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11 Places to Celebrate Easter Season

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One of the most popular holidays of the year is coming: Easter means spending time with the family and good food, while kids are mostly looking forward to egg hunting and bunny ornaments. Easter could almost be dubbed as “second Christmas”, as the festivities surrounding the Easter Season take hold of the city: shopping malls and supermarkets have already begun selling Easter cakes and chocolates, whereas many hotels provide lavish Easter-themed menus and additional activities for their guests to make the most out of this holiday season. We have compiled a list for you with the best places to celebrate Easter.

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
Under the theme “SPEGG-TACULAR EASTER”, Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta invites children of all ages together with their parents to enjoy a wonderful array of dishes and fun family activities at Signatures Restaurant. On 14 April, there will be a Good Friday Buffet Dinner priced at IDR 368,000++ per person, whereas Easter Brunch will be held on 15 and 16 April priced at IDR 458,000++ per person. Children can get a taste of life beyond the city with a mini petting zoo at Signatures Restaurant terrace. BCA Platinum Card holders enjoy a special 20% discount (dinner and brunch), pay 1 for 2, free dining for children under the age of five and a 50% discount for children aged 6 to 12.

Kempi Deli and Sweet Boutique by Kempinski also serve Easter-themed pastries until 16 April. Guests who are looking for a special room package can book the Easter Weekend Package with a starting rate of IDR 2,700,000 net including breakfast, valid a whole week from 7 to 16 April.

For more information and reservation, please call +62 21 2358 3800 or visit www.kempinski.com/en/jakarta/hotel-indonesia

Hotel Borobudur Jakarta
It’s going to be a joyful Sunday Brunch for guests who celebrate Easter at Hotel Borobudur Jakarta’s Bogor Cafe on 16 April. The Chef and his team will prepare Easter menu selections including a variety of international dishes and delicacies, such as seafood on ice, roasted lamb leg, salmon fillet, Peking duck, pork knuckle as well as the hotel’s popular homemade chocolate, cakes and other sweets, priced at IDR 398,000++ per person. Kids can enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt and a variety of fun games to celebrate the special day.

To complete the festivities, this April Borobudur Gourmet also offers fruit tarts made with light sweetened cream and topped with fresh fruits. Made with the only freshest and most delicious seasonal fruits and carefully selected by the hotel’s executive pastry chef, they are priced at IDR 220,000 nett per portion. Guests who want to take Easter goodies home might want to take a look at the hotel’s cute chocolate eggs, chocolate rabbits, hot cross buns and many more.

For more information and reservation, please call +62 21 380 5555, 383 5000 or visit www.hotelborobudur.com

Raffles Jakarta
Chef Daniel Peterson will greet all guests at Raffles Jakarta’s Arts Cafe by Raffles with a wide variety of classic Easter favourites, spring season entrees and delightful new signature items. Priced at IDR 688,000++, guests can enjoy the Easter Sunday Brunch with a complimentary free flow of fruit juices and soft drinks on 16 April, from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

As a special treat for the little ones, the hotel provides a dedicated space on Level 14 for kids to enjoy fun activities, such as mini golf, egg hunt, egg decorations and face painting. The Easter playground opens from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM and costs IDR 200,000 net per child including access for two adults or caretakers to accompany them. Additionally, the hotel provides comfort food and favourites like burgers, sausages and hotdogs. Cotton candy and popcorn will also be available during this festive day.

For more information and reservation, please cal +62 21 2988 0888 or visit www.raffles.com/jakarta

Gran Mahakam
Gran Mahakam’s “Egg-Citing Easter” promotion gives guests the chance to experience a sumptuous brunch buffet at Le Gran Cafe and AOKI Japanese Cuisine. On 16 April, both restaurants will pamper its guests with a wide selection of delightful menus. At IDR 369,000++ per person and IDR 249,000++ per child, visitors can indulge in international dishes like grilled chicken and apple salad with walnuts, prawn and avocado salad, sirloin wagyu, steamed chicken with garlic oyster sauce and various sweets.

Japanese food lovers can enjoy the Easter celebration by sampling tasty Japanese cuisine like sashimi, sushi nigiri, kani moto maki, beef teriyaki, shabu-shabu and tempura at IDR 325,000++ per person and IDR 225,000++ per child. The Gran Mahakam also organizes fun activities for kids such as decorating egg chocolate pops, egg hunt, decorating eggs (art and craft), games with fabulous prizes, a fashion show competition for two to five years old and memorable photographs.

For more information and reservation, please call +62 21 720 9966 or visit www.granmahakam.com

Sari Pan Pacific Jakarta
From 14 to 16 April, Sari Pan Pacific invites guests to visit Keyaki Japanese Restaurant, Restoran Fiesta and Sari Delicatessen to celebrate the hotel’s “Easter Egg-Citement”. From 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Keyaki Japanese Restaurant, Chef Masami will present an authentic Japanese buffet that features authentic dishes such as robatayaki, tempura and many more. Guests can make their own sushi at the counter or have a look at the teppanyaki grill to watch how their food is being cooked. This spectacular lunch experience is priced at IDR 420,000++ per person.

Easter Sunday Brunch at Restoran Fiesta (16 April from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM), the hotel’s new Executive Sous Chef Eno will prepare an international buffet featuring scrumptious dishes such as pan seared duck liver, lobster thermidor and roasted prime ribs for IDR 390,000 net per person. Meanwhile, Sari Delicatessen offers limited edition homemade Easter delicacies and chocolate such as chocolate rabbit, Easter carrot cake, and strawberry and rhubarb cake. Chocolate Easter delicacies are available from IDR 30,000 nett until 30 April.

For more information and reservation, please call +62 21 2993 2888 or visit www.panpacific.com/jakarta

Grand Kemang
At Grand Kemang, Easter season is synonymous with spending quality time with the family. Easter Sunday Brunch on 16 April will take place from 12:00 PM to 3 PM at Sperta, featuring delightful carving stations, assortment of cheese, international cuisine and colourful Easter desserts for IDR 325,000++ per person. While parents enjoy the brunch, the little ones can play at the kids’ corner, the Giggles Klub. They can also participate and have fun with egg hunt spread across the whole hotel area.

For guests who like to stay over the weekend (14 to 16 April), Grand Kemang offers a special Easter long weekend stay with many attractive inclusions. For IDR 736,000++ per night or IDR 1,150,000++ for two nights, guests can enjoy breakfast for two adults and two kids, a drop off service to Lippo Mall Kemang and Car Free Day, late check-out until 3 PM, a free room upgrade if available, access to the Giggles Klub, 20% off food & beverage for dine-in only, two free pieces of laundry daily and two free vouchers for Cinema XXI in Lippo Mall Kemang (limited offer).

For more information and reservation, please call +62 21 719 4121 or visit www.mesahotelsandresorts.com/grandkemang

Fairmont Jakarta
Sapori Deli Italian Restaurant or Spectrum Restaurant at Fairmont Jakarta might be the perfect place to celebrate Easter on 16 April. The Easter Sunday lunch at Sapori Deli offers a four-course Italian set menu including free-flow beverages such as iced tea or Italian soda for IDR 450,000++ per person. Children can enjoy the kids’ buffet at the designated kid zone where they can sample all-time favorites like fish n chips, mini burger sliders, candy bars, pastries and cupcakes. The kid zone also includes a milk shake corner and a live cooking pasta station, priced at IDR 150,000++ per child below 12 years from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Meanwhile, the renowned buffet restaurant Spectrum serves a delicious brunch including an assortment of tantalizing appetizers, seafood on ice, fresh sushi and sashimi alongside other international delights. The restaurant also offers fantastic desserts such as bunny chocolate tartlets, assorted chocolate eggs, pumpkin pudding, Easter carrot cake and many more. Children between six to 12 years of age only pay half-price – and they are also invited to join the fun at Sapori Deli Easter Kids Zone.

For more information and reservation, please call +62 21 2970 3333 or visit www.fairmont.com/jakarta

Grand Hyatt
Luxury hotel Grand Hyatt celebrates Easter with a Sunday Brunch at its Grand Cafe on 16 April. Priced at IDR 488,000++ per person and IDR 244,000++ per child under 12, guests can enjoy Easter buffet delicacies such as lobster thermidor and seafood on ice. Kids can participate in fun activities like egg hunting, egg colouring and other activities.

For more information and reservation, please call +62 21 2992 1234 or visit https://jakarta.grand.hyatt.com

Mercure Jakarta Simatupang
Mercure Jakarta Simatupang will prepare an “Extended Easter Buffet Breakfast” on 16 April from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Biztro Graffiti. The hotel’s culinary team helmed by Chef Noldy Herling will prepare a buffet with a wide menu selection including Beef Wellington priced at IDR 185,000++ per person. For those who like to enjoy a free flow of sparkling wine, wine and cocktails, the Extended Easter Buffet Breakfast costs IDR 400,000++ per person.

At the outdoor area of Biztro Graffiti, Ms Donna will be in charge for attractive and fun activities for children such as bunny themed games, colouring and crafts.

For more information and reservation, please call +62 21 7599 9777 or visit www.mercurejakartasimatupang.com

Century Park Hotel
Century Park Hotel prepares two attractive packages to celebrate the long weekend during this Easter season. Guests can bring their loved ones to join the celebration at the hotel’s signature Dapour Restaurant on 16 April to enjoy a vast selection of international dishes, from a variety of pizza, pasta, omelets and sausage creations at a price of IDR 268,000 nett per person. A traditional menu, including ribs soup and meatballs, is also available.

The “Fun Easter Long Weekend” room package is valid from 13 to 16 April witha rate of IDR 850,000 nett per room per night, which includes breakfast for two persons and the chance to win door prizes; two gym membership vouchers with a six-months validity, two deluxe room vouchers, two buffet vouchers and a 30% discount for F&B during the stay.

For more information and reservation, please call +62 21 571 2041 or visit www.atletcentury.com

The Dharmawangsa Jakarta
The Dharmawangsa Jakarta has appointed its Jakarta Restaurant and Courtyard to be the central point of Easter celebrations on 16 April with an exclusive Easter Brunch from 11:30 AM to 3 PM. Offering an exquisite buffet menu including live cooking stations such as the foie gras station, seafood flambé, seafood on ice with fine de claire oysters, milk-fed Luberon’s lamb leg served with eggplant caviar, galatin Spanish beef rib-eye, a selection of AOC artisan cheese, the trending raclette cheese served with cut steak and wild Guinea Hen. Conclude the festive day with appetizing desserts displayed nicely on the artisan chocolate buffet. The brunch also includes a glass of Easter Bunny Cocktail or Easter Punch Mocktail and an unlimited flow of iced tea and juices. Live piano music will accompany the festivities.

Attractive fun games for children will be provided, such as egg hunting, egg painting and cookies decorating. Children will also be receiving a complimentary T-shirt which can be reserved upon booking.

For more information and reservation, please call +62 21 725 8181 or visit www.the-dharmawangsa.com

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Ayana MidPlaza Jakarta
Easter Brunch at Ayana MidPlaza Jakarta will take place at Rasa Restaurant on 16 April, offering a memorable Easter celebration with all of the chef’s specialties from the barbeque grill, fresh Japanese sushi corner, savoury tandoor kitchen, delectable hot wok counter and mouthwatering dessert station, as well as a kid’s buffet to keep the little ones happy.

During brunch, a host will entertain the hotel’s youngest guests with Easter-themed activities such as traditional Easter egg hunt, egg decorating and playing together in the dedicated kid’s corner, so the rest of the family may enjoy a peaceful glass of bubbly or refreshing fruit smoothies. The brunch is priced at IDR 388,000 nett per person.

For more information and reservations, please call +62 21 251 0888 or visit www.ayanajakarta.com

Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta
The Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta has prepared special activities for this year’s Easter celebrations. On 15 April from4:30 PM to 8:00 PM, the Easter Pop Up Bar welcomes for guests who want enjoy a laid back Saturday afternoon in the hotel’s “secret garden” and experience extravagant cocktails made by skillful mixologists.

Alto Restaurant and Bar on the 20th floor not only serves a spectacular semi buffet spread for Easter Sunday Brunch, but also features a Champagne Bar by Moet & Chandon, priced at IDR 1,750,000 ++ for Easter Sunday Brunch with champagne and IDR 925,000 ++ for Easter Sunday Brunch with a free flow of Bloody Mary. The Easter Brunch is available on 16 April from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Guests can choose between indoor seating or dining al fresco on Alto’s terrace. A dedicated kids buffet and activities are also available.

For more information and reservation, please call +62 21 2277 1888 or visit www.fourseasons.com/jakarta

Mandarin Oriental Jakarta
Mandarin Oriental Jakarta will be celebrating Easter with chocolate-inspired dining festivities called “Chocolate Dreams”. The all-you-can-eat dining features various live carving stations of premium meat selections, flavoursome Western and Chinese delicacies and a barbeque satay station. Assorted chocolate-infused desserts include dark chocolate eclair, raspberry and chocolate trifle and Molten chocolate cake. This delicious Easter Sunday Brunch on16 April is available at Cinnamon restaurant for IDR 310,000 ++ per person.

Executive Chef Cyril Calmet will serve authentic French delicacies at Lyon Restaurant, such as Black Angus Tenderloin, Egg Florentine and homemade gourmet terrines as well as imported cheese from Europe. Still within the chocolate theme, there are several choices for dessert: Ivoire Chocolate and Vanilla Pannacotta, Chocolate Addict Sphere and delightful Chocolate Fondant. Guests are also welcome to savour the unique Valhrona chocolate variation and pairing experience, presenting chocolate from different origins with various percentage of cocoa. Among others, the distinctive pairings include Valhrona Gianduja with peanut nougatine and milk chocolate Jivara with caramelized banana and passion fruit. The brunch is priced at IDR 528,000 ++ per person.

Until 16 April, The Mandarin Cake Shop provides the popular handcrafted Chocolate Bunny, which is made of 60% dark chocolate, and chocolate eggs filled with a selection of pralines. Executive Pastry Chef Remi Martinazzo has also created the egg-shaped “Chocolate Dreams” Easter cake, a luscious blend of coconut sponge, passion fruit cream and 70% dark chocolate mousse. Making a comeback this year is the classic Easter Danish “hot cross bun”, which is commonly consumed on Good Friday and made from raisin, currants and cinnamon. The hotel also offers an “Easter Getaway” package for guests who want to prolong their Easter celebrations until 24 April. The package includes breakfast for two adults and two children (below 12 years old), complimentary internet access, complimentary upgrade to the next room category, 20% discount on food only for dining at Lyon and Cinnamon restaurant (not applicable for Lyon Saturday Brunch on 15 April and Easter Brunch on 16 April at Cinnamon and Lyon), a special price for a 60-minute message treatment at IDR 375,000++ and complimentary transfer to nearby shopping malls for stays between Friday and Sunday.


SARI WIDIATI

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