Chef Gilles Marx of Amuz Gourmet restaurant in Jakarta is happy to announce the very first Disciple Escoffier Epicure’s Dinner at Amuz restaurant on October 28th 2021 at 6pm.

The Disciple Escoffier is a worldwide association of chefs who, since 1954, serve to promote the values of August Escoffier. With more than 30.000 members, in 47 countries worldwide, the values of the association are to honour the memory of Auguste Escoffier, to promote the art of cooking and eating, to organize culinary competitions for young chefs and waiters, to bring closer together chefs and waiters, to organize culinary events for the public and to support charity associations.

August Escoffier, born in 1846 in France, was the first chef, restaurateur and culinary writer to organize, categorize and standardize French cuisine and art of dining modernizing French cuisine and elevating the profession. He worked in partnership with hotelier César Ritz, rising to prominence together at the Ritz hotel in Paris and then at the Carlton hotel in London which under his reign become the culinary epicentres of the world. To such extent that Escoffier decided to create a worldwide gastronomic event called Le Diner d’Epicure which, starting in 1912, was served in 37 restaurants all around the world and in 1914, 140 restaurants in the world. For his tremendous achievements in promoting French gastronomy to the world he was granted the title of Officer of Legion of Honour by the President of France.

Until today Escoffier remains the only chef and restaurateur to have successfully pulled off such an amazing enterprise and in honour of his tremendous success in globalizing French gastronomy, the disciples of Escoffier have maintained an annual tradition of the Diner d’Epicure. And this year of 2021 they will be celebrating the 175th anniversary of August Escoffier.

On October 28th 2021, at Amuz restaurant, the Indonesian chapters of the Disciple Escoffier (Bali and Jakarta) will be inoculated by the President of the Disciple Escoffier Asia Pacific, Chef Robert Fontana. The board members of the association will be: President Indonesia; Chef Gilles Marx, Vice President Jakarta; Chef Stefu Santoso, Vice President for Bali; Chef Gildas Perrin, First Secretary; Chef Ronald Silvano, in charge of collaborations and sponsors; Chef Chris Salans, and in charge of development and communication; Mr. Hans Manan.

After the inoculation the members of the newly formed association will cook a signature Diner d’Epicure for which Auguste Escoffier was so renowned for. The dinner will be a 5-course tasting menu with all premium French wines. The menu has been specially designed by the President of the Association, Chef Nicolas Sale, and Chef Guillaume Gomez, the Ambassador of French Gastronomy and the official chef of the French Presidency. Chefs Chris Salans of Mozaic restaurant  in Bali, Pastry Chef Fransisca Tamba of Amuz Gourmet Group, Chef Stefu Santoso of Aprez cafes and catering, and Chef Gilles Marx of Amuz Gourmet, will be cooking on the evening preparing the following menu:

Welcome Cocktails and Canapes

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Declination of Duck between tradition and modernity

Consomme, Duck Magret Prosciutto and Apple (Amuse Bouche)

Foie Gras ‘Mi-Cuit’, Purple Mustard-Grape Pulp, Toasted Paillasse Bread

Duck Confit Dim-Sum, Foie Gras-Cider Vinegar Bouillon

signed chef Nicolas Sale

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Langouste sauce Newburgh

Lobster, Orange-Cardamom Newburgh Sauce,

Caramelized Fennel and Candied Orange

signed chef Michel Roth

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Paleron de Boeuf “Belle Epoque”,

 Beef chuck “Belle Epoque” style

signed chef Guy Legay

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Exclusive French Cheese Buffet by Chef Andrea Peresthu

Served with traditional accompaniments & traditional Poilâne bread

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Manjari  chocolate crisp with cocoa bean nougatine

Signed by chef Eddie Benghanem

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Coffee, Tea and Mignardises

The above dishes will be carefully paired by specially selected premium French wines; Charles de Fere, Cuvèe Jean Louis, Brut NV / Gustave Lorentz, Pinot Gris Grand Crus d’Altenberg De Bergheim, 2011 / Domaine Chanson, Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016 / Jean Pierre Moueix, Chateau La Serre Grand Crus de St Emilion 2021 / Paul Jaboulet Aine, Les Grandes Terrasses Rouge Cornas 2016 / Calvet Reserve du Ciron Sauternes 2018.

After the dinner, guests are welcome to go to Artoz Bar located adjacent to Amuz to meet the Chefs with special performance by our live band.

Vive la France!

Amuz Gourmet restaurant
The Energy Building 2nd floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman SCBD kav. 52-53 Jakarta Selatan 12190