GIA Restaurant & Bar

Sunday, September 06, 2015 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

This is definitely the best restaurants Ismaya group have ever made according to the taste of the food. It has its own lobby at Sampoerna Strategic Square and it has luxurious, high end, romantic, classic vibe to it. They have a private rooms upstairs to accommodate special events. 

It was yummy from the very beginning to the very end. I came here recommended strongly by a friend and he was right. We start with Portobello - grilled portobello mushroom, truffle parmesan fondue, swiss chard, aged balsamic (Rp 115.000,00) and it was delicious, light and refreshing. This is not a regular mushroom dish.

Ricci - air flown sea urchin, spaghetti pasta, caviar, pork cracker, egg yolk soil (Rp 250.000,00), you can add sea urchin for Rp 150.000,00. This dish was to die for! Still dreaming about it. The pasta made perfectly, the sea urchin, egg yolk and caviar mixtures was sticky, thick, rich, full of flavours and the pork cracker adds a crunchy texture to the whole dish.

Tagliata - 250 gm char grilled 'stockyard' sirloin, veal jus, mashed potatoes, arugula (Rp 350.000,00), the beef was soft and very easy to chew, full of flavours, mash potatoes was soft and creamy. One of the best steak dish in it's ranges in Jakarta for sure.

Pancetta - crispy pork belly, chickpeas puree, sweet & sour onion, arugula, aged balsamic (Rp 55.000,00). This was good and crispy but completely over shadows but the other dishes of the night.

Panna "poco" cotta - soft vanilla and rhum panna cotta with orange salted caramel and cinnamon cookies served with vanilla ice cream (Rp 75.000,00). This is the fist time I tasted panna cotta with rhum and it certainly was delicious, as well as refreshing with the orange component to it. Definitely recommended. 

The staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about their products. They also have a good collection of Australian moscato. Reservations are recommended.

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GIA Restaurant & Bar
Sampoerna Strategic Square, Ground Level
Jln Jendral Sudirman Kav 45-46
Setiabudi, Jakarta.