Masks, Magicians and Mysteries!
Sunday Masquerades at Shook! in Starhill Gallery.
A new and entertaining social scene is taking shape in Kuala Lumpur to excite the imagination with an unmistakable touch of fun and fantasy!
Here, you will encounter the pomp and pageantry of royal Court Jesters and Sultry Sirens in feathered masks; Medieval Damsels in distress and English Earls with powdered wigs and perchance, a one-eyed Pirate of the Caribbean at your table service in waiting.
It was certainly an experience like none before.
While most buffet and champagne brunches boasts of delectable food and never-ending spread with more choices than one could possibly partake, the fabulous and flamboyant Masquerade Brunch at Shook! at Starhill Gallery totally stole the crown for being the grandest buffet in town with a total of 5 dining hours with an original yet colourful concept to boot!
The lively and bubbly atmosphere rouses the appetite and the mood. Sunday is really Sunday again, cheery, boisterous and lively. Champagne flowed freely and the live stations was ablaze with fire as jovial chefs preps the food to order.
Italian Live Station.
Laurent-Perrier champagne. Keep pouring please!
For RM158++, (if you’re not going to guzzle on the bubbly), the spread is totally worth your dough. Naturally the premium selections of fresh oysters and Japanese eel, not one but 3 kinds of lamb (yes, lamb- lover me was thrilled to bits!), sashimi and seafood were in abundance; and better still, in numerous forms of preparation.
Smoked and cured salmon.
Smoked tuna and grilled eel.
A whole grilled lamb. Very well marinated and tasty.
Roast lamb loin. Lip-smacking good! Pink and juicy.
Another form of lamb preparation..this was fabulously juicy!
All the finest ingredients for the Japanese cuisine section.
DESSERTS were amazing. A new pastry chef has recently taken over the realm in Shook! & he’s doing an excellent job! His creations borders on the familiar yet flawlessly executed.
The texture, the taste and the presentation of each cake/sweet/pastry was perfect!
The desserts bar.
This is a must-try: The SUPERB Cherry and Coconut Clafoutis. Creamy, custard-y and copious with fat cherries.
Toffee Apples! Now, this is not something you see at every buffet right!?
A macaron tower may be commonplace….
….but how about a cream puff tower? With the Masquerades logo on chocolate too! Small luxurious touches like this sets the Sunday Masquerades Brunch at Shook! aparts from the rest.
This was divine. Creamy custard in pumpkin. I love pumpkins so I may be biased, but the custard itself was very very good!
Assortment of cakes of which I took a small slice each to sample. Whether’s it’s chocolate, it’s mousse, or it’s cheese, all were satisfying first-rate. There were certainly no room for complaints; at least not from me.
For the chocolate lovers!
Pop your teeth out eating these if you wish!
Oh wait, I forgot to try these…
This is called Fantasias Honeycomb.
And this Flapjack Figaro. Don’t you love the desserts bar already? Great in both taste and choice!
Freshly baked cookies.
Strawberries and cream!
Spanish Churros fried to order. This… I’ll have to admit that it’s lacking in texture.
Even the chocolate fountain aims to break away from the ordinary. Here we have pandan-flavoured flowing chocolate!
For RM158++ (or with bubbly RM268++), you are entitled to order a main course from the ala-carte menu too!
The above was the cod from the Western menu but there were different selections of mains from Chinese/Japanese/Italian menu as well.
Stir fried clams. – from the Chinese menu.
I went for the Lamb Rack, though when it came it didn’t look like one.
However, it was not up to my expectations tastewise. I just thought it could have been tastier. Also, a fair warning here, the mains did took quite a while to be served.
But fret not, there’s more than enough to distract you from the Sunday Masquerades Brunch!
Here’s the rest of the spread!!
Everything is visually appetising as well as effective in sending your salivary glands into overdrive. This fish is so skillfully done no?
The Cheese and Savoury Bar is a veritable treat in its choices, featuring the famous Brie de Meaux also known as the “King of Cheeses”.
Steamed chicken with some wine .. I can’t remember! There were just too much food.
Teppanyaki Live Station: Select your fresh ingredients to be cooked ala-minute.
For cold cuts alone there were a selection of 6 different meats/hams.
A smorgasbord of mediterranean mezzes unrivalled in terms of selections in any other buffet.
This is one big ass grilled fish!
Island-fresh oysters from the Pacific Ocean and Hong Kong-style dim sums make the rounds with a touch of personalised service. The Char Siew Pau was excellent for a chicken version.
Salads are never boring again with so many dressings & condiments to choose from.
Traditional Asian dips and condiments are not forgotten.
Little moreish platters of appetisers.
The lavish Sunday Masquerades are best enjoyed with leisure, starting with buffet brunch at noon lasting through an all-Sunday feast of entertainment with fine dining and wining, including a choice of free-flow champagnes.
Cocktails-on-the-go include temptations such as Zess and Pink Birds to Shook! Shot, Berry Nut Fizz and The Cliché among others.
Now this gives you every excuse to sparkle up the scene and dress up to the heights of your imagination for Sunday Masquerades at Shook! Exclusively in Starhill Gallery!
Sunday Masquerades at Shook!
12.00 noon to 5.00 pm.
RM268++ with free-flow champagne.
RM158++ for dining only.
Reservations and Enquiries : +603 2782 3875.