Friday, February 19, 2016

Belcancao Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Macau


The Cotai Strip in Macau is where the enormous and towering entertainment complex buildings stood side by side with each other. One of which is the Venetian Macao, a Vegas-style, Venice-themed luxury resort and casino that is made famous with its indoor grand canal. But we’re not exactly fond of those things so we passed by that and went to our destination, the Belcancao Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel is conveniently located inside the famed Venetian Macau and is the only non-casino hotel in the vicinity making it a perfect place for intimate family affairs (check here for discounted tours, transportation and activities in Macau).

Me and my buddies were all geared up for an early night pig-out sesh before watching the world’s biggest water-based show, The House of Dancing Water.

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Belcancao Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Macau
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Fresh fruit shakes, juices, sodas and hot drinks at the bar.
We entered Belcancao Restaurant and were stunned on the wide selection of dinner buffet food items from Western to Asian favorties. We were ushered to our seats (I’m biased with soft cushy couch-type ones) and were asked for our drinks, I had fresh kiwi juice.

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Four Seasons Hotel Macau Blog

I was planning my mode of attack while my buddies were busy scanning the food options. I joined them and was drawn to the crustaceans (shrimps, mussels, king crab legs, whelks and clams); I knew right away that I’ll be indulging with seafood.

It wasn’t a plain buffet spread where everything is readily available for the guests. Some stations involve fresh produce wherein you’ll decide how you’d want it to be cooked, live cooking station that is. I also love the aesthetic appeal of each station. For the breads, a huge scarecrow was positioned right beside it. The Japanese section was adorned with a Cherry Blossom tree in full bloom.

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Fun food stations
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Middle Eastern section
It was overwhelming; but first, appetizer. I started on the Japanese Food section and filled my plate with rolled makis and fresh sushis. I moved on and noticed the bread and salad station which I skipped (leaving enough space for seafood).

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There's always room for some Japanese!
I tried the carving station where a huge beef sirloin chop with different sauces greeted me. And I had to try it. The sirloin slab was cooked in perfection without the gamey taste. I loved it with gravy.

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Carving station
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Carving station
And then lobsters. Fresh lobsters were perched on top of a crushed ice mountain. The chef quickly boiled it on hot water until it turned into its glowing orangey state. I concocted a special dip of lemon and creamy butter that I spread on top of it and indulged. And boy it was delish. The juice from the fresh lobsters oozed as I sampled it out. It was tasty, succulent and fresh.

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Well hello there!
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Fresh, tasty and oozing with flavors

We also had some kebabs, roast duck, noodle soup and more.

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That unassuming meat was so tender
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Four Seasons Hotel Macau Blog

I don’t usually dig much on sweets but I guess I have to sample out the Macanese Egg Tarts whilst I had the chance (read:free-flowing). It was creamy and not too sweet. The egg custard flan was not too soft or hard which complemented the flaky texture of the outer pastry crust. I had two whole tarts in one seating and it was so good.

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The famous Macanese Egg Tarts
But then, I saw my buddies enjoying some cake samplers. They looked so enthralled that made me wanna grab it, and I did.

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The winner for me, hands down, was the Feuilletine. It was my first time to ever taste one and it was divine. The chocolate-based dessert was filled with layers of semisweet chocolate hazelnut, crispy wafer flakes, a layer of smooth chocolate ganache and chocolate shavings on top; chocolate heaven goodness. It was superb that I grabbed a whole piece and finished it all by myself, with a brewed coffee on one hand.

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Feuilletine is love!
If it wasn’t for our 8-pm show next door maybe we’d end up on a food coma. We’re so full and satiated that all we wanted was to lounge on the al fresco dining of Belcancao Restaurant with a view of one of the five outdoor pools of Four Seasons Hotel Macau with some beer and continue with our endless chats about our fave dishes. But no, we dashed out of the restaurant and paced like we’re not full, stopping to recover our breaths. Next time, I’ll make sure that we had no commitments after a buffet dinner like this, I swear.

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Belcancao Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Macau
Estrada da Baia de N. Senhora da Esperanca,
S/N Taipa, Macau
Contact Number: (+853) 2881.8888
Open Hours: International buffet
Breakfast (Everyday) - 7:00 am to 11:00 am
Brunch (Sundays) - 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
Lunch (Mondays to Saturdays) - 12:00 noon to 2:30 pm
Dinner (Everyday) - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm






5 comments:

  1. those food photos just made me run to the fridge and get a chocolate bar. Great blog!

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    1. Haha. Same thing happened to me when I was writing it :)

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