Modern Mexican Kitchen At Keraton At The Plaza, A Luxury Collection® Hotel

April 05, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
April 5, 2014 - Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta, is pleased to announce the launch of Chef Lamberto's Modern Mexican Kitchen. The new food experience will be available from March 20, 2014 at the hotel's dining venue on the seventh floor. Prominently situated in the business district on Jalan Thamrin, Keraton at The Plaza is connected to Plaza Indonesia, Jakarta's most luxurious shopping and entertainment complex.

Chef Lamberto Valdez Lara, the culinary director of Keraton at The Plaza, one of the finest luxury hotels in Indonesia is the mastermind behind the new modern Mexican food experience at the hotel. He comments, "I am extremely excited to launch a modern interpretation of the finest and most popular dishes from my country, which I am confident that guests at Keraton at the Plaza and local residents here in Jakarta will share my passion when they come and experience the new menu."

Using premium ingredients, Chef Lamberto creates a menu that is different yet familiar to the Indonesian palette. Popular menu items such as tacos, enchiladas, burritos and fajitas are paired with unique ingredients such as grilled nopal (grilled cactus), lengua (slow cooked beef tongue) and huitlacoche (corn fungus). Chef Lamberto also uses custom made cookery, such as the tortillera (tortilla press) to make his own tortilla from fresh masa (corn dough) and flour dough.

As a true believer of the farm-to-table approach, Chef Lamberto is determined to use local produce where possible, personally selecting the freshest and finest produce that Indonesia has to offer, including working with local farmers to harvest the epazote, cactus and numerous types of chillis.

Chef Lamberto's Modern Mexican Menu will be available daily from 12pm to 3pm for lunch and 6pm to 10.30pm for dinner. A three course lunch set menu is available in the weekdays for IDR 150.000 net per person, while a three course dinner à la carte menu starts from IDR 355.000.

About Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection® Hotel
Inspired by the Javanese word for "palace," Keraton at The Plaza is a distinct and intimate luxury hotel offering a unique, modern interpretation of the rich Indonesian culture. Rising from the 8th to the 22nd floors of the Keraton building, Keraton at The Plaza is ideally located in the heart of Jakarta on Jalan Thamrin, a prestigious address that includes embassies, corporate headquarters, museums and Jakarta's high-end shopping and entertainment complex, Plaza Indonesia. Keraton at The Plaza offers 140 spacious guest rooms and suites, including four sumptuous Keraton suites more than 135sqm each. Ranging in size from 61 140sqm, each guest room and suite is a haven of Javanese luxury, offering an open floor design with spectacular views of downtown Jakarta through floor-to-ceiling windows. With interior design by SCDA Singapore and the Burega Farnell, the sleek décor of Keraton at The Plaza is inspired by the diversity of Indonesia's geography and culture, with splashes of color, rich woods, and intricate Batik floral patterns. Artworks displayed throughout the hotel are commissioned to Hadiprana, a famous Indonesian interior designer.

About The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts
The Luxury Collection® is a collection of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world's most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination's indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent decor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA brand as a collection of Europe's most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble of more than 85 of the world's finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world. The Luxury Collection includes award-winning properties that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class while celebrating each hotel's distinctive heritage and unique character. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world's finest. For more information, please visit

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