City of Dreams is one of the "newer" gaming complexes located in the reclaimed land off Macau now known as The Cotai Strip, with three top hotels, several floor of casino space, a large shopping mall and numerous dining outlets. Those who have been following the Michelin Guide keenly would notice they were one of the biggest winners in the current Hong Kong/Macau version of the book, with one new restaurant getting their first star, and two others got elevated into the two-star category, one of them being The Tasting Room. (we actually ended up trying all three restaurants over the weekend, more on that later)
The lunch was actually the main activity of our quick food crawl across town, thanks to our Macau friend and "guide" J's kind arrangement, and it turned out to be as fabulous as I have expected. Of course it helped when J's husband Guillaume Galliot is the head chef of the restaurant. I am sure being recognized as "friends of the chef" got us in the good book of the front-of-the-house staff team and for a number of off-menu perks delivered our way throughout the meal.
For the longest time The Tasting Room was one restaurant that I always wanted to visit but never had the chance, and I am glad we finally made the trip to come over this time for a memorable meal. It's as good as I anticipated and true to the reputation of being one of the finest in Macau.
There are more pictures of the restaurant and the meal at my Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/g4gary/albums/72157661320073794
When? January 16 2016
Where? The Tasting Room by Galliot, Level 3, Crown Towers, City of Dreams, Macau
Drinks? 2011 Domaine William Fevre Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons
(Macau Food Crawl - Part 2)
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