It is not an InterContinental festive season if it does not involve many superstars in its month-long series of celebrations. The luxury hospitality icon of the capital of Indonesia, the InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah, has prepared a whole series of elite products and events for affluent residents of Jakarta to celebrate Christmas and New Year in profound luxury.
From festive Christmas cocktails at The Lounge to Christmas dinners at the celebrated Sugar & Spice prepared for the special occasion by the hotel’s singular kitchen team to a great selection of Christmas-themed premium hampers to gift others, the hotel has prepared an array of high-end treats for sophisticated Jakartans to experience a pleasantly unforgettable Christmas with their family and friends.
Some of the main highlights of the hotel’s end-of-the-year festive period’s premium sweet treats are the creations of pastry superstar Kim Pangestu. The talented Indonesian artisanal pastry star honed her skills in prestigious kitchens in Australia such as Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney, Kirsten Tibballs’ Savour Chocolate and Patisserie School, Peter Doyle at The Quay, Tetsuya’s and Adriano Zumbo’s Zumbo Patisserie.
Upon her return to Indonesia, she became the Executive Pastry Chef and owner of Nomz Kitchen, where her sweet creations earned her undeniable adulation and recognition from pastry connoisseurs all over Indonesia. As well as being the baking instructor favourite of many leading brands, Kim is now building her own pasty business in Jakarta.
To spoil the loyal guests and customers of InterContinental Pondok Indah, Kim and the hotel’s creative culinary team led by Chef Attila Körmöczi, are combining their collective culinary genius to create Christmas cakes that are delicious, one-of-a-kind, and unforgettable.
The classic Christmas fruit cake, for example, has been given an exciting modern touch: “We want something classic but with a twist. So, the first idea was to revisit the Christmas fruit cake. We soaked the fruits for a minimum of 2 weeks before baking and we use the best quality of ingredients. [The final result is] our own version of [the classic] Christmas fruit cake,” informed Kim Pangestu.
“Through these new versions of the classic and well-known cakes, I want to help them [the hotel’s loyal customers and guests] to create happy memories with their loved ones,” she continued.
A part of the distinguished InterContinental® global hospitality brand, InterContinental Jakarta Pondok Indah rigorously applies the IHG Way of Clean which includes deep cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants. Guests and residents can expect to see enhanced procedures, which may include face-covering requirements, various ways to reduce contact throughout the properties, social distancing measures within public spaces and procedures based on local authorities’ guidance and/or advice.
For more information about cakes made by Kim Pangestu, please call +6221 3950 7355 or
INTERCONTINENTAL JAKARTA PONDOK INDAH
Jl. Metro Pondok Indah Kav. IV TA
Tel: +62 21 3950 7355
Fax: +62 21 3950 7366