[NEW] Great Canadian Food with Chef Joan Monfaredi at C’s Steak Grand Hyatt

I’ve always wanted to visit Canada, but I’m not sure when will I get the opportunity to venture out to Canada. However, I heard that Canadian cuisine varies widely depending on the regions of the nation, it makes me curious! So, a few days ago, C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant located in Grand Hyatt Jakarta, held a special lunch to showcase the Great Canadian Food with Chef Joan Monfaredi, a professional Canadian chef who flew far away from Park Hyatt Toronto.

As we all know, C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant is known as one of the best restaurants in Jakarta which offers a selection of freshest seafood and prime steaks. And for a limited time, starting from 10-18 April 2017, Chef Joan Monfaredi will serve all diners with her special dishes at C’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant. Set in an outdoor dining area and a relaxing environment in which the sun comes through its ceiling, made both of us truly enjoyed the lunch experience

from the beginning, especially the food made by Chef Joan herself. As an entree, we shared the Beef Carpaccio, with fried brussel sprout leaves, braised cranberry, roasted chestnut crumbs, balsamic vinegar, and pink peppercorn. I was somewhat unhappy with the roasted chestnut, some of them way too hard to bite, but the thinly sliced beef was delish! Followed by a Seafood Chowder, served with a generous amount of seared wild pickerel, mussels, clams, lobster, fresh chervil, and cheddar tuile. I loved it! It was thick, creamy, full of flavor and comforting!

The next thing I know, one bite of the Live Canadian Lobster Thermidor made me in deep focus. It’s classically prepared with crustacean sauce, sauteed spinach, herbed chateau potatoes, and blistered grape tomatoes. Juicy, meaty, and it was deliciously sweet! Now take a closer look to the beef, they use Canadian beef which is served in 3 different ways. It consists of char-grilled fillet, braised shoulder, and pan-seared wagyu chuck tender, served with spiced vinegar sauce, red wine demi-glace, chive gremolata, herb butter, potato puree, chervil potato crisp, crunchy onion ring, and tomato and garlic chips. What makes it special about it is the Canadian beef is well marbled, so flavorful, and Chef Joan knew exactly what to do with this Canadian beef. The texture of the meat was very tender, and they are irresistible.

To finish our meal, we both tried the Citrus Sensation (lemon bar with toasted meringue) and Trio of Chocolate Mousse Quenelle which happened to be amazing as well. If you like the combination of sweet and sour in your dessert, I bet you’ll like the Citrus Sensation, because it’s also served with key lime semi-freddo cube, orange mango bavarian creme, crushed caramel pretzel, red berry coulis, and sugared mint. My top favorite was the chocolate mousse with black forest caramel sauce, and one with chilled sabayon. Nadia Bourely, a Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Jakarta, said that Canada tries to increase its presence in Indonesia and we can now find Canadian premium beef in Indonesia which available at several Hero supermarkets across Jakarta.

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C’s Steak and Seafood

4th Level of the Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Jalan M. H. Thamrin Kav. 28-30, Jakarta Pusat

Phone: +62 21 29921383

Opening Hours: 

Monday to Saturday: 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 22:30

Sunday: 11:30 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 22:30

Price Range: starts from IDR 30K 


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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