Friday, March 30, 2012

Nannini Plaza Indonesia

Nannini, a restaurant established since 1995 located in Plaza Senayan, has opened its new restaurant in Plaza Indonesia. The menu is full of varieties, local and also western dishes. Many new dishes are created by the Executive Chef Francis Lim.

To celebrate the new opening in Plaza Indonesia, some food bloggers and I were invited by to attend Nanini's Menu Tasting last night.

Warm, cozy and friendly casual dining concept.

So, how's the food tasting? This is the question that I received from some people who knew that I attended this event since last night until this afternoon. Here's my story of the event:

5.30 PM
I arrived together with JenzCorner. We were greeted by the then we found a table where The Gastronomy Aficionado sat together with his lovely wife. A few minutes later, a small glass filled with a drink called Beetle juice was served. Then, we had to fill a form and were given a discount card valid for a year. 

Beetle Juice - Rp. 35.000
Combination of Orange, Pineapple, Mango, Kiwi and fresh Passion pulp.

Later on, Abigail and Culinary Bonanza joined our table. 

6.00 PM
The Operation Manager and Executive Chef Francis Lim gave an opening speech.

6. 15 PM
The Operation Manager showed how to make the newest creation of Nannini's cocktail.

7.15 PM
Each table was served one glass of Pineapple and Cinnamon Roshka.

Left: Pineapple and Cinnamon Roshka - Rp. 80.000
Vodka, Pineapple liquer, Pineapple lime wedge, Cinnamon, mix Sugar

Right: Shangria - Rp. 125.000
Fruits and Red Wine

7.10 PM
A quiz for getting a Nannini's voucher valued Rp. 200.000. Congratulations to The Gastronomy Aficionado's wife! :) 

7.21 PM
Finally after waiting for 2 hours, the appetizer was served. The Wild Mushroom soup was totally wonderful especially for a starving stomach.

 Nannini Wild Mushroom Soup - Rp. 50.000
A soft velvety cream soup blended with a medley of Wild Mushrooms and drizzled with Truffle oil.

So, what did we do to kill the the time while waiting for the food:
-  we had a lot of fun conversation, even Abigail and I shared pictures of our dogs.
-  we watched the finalist ladyboy - Bell Nuntita from the Thailand's Got Talent on youtube
- JenzCorner managed to play  a game on her iPad several times.
The Gastronomy Aficionado even went twice to the restroom.
- Updated status on twitter.

8.27 PM
Can't believe it that we had to wait for another hour to have the main course on our table. Then, another surprise, one plate with those small size of food had to be shared with another person and we were all so hungry :(

Thus, JenzCorner and I shared the food on this plate together.

Nannini Cordon Bleu - Rp. 75.000
Tender chicken breast stuffed with smoked beef and cheddar cheese, served with potato fries and red wine gravy.

Nannini Striploin  
Grilled striploin served with mashed potato and creamy champignon sauce
(Note: I'm not so sure whether this is a new menu because I can't find Striploin on the menu. On the menu, it shows "200 gr Beef Sirloin - Rp. 195.000". For sure, Striploin is different than Sirloin. What I know, Striploin is the part behind the short loin of the cow (above the tenderloin). Striploin is cut from the short loin section (between the rib and sirloin) of the cow. Btw, sirloin is more flavorful than striploin, though it's much more tough, and the cooking method to tenderize it is different)

Nannini Salmon - Rp. 85.000
Grilled fresh Norwegian salmon served with mesclun salad tossed in balsamic dressing and drizzled with special Nannini's home sauce. 

8.36 PM
The waiters brought a glass of Shangria to each table.

8.54 PM
The famous Nannini Tiramisu being served. Luckily for this dessert, each of us received one piece of the Tiramisu cake - no need to share. So glad that this delicious Tiramisu closed the menu tasting.

Nannini Tiramisu - Rp. 65.000
Mascarpone mousse covered sponge cake drenched in Kahlua and Baileys.

9.15 PM
The Operation Manager gave 2 more quizzes for the invitees and a closing speech.

9.20 PM
The event ended. 

Thank you for inviting me,! And, thanks for the menu tasting, Nannini!

All prices subjected to tax and service charge.

Current currency: 
1 USD = Rp. 9.200

Plaza Indonesia 2nd Floor. Unit L2. No.T111. A-D
Jl MH Thamrin Kav 28-30 Jakarta 10350
Tel: 2992 3650

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm


  1. Omigod...did you photoshop these photos? HOnestly looks awesome! Very pro...I wannn (the camera and you to teach me photo-taking techniques)

    Very detailed! Like facebook timeline =P But we had a great time catching up =D

  2. ellyna: Thanks for the compliments :) Nope, I hardly photoshop my pictures these day, my camera does it for me, hehehe... Hope to catch up more in the other events!

  3. Out of your so many post, this is probably the one with the boldest font for the time clock. HAHAHA. Somebody's trying to send a 'subtle' message to the readers. =p

    Anw, that was fast sel. The first review to show up among us. From me, I actually enjoyed the dinner, I was lucky I guess, I had a velvet cake at Daniel's place before coming to Nannini, so my stomach is ready. I had fun convo while waiting too. But def, two hours for the main shows they're unprepared.

  4. ruby: Good job, Ruby! You figured it out! ;) Hehehe... Ah... Lucky you that your tummy was ready, not like mine and the others, especially at my table, we all famished! :P

  5. Well, look at you:) Now, you're getting invited to restaurants too!!! Your reviews are always so amazing, Selba. Someone should hire you to do reviews all around the world, lol...(especially in Pennsylvania:)

    Thank you so much for sharing...I do hope that Tiramisu was worth waiting for:)

  6. louise: thank you for you compliments, Louise :) I would love to visit Pennsylvania someday! Hope to visit again the USA soon!

  7. I'm intrigued by the "beetle juice." Why does it have that name?

  8. mica: It's because of the kiwi seeds and the color of the juice that looks like the beetle dots.

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  10. oh ternyata ini ya yg tadi dibahas ^^ heheheh ^^


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