Bringing Bali to Jakarta, the award-winning restaurant is running pop-ups in Jakarta throughout September
Serving the best ingredients Indonesia has to offer, Ubud’s Locavore has set up a temporary pop-up residency at The Raffles Jakarta until September 27. Situated at the hotel’s The Dining Room, the first leg runs from September 2 to September 13. This will then be followed up with the group’s Nusantara by Locavore team and menu from September 16 to September 27. Locavore’s chef duo will then move to Akar Restaurant at the Gunawarman, South Jakarta, from September 18 to September 27.
Taking advantage of the current lack of visitors in Bali, Locavore’s Ray Adriansyah and Eelke Plasmeijer brought their team to Jakarta to treat us with their cutting-edge and creative dishes. The last time the team was here was in 2018 to collaborate with Emilie Restaurant. This time around, they came with a new concept and menu. To be exact, Locavore is presenting its Pancaroba menu, a 15-course tasting menu inspired by the transition between the wet and dry seasons. For the restaurant’s regular, they have also brought along some of their all-star dishes, such as Hot and Cold Tomato and Black Rice Blini.
Dishes available at the pop-up include the Mud Crab, fresh from Balikpapan, Kalimantan, with beef garum egg emulsion, cured smoked egg yolk, steamed egg white, charred chives green garlic oil and topped with pickled spring onion. There’s also the barbecued lobster with fermented durian sambal (tempoyak), charred chili sauce and passion fruit pickled palm heart. Then there is Sawah: heritage galuh rice porridge topped with 64-degrees duck egg yolk, snails, frog leg abon and fern tips. And finally our personal favourite, the slightly barbecued goat leg with Padang spices, smoked coconut yoghurt, puffed grains then sprinkled with grated goat heart boshi.
There’s optional pairing with creative drinks (both cocktails and mocktails) to enhance this special dining experience. The Pancaroba menu starts from IDR 995,000++ per person, with an additional IDR495,000++ per person for pairing drinks.