Okay I just realized that I didn’t even put up any posts on how we spent Christmas Day and New Years Eve! Somehow it got buried in all the other pictures I had and I never got to post them. Since my blog is my online journal, I am not doing a great job at journaling the holidays am I if I don’t put it up before January ends! So here goes!
Besides last Christmas was our first holiday away from home and family – it was quite a momentous event! And I am happy to say that we survived and even enjoyed it! Whoever said Christmas and New Year in Jakarta is said? We are lucky we have great friends to celebrate with – and we made new ones along the way too!
Sorry this is soooooo late but like I said… better late than never! Right! Right??? Thanks for understanding!
As part of Diplo Life, I guess we really have to learn to make holidays special, wherever we find ourselves in the world. You don’t always get to go home or have family present, but it’s up to us to still make celebrations special. This post I am sharing pictures of Christmas Martini Brunch at Lobo Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. It’s basically the Christmas version of our favorite brunch buffet – the Lobo Martini Brunch. Click here to see pics of the Martinis they offer.
The prawns were good but the Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino didn’t taste as good as it did the last time I ate it. I still prefer the steak!
While we were eating we heard Christmas pudding in on of the carols and we began asking each other if anyone knew exactly what a Christmas pudding was. Since nobody new, Fab Ted asked one of the waiters. And instead of telling us, the chef whipped one up to show us what it was! Talk about star treatment! That’s what we get for being with Fab Ted! =P Now we know what it is!
It’s basically a glorified version of fruit cake. Since I am not fond of fruit cake, this was obviously not my cup of tea, but if you do like fruit cake then this is a much more moist version!
While we were winding down our meal we noticed a guy (who probably had too many martinis) right outside our window…
We had a good laugh at that one! Before we parted ways, we took a group pic.
- And the next 2 posts will be about how we spent our New Year’s Eve – wherein our numbers dwindled even more.
- Sundays, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Rp. 398,000++/person, including free flow of juices, iced tea and soft drinks
- Rp. 498,000++/person, including free flow of martinis, sparkling wine, house pouring red or white wine
- The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Jl. Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav. E.1.1 no. 1, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta.
- Tel. 021 2551 8862
- Lobo is Open daily from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m.