Starhill Gallery presents Midsummer Nights Feast 2010 (2 July – 9 July 2010)

Decadence.. Luxurious.. Opulence and Lavish.

I have always said to NOT expect anything less than the above from any projects from the YTL Group. And that’s exactly what one can anticipate from YTL Corporation’s annual Starhill Gallery’s Midsummer Nights Feast.

A week of fabulous food & wine, paired with music & entertainment to create a convivial, festive experience that CELEBRATES life (Ok, I’m not going to argue with that!) by engaging all the senses & the intellect.

The map of all the restaurants in Starhill Gallery, KL.

Feast Village Map (3rd July 2010)

In its’ third year (the first year for me! :yes: ), Executive Chef of YTL corporation and founding chef of Shook! restaurant Kevin Cape will head the festivals with Chef Johann Ong (Shook! KL), Chef Jacqueline Qiugiong of Shook! Shanghai. (pics below in the same order)

Chef Kevin Cape

Chef Johann Ong

Chef Jacqueline Qiugiong

International culinary celebraties to look out for is Master Chef Massimo Martina from Italy, Chef John Burton-Race – 2 Star Michelin and host of Channel 4 “French Leave” and “Return of the Chef” and Stephen Mercer .

The dashing Master Chef Massimo Martina from Italy.

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Chef John Burton-Race – 2 Star Michelin and host of Channel 4 “French Leave” & “Return of the Chef”. 

Chef John Burton-Race

Stephen Mercer, winner of the Australian Golden Chef’s Hat Award by Age Good Food Guide for 6 consecutive years!

If God is in the detail, then dining at Mercer’s is heaven” – such is an accolade awarded by a food critic to Stephen!

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And so below, I would like to present to you what the super Chefs has in store for you this coming Midsummer Nights Feast @ Starhill Gallery 2010!

Kickstarting on the 2nd of July in Shook! KL, the trio of Shook!’s chefs brings you the menu below:

NOTE: ALL MENUS ARE PRICED AT RM200++/pax without wine pairing  and RM260++ with wine pairing.

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Chef Kevin Cape, Chef Johann Ong & Chef Jacqueline Qiu

2nd July 2010

Amuse Bouche
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Red Snapper with Celery Root Puree
Pepper Smoked Tapioca, Jade Salad, and Lily Bud Lime Sauce
****
Marsala Scented Sea-Scallops and Citrus Fruit Salad
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Johann’s surprise dish
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Medallion of Grain Fed Beef Cooked at 59.5°
With Caramelized Shanghaiese Infused Eggplant
And Roasted Chilli
****
Symphony of Desserts
****
Coffee
&
Armani-Dolci

Next, Chef Massimo brings you the best of Italy.

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Chef Massimo Martina

3rd July till 5th July

Amuse Bouche
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Bagna Caoda to eat and to drink
Bagna Caoda da mangiare e da bere
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“Yellow” (saffron flavoured) Cannelloni with bechamel Castelmagno cheese
Cannelloni “gialli” con besciamella al Castelmagno
****
“Gavi” wine flavoured beef baked with pears in low temperature
Manzetta al “Gavi” cotta a bassa temperatura con le pere
****
Ginger parfait with dark chocolate sauce
Semifreddo allo Zenzero con salsa al fondente
****
Coffee
&
Petits Fours

Be blown away by Chef Stephen Mercer with his modern Australian cuisine, aptly named “Return of the Oz”.


Mercers Restaurant

Chef Stephen Mercer


6th July & 7th July

Amuse Bouche
Smoked salmon royale with horseradish foam
****
Carpaccio of Beetroot with Goats‟ Curd Panne Cotta, Asparagus and a Truffled Walnut and Honey Dressing

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Seared Scallops with Ox Cheek Tortellini, Black Bean Puree and a Chilli Glaze
****

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Assiette of Lamb with Potato Fondant, Summer Peas, Mint Oil and Shiraz Reduction
****

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Mille Feuille of Strzelecki Blue with Port Wine Gel
****
Callebaut Chocolate Mousse with a Mandarin Puree, Raspberry Sorbet
And Spiced Rice Paper
****
Coffee
&
Petits Fours

Hold your breath next for Chef John Burton-Race’s (2 Star Michelin and host of Channel 4 “French Leave” and “Return of the Chef”) “The Race is On”, which features an exclusive of Anglo-French Haute Cuisine, infusing the tastes of classic French Haute cuisine with a “lighter” touch, but maintaining the intensity of traditional French flavours.

Chef John Burton-Race

Chef John Burton Race

8th July 2010

Amuse’ Guelles
A Chilled Tomato & Basil Consommé with Choux Buns Filled with Goat‟s Cheese
****
Tortellini of Crab with Robust Crab Bisque
****
Fish Course
A Fillet of Seabass with Glazed Leeks, Wild Woodland Mushrooms and a Chive Butter Sauce
***
A Double Cutlet of finest Lamb with a Herb and Parsley Crust,
Served with Garlic Creamed Potato, Tomato Fondue with Baby Spinach
****
Pre Dessert
Tartlet of Strawberries Topped with its Sorbet and a Lime Sauce.
****
For The Dessert
Passion Fruit Delice Nougat Glace with an Exotic Fruit Salad,
Scented with Coconut
***
Coffee
&
Petits Fours

And last but not least, on the last night of Midsummer Nights Feast @ Starhill Gallery  2010, Chef Kevin Cape, Chef John Burton – Race & Chef Wai presents their menu.


Chef Kevin Cape &  Chef John Burton Race & Chef Wai (Pangkor Laut Resort)

9th July 2010

Amuse Bouche
****
Ravioli of Seafood
With
Siamese infused Bouillon
****
„Black Charcoal and Vanilla Smoked Center Cut of Petuna Ocean Trout
With
Confit of Summer Rhubarb, Valencia-pomme William Coulis
****
Meat Course
A Double Cutlet of Finest Lamb with an Herb and Parsley Crust,
Served with Garlic Creamed Potato, Tomato Fondue with Baby Spinach
****
Pre Dessert
Tartlet of Strawberries Topped with its Sorbet and a Lime Sauce.
****
For The Dessert
Passion Fruit Delice Nougat Glace with an Exotic Fruit Salad,
Scented
With Coconut
***
Coffee
&
Armani-Dolci

There you have it!
The special menus for the Midsummer Nights Feast @ Starhill Gallery (2 July – 9 July 2010)!

ALL MENUS ARE PRICED AT RM200++/pax without wine pairing  and RM260++ with wine pairing.


Meanwhile, you’ve got 3 weeks to plan & save up for a meal with that special someone!  :yahoo: