Maple and Oak Menteng, Jakarta
Fresh news for those who are a fan of brunch concept of restaurant, as this highly anticipated restaurant, Maple and Oak has just opened recently (just few days old).
Located in de Ritz building at Menteng (the same building where Por Que No located at), Maple and Oak take a small area in the ground floor and highly noticable every time you cross the road, as they also have a little al fresco area in front of the restaurant.
Talking about their foods, well, honestly we didn’t try that much like the way we usually do, because the kitchen were run out of main ingredients for so called their main stars in the menu. But hey, run out of their best sellers means a good sign then?
Warm Your Passion, IDR 65k
Sharing jug that consist of Earl Grey Tea, Passionfruit and Ginger.
Miso Chicken Bites, IDR 68k
It was indeed a good start. The chicken was absolutely juicy since they’re using chicken thigh, and I love how they marinate it with miso and ponzu before served with a lovely roasted sesame mayonnaise.
Coffee Butter Steak & Egg, IDR 138k
Heard that this is the main star here in Maple & Oak, so we didn’t want to miss the chance to experience this. Plating wise, well, not as beautiful as I’ve seen in some instagram posts, but anyway, its a seared angus sirloin steak with sauteed mushrooms, sous vide egg, baby spinach, pomme puree and basil oil.
The beef was juicy, though it will be much better if the waiter ask for the level of done-ness of our steak. Cause I will prefer a medium steak if they did ask. However for the seasoning, I have to admit that I was fall in love with the simplicity, and a very light hint of coffee aroma. Baby spinach was good, mashed potato was very creamy and smooth, and the sous vide egg, just can’t go wrong here.
Mascarpone Lychee Berry, IDR 48k
Seriously I was totally hooked by this creation from the famous Chef Odie Jamil. It was super creamy and smooth. Simple yet beautifully presented, with a very nice combination and balance from sweet, berry and lychee fruit, meet with a lovely crunch character from maple milk bread croutons, granola, and meringue. Thumbs up for this!
Though we had a quite limited selection of menus here in Mpple & Oak Menteng, I could say that our experience were nothing below than our expectation. And I believe, by maintaining the quality of foods and service, they will be move with a lightning speed.
So congratulations for the opening Maple & Oak Menteng, best of luck!
Maple & Oak Menteng
De Ritz Building,
Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto, No.91
Menteng, Jakarta Pusat