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12 January 2013

Ambrosia Dine & Lounge - Surabaya

Ambrosia - Dian Istana, Surabaya

Ambrosia - Surabaya

Sore hari yang indah, beberapa bulan lalu saat pertama kali musim hujan sudah mulai tiba (biasanya panas menyengat T.T) kita memutuskan untuk mencoba ke ujung barat Surabaya untuk mencari resto yang menyediakan hidangan steak yang lezat
Pertama pilihannya jatuh ke Meat Shop, tapi tergoda oleh promosi Ambrosia, US Beef buy 1 get 1, akhirnya menggok ke Dian Istana


One one fine afternoon, few months ago, it was the beginning of monsoon season which means the end of the super hot summer, we decided to go to the edge of west Surabaya to find a dining place which serve good steak.
The first choice was Meat Shop in HR. Muhamad, but on the way, we got tempted by the giant billboard of Ambrosia, promoting their Steak, US Beef buy 1 get 1. So we diverted our plan and check it out.


Ambrosia

Tempatnya lumayan cozy, bisa untuk tempat bersantai, cocok untuk bertemu rekan kerja ataupun kencan. Untuk harganya menengah ke atas, per orang minimal sekitar Rp 80.000, jadi lebih cocok untuk acara khusus.


The place is quite cozy, suitable for hanging out, meeting for work or for a date. The cost per person is about Rp 80.000 minimum, which is more of the upper middle class segment for Surabaya, so this place is more suitable for special occasion rather than a weekly visit or such.





Ambrosia

Ambrosia

Ambrosia

Di sini juga terdapat area outdoor, dengan pemandangan lapangan rumput dan kolam renang. Cukup nyaman untuk sore menjelang malam. Saat itu masih lumayan panas, jadi kita memilih untuk makan di dalam saja.

They also have a outdoor dining area, overlooking a grass field and swimming pool. It's quite comfortable for afternoon dining. Because it was still a bit hot and humid, we decided to eat inside


Ambrosia indoor & bar area

Sesuai judulnya Dine & Lounge, tempat ini menyajikan pilihan minuman beralkohol yang cukup lengkap, bisa dilihat dari banyaknya botol berjajar di barnya. Ada juga daftar wine nya cukup lengkap, kemungkinan besar mereka bisa menyarankan wine yang cocok untuk makanan yang anda pesan. Berhubung terakhir saya mencoba minum wine (dua gelas) berakhir dengan tidur satu jam di sofa rumah teman, alhasil kapok dan tidak berani coba-coba pesan wine di sana.


They call their place lounge, so not a surprise that their bar is fully stocked. You can order assorted selection of cocktails or wine here. They have a wine list and probably can suggest a pairing for the food, suitable for the wine connoisseur

Ambrosia - Complimentary dinner roll

Ambrosia - Complimentary Bread Stick & Garlic Bread

Harga untuk steak yang di promosikan beragam mulai dari 325.000 - 425.000. Ada empat pilihan yang sayangnya saya tidak ingat dan tidak foto pamfletnya. Kalau tidak salah yang  sama dengan yang ada di menu, bagian premium steak.
Dengan tiap pesanan, diberikan roti pendamping / complimentary. Mengingat harganya ya wajar kalau diberi roti, walaupun tidak sebanyak di Majapahit :p (harap maklum..penggemar carbo)

The Steak on promotion comes in four options, from Rp 325.000 - Rp 425.000, which is listed in the pamflet on the table. I don't really recall the detail, but I think it's the same as the one listed in the menu, Premium Steak section.

Ambrosia - Absolute Steak, US Beef with Red Wine Sauce

Tiap steak datang dengan bendera kecil penanda US Beef. Sempat iseng berpikir bagaimana kalau diolah rawon US Beef ya?
Tiap kubus potongan daging ditancapin bendera pasti lucu ^^



Each steak comes with a small flag designating that it's a US Beef. 
I wonder what if somebody decided to make a Rawon out of US Beef.. would they stick this tiny flags on each meat cube? would be cute and interesting ^^

In case you don't know rawon, here's a photo of it, taken from wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rawon


Rawon
Rawon Setan.jpg
Rawon Setan ( Devil's Rawon )
Origin
Place of origin Indonesia
Region or state Surabaya, East Java
Details
Course main course
Serving temperature hot
Main ingredient(s) meat in keluak soup
Rawon or Nasi Rawon/Rawon Rice (when served with rice) is a strong rich tasting traditional Indonesian beef black soup.[1] Originally from Surabaya in Indonesian province of East Java. It uses black nuts/keluak (Pangeum edule, fruits of kepayang tree) as the main spice which gives the strong nutty flavor and dark color to the soup.






Ambrosia - Special Steak, Black Angus 200gr with Mushroom sauce

Ambrosia - Absolute Steak, US Beef with Red Wine Sauce
Rasa steaknya lumayan, untuk sausnya saya lebih suka dengan Red Wine Saucenya. Berhubung enak, sempat minta tambahan sausnya, dan mereka cukup baik untuk memberi extra sauce ditaruh dalam gravy boat.
Berhubung saya tidak terlalu mengerti steak, saya minta pendapat date saya saat itu, yang sudah mencoba semua steak premium di Surabaya. Kesimpulannya rasanya mendapat nilai 7 / 10, cukup enak, rasa daging mirip meat shop, tapi untuk saus dan cara masaknya masih lebih enak meat shop, dan sedikit di bawah overall quality Angus Steak House.

Secara keseluruhan, rasanya cukup lumayan dan promonya menjadikan harganya sedikit lebih terjangkau dibanding dua resto di atas, tapi tanpa promo buy 1 get 1 nya, harganya dirasa terlalu tinggi dan daya tariknya jadi menurun jauh dibanding dua tempat di atas.


The steak tastes quite nice, I like the red wine sauce so much, that I ask for an extra. They were nice enough to bring some more sauce on gravy boat.Since I'm not particularly fond of steak and spent quite some time being vegetarian, I asked my date which have tasted all the premium steak dishes in Surabaya. Her conclusion is that this steak deserve a 7/10 score for it taste, in comparison with two of her favorite, the meat used here is similar quality with Meat Shop in Hr Muhamad street, though she liked meat shop better, and compared with Angus (also in Hr Muhamad), she liked both the sauce and cooking in Angus better.

It's still nice overall, and it's quite a good deal with the promotion. Without promotion though, the price would exceed both the above place and make it much less appealing.


Menu (Click to enlarge)

Ambrosia Menu


Taste             : 4 / 5

Atmosphere        : 4 / 5
Service           : 4 / 5
Value             : 2.5 / 5



Ambrosia
Club House Dian Istana, Jl. Raya Dian Istana , Surabaya Barat
Phone : (031) 7526800

2 comments:

  1. Kunjungan Rutin Sobb, Maaf baru Berkunjung Soalnya Lagi Sibuk Nyari PKL

    Jangan Lupa Kunjugan Baliknya SOb...

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