Thursday, November 4, 2010

Best Bites at Jakarta Food Fest

For a second straight year, the Jakarta Culinary Festival is set to tempt taste buds with its parade of food.

The event, which kicks off on Friday at the Grand Indonesia mall, will attract top chefs from around the world. These culinary masters will team up with some of Indonesia’s finest chefs to whip up a storm in the kitchen.

Organized by the Ismaya Group, which operates a number of bars and restaurants in Indonesia, the monthlong festival will also feature a series of interactive activities for food lovers.

The JCF is considered to be the first international-standard culinary festival in Indonesia.

Last year, four internationally renowned chefs and 19 leading suppliers and producers headlined the event, which showcased 30 different culinary activities.

Seven clubs and restaurants in the capital simultaneously held food fests and daylong activities for the JCF’s grand opening last year, drawing a total of around 4,000 people on the first day.

This year, organizers promise a grander and more exciting festival.

It will begin with a Grand Opening Weekend Expo from Friday to Sunday.

Guests can enjoy a myriad of events, such as cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and grand buffets. The shows include:

The Curated Food Market

The market will have a wide selection of foods and drinks from Jakarta’s top suppliers and restaurants.

Enjoy dishes and cocktails from Blowfish Kitchen and Bar, Social House, Bubur Ayam HI, Kempinski Hotel, Potato Head, Sarong, Four Seasons, Flavors of W and Healthy Choice.

A booth called “Cheap Eats!” will feature a sampling of the country’s street food.


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