May 11, 2015

Macau: Robuchon’s affordable 3 Michelin stars!

I’ve never dined at a Michelin star restaurant before, so you can imagine how I swooned (and drooled) when my four-day itinerary in Macau included lunch at Robuchon at the top of the Grand Lisboa, proud holder of THREE MICHELIN STARS, on the top floor of the spectacular Grand Lisboa in Macau.

Robuchon table

Table with a view!

Joel Robuchon has been described as the chef of the century and has fancy restaurants all over the world. But here’s the best part, his lunch menu here at Macau is priced at about NZ$120 which is great for dining on fine culinary art because Robuchon believes art should be available to more than just the Forbes rich listers!

Robuchon

The 40-year old grand piano was played as I ate

I’m gonna cut straight to the food shots of my four-course (actually more like seven when you add the bread trolley, amuse bouche and petit four trolley!) lunch for the flat price of MP$698 (Macau Pataca) = NZ$117.

Amuse Bouche – Le Petit Pois

Green pea velouté perfumed with mint and a dollop of curdled milk (think cottage cheese), little tomato jelly cubes and teeny croutons.

Robuchon Macau

My bouche was amused with this bonus little pre-starter

Appetiser – Les asperges blanches

Poached white asparagus, crispy soft boiled egg and a lemon vinegar hollandaise sauce

Robuchon Macau

The clever crispy egg still had runny yolk

Soup – Les crustacés

Shellfish bisque with crispy shrimp and Espelette pepper

Robuchon

The bisque is poured into foam with two shrimp balls coated in rice crispies

Meat – La joue de boeuf Wagyu

Braised Wagyu beef cheek with red miso and seasonal vegetables

Robuchon

Slow cooked Wagyu with the best mashed potato ever served on the side!

Dessert – served from the trolley. As many as your stomach has room for!

Robuchon dessert

There’s always room in the dessert stomach!

There is also a cheese trolley, which I could have chosen instead.

Then the Petit Fours trolley came round…

Robuchon Macau

And miraculously there was still room…

Oh and these were just the plates I chose. I had the choices of three appetisers, two soups, three fish mains or four meat mains including a mini Wagyu and foie gras burger, duck or pork.

At US$100 per head (without wine) this price is unheard of for a three Michelin star restaurant.

Robuchon Macau coffee

Espresso served with a jug of cream and a jug of caramel sauce

About Megan Singleton

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Megan Singleton is a travel writer, blogger and radio correspondent. She's been gallivanting around the world telling stories for the last 16 years and has her suitcase always half packed (or half un-packed!) Follow along on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for monthly newsletters if you want to keep up with the journey!

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