Happy Chinese New Year 2011

Happy Chinese New Year 2011, The Year of the Rabbit

Gong Xi Gong Xi… Gong Xi Fat Chai !! The year 2011 is year of the Rabbit in Chinese Lunar Calendar, which falls on February 03, 2011. If you celebrate Chinese New Year, we hope you enjoy much of the celebration as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving.

A placid year, very much welcomed and needed after the ferocious year of the Tiger. We should go off to some quiet spot to lick our wounds and get some rest after all the battles of the previous year. Good taste and refinement will shine on everything and people will acknowledge that persuasion is better than force.

Happy Chinese New Year 2011, The Year of the Rabbit

Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade.

Last but not least, on behalf of Ellane and Chefer, we wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous 2011 !!

Seasons Greeting from Ellane & Chefer Group

Happy New Year 2011

As the year 2010 comes to a close, in Indonesia we have reason to celebrate – our land of opportunity and our family, relatives, friends and colleagues who share it with us. At the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to you who have made our success possible.

Thank You for Your Support in 2010

On behalf of Ellane and Chefer Group, our management team join in wishing you a happy holiday and a prosperous New Year. It is in this spirit we say thank you and best wishes for the holidays and a happy New Year 2011. Thank you for your support in 2010 and we look forward to working with you again in 2011 🙂

Ellane and Chefer Group is a hotel, catering, restaurant and kitchen equipment specialist with a goal to fulfil our clients’ Food and Beverage requirements. One of our core strengths lies in designing and manufacturing high quality unique custom built kitchen with our domain experts, enabling our clients to achieve their competitive market business goals.

Baking the Perfect Belgian Waffles

You may have been looking for a great Belgian Waffle recipe for a long time. Almost all of the ones we tried were good but they were never as good as we knew they could be. A perfect waffle is crispy on the outside and light tender on the inside, we do not want them to become cakey or heavy.

Challenged enough to create a perfect Belgian Waffle? Below is a simple recipe, perfect for occasional treats with our family and friends. Waffles are awesome served with warm maple syrup or our favourite flavours of syrup, topped with sliced fresh berries, bananas and some yummy vanilla ice cream.

Makes 7 Belgian Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted

Preparation

  • Combine flour, leaveners, salt and sugar and whisk to mix. Add water, egg yolks and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Whisk in melted butter.
  • Beat egg whites in another bowl to stiff peaks, then fold into batter, half at a time.
  • At first, it will seem very lumpy, but keep folding and it will smooth out.
  • Warm up your Ellane Belgian Waffle Baker and pour the waffle batter into it. Bake for approximately 5 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve hot with fresh sliced strawberries, blueberries, bananas, warm syrup and vanilla ice cream.

Happy Idul Fitri 1431 H

Selamat Idul Fitri 1431 H Mohon Maaf Lahir dan Batin

“Hari Raya Idul Fitri 1431 H” is just around the corner, and it is unusual if we do not send greeting cards to our friends, colleagues, partners and families. Lebaran cards used to be sent through traditional mail but now surely it is not the only medium proven to be the trend anymore. Apart from sending greetings from our mobile through sms, sending greetings via Facebook or email is also becoming the more popular and convenient medium these days.

Having said that, on behalf of all directors and staff of PT. Dinamika, we would like to humbly and wholeheartedly say the following to those that celebrate this festive season:


“Selamat Idul Fitri”
“1 Syawal 1431 H”
“Minal Aidin Wal Fa’idzin”
“Mohon Maaf Lahir & Batin”

What is Your Favourite Ramadan 2010 Food?

Ramadan 2010 is just around the corner, its first day starting on 11 August until 9 September. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and marks the first revelation of the Quran, Islam’s holy scripture, to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel.

From the first light until sunset, we fast by abstaining from food, drink and intimate relations. We also try to avoid anger and verbal conflicts, negative thoughts and sinful actions. Ramadan is a month of worship full of prosperity, spirituality and forgiveness.

We are honoured to invite you all to discuss here all traditional delicacies that are usually prepared during the auspicious month of Ramadan at Iftar, often called “buka puasa”, which means “to open the fast”.

The principle of breaking fast is very advisable that we eat food that is easily digested, so it does not upset our stomach that has been resting for so long. High calorific value and fluid food will help recover our stamina and substitute for a lot of wasted fluid from our body during the day.

Eating dates (“kurma”) and drinking a sip of water can be the first two things we can do when breaking fast. Besides the health benefit, both are able to immediately recover the weak condition of our body. Another old-time favourite food and drink that we all love is braised banana with palm sugar and coconut gravy (“kolak pisang”)

”Kolak pisang” is a local dessert that we should all be familiar with throughout Indonesia’s vast archipelago. Some hotels, cafes and restaurants put this sweet dessert on their everyday menu list. To make it ourselves, it only requires a few easy and simple steps. Will this be one of your favourites during this Ramadan season? What is your favourite Ramadan 2010 food?

Paul The Octopus Wins Spain

The World Cup 2010 final seems like yesterday. Although it is now over, the exhilaration and sense of wild celebration are still there – sure you feel the same way.

World Soccer Cup 2010 Special Grilled Uruguayan Octopus

8 picks, 8 correct, 8 tentacles. Paul the Oracle Octopus is clearly the biggest winner of the World Cup 2010 after recording a perfect prognostication record. Since then, Paul has been an international celebrity of the highest order now, everyone wants a piece of him – both literally and figuratively.

The world hails Paul, most importantly because of him, Spain has won the World Soccer Cup in South Africa! This is more than just a huge world-wide event. In Spain, the streets are empty while the games are played, while the bars with big screen TVs are full.

Barcelona Bar in Spain Tapas Banquet

If you are a soccer fan, you probably are not sitting in the middle of a street, but you are most likely watching with friends. What could be more appropriate than serving Spanish tapas while watching such big events being played? Do you love watching soccer and eating something nice and easy at the same time?

Tapas in Spanish cuisine is the name of a wide variety of appetisers, or snacks. They may be cold, such as mixed olives and cheese or warm, such as chopitos, which are battered, fried baby squid.

Fried Calamaris Tapas

Calamares fritos or fried squid is a very popular appetiser or tapa in Spain. Many people know it by its Italian name Calamari. These lightly breaded and fried rings will disappear as soon as you put them on the table.

They are not hard nor expensive to make at all, can be found in any supermarket, and are super easy to cook – especially if you buy them already cleaned and ready to slice! Our next blog we will look into making this tapa using our recommended approach. So, stay tune everyone 🙂

Designing Your Home Kitchen

Natural Kitchen Design

Designing your kitchen to suit your home and lifestyle that reflects your personality is challenging as you want it to be as perfect as possible. A kitchen is an area used for food preparation and cooking. Your kitchen is not just a place for cooking and washing up, it’s a social centre, a shared room for your family and friends to experiment different kinds of food and often, is the heart of your home.

The Whole Family, Father, Mother, Kids at Kitchen

These days, modern kitchen functions not only as a communal place for cooking or preparing food but it may also be used for dining and entertaining. A successful kitchen renovation will reinforce this and complement your individual needs and lifestyle.

When you are renovating a kitchen, there are various factors that come into play, including cost, area size, usage, style, finishes, positioning, and the list goes on and on. Because the cost of the renovation will depend on your choice of materials and finishes, it is sometimes best to have a rough idea first of how much money you wish to invest and which materials you are looking to include.

While it may be tempting to save money by using your existing kitchen appliances, you would not buy a new car with a second-hand engine. Your kitchen appliances are the engine of your kitchen, therefore you need to carefully think through when deciding whether or not you need new appliances, kitchen set, utensils, etc. in your newly renovated kitchen.

Warm Chocolate Kitchen Design with Contemporary Style and Finishes

If you are thinking about designing or renovating your kitchen, whether from scratch custom built or adding some finishing touches, manufactured and ready for you to install, then you have come to the right place. You can trust us in exploring the diverse range of cost saving, innovative ideas, functional products and stylish accessories, so you can get started building your own kitchen.

We can do the hard work for you by creating your perfect kitchen with the assistance of our impressive helpful planning guide, full of advice to help you plan, design, order and install from none to a complete and contemporary kitchen.

Talk to one of our Ellane Kitchen Sales Engineers today and we would be happy to assist you with your kitchen building and renovation. Happy renovating!

Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali 2010

Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali 2010 Exhibition

Bali remains at the forefront of the tourism industry in Indonesia, recently receiving the award for the best Spa destination in the world to add to its previous list of world tourism and hospitality awards. To cater to the growing number of tourists a whole host of new hotels have recently opened with more expected to be completed later this year and in 2010.

Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali will once again be held alongside the famous Salon Culinaire organised by the Bali Culinary Professionals. Bali’s best young chefs will once again test their culinary expertise in a exciting mix of competitions.Chefs Cooking Competition Salon Culinaire

Over 5,000 square meters of exhibition space will be filled by thousands of enthusiastic visitors and exhibitors representing Food and Beverage (F&B) equipment suppliers and products during the three-day Food, Hotel & Tourism Bali 2010 exhibition from 11 to 13 March 2010.

Headquartered at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC) at Nusa Dua, Bali, FHT Bali 2010 promotes all things connected to hotel and restaurant operations. This includes state-of-the-art kitchen equipments, room accessories, guest supplies, imported and local food products, software and hardware computer systems and the raw materials used in the preparation of F&B products.

Every day during the show a series of chef’s competitions will be conducted by Bali’s Salon Culinaire. On display will be wedding cakes, bread shows, fruit and vegetable carving, ice carving, creative table set up, fine dining menu competitions and an entire range of cooking competitions.

How to find us

  • Exhibition: FHT Bali 2010
  • When: 11 – 13 March 2010, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Where: Nusa Dua, Bali
  • Building: Bali International Convention Center (BICC)
  • Booth Location: Hall B Stand No. 49 (B49)

To visit our booth, you can simply download, fill in and print your own E-Registration ticket. We are looking forward to seeing you all there 🙂

This competition is supported by Bali Culinary Professionals and Department of Culture & Tourism, Republic of Indonesia.
BCP - Bali Culinary ProfessionalsDepartment of Culture & Tourism, Republic of Indonesia