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Chiado

The first of our dining destinations is Chiado, the recently opened Portuguese restaurant located in Sands Cotai. Developed in partnership with Portuguese celebrity chef Henrique Sa Pessoa, Chiado is a modern, fine-casual dining concept serving genuine Portuguese food and wines.

Chiado's Head Chef, Dario Santos, under the tutelage of Chef Henrique, shared with us his cooking philosophy – genuine, popular Portuguese dishes influenced by the abundance of quality ingredients throughout Asia. For our dinner, we started with a trio of appetisers: Squid and Prawns Sautéed in Chilli and Garlic with Cherry Tomato Compote Arugula and Parmesan cheese (138 patacas), Thinly Sliced 24-month-cured Pata Negra Ham with Marinated Melon Scented with White Port and Mint (148 patacas), and the highly touted Tuna Tataki with Vegetable Escabeche and Tomato Tartare (168 patacas).

We also had Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Cream, Prawn and Almonds (98 patacas), which is excellent and distinctively Portuguese. For entrees we shared Boston Lobster Cataplana with Sweet Potato Perfumed with Lemongrass and Ginger (398 patacas) and Portuguese Style Prime Beef Tenderloin with Portuguese Ham, White Wine and Mustard (278 patacas), both of which are tasty and distinctive.

Two desserts: Chocolate Bombe with Salted Caramel and Hazelnut Cream (68 patacas) and Crispy Vanilla Parcels with Raspberry Coulis (68 patacas) completed our satisfying meal.

It's a delight to find good authentic Portuguese food at reasonable prices. Chiado should do well in Macau’s burgeoning dining scene.Chiado should do well in the burgeoning dining scene in Macau.

 

Shop 2206, Level 2, Sands Cotai Central

+853 8113 8988

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