A Whimsical and Lavish Champagne
Brunch in Feast Village
famous Shook! Champagne Sunday Brunch
is back and this time, the Mad Hatter and
his team are joining in the fun. Shook!
at Starhill Gallery remains as the
host of the longest running brunch in town with its Masquerade Champagne Brunch last year and is making a comeback this
year with a big bang!
Shook! is famous for its open-kitchen
concept featuring four epicurean chefs with four distinct cuisines all congregated
in one stylish establishment. Helmed by Executive
Chef Mathew Ona, Shook! showcases
seasonal trends of sumptuousness from all the four Chinese, Japanese, Western Grill and Italian kitchens. Located at the lower level of Starhill Gallery in Feast Village, Shook! is all about
extravagant open-kitchen actions for an interactive sensory dining experience.
on a brand new and exciting theme of Alice
in Wonderland-inspired Mad Hatter’s
Champagne Brunch, gourmands can now enjoy the whimsical and quirky Champagne Sunday Brunch every Sunday
from 12 noon to 4pm.
entire Shook! has been transformed
into a capricious and quirky land of Mad Hatter’s land injected with an air of
elegance. Catch the Mad Hatter himself there together with Alice and the gang
the moment one walks pass the gorgeous green scrub time clock and steps through
the giant clock archway into the restaurant. Lots of whimsical teapots, stacked
cakes and books, a water fountain garden area with a giant storybook set lets
everyone enjoying the fun and peculiar elements of the famous English novel.
loved the extravagant sensation at the Mad
Hatter’s Champagne Brunch for its luxurious option of Moet & Chandon Champagne! With this option, guests can enjoy a
superb free-flowing Moet & Chandon
Champagne to make your sunday brunch even more pampering.
more entertainment at the brunch with a 7-piece live band or be entertained by Mad
Hatter magician and balloon artist. Everyone’s a child at the Mad Hatter’s
I normally am an orderly eater, I can’t help but to go out of the extraordinary
to kick off the brunch with the Mad Hatter’s dream dessert table. What a
delicious sight to behold as soon as one enters Shook! A huge selection of every possible whimsical and scrumptious
desserts and sweets are gorgeously placed at the dessert bar completed with a Pink Chocolate Fountain.
there is a sensory word to describe this dessert bar, it would have to be Va Va Voom…
Mad Hatter’s Dessert Bar is
majestic, is magnificent, is gorgeously beautiful and is utterly dreamy and
delicious! The bar is laden with every possible dessert and sweets that is
guaranteed to lure your sweet tooth into a delirious frenzy.
Red Velvet Pillows to Rainbow Cake to Mousse, Chocolate, Gateau
and Carrot Cake, there is plenty of
cakes to keep everyone satisfied. Let’s not forget miniature Trifles, Mousse, Eclairs, Cup Cakes,
Meringues, Tartlets, Jellies, Pot Au Chocolate, Crème Brulee, stained glass
Cookies and more temptations. I spied super adorable Mushroom Meringues and
mini Fruit Pavlova together with marshmallow
and lots of candies and even Cake Pops.
the Italian Baba Au Rum and French Macaron made a debut here!
ahead… Life is Short, Eat Desserts First
… just like me! Wink wink…
scrumptious line ups for the buffet from the four Chinese, Japanese, Western
Grill and Italian kitchen will also have you in amazement of its selections.
Whole Marinated Darling Lamb Carcass
will tempt your senses as it slowly turns on the hot flames of the pit, gently
roasting with lots of sizzle into a rich amber golden roast of lamb. Enjoy
these with all the various sauces available from East to West sauces. There is
also a beautiful Beef Brisket and Cumberland Sausage Rope at the carvery.
Seafood on Ice Bar sat opulent with
its tower of Prawn Cocktail, Mussels,
Clams and Tiger Prawns. Salmon
lovers are enticed at the choices of house smoked and cured salmons such as Smoked Salmon, House Cured Salmon, Beetroot
Cured Salmon and Herb Cured Salmon.
that seafood is not majestic enough, a huge whole Tuna sat gloriously at the
Japanese Bar. It will be the temptation of all Sashimi lovers. The sashimi of Tuna, Salmon and White Tuna is part of the highlights together with all the other
Japanese dishes of appetizers, Soba
and Udon, Seafood Tempura and more.
Chinese kitchen serves up one of my favorite dishes of the day, pots full of Hot and Sour Soup together with other
Chinese dishes served with Corn Rice. An appetizer selection of Nam Yue Chicken Wings, Crab Balls, Five
Spice Rolls, Dumplings and Fish
Cakes together with Roasted Duck
is perfect for snacking. Next to this station is also a classic Chinese
favorite street food of Roasted Chicken
Rice with all the condiments.
Italian kitchen also vie for equal attention with its offerings of fresh baked Pizzas, Antipasti, Pasta, Cured Cold Cuts
and Cheese. My family really enjoyed
the Pizzas and Antipasti with the large selections of mind-boggling Cheese with Crackers, Grapes and Nuts!
even got freshly baked servings of fluffy warm Cinnamon Buns served at our table…
it was the launch of the Shook! Mad
Hatter’s Champagne Brunch, we were hosted by Linora Low from Mix FM. The bubbly emcee was clad in a fashionable black
and white dress completed with her gorgeous locks of red and pretty black hair
It was certainly an unforgettable
Mad Hatter’s Champagne Brunch at Shook!
Catch it every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm at Feast
Village, Starhill Gallery together with family and friends for a
scrumptious pampering Sunday feast.
The Mad Hatter’s Sunday Brunch is priced at
RM168++ per person for food and RM268++ per person with free-flow of Moet &
Chandon Champagne with food.
Feast Village at
Open Daily 6.00am -
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with the Yee Sang with Silver Fish,
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silver fish. The Yee Sang here looks normal but the flavours and textures are
just so awesome! I have had many Yee Sangs and this one definitely is few on
top of my list of Yee Sang.
As we Lou Hei with our usual foodies, it was
the merriment of laughter and shouts of joy that made me feel that its great
company with good food that makes life feels so blessed!
The combo of
loads of fresh cut greens with cucumber, carrot, radish, pickled ginger, fresh
sour mangoes, pickled onions, jellyfish, pomelo, chicken floss, peanuts and
dressing is utterly tangy and so refreshing in each bite. Many of us raved
about this Yee Sang for its flavours. We polished off this dish with much
The next course
had everyone at Hello! Our table was silent, as everyone enjoyed the lavish
bowl of Braised Bird’s Nest with Fresh
Crab Meat. Going eco-friendly, the restaurant still manages to amp up the
opulence of the feast with bird’s nest. Teaming up with fresh chunks of sweet
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Chinese banquet meal cannot be completed without the ever popular and sought
after Roasted Whole Suckling Pig!
Ours was roasted to perfection, showing off super golden crackling with a luscious
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Classic Steamed Pomfret Traditional Style will always be a favorite this time of the
year. The highly prized pomfret is best savored steamed with superior soy sauce
Our prawn course
was another luxurious pot of Fresh Water
King Prawns in Casserole. The aroma was heavenly and the prawns looked all
gloriously delicious coated in a sticky sweet and lightly spicy sauce. The
robust sauce deserves a bowl of steamed rice. The prawns came in different
sizes so some were cooked right and some were slightly over cooked. Other than
that, there were no complaints as the flavours of the sauce were good and
addictive while the prawns had a nice light note of sweetness.
sought after seafood took form in Braised
Slice Abalone with Black Moss & Dried Oyster. This course is always a
favorite with the older generation as abalone considered a precious ingredient
that only the rich could afford. Slices of abalone together with braised dried
oysters, black moss, mushrooms, bean curd sheets and greens are drenched in the
classic brown abalone gravy. It’s prepared well but I happen to prefer other
dishes compared to this one.
Claypot Rice with Chinese Sausage & Dried
Meat Hong Kong Style is another
popular dish that never fails to be ordered by many during the lunar festive
season. The star of the pot is all the waxed and cured meat and sausages which
basically lends the aroma and flavour to the rice with the helping of a
flavoured soy sauce. It was certainly a generous helping of two types of
Chinese sausages, waxed duck and cured bacon. While the meat and sausages were gorgeous,
the rice fell short as it didn’t have enough flavours or crispy crusty bits
that I would normally love in this dish.
with two types of Chilled Fresh Mango
Puree with Sago & Pomelo and Deep
Fried Nian Gao & Deep Fried Sweet Potato Pastries.
The Chilled Fresh Mango Puree with Sago and
Pomelo is fresh and bursting of the sweetness of the mangoes. With bits of
pomelo sacs and jellied sago, the chilled sweet dessert has always been a crowd
Deep Fried Nian Gao & Deep Fried Sweet
Potato Pastries completed the
evening feast on a really wonderful sweet note. Both are pretty good and
satisfied our sweet-tooth cravings well.
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