Chef William Wongso Presents Culinary Wonders Of Indonesia at The Residence Bintan and Sheraton Towers Singapore

For a limited time only this September and October, sail across on ‘The Nusantara Spice Journey’ from Singapore to Indonesia with Chef Wongso, showcasing authentic Indonesian specialities

20th September 2022 – Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts, a leading international hospitality company with a portfolio of independent luxury hotel properties in the world’s most desirable locations, is delighted to unveil a special culinary experience led by Indonesia’s most celebrated culinary expert, Chef William Wongso. Coming to Singapore and Bintan for a limited time only, guests will be invited to embark on ‘The Nusantara Spice Journey’ with authentic Indonesian culinary delicacies created by Chef Wongso, from Friday, 23rd September to Sunday, 25th September at Sheraton Towers Singapore and from Friday, 21st to Sunday, 23rd October at The Residence Bintan.

Titled The Nusantara Spice Journey, from Sulawesi to Sumatra, the evocative menu will spotlight the indigenous ingredients, as well as aromatic herbs and spices, that capture the essence of Indonesian flavours. Discerning gourmands can look forward to savouring an emblematic journey through the archipelago’s Spice Islands, home to over 30,000 spice species and the second largest mega bio diversity in the world.

‘The Nusantara Spice Journey’ Debuts at Sheraton Towers Singapore

Showcasing the best of Indonesia’s spices and diverse culinary heritage; guests can reserve this special dining experience from Friday, 23rd September to Sunday, 25th September at Sheraton Towers Singapore, and look forward to discovering a flavourful buffet of authentic Indonesian culinary delights that formed the archipelago, presented by leading culinary expert Chef William Wongso alongside Executive Chef Eric Cheam. The buffet is priced at S$88++ per adult and S$38++ per children, and available for dinner on Friday, 23rd September; lunch and dinner on Saturday, 24th September; and lunch on Sunday, 25th September 2022.

Among buffet highlights include a sumptuous selection of Indonesian classics including the Beef Rendang, Sate Daging Kelapa (Coconut Spiced Prime Beef Short Rib, Sate Peanut Soya Sauce); a rotation of meat and fish dishes such as Ayam Tangkap (Aceh Fried Chicken with Crispy Curry Leaves); Ikan Dabu-dabu (Steamed Locally Farmed Whole Barramundi with Tomato Shallot and Calamansi Sauce); and pastry delights Es Pisang Ijo (Green Banana) and Dadar Gulung (Pandan roll Stuffed Gula Melaka Grated Coconut).

There will also be an action and carving station, for your preferred Mie Godog (Jawa Broth Noodle) with condiments of Prawn & Chicken, Fried Shallot, Sliced Spring Onion and Salted Ikan Kurau; or Pasture-raised Beef Ribeye Roast with Saksang Sauce (North Sumatra Mala Sauce) with condiments of Salsa / Sambal, Sambal Matah and Sambal Colo-Colo.

General bookings for ‘The Nusantara Spice Journey’ at Sheraton Towers Singapore can be made directly at [email protected] or by calling +65 6839 5621

‘The Nusantara Spice Journey’ Arrives at The Residence Bintan

For guests seeking to venture into the heart of the archipelago, ‘The Nusantara Spice Journey’ featuring Chef Wongso, the visiting chef-in residence, will make its anticipated debut from Friday, 21st to Sunday, 23rd October at The Residence Bintan. Guests are encouraged to reserve these limited seats at Rica Rica restaurant to savour a showcase of authentic Indonesian fine-dining over lunches and dinners through a medley of local flavours against the picturesque tropical backdrop of The Residence Bintan.

Highlights will include Chef Wongso’s signatures as well as his inimitable take on various Indonesian classics. The appetisers will comprise a trio medley showcasing Ceviche of Gohu Tuna from Moluccas from the Maluku (Spice) Islands; Slada Bangka Udang, a North Sulawesi dish of white radish with cashew nuts, yellow mustard and sugar; and Mentho Yogya, a sweet savoury steam mince spiced chicken of Central Java.

Other highlights of the dinner menu include a hearty Binte Biluhuta Gorontalo soup of Sweet Corn, Young Coconut, Shrimp Broth from North Sulawesi; Gulai Ikan Aceh Roti Jala (Fish Curry Lacy Pancake) from North Sumatra; a main course of Beef Prime Short Rib & Chicken with Rendang Sauce highlighting flavours of Central Sumatra (Minangkabu), with Tempeh, Yellow turmeric fragrance rice, Rumpu Rampe and Crispy caramelised potato chips. The specially curated 3-course set lunch featuring Nasi Liwet from Solo Central Java and Nasi Minyak, a specialty of Jambi Central Sumatra is priced at IDR450,000 ++ per adult and the 7-course dinner is priced at IDR850,000 ++ per adult.

For guests hoping to walk away with more immersive, personal takeaway; the Afternoon Tea Affair with Chef Wongso will feature a palate appetiser of refreshing Indonesia afternoon tea delights which will be followed by a cooking class including Sate Marangi, Ikan Pepes and Dadar Gulung as dishes to create together. The one day only cooking class at The Residence Bintan on Sunday, 23rd October is priced at IDR 350,000 ++ per adult.

Chef William Wongso comments, “I look forward to sharing my lifelong passion to preserve and illuminate authentic Indonesian flavours alongside The Residence Bintan and its idyllic atmosphere, through my rendition of the treasures of Indonesian cuisine. Come discover the rich heritage and meaningful stories through The Nusantara Spice Journey through our special menu with Indonesia’s evocative culinary diversity reflected in these dishes.” Rajeev Paul, General Manager at The Residence Bintan comments, “Chef William Wongso is local culinary legend who needs no introduction. On behalf of The Residence Bintan, we are delighted to showcase the best of Indonesia’s authentic culinary excellence alongside our discerning guests in this once in a lifetime dining experience upon our tropical retreat.”

Located on the shores of the largest island in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago, The Residence Bintan is nestled amid nature’s splendour with sweeping views across the South China Sea. Leading up to 2023, The Nusantara Spice Journey presented by Chef William Wongso heralds a brand new series of Indonesian top chefs at The Residence Bintan, which is easily accessible to Singaporean guests with a short hour’s ferry ride away, where exemplary Indonesian cuisine to be discovered. A hidden private oasis where elegance and nature spectacularly combine, Bintan is surrounded by beautiful islands which make for thrilling adventures and rich cultural historical sites, amid mesmerising jewels of nature and heritage, from Senggarang Island’s wooden houses on stilts and Bintan’s serene mangrove forests, where Silver Leaf Monkeys, Brahminy Kites, kingfishers, crabs and even fireflies can easily be spotted during the warm evenings.

General bookings for ‘The Nusantara Spice Journey’ at The Residence Bintan can be made at [email protected] or by calling T +62 778 6000 888 / +62 811 703 1676 (0800-2000hrs)

About Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts

The hospitality arm of Bonvests Holdings Limited, Cenizaro Hotels & Resorts is a leading international property and hospitality company with a portfolio of independent luxury hotel properties in some of the world’s most desirable locations. From exotic beach destinations for The Residence by Cenizaro properties in Mauritius, the Maldives, Tunis, Zanzibar, and Indonesia, to enchanting cultural havens with Morocco’s first boutique riad hotel, La Maison

Arabe, Marrakech and the charmingly intimate Riad Elegancia, Marrakech, to city properties with the Sheraton Towers Singapore and Four Points by Sheraton Perth; each hotel reflects a distinct individual personality and sense of place. Dedicated to providing enriching experiences, Cenizaro’s commitment to excellence is evident across every element of its business, from exceptional hospitality products to intuitive and personalised services.

About The Residence by Cenizaro

The Residence by Cenizaro properties are located in some of the world’s most beautiful destinations, each with a stunning beach setting. The portfolio is inspired by its mission to enrich every guest experience and create a relaxing environment that reflects the destination. Each resort strives to create long lasting memories, from the food to the wellness offering, to the commitment to the local communities in each destination. Launching the first property in 1996, The Residence Tunis, the established hospitality brand followed with The Residence Mauritius, The Residence Zanzibar, The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi, The Residence Bintan and finally The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah in 2019. Further expansion is planned with three hotels in Tunisia, including the group’s first city and desert properties – The Residence Douz, The Medina of Tunis and Djerba Island – alongside The Residence Mapur in Indonesia.

The Residence Bintan

A hidden oasis where elegance and nature spectacularly combine; nestled amidst lush natural wilderness and fringed by the South China Sea on the south-eastern shore of Bintan island, this idyllic resort is just a 55-minute ferry ride from Singapore yet a world away. The 127-room resort has simplicity and sophistication at its heart. The 22 exquisite one-bedroom beachfront villas, 80 one-bedroom vista and garden terraces, 15 one-bedroom Deluxe Sea View Villas and 4 opulent two-bedroom villas combine to offer the utmost privacy and an escape from the everyday - a place to both unwind and indulge. Three restaurants and bars, including traditional Indonesian dishes and Pan-Asian cuisine at signature restaurant Rica Rica, offer an innovative twist on local cuisine. The Spa with treatments by ila is home to eight private treatment rooms with plenty of serene views.

About Sheraton Towers Singapore

Sheraton Towers Singapore is strategically located along Scotts Road with 420 well-appointed rooms and 13,400 square feet of prime function space made up of 16 event venues. Honourably conferred the Luxury Contemporary Hotel Award 2019 by the World Luxury Hotel Awards, Sheraton Towers Singapore sets the benchmark in the hospitality industry with its outstanding quality standards and impressive service. From the detailed elegant furnishings, exquisite culinary experience to warm, discreet service, the hotel believes in pampering its guests with the comfort, luxury and conveniences that they are accustomed to at home.

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