Date of review: August 4, 2015 | Reviewed by: Mark Peaker
Entering The Kitchen one is immediately impressed with the modern and elegant interior dominated by an open kitchen and the roaring flames of the ovens. Towering walls of glass flood the interior with light, which reflects off the dramatic ceiling chandeliers and walls of wine encased in modern chrome and glass shelves; the finest quality woods and fabrics add to an air of sophistication enhanced further with widely spaced tables adorned with fine crystal glasses and inlaid cutlery
Renowned locally for serving the best prime steaks, the Kitchen excels in other areas too; two loaves of freshly baked bread are served piping hot from the oven; one loaf is a country style whilst the other a soft brioche infused with chocolate and mint, delicious! Small touches such as butter infused with mango reflect a desire to create an experience from the kitchen. Meat may be the restaurant’s signature yet the sushi chef must be recognised for serving some of the freshest sushi and sashimi in Macau, elegantly sliced and beautifully presented; either selected individually or from the menu’s deluxe assorted Sashimi recommendation it is a must have option for any meal at The Kitchen. A wide variety of meat dishes will dismay the vegetarian and elevate the carnivore to heavenly indulgence with almost twenty varieties of the world’s premium beefs available. A grade 5 Tomohawk steak weighing a daunting 870gm is The Kitchen’s signature; a request to be served rare was magnificently achieved by a chef who knew precisely how long to leave my cow’s rib in the inferno of flames; presented to the table causes a salivating experience; sliced perfectly by the chef the meat simply melts in your mouth; it is beef perfection; an accompaniment of pepper sauce is forgotten as the flavour of the meat is all you need to savour. Desserts are not forgotten with over a dozen varieties of unique creations to choose from; a coffee jelly with caramel mousse and vanilla ice cream was a delicious end to a meal that delivers an epicurean odyssey of flavour.
The master wine list of the Grand Lisboa with over fifteen thousand wines is at your disposal offering the world’s finest vintages as well as some more reasonably priced ones; presented on an i-pad the choice is bewildering and caters for anyone on any budget; if a 1921 Petrus is your fancy and the tables have been kind then The Kitchen will pop the cork for you.
Faultless service with attentive yet never intrusive staff that competently answers any questions about the menu and are able to offer alternatives suggestions, every dish is explained when introduced and one’s wine and water glass always discreetly re-filled. The Kitchen delivers perfection both with its food and its service.
The Kitchen is expensive and expect to pay over MOP1, 000 per head for a meal with an average wine; if money is no object you can spend vastly more than this; for more mortal experiences the set lunches ranging from MOP380 to MOP580 are the best value; set dinners range from MOP900 to MOP1, 400 with wine pairing