AMKC Atelier

March 3, 2016 Ellyna Tjohnardi

AMKC Atelier is a brand new gourmet eatery & artisan pastry shop that opens in one of Jakarta's posh-est shopping mall. It's an original concept by the owners who are also the chefs here: Adhika Maxi and Karen Carlotta, hence AMKC.
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
For foodies in Jakarta, the two names may be familiar, because after all, these chefs are at the helm of one of the busiest kitchens in town: Union. The latter is famous for its indulgent and rich cakes, as well as good food that gets people coming back for more. So, when the married chefs open a new concept, much is of course, expected.

AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)

AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
The monochrome interior is occasionally intermezzo-ed by the presence of warm wall illumination and paintings
AMKC Atelier's menu are original dishes, draw its inspiration from French cuisine, but with the chefs' own twists and some local flavour influences.
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
Black Truffle Choux IDR 65,000

The Black Truffle Choux is a jackpot, I loved it, but perhaps I'd love to add more truffle oil in it. Haha, I know, truffle oil is a faux pas in the haute cuisine world. Next the Clam Chowder soup, while the clams were fresh and odourless even to someone sensitive to seafood like myself, the soup was sadly too salty. It was just an accident I believe. The other dishes that almost got me hooked was the Hokkaido Scallop, while the scallop is the championed hero, the mashed potato quietly stole the show.

Turns out the highlight of my experience would be the dessert, both the plated and cakes off the display counter by Karen Carlotta. KC Cappuccino "Deconstructed" is a cup of indulgent dessert for coffee lovers, consisting 3 layers of coffee flavoured pannacotta / custard, crumbs and mousse. The twist is in the presence of alcohol (I suspect to be baileys), which is more than subtle in the dessert (good news for alcohol fans like me). Then, on another visit, I tried the Pavlova Cake and Es Teler Cake, both are so delightfully moist, light and creamy, with just the right level of sweet to keep me going scoop after scoop. 
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
Left: Basil Bread & Homemade Butter IDR 35,000
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
New England Clam Chowder with corn IDR 80,000
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
Sea Urchin, pork crackling crumbs, truffled angel hair IDR 180,000
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
Hokkaido Scallop, lemon XO vinaigrette, kale, sauteed mushrooms, mashed potato, tomato IDR 230,000
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
Left: KC Cappuccino "Deconstructed" IDR 45,000
Right: Black Coffee by Ombe Kofie IDR 45,000
AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
Cross section of the KC Cappuccino
Pavlova-cake-AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
Pavlova Cake IDR 55,000 / slice
Es-Teler-cake-AMKC-Atelier-(www.culinarybonanza.com)
Es Teler Cake - my personal favourite, super moist and tastes just like the actual iced dessert IDR 55,000

*) Prices are subject to 21% Service Charge & Government Tax

Open Hours:
10 AM - late (daily)

AMKC Atelier
Plaza Indonesia Level 1 #E017 (Lobby next to The Plaza's)
Jl. MH Thamrin  Kav.28-30
Central Jakarta - 10350
Ph: +6221 29924357

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