HOT AND COLD
If you're looking for a way to improve your wellbeing and soothe your fatigue, head to The Ritz-carlton Spa at The Ritz-carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan to try its latest offer,
The Hot & Cold Spa Treatment. This 90-minute treatment highlights its unique combination of hot and cold sensations and starts with a five-minute ritual before continuing with the 60-minute Mystical Touch Massage – combining age-old massage techniques like Indonesian, Hawaiian lomi lomi and Swedish.
The pampering doesn't stop there, as double body wrap sessions follow. The first session uses a traditional Balinese concoction called boreh mixed with chilli powder and fresh ground chillies to provide the hot sensation. The second wrap is the cooling-down session, with freshly picked aloe vera mixed with lemon used for the wrap. All the ingredients are sourced from the hotel's recently launched ECO GARDEN on the 5th floor, where guests can also pick their own spa ingredients, enhancing the whole experience. The finale of the package is the signature chilli shooter drink, which also uses the hotel's home-grown ingredients, including lemon, chilli powder and a drop of maple syrup. ritzcarlton.com To start off, diners were treated to grilled broccoli, flame-grilled to perfection served with pickled gold raisins, spiced cashew and romesco sauce alongside Anderson Valley's Summer Solstice.
Next, the beautifully smoked beef brisket, lovingly smoked overnight, was matched with Anderson Valley's IPA. For the third course, a tantalising whole grilled chicken was served with Anderson Valley's Poleeko Pale Ale. The highlight of the dinner was the Papuan wild boar sausage, which featured house-made boar sausage with a side of apple, cabbage, watercress and pickled onion salad. Anderson Valley's Heelch O'hops Double IPA provided the perfect foil for the sausage.
Papuan wild boar sausage