Romantic Garden Themed Restaurant – Odysseia
Dinner like royals under a classical dome dome surrounded by an enchanting garden adorned with many lantern stars and an illuminating fountain. This was one of those days where I decided to bring my camera out but realised I have forgotten to bring along my SD card. What a shame.. but I have to thank iphone who did a fair job in capturing all of what is in this post. Odysseia is a restaurant located at Pacific Place Mall, still in the premises but outside of it to be exact. It is housed right at one of the entrances outside the mall.
Being held captive of my favourite cuisine for quite some time has got me craving for pasta. I typically hinge towards Fettuccine Carbonara for its one of my favourite pastas of all time, but I was craving for something a little meatier, so I decided on the Italian Giant Meatballs Pasta. It was simple comfort food with all the right ingredients. The meat was tender and juicy, while fresh cheese tasted good too. The only thing I would suggest improvement is that I love my pasta cooked al dente and it should be that way, always. Timing is key and that can be improved.
The salmon was pan seared and served with cream mashed potato and dill butter sauce. This plate has got the salmon all the right complementary elements, although more asparagus would have been nice.
The American Style Pizza was served not on a regular batter but on a puff pastry. This made it feel more like a dessert or an appetizer like a minced pie, but still great nonetheless. What was in it was minced beef, onion, tomato, gherkin, mayonnaise with mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
A little small as predicted because usually when we go parma we go big! Taste wise it was alright, nothing out of the ordinary. What was needed was a side of carbs and veggies. The lack of sides and due to its wee size made it an unworthy purchase.
Still, this place is a great place to hangout at night, to let loose after the work hours. It is located at the SCBD Jakarta, so its no wonder that its packed with workers even on a weekday night. We all would want to hang around till the infamous Jakarta traffic subsides, especially in this particular area at this particular time right?
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman
Lantai South Lobby, Pacific Place Mall
Tel: 021 5140 0028