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.
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!
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.
Appetiser – Les asperges blanches
Poached white asparagus, crispy soft boiled egg and a lemon vinegar hollandaise sauce
Soup – Les crustacés
Shellfish bisque with crispy shrimp and Espelette pepper
Meat – La joue de boeuf Wagyu
Braised Wagyu beef cheek with red miso and seasonal vegetables
Dessert – served from the trolley. As many as your stomach has room for!
There is also a cheese trolley, which I could have chosen instead.
Then the Petit Fours trolley came round…
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.