Even from afar, the sight of The St. Regis Jakarta’s luminous facade already sets a certain presence, cueing images of gilded designs and a lavish atmosphere. Solidifying the imagery, the lobby greets with the “Sound of Light”, a kinetic chandelier installation that moves to musical compositions specifically made for the hotel by renowned composer Andi Rianto.
As one can expect at St. Regis, hospitality stands out. Naturally carried out right from the entrance, it’s a hallmark that trickles into each of the hotel’s five in-house establishments. One of them is Rosé Gourmand Deli which sits on the left side of the lobby, unmistakably chic yet casual.
Taking cues from European delicatessens, where nearby residents would leisurely drop in for coffee and groceries, the deli echoes an intimate and unhurried charm. Blending a café, dessert, and wine bar, the Rosé carves different offerings depending on the time of day.
Breakfast? the Almond Croissant and filter coffee. Lunch meeting? the French classic Croque Monsieur with smoked ham and gruyerè cheese. Afternoon tea? A herbal blend and macaroons. After-dinner snacks? A mixed cheese platter with cold cuts and a glass of rosé.
Adjacent to the coffee bar, a sleek counter displaying cakes and macaroons is never shy of onlookers. Made fresh daily alongside their pastries, the desserts of the day are a show of executive pastry chef Kevin Lee’s explorations, from the melt-in-the-mouth Coco Mango to the popular Banoffee.
Deeper into the room, a simple browse through the chilled section and eyes will quickly dart from the salads, pickled olives and cheese, to cured jamon and prosciutto. Come lunchtime, they can be assembled into a custom sandwich to eat in or pack to go along with their selection of artisanal pasta, condiments and bottled wine to stock up the pantry.
The medley of blush pink and warm champagne decor may appear to gesture to a more feminine clientele, but Rosé draws a neutral crowd. Familiar sights range from the casually-dressed hotel guests lingering over a Berries Puff Croissant and a cuppa, suit-wearing colleagues in a lunch meeting, to business travellers picking out desserts to go with their bubbly before heading over to The St. Regis Bar to close the night.