Tasting Bali-based Locavore’s award-winning cuisine in Jakarta


The award-winning group behind Bali’s Locavore grill is forward on Jakarta for dual weeks of fine-dining “pop-up” use during Emilie French grill on Jl. Senopati starting Feb. 19.

It’s a possibility for Jakarta’s gourmets to equivocate a prolonged wait for reservations during a Ubud-based restaurant, that done waves in 2017 when it rose 27 places on a latest list of Asia’s Best Restaurants, securing a berth as a region’s series 22 restaurant. 

Locavore – a usually Indonesian venue to collect adult a curtsy from a prestigious tellurian food awards – is a brainchild of chefs Eelke Plasmeijer and Ray Adriansyah, who offer well-developed dishes regulating usually regulating internal ingredients.

Emilie’s chef/owner, Wahyudi Rahardja, also famous as Yen, was happy to chuck open a doors of his place, regarded as one of a city’s excellent restaurants, to a Locavore team. Emilie’s sleek, minimalist decor, pleasantness of engineer Jaya Ibrahim, offers a environment that will intensify what’s on offer for his guests.

Locavore in Emilie after this February!!

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“Yen was good – maybe crazy – adequate to ‘borrow’ his pleasing grill Emilie to us to simply have some fun with it,” pronounced Ellke in an email interview, amid preparations for a pop-up, that runs from Feb. 19 to Mar 4.

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Dishes that held a eye of Asia’s Best Restaurants – such as internal prickly lobster poached with Lombok seaweed butter, slices of tender Balinese abalone and Sumbawa Island oyster – expected won’t make a crawl during a grill takeover, given Locavore’s pushing ethos.

However, Ellke promises diners some juicy surprises.

“We will make a seven-course Locavore tasting menu, and all a snacks before and after cooking as well, featuring all a ‘overlooked’ Indonesian furnish accessible in Ibu Kota,” Ellke said, referring to a capital.

A Locavore scouting group has been on a belligerent given early February, ferreting out what’s on offer during normal markets, formed on what’s good, accessible and in season. The group has reportedly found delights as distant divided as BSD city in circuitously Tangerang, Banten.

Eelke and Ray, who met in Jakarta and changed to Bali to run a kitchen during Alila Ubud before opening Locavore in 2013, are famed for their query for elevating a local, either a furnish from their unfeeling garden in Payangan, in Gianyar, Bali, preserved seaweed from Lombok or beef brief ribs from Malang, East Java.

“I have high hopes we can come adult with a super juicy and engaging menu,” Ellke pronounced about a Jakarta pop-up.

Reservations are accessible online or by Emile French Restaurant during +62 21 521 3626. (kes)

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