[Macau] Lunch at The Kitchen, Grand Lisboa.

We actually ended up in this spot after failing to get into Robuchon au Dome - somehow, we had this (out-dated) impression that we can simply walk into a 3-Michelin-star restaurant in Macau mid-week. After all - in the old days, people go to Macau to gamble, not to eat!

Turned out, The Kitchen delivered on polished service and some very food. Starters were from a large buffet table, and some of the best breads in Macau, delivered freshly-baked and hot to the table:

My entree: boneless US beef short-ribs, with baked potato and creamed spinach.

My dining companion’s entree: Norwegian salmon fillet, with mushrooms and broccoli.

Desserts: Blackforest cake and crème brulee - both well-executed:

It was much later that we realised The Kitchen was actually 1-Michelin-starred - we didn’t quite expect this as it was a semi-buffet eatery in perhaps the largest casino in Macau. OK, casino-resort.

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold