Last Saturday, Agent D took me out to dinner at AMUZ, a French fine-dining establishment in Jakarta. It was a pleasant surprise as we weren’t celebrating any special occasion/anniversary.
Agent D: Wear something nice ya, we’re going out for dinner.
Me: WHERE WHERE WHERE (absolutely can’t stand yet love surrrrprises).
And so I found myself at AMUZ Gourmet Restaurant, cozily tucked away in a corner of the second floor of the Energy Building. The entire place was serene and elegant – a nice getaway from the crowded and busy streets of Jakarta.
Opened by Chef Gilles Marx in October 2010, AMUZ makes a lovely place for a date night out. I loved its entire Parisian interior featuring Eiffel Tower-inspired ironwork, unique teardrop-like chandeliers and paintings by some of Indonesia’s renowned artists.
The restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine accompanied by French, as well as other European wines, stored in a walk-in glass cellar. Patrons can enjoy their cocktail creations or wine in the adjoining bar and lounge.
Agent D made a reservation for their “Saturday Romantic Dinner” which includes a 6 course degustation set menu for two, table set up, and cocktails before or after dinner. The total bill came up to about IDR 2 juta.
We started off feeling very hungry but as the courses progressed, we ate each one slower and slower.
Towards the end of our dinner, I realised we had not yet taken a mandatory table shot. So here goes! *Agent D rolls eyes*
By the time we finished our main courses, I was 99-ish% full. But there’s always room for dessert. Right.
Overall, we enjoyed our fine-dining experience at AMUZ. Most of their dishes are rich in taste and flavor, yet light and refreshing.
Thank you for arranging this, Agent D. Above all, I enjoyed our conversations over dinner the most.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf
AMUZ French Restaurant
The Energy Building, 2nd Floor
Jalan Jend. Sudirman Kav 52-53