Friday, February 11, 2011

Market Hall

Here's our fearless forecast for February: Pavilion's hottest tables will soon be at Markethall, which opens next week after months of anticipatory frenzy.

Freshness is the primary philosophy here: Markethall insists its supply of meat and veggies makes as few stops as possible while traveling from farms and plantations to the kitchen.

The restaurant recently extended an open invitation to regular members of the public to head here for complimentary set meals during staff training sessions. Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch (or dinner)?

Ruby Salad (beetroot with goat's cheese, honey-roasted walnuts & watercress). A generous portion of crisp leaves and earthy beets in a well-executed recipe that harmoniously blended soft, savory cheese with crunchy crushed nuts.

Crespelles, stuffed with seafood, lime & coriander in bechamel sauce. Creamy and zesty, these baked crepes should be a real crowd-pleaser.

White Pizza. No tomato sauce, no mozzarella cheese _ topped simply with smoked salmon, avocado, cream cheese, capers, dill & baby spinach. Warm and hearty, but it might have worked better with a thin crust instead of this doughy one.

The creme catalena, smooth and supple, supplied the striking sensation of sweet success. Everything ran without a hitch: the food tasted terrific and the service team moved with perfect speed and plenty of smiles.

Customers can order cocktails from Bedroom KL, the club-lounge beside Markethall, also opening soon. Booze never tasted as delicious as the Dream Cloud (absolut blue, lime juice, vanilla, half & half, strawberries, blueberries) & Vanilla Sky (absolut peach, midori, triple sec, vanilla, red chili, mango juice, vanilla bean).

Need a sneak peek of Bedroom? Here it is.

The publicity will persist; in the days and weeks ahead, many more people will be talking and blogging about both Markethall and Bedroom. Not everybody will be complimentary _ but nothing good ever escapes a backlash.


Market Hall Kitchen + Bar,
Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur.
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21 comments:

  1. Nice.. this place is really gettin the thumbs up from you eh?
    ;0)

    A good thing as well.. I'm pretty bored w the F&B options in Pavillion di!

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  2. Tng: ya, I'm crossing my fingers that they'll be able to maintain the quality of their food and service after they actually open for business. But the concept is cool, and you're right, there are so many restaurants at pavilion, but nothing else feels fresh and fun right now =)

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  3. Now I know how long I haven't gone back to Pavilion KL :) where exactly is this place??

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  4. Hmmm that's interesting coming from the same people who runs the apartment and all. Their food hasn't been very consistant. Here's hoping and keeping my fingers crossed too.

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  5. Wait, which part of Pav is this? Despite having worked in Pavilion before, I'm a bit clueless. Hahahah.

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  6. Leo: ya, I only head to pavvy to catch movies. This outlet is less than a 2-minute walk from the GSC multiplex, heheh. It's opposite TGIF on the sixth floor =)
    Qwazymonkey: yeah, there are always hits and misses at the apartment, so I figure there'll probably be some misses in the menu here at markethall too. But hopefully more hits, heh! :D
    Michelle: No worries, you'll be able to find this place easily! It's right next to another restaurant, Grandmama's, not too far from times bookstore as well as din tai fung and Wong Kok char chan teng on the sixth floor =)

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  7. Bedroom looks... yawn-inducing, teehee! On the other hand, am really feeling the look & sound of Market Hall! Off to Pavillion we go!

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  8. Min: this bedroom's biggest temptation might be the cocktails, which are a real aphrodisiac! check out the 'vanilla sky' one, which has a fiery wallop of red chilies that completely contradicts its bland-sounding name, heheh :D

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  9. Do they cite where they source they greens and meat? Just curious if most of it is local produce.

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  10. Lemongrass: oh ya, they do try to source from local producers. All the premium beef, for example, comes from cows raised on farms in gemas, negri sembilan :D

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  11. good! it's time they have new add ons to Pavilion. I am rather bored with their food offerings already. this is something to look forward too!

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  12. eiling: yeah, pavilion was a great place for dining options back when it first opened, but it's become a bit stagnant for too long. here's hoping for some more interesting new choices soon! :D

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  13. I'm sure everybody will be buzzing about this place soon. Wld be interesting to see whether it's sustainable ;-)

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  14. Pureglutton: ya, the real test will be for it to maintain positive word-of-mouth after three or four months. but I guess if the food is good, the location is ideal enough to keep people coming, heheh :D

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  15. White pizza!? Interesting :-)

    Gong hey fatt choy!!

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  16. julian: thanks, happy new year to ya too! =)

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  17. I can't wait to try this for sure, let us know when it's open, thanks ;-)

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  18. Babe_KL: it should be up and running for valentine's day celebrations! :D

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  19. I went there on Monday for my wife's birthday. Was very nice food and I've just written a review on my site www.maninseat12a.com

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  20. Man: the tagliolini that your wife had sounds good. Glad u both had a nice celebratory dinner =)

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  21. @Sean, it sure was nice, many thanks :)

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