Thursday, January 17, 2013

Le Jardin - Moovina

Jardin is a french word for garden. That pretty much explains the interior concept of this restaurants. It brings the outside in very well with the plants, the wooden steps, white stones, rattan chairs, all the elements make us feel as we're in the garden, while we're actually in the 3rd floor of the mall. My biggest regret is that I came at night, and I got seated in the outdoor area, which is unfortunately not as beautiful as the inside, so I didn't get any picture of the interior. Surely I'll come again for lunch someday. For now, let's just go straight to the food and beverages.

Le Jardin offered various kind of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. We're not into the alcoholic drinks, so we ordered from their mocktail's selection. Mine was Sugarcane Mojito (IDR 45.000), while David ordered Lychee Crush (IDR 45.000). Nothing can go wrong with lychee, and the same goes for this one. The creamy combination of lychee and orange is making me wants to take another sip immediately. In the other hand, the sugarcane mojito is a refeshing combination of sugarcane, lime, mint, and soda. I usually feel that mint beverages taste like toothpaste, but this one actually doesn't.

For our main course, we decided only to share the Champagnarde Pizza (IDR 75.000), since we're not too hungry, and we're saving our belly for the famous dessert. Champagnarde Pizza was listed as the reccomended dish, it was a thin crusted italian pizza with ham, mushroom, egg, and mozzarella cheese as the topping. That was a very nice dish, only we felt that the ham is a little too salty.

The Cheesecake Souffle (IDR 55.000) is what got me curious about Le Jardin. It was served right from the oven, with raspberry sauce and butter cookies. I love cheesecake, but usually it feels too heavy to eat cheesecake after dinner. But this cheesecake souffle is offering the same taste, but with very light texture. Genius dish, I would say.

With the beautiful interior, delicious food and beverages, and great service, Le Jardin really deserves it's position as one of the hippest place in Jakarta right now. For me, that one visit is just not enough.

Le Jardin Moovina
Plaza Indonesia 3rd Flr. #119
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30
Central Jakarta
ph +62 (21) 2992 3999

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