The girls and I had been wanting to have a proper dinner out for such a long time, and since I am not based in Indonesia now, it’s hard to make it happen. Now that I am taking an annual leave and spending it in Indonesia, we managed to find a time to have a proper Christmas dinner at Cassis Kitchen.
Cassis Kitchen is located on the main road, so it was pretty easy for us to spot it. The place is itself is very cozy, classic, and very minimalist. They provide indoor as well as outdoor seating. As menus were handed by the friendly staffs, I noticed that most of the dishes are European inspired. Didn’t take long for us to decide on what dishes to order.
We were given a complimentary granita as a starter. It is very fresh and clean, not to mention the theatrical effect given by liquid nitrogen on the bottom. A great way to start our dining experience!
A very light, fresh salad with a tangy dressing. Perfect for those who want a lighter option. However, in my opinion, there’s just a little bit too much block of cheese for this salad.
Creamy and cheesy indeed.
If you want a classic dish, Cassis will delight you with its Carbonara with a touch of modern plating. Instead of serving the spaghetti submerged in the carbonara sauce, they put it inside an egg shell which I think is a very unique way of serving it. The pasta is cooked al dente and the flavour of the dish is on point.
Just like the menu says, the duck is not only cooked well, but caramelized to perfection. The chimichurri sauce is very fresh and compliments the duck very well. Now we know that chimichurri does not only go with steak. Hats off to Cassis
Star of the night! The crackling was shining and crispy. And the meat just melts in our mouth, complimented with the smooth and tasty ragout, it is such a guilty pleasure! Every bite of it!
As you can see, our feast hasn’t came to an end just yet. We ordered a couple of desserts. First up was the banana chocolate sphere. A complete texture, a super smooth mousse and ganache, complimented with the crisp tempered chocolate sphere and soil. You can definitely taste the banana. However, as we get through this dish, it gets richer.
Served in a sculpted ice bowl with a bit of theatre, this dessert was definitely our favourite. It is not too sweet, instead the sorbet and the fruits are so fresh it cleanse our palate. What a perfect way to end our dinner!
Just when we thought the night was about to come to an end, they gave us a surprise which comes in a shape of a rainbow cotton candy!
I couldn’t really fault any of the dishes. The staffs were very friendly and professional. Without a doubt, I recommend Cassis Kitchen if you are in Jakarta.
Date of visit: 28 December 2015
wandereatntell’s rating (explanation can be found here):
Food: 9/10 Service: 4/5 Ambiance: 5/5
Overall: 18/20 (Excellent)