now. Hope that there won't be any flooding this year and stay warm, everyone! Still, rain can't get between us and foods, so here's another new spotting at Menara Bank Danamon, Mega Kuningan! You can clearly see it even from when you have just entered the building, while still in the car, since it's located on the lobby. This elegant restaurant that'll make you feel like you're in Europe is called Bottega Ristorante, which is a sister brand of Wilshire! (No wonder it looks so gorgeous!)
Like the usual, they separate smoking and non-smoking room with indoors and outdoors, which I'm highly glad about! Personally, I think that's the most efficient way of separating it. Anyways, I don't really know why but the interior has an air that is really similar to Wilshire, maybe it's the black and gold color?
Can't help but admire how the place is so elegant and warm at the same time!
I think I'm in love with the whole interior, especially these lamps that looks like a sky full of stars! (Yes, I love Coldplay!)
Usually at lunch time, you'll see a lot of people from the office here, some of them are those respected VIPs!
Not just what's on top but these below also captured my heart! Look at those details of the peacock feather, which by the way, symbolizes beauty!
BEST SPOT, in my opinion and don't you just think it's a very romantic corner? Who do you picture sitting there in front of you? :P
TUNA WITH ANCHOVIES & TOMATO REDUCTION IDR 79K
Salsa verde, artichokes, dill, red radish, pan fried capers.
Bet you're surprised when I say that this is actually a main course! Yeap, I also thought it was an appetizer if judged by the looks and portioning, guess this is just how 'fine dining' rolls, still, I think 4 slices of tuna can't be considered a main course! The tuna is beautifully cooked though, a perfectly seared outer part with a fresh inner part and you can really tell that they used a high quality tuna, cause it doesn't smell fishy at all!
If eaten with the tomato reduction, it has this slight sour taste that I don't really favor and you can probably guess that I'm not a big fan of tomatoes but thumbs up for the pretty presentation!
BEEF CHEEK BRAISED IN RED WINE IDR 119K
It's a HIDDEN MENU!! Kinda expected something spectacular because of that though, and was disappointed! The purple mash's just too sweet for this combination, not complaining when eaten alone but when combined; it's just too weird! Not that offended by the beef cause it's tender and is actually a good sized piece, even though it looks small in the photo but there's just a slight problem with the smell it produced, which I suspect, is from the red wine!
PAPARDELLE WITH BEEF RAGOUT IDR 99K
Braised beef ragout with demi glace sauce & a touch of cream.
Knowing that they're sisters with Wilshire, who could produce awesome pastas, I'm confident that the pasta will turn out good and I was not mistaken! A very nice texture, the papardelle has, the same does not go with the beef though! The beef was way too hard to chew, so it sort of clashed with the beautiful papardelle! I'd happily leave out the beef just for those pasta, certainly this made into my least favorite dish here!
TRES LECHES WITH BURNT CARAMEL SAUCE IDR 45K
I first tried Tres Leches at Bluegrass and it was AMAZING!! Made with 3 kinds of milk, this cake is really milky and fluffy! Too bad this one here was a bit lacking in that kicking flavor, I guess you have to eat it with the cream and caramel sauce to at least, step up the taste!
And here's the outdoor! Ain't it lovely? I admit, there's no other outdoor like this but still, it can be hot in the afternoon, since we are living in Jakarta!
I'd totally recommend this for a photo-shoot cause every corner of the interior here is just ravishing! If you're looking for a proper meal however, I'd suggest you look elsewhere..maybe it's the newly opened curse, so their quality control is still lacking! Again, they're sisters of Wilshire, which somewhat adds on to the burden, cause everyone would have high expectations! Fyi, they're serving Common Grounds coffee, which might be a better option than their meals!
I just hope they'd get better soon cause the place is just too beautiful to miss! Wish Bottega the best of luck for a better future!!
Menara Bank Danamon
Jl. Prof. Dr. Satrio Kav. E4 No. 6
Lingkar Mega Kuningan
Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan 12950
Opening Hours :
Everyday : 09:00 am - 12:00 am