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Jakarta, 16 August 2017 – This September, The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place will embrace Mexican cuisines in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico in Indonesia and Chef Julio Ortega. Being born and raised in Mexico, his fondness with Mexican dishes is deeply rooted in his pride for his home country. For a whole week on September 15 - 20, he is bringing his specialty and artisanship in Mexican cuisine to Pacific Restaurant and Lounge.

Chef Julio mastered the gastronomic cooking style when he studied in the prestigious Colegio Superior de Gastronomia. After graduating in 1997, he made his international debut in Basel, Switzerland and has since been given the opportunity to become an assistant director in Enfurt, Germany to a Culinary Olympics in 2000 and a head chef at Hotel Cortijo la Reina in 2002. Most notably, in 2015 he had the opportunity to travel to Jakarta as an ambassador of Mexican cuisine and share the authentic taste of Mexican dishes.

He has worked closely with the media doing TV programs such as Ruta Baja as a host for the cooking segment where he gained various sponsors and founded TallerJO, a creative laboratory providing catering for conferences, cooking demos, and advisory services. Through his many ventures, Chef Julio delivers how diversity of products and flavors can be found throughout Mexico and the world, true to his philosophy, “Transmit Cooking.”

His return to Jakarta will color the Mexican Week with a sumptuous Sunday brunch on 17th September where he will prepare an array of traditional Mexican specialties within the buffet selection and a pairing dinner on 19th September, Chef Julio Ortega will share a taste of the rich culture and beautiful flavors of Mexico through a modern Mexican set menu. The remaining days, a full classic Mexican dinner buffet will be held and selected Mexican dishes will be available in the lunch buffet at the Pacific Restaurant and Lounge.

Mexican Sunday brunch starts at Rp. 398,000++ per person inclusive of free flow juices and iced teas Modern Mexican Pairing Dinner starts at Rp. 850,000++ per person inclusive of pairings

For reservations, please contact 62 21 2550 1993.