Taste of Ar­chi­pel­ago

Asia Dreams - - GOURMET -

A hotspot for trendy bars, restau­rants and event spa­ces, Fair­grounds is the place to be seen in Jakarta. With its scrump­tious In­done­sian cui­sine and stun­ning decor, The Pal­las is a de­light­ful ad­di­tion to the venue.

First-time visi­tors to The Pal­las will be daz­zled by the high vaulted ceil­ings of the restau­rant. Sculpted pil­lars, cur­va­ceous clean-cut lines and lux­u­ri­ous lime green walls adorn the el­e­gant open space. In the day time, soft sun­light streams in through the gor­geous mo­saic sky­lights and win­dows, light­ing up the main din­ing space with a spec­ta­cle of multi-coloured hues while rav­ish­ing chan­de­liers glit­ter and shine over the outer din­ing sec­tions. Hand­some walnut floor­ing pol­ished to a fine sheen adds warmth to the dé­cor. To one side of the din­ing space, stylish hazel­nut couches nes­tle around wooden cof­fee ta­bles, per­fect for a spot of catch up and cof­fee. On the other side, taste­ful leather-backed chairs and suave wood­iron din­ing ta­bles wel­come visi­tors to pull up a chair and or­der a hearty meal to share with friends and fam­ily.

Join­ing the wave of restau­rants of­fer­ing se­lec­tions of cui­sine from the ar­chi­pel­ago, The Pal­las's food pro­gramme prom­ises to take guests on a de­li­cious jour­ney savour­ing the best of In­done­sian food. We highly rec­om­mended visi­tors try the lumpia Se­marang – a per­fectly fried spring roll filled with finely-sliced bam­boo shoots, ac­com­pa­nied by a tan­ta­lis­ing sweet and sour dip, or the ru­jak – a re­fresh­ing In­done­sian fruit salad, tossed in a fra­grant sweet and spicy sauce of palm sugar, salt and chilli.

The Ri­jstaffel Menu is a meal de­signed for shar­ing, cater­ing for two, four, six or eight hun­gry in­di­vid­u­als. The East Nu­san­tara Risjsttafel Menu comes with two choices of rice: the heart-smart red rice or nasi tu­tug on­com, a gen­er­ous spread of 10 dishes in­clud­ing favourites such as ayam rica (slow

braised chicken with an aro­matic sauce of chilli, le­mon­grass and basil) and konro bakar (beef ribs rubbed with black­nut, cin­na­mon, clove and roasted to ten­der per­fec­tion), as well as a unique sam­bal sam­pler that in­cludes the mouth-wa­ter­ing dabu-dabu (tra­di­tional Manadonese salsa of to­mato, chilli and shal­lots).

Like­wise, the West Nu­san­tara Ri­jstaffel Menu is a com­mu­nal meal ex­pe­ri­ence.

The mains in­clude com­fort foods such as ayam goreng lengkuas (fried chicken beau­ti­fully spiced with turmeric and galan­gal), udang ko­moh (suc­cu­lent king prawn pieces skew­ered and grilled, served with a tan­ta­lis­ing chilli paste) and tahu telor (a deep fried tofu and egg med­ley, ac­com­pa­nied by prawn paste and sweet soy sauce). The sam­bal bawang (onion, shal­lots, gar­lic chilli paste) and the sam­bal teri lado ijo (green chilli and an­chovy sauce) of­fered in the sam­bal sam­pler are sure to heighten visi­tors' gas­tro­nomic ex­pe­ri­ence. An à la carte op­tion for the Ri­jstaffel Menu items is also avail­able for dis­cern­ing guests.

In ad­di­tion to its sen­sa­tional set­ting and sump­tu­ous culi­nary of­fer­ings, The Pal­las is equipped with high-tech vis­ual equip­ment, top-of-the-line sound sys­tem and a stage, mak­ing it the per­fect venue for all kinds of events. The di­vided ar­eas of­fer ver­sa­tile op­tions, from small in­ti­mate cel­e­bra­tions to huge com­pany events or wed­dings, com­fort­ably ac­com­mo­dat­ing 2,500 peo­ple.

THE PAL­LAS

Fair­grounds 2nd Fl, SCBD Lot 14,

Jalan Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, SCBD, Jakarta 12190, In­done­sia

T: (+62) 21 5140 0101 / 5151 501 E: info@allin.co.id

Ri­jstaffel - West Nu­san­tara

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