Eat + Drink: Nouvelle

NOUVELLE CUISINE. The result of the marriage between east and west, Nouvelle (Equity tower, Ground Floor, Jl. Jendral sudirman kav. 52-53, Jakarta; +62 21 515 1356; www.nouvelle.co.id) offers unique selections of French dishes with a strong Japanese influence.

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At first glance, the seemingly contradictory palates, if not handled with the utmost care, could result in a catastrophic clashing of flavors. Yet, with chef de cuisine Shane Lynch’s meticulously orchestrated menu, the result of the amalgamation is a harmonious balance of flavors. With a strong focus on seafood, the exotic twists in classic fares result in dishes such as the pan-seared sea bass topped with tapioca pearls, Shoyu beef bordelaise and Hibachi king oyster mushrooms. The complex flavors with clean, simple palates are not reserved only for the main courses; curiosity-inducing Miso chocolate Palet could be a sweet way to end the feast.

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