After a long hiatus, Starhill’s popular thematic brunch is back with a vengeance.
This time Alice, the Mad Hatter, The Queen of Hearts & cheery magicians was let loose. They appeared and charmed and vanished as we feasted on food from across 4 continents.
Teapots, flowers, clocks and haphazard arrows, all icons from the story of Alice in Wonderland scattered around us.
Tricks were aplenty and the air was merry while the bubbly flowed magically.
The Mad Hatter’s Champagne Brunch at Shook! takes place every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm and is priced at RM268++ per person with free-flowing Moet & Chandon champagne; while the food-only option is priced at RM168++ per person.
My photos on social sites prompted many friends to enquire if the “buffet is good“?
Well my friends, if you love your champagne, you have to be here on a Sunday.
IF you are only here for the food, then scroll down further to explore if the spread suits you.
From the land of the rising sun, the fresh sashimi beckons. And I succumbed to its call. Gladly.
The giant tuna on display did raise a few eyebrows. I expected it to be cut up and served, but it turned out to be merely ornamental.
After popping a dozen scallops and devouring some freshly fried tempura prawns I bid Japan sayonara to sail on to Europe.
Here, guests were spoiled with fresh-from-the-oven Italian pizza, ala-minute pasta, gourmet French cheeses and various Greek marinated vegetables in olive oil.
These are heavy on calories, so after I successfully stopped myself away devouring another slice of pizzas, I headed to the appetizer counter to redeem myself with healthier options of salads and fresh seafood on ice.
The large ruddy prawns, fresh mollusks (giant clams & chilled Atlantic blue mussels) and a particularly tasty quinoa salad are the recommended options from this section. Fans of smoked salmon would be delighted to set sight on the 4 variety of smoked salmon.
The Asian section was somewhat less enticing to me since I’m used to Asian cuisine but the chicken rice stall really did look promising.
The centerpiece at the Western side is the roasted baby lamb. I got them to carve some for me and I eyed the slices of lamb eagerly as I walked back to my table.
Smoky and hot off the grill, the lamb was tender (ask for the med rare parts) and good on its own, or you could choose to drench it with the sweet and smoky BBQ sauce.
Don’t miss the coil of Cumberland sausage and the AMAZING smoked brisket at the carvery section, for the brisket was my favourite item of the entire buffet.
Last but not least, I made my way to the colourful Mad Hatter Dessert Bar.
It’s a not a Mad Hatter’s party if there are no desserts. Chef Matthew Ona and his team pulled all tricks out of the bunny hat and worked their magic, presenting to us a groaning stretch of delectable sweets and all things sugary and nice.
Flowing PINK chocolate, rainbow cakes, berries on sticks, Red velvet cakes, chocolate pops, meringues, eclairs, chocolate mousse, macarons, tarts… it is a spectacular tea party that Alice would have danced in merry rounds.
A live band played throughout the feasting hours, belting out popular songs and melodious tunes, keeping the mood festive and lively.
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Details of the Mad Hatter Champagne Brunch are as below: