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Experience the Festive Season with MasterChef Finalist Jess Liemantara at Raffles Jakarta

This year Raffles Jakarta offers the most exciting festive activities yet! You will be spoilt for choice with the array of experiences to share in the magic of Christmas. Whether it’s a MasterChef experience, a kids cookies decoration activity, or a spectacular open-air Countdown party, there is so much for the entire family to enjoy at Raffles Jakarta!

MasterChef Jess Liemantara

Let us welcome our special guest chef, MasterChef finalist, Jess Liemantara! During the latest season of MasterChef Australia, an Indonesian culinary star was born. Originally from Surabaya, Jess is one of the youngest contestants ever to make it to the finals of MasterChef Australia. Fresh out of the MasterChef studio, “Jess Lemon” as her Instagram handle is called, can’t wait to spend the entire Festive Season at Raffles Jakarta to delight our guests with her signature dishes. 

The MasterChef NYE Celebration

There are many events with Jess to enjoy through Christmas, and it all leads up to the main feature event: The MasterChef New Year’s Eve Celebration! On the 31st of December, get ready for a truly spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration! You will find yourself immersed in a MasterChef kitchen, where the dishes that helped her win each week on her MasterChef journey are created right in front of your eyes. Get a unique inside look into MasterChef and enjoy this special New Year’s Eve dinner accompanied by live music, free flow wines, beer and selected cocktails. After dinner, a spectacular open-air Countdown Party awaits you on the 14th floor. Watch the fireworks on the Jakarta skyline while you dance the night away to the tunes of the DJ. This is a New Year’s Eve you will remember forever!

Christmas Specials

Gather friends and family to revel in the festivities of Christmas at Arts Café by Raffles. Delight in the special desserts created by MasterChef Jess Liemantara during the Christmas dinner on 24th of December 2018 and the Christmas Brunch on 25th of December 2018. Partake in a tantalizing spread of delicious appetizers, beautifully crafted desserts and live stations that include a variety of festive carvings.

Children’s Cupcakes and Cookies Decoration

MasterChef Jess Liemantara hosts the cutest activity for the little ones. Kids can enjoy decorating cupcakes and cookies together with Jess. Photography is included to capture these special moments. Sessions are available in the morning or afternoon. Ages from 3 to 12 years old. Maximum 20 children per session.

Happy Hearts Indonesia 

Our children are our future. This year Raffles Jakarta is proud to partner with Happy Hearts Indonesia. Happy Hearts is a non-profit organization that envisions every child in Indonesia has access to education by attending safe and earthquake-resistant schools. The Writers Bar has been aging a Negroni in an oak barrel for the last one year especially for Happy Hearts Indonesia. If you order the “Happy Heart Aged Negroni” at the Writers Bar all proceeds of the beverage will go to this valuable cause.

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