Author: Chic Eater
My occasional pass through Jl. Ir. H. Juanda brought to my attention the opening of a new establishment just beside Seximo boutique building. I heard that I has already opened for public. It was not clear from the outside whether this newly opened place is a boutique, a bar, or a restaurant. Compelled by strong curiosity, I went to check it out.
It is a three-storey building with the ground floor operating as a boutique which was closed at the time of my late visit. Walking up the stairs on the left side of the building, I reached the second floor which is a restaurant, a fine dining one I might add by the look of it. Well since I already came, might as well tried it.
The menu revealed a strong french cuisine influence. With the foreigner head chef walking around the open kitchen, the prospect of enjoyment from this unplanned fine dining experience became somewhat more promising. Prepared only for a regular restaurant dinner, I restrained my eagerness to order too many of their menus.
While waiting for my order, we were served with amuse bouche, with presentation and quality comparable to that of nice fine dining restaurants alike.
Beef Carpaccio (IDR 100,000) – Being a fan of carpaccios, I’d say this carpaccio was well served. The lean beef was sliced in appropriate thickness and nicely seasoned. The company of cheese and tangerine on the plate alleviate the point even more. Good starter.
Grilled Salmon (IDR 150,000) – The salmon, served on a bed of asparagus and noodle, was fresh and grilled just right. The asparagus was soft with great taste on the noodle.
Vegetarian Risotto (IDR 90,000) – Yet another triumph for the kitchen team. Risotto was cooked nicely with a good combination of mushrooms. The taste was just splendid.
At the end of our dinner, they provided us with a tablet look alike thingy that turned out to be a blow up napkin. Put the tablet into the water, and voila it became a napkin.
Afterwards, I checked out the lounge on the third floor. I was a bit hesitant to order the cocktail since I am not a big fan of vodka-based cocktail. Persuaded by the bartender, I tried Dragon Breath, which I came to like since it was sweet and fruity, suited for ladies who prefer soft and smooth over hardcore alcoholic drinks.
So overall I was undeniably satisfied with the food and service. The food is great, everything cooked well. The pastry is also good with nothing served soggy. The only thing that affected the experience a jot was the music on the lounge that was played too hard and too upbeat during dinnertime. Probably because of the current bandung regulation that set a limit for entertainment places to open only until 12 midnight.
L’Societe Dine & Bar
Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 106
P: +62 8211 6163 222 / 8112 110 966
Open: 4 pm – 10 pm