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Sudestada Brings Argentinian To Jakarta

infojakarta.net – Sudestada lights up the Jakarta dining scene with its mouthwatering Latin menu with an Argentinian flair, while immersing its diners in the vivacious South American eating and drinking culture. The kitchen is helmed by Argentine chef and owner Victor Taborda.

Sudestada in Spanish it means “powerful wind,” particularly similar to the cool strong breeze before a mighty storm. The name is regarded as an auspicious name that brings good luck in Argentinian culture. Expected to take Jakarta by “storm” the restaurant is situated in the charming neighborhood of Menteng, where it occupies a distinguishable two-storey building, immediately identifiable with its floor-to-ceiling glass panels and red brick walls, that resembles a grand Argentinian house, complete with a quaint patio with refreshing water feature and an expansive outdoor courtyard.

Step inside the restaurant and be welcomed with the amiable charm of an Argentinian home. Guests are instantly transported to Buenos Aires with a huge framed photo of the El Caminito building, a landmark tourist destination in the La Boca district dominating the dining room with high ceilings that gives the space an airy feel. Up to the second floor, guests will find dangling plants and flowers decorating the neoclassical arched balconies, a typical Argentinian architectural feature – accessed by the bright yellow spiral staircase.

The spacious grill, bar and café sits 120 people comfortably in its indoor and outdoor areas. Incorporating contemporary modern character with casual rustic touches in its marble tabletops and exposed brick walls while boasting natural light from its floor to
ceiling glass windows and embodying Argentinian culture with vibrant mural paintings depicting iconic Argentinian lifestyle.

Grill & cuisine

With a nod to the chef’s Argentinian roots, Sudestada Jakarta offers a lively shared menu of authentic Latin flavors especially designed to bring people together over food similar to an “Asado” or a cherished family gathering around the grill in Argentina.

The main show revolves around an Asador or outdoor fire pit, a first in Jakarta and the bespoke 1.4-meter charcoal grill imported from the finest grill producer in Argentina, La Vaca Tuerta Parilla. From these two, Sudestada Jakarta brings the famous and culturally respected, Argentinian slow-grilled meats to your table, charred to perfection and comfortably savored at the heart of the capital.

What could be the perfect partner to Argentinian-style cooked meats other than the nation’s go-to condiment, Chimichurri. This oil-based sauce is made from loosely chopped parsley and garlic, and its tangy garlicky flavor is great to compliment any grilled or savory dish. At Sudestada Jakarta, chimichurri is made fresh daily and is used religiously to blanket grilled meats and is served at the table for dipping.

The restaurant offers a sharing style menu that emphasizes on the simplicity of Argentinian and Latin cuisine with honest and authentic flavors. The menu signatures include hand-cut beef empanadas or fried stuffed dough pockets with beef filling that
boasts a special family recipe which are passed down from the chef’s own grandmother. Housemade salchicas or minced pork and beef sausages are also an Argentine-staple dish, made fresh in house and lightly seasoned with paprika before grilled until juicy. The thick crust Argentinian-style pizza is another must try, it is light on tomato sauce but compensates with generous Argentine-style mozzarella cheese. The main star is the grilled meat ranging from Ojo De Bife or the rib eye, Bife De Chorizo or the Striploin and Tira de Asado or short ribs. The desserts are all equally favored, the chef recommends the Argentinian classics, which revolves around the country’s culinary treasure, Dulce de leche or caramelized milk jam. The sweet treats include the heavenly Flan Caramelo or caramel flan, the crunchy, bite-size Churros con dulce de leche or crunchy churros with a choice of caramel and chocolate sauce, and the indulgently sweet Alfajores or caramel sandwiched, shortbread cookies.

Sudestada Café

Adjacent to the main dining area, Sudestada Café offers grabs, bites and coffee ideal for pre-office breakfast, light lunches or that afternoon treat. Guests are welcome as early as 7am to start the day with a cup of house blend coffee made by the in-house experienced barista. Enjoy a refreshing smoothie bowl or the house signature Spanish Broken Eggs to fuel the day. By lunchtime, hearty Matambre sandwich or Gaucho burger are made to order. Guests could stay longer for late afternoon treats from the decadent dessert & bread display, some of our favorites include a vanilla Alfajor cookie or the flaky crust of the freshly made banana bread.

About Chef Victor Taborda

Chef Victor is an Argentinian native originally from the small town of Neuquen, on the North end of Patagonia. He spent his childhood helping out in his father’s steakhouse, thoroughly immersing himself in the concepts of Argentinian Asado. Proving that asado is in his blood, being the eldest he was trained to prepare food for his siblings. Having shaped his teenage years in the kitchen and had absolutely loved helping his Grandma creating empanadas, he felt contentment in cooking and decided to pursue his college studies in I.A.G (Instituto Argentino de Gastronomía), a Culinary School in Buenos Aires. Through several courses and apprenticeships, Victor enjoyed the great mentorships and harshness of the culinary world, he was then finally certain of his commitment in being a chef.

After graduation, he started his journey as a junior chef. In just five years, his persistence and skills escalated his career where in that span of time he had worked alongside Dani Garcia, a three-Michelin starred chef in Tragabuches Restaurant in Malaga and he settled as an executive chef at La Veranda Restaurant at The RitzCarlton Marbella, Spain. In 2008, he moved to Bali as an executive chef for a five-star resort, before joining the opening team of Cloud Lounge & Dining, Jakarta in 2013. In 2019, Sudestada Jakarta opens under the hand of this well-seasoned chef, offering an honest Latin menu with an Argentinian flair, as he shares his profound love for his country and its remarkable cuisine to a wider audience who are constantly hungry for food and experiences, Jakarta and beyond.

OPENING HOURS
Open daily 7.00 – 23.30
Breakfast 7.00 – 11.00
Lunch 11:00 – 15:00
Dinner 18:00 – 22:30

LOCATION
Jalan Irian No.15, RT.9/RW.5 Gondangdia Menteng Kota Jakarta Pusat DKI Jakarta
10350. Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Zmx8tqDtdE32

CAPACITY:
Dining: 1st floor: 50 seats, 2nd floor: 24 seats
Bar: 14 seats
Café: 24 seats
Terrace café: 32 seats
Outdoor: 56 seats
Total: 200-seated guests

BOOKING
Call or WhatsApp: +62 813 3126 5567
Email: booking@sudestadagrill.com

Afriliana Ambarani

amartaciptakanaka@gmail.com

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