The capital’s hip posse and food enthusiasts have been having another social hangout to head off to for unwinding between and after working hours. Garçon, a French bistro, bar and patisserie located in Plaza Senayan, South Jakarta, is fast becoming a favorite thanks to its unique offerings of good food, warm atmosphere and sociable crowd. As its name suggests, Garçon is all about exploring the delights of youth. It boasts a classy Parisian theme with modern, chic and edgy twists in the form of geometric designs dominated by white wooden panels and custom-ordered monochromatic tiles. The food offering itself is a combination of all things fashionable yet classy. Headed by Chef Camille Benedetto Flosse, who has been trained for 18 years in classic French cuisine with a Mediterranean infusion, the kitchen formulates all sorts of butter creamed recipes typical of French dishes but also has touches of southern ingredients predominated by olive oil, basil and tomatoes. “To give an even more personal touch for our diners, we focus on bringing out specials of the day which will be regularly written out on the resident blackboard,” says Marseilles-born Chef Camille. Signatures dishes at Garçon include the duck confit with shallots and red wine sauce, the seared foie gras with melon and and port reduction, the crispy skinned seabass with beurre blanc sauce, and the 30-hour braised veal shanks served with delectable potato wedges. There is also a lunch set special to cater for professionals looking for healthy yet wholesome portion on the go. From the patisserie section, a whole row of cakes and pastries are available for cake lovers to choose from, handpicked by Pastry Chef Masaaki Konno whose CV includes working under the famed Michelin-starred cook and restaurateur Joël Robuchon and Antoine Santos, a Valrhona’s chocolate professor from Ecole Criolle. “Our idea is to integrate everything, from the eatery’s food to its interior, innovative seating arrangements, lighting and even music, to come up with the best place for the most discerning of guests,” adds Garçon owner and co-founder Christoph Darjanto. Garçon is managed by the same umbrella also runs IMMIGRANT Lounge & Club, IMMIGRANT Dining Room, Monolog Quality Coffee Co, de Luca Trattoria & Bar, OLIVIER Eclectic Fine Food & Spirits, and House of Yuen.