Crio: when Chocolate Meets Dining

Crio: when Chocolate Meets Dining

Assorted bonbons

The new Menteng establishment offers top-notch one-stop dining experiences with a selection of fine chocolate creations, tapas, and locally inspired cocktails.

After honing his skills for 11 years in the United States, including working as a baker at the famous Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas and then later as sous chocolatier at FIKA NYC, Jakarta-born chef Richie Pratadaja came back to his homeland and has opened Crio. Under his expertise, Crio focuses on creating a one-stop experience where people can enjoy savory food, desserts, and bespoke cocktails.

Chef Richie Pratadaja

At Crio, Richie invites gourmands to enjoy various chocolate creations that range from chocolate bars to chocolate dragées to bonbons – which are the jewel at Crio. At his chocolate studio, where he created all his chocolates, customers can see through the glasses how the handcrafted chocolate bonbons are made to perfection with beautifully hand-painted designs, thin chocolate shells, and different layers of flavors.

CCC43: sous vide chicken breast 58C, potato fondant, crispy chicken skin, glazed vegetables, cashew and chocolate sauce

Crio also provides delightful savory dishes adopting a tapas-style format with various tapas dishes influenced by local and international flavors on the menu, while also offers main courses composed of mouthwatering dishes. All of the savory dishes are created by Richie, together with Chef de Cuisine William Cecario, a French trained chef who previously worked at Teatro Gastroteque, Bali and several high-profile hotels on the island including Aryaduta and Conrad.

Dining area

The elegant restaurant is also completed with a lavish bar serving locally inspired cocktails and a high-quality spirits selection helmed by Angling Darma as Head Mixologist. Before joining Crio, Angling did his time in Bali, including working at Room4Dessert in Ubud and Home by Chef Wayan in Pererenan. He is known for using herbs and spices from across the Indonesian archipelago in his works. The Bar also provides cocktail and bonbons pairings for an immersive drinking experience, with jazz and blues live band performances available every weekend to entertain patrons.

Crio desserts

Jalan Teuku Cik Ditiro No.43
T: (+62) 81210015969
IG: @crio_jkt