27 Desember 2013

Cimory Riverside - with Bloggers mates

A view weeks ago, I've got an invitation to join filed trip to Cimory Riverside. I'm so excited eventhough I've been there before. I'm so excited because I'm going to go there with my 2 crazy mates Hans and Aline and also others bloggers from Openrice. I already imagine how crazy our trip would be.

First we met at FX Mall and together goes to Cimory using bus that already prepare by Openrice for us. Plan leaving Jakarta at 8 and have to be late because there's someone who came late.

This is my 2nd visit to Cimory Riverside. Read also about my 1st visit Cimory Riverside

Actually Cimory Riverside not too far from Jakarta. Only 2 hours if not face the worst traffic. And finally after face a bit traffic and the driver who missed the placed for 2km, we arrived at Cimory Riverside. It so good smell the mountain air. Eventhough it not that cold.


I like the theme of Cimory. Cow is everywhere... And they place it right. So it look so cool and cute. Like that bars and path above. I want that in my cribs. The atmosphere from Cimory Riverside is so earthy. They use many wooden elements. the concept of the restaurant also open space. So we really can enjoy the sun an the air outside.


Since the entrance we can see more and more cows. You will greet by their Cow's mascot. It so cute and fatty. Beside the big cows, Cimory Riverside have a lot cows miniature that I want to grab'em all.


Entering the restaurant area, we can feel more the earthy atmosphere. Iy f you seat in their balcony, you see the river view and the green path. It so gorgeous.

 

 
After we seated in one private area but still in open space, we greet by Cimory Riverside's Public Relation, Indesa. To bad the owner was sick that day, so he can't join us. Since it's already lunch time, so they offer us to choose our lunch. They gave us 4 signature dish menu from Cimory, Ring Kanzler Sausage, Chicken Cordon Bleu and Nasi Goreng Chicken. So since I came here with  my 2 other crazy mates, so we ordered a different menu each so we can taste it all.

CHICKEN CORDON BLEU - IDR 44,900
The taste from this Chicken Cordon Bleu is pretty decent. A thick yet tender chicken covered with  crispy breadcrumb is worth to try. The golden brown appearance really looked tempting. When we cut into two, we can see the melted cheese came out from the chicken. But too bad the smoke beef was not too much. Just a little pieces. So it a bit covered by the cheese. This Cordon Bleu Chicken served with salad and potato wedges that we can change with french fries.

RING KANZLER SAUSAGE - IDR 43,900
Sausage from Cimory shaped like horseshoe. It so moist and taste a bit smokey. Served with potato wedges and salad. To make it more tasty, dipped it in barbeque sauce. The taste is sour and sweet. A bit tangy. It give more flavor to the sausage.

Read also about this Ring Kanzler Sausage here: Cimory Riverside

NASI GORENG CHICKEN WING - IDR 32,500
For the rice menu, we served with Chicken Wing fried rice. The taste was a bit sweet and savory. The rice was a bit oily but it cooked right. Not too soggy and not too hard either. It served with 4 pieces of chicken wings and chips (kerupuk).

Blueberry & Strawberry Yoghurt
For drink, we ordered this signature drink from Cimory which are Blueberry & Strawberry Yoghurt. For me, I prefer the strawberry one. Because the strawberry more dominated than the blueberry. Blueberry just like lost a bit of it taste. Dunno because it too much blend with ice or what. But both of the taste is sour. It good for a hot day and after eating something sweet.

After having lunch, we went to 3rd Floor where we heard about Cimory and Chocomory history. It presented by Indesa, the Public Relation. I still wish I could hear from the owner himself about his journey to find a great chocolate around the world, specially in Chocolate icon country, Belgia.

CHOCOLATE MAKING
Here's what I've been waiting for. We allowed to make our own chocolate bar. Yeeaaii.... Entering the room, the air a bit hot here. No wonder, because they no put the air conditioner here. It meant to be to keep the quality and the consistency of the chocolate.

In here chocolate is process until get the right consistency
Before we making chocolate of our own, first we've been thought how to make it. What we're going to make is a chocolate bar with peanuts chunk in it.

Chef presented how to mold a chocolate
Tools & Ingredients for chocolate making

Left: Spread the chocolate into mold the sprinkle it with peanuts chunk
Right: Covered it again with melted chocolate & make sure no bubbles in it.
Voila! This is it... Chocolate Bar Ala Me...
SHOPPING
A trip no complete without shopping time. Shopping this time is about chocolate. Still in one area with the restaurant & factory, Chocomory is a heaven for a chocolate love. For me this quiet exciting to visit again this store. So many choice of chocolate that we can grab. And now they have the green tea back. yeeaaii... On my last visit, they run out the green tea.


Souvenir Shop
Thanks so much for the goodie bag
Overall, is always a good time and experience back here to Cimory and Chocomory. I can say this one is one stop shopping. Really great escape from a hectic routine.

Cimory Riverside
Jl. Raya Puncak 415
Cisarua - Bogor
Phone : 0812-1240-7500
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CIMORY RIVERSIDE - Escape for Lunch

In one Sunday lazy morning me and hubby think something different for lunch. Because I'm too lazy to cook, I asked him to go out  for lunch. And suddenly just cross in my mind about Cimory. I heard about Cimory for couple times, but I never get chance to go there. So here we are at Cimory for lunch


We sat in outside area. So we can see the beautiful view of a river next to the restaurant. They also have a big green yard that really spoiled my eyes.


Before we decide about the menu, I already PingPingPing my mates Yenny and Soya . And I'm preety curious with their Sausage. The shape is very long...


APPETIZER

Indotofu Seaweed (6pcs) - IDR 29.500
Crispy deep fried tofu with seaweed. The tofu is so smooth. And it served hot. What I like is, the tofu taste not too salty. So it a good start before main course.

MAIN COURSE

Paket Iga Bakar Komplit - IDR 47.500
Maybe the presentation is not too pretty. But this blackpepper ribs is worth to try. A very tender blackpepper ribs served warm along with rice and melinjo chips. I like the consistency of the seasoning. It soak reall well into the ribs.

 
Ring Kanzler Sausage - IDR 43.900
This is the menu that I've got from my blog's mate like I mentioned earlier. Curious with sausage that have shape like horseshoe.  I can smell the smokey flavor from the sausage. It taste pretty good. Served with barbeque sauce that have taste sweet and savory make the sausage taste more good. And don't forget the side dish, which are the potato wedges that have smooth inside and still crispy outside and also the cheese crackers. Worth to try in in a relax time.

Suddenly rain was coming down when we enjoyed our lunch. And the weather became so much cold. So we think to have something to warm us. 

Wedang Ronde
Chewy mochi filled with peanuts. It has the balance texture. I like the taste of the peanuts. To bad the ginger soup is not hot. In fact,  it a bit cold. It would be great if it's served hot. It could more pop out the ginger taste.


In Cimory, beside the restaurant itself, there's also store that sell many Cimory product like sausage, chips, candy, mayonnaise, Yoghurt etc. I bought many things from this store. from spinach chips, sausage, mayonnaise etc. hehhe... a housewife typical.

Me and hubby like a possessed people when we see a lots of chocolates in front of us. We are the chocolate addict so damn much. Entering the Chocomory, a chocolate store that placed next to the restaurant make me overwhelmed. Confused what to choose. It's just like I want to grab it all. But then again, based on my mates preference, I bought a almond chocolate, little chocolates and that cute Chocomory mascot, the round chocolate that so good to cuddle.


At the end, we really have so much fun here. Many activities we can do here. I bet kids gonna love visit Cimory. Next time, I'll be back here with my family.

Cimory Riverside
Jl. Raya Puncak 415
Cisarua - Bogor
Phone : 0812-1240-7500
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18 Desember 2013

KRONUT at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Cake Shop


Actually this one is a very very late post. But since I can't stand to hold this in my folder, so I still want to post it anyway.

In one nice afternoon, me and hubby suddenly want something sweet. And then I remember, in one of my mate blog, I found Kronut review in Mandarin Oriental Hotel Cake Shop. So me & hubby straight heading to MO Cakeshop. Since we just need to blink from our office in Imam Bonjol, Thamrin area.


MO CakeShoop placed inside the Cinnamon Restaurant. You'll find a yummy and pretty cakes in their display. From tiny lil' cake to whole cake that look tempting. But this time, we only want to snacking on their Kronut. This just because I suddenly mouthwatering see it in one my blog's mate.


MO Cake Shop named their cronut with cronut. Kronut is a croissant donut. It has shape like donut but taste like croissant. With a fatty and crunchy layer, Kronut MO Cakeshop is really have to try. To get your Kronut, just call them and make reservation. No minimum order. Even if you only want to buy one, they still serve you happily.

Vanilla Kronut - IDR 33.000 ++

Vanilla Cream Kronut taste so yummy. It so melted in your mouth. The vanilla cream is not too overpowering, so it taste not too sweet and not leaving weird taste after eating it. Beside on top of the Kronut, we also can find the vanilla cream In the middle of the Kronut. Almond give it more crunchy texture.

Chocolate Kronut - IDR 33.000 ++
Chocolate Cream Kronut from MO Cakeshop is another choice of Kronut that you can choose. When you slice the the Kronut we can see the generous amount of the chocolate cream. The texture is not too thick. It has a good texture. But it too sweet for my liking. Specially mixed with the sliced chocolate as the topping. So, I end of only eat the Kronut and the topping.

I told you before that actually this is a late post aight. So, this chocolate Kronut is no longer available in MO Cakeshop. They replace it with Christmas Edition with ginger taste in it. Looks like MO Cakeshop want to make many kind and taste of Kronut so customer wont get bored.

Vanilla Bourbon TWG
To balance the Kronut, so I ordered with this comfort Vanilla Bourbon from TWG. Served hot in a fancy tea pot it so nice to pair it with Kronut.

Strawberry Milkshake
My hubby is always be a number one sweet tooth fans. So, he order this milkshake to accompany his Kronut. This quite good. It has the right thickness.

Like I mentioned earlier, don't forget to call one day before if you want your Kronut. And make sure that you arrive right on-time. So you'll get the fresh Kronut. Considering this Kronut only can stand within 6 hours, so you better not keeping it too long. As for me, no need 10minutes to eat this yummy Kronut.

The Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop


Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Jl. M.H Thamrin PO BOX 3392, Jakarta 10310

(021) 2993 8823
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