Cassis Gourmand

DSC01548Ginger Bread Christmas House

Ask any Jakartans to name several, if not one of the best, French restaurants in town, Cassis will always be easily crosses your ear. The kitchen helmed by Michelin starred chef Jerome Laurent since 2013. His past restaurant Le Cilantro in Arles, France, earned Michelin star in 2007. I was choosing a la carte instead of their Christmas menu.

DSC01521Amuse Bouche
From left to right: Barramundi fish cake, “Cheese Cake”, Cheese Gougères

DSC01523Pan Seared Foie Gras “Cassis”
Caramelized apples, toasted brioche, blackcurrant sauce

Who doesn’t love the foie gras? This luxurious, rich, buttery like texture piece of fatty goose liver that easily tease your palate any time. I believe that Cassis knows their foie gras really well. Each component was cooked to perfection. The foie gras was crisp at the outer layer, and melted easily in your mouth. The apple was tender, but still left a slight bite into it. The Sauce has the right amount of sweet and sour that compliments the dish really well.

DSC01528Traditional French Onion Soup with Baguette Bread
With comte cheese gratin

DSC01534Crispy Iberico Patanegra Pork
Baby pok choi and Balinesse pepper sauce

Unfortunately, my main course was completely in contrast from my starter. It was a let down to find out that the pork felt somewhat dry, slightly under seasoned, and the “Balinesse pepper sauce” seems didn’t work out.

DSC01541Crispy Mallard French Duck Leg Confit
Sauteéd new potatoes, mushrooms, mixed lettuces

Cooking a simple dish is never a simple task. The duck confit was pretty mediocre. The duck was dry, tasted more like a deep fried duck than a confit.

DSC01546Strawberry Hibiscus Fresh Bubble
Homemade vanilla ice cream

This is really good. The flavor was balanced really well. The vanilla ice cream mellowed the sharpness from the strawberry beautifully.

DSC01547Sorbet Selections

I personally believe that chef at his caliber will able to deliver far better precision into his food. Yes, the foie gras was absolutely the star on that afternoon, but you don’t judge a restaurant by the foie gras alone do you?

Cassis gourmand

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Jalan KH. Mas Mansyur, Kav. 24, Pavilion Apartment Retail Arcade, Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10220, Indonesia
+62 21 57941500

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