Dishes from Morocco, Lebanon, and Turkey await those who break the fast at the ultra-luxe Senayan hotel.
While overseas holidays still remain something of a distant dream for Jakarta-based travelers, diners at Fairmont Jakarta can still embark on a gastronomic journey to Morocco and the Levant through the hotel’s buffets and home delivery service this Ramadan.
For the first week of the holy month (tentatively April 13–20), all-day dining venue Spectrum will offer an iftar buffet in collaboration with Hayat Lazrak and Hadezzine Moubchir, the residential chefs of the Moroccan Embassy. Diners can look forward to authentic Maghrebi cuisine: think harira soup (a popular Ramadan dish in Morocco), lamb kofta, fish tagine, and chargrilled chicken. Also on the menu? A range of hot and cold mezze and traditional desserts such as baklava.
Lebanese, Turkish, and Saudi Arabian fare will be showcased at Spectrum the following week (expect to see freshly made tabbouleh, pide bread, and stuffed vine leaves), alongside local Ramadan favorites for breaking the fast, such as kolak and bubur sumsum, plus nasi goreng kampung and a wide range of satay. Spectrum’s iftar buffet is priced at IDR 488,000++ per person, inclusive of beverages.
Meanwhile, upscale Indonesian restaurant 1945 will present a contemporary twist on specialties from Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, and Sulawesi through its Buka Puasa buffet. The spread includes Acehnese grilled goat curry; arsik, a tart, andaliman pepper–spiced fish dish from the Batak highlands around Lake Toba; empal gepuk from Java; Manado-style grilled fish dressed in sambal dabu-dabu served with nasi kemangi; Balinese sate lilit; and ayam taliwang from Lombok. The modern Indonesian buffet at 1945 costs IDR 588,000++ per person, including tea, coffee, and other drinks.
Those who prefer to enjoy a sumptuous iftar meal in the comfort of their homes can order from a set menu encompassing both Indonesian and Middle Eastern dishes. Soups or stews like harira, rawon, and Central Javanese garang asem are featured, while options for mains include beef rendang, lamb kofta, chicken tagine, and fish with sambal matah, all prepared by the Fairmont’s in-house chefs. Dessert selections range from the Egyptian specialty Om Ali to Indonesian treats like es teler and putu mayang. Priced at IDR 350,000++ per person, excluding delivery, the Ramadan Iftar At Home package includes two types of ta’jil, one soup, two appetizers, one rice or noodle dish, and two kinds of dessert. The set menu will be available throughout Ramadan and guests have the option to pick up their orders at the hotel.
Fairmont Jakarta is also offering two kinds of special hampers for gifting friends and family. The Ramadan Hamper (IDR 888,000++) comes with four varieties of seasonal snacks, namely nastar, kastengel, putri salju, and spiced cashews. The Premium Ramadan Hamper (IDR 1,400,000++) also includes assorted Moroccan medjool dates stuffed with peanut butter and chocolate, not to mention almond and pistachio nougat. A 20 percent discount applies for all orders placed by April 23, 2021.
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