When Jakarta Meets Korea 

Korea’s 2 Michelin-Starred Chef and No. 1 Mixologist are coming to Fairmont Jakarta 

Fairmont Jakarta is thrilled to announce the return of its annual signature event series, “When Jakarta Meets,” with a focus on Korea this year. From 18 to 24 September 2023, food lovers can indulge in four signature dining experiences helmed by Korea’s most acclaimed chefs.

The line-up includes a Two Michelin-starred Chef from Soigne in Seoul, award-winning Bartender, Demie Kim of ZEST Bar, who is ranked No.5 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars, and esteemed chefs from Fairmont Ambassador Seoul. 

From fine-dining dinner at VIEW Steak Bar, Korean-inspired Afternoon Tea at Peacock Lounge, to a special takeover at BAR ON G and Korean food festival at Spectrum’s famous buffet – there is plenty for all to explore.

This year’s When Jakarta Meets Korea is selected to celebrate the 50th anniversary of bilateral relationship between Indonesia and South Korea, and also to embrace the growing enthusiasm for Korean culture in Jakarta. 

“We are thrilled to bring back our signature ‘When Jakarta Meets’ event series and showcase the rich culinary heritage of Korea,” said Carlos Monterde, Fairmont Jakarta’s General Manager. “This year’s lineup of events promises to be a tantalizing journey for food and beverage enthusiasts, and we look forward to welcoming guests to experience the best of Korean cuisine and hospitality.” 

Korean Gastronomic Dinner by Soigné – 2 Michelin Stars 

Fairmont Jakarta’s restaurant, VIEW will present a Korean Gastronomic Dinner by Chef Jun Lee of Soigné Restaurant, a 2-star Michelin Restaurant in Seoul. Chef Jun Lee’s cooking style reflects his vast international experiences by infusing American and European technique and flavour into the structure of Korean cuisine.

One of the highlighted dishes is the Seorae Escargot that blends in the unique flavours of the East and the West, while at the same time introducing the familiar taste of a Korean dish. This particular dish has been on Soigné’s menu for 9 years.

During his time at Fairmont Jakarta, guest can experience a 9-course degustation menu featuring delicacies such as Lobster with Bamboo Shoot, Sesame Oil, Perilla Seed Milk and Scallion Shoot; Abalone with Seaweed Beurre Blanc; Cognac Steamed Stuffed Chicken Breast as well as Charcoal Grilled Beef Sirloin, amongst others. This exclusive dinner is available from 21 to 23 September 2023, at IDR 3,000,000 ++ per person. 

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