TOM'S BY AWARD WINNING CHEF TOM AIKENS
One of new culinary destinations in Jakarta.
Hi, food enthusiasts, we have a good news for you. The Langham Jakarta will launch in September 2021 as one of the options for new culinary destinations in the city. It’s Tom’s, by renowned UK chef Tom Aikens, that locates on the 62nd floor of the hotel. The European restaurant features Italian mosaic flooring by Sicis, showcasing spectacular views of Jakarta’s skyline from the Sudirman Central Business District.
Tom’s is a project close to the hearts of both The Langham, Jakarta, and Tom Aikens. Growing up with his father, 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 at 26 years old. The style of cuisine at Tom’s is British and French-influenced and prepared, using the best seasonal quality produce.
Performing live cooking with European style
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 flavor; the épicerie like shelves will offer a wide variety of charcuterie and cheeses along with wide selections of wine.
“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 the 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 table. The burrata trolley will be stocked with the finest from Pugliese, complete with fresh garnishes and accompaniments.
Serving personalized culinary service for the guest
On weekends, roast beef will be carved at the table, thereby ensuring a personalized level of culinary service for the guests. Seasonal seafood towers made up of the freshest seafood sourced from sustainable fisheries are changed daily or weekly dependent on the availability of the freshest produce, which will also be a focal dish on the dining table.
Tom's also features a mezzanine lounge that overlooks the restaurant with circular steel stairs connected to the cozy wooden cladding bar, specializing in Jakarta's largest and most varied whiskey selections.
Tom’s at The Langham, Jakarta, will be helmed by Executive Sous Chef Giles Langford. Chef Langford, who Aikens trained, initially studied Agriculture and Horticulture but revealed 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.
Gaylord Lamy, General Manager of The Langham, Jakarta, said, “We 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.”
“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,” added Lamy.
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