It was around three years ago I’ve been wanting to go to Glass Brasserie by Luke Mangan. Unfortunately, I’ve never make it to Sydney. And when I heard He opens a restaurant in Singapore, I was pretty much curious yet haven’t make my time to pay a visit.
Suddenly, He did mention to open a restaurant here in Jakarta. I was extremely happy yet surprise at the same time. I’ve never imagine such a great well-known chef from overseas willing to expand the business here in Jakarta.
It’s all started when I watched Masterchef Australia and He appeared quite few times on the show. I immediately fall in love with his masterpiece and cooking technique. I finally manage to visit Salt Grill Jakarta.
Even though I couldn’t make it on the grand opening night when He came abroad on the kitchen, I was pretty happy and satisfied enough to try his signature dishes.
The Signature Sydney Crab Omelette flied directly from the land of Kangaroo to the heart of Jakarta. It’s the signature dish at all his restaurants. It was divine.
Who would have thought the pouring miso mustard broth could make such a great pairing. Once I cut through the omelette, the filling running out and a spoonful of heaven inside my mouth. Such a simple dish turns out has a massive layers of flavors.
Another outstanding dish was the Grilled Snapper with Olives, Capers, Tomatoes and Nut Brown Butter. It feels so Mediterranean. Playful earthy flavors paired well with succulent softy snapper.
That day was my first risotto experience too. I ordered the Pumpkin Risotto. The risotto was perfectly cooked, al dente, just firm and not mushy. It has rich flavor of the pumpkin and the cheese. Although I found it a bit too heavy for me.
Last but not least, it wouldn’t be a great experience without a dessert. I was very curious about the Famous Licorice Parfait, unfortunately they didn’t have it that day. It didn’t stop me to have a fabulous end of meal. The Passionfruit Cheesecake was unbelievable. The cake itself wasn’t that kicking in, but when you eat it together with the popsicle and the orange sorbet, I’ll guarantee you it will be your most memorable cheesecake experience ever. It’s popping in your mouth!
In addition to the delectable food, exceptional service, you’ll be astonished with the spectacular view of Jakarta, especially at sunset ‘til night.
Thank you Altitude, Luke Mangan, MJ and Daniel for the superblicious Salt!