I landed in Macau on a Friday evening (one of the most spectacular landings I have ever experienced) and joined my friends at their place in the city centre, just by the MGM casino.
Coming from a busy day in Kuala Lumpur I was starving, and I was pretty excited to discover that we had a booking at 2 Michelin-star-rated restaurant Eight, part of the Lisboa complex, possibly one of the most over the top casinos in Macau. I had a quick look on Google and discovered that Eight offers Cantonese and Huaiyang cuisine with a modern and creative touch.
So, shortly before 9PM we walked the short distance to the Lisboa and took the lift up to the restaurant.
As soon as we walked in, I noticed with surprise the cascading waters and the light projections of goldfish on the floor. The decor is pretty impressive, designed by interior guru Alan Chan; the main dining area is a contemporary, black and golden zen-like space decorated with hundreds of golden discs separating the intimate semi-circular dining booths.
Despite being a Friday evening, the restaurant was pretty empty, and we rushed to send our orders to the kitchen before it closed. We ordered:
Roasted Pork Belly with Guava Sauce; really tasty, but I am not a big fan of the fatty bits, particularly if they are not crispy.
Sautee Shrimps with Cashew Nuts and Bell Pepper in Chili Sauce; I loved this combination, despite the copious amount of chili.
Stewed Sliced Chicken with Chestnuts Served in a Whole Coconut; this plate looked amazing, and tasted yummy and delicate too.
Stewed Eggplant with Shredded Conpoy and Crabmeat, were pleasant, a good side for the delicate chicken.
The asparagus with shrimp in Soya sauce were good, crispy and cooked to perfection.
Food is pretty good, although from a 2 Michelin star restaurant I was expecting a little more on the presentation.
But, the atmosphere is amazing, I would go back for lunch to try the dim sum menu. If you are interested, I blogged about my dim sum experience at Tim’s Kitchen in Macau here.
Good spot to impress a date though
Avg dinner for three with non-alcoholic drinks €100.
At Grand Lisboa Macau
Avenida de Lisboa