Hey ho! Got a news update here; one of us now has a job that robs her off her free time, which is definitely the excuse for not updating earlier, so for those who are wondering whether we have anything else to do besides blogging, then the answer is yes! Both of us do have our own personal jobs outside of this blogging world but let's get back on topic now, shall we?
The topic today is Caffe Milano at Grand Indonesia! Yes, it's not a new restaurant but they have some new dishes that you'd just have to try, so without further ado, let's check them out!
LA BELLA NEGRONI IDR 100K
Kaffir Lime-Infused Ketel One Vodka, Dry Vermouth, Aperol, Passionfruit Purée, Dehydrated Aperol.
This cocktail is actually a part of Diageo World Class cocktail series, which is a prestigious cocktail competition that their mixologists competed in and this is one of the cocktails featured in the competition. It's only available until March, so you better try them while you can! I'm not a big alcohol fan, so I don't really know much about this but I can only say that the smell of the kaffir lime is very strong!
DOUBLE COATED MOZZARELLA FRITTERS IDR 80K
Calling all cheese lovers! This here is very simple and just full of cheese, so it's pretty easy to like and snack on, yet not really interesting at the same time. I guess that's okay, since this is in the Antipasti (it means appetizer) category!
FRIED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM IDR 85K
With mozzarella, basil, and pesto cream sauce.
Though this and the mozzarella fritters are both appetizers, you can clearly see the difference! With the mozzarella fritters, they're aiming for a simpler dish, on the other hand this one's more complex. Love both of them but I'd have to say I'd rather go for this one instead!
CHICKEN ALLA PARMIGIANA IDR 145K
A very classic dish! Yes, it's a proper parmigiana and there's really nothing that can go wrong with deep fried chicken and cheese. The highlight of this dish for me is definitely the fries though, because they made them out of actual cut potatoes, so you can just imagine how pure the taste is!
SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA IDR 95K
You'll find the carbonara here dry at first but that's because they use egg yolk for the creaminess. Meaning you gotta mix the egg yolk well! I do prefer this method, since you'll get a perfect amount of cream, which means the flavor will stay strong!
We got to try 2 pizzas, ORTOLANA IDR 90K and DI POLLO IDR 95K. Both are good but I prefer the Di Pollo, since there's no meat in the Ortolana, whereas there's chicken in the Di Pollo!
TORTA DI MELE IDR 65K
Classic Italian Apple Cake.
Since I love apples, I totally dig this! I was a bit disappointed that the apples tasted bland though, the natural juice of it is gone, which I think is because apples too dry. The cake's okay, just the apples and since apple is supposed to be the highlight of this dish, it kinda lose it's meaning..lol!
WARM MELTED CHOCOLATE CAKE IDR 95K
With rum raisin ice cream.
Seriously, what can ever go wrong with this type of cake...other than the chocolate not melting..lol! However, you don't need to doubt this one, since even I was amazed by it! Just a tiny cut will cause all that chocolate-y goodness to overflow in an instant! Totally caught me off guard and the rum raisin ice cream is just heavenly!
Fyi, for those who don't know, Caffe Milano is in the Union Group, which is no wonder that their food tastes great! Well, I just love to see how a restaurant is always ready to improve itself and Caffe Milano is definitely one of them! Wishing them the best of luck and let's look forward to more new interesting dishes to come from Caffe Milano, shall we?
Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
Central Dept. Store Ground Floor
Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1
Jakarta Pusat 10350
Opening Hours :
Everyday : 10:00 am - 10:00 pm