Sample Asia’s Finest Cuisine

Food — By Phillippa Stewart on June 16, 2010 at 10:32 am

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Macau is home to some of Asia’s finest dining – but bring your wallet for these restaurants as the bills are anything but cheap.

Foodies in Hong Kong love Robuchon, and the Macau venture is also popular. Situated in Hotel Lisboa Robunchon a Galera is renowned for being one of Macau’s (and Asia’s) most expensive and exclusive restaurants.

Joel Robuchon is the world’s most Michelin-starred chef with 25 stars to his name. Robuchon a Galera has three stars and was the first establishment in China to win the Wine Spectator’s “Grand Award.” Their wine cellar has over 6,800 labels – hopefully enough to keep wine connoisseurs happy. Signature dishes include Le Caviar Osciètre, La Pintade et le Foie Gras and La Pièce de Bœuf ‘Kagoshima’ (the most expensive meal on the menu at $135).

Address: 3/F, Lisboa Tower

Opening Hours: Lunch: 12:00 – 14:30 hrs, Dinner: 18:30 – 22:30 hrs

Reservations (suggested): (853) 8803 7878

Hot on the heals of Robuchon a Galera for the title of Macau’s finest dining establishment is Il Taetro.

Il Taetro is the brain-child of the casino king Steve Wynn. The restaurant’s name means “theatre” in Italian – fitting as you watch your Italian food being cooked in an open plan kitchen. Gourmet pizza and pasta is on the menu as well as cod or prime beef tenderloin with porcini cannelloni.

A fire, water and light show also takes place every 15 minutes so you are sure to be entertained as you eat. The middle window table is considered to be the best place to watch the show – so if you know you are going it is worth booking in advance.

Il Taetro can be found at the Wynn Macau.

Address: Wynn Macau, Rua Cidade de Sintra, NAPE, Around Town

Opening Hours: Daily 5:30pm-12:30am

Reservations (suggested): 853/8986 3663

Don Alfonso Macau 1890 is another fantastic Italian in Macau. World-famous Alfonso Iaccarino only uses the freshest ingredients and doesn’t believe in using chemicals or preservatives. His venture in Macau is a spin-off from his famous two Michelin starred restaurant in Southern Italy – Ristorante Don Alfonso 1890.

Address: 3/F, Grand Lisboa, Avenida de Lisboa, Macau

Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 14:30 and 18:30 – 23:00

Reservations (suggested): +853 8803 7722