A veritable feast of innovative dishes that honour farmers and food artisans while tempting every gourmand presented in a warm and elegant setting.
At PASOLA, the international all-day restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, in the heart of Jakarta’s most prestigious business district, the wonders of Indonesia’s rich farming bounty are turned into delectable culinary creations to tempt all palates.
The inspiration behind the dishes at PASOLA is Indonesia’s unmatchable variety of local ingredients and its multitude of herbs and spices, from the delicate spiciness of torch ginger to fragrant pandan leaves and beyond, as well as the dizzying array of local dishes found from one end of the archipelago to the other. The name is derived from a Sumbanese ceremony expressing gratitude for the harvest and the talented chefs have applied their vast expertise in cuisines from across the world and applied them to create a menu that truly honours Indonesia’s local farmers and food artisans.
The exquisite grazing portions on the lunch and dinner buffets are regularly refreshed under the eagle eye of Executive Chef Sean Macdougall to maintain their freshness and are as much a feast for the eyes as they are for the taste buds. Surprises abound with the use of local ingredients providing an imaginative twist – think purple potatoes alongside barley in a green bean salad, cashew balsamic dressing on beetroot and feta cheese tart, barramundi curried and served in martabak or grilled with a dabu-dabu sauce, lobster spring rolls, rendang arancini and prawn tempura in a black sesame batter, while for dessert the rich Bali chocolate ganache with torch ginger infuse and the klapertaart éclairs cannot be beaten.
The 60-seat restaurant benefits from large windows overlooking the city and décor that continues the nature and harvest theme with lotus leaf motifs and rustic earthenware, while still retaining that unmistakable Ritz-Carlton elegance. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it also serves an excellent à la carte menu and Sunday brunch. The brunch is enlivened with live music and additional culinary treats especially crafted by the chefs.
Three private dining rooms add to PASOLA’s attractiveness for social engagements, including business meetings and private gatherings, while the lounge and bar are ideal for light meals, daytime drinks, evening cocktails and cigars. The bartenders also uphold the respect for local ingredients with creations such as the refreshing signature P-AN D-AN.
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place,
Sudirman Central Business District (SCBD)
Jalan Jend. Sudirman
Jakarta Pusat 12190, Indonesia