(29 July 2021) Tom Aikens, a celebrity Michelin-starred chef from the UK, will open
his first restaurant in Southeast Asia in September.
Located on the 62nd floor of The Langham Jakarta,
the European restaurant – named Tom’s – will feature Italian mosaic flooring by Sicis, Knoll chairs, leather upholstered benches, old world
chandeliers and floor to ceiling windows, showcasing views of
Jakarta’s skyline from the Sudirman Central Business District.
Growing up with his father who is
a French wine merchant, Aikens spent significant amounts of time
experiencing French cuisine and culture. He further refined his
craft under the tutelage of Pierre Koffmann and Joel Robuchon, and
was the youngest chef who achieved two Michelin stars when he was
just 26 years
The style of cuisine at Tom’s will be a mix of British and French
influences, prepared simply, using the best seasonal quality
The Marrone open kitchen will showcase the lively
process, the Himalayan salt-dry meat lockers will age the best
quality beef; the wood fired grill will layer complexity into any
simple flavour; the épicerie like shelves will offer a wide
variety of charcuterie and cheeses along with wide selections of
“At Tom’s, the produce is the hero. We are
celebrating flavours and harmonising taste and texture, working
with the world’s best meat, imported or dry aged to perfection
in-house, along with poultry and seasonal seafood prepared and
cooked “on the bone” which is a superior method of cooking,” said Aikens.
Tom will also introduce European nostalgia to the
Jakarta dining scene with highly styled à la carte Gueridon
service of meat carvings, burrata and various desserts. Champagnes
and cocktails will also be presented and prepared for guests at
The burrata trolley will be stocked with the
finest from Pugliese, complete with fresh garnishes and
accompaniments. On weekends, there will be roast beef that is
carved at the table, while seasonal seafood towers made up
of the freshest seafood sourced from sustainable fisheries will be
changed daily or weekly depending on availability.
Tom’s will also feature a mezzanine lounge that
overlooks the restaurant with a circular steel stairs connected to
the wood-cladded bar which boasts in one of the largest and
most varied whisky selections in Jakarta.
Tom’s at The
Langham, Jakarta will be helmed by Executive Sous Chef, Giles
Langford. Chef Langford, who was trained by Aikens, initially
studied Agriculture and Horticulture but discovered a passion for
food and travel, mixed with a fondness of an organic kitchen and a
love for modern-classical French cuisine and Italian gastronomy. He will also create a rooftop eco-garden at the hotel where the
freshly grown herbs will be used solely at the restaurant.
are looking forward to unveil the city’s highly anticipated
restaurant opening to the world after years of meticulous planning
and working closely with the Tom Aikens team to craft and project
the culinary vision into reality,” said Gaylord Lamy, general
manager of The Langham, Jakarta. “Set to elevate dining
experiences in Jakarta, Tom’s is spacious yet intimate, and will
be one of the most fascinating gastronomic ventures and social
gathering places when it opens.”
Tom’s is scheduled to open in September 2021.
Advanced reservations are recommended.
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