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Situated inside The Gaia Hotel, Monomono Bar & Social Dining restaurant has become a dining destination favoured by locals and hotel guests alike since it opened last December. Serving the less familiar Japanese Peruvian fusion menu called Nikkei cuisine and Argentinian grill, Monomono’s quick rise in popularity took even the skeptics most by surprise. Especially now with the addition of its Monomono Now Bar on the second floor, one more reason to list Monomono as a prime choice to spend the evening. Bandung’s night life is more interesting than ever.
Start the night with dinner at the restaurant which also serves a wide range of wine to complement its Nikkei cuisine and Argentinian grill menu. Order few appetizers and main courses for sharing to enjoy the most of Monomono’s eclectic offering. Its Classico Ceviche makes for the perfect opening dish with its refreshing lightness. Raw fish cooked in citrus juices from lime and yuzu served in Leche de Tigre or Tiger’s Milk, it feels like a walk through an orange orchard, bright and delightful. Other highly recommended are Beef Tiradito, Peruvian version of cappacio and Anticuchos, Nikkei yakitori. For a heartier meal, Arroz Con Pato duck confit in Peruvian herbs mix served over coriander rice or Salmon Al Miso never fail you. For meat lovers, go for Monomono’s specialty - Argentinian Asado grill using a variety of premium selection US Prime or Australian beef and lamb. Every Friday night and Saturday noon, there is Cordero de Asado or Asado Lamb that is slowly grilled on open fire over wood and natural coal for 7 hours, truly meat delicacy in its purest form.
Go up one level to experience its Monomono Now Bar, an urban bar serving cocktails and liquors from different regions of the world. Taking shape as a long bold cantilever structure perched above the hotel’s Infinity Pool with a waterfall feature, this is where you can let down your hair, chill, sip and chat to the groove. Monomono Now Bar serves specialty cocktails created by renowned mixologist Kiki Moka as well as its own interpretations of classic cocktails. Guest can taste flavours from different regions across the world from Monomono Now Bar’s collection of cocktails.
For fans of bitter and dry cocktails, there is Sake of You and Asiathique. Sake of You is made with Born-Hoshi Junmai Daiginjo Sake, Tanqueray, Dry Vermouth, and served with seaweed crackers. Asiathique, delivers subtle sweetness from pandan and coconut, mixed with Gin. Mojang Priangan made with poh pohan leaf makes for a smoother and sweeter sip.
Monomono Now Bar adds its own signature to the Mexican cocktail Bloody Mary. Named Bloody Maria, it uses Espolon Tequila infused with Katsuobushi to create an explorative and umami flavour. A treat for the eyes is Blueberry Gin Fizz, adding butterfly pea flower infusion gives the drink its a vibrant purple color, a suitable choice for a girls’ night.
No bar is without good music. Enjoying the upbeat music by DJs and live performances are a certain ticket to liven up any night when those not ready to call it a day.
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