From London With Love

What’s not to love about London? The view, the foods, the enormous clock “big ben”, the royal family, the marching band, hot guys with British accent (of course), all are amazing! Hoping that we can go back again because we have left our heart in this city.

Unfortunately, this year isn’t the year for JKTGO Team to fly back because we are preparing a lot of exciting things for our loyal readers and followers, so no time for holiday!

But thank God for Fairmont Jakarta, at least we can experience a little bit of London for a while.

This August, Fairmont Jakarta will offer you a wonderful experience called When Jakarta Meets London – Bringing The Heritage of The Savoy to the City”. They are bringing all guest chefs and mixologist from The Savoy, London to Jakarta! 

So, still haven’t figured it out what is The Savoy?

The Savoy is a Fairmont-managed five star hotel, one of the most celebrated London landmarks, standing on the Northbank of the famous River Thames. This hotel has 267 luxury rooms and suites with the magnificent view of London. Fine dining has always been their forte, including Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill that presents a British Grill menu with a French touch. For cocktail connoisseurs, The Savoy boasts the award-winning Beaufort Bar, renowned for pushing the boundaries of mixology; and the legendary American Bar, the oldest surviving cocktail bar in London.

It’s a privilege for Jakartans to experience all of these without flying to United Kingdom. There are five key events that you can enjoy during this month:

Traditional British Afternoon Tea

As a start of the event, Fairmont Jakarta kicks off with a traditional British afternoon tea serving at Peacock Lounge, using the recipes from the famous Thames Foyer at The Savoy. The Thames Foyer is very much the heart of The Savoy.  A stunning glass dome floods this sociable spot with wonderful natural light, as the guests enjoy their world-famous afternoon tea.

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy is an enduring custom where guests can choose from a range of teas served with Finger Sandwiches, Homemade Scones with Clotted Cream & Jam and a mouth-watering selection of seasonal cakes and pastries like the Battenberg Cake and Strawberry Victoria Sponge.

The British recipe of afternoon tea will be prepared by Pastry Chef Luc Bigeard from The Savoy. On this occasion, guests will have a chance to savor the world-famous afternoon tea in the chic and elegant setting of Peacock Lounge. The British Afternoon Tea is available from 24 August – 6 September 2017, from 13:00 – 17:00 and priced for IDR588,000++/set.

Special chefs-parade to launch the British Afternoon Tea will be on 24 August at 15:00.

The Bond Girl Night

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Unleash your inner bond girl at K22 Bar! Fairmont Jakarta will throw a James Bond-themed party in the search of the best-dressed Bond Girl who will win a grand prize from The Savoy, London.

With only IDR 288,000++/ person, you will be entertained by a live singer who will be performing iconic James Bond movie songs, as well as DJ, while enjoying the free-flow cocktails, specially created by The Savoy’s award-winning mixologist, Witek Wojaczek, from the legendary Beaufort Bar at the Savoy. The Bond Girl Night will be held on the evening of 24 August 2017, starting from 19:00.

The Savoy’s Classic Cocktails

The Savoy’s bar has been nominated as the World’s Best Hotel Bar, and Barong Bar brings the mixologist, Witek Wojaczek – who is also the UK winner at the Toast of Paris Cocktail Competition in 2016 – to take over the bar on 25 August. He will present the Savoy’s classic cocktails like Hanky Panky and Moonwalk, as well as Beaufort Bar’s signature cocktail stories.

During the Bar Takeover at Barong Bar, aside from enjoying the free-flow signature cocktails of Beaufort Bar, guests will be pampered with red carpet treatment, jazz singer performance and the excitement on having cigar rollers. The lucky winner of the night will enjoy the prize of a weekend ride on a Jaguar including the chauffeur!

Free-flow cocktails at Barong Bar will be available on 25 August 2017 from 20:00 – 23:00 at IDR788,000++/ person.

Exquisite British Gourmet Dinner

On 26 & 27 August 2017, VIEW Restaurant & Bar will present an Exquisite British Gourmet Dinner, featuring the Executive Sous Chef from The Savoy, Francisco Hernandez, who specializes in modern British-European cuisine. At this occasion, Chef Francisco will collaborate with VIEW’s own Chef de Cuisine, Hans Christian, who is passionate in conveying a progressive take on food the he grew up with by merging European technique, and modern presentation.

The 5-course wine pairing dinner will also mark the presence of the British Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Moazzam Malik on 26 August 2017. Available at IDR 1,788,000++/ person.

Royal Sunday Brunch

Jakarta residents are always eager to find something new and unique for Sunday Brunch. On 27 August 2017, Fairmont Jakarta brings the excitement and the glory of the Great Britain to Spectrum’s Royal Sunday Brunch.

Fairmont Jakarta culinary team, led by Executive Chef Edi Pancamala, will collaborate with Chef Francisco and Chef Luc from The Savoy in preparing an extensive spread of British buffet brunch. The special British menu will include mouth-watering dishes such as Hot Smoked Trout with Horseradish, Poached Scottish Lobster, “The Savoy” Prawn and Brown Shrimp Cocktail, Roasted Beef or Lamb with Traditional Yorkshire Pudding, various selections of Fish and Chips, and Buttermilk Pancakes.

The menu highlight will also include the famous Arnold Bennett Omelette. Arnold Bennett Omelette was created at the Savoy hotel in the 1920s and named after the writer and critic Arnold Bennett. The chefs perfected it to his taste while he was staying at the hotel, writing a novel. This omelette traditional consists as an open omelette with bitten eggs, smoked haddock, gruyere cheese and hollandaise sauce. British Kind of Sunday Brunch will be available at IDR788,000++/ person.

Guests who hold a Citi Prestige Card can enjoy 15% off for the prices listed above.

When: Thursday, 24 August – Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Where: Fairmont Jakarta
Jl. Asia Afrika No. 8

More info: +6221 2970 3333 / [email protected].  

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