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Flavors of Colombia with Chef Marcela Arango at Seasonal Tastes

The Westin Jakarta

Seasonal Tastes at The Westin Jakarta presents the vibrant flavors of Colombia featuring Chef Marcela Arango from June 3rd to 10th, 2024.

The Bogotá-born chef will be showcasing her cuisine influenced by Caribbean flavors and style, such as Caribbean Beach Shrimp Cocktail, Duck Pebre Carimañolas, Chuzo de Pollo, and desserts like Enyucado, all available on the buffet spread of Seasonal Tastes.

Marcela Arango, who spent her childhood in the Caribbean, has been one of the creators of El Ciervo y el Oso, a restaurant in Bogotá renowned for celebrating Colombian cuisine and utilizing local produce. Currently, she and her husband own El Pantera Taquería, where they explore Mexican cuisine with locally sourced ingredients.

Over the past nine years, she has been involved in food styling, food makeup for advertising, and food photography, notably for the winner of the Best Cookbook of the Year 2021 at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, "Wrapped in Plantain, Cassava, and Corn in Traditional Colombian Kitchens."

In the past year, she has also contributed to training and recipe creation consultancy for the Tourist Routes through the Forests and Peace, collaborating with communities on biodiversity in cooking, alongside the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens and the UK Pact in Colombian territory.

Seasonal Tastes offers all-day dining with 360-degree views of Jakarta and a diverse selection of seven live cooking stations, drawing influences from Western, Indian, and Asian cuisines. Located on the 51st floor of The Westin Jakarta, Seasonal Tastes provides an enticing buffet and à la carte options throughout the day.

Marriott Bonvoy members can earn points from this dining experience. Enroll for free today at and enjoy Marriott Bonvoy points, redeemable for free nights and dining worldwide.

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Jalan H. R. Rasuna Said Kav. C-22A
Jakarta 12940 Indonesia  
T.  +62 21 2788 7788