Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Marvelous Seven (@JCF_2010 Food Blogger's Dinner)

It was around this hour yesterday, me and 32 other bloggers had the privilege to delight in 7-course dinner from amazing line up of topnotch chefs. Gracias Goorme.com and Ismaya for the invites and for arranging such a wonderful event. Not just solid food, we were feed with interesting insights on foodphotography and food reviewing, both from the experts in their field as well. However, on this post, I just want to relive that night once again with you beautiful readers, as I go through the photos and the menu.

In order of appearance:
1# Cold Appetizer // Balinese Chicken Salad with Coconut Vegetables and Sambal Matah
By Fahmi Widarte (Corporate Chef of Rotaryana Prima)

As the starter salad, the spicy taste kicks in real quick to my taste buds, and kinda jump start me to taste the next one. As spicy food lover, the hot-ness is simply yum!



2# Hot Appetizer // Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek in Sweet Miso
By Hugo Adrian (Executive Chef of Blowfish Kitchen & Bar)
Not a big fan of radish, however, I gotta say the miso complements the radish. It gives a good mix of sweet and salty, while the wagyu does what a wagyu beef does. It splendor my tongue.



3# Soup // Authentic Sultan's Tomato Cream Soup
By Agus Ishermawan (Head Chef of Ismaya Catering)
And now, we're talking. Very creamy soup (in coffee term this might close to an espresso), tasty tomato, and the surprise foie-gras! It wasn't on the description, that made us guessing, and @glister_blister got it right.



4# Pasta // Red Shell Pasta With Duck Ragout, Pine Nut and Rocket Salad
By Gianfranco Beltrame (Italian Chef de Cuisine at Casa D'Oro Hotel Indonesia Kempinski)
A plateful of pasta after a bowl of tomato cream soup is simply not the best sequence to taste them. A quarter way to this, my belly started to repulse. Sad that I had to left it halfway. However, the braised duck was a feast when munch together with the pine nut. I like the mix of soft and crunchy texture.


5# Fish // Chilean Sea Bass With Lee Kum Kee Ginger Oyster Sauce
By Sofyan Joshua (Technical Culinary Chef of Sukanda Djaya)
It was one of my favorite simply because of its lightness, kinda refresh the palate after all the creams. And again, intriguing blend of soft swirly fresh fish and crunchy pine nuts. Oh, yum!



6# Meat // Short Rib, Truffle Demi Glaze, Charcoal Oil, Glazed Carrots, Potato Hot Foam and Nuts Fake Cous Cous
By Ignacio Virgen Jimenez (Chef de Cuisine of Potato Head)
Now, this is a tricky menu for me. On the plate was five different flavor. I tried the ribs alone, was grilled with exact tenderness that I like. Then tried mixing it with the charcoal oil and the carrots. I gotta say, the carrot was truly something. Unlike any other I've ever tasted, the partly glazed skin with slight bitterness and the partly stewed carrot-meat with its full sweet taste was gooooood. However, I didn't quite get the chopped 'something', was it the nuts fake cous cous? Gotta be it, it smells weird for me. I left that part and finished the rest though. =)



7# Dessert // Green Tea Cake Ala Tropicale
By Rinrin Marinka (Artistic Chef)
Finally! The part that I've been waiting for, the la finale, the cherry on top of the cake! Yeehee! Anw, photo-wise its a very tricky food to shoot, however, I kinda nailed it, didn't I? Back to the taste, as I expected, it was a great closure for my tastebud, the sweet that I've been waiting for. You know this Asian tongue likes it that way. Dipping the sliced green tea cake with the yellow sourly passionfruit sauce was delightful. The best part for me was the crunchy biscuit covered in chocolate and the baked crispy apple slices. It was outstanding =)



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Sad that it has to end, but with a happy belly and a stream of good foodphotos I'm twice happier a man. =))  Marvelous seven course dinner, awesome night, cheers to the beautiful people that accompanied me that night Ivan, Dessey, Michelle, Astrid, Natalixia, Imel, Selby, Daniel, and Adhi Putra. It was an honor sharing the table with you. Until our next toast together (oh sigh, we forgot to toast together, o well, save it for the next time =)



Smile on, Shine on,

Fellexandro Ruby 
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Email me at fellexandro.ruby@gmail.com

14 comments:

  1. Great photos ruby!!Hm... it's not biscuit with chocolate, it's poppy seed. =pAnd yes, that's the nuts fake cous cous..Let's have some dinner again with others!Cheers,Mel Budiman

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  2. michelle @ glisters and blistersDecember 2, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    okay i regret for not coming for the desserts part ! looks soooo delicious !

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  3. michelle @ glisters and blistersDecember 2, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    btw nanya donggg.. kmrn pake setting WB apa ? ehehe

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  4. @melbudiman: oops, poppy seed toh, =p, bisa cari di mana yaah itu enakk sekaliiiiiii. *masih ngidam kebawa mimpi*@michelle: you missed one of the best part! *bikin makin menyesal* haha. anw, WB-nya auto tapi shift 4-5 step ke blue. =)

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  5. @melbudiman: oops, poppy seed toh, =p, bisa cari di mana yaah itu enakk sekaliiiiiii. *masih ngidam kebawa mimpi*@michelle: you missed one of the best part! *bikin makin menyesal* haha. anw, WB-nya auto tapi shift 4-5 step ke blue. =)

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  6. I think itu poppy seed or maybe black sesame. tapi gw lebih yakin itu poppy seed sih. hehe.. hm.. coba dicari do toko-toko terdekat.. lucky me, i did tried her sponge cake with lemongrass and kiwi too. BRILLIANT! :p

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  7. Hai Ruby...nice blog and nice photos...ternyata kita sama-sama di Food Blogger's Dinner kemarin....salam kenal....CheersFebee

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  8. Hellow Febeee! Salam kenall juga and thank youuu =) Boleh dishare jg donk blog lo. Hehe.

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  9. Hellow Febeee! Salam kenall juga and thank youuu =) Boleh dishare jg donk blog lo. Hehe.

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  10. Hi Ruby, It's nice to get to know you at the JCF's dinner. Hope to meet again in other events :)p.s: Love your food pictures!

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  11. Hey Rubs,Thank you for your comment on my post :) You took really amazing shots of the foods. And you know what they say, a picture's worth a thousand words.

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  12. Nice post :) Thank you for coming.

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  13. Muchos gracias Ismaya, happy to participate. *waiting for next invites* =p

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  14. Muchos gracias Ismaya, happy to participate. *waiting for next invites* =p

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