Pamper your senses with Oso Ristorante Indonesia’s leisurely Italian fine dining
An elegant, stately ambience with warm, unobtrusive service awaits discerning diners at Oso Ristorante Indonesia, the newly unveiled addition to Altitude at The Plaza’s superb restaurants. Initially established in Singapore in 2004, where it has won numerous awards, Jakarta’s gourmands can now indulge their palates with this fine authentic fare.
The elaborate stucco wall panels, glittering chandeliers, heavy white tablecloths and fine china immediately set the scene, while the news of Oso’s dedicated, temperature-controlled cheese chamber, in addition to its own dry-aging meat lockers and a wine list that includes 200 wine labels from 60 different regions in Italy, as well as classic Italian liqueurs and Italian cocktails show that Oso takes dining very seriously.
The menu is extensive, with a focus on Puglia’s seafood specialties – wild-caught fresh fish are kept in Oso’s fish tanks – while all the dishes are crafted using carefully sourced, seasonal, sustainable produce that prioritises the farm-to-table concept. For Executive Chef Nazario Orlando, cooking is his passion and art, and his aim is to present the soul of Italian food in a way that is beautiful to behold and memorable to taste.
For those overwhelmed by the choice, there is a stunning five-course set menu that includes ravioli foie gras with 24 karat gold dust and truffle, as well as wagyu beef cheek on soft truffle polenta – fitting for any celebration. If you prefer to peruse the menu, the choices range from charcuterie to burratino, spicy lobster bisque to uni crab burrata pizza, classic pizzas, house-made pasta and risotto to a selection of fresh fish, fine imported meats and grilled steaks with sides.
Whatever your choice, a mixed cheese plate at Oso Ristorante Indonesia is unique to the city. The cheeses in the chamber change depending on availability and are maintained in the best conditions to achieve exquisite aging. The tantalising collection includes treasures like Sottocenere, a semi-firm cheese studded with truffles that is aged in a rind of ash and spices that evokes delicate aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg. Pecorinon Sardo, Taleggio and Caciocavallo di grotto are other rare delights that you may be lucky enough to find on your visit. Delightful desserts, including Chef Nazario’s tiramisu, and digestifs close out the menu of what is sure to be a meal that lingers in the memory.
Naturally, the festive season is celebrated in style at Oso Ristorante Indonesia and a five-course Christmas menu will present truffle potato soup, salmon carpaccio, black ravioli filled with goat cheese and pistachio with 24 karat gold dust and fresh truffles, venison strew or baked swordfish, and wraps up with a traditional panettone with rhum raisin gelato and vanilla custard for a truly Italian celebration.