Eating out: Ritz Carlton Café Macau
The Ritz Carlton is a quiet little enclave and possibly my new favourite spot. Love the 51 Lounge with great cocktails, service is always excellent, and here at the Café I am spoken to in different languages by different waitstaff (French, English, Cantonese and Mandarin), which is all great and reflects a very diverse team, since I actually speak all of those languages, but I suppose it would be a little bit overwhelming for guests to have to answer in English/Mandarin/Cantonese and different times over their meal and if they spoke only one of those languages? I don’t know how that works, but I wouldn’t assume that anyone spoke a certain language.
I had mussels and steak frites – generous portions and wonderfully executed, the husband had mussels and the pigeon and chose a chocolate based dessert. Generous portions, nice bread and prompt lunch service turn around – perfect for those business lunches.
Anyhow, gorgeous marble space, beautiful floral arrangements, value for money great lunch sets 2 courses at 238MOP+ and a caricature artist to draw your portrait. What’s not to love? Louis Roederer champagne by the glass that doesn’t break the bank.
What I love about this place? Everything feels so well thought through for this brasserie, beautiful menus, fonts, the structure of the menu flows. Love the marble tables, spotted tiled floor, choice of art nouveau lamps, good value lunch sets and food as you would expect. And caricature artist is a really nice touch. :) It was full and we were lucky to get a table as we didn’t make reservations.