it's been quite a while since I updated this blog.. so sorry, blame it to the work load, as always :P anyway, on February 1, 2012, I was invited by the lovely Corry Tjong to attend Casual Fine Dining with Starbucks Indonesia.. located at Starbucks Tempo Scan Pacific Ground Floor, the Casual Fine Dining should be started on 7 p.m sharp.. however, due to the terrible traffic of Rasuna Said street, I finally reached on 7.45 p.m.. it's so late that I didn't get the chance to try their new drink.. so sad :(
anyway, Starbucks actually introduced two new drinks, Vanilla Latte and Valencia Macchiato (the picture above was taken from Starbucks' Winter 2012 Media Kit CD).. their Vanilla Latte is described as rich, full-bodied espresso and vanilla syrup with hot milk and topped with a little foam.. while their Valencia Macchiato is a blend of sweet valencia orange with hot milk and foam, poured with espresso and garnished with honey valencia drizzle.. both drinks were surely tempting.. I'm going to nearest Starbucks and try those drinks haha..
well, this is the main reason we were invited.. Guatemala Casi Cielo coffee.. casi cielo actually means "almost heaven", it was characterized by rich, elegant and smooth coffee taste.. this coffee is originated from four coffee plantation in Antigua (a part of Guatemala region) where the best coffee come from.. to be honest, I don't drink black coffee, but I made an exception for this one.. it smelled really good and actually tasted nice and light.. it was such a perfect companion for sweet snacks.. love it..
Starbucks Fruit Toast (Rp19,000) was my choice to accompany the casi cielo.. it was toasted whole wheat bread which was mixed with dried fruits, including cranberry, dark raisins, apricots, papaya, pumpkin, sunflower seeds and assorted nuts.. what do I think? of course I love it.. especially after putting some butter on top of it.. a perfect way to have breakfast and start your day plus it was whole wheat which was healthier..
next, we have tokyo cheese danish (Rp21,000).. it was soft and sweet buttery bread filled with cream cheese.. I love the bread, which was really soft.. and perfectly mixed with cream cheese.. this bread with a hot black coffee would be a match made in heaven.. yum yum..
mango lychee layered cake (Rp30,000).. to be honest, this one is my favorite.. a soft creamy cake filled with mango and lychee then wrapped with lapis legit.. it's east meet west dish and it's one of Starbucks way to celebrate Chinese new year.. I love the creamy cake so much that I just can't stop.. the lapis legit also tasted nice.. but I choose to eat those separately since combining it was not too acceptable in my tongue.. I think too much taste confused my taste buds..
so, you're not a sweet tooth head? well, Starbucks have thought about that.. introducing Chicken Caesar Wrap and Tuna Tomato Wrap (Rp33,000 each).. both dish was made from tortilla filled with creamy, herb chicken and cheddar cheese or tuna salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and cheese.. both dishes were meant to be served cold.. they both tasted really good but I personally love the tuna..
at the end of the day, it's not Starbucks if they let you walk away empty-handed.. a cup of hot white chocolate mocha was given to us.. it was heavenly.. and a goody bag!! yearly planner of my dream and a cute candy cane glass accompanied with casi cielo and those food (dancing happily).. thank you so much Starbucks.. *hugs & kisses*