October will ending very soon means the Halloween celebration will come very soon as well. Most of the restaurants and cafes start to announce their Halloween party and promotion to attract people to celebrate that kind of spooky yet funny celebration. Before I start the story, I would like to introduce you a bit about Café One. Located at the lower ground of The Park Lane Hotel, Casablanca, Jakarta, this all-day dining restaurant served an Asian Fusion buffet menu. You can enjoy selections of Japanese food such as sushi and sashimi, a tasty range of Indonesian food such as sop buntut, mie godog jogja or es campur and selections of Western menu such as grilled chicken or beef along with their scrumptious array of cakes and puddings for desserts.
Usually, Halloween identical with Western culture especially the presents of scary Western kind-of-ghouls from Frankenstein, scary movie’s ghouls to zombie, however, I found something different and scarier Halloween theme at Café One at The Park Lane Hotel Jakarta yesterday.
This October, they’re celebrating Halloween with Indonesian ghouls theme! They’re decorating the whole café with Halloween accessories and putting fake Indonesian’s ghouls in several corners. They even assigned the waitress to dress like ‘kuntilanak’. OMG, you know how scary the Indonesian ghouls are, named it from pocong, kuntilanak, tuyul, suster ngesot, etc., that kind-of-ghouls are even the scariest thing I don’t wanna see directly never and ever! That experience, however, were the frightening yet funny moment I’ve ever had. I even still feel surprise everytime the kuntilanak approaching my table just to offer me a drink hahaha…
Scariest theme won’t be complete without the scary food. That’s the Halloween celebration supposed to be right, bringing people to challenge their fear of something scary and something they never had or try in their life and Café One at the Park Lane Jakarta try to bring people to have scary dining experience with their 13 Ghosts Spooky Halloween dishes on buffet.
Halloween Signature Drinks – Hulk’s Eye Mocktail
A fresh combination of green tea, apple syrup, peppermint syrup and raspberry jam and spooky eye ball made from white chocolate. Dare to try?!
Main Course - The Coffin
Trust me you will be surprise even scream when seeing what’s inside the coffin at the first time. It’s the scariest living corpse look a like I’ve ever saw! Geez, two thumbs up for Café One’s Executive Chef, Chef Deden Gumilar, who creatively create this scary yet edible corpse. Yup, don’t worry it’s all edible from head to toe (bukan daging mayat beneran lah yaaa hahaha).
Here’s the short description of what inside the coffin:
THE BLACK HAIR: Angel hair pasta with squid ink and parmesan cheese
BURNING FACE: Baked beef kofta coated mozzarella cheese
BROKEN RIBS: Slow cooked BBQ Australian Ribs
THE COLONS: Roasted beef and lamb sausages coated chili sauce
EXPLODE: 8 hours low heat cooking Australian Beef Brisket
THE WORM: Spaghetti with Napolitano sauce
To make it scarier Chef Deden Gumilar even add some real edible insects such as grasshopper which bring everyone’s memory to the famous TV Show ‘Fear Factors’. Frankly speaking, I amaze of how creative the team are, but to try all of menus inside coffin I might thinking twice or five times hahaha. Don’t worry they’re provide all of them in a buffet as well. But if you’re a fear challenger, you might to try them.
Dessert- Edible Graveyard
Chef Deden is also creating a cool and edible graveyard dessert. It contains of Head Skull (white Chocolate), Bones (Bread Clay), Eyes (white Chocolate with Praline served with Jelly), Soil (Crumbs English Cake), Gravestone (English Cake with Chocolate Slab), Worms (Jelly).
Besides Café One, you can also enjoy a frightening moment at Riva Grill, Bar & Terrace at The Park Lane level one. Here’s you will be served with five dinner set menu containing a creative and frightening kind-of-food but all edible! Here’s the sneek peek:
Stuffed Chinese bread with char siu chopped meat
Chicken liver pate with chicken feet – dead man’s eye, Spinach salad and raspberry comfit - gelatin worm
THE DEAD QUAIL
Whole Quail cream soup with drying ginger hair – thinly shred “nori”
Crushed baked potato topped sour cream; roasted bunch vegetables - whole tomato; green pea and pure, sautéed mushroom; slow roasted whole beef leg; and blended red wine and beet root sauce
Brain shape pannacotta, chocolate bone marrow, finger cookies and raspberry compote
Well, you can enjoy all of the frightening 13 Ghosts Spooky Hallowen Buffet” starting from tomorrow 28 to 29 October 2016 from 18.00 – 23.00 PM with only IDR275,000nett per person including free flow Hulk’s Eye Halloween mocktail, Iced Lemon Tea, or Iced Tea. Get also 30% off by using HSBC card or 20% by using Permata or BNI Card. If you do not mind to try the Halloween buffet, you can still enjoy the regular buffet containing wide range of Asian Fusion menu. Don’t forget to try their Oxtail Soup or Mie Godog Jogja, they’re all so tasty!
So, are you ready for this Halloween?! Challenge your fear and get ready to have some fun at Café One, The Park Lane Jakarta.
Spooky yet creative hampers I've ever had from The Park Lane Jakarta. Thanks a bunch!
Cafe One Asian Fusion Restaurant
The Park Lane Hotel
Jl. Casablanca Raya Kav. 18
Phone : +62 21 828 2000