Thursday, August 31, 2017

Saturday Night Vibes @ Shook! KL, Feast Village Starhill Gallery

Saturday nights just got better, thanks to Shook! Kuala Lumpur's all-new dining concept Saturday Night Vibes which brings fantastic food and electrifying live performances to diners, all under one roof. Introduced earlier this month, the Cirque du Culinaire experience features an extensive buffet spread as well as an ever-changing list of live performances and entertainment.

We just returned from our 49 days in Scotland, so we welcomed the invitation to spend some quality time together alone, sipping on wines while enjoying good food and music. A no-kids SaturDATE ;)

As soon as we were seated, our glasses were filled with our choice of wine and the wait staff also brought us their signature cocktail, the Aperol Spritz to kick start the evening.

There is simply so much to try on the buffet spread (available 7pm to 10pm). We were impressed with the vast Japanese selection featuring fresh sashimi (tuna, salmon, butterfish and kampachi), sushi, maki, tempura and teppanyaki. Seafood lovers will also be pleased with the selection of freshly shucked Pacific oysters, and various seafood on ice such as local lobster, half shell scallop, king prawns and flower crab.

For those who prefer their seafood cooked, indulge in the Oyster gratin, Crispy squid ring with salt and pepper, Kungpo style clams, Sweet and sour slipper lobster or Kam heong style bamboo clams.

Roast Duck

There are also freshly made pizzas, lobster risotto, as well as a variety of antipasti such as Eggplant and ricotta salad, Italian seafood salad, Baby octopus salad, Grilled artichoke and more.

Don't miss the grilled a la minute rib eye steak, the delicious crisp-yet-airy macarons (look out for the caramel ones) and the impressive cheese selection - my personal favourites from the buffet spread.

Grilled to perfection - medium doneness with a beautiful char

Other than the buffet spread, selected premium items are brought to your table allowing you to relax and enjoy the pampering while listening to the background music or be entertained by the guest magician. I was most happy when sang har meen was served to our table.. the Asian in me has been missing Chinese food immensely and this definitely hit the spot.I enjoyed it so much that I asked for seconds. ;)

We also enjoyed the Seafood paella, Braised Wagyu beef cheeks, Snow White dancing prawns, and Five-spice rack of lamb (beautifully pink and tender, served with truffle mash) immensely.

Come 9.30pm, a live act will take to the stage to entertain you while you digest your food. On the evening we were there, it was Evelyn Feroza who graced the stage and entertained diners with a mix of original tunes as well as renditions of well-loved classics and latest hits.  Do check out Shook! KL's websiteFacebook or Instagram page for the weekly performer line-up.

Thank you Shook! KL for having us and for the lovely evening ;)

The Cirque du Culinaire dining concept is available every Saturday night from 7pm to 10pm at RM168 nett. A beverage package is also available at RM88 nett which comes with selected cocktails as well as beers, wines and shooters. For non-diners, there will be a 1-for-1 Happy Hour from 9.30pm on selected draft beers, house wines and cocktails.

Location: Shook! KL, Feast Village, Feast Floor, Starhill Gallery, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Parking RM10 for first 6 hours)

Tel: 03-2782 3875


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Monday, August 28, 2017

Exploring Street Art in Aberdeen

Hubby is a big fan of street art,  and he has read (and seen photos on Instagram) about NuArt Aberdeen before our trip to Scotland. NuArt Festival is an internationally renowned event originally from Stavanger, and the Aberdeen version welcomed 11 international street artists which showcased their colorful work all around Aberdeen through a series of site-specific murals, installations, interventions and temporary exhibitions.

So, Hubby and Baby C went on a hunt to find some street art and found some pretty good ones, then Hubby went again alone while I shopped with the kids, and he went one final time with all of us to see if we could spot some that he missed in his previous visits. If you have some time, it is definitely worth going for a look. There is also a free walking tour every Saturday which starts 11.30am from The Green, one of our friends has been and tells us it's very informative.

Here are some that we found during our visit (along with their locations.. you're welcome)

We parked at Trinity Centre, and walked down to Windmill Brae for this... located at McCall's delivery entrance. By Jaune, who's ex-profession is a sanitation worker.. now the protagonist in his work.

Pigeons were notorious alongside seagulls for attacking rubbish bags around town before wheelie bins were introduced. See the mini council workers fighting off the army of birds. Artwork by Jaune

It's raining pigeon poop.. LOL

A collaboration piece between Add Fuel and Jaune on Justice Mill Lane

A huge piece at The Green on the Aberdeen Market Wall by Herakut. Oh and you may have come across these anchors too, dotted all around the city in support of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

On East Green.. lots to be found here

By Hera of Herakut

Jaune's signature workmen

By Outings Project - transfers from museum walls to the streets

Alice Pasquini makes her mark in the city with lots of nice pieces like this..

At Carnegie's Brae.. walk on until you see Marks & Spencer

Another one by Alice

Hubby's favorite piece by Martin Whatson.. a huge stencilled golfer finished with graffiti tags in his colorful signature style. Located next to McKays (near the Queen Street police station).

Photo with the iconic red phone box

 The second biggest granite building in the world, Marischal College. An impressive structure. 

Robert the Bruce, King of Scots.

 Ice cream break

His Majesty's Theatre and a statue of Sir William Wallace

 We then headed to Union Terrace Gardens - look under the arches for street art by local street artists. Part of Summer of Art in Aberdeen.

By Treze

By Inkie

Emeli Sande by Razer

By Peter Sheridan

Another huge piece by Add Fuel - cross the road from Primark and you can get a good view of it from the bridge. Based on tiled entrance ways still found in Aberdeen’s Victorian homes.

Walk down Belmont Street (right opposite Slain's Castle pub) and you will this beautiful piece by Alice.

Some cute ones which the kids enjoyed hunting down.. by LostHills

You will also find a lot of "painted doors" along the way.. such as this first door for the project, 'The Mermaid and the Princess" by Shelagh Swanson on Windmill Brae.

Another one at Windmill Brae by Stuart Allan

Migration at Langstane Place

And a short video to highlight our walk nicely.

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