Monday, June 07, 2010

The Fine Art Of Flavours, Midsummer Nights Feast 2010 @ Starhill Gallery

I was invited to Starhill Gallery on behalf of FoodStreet once again for the press conference on Midsummer Nights Feast which will be held from 2 July till 9 July 2010. As stated in their press release, Starhill Gallery Midsummer Nights Feast is inspired by Group Managing Director of YTL Corporation, Tan Sri Dr Francis Yeoh CBE. It is an annual “Starhill Gallery experience” that brings together the art of good food and wine, paired with music and entertainment to create convivial, festive experience that celebrates life by engaging all the senses and the intellect. In its third year, Starhill Gallery Midsummer Nights Feast continues to excite the culinary scene with world class dining experiences under the leadership of YTL Corporate Executive Chef Kevin Cape together with Chef Johann Ong of Shook! Kuala Lumpur and Chef Jacqueline Qiugiong of Shook! Shanghai. A host of international celebrity chefs like Celebrity Chef John Burton-Race, Stephen Mercer (winner of the Australian Golden Chef's Hat Award) and Master Chef Massimo Martina will be flown in specially to Kuala Lumpur to showcase their signature dishes for the celebration of “The Fine Art of Flavours”.

Starhill Gallery

There will also be fashion shows while you savour the finest in haute cuisines on the runways of Shook! and live performances by Najwa Mahiaddin and Syafinaz Selamat, delivering catchy rhythms to add on to the dining experience. During the 8 day Midsummers Nights Feast, specially created menus using seasonal ingredients are specially created for all-day dining from Breakfast, Luncheon, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Supper! Now, this is what I truly call a FEAST! This time round, the media folks were taken on a walkabout around Feast Village to sample the different fare at the many restaurants that will be participating in this year's event. There were just too many samplers to try out, here's some for you all to feast your eyes on!  Click on "Read More" to see the many pics!

Shook! - Seared Sea Prawn with Bisque – Risotto, Soft Shell Crab Tempura with Curry Sea Salt. During this festival, Shook! will be having a special 3 course Set Lunch Menu at RM68++ per person.

GONBEI – Salmon Akebono Yaki (Baked Fresh Salmon with Spicy Cod Roe Topping) & Unagi Maki Age Sushi (Deep-Fried Sushi Roll with variety ingredients)

JOGOYA - Seafood Chawan Mushi

mythai – Will served up Set Lunch at RM60++ per person and Afternoon Tea Set at RM38++ for 2.
We were given a demo by the chef who whipped up the Thai Pomelo Salad with Chicken. Loved the desserts here, the Mango with Sticky Rice and Water Chestnut with Coconut Cream

Fisherman' sCove
Fisherman's Cove
(Left) Cold Prawn Toast with Caramel Peach, Candied Cherry Tomato, Fresh Plum and Mesclun Salad (RM38)
(Right) Mint Poached Nectarine with a Raisin Compote and Home Made Almond Gelato (RM32)

JAKE'S Charbroil Steaks
Cream of Carrot Soup (RM11)
Australian Wagyu Spare Ribs (RM138)
Strawberry Cheesecake (RM18.00)

KORyo-Won – Korean delights!
Special Summer Promotion Menu @ RM189 nett for two (Additional 1 pax @ RM100 nett)

Tarbush Restaurant – serving up Arabic & Lebanese cuisine
Part of the Lunch Set (RM68 nett) Mixed Grill, Fetush, Baba Ghanoush
Afternoon Tea Set (3pm-6pm) and Supper Set (11pm – 12am) also available @ RM36 nett

Enak – Special 4 course menu at RM110++ per person
(Top Left) Sup Lautan Masam Manis – A hearty seafood soup with clams, prawns and fish and a dash of freshly squeezed lime juice
(Bottom Left) Pulut Udang Gula Melaka – Fresh squid filled with glutinous rice and sauteed with melted palm sugar
(Top Right) Ayam Bakar Percik & Asparagus
Chicken roasted in the traditional marinade of galangal, lemongrass and coconut milk & young asparagus
(Bottom Right) Pulut Durian Lemak Manis – Glutinous Rice simmered in coconut milk with durian

Luk Yu Tea House

 Luk Yu Tea House
(Top Left) Steamed Chinese Cabbage with Assorted Seafood (RM38)
(Top Right) Steamed Village Chicken with Wolfberries and Kailan (RM38)
(Centre Left) Shredded Beef with Mixed Vegetables (RM28)
(Bottom Left) Stir-fried White Prawns with Pumpkin (RM38)
(Bottom Right) Deep-fried Beancurd with Superior Soup (RM38)

Pak Loh Chiu Chow
(Left) Crab Attack!
(Centre) Stir-fried Scallops with Halibut and Fresh Lily Bulbs (RM52)
(Right) Cod Fish Fillet wrapped with Preserved Vegetables (28)

Some of the samplers - Mixed Meat Platter, Gazpacho (a cold soup made with chopped tomatoes and onions and cucumbers and peppers and herbs) & Summer Pudding

Village Bar
village bar
Cocktails @ RM25 per glass and Mocktails @ RM17 per glass

For futher enquiries, kindly contact Kelly Teong at 03-2710 3803


jason said...

Love all the pictures!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

missed out on this! did u guys get to try everything!?

Nite Garden said...

Jogoya - eggs in eggs. so creative!

Pureglutton said...

That's really a LOT of food to feast on, lol! Glorious food!

CUMI & CIKI said...

wow, good to know that after all these years, Shook is still good;)

I remember when that was the closest thing to fine-dining!! more than 10 yrs ago

taufulou said...

wow! you also went to this event..geng~

wmw said...

Jason : Thank you :o)

Joe : We tried a lot but not everything...not enough tummy space!

Nite Garden : Yah, that was so cute.

Pureglutton : Luckily, we walked around...exercise! Hahaha...

Cumi&Ciki : Yah...time sure flies.

Taufulou : Hahaha...the food geng leh?