Jakarta has a lot of new restaurants lately. It's even impossible for me to try them all in a month. That's why I am so excited to try new restaurant, because it means one more material to publish in this blog. lol. Anyway, this time I went Otel Lobby. Yup, the most hip new comer in Jakarta. Many people talking about it. Never hear any disappointment about it, I thought I should make a visit as soon as I could.
Located in one of biggest business area in Jakarta, Otel Lobby easily climbing their name up into the list of 'must-try' restaurants. The signage reminds me about classic hotel which usually found in classic movie. When you enter the door, you'll find a hotel lobby. Literally, hotel lobby. Yes, I lied, it's not a hotel lobby, it's only hotel lobby-look-alike, complete with all hotel lobby decoration. There's a front desk where you can ask for tables. If you feel like going to the bar, it will be right on your left. if you feel like having dinner or lunch, your table will be in right area. The dim light, actually it was almost dark, made me harder to take much pictures even tough I went there in the afternoon.
Beef Wellington - 135K IDR. The size was not too big, approximately as big as my fist. But the taste spoke louder than its size. I got nothing to complain. The pastry outside was crispy, the beef was tender, juicy, and perfectly half-done. The sauce was light enough to balance the high tensed wellington.
Lemon & Pear Souffle - 35K IDR. I am a souffle adorer. So I decided to order one. This time, I chose lemon & pear souffle, as this was my first time saw this kind of souffle on the menu. Unfortunately it was too runny. Away from my expectation and imagination that souffle is thick and rich. Anyway, i couldn't find any hint of lemon, maybe it was not a main ingredients, but why they put it as the name. There's the sauce which I found hints of vanilla and ginger. Yup, ginger to be combined with souffle. Yes, this was my first time seeing this too. Well, it was not that bad. It was pretty nice anyway. But I just prefer chocolate souffle, a safe choice, which they do not have.