February 5th, 2012
Rosso is an elegant, contemporary Italian restaurant and lounge located within the luxurious Shangri La Hotel, Jakarta. Celebrating the Italian passion for “la dolce vita“- or the sweet life- Rosso serves an authentic “home style” Italian cuisine in a dining room of restrained luxury, exuding both sophistication and a friendly vibrancy. A new menu was created for Rosso with the arrival in early 2011 of Chef Oriana Tirabassi, combining the authentic Italian flavours and dishes of a classic trattoria, with an attractive, modern presentation that delights visually. A consummate professional in the culinary industry, Chef Oriana draws on many years of experience in fine dining establishments world-wide to infuse her enthusiasm and passion for Italian cuisine into the dining experience at Rosso. Complimenting the culinary excellence is the relaxed vibe of the Lounge attached to the main dining section. Here guests can enjoy pre or post-dinner drinks in comfortable, contemporary elegance. Rosso serves both lunch and dinner daily, and offers a memorable dining experience in a refined but relaxed environment.
The main dining room- with booth and table seating- with the “Renaissance” fresco style decoration of the domed ceiling
Table setting with sofas- with a private dining room and finishing kitchen at the rear
The entrance to Rosso is located at the lobby level of the Shangri La. Directly beyond the restaurant reception, on a slightly raised section, is the Lounge, with the main dining room adjacent, discretely separated by decorative patterned metal screen panels. The dining room is a long narrow space- with one row of black enamel tables matched with vibrant red (synonymous with Rosso) colored chairs, and running parallel, a row of curved, plush dining booths. Overhead, the ceiling has a recessed domed shape and features a striking fresco style decoration. Suspended from the ceiling three large circular light fittings with translucent “tiled” construction juxtapose their modernity with the Renaissance era style of the ceiling fresco.
Further inside the main dining room, behind carved timber screens is a private dining room- which overlooks the counters of the Finishing Kitchen and pizza preparation area. Extending out from the main dining room is a further “L” shaped section of tables on polished timber flooring, with full height windows overlooking the hotel gardens. Abutting this section is a separate glass encased room that showcases the Antipasti Buffet.
The Lounge features a blend of styles, with the clean lines of modern black leather and chrome sofas contrasting with the elegance of the curved leather booths and ornately framed mirrors. The bar is highlighted by the color changing lighting effect of the back-bar display.
Table settings with full height windows overlooking external gardens
Semi-private dining section
The Lounge area of Rosso- the large wine selection is housed in the see-through glass cellar adjacent to the bar
Comfortable booth seating in the Lounge
The menu at Rosso follows the traditional groupings of dishes found in authentic Italian trattatoria. Commencing with Antipasti (either a la carte, or the buffet selection), followed by Soups; Pasta, Pizza and Risotto; and the main dishes of Fish and Meats. And finally the Desserts and cheese selections. The wine list features more than 200 wines, primarily from Italy, but with other leading global wine regions also included. Cocktails and mocktails are a specialty of the bar- with innovative techniques and combinations of ingredients a feature.
Highlights from the assemblage of dishes include from the Antipasti- Burrata and buffalo mozzarella with Roma tomato, extra virgin olive oil, basil pesto and garlic bread; Antipasto rustico for 2 people with aged prosciutto and melon, Tuscany salami, Roman artichokes, parmigiano, taleggio, Tuscany beansand home made ricotta cheese; and Selections of hand-sliced, Aged Hams & Air Cured Italian Beef.
Selections from the Pasta & Risotto- Spinach and mint tonnarelli with assorted forest mushrooms, garlic and virgin olive oil; Carnaroli radicchio risotto with Chianti wine, provolone cheese and Valtellina’s speckled ham; and Pizza gourmet selection -Thin crust gourmet pizza with prime imported Italian cold meats,cheeses, seafood & fresh truffle.
Fish & Meat dishes include- Grilled king prawns wrapped with prosciutto, served with citrus salad and Tuscan olive oil; Tagliata grilled Australian wagyu beef sirloin marble 9+ 280gr with radicchio, endive, arugula and roasted potatoes; and Crispy suckling pig “rustico” with roasted potatoes and a garlic-rosemary sauce.
And to complete- the temptations from the Desserts selection include- Tiramisu a la Oriana – Strawberries and anisetta meletti; and Coffee affogato – Espresso coffee with kahlua, whipped cream and bitter chocolate biscuit.
More dishes are highlighted in the photographs below.
Antipasti buffet selections
Section of Antipasti buffet
Fresh Mocktail- “SAINT NICK”– peach syrup, sprite, lime juice and pineapple juice
Crudo of Beef Tenderloin– with arugula leaves, parmigiano shavings, wild mushrooms & balsamic caviar
Pizza preparation in the Finishing Kitchen
Chef Oriana’s Classic Pizza- Margherita
Wholemeal spelt tagliatelle– with fresh basil, aged pecorino cheese and home made tomato sauce
2 style Seared Fresh Yellowtail Tuna– with aromatic herbs and pistachio, black olive mustard and spiced onion jam
Oven Roasted New Zealand Lamb Chops- with porcini and rosemary rub, cauliflower puree and a Barolo wine jus
Sicilian Crispy Cannoli- filled with ricotta cream, candied fruit, strawberries, and served with lemon sorbet
Rosso Restaurant & Lounge
Address: Shangri-La Jakarta , Kota BNI, Jln Jend Sudirman Kav.1, Jakarta 10220. Indonesia
Restaurant Reservations: +62.21.3048 8565
Restaurant: Lunch 11:30 am ~ 2:30 pm Dinner 6:30 pm ~ 10:30 pm
Lounge Hours: 11:00 am ~ 2:30 pm , and 5:30 pm ~ 01:00 am
Hotel website: www.shangri-la.com/en/property/jakarta/shangrila/dining
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/shangrilaintl