Charity ‘Archipelago Dinner’ Inspired by Wonders of Indonesia’s Sea

Hosted by Coral Triangle Safaris and The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, and in collaboration with renowned chef Petty Elliott, a charity ‘Archipelago Dinner’ was held highlighting exquisite dishes inspired by ingredients from around the archipelago.

Together with the hotel’s own Executive Chef Sean MacDougall, Chef Petty Elliott combined  forces in presenting exclusive menu for a full house of guest at the Glass House. The 5 course meal was highly inspired by the Indonesia’s wealth of ocean abundance. Not only the taste, Chef Elliott’s food also beautifully presented to look like the ocean.

For starters, the Binte Biluhuta, a spicy Gorontalo prawn soup with lemongrass infused young coconut water is served cold with dramatic effect of smoke and seaweed.

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The second course was Pelangi Ikan Gohu, tuna ceviche served with sambal, pomelo and purple and yellow sweet potato chips, with a ‘backdrop’ of red rice crackers that are shaped to resemble corals, that is addictive to eat as well.

For the main course, guest were served with Twice cooked beef ribs served with seaweed dabu dabu salsa, red rice arancini, young vegetables, and an emulsion of Green Chilli sambal and for desserts, Flores chocolate is served with Lime mango passion fruit pudding, coconut meringue, and coconut ice cream.

Daging Sapi Sambal IjoFor nearly 15 years, Petty Elliott, a renowned Author and Food consultant, has been writing about modern Indonesian cuisine as well as consulting to resorts and hotels around Indonesia and Europe. During that time as well, she was the Chairman of Yayasan Wisma Cheshire for more than 10 years, until last year, when she was succeeded by Barbara Speirs.

Annual Charity dinners have become one of the most-anticipated events and a unique and effective way to raise funds for the less fortunate. Combining the art of culinary with the art of giving, this charity dinner is a special way to give back to community. This Archipelago Charity Dinner will raise funds for Yayasan Wisma Cheshire, a foundation that provides services to disabled people in Jakarta and Aceh.

During the dinner, guests were introduced to Coral Triangle Safaris’s latest offering: their beautiful new luxury yacht, Sequoia, a 26-meter Indonesian Bugis boat constructed of ironwood and teak. Named after the giant Sequoia tree, one of the oldest living organisms on earth, this handcrafted yacht was designed as an heirloom to be enjoyed by generations to come.

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