Last call for djakarta bali
In the heart of Paris, in the neighbourhood of the Louvre, which is in constant transformation and just a stone’s throw from where the Pinault collection will reside, one finds the Djakarta Bali, which represents, with talent, the gastronomy of Indonesia. With objects from Java, Sumatra, Bali and other gems from the archipelago, like the teak furniture and the lava stonewalls, the sound of the gamelan and the fragrance of white flowers, you are transported instantaneously to Indonesia! In an elegant, flamboyant setting the ambience is perfect for contemplation, cosy lunch and romantic dinner.
TRADITION IN MODERNITY
The culinary recipes are prepared authentically with fresh products and spices from the archipelago: curcuma, galangga, ginger and lemon grass whose virtues are recognised. Bringing together medicinal and gustatory qualities, spices reflect an ancestral art of living that is once again taking centre stage.
Opt for the tasting menu also known as “rijsttafel” and you will enjoy myriad dishes that are very colourful and very tasty. And then there are the icons: the chicken satay in peanut sauce, the rendang, a beef speciality that is simmered for five hours in coconut milk (this dish was quite simply selected as the best dish in the world by the readers of CNN Travel) and nasi goreng, Indonesian fried rice.
For a quick bite or lunch in the office all of their best sellers are available as take out. On Friday nights there is a show of Balinese dance in shimmering colours to the sound of the gamelan. The meal comes to an end with a fresh lemon grass herbal tea or an Arabica coffee from Papua. The challenge has been successfully met: the Djakarta Bali is a fine ambassador for Indonesia. Let’s get a ticket right now for tonight and fly Djakarta-Bali. Djakarta Bali Tues-Sun Lunch & Dinner 9 rue Vauvilliers (1st), 01 45 08 83 11 www.djakarta-bali.com