18 Maret 2015

CAFFE MILANO - GRAND INDONESIA, Jakarta

Looks like Union Group had a "Speedy Gonzales" mode regarding opening a restaurant. Because not so long after the hype of UNION DELI and BENEDICT, they already open a new restaurant with a Milan vintage look called CAFFE MILANO.

*Photo credit to Aline Foolosophy
Placed at East Mall of Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, Caffe Milano offer an Italian menu that look so tempting. Split into two area, non smoking area, where we can find an attractive bar and open kitchen with vintage and chic look dining area. Meanwhile the outdoor area more look like a terrace where there's a green plant on the side to make it more cool. But taking picture here so damn tricky. If you look at the bright yellow canopy. It makes my pictures looked yellowish. I have to wait for the sun down or gloomy to get a pictures.


Like I told you earlier that Caffe Milano served many various kind of Italian food that separate in Antipasti, Pasta, Secondi (Main Course), Pizza and Dolci (Dessert). A bit curious what to choose. Italian dishes that cook by the brilliant Chef named Luca Pezzera.


COMPLIMENTARY BREAD 
OMG! This complimentary bread not like other complimentary bread I ever had. This one is so damn yummy. With a crust outside a swirl beef inside make this bread so extra ordinary. Inside of the bread is so moist and soft. I got this complimentary bread on my 2nd visit. On my 1st visit, me and my friend didn't get any ;( . I paired this bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar that finely served in every table. Those olive oil and balsamic vinegar taste is so good. Savory with a little hint of tangy and sweet. What a perfect combination. I think I'm going to find it in some supermarket.


PIZZE


MILANO PIZZA - IDR 115.000 NON HALAL
Porcini Mushroom, Pancetta, Egg, Parmigiano Reggiano
Because I'm not eating pork, so I asked to the served to substitute it to the beef instead of pancetta. I like the dough. It Italian signature with thin crust pizza and still have a soft texture in the middle. But I'm not a fan of the sauce. I think there's something missing that make it not to kick. Topped with runny egg.


FUNGHI - IDR 135.000
Assorted Mushrooms, Truffle Oil
Love this Funghi Pizza so much. It so fragrant with a generous amount of mozzarella cheese and assorted mushrooms. The sauce more tasty, and the adding of truffle oil make it more scrumptious. I suggested you to drizzled a bit of olive oil that serve on the table to get more savory taste. It so delish y'll!!

PASTA


LINGUINE with VEAL RAGOUT  - IDR 125.000
and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Our pasta choice come to this Linguine pasta. It executed very well. So al-dente and not overcooked. With a combination of generous amount of Veal with ragout sauce with a hint of tangy taste from the sun-dried tomatoes. This one is one of the pasta that you should order! 


HOMEMADE ANGEL HAIR with BLACK TRUFFLES - IDR 175.000
In Light Butter Sauce
What a surprise when Chef Luca came to our table and offered us one of their signature Angel hair Pasta. I'm so flattered Sir! *hug. Angel hair pasta texture is like spaghetti but thinner. It cooked al-dente with a creamy light butter sauce. The sauce not too overwhelmed and it balanced well with the truffle oil. It so fragrant and hell delicious. Topped with the shredded black truffle mushroom that even more rocks the bowl of this angel hair. If you think this pasta is too pricey, then you should consider the black tuffle that served on top. Super Love!

DOLCI (DESSERT)


VANILLA PANNA COTTA - IDR 65.000
with Strawberry and Citrus Salad
I love the simplicity yet pretty of this panna cotta. So smooth and soft. The taste is not too milky. Like the strawberry compote too. Its sour, tangy and become a good combination for the panna cotta. Topped with citrus to make it more fresh.


CANNOLI SICILIANI - IDR 70.000
Ricotta Cream with Chocolate Chips In a Crispy Pastry Shell
Ricotta Cream that combine with pistachio nut  mixed with chocolate chip as a filling. What I like about this filling is the fact that the taste is not too sweet. But the shell pastry not my favorite. It's too floury. And the shape not too pretty too.


TIRAMISU TRADIZIONALE - IDR 80.000
This tiramisu is the winner for the dessert today. It so so smooth, soft and melted in your mouth right away. With a combination of lady finger that already soak well into the liqueur. But the liquer not too over powering. It so blend well with the mascarpone. So scrumptious.

After I visited Caffe Milano twice in a row, I feel this restaurant is so promising. The food that they served really capturing the Italian cooking. Even though the food choice is  not too wide and perhaps you already familiar with it, but what they serve is really good. And also the service is excellent. Really informative and helpful. Even they bother to remind us about the pork menu when they know that we don't eat pork.  Friendly not snob like the usual typical fine dining. I still willwant to comeback for their mains some other times.

Congratulation on your opening & Good Luck!

Caffe Milano  
Central Dept. Store Ground Floor, 
Grand Indonesia Shopping Town
Jalan M.H. Thamrin No. 1 Jakarta Pusat 10350  
021 - 2358 0638 Opening Hours: 10 AM - 2 PM  
Pricing: IDR 500k for two Food starts from IDR 85k - IDR 300k
Drinks (cocktails) from IDR 100k - IDR 200k  
Dresscode: sporty casual  
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