Anyway, I was lucky enough to be invited to their First Sunday of the Month Champagne Brunch and was chuffed to be asked back for the Last Friday of Month Wine Pairing Dinner, priced at RM290 nett per person. First things first, although it's for the last Friday of the month, this will not be happening in November, (perhaps a build up to the Yuletide and festive season), so the next such event will be at the end of December. (29th December)
The pairing is country thematic, ie, featuring wines from a certain country, for that particular night.
A specially curated menu by Executive Chef Olivier Pistre to pair with the bottle of wine. Each couple dining is entitled to a bottle of either white or red. For the inaugural session, the menu was paired with Italian Wines, namely the Tasca d' Almerita Regaleali Bianco (White) or the Tasca d'Almerita Regaleali Nero d'Alvola (red) featured below.
Slow Cooked Spicy Lamb Shoulder, 48 hours sous vide... how did people cook before this sous vide thingie came about. The lamb was lovely, tender, juicy, everything that one can hope for in a cut of meat. Just the right amount of fat, banana stuffed onion, (which interestingly enough, made it look like a mini "jantung pisang" or banana flower), garlic gnocchi.
Okay, I have to say, when I first saw the menu, I thought to myself, fantastic as the meal sounded, in typical Malaysian fashion, the mental thought bubble came, "enough to eat meh?" but after finishing the first two courses, and of course the lovely breads, I was regretting my earlier evil thoughts of going for hokkien mee after.
For the next menu, on 29th December, do check www.shangrila-la-speicals.com
For reservations, call 03-2074 3900.
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur