Went in early August during a 2-day break. Very lucky to secure a table on a Sunday night just 2 weeks before my visit.
The restaurant is situated at the very top of the Lisboa Hotel, under a dome shaped roof. Beautiful Lalique chandelier. Tables are nicely spaced out with privacy. My table overlooked the Casino area across from mainland Macau.
The amuse bush was very nice. It's langoustine mousse sandwiched between thin strips of waffle. 3-star!
The Caviar and king crab meat in crustacean jelly was exquisite. Also plated beautifully.
All I could remember in the next dish was the apple avocado moose on top of the salad. It was crisp and refreshing. Loved it. 3-star!
Next came the scallop. Sinked my knife in it and I knew it was way over cooked. It was rubbery and chewy. I couldn't help but let the server know that the dish was disappointing. Does not require any extraordinary cooking skill. Hot skillet and pan fried each side 2 mins.
Then the nicely plated lobster. Again way over cooked. It required a lot of effort to cut into the meat. Second dish in a row and it really spoiled my appetite. Again I flagged down the manager and made her aware of the staff's inability to handle seafood. She was apologetic but I made it clear that 3-star Michelin restaurant can't afford such error.
They redeemed themselves when the rib eye arrived. It was flavorful and the meat was tender. 3-star!
We skipped dessert cause we had been eating all day. In exchange we asked for the cheese cart. Lots of choices and I chose blue cheese, a hard and another soft cheese.
Service was great all night. They offer extra course to compensate for the seafood situation. I declined cause I was quite full.
Sommelier was knowledgeable. We had champagne and ordered 2 half bottles - one red and one white. Extremely reasonable markup. More like 1x vs 2-4x in HK's to restaurants.
For entertainment, we really enjoyed the pianist. We tipped him a couple of times because I didn't feel he was being appreciated by other patrons. We requested a few songs from him.
On balance, it was a nice evening with fairly good food, great ambience and service.
When I got home, I realized they took off the extra charge (USD100) for the beef to compensate for the seafood situation.
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