To celebrate the new opening in Plaza Indonesia, some food bloggers and I were invited by Goorme.com 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:
I arrived together with JenzCorner. We were greeted by the Goorme.com 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.
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.
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
A quiz for getting a Nannini's voucher valued Rp. 200.000. Congratulations to The Gastronomy Aficionado's wife! :)
7.21 PMFinally 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. 50.000A 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.
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 :(
Nannini Cordon Bleu - Rp. 75.000
Tender chicken breast stuffed with smoked beef and cheddar cheese, served with potato fries and red wine gravy.
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.
The waiters brought a glass of Shangria to each table.
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.
Mascarpone mousse covered sponge cake drenched in Kahlua and Baileys.
The Operation Manager gave 2 more quizzes for the invitees and a closing speech.
The event ended.
Thank you for inviting me, Goorme.com! And, thanks for the menu tasting, Nannini!
All prices subjected to tax and service charge.
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
Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm