Five culinary tourism destinations were launched in Jakarta in 2015 as part of the effort to develop the potential of gastronomy and identify the steps of traditional food preservation and the development of Indonesian food businesses in the face of globalization.
On 24th November, 2015, a national dialogue organized by the Academy of Gastronomy Indonesia (AGI) and the Ministry of Tourism announced the flagship culinary tourism destinations of the year, namely Bandung, Solo, Yogyakarta, Semarang and Bali. This shows that Indonesian cuisine can be one of the factors driving local economies.
Also in this event, Hotel Gran Mahakam was recognized as a Gastronomy Hotel 2015 by AGI, supported by Pesona Indonesia and the Ministry of Tourism in the Magnolia Ballroom, Hotel Gran Mahakam. This award was given to Hotel Gran Mahakam for continuously promoting Indonesian heritage through its culinary traditions. Hotel Gran Mahakam offers a wide array of Indonesian dishes, such as Pecel Goreng, Pindang Serani, Soto Mie Mahakam, Soto Padang, Nasi Bali, Nasi Daun Jeruk, Nasi Liwet, Nasi Madura, Lontong Mahakam, Nasi Hijau, Nasi Timbel, Bakmi Rebus Jawa, Singkong Goreng Bawang Putih, Tahu Gejrot, Pancong Kopyor, Kue Ape, Es Tape Hijau and many more, in Le Gran Cafe.