(Jakarta, 28 July 2021) – Scheduled to open in September 2021, Tom’s by renowned UK chef, Tom Aikens at The Langham Jakarta promises to be the new culinary destination in the city.
Located on the 62nd floor of the hotel, the European restaurant features Italian mosaic flooring by Sicis, Knoll chairs, leather upholstered benches, old world chandeliers and floor to ceiling windows, showcasing spectacular views of Jakarta’s skyline from the Sudirman Central Business District.
Tom’s is a project close to the hearts of both The Langham, Jakarta and Tom Aikens. Growing up with his father who is a French wine merchant, Aikens spent significant amounts of time experiencing French cuisine and culture. He further refined his craft under the tutelage of Pierre Koffmann and Joel Robuchon, and was the youngest chef who achieved Two Michelin stars at 26 years old.
The style of cuisine at Tom’s is British and French influenced and prepared simply, using the best seasonal quality produce.
The Marrone open kitchen will showcase the lively process, the Himalayan salt-dry meat lockers will age the best quality beef; the wood fired grill will layer complexity into any simple flavour; the épicerie like shelves will offer a wide variety of charcuterie and cheeses along with wide selections of wine.
“At Tom’s, the produce is the hero. We are celebrating flavours and harmonising taste and texture, working with the world’s best meat, imported or dry aged to perfection in-house, along with poultry and seasonal seafood prepared and cooked “on the bone” which is a superior method of cooking,” said Aikens.
Tom will also introduce European nostalgia to the Jakarta dining scene with highly styled à la carte Gueridon service of meat carvings, burrata and various desserts. Champagnes and cocktails will also be presented and prepared for guests at the table.
The burrata trolley will be stocked with the finest from Pugliese, complete with fresh garnishes and accompaniments. On weekends, there will be roast beef that is carved at the table, thereby ensuring a personalized level of culinary service for the guests. Seasonal seafood towers made up of the freshest seafood sourced from sustainable fisheries are changed daily or weekly dependent on the availability of the freshest produce, which will also be a focal dish on the dining table.
Tom’s also features a mezzanine lounge that overlooks the restaurant with a circular steel stairs connected to the cosy wooden cladded bar which specialises in the largest and most varied whiskey selections in Jakarta.
Tom’s at The Langham, Jakarta will be helmed by Executive Sous Chef, Giles Langford. Chef Langford, who was trained by Aikens, initially studied Agriculture and Horticulture but revealed a passion for food and travel, mixed with a fondness of an organic kitchen and a love for modern-classical French cuisine and Italian gastronomy. He will also create a rooftop eco-garden at the hotel where the freshly grown herbs will be used solely at the restaurant.
Gaylord Lamy, general manager of The Langham, Jakarta said, “We are looking forward to unveil the city’s highly anticipated restaurant opening to the world after years of meticulous planning and working closely with the Tom Aikens team to craft and project the culinary vision into reality.”
“Set to elevate dining experiences in Jakarta, Tom’s is spacious yet intimate, and will be one of the most fascinating gastronomic ventures and social gathering places when it opens,” added Lamy.
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About The Langham, Jakarta
Set to become a landmark hotel in arguably the best location in Jakarta City, the 223-room Langham will be Langham Hospitality Group’s first property in the region. Designed by the Singapore based Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, the hotel embodies classical design elements, combining glamour with urban sophistication. One of the stunning interior highlights is the dramatic chandelier by Lasvit, the renowned creators of brilliant glass installations, highlighting the iconic spiral staircase at the sky lobby on Level 62 that is a reflection of East (T’ang Court) meets West (Tom’s by Tom Aikens).
The Langham, Jakarta will also feature exceptional restaurants and bars with celebrity partnerships that include Tom’s by Tom Aikens, the culinary maestro who has guided his restaurants to accolades by the Michelin Guide. T’ang Court, inspired by its Three Michelin Starred Cantonese restaurant namesake at The Langham, Hong Kong, will make its debut into Southeast Asia. Afternoon tea aficionados may bask at the beautiful environs at Alice, and for those who are familiar with the Artesian at The Langham, London – recognized as the World’s Best Bar for several years – will delight in knowing that its latest outpost will be at the dazzling rooftop of The Langham, Jakarta.
The Langham Club lounge on the hotel’s 59th floor will be a private and luxurious haven for guests who prefer a discerning level of comfort with panoramic views of Jakarta City. There is a writer’s corner, a reading library and private arrival and departure facilitates with dedicated butlers for personalized service.
About The Langham Hotels & Resorts
Combining modern sophistication and timeless glamour, The Langham Hotels & Resorts is globally recognised for its exceptional intuitive service, contemporary art collections, award-winning culinary expertise and signature pink accents. Drawing on the brand’s distinctive British heritage from the opening of the flagship hotel in London in 1865, The Langham continues the legacy by delivering exceptional experiences with a touch of playfulness in key destinations in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, Asia Pacific and Greater China. Learn about the brand by visiting LanghamHotels.com, and follow The Langham Hotels and Resorts on Instagram (@langhamhotels) and Facebook (@thelanghamhotels) and Twitter (@thelanghamhotel).
About Langham Hospitality Group
As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hotels under The Langham Hotels and Resorts and Cordis Hotels brands, with more than 30 projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from Asia, Europe and North America to the Middle East. The Group takes its name from the legendary Langham in London which was widely recognized as Europe's first Grand Hotel. For over 150 years, this flagship hotel has represented sophisticated and gracious hospitality, a philosophy that reflects elegance in design, innovation in hospitality, sincere service and captivation of the senses across all properties. For more information, please access the website at LanghamHospitalityGroup.com.
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