I was pleasantly surprised to find an invitation to a Mooncake cooking class and dinner from the nice people at JW Marriott Jakarta (Kuningan) last week. It’s that time of the year again – the Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake time! Did the JW Marriot manage make a mooncake convert out of me?
I’ll be honest and say that I was not a fan of mooncake, however I was intrigued to see how it was made so I went. And boy am glad I did! The mooncakes at JW Marriot’s Pearl restaurant were really GOOD! I guess all this time, I’ve just had not-so-great-versions of this delicacy.
*Warning: this is a long post with lots of photos that I couldn’t NOT post. I can’t help it if there were so many interesting/lovely things to capture! =P (Click images to enlarge)
Mooncake Praline-making Demo
This is a great modern take on mooncakes – and my absolute favorite variation! JW Marriott pralines are made with melted luscious LINDT chocolates. OoOoOoOoooooh…. They had me at chocolate!
We were so caught up in the interesting demo that we didn’t even realize that people were eating already. Some shots of the cocktail dinner. Everything was delicious and we went back for seconds (or maybe even thirds – blush!). My mouth is watering just remembering the food.
I am now officially a Mooncake convert! If any of you are interested in trying em out, details below. I also took the time to scan the prices for you! Enjoy and if you get to try it, do drop me a line and tell me what you think!
* Event c/o JW Marriott Jakarta
Pearl Restaurant – JW Marriott Jakarta
- JL. Lingkar Mega Kuningan Kav E 1.2 No 1&2, Jakarta, 12950 Indonesia
- Phone: +62 21 57988888
- Click images to enlarge