The first ever restaurant by the international luxury watch brand, Seven Friday, is here now in Jakarta, at Plaza Indonesia level 3. The restaurant, called Seven Friday Space, is built on an idea of a community space that is perfect for hangout and sharing passions about the brand. However, it is also perfect for anyone in town who love to eat good food in good atmosphere.
What’s New Jakarta had a chance to talk in person with the owners of the place, the two brothers with different passions, one of which is a professional chef. Their combined experience in business and culinary are reflected on the quality of the interior, food, ambiance, and of course, service. Each items inside the restaurant are personally picked and managed by the two. As head chef, Fernando is also in charge of their menus and concept, that is “masculine and edgy…” as he described.
As a starter, we were served with Green Potatoes, a potato salad consisted of triple cooked potato, spicy sauce, green garlic mayo, smoked paprika, topped with parsley that gives the dish a refreshing edge. From the first bite, you can taste the smooth garlic mayo spreading in your mouth. The potatoes are crunchy in the outside and very soft in the inside and the spiciness pleasantly mild.
The second dish that we were served was the Spicy Spaghetti with lemongrass sausages, crispy Asian salad, basil, and spicy sauce. At first, the dish may look like your usual marinara pasta, that of course until you have a taste and find out a surprising twist. incorporated in the dish is Balinese traditional spice, belacan, creating an edgy fusion between western and eastern flavor without being gimmicky. If you can’t handle too much heat, I recommend ask them to tone down the spiciness!
Next is dessert; Churros Spanish Donut topped and dressed with vanilla ice cream, whip cream, caramel cinnamon, and sugar powder. Right away you can imagine the contrast in texture between tough churros and soft ice cream and banana. Smart combination between ice cream and whip cream also make the dish not too sweet, and bearable for your full tummy after main course.
One thing you should try while visiting the place is their fun selection of mocktails and cocktails. We tried out the Almond Milk Mocktail, which made from rice, milk, almond syrup, cinnamon, and almond nuts. This healthy drink is organic and delicious! It has a unique texture, grainy and creamy.
We also got a chance to try one of their signature cocktail with playful name, Show Me Don’t Tell Me. It is a dare combination between sweet and salty, between chocolate and cheese. Inside are vanilla Absolut vodka, Kahlua, brandy, peanut butter, and whip cream. Not too strong and deliberately sweet, the creamy drink is a spot on for late dessert.
Come and visit Seven Friday Place if you are looking for a simple way to pamper your self with good food and good ambiance. You are not going to regret it. One more thing, while you are there, don’t forget to ask for their watch menu and you will find more surprises!
Seven Friday Space
Plaza Indonesia, Floor 2
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 28 – 30
Menteng, Jakarta Pusat
DKI Jakarta 10350, Indonesia
Open daily from 10 AM – 10 PM