One of our fellow hotel guests in Hong Kong highly recommended that we try The Eight during our day trip to Macau. And boy, am I glad that she did!
Tucked away behind an automatic door on the second floor of the Grand Lisboa Hotel and Casino, the dining room at The Eight transported us to a culinary haven. Extravagantly designed with dropped chandeliers and goldfish images on the lighted walls, the decor was impressive. As one of last parties seated for lunch, we essentially had the restaurant to ourselves. We were a little rushed to order but our waitress offered some suggestions for their more popular dishes and dim sum items.
We started with amuse bouches of minced meat, as well as abalone and pomelo, which was so delicious and refreshing. Shortly after we finished those delightful bites, our table was filled with shrimp dumplings in the shape of goldfish, pan-fried barbecue pork buns in the shape of hedgehogs, sauteed cristal blue shrimp with cashew nuts and bell pepper in chili sauce, prawns with eggplant in pumpkin sauce, braised lamb brisket, sauteed kale with dried shrimp and shrimp paste in casserole, and honey beans. Dessert may have been the best part of the meal. We enjoyed mango and coconut pudding with coconut ice cream, and a puff pastry with sweetened winter melon paste in the shape of a chick in a birds nest accompanied by pear sherbet. The baked alaska with red bean sherbet was set ablaze at the table and it was the best baked alaska that I've tasted.
The entire meal was incredible and the presentations were so inventive. The service was attentive and exquisite, which reflected the pride that they take in their food and in their 3-starred Michelin restaurant. Eating at The Eight was definitely a memorable experience!