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Mexican Food Extravaganza sizzles at Keraton at The Plaza

JAKARTA. Explore the flavors of Mexico from May 18 to June 2, 2013 at Bengawan on Level 7 at Keraton at The Plaza. Viva Mexico! – A Mexican Food Extravaganza brings sizzling flavors to Jakarta with special appearance by Chef Lamberto Valdez Lara.

Savor Chef Lamberto’s specialty dishes such as: Carne asada in achiote marinate, cooked medium, with roasted guajillo salsa, wild mushrooms and organically grown cherry tomatoes; Beef and Chicken Enchiladas; Tampiquena, beef filet mignon, with mole cheese enchilada, guacamole, poblano chile potato gratin; and Camarones al ajillo, perfectly cooked jumbo shrimp in a garlic, chipotle sauce. Selections of Potres (Mexican Desserts) are also available for your enjoyment. For Tequila lovers, enjoy the finest selections of classic tequila cocktails to accompany your dining.

The Mexican Food Extravaganza is available during Lunch and Dinner from May 18 to June 2, 2013. Priced at IDR 288.000 ++ per person for Lunch Buffet and IDR 995.000++ per person for Sunday Brunch inclusive of unlimited tequila cocktails, mojitos, margaritas, Billecart-Salmon champagne and wine, a sizzling Mexican à la carte menu is also available for both Lunch and Dinner. Bengawan restaurant transforms to an elegant dining room in the evening, where guests can enjoy specially prepared à la carte menu selections by Chef Lamberto, exquisitely paired with classic tequilas. Prices are subject to applicable service charge and government tax.

For more information and table reservation, please contact Bengawan at 62 21 5068 0000 or email at [email protected]


Chef Lamberto Valdez

Chef Lamberto Valdez’s culinary journey spans across 8 destinations in 5 countries over 25 years, where he professes culinary arts in both casual and upscale fine dining restaurants. Lamberto believes in using only the freshest local ingredients, and likes to keep the taste simple.

Lamberto grew up in the pacific coast of Acapulco, Mexico, where in between school and fishing, he did his apprenticeship in the legendary Princess Hotel of Acapulco. Lamberto’s culinary adventure brought him to the California coast where he explored San Francisco to San Diego in between surfing and cooking. His passion for cooking saw him rise from commis to executive levels at high-end resorts including Le Meridien, Marriot, and Sheraton. Lamberto has cooked for US President Bill Clinton, when serving as Executive Sous Chef at The Ritz Carlton Manalapan, Florida.

In 2003, Lamberto opened his own restaurant El Chamol at Lake Worth, FL, a 150-seat upscale modern Mexican Nuevo Cuisine fine dining restaurant where he was personally involved in the detailed planning of the restaurant concept, kitchen design and layout.

In 2009 & 2010, Lamberto was appointed executive sous chef at the fivestar diamond resort W Hotel, Doha, Qatar where he worked alongside world renowned three star Michelin Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, in setting-up and establishing two elegant concept restaurants. Lamberto has cooked for the Qatar Emir.

By 2011, Lamberto was promoted to Executive Chef, where he was selected by renowned three star Michelin Chef Alain Ducasse “Enterprise” to oversee the food operations at the first Mix concept restaurant by Alain Ducasse in Puerto Rico. Fluent in English, Spanish and French, Lamberto is presently the preopening Director of Culinary and Services at the upcoming Westin Ubud Resort & Spa.

About Bengawan

Located on the seventh level of the Keraton building, and named for the Javanese word for “river,” Bengawan is a spacious indoor-outdoor restaurant with lush, green foliage, soothing water features, and outdoor seating on the balcony with spectacular views of Jakarta below. Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including Sunday Brunch, Bengawan features a customized menu of both a la carte items and a sumptuous buffet accompanied by an extensive wine list with international labels. The menu utilizes fresh, local produce and seafood along with the highest quality of beef imported daily from Australia and the United States.


About The Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection® Hotel

Inspired by the Javanese word for “palace,” The Keraton at The Plaza is a distinct and intimate luxury hotel offering a unique, modern interpretation of the rich Indonesian culture.  Rising from the 8th to the 22nd floors of the Keraton building, The Keraton is ideally located in the heart of Jakarta on Jalan Thamrin, a prestigious address that includes embassies, corporate headquarters, museums and Jakarta’s high-end shopping and entertainment complex, Plaza Indonesia. 

The Keraton at The Plaza offers 140 spacious guest rooms and suites, including four sumptuous Keraton suites more than 135sqm each.  Ranging in size from 61 – 140sqm, each guest room and suite is a haven of Javanese luxury, offering an open floor design with spectacular views of downtown Jakarta through floor-to-ceiling windows.  With interior design by SCDA Singapore and the Burega Farnell, the sleek décor of The Keraton at The Plaza is inspired by the diversity of Indonesia’s geography and culture, with splashes of color, rich woods, and intricate Batik floral patterns. Artworks displayed throughout the hotel are commissioned to Hadiprana, a famous Indonesian interior designer.

About The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts

The Luxury Collection® is an ensemble of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories.  For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations.  Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location, a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures.  Magnificent décor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA brand as a collection of Europe’s most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble of more than 75 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world.  The Luxury Collection includes award-winning properties that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class while celebrating each hotel’s distinctive heritage and unique character.  All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as among the world’s finest.  For more information, please visit www.luxurycollection.com

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,134 properties in nearly 100 countries and 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com

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