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Homey French cooking at the Brasserie at The Parisian Macao

Macau’s thriving dining scene continues to expand with new quality restaurants adding to the city’s already impressive line-up. Highlights of a trip to the enclave now include not just gambling and entertainment, but also a memorable dining experience. The Brasserie at the Parisian Macao, a French restaurant at the recently opened casino-hotel complex, caught our attention.
 
The Brasserie offers all-day dining for its guests, and, under French Chef Daniel Brolese, serves contemporary dishes with an authentic French flavour, café style. The restaurant is large and spacious, its décor modern cool, informal and inviting, and its service attentive, and delivered with panache.
 
Amidst lively conversation with our gracious host, we were served with a series of delightfully tasty dishes. Our meal started off with raw Gillardeau Oysters ($62 per piece) and Salade Nicoise with Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Lettuce, Black Olives, French Beans, Red Onion, Tomatoes and Egg ($108), which we shared with gusto. Then came Steamed Mussels a la Crème in White Wine, Shallot and Cream Sauce ($158, appetiser portion), a favourite dish of ours, as the sauce makes for delicious bread dipping. 
 
For our soup, both Lobster Bisque with Cognac Cream ($98) and French Onion Soup ($88) were tempting, so we sampled both, much to our delight. The restaurant offers a wide selection of meat and seafood courses for mains. We chose the Steak au Poivre, Pan-Fried US Prime Fillet Mignon with Cognac Creamy Pepper Sauce and French Fries ($278) and Prime US Beef Ribeye Steak 350 grams ($368). Both meats were tender, with each offering the right texture and flavour for its cut of the beef.
 
For dessert, we chose Baked to Order Orange and Passionfruit Soufflé with Vanilla Ice Cream ($78) to share and it proved a fitting end.
 
It goes without saying that our meal was accompanied by an excellent selection of nice white and red wines.
 
We would have liked to try out some of the downhome French dishes that are on the menu.  That means a return trip is in order, something we look forward to.
 
If you are in Macau and looking for a most pleasant dining experience, be sure to visit the Brasserie.
 
 
BRASSERIE
Level 3, The Parisian Macao, Estrada do Istmo, Lote 3, Cotai Strip, Macao SAR; +853 8111 9200
 
 
 
(Edited on 4 July 2018)
 

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