Eat+Drink: Cacaoté

CHOCO LOCO. Dine in style at Cacaoté (Jl. Senopati Raya no. 80, Jakarta; +62 21 2930 6127;, the latest culinary gem in South Jakarta.

The patisserie counter on the pinkish European-chic first floor woos ladies who lunch with an assortment of sweet delights—the éclair and cacaoté are pure decadence. One floor up unfolds a totally different story with the black masculine interior. The foie gras options are tantalizing and the lobster risotto is sublime. French cooking dominates the menu, albeit several Asian-oriented picks that are no less toothsome for a lazy weekend. Beers and refreshing cocktails are plenty in stock, so don’t worry about a late supper before hitting the clubs.