BASQUE BAR DE TAPAS JAKARTA - ONE OF THE BEST BRUNCH IN JAKARTA

It was a Sunday where I, my sister and my cousin went to Basque to have brunch. I personally have been to Basque several times prior to the brunch date here, I normally went with friends after heavy dinner to chill over good cocktails, bar food and music, it's very vibey at night to be frank with you. Quick tip: on weekends it turned to this semi-club where you can meet more people, so if you fancy that kind of crowd, then go on weekend night.

Basque is located in Noble House Mega Kuningan and the restaurant's pretty spacious, open yet intimate in the same time! They have a bar area where people are more than welcome to hang around if they fancy more casual ambiance. Let me take you on a visual tour!
The spacious bar area

This was very refreshing,
Pan Seared Salmon & Bagel Crumble - IDR 130k
Despite the uber simple (and boring) appearance, this was actually VERY GOOD! Salmon was so perfectly cooked and juicy, the cream cheese was spot on texture and flavor, and actually match beautifully with the fresh salmon and bagel crumble (which by the way also gave texture). Should I say it's all about fresh ingredients, simply executed but the natural performance did most of the talking.
Pork Belly and Egg Florentine - IDR 95k
Again, might not be the most tempting looking, but AGAIN this one's SO GOOD! The pork belly was actually pretty generous, thick and juicy, and the fact that they paired the pork belly with poached egg (anyway poached egg game strong I see on their Easter brunch menus) and spinach Florentine was a brilliant idea, and I really think they complement one another beautifully both flavor and texture wise, almost neutralizing the strength of each ingredient and ended harmoniously on the palate.

Prime US Rib-Eye (200 gram) - IDR 350k
Okay this I can't even! Normally I am a classic steak eater and don't fancy saucy steak to be frank with you, but this blew me away, not only for the sauce, but really for everything and how beautifully this dish is executed! The Rib Eye was spot on Medium with fresh, juicy meat, the baked bone marrow was extra but appreciated, it was mixed with mashed potato, layered with Mozarella cheese and baked together for that oozing cheesy goodness and buttery flavor. Really nothing to complain about!
As sweet closure, make sure to have some sweet bites to finish the fabulous brunch! Both dessert has this Tres Leches touch about it that I found simple and appealing, and presented beautifully! If you fancy touch of chocolate and banana then you have to grab the one below but if you want full blown milky dessert, then get the one that looks like orange!
It was a good brunch date that I had in Basque, the food was delicious (even though they look so simple), and not to mention the fresh cocktails! Surely recommended!

Basque
Noble House Building 8th fl.
Jl. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gede Agung
Mega Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan 12950
Opening hours: 11 AM-2 AM
Average spending for two: IDR 350k
Dresscode: sporty casual - no sandals
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