Situated in the iconic SCBD, Vong Kitchen at Alila SCBD Jakarta is a haunt for the city's discerning gourmands. Since its much-anticipated grand opening in early 2018, Vong Kitchen has made a clean sweep of the accolades as one of the city's top fine-dining establishments.
Visitors to Vong Kitchen are welcomed into the chic and elegant space past the restaurant's handsome bar. For those waiting for their fashionably late companions, do pull up a stool by the elliptical marble counter and treat yourself to the fantastic concoctions courtesy of the restaurant's inventive mixologist.
Once you're ready, proceed to the marvellous main dining room, the bustling centre of the establishment. One side of the restaurant is an elegant lattice of windows with scenic views of the verdant SCBD, another side is the heart of the restaurant – a state-ofthe-art modern open kitchen. Don't let the grandeur of the space intimidate you, the food menu curated by the Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his son Cédric is approachable and best enjoyed with adventurous friends. For starters, tuck into the delightful foie gras brûlée, a unique and delicious dish featuring a flambéed sugar- topped foie gras pâté served with papaya jam and rambutan. As for the main, the hearty 500g Australian rib eye is a good choice, while to close, order the chef's signature molten chocolate cake, it might very well be the best dessert you've ever had.
FOIE GRAS BRÛLÉE