[NEW POST] Romantic France Dinner at Lyon Restaurant, Mandarin Oriental Jakarta

Lyon Restaurant has been known as a notable French restaurant located in the heart of Jakarta, in Mandarin Oriental Jakarta. The minimalist decor with checked floors, cane-back chairs, round tables and a subtle color scheme of ivory and wood tones create an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere for diners. As a high-class restaurant, they serve a wide variety of classic dishes from across France using fresh and seasonal ingredients and prepared according to traditional techniques. Romantic dinner set-up at Lyon Restaurant by Myfunfoodiary

They also have an impressive wine cellar that houses vintages from all over France and around the world. I took part in the #MINIpicnic program, a fun new program for a day prepared by Mandarin Oriental Jakarta where couples can experience an exclusive dinner at Lyon Restaurant, which included in this program. It was also a special night for me because my husband gave me a sweet surprise with a beautiful fresh flower bouquet and a customized gift card for my birthday. Yay!

Sweet Surprise from Beloved Husband at Lyon Restaurant by MyfunfoodiaryWhite Wine Ventisquero at Lyon Restaurant by Myfunfoodiary

Seared Sea Scallops

A tender seared Hokkaido scallop served with a delicate vegetable broth with Salicornes, which prepared by Lyon Restaurant makes this dish into an elegant appetizer before heading to the main course. The perfectly seared scallop tasted very delicious, soft, with a simple flavor yet superb! It also served with a scallop mousse with crispy buckwheat bread on both sides.

Seared Sea Scallops at Lyon Restaurant by Myfunfoodiary

Escalope of Foie Gras from Les Landes

Foie Gras has always been my favorite dish whenever I come to a French restaurant. Lyon Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel presents a beautiful composition of duck breast with the sweetness of mandarin pulpe, mixed with the sweet and sour of the citrus. It was a really delicious starter to please our taste buds!

Escalope Foie Gras at Lyon Restaurant by Myfunfoodiary

Butter-Poached Lobster with Casseroled Green Peas

I love lobster, and the butter poaching technique loads the flavor of butter into the lobster. It was sweet, mild, yet firm but still delicate and not chewy. A combination of basil oil, rice cream, fresh raspberry and apple confit made the lobster taste even more delicious especially when we mixed them together.

Butter-Poached Lobster at Lyon Restaurant by Myfunfoodiary

Sole Fillet Au Naturel with Bone Marrow

I have never tried a very mild and wonderful fish like the one I ate in Lyon Restaurant that night. Dover Sole turned out to be a very expensive fish from the Pacific, a premium quality of white fish at a cost nearly 1 million Rupiah per serving. Oh my gosh! The fish’s delicate flavor wonderfully balanced by braised celeriac, and genevoise sauce, which made from a combination of brown sauce and red wine sauce. It was truly another excellent dish at Lyon Restaurant.

Sole Fillet Au Naturel at Lyon Restaurant by Myfunfoodiary

Free-Range Chicken on the Bone Roasted with Spring Lettuces

A small portion of roasted chicken cooked to perfection until very tender. It was served with spring lettuces, and the grilled onion emulsion added a great flavor. The chicken meat simply melted in my mouth, very juicy and tasty!

Free Range Chicken at Lyon Restaurant by MyfunfoodiaryRoasted Chicken at Lyon Restaurant by Myfunfoodiary

Roasted Farmed Fillet of Beef with Mushroom Macaroni and Herbs Jus

I would say this was a sample of a little bit of luxury from a perfect tender cut of beef. Chef Thierry Le Queau, Executive Chef at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Jakarta, has selected a high-quality beef and beautifully served it with mushroom macaroni and herb juice dressing. The beef was cooked medium, but if you don’t like medium cooked, remember that you can always request them to cook it more or less to your preference. It’s best to eat the beef with the best red wine, for example, Cotes Du Rhone Red Wine.

Roasted Farmed Fillet Beef at Lyon Restaurant by Myfunfoodiary

Bendigo Fields Farm's Lamb Saddle

Another luxury we found on a plate of succulent, pink, juicy, medium rare saddle of the lamb sprinkled with black lemon, and gnocchi in goat milk. We were pleased how simple it looked, but also how lovely it tasted. Tasty and flavorful!

Bendigo Fields Farm Lamb Saddle at Lyon Restaurant by Myfunfoodiary

At the end of our meal, Chef Thierry came out with a beautiful piece of Raspberry Sable Tart served with rose jelly and white chocolate mousse. And last but not least, Oven Preserved Apple Grand Mere, which consists of slices fresh apple in a slightly sour yet sweet at the same time, “Gavotte” with artisanal hydromel and buckwheat ice cream. Both desserts tasted wonderful, and I would recommend you to try it.

Raspberry Sable Tart with Rose Jelly and White Chocolate Mousse

Raspberry Sable Tart at Lyon Restaurant by Myfunfoodiary

Oven Preserved Apple Grand Mere "Gavotte" with Artisanal Hydromel

Oven Preserved Apple Grand Mere at Lyon Restaurant by Myfunfoodiary

Overall from our experience, both of us had a wonderful evening with great service and all dishes were prepared by Chef Thierry at Lyon Restaurant to their finest. We were treated as if we were royals during the #MINIpicnic program for a day at Mandarin Oriental Jakarta. Everything we ate was fresh and tasty. You must visit this restaurant when you’re in Jakarta or whenever you look for a great French Cuisine in Jakarta. Thank you, Lyon Restaurant and Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, for a wonderful and unforgettable romantic dinner experience. Talking about French, I’ve joined the 360 ° Savings at Bank OCBC NISP and now I want to add to the balance of savings so I can get more opportunity to win a trip to Paris. For those of you who also want to join the Tanda Funtastrip Program, click here to join.

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Lyon Restaurant
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta, Jl. MH. Thamrin, Jakarta 10310
Phone: +62 (21) 2993 8824
Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11:30am – 2pm (Mon – Fri)
Dinner: 6 – 10.30pm
Brunch: 11.30 – 2.30pm (Saturday)
Price Range: A minimum of Rp. 1.000.000,– for two persons
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Author: myfunfoodiary

Myfunfoodiary as Indonesian Food and Travel Blog was born in July 2012 and has become one of the valuable online source for locals, tourists, food enthusiasts and industry professionals. It is a Jakarta based Food and Travel Blog managed by Mullie Marlina, a young, lovely, cheerful and blessed wife who loves to share her culinary and travel experiences through her writing. You’ll find her honest reviews, valuable suggestions, objective ratings and recommendation of eateries in Jakarta and selected cities in Indonesia and abroad. Her curated restaurant reviews are based on her meticulous inquiries and her rich dining experience in various restaurants in Jakarta. She has also traveled to different cities and countries where she finds interesting and inspiring dishes, cuisines and excellent dining ambience which she also included in the list. From recommendations, restaurant experiences, events, travel destinations, and recipes, readers will find anything food related in this website. She would really appreciate your feedback, and would love to hear about any suggestions, events regarding food, or just to drop in to say “Hi”. Again, thank you so much for dropping by, and she hopes you enjoy reading her journal. Thank you so much for all your supports! God bless you! ^_^

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