Italian temptations at Alto, Four Seasons Jakarta

Far removed from the commercial and at times, grimy environs of Indonesia’s capital city, Alto at Four Seasons Jakarta offers one of the most elegant dining experiences a couple of newly weds can hope for. Jakarta was our final stop in Indonesia but we were determined to make the most of it. And with a dinner reservation at this fine Italian restaurant, one thing was for sure – we were ending our honeymoon in style.

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We walked into

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a space of mellow lights and tables

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with gorgeous views of Jakarta

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and we couldn’t help but go click-happy.

There are two Four Seasons hotels in Jakarta so after some re-routing, we managed to find the right one. The hotel itself is extremely elegant and luxurious, manned by uber-courteous staff. We were directed to the 20th floor to reach Alto, their Italian restaurant. Rich hues of red and ochre combined with grand seating arrangements and a sweeping view of the city from 360 degree glass windows greeted our suitably impressed eyes.

Enjoying a glass of Prosecco

Enjoying a glass of Prosecco

Polished wooden chairs and tables were nestled at cosy spots by the windows or found centre-stage in the midst of the restaurant. Ours was one of the cosier tables, separated by slim curtains from the busier main section. We were welcomed with a tall glass of Prosecco wine and thereafter, the four-course set dégustation menu was ours to enjoy.

Salad at Alto, Four Seasons Jakarta

We began with a fresh arugula, tomato and avocado salad

Spaghetti at Alto, Four Seasons Jakarta

moved on to a broccoli and pumpkin spaghetti,

Mushroom risotto at Alto, Four Seasons Jakarta

a decadent mushroom risotto

Pistachio crème brûlée at Alto, Four Seasons Jakarta

and ended with a pistachio crème brûlée – unique and flavourful.

While the meal didn’t disappoint us at any point, we were particularly pleased with the creaminess of the risotto and the seasoning of the glassy spaghetti. The salad was very light and refreshing – great for calorie counters. The pistachio flavour in the crème brûlée was quite intense and took some getting used to. But this was a meal to remember indeed and we’d like to thank the hosts for their excellent service.

Address: Four Seasons, Jl. Jendral Gatot Subroto Kav 18, Gatot Subroto, Jakarta
Reservations: 021 22771888
Cost for two: IDR 500000

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