The Jakarta Post
Known for her signature style in creating modern Indonesian cuisine, chef Petty Elliott, along with Ritz-Carlton Hotel's executive chef Sean MacDougall, has created a four-course dinner inspired by Indonesia's archipelagic nature. (Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place/File)
Travel company Coral Triangle Safaris, which operates its luxury yacht Sequoia around the eastern parts of Indonesia, is collaborating with celebrity chef Petty Elliott for an archipelago-themed dinner in Jakarta on Thursday, which aims to raise funds to help people with disabilities.
Set to be held at the Glass House at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pacific Place, collected funds from the "Archipelago Charity Dinner" will be donated to the Chesire Indonesia Foundation, which provides residential facilities as well as vocational training programs for adult men and women with mobility disabilities. The foundation also focuses on job placement or establishing viable self-employment.
"The goal is to enable disabled people to integrate with the community," Petty told a media luncheon on Wednesday at the Ritz-Carlton's Pasola.
Known for her signature style in creating modern Indonesian cuisine, Petty, along with the hotel's executive chef Sean MacDougall, has created a four-course dinner inspired by Indonesia's archipelagic nature.
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Incorporating ingredients dominated by fresh seafood selections, the presentation of the dishes also reflects Indonesia's unique underwater life, as well as traditional cuisine elements.
Among them, the Pelangi Ikan Gohu (Gohu Fish Rainbow) dish, inspired by a typical dish originating from Maluku, comprises a tuna ceviche with pomelo served with vegetable chips decorated to reflect coral reefs.
Yessi Sari, Coral Triangle Safaris CEO, expressed enthusiasm for the event, saying it provided a platform to support Indonesia's tourism potential as a vast archipelagic nation, while also giving back to the community.