Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Over the Moon With Veuve Clicquot..And More Moon Cake - This Season For RM288 nett

Who was it who said that "CHAMPAGNE goes with everything"?  Well, I'm not sure it has been said, but if it hasn't been said by anyone famous, it SHOULD, because I reckon it's true, it does, and Moet Hennessy Diageo & Grand Imperial Chinese Restaurants have just bumped up their mooncakes by pairing it with the inimitable Veuve Clicquot.  In local terms, they have "atas"-ified mooncakes and the art of mooncake giving.

In summary, a box of four delectable mooncakes is packed with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, at RM288 nett, which is a spanking good deal if you ask me.  These days, a decent blob of mooncake hovers around the RM20-25 region, and a bottle of VC retail is around RM240-260 at least, (at least the places I've seen them), so do the math.....

Presented in this gilded box, it really exudes stylo mylo-ness.  I mean, WHO would not be thrilled to receive one of these.

To launch these (at the time of launch, already 400 boxes or so had been preordered, and there are only 1000 boxes), a luncheon was held at Grand Imperial Sunway.

Just the sight of these bright orange ice buckets was enough to wash away any doom and gloom that might have been lingering over us, I mean, you know, without referring to anything specific, except the tumbling of our ringgit, etc... But, we must be thankful for our blessings..

Luscious pandan lotus paste with that orange sphere of heavenly delight, ...a bit of trivia, the ORANGE colour in the Veuve Clicquot labelling WAS inspired by the yolk, when Madame Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, that grand old dame of Champagne, happened to be looking at yolks when deciding the colour.  And that is no yolk I tell you.

Almond with Sesame White Lotus Paste, a lovely crunch of sesame in the skin.

Assorted Fruits and Nuts With Chicken Bits...Actually this particular one is almost a match made in heaven with the VC.

White Lotus Single Egg Yolk Paired With Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label

The lovely Cherry Koh of MHD introducing the Chef of Grand Imperial responsible for the mooncake creations...

And brand ambassador Chong Wai Keng of MHD introducing the package

Mustn't miss the photo opp with the lovely Kelly Thean, and famed TMI writer, Julia Yeow....

They always feed us well in MHD functions...padding our stomach to be able to absord the wonderful effervescence afforded by that glorious bottle of green and orange.   Japanese Ayu Fish, though it does look like Vlad the Impaler .. or rather Vlad the Impaled.

Deep Fried Crispy Oyster With Bacon and Salted Egg, all food that match VC seamlessly and effortlessly.

VC and suckling pig....always a welcome treat.  The fruity notes and subtle aromas of brioche and vanilla and slight acidity counters the fattiness of the piglet, almost washing it down like detergent. Except of course, it doesn't taste like detergent, by any stretch of the imagination.

I was lucky that I was seated in the main stream media's table, where diners are less exuberant about photo taking, unlike the neighbouring table of food bloggers.  Needless to say, our table was always one course ahead.

Deep Fried Century Egg with Prawn Paste, JUST IN CASE the eggs in the mooncake, AND the oyster, were not enough...

Baked River Prawns... actually, as we worked our way through the meal, it occured to me how Chinese cuisine is such an ally for champagne.  It's almost a given.  I can't think of a single dish that does not pair well with the bubbly.

Sliced Duck Breast With Jelly Fish and Crispy Scallops .... this is such alcohol snack food if ever!!!!

Poached Grouper With Enoki Mushrooms, Rice Vermicelli and Fish Stock, Grand Imperial's signature dish.

Just to recap.....

Available from 15th August to 27th September 2015, this limited edition Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and Mooncake Gift Set features a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label (75 cl) with four delectable mooncakes including Assorted Fruits and Nuts with Chicken Bits, White Lotus Single Yolk, Almond with Sesame White Lotus Paste, and Pandan Lotus Paste Single Yolk.

Limited to only 1000 orders, this exclusive gift set is available at all Grand Imperial Group of Restaurants at RM288 nett. For purchases, kindly contact the following six outlets listed below:

1) Grand Imperial Restaurant, Pinnacle Sunway (03-5888 7222/ 03-5888 7221)
2) Grand Imperial Restaurant, Bangsar Shopping Centre (03-2283 1118),
3) Grand Imperial Restaurant, Hartamas Shopping Centre (03-6201 3777),
4) Grand Imperial Restaurant, One Utama Shopping Centre (03-7729 7223),
5) Grand Imperial Restaurant, USJ19 City Mall (03-8024 8777)
6) Grand Imperial Restaurant, Casa Klang (03-3345 2118)


CHER-RY said...

that papparazzi table!!! LOL

Ciki said...

We missed the food.. cheh! not fair.. suckling looked amazing! At least we got a bottle of veuve and mooncake which made up for it. somewhat:P