First post in 2017 kyaaa~ Say a cordial goodbye tο 2016. Be grateful for everything that Allah has given to υs, ask for forgiveness fοr all the mistakes, and wish fοr a better year ahead 😀
24 November 2016. To celebrate his 24th birthday, Rifki invited us (some members of Geology-UTC and me, on behalf of NEGT-UTC hehe) to have dinner together @ Gastromaquia, Senopati.
Gastromaquia, which collaborates with Gastromaquia Madrid to open a branch in Jakarta, provides Spanish cuisine to the guests. It is situated on Ciniru street, Senopati; only 1 minute walk from Bistronomy. Gastromaquia is in the same building as Cheeses. This building has Victorian looking – white exterior paint; while the interior is gorgeous, classy, and homey. The first floor of the restaurant had a bar area, on the other hand the second floor is a nice spot for private events. Unfortunately on the day, the second floor was booked for editorial photoshoot, thus we couldn’t hold Rifki’s birthday party there.
Mba Maya and I were the first guest(s) to arrive, because coincindentally on the day, we had to join training workshop @ Wisma Mulia, which closer to Senopati compared to our office @ Gambir. We rode Uber.
For the surprise, Winda hired @hermosajakarta service to decorate the table with MU theme. Rifki is a big fan of MU FC hehe, in contrast I’m a big fan of Liverpool *trus kenapa*
MU themed table decor
After all the guests (in white and blue dress code) have arrived, also Rifki and Winda, we ordered food. I picked Galician Octopus with Potato Foam, which has recommended symbol on menu, and my all-time-favorite English Breakfast. After we had ordered, we went to the nearest masjid from the restaurant (around 10 minutes walk) to salat Maghrib………..
When I returned to the restaurant, my dish and my tea have been served on the table yay! I think I smelled something tangy hmmm, but as I was really starving at the moment, I ate my dish straightway, aaaand it tasted (sorry) utterly weird, I didn’t like it 😦
Then I tasted other dishes, in my opinion almost all the food have weird taste, except for the mac & cheese and spaghetti in spicy creamy sauce. The taste of both dishes are decent. Almost all my friends have same viewpoint as me about the taste of (almost) all the dishes, except Mba Sasti and Leo. They even love to help me to finish my dish haha Alhamdulillah.
my Galician Octopus with Potato Foam
my English Breakfast. What a cute teapot ❤
Buuuut, it’s OK. The most important thing was not the dishes, right? I love to share some moments with my lovely friends to celebrate Rifki’s birthday yay! Thank you Rifki 🙂 We reciprocated by giving Rifki a surprise birthday cake and happy birthday wishes photos from us :3
Rifki and all the guests (in white and blue dress code)