Guys, if you're looking to impress your bella or signora, look no further because this place I'm about to tell you is definitely going to wow your lady.
Rosso, an Italian word that means red, is a fine Italian restaurant that belongs to Shangri-La Jakarta. The team is led by Executive Chef Oriana Tirabassi, holder of Champion title from Pizza World Championship. Oh yes, don't mess with this lady, because she spins pizzas like basketball athletes spin their basketballs. Chef Ori's charming personality makes her like to chat, even with the guests whom she'd never met before. When she is around, do not be surprised if Chef Ori comes to your table and asks for your feedback. Despite her stern looks, she is absolutely loveable!
At the time of my visit, Chef Ori was unfortunately not around, but there was this Chef (I forgot his name) who, for a moment there, made me forget about all of my worries and wonder at his acrobatic pizza-making skill. The genuine smile breaking across his face is an heartwarming sight, about loving what you do and doing what you love. While I'm still trying to figure things out for myself, I would certainly not mind taking a break occasionally and enjoy these fine delectable Italian fares at Rosso.
|A chef at Rosso performing Acrobatic Pizza|
Located on the same level as the hotel's lobby, Rosso overlooks the scenic part of Shangri-la's pool and the hotel's towering rooms wing.
Divided into 2 distinct areas: the restaurant and the lounge. You could dine at the restaurant and if the evening is still too early to head back, you can lounge and have a glass of wine or cocktail at the lounge. There are various table settings and positions inside Rosso, but I'd personally recommend the table for two at the corner facing the pool with tall glass window. The space feels quite intimate yet still within the staff's vision range in case you'd like to have extra pepper or butter.
|The Lounge at Rosso|
|The restaurant area at Rosso|
|Red Domination, all the way to the smallest details|
The Menu is sufficiently diverse, with enough selection for variety without overloading guests with too many choices. There are Antipasti (Starter), Vegetarian, Zuppe (soup), Paste, Risotti, Pizza, Pesce e Carni (Fish & Meat), Fine Cheese Selection and Dessert such as Sweet Pizza, Gelato and others.
The Food & Drinks
Do NOT ask me what to order here, because I won't answer.
Okay, really? Do you have to ask that question?
*sigh...Okay, I'll answer you curious and persistent hungry foodies! The answer is: order anything, since everything is impossible, not just because of the astronomical bill that you'll end up with and the possibility of wasting the leftovers and the inability to enjoy the food as you are supposed to. But in any case, let yourself tell you what to eat, because I can safely guarantee that everything here taste OH-some. I always have a soft spot for anything with truffle, so that would be the search keyword when I scan through the menu. I just can't wait for the truffle season, because annually, Rosso will have a special White Truffle Promotion. It's when those fine imported fresh truffles are conjured into various special dishes that's only avalailable during the promotion period. It's rare, it's limited and it's periodical, period. I'm watching their promotion calendar very very closely. ;)
So, an example of what a feast it could be at Rosso, take a peek at what I had there last time:
AntipastiCrudo of Beef Tenderloin with Arugula Salad & Parmigiano Shavings. The raw slices of beef tenderloin was very thin, it could even be called carpaccio (as thick as skin).
|Left: Crudo of Beef Tenderloin IDR 180,000 | Right: Chef laying down the red paprika on the Piccante Pizza dough|
- Piccante Pizza (non-Halal) - Spicy salami, Italian sausage, tomato sauce, chili flakes, onion, peppers & mozzarella
- Estiva Pizza - Fresh corn, cream, fresh sliced tomato, arugula, prawns and shaved parmesan cheese
- Mascarpone Pizza - Chili, grilled eggplant, gorgonzola cheese, mascarpone, pesto, basil Pecorino cheese, cooked ham and tomato sauce
- Black Ink Tonnarelli Aglio Olio e Peperoncino with clams, basil & cherry tomato confit
- Lobster Risotto with thinly sliced bottarga, broccolini and lobster bisque
- Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi with prawns and creamy Cognac sauce
- Trilogy of Ravioli, Tortelli & Cappelletti filled with meat, cheese, vegetables, warm mozzarella & tomato compote
- Cannelloni with ricotta, spinach & cheese fondant filling
|One of Chef Oriana's Specialities: "Estiva" Pizza IDR 170,000|
|Left: Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi IDR 180,000 | Right: Mascarpone Pizza IDR 180,000|
|Black Ink Tonarrelli Aglio Olio e Peperoncino IDR 140,000|
|Cannelloni IDR 150,000|
|Trilogy of Ravioli, Tortelli & Cappelletti IDR 160,000|
We shared a Chocolate flavoured Sweet Pizza with Banana, nuts, shaved chocolate, fresh berries & whipped cream. What's even more special: The chef added edible gold leaves on to our pizza! I suddenly felt like a royalty haha...A girl can dream right? ;)
|Chocolate Sweet Pizza IDR 265,000|
Most of the prices for items on the menu are for individual serving unless otherwise stated, ie: "for sharing"
Food items range from IDR 60,000 - IDR 1,100,000
Dessert IDR 48,500 - IDR 265,000
*) Prices are subject to 10% Service Charge and prevailing Government Tax
Top-notch, expect nothing less from a five-star hotel dining establishment. A knowledgeable sommelier will be there to assist you with the wine selection.
Restaurant: Lunch 11.30am - 2.30pm | Dinner 6.30pm - 10.30pm
Lounge: Lunch 11am - 2.30pm | Dinner 5.30pm - 1am
Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta, Lobby Level
JL. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1 (Kota BNI 46)
Ph: +6221 29399580
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