I was invited by Doubletree Hotel by Hilton & Zomato team yesterday for some hotel tour and Ramadhan special menu at their Theme restaurant – Sea Grain Restaurant and Bar.
We were divided into 2 groups, where one group experienced All You Can Eat Buffet dining at OPEN Restaurant, and the other experienced Fine dining at Sea Grain Restaurant. Coincidentally, I got the Sea Grain Restaurant team.
A brief overview for OPEN restaurant, they have a special Ramadhan street-food menu which will vary everyday (except for the Durian corner!). It’s located right beside the beautiful lagoon-styled swimming pool (Yep, you get to experience AYCE Buffet dining in the outdoor areas too!).
For customers dining in the restaurant, or guests staying at the hotel, they also have Kids’ club! Foodies with small children will have no worries if their children will get bored! The Kids’ club is open from 8 AM – 8 PM.
Now onto the Sea Grain Restaurant dining area. It’s styled to be a more refined and private fine dining area. They also have several private dining spaces.
Sea Grain Restaurant is Doubletree’s Mediterranean-themed Fine Dining Restaurant. They used to open only during dinner hours, but now they are also open during lunch time. FYI, they have business lunch hours package menu where you’ll get appetizers, main course, dessert, and ice tea/mineral water for only IDR108,000++!
Let’s cut into the chase and start our RAMADHAN SPECIALS menu at Sea Grain Restaurant, shall we?
Sea Grain Restaurant offers Family Style Fine Dining set menu for IDR388,000++/Pax (Minimum 5 Pax). At these prices you’ll get ALL of the following items (beliave me, it’s A LOT!):
- Tajil – Assorted Dates & Biji Salak
- Starter – Prawn Mango Salad, Caprese, Selection Antipasti, & Garden Salad
- Soup – Minestrone Soup & Assorted Bread Rolls
- Main Course – Baked Grouper Fish Fillet Gremolate Sauce, Grilled Lamb Chop Herb Crush, Aromatic Fried Rice, & Seafood Fettuccini
- Dessert – Kunefe, Fresh Fruits
- Beverage – Coffee or Tea
A LOT, isn’t it? You are sure to stuff yourselves full right after this meal!
Tajil – Assorted Dates & Biji Salak
Nyumm, although I do not celebrate Ramadhan, I always loved the Ramadhan season due to the abundance of sweet Dates!
Their Biji Salak (Indonesian Sweet Potato Dumpling) was delicious! The soup was thick and has a distinctive coconut milk flavor!
Starter – Caprese
It’s a simple Italian Salad with fresh tomatoes, green basil, and buffalo cheese. Despite its simplicity, I love their buffalo cheese because it’s not as ‘stinky’ as I thought it would be.
Starter – Selection Antipasti
I seriously thought it was sauteed beef at first but it turned out to be capsicum and sun-dried tomatoes! I thought the tomatoes would be dry and too sweet, but it turned out to retain its juiciness from within!
Starter – Garden Salad
It’s a simple Green salad, but I love the refreshing and slightly sour flavors.
Starter – Prawn Mango Salad
This was the STAR of our Starters! FYI, usually the portion comes with 3 huge prawns, but for this menu tasting session, they gave us more than 3 prawns in one serving.
The prawn was HUGE and fresh! It still has this addictive crunchy (fresh) prawn texture and it’s very well marinated!
Soup – Minestrone Soup
It comes with assorted bread rolls too. The minestrone soup really taste fresh from tomato puree. It really depends on your tastes, since I like vegetables, I really like this soup since it’s not too sour and not too sweet. Yet, some may dislike it due to its quite distinct tomato flavors.
Main Course – Baked Grouper Fish Fillet Gremolata Sauce
It’s a bit too oily for my taste, but I love how it tasted. It’s very soft yet not overly cooked, so that it easily crumbles when you cut it.
Main Course – Grilled Lamb Chop herb Crush
I rarely eat Lamb because if not cooked properly, it will have this awful smell. Yet this was cooked to perfection! It’s very fragrant and you could easily cut and chew without breaking a sweat!
Main Course – Aromatic Fried Rice
The Aromatic Fried Rice tasted like Briyani rice. The rice grains separates easily between each grains. I feel like it’s a bit too bland and scarce in toppings for ‘fried rice’, but it’s nice if you want to eat it with the accompaniment of the other main course. I guess they make it a bit bland so that stronger tastes will not contradict with the other dishes.
Main Course – Seafood Fettuccini
Their pasta has a very nice Al dente texture. It has a distinct seafood fragrant without being overly salty. Don’t forget the huge and fresh tasty prawns!
This wasn’t in the Ramadhan set menu, but the chef was generous enough to let us sample these. It was DELICIOUS and each chicken piece was HUGE! I like it because the chicken was grilled until its crisp and fragrant, it’s well marinated, yet it has a very lean meat without being too oily.
Dessert – Kunefe
As a huge dessert addict, I really regret that I didn’t get to try their dessert because I have to leave early due to some other appointment. I googled and it’s a Turkish dessert where cheese pastry is soaked in sweet, sugar-based syrup.
Overall I thought that the food served was nice and delicious. I thought that due to its ‘fine dining’ label, they would have small portion sizes, but it turned out they have quite a large variety of food served and you are sure to leave stuffed full with delicious food!