The newest brand child of Les Amis Group has decided to land on Jakarta, more specifically at Plaza Indonesia and it's called Socieaty! Made their opening on 21st of September 2015 with chefs imported from Singapore, Socieaty is created especially for Indonesia. It's all of Les Amis' brands that you can find at Singapore that came into this 1 restaurant called Socieaty!
Les Amis Group is famous for their quality and service, which they didn't forget to bring to Jakarta as well! You'll seriously find the service here in Socieaty to your satisfaction! All smiles and ready to serve you whenever you needed something and for quality, I think you can catch a glimpse of it from these delicacies below!
I find the interior very classy and elegant as if you're in a fine-dining restaurant and I guess you could call this a fine-dining! Though I don't really like how the place is just way too dark but I guess it's what makes the ambiance classy(?)
I was definitely amazed by the fact that their executive chef is a woman! Never have I seen a woman and somewhat an auntie as an executive chef but I guess they're embracing the fact that 'mom's cooking is always best!' and here you'll get to experience that!
ESSENCE COLD PRESSED JUICE IDR 58K
All of their cold pressed juice here has their own healthy benefits! Ask the waiter about it, they'll gladly explain it in detail for you! :D
FRIED BABY SQUID IDR 95K
This is actually my favorite dish here! Even though they looked scary with it's super black color, the taste is actually super good! The deep fried baby squid's really tender and well-seasoned, dip it into the Aioli sauce for extra goodness!
PORTOBELLO POLLO IDR 105K
Can you imagine that this is actually an appetizer? Lol! Neither could we! Breaded mushroom with chicken in red wine, it's a bit too much for an appetizer but who can deny that crispy yet tender portobello?
TRUFFLE CARBONARA IDR 228K
This is known as their signature pasta menu! Why? Well, because they used their own freshly made Chittara pasta, which some people might find the texture a bit similar to noodles but it's just how they are! I'm not a big fan of truffle oils and here, the truffle's really strong but the creamy yolk is there to save the day! For a pasta, this is a bit overpriced but I guess it's because of the homemade Chittara..can't really put a price on quality now, can we?
AGLIO OLIO IDR 65K
+chicken IDR 40K
The first thing that came to our mind is that it's super expensive! I mean, aglio olio is the simplest pasta and I know this is the cheapest out of all the other pasta but IDR 65K is only for plain aglio olio..without any topping and for just chicken, you'll need to add another IDR 40K? Well, though the price is eye-bulging, the taste does make up for it. This is probably one of the best aglio olio I've ever tasted and it's actually worth the try!
DUCK LEG CONFIT IDR 195K
A signature dish from one of Les Amis Group's restaurant, Bistro Du Vin. I can see why this is a signature. The way the duck's super tender, yet the skin's crispy is just a perfect combination. Another plus is that mustard mashed potato..just simply delicious!
ROASTED CHICKEN IDR 128K
Nothing says roasted chicken than a very well marinated chicken and this one here is definitely made to perfection! You can really taste the effort put into this simple dish! From how tender the meat is by how they carefully cooked it to the strong Asian spices that you can taste from each bite! Love!
FLOATING ISLAND IDR 65K
After that huge meal, this is the perfect dessert to close our meal! Living up to its name, this meringue will make you feel as if you're eating the cloud! With vanilla sauce and candied almonds, this meringue is also decorated with candied caramel. Not a big fan of meringue but I just can't help but finish this!
Choux pastry with light vanilla custard and crispy "craquelin".
Choux pastry with dark chocolate cream.
Don't really know why it's called Carolines but it's more commonly known as eclairs! Even though for a box of 8 pieces of these cost IDR 109K or IDR 40K for 3 pieces, I can't help but fall in love with these! It's just so heavenly that you'll totally overlook the unbelievable price!
The list of tarts that we tried here:
SEASONAL FRUIT TART
Fresh Mangga Harum Manis on a light vanilla custard.
DARK CHOCOLATE TART
60% dark chocolate ganache.
HAZELNUT CARAMEL TART
Toasted hazelnuts with sea salt caramel.
These 3 are totally my favorite! Can't really decide which is the best, since all 3 served a different purpose! When you're looking for something super sweet, the hazelnut caramel will be perfect, when it's bittersweet, the dark chocolate will help and for something fresh, definitely the fruit tart!
Pistachio frangipane with light creme chiboust.
Not a big fan of pistachio, so this didn't really impress me but for my friend who does love pistachio, she definitely loved it!
PASSIONFRUIT MERINGUE TART
Fresh passionfruit curd with light italian meringue.
Way too sour for me! It's refreshing but definitely not my first choice!
I don't think that this will be an everyday casual dining place for me but when there's an important event that requires a high quality dining, this will totally be on my list! The foods are definitely on top quality but the price is really a run for my money!
Socieaty by Les Amis group
Plaza Indonesia GF level
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No. 28-30
Opening Hours :
Everyday : 10:00 am - 10:00 pm