SATURDAY NIGHT VIBES @ SHOOK! in Feast Village, Starhill, Kuala Lumpur

Where in Kuala Lumpur can you find a nice place which serves good food with vibrant entertainment in a cosily posh environment? And pay an affordable value-for-money charge per head of RM168 nett, for a Saturday evening of good food and good fun? Sounds almost too good to be true, right? It’s true. It’s all happening at Shook! every Saturday.

Located in Feast Village Starhill Gallery at the JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur, Shook! has been setting standards of dining experiences in the city for discerning guests for years. Now with the recent launch of “Saturday Night Vibes”, its Cirque du Culinaire experience is taking diners to the next level.

The unique dining concept of Cirque du Culinaire offers the freshest ingredients from the various show kitchens; with handcrafted desserts served at table side while being entertained by their very own magicians, entertainers and even clowns. All these certainly set very vibrant and fun vibes to the restaurant – I mean, it’s a really happening scene there.

Gorgeous food display!

Now let’s get to the food. Believe me when I say the selections are pretty mind-boggling. I didn’t know where to start because everything looks so inviting and appetizing! The entire spread is a combination of signature dishes from restaurants at Feast Village. These include the critically acclaimed Shook!, Fisherman’s Cove, Luk Yu Tea House, Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill and Khushi Spice. So my advice would be: take a slow walk through the entire premise to check everything out first before zooming in to your favourites. That’s the only way to do it. But it’s not easy…because it’s hard to pick out the favourites when everything looks so mouth-watering.

These babies were just irresistible!

The Japanese delicacies are screaming my name so how do you pick among the pile of glistening sashimi, the lightly-battered crispy tempura and freshly-rolled sushi? Right next to these are trays of beef tenderloin & sirloin, chicken wings and quails just waiting to be grilled a la minute. Further down, the platters and pots of fresh and cooked seafood beckon – oysters, prawns, crabs, lobsters, clams – you name it, they have it.

Did I say the food selection was amazing?

Chefs clad in bright satiny mandarin robes keep busy throughout the evening dishing out endless trays of kam-heong clams, spicy prawns and lobsters which are quickly devoured. Just how can you resist Seafood Paella, King Prawn Noodles, freshly shucked Pacific Oysters, Five-Spice Rack of Lamb, Snow White Dancing Prawns, the finest Wagyu beef cheeks as well as Tiger Prawn Skewers Seasoned with Togarashi – I tell you, it’s next to impossible!

I love their Sang Har Meen – noodles cooked with bouncy freshwater prawns and then served at table-side. The whole evening was like that – small individual servings of freshly-cooked delectables are brought to guests at their tables

So what’s a Cirque experience if not for another key element – the music? Every Saturday night there will be a different notable performer taking the stage with original music and mesmerising renditions of well-loved tunes.

The first to join the hand-picked Saturday Night Vibes line-up was FAZZ, a world-class Malaysian band known for its soulful jazz vibes. Taking the stage at Shook!, FAZZ entertained the guests with its own creative versions of Take On Me, Shooting Star and others; and also introduced the audience to an original number from the band, The Game. In the weeks to come, Shook!’s guests can expect to be serenaded by the likes of Evelyn Feroza, Reza Salleh, Jumero, Bihzhu, and Ryot Jones, just to name a few.

Never skip the desserts ya!

Saturday Night Vibes – an amazing evening of good food, fun and music starts from 6pm to 10pm at RM168nett per person. A beverage package is also available at RM88nett (which includes an Aperol Spritz, a light-hearted cocktail of prosecco, Aperol and soda & applies to diners of Saturday Night Vibes only) while the 1-for-1 Happy Hour is available from 9.30pm to 11pm – selected draft beers, house wines and cocktails are served.

Contact Shook! Kuala Lumpur for reservations at +603-2782-3875 or shook@ytlhotels.com.my. Online reservations can also be made on the website as well.

Details of Saturday Night Vibes are available on Feast Village Starhill Gallery’s newly redesigned website, www.feastvillage.com. It’s the most happening dinner buffet in town on Saturdays!

 

 

SHOOK!
Feast Village Starhill Gallery
at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
183, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
website: www.feastvillage.com

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Traditional Feast by Chef Budiman @ LATEST RECIPE, LE MERIDIEN KUALA LUMPUR

Together with his culinary team, Chef Budiman is all set to showcase a tantalising array of traditional dishes during this holy month. The dishes served are inspired by his team members’ hometown favourites.

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A good place to start would be the Malay salads at the Malay Kerabu station where there’s smoked duck salad, lemongrass and green Jamaica plums, mussels salads with beansprouts, roasted coconuts and more. To titillate the palate even more, there’s a good selection of savouries, pickles and sambals made with various forms of fish and meat.

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We couldn’t get enough of the festive favourites like chicken biryani, buffalo curry, bubur lambuk and braised lamb with Arabic spices. More lamb dishes come in the form of kebabs and roasted whole lamb served with garlic mayo, cheddar cheese and sour cream.

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This year, Chef Budiman has created another signature noodles dish, quaintly known as “Lala Noodles”.  The broth was very umami, slightly spicy and the noodles were topped with lala (clams), prawns, tofu and boiled egg.  The noodles were excellent when eaten with a squeeze of calamansi and a dollop of sambal.

lala noodles

Besides the traditional Malay festive dishes, Latest Recipe’s Indian, Japanese, Western and Chinese counters continue to tempt diners with their mouth-watering fares. We love the Indian breads, curries and chutneys and balancing stomach capacity with the incredibly popular sashimi and teppanyaki at the Japanese station.

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This year, a figure of attraction at the desserts station is the Turkish ice-cream man serving 3 unique flavours of the frozen “dondurma” treats. Two special desserts which I never skip at Latest Recipe are their freshly-made waffles with maple syrup and pancake rolls with the most delectable “bubur durian”! There’s a huge variety of local kuih-muih, elegant western sweets like coffee profiteroles, pistachio creme dacquoise, chocolate madeleines, green tea tiramisu and a gorgeous swirling chocolate fountain.

icecream man

This Traditional Feast buffet dinner is available at Latest Recipe from 6 June till 5 July 2016 daily. It’s priced at RM175 nett per adult and RM87.50 nett per child. SPG members get 25% discount off total food bill for 4-10 diners. There are also selected credit card discounts.

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For reservations, please call Dining Reservations at +603-2263-7434
or email: dining.lmkl@lemeridien.com

 
LATEST RECIPE
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
2 Jalan Stesen Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur

Website: www.lemeridienkualalumpur.com

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