It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to claim The St. Regis Bar as one of the trendiest and finest drinking establishments in town. Completely reimagined and renovated, The St. Regis Bar located in the dazzling The St. Regis Hotel Macao opened in November 2020, but the hype about it is far from being over. Many Macau dwellers love it for creative cocktails, a great selection of champagne, stunning design, and live jazz nights. But not everybody has discovered its contribution to the city’s gastronomy scene yet. And let us assure you, it is worth exploring! Read on to learn more about the food at The St. Regis Bar.
What to expect
Generally, a brand like The St. Regis hardly ever disappoints with hospitality, flawless service, and luxurious comfort. That includes dining offers as well. Not just hotel guests, but those who always seek a memorable gastronomy experience, would choose The St. Regis as a place for an important business meeting over lunch, a special celebration, or a date. So crafting an extraordinary menu at The St. Regis Bar was an important task for the culinary team, as crucial as the bar menu. As everything here is the next level, so is the food.
The man behind The St. Regis Bar’s dining menu is sous chef Ben Hu, a talented Chinese chef with 15 years of experience and profound knowledge of Italian cuisine. Chef Ben Hu took typical gastro bar recipes, sourced the best ingredients on the market, added his outstanding skills, sprinkled with luxury, and created a menu of exquisite dishes. Instead of an ordinary hot dog, there is an haute dog with bacon-wrapped polish Krakauer and truffle aioli. Craving a burger? Taste the explosive flavors of dry-aged beef burger or juicy chicken patty with foie gras.
Guests who come to the bar mainly for a few drinks and light nibbles should explore the snacks selection. Sophisticated diners who can’t imagine a night out without a pair of freshly-shucked oysters and a glass of champagne should know that The St. Regis Bar is just what the doctor ordered. Ask for half a dozen delicate Daniel Sorlut oysters and pair it with some fine Billecart-Salmon champagne and watch your evening instantly turn into a festive one.
Not a fan of raw seafood? Go for the katsu sandwich with a twist. Instead of the more common pork or chicken, The St. Regis’ chefs opted for something more original and sophisticated, filling a sandwich with abalone. Besides this seafood delicacy, the sandwich features crunchy red cabbage, truffle salad, and smoked garlic aioli that marries all the flavors together.
Another Asian starter not to miss is prawn and sea urchin spring rolls, a luxurious interpretation of a humble South-East Asian snack topped with uni and decorated with edible gold leaf. Pair one of these delectable appetizers with one of the signature cocktails like Maria do Leste, a unique version of Bloody Mary, or Caroline 400 with The St. Regis blend tea gin.
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For hungry diners, The St. Regis prepared more than enough entrees to indulge in. We love their diverse burger selection. Fans of classic beef burgers will enjoy their dry-aged one with Rangers Valley premium beef, topped with cheddar cheese, sweet and sour tomato chili relish, pickles, and lettuce.
If you are looking for something special, ask for the sumptuous chicken and seared foie gras burger. It is served on a board covered with a glass dome with apple tree smoke. That smoky note with juicy chicken patties, seared foie gras, comté cheese, fresh arugula, and marinated onions is a formula of gastronomy pleasure!
Of course, it’s not just the burgers. Australian black Angus beef char siu would be an excellent choice for lovers of perfectly barbequed Asian-style meat. And for something spicy? Taste the bold flavors of Sichuan cuisine with their Chilean sea bass in Sichuan pepper pot.
If you find yourself at the bar with a group of friends, consider ordering one of the platters. The most abundant dish at The St. Regis Bar is the combination plate (see featured image on top of the page). First of all, the presentation is awe-inspiring with the colorful culinary delights laid out on a gorgeous black serving plate crowned with a golden octopus. There is something for everyone to enjoy: grilled Boston lobster, a dry-aged burger, crispy French fries, deep-fried baby calamari with chili, and a healthy green salad.
For those who are here for seafood and seafood only, there is a seafood platter, six fresh oysters, and a whole Maine lobster.
The dessert menu at The St. Regis Bar is not that extensive, but all the options are worth trying. Their signature Rose is not just a cake, but an immersive experience. We won’t reveal all the tricks that come with it to not spoil the surprise. But there is some liquid nitrogen involved. Besides the impressive presentation, Rose is also a delicious raspberry and mascarpone mousse, with notes of almond and lemon. If you are at The St. Regis Bar for a birthday celebration, ordering Rose for the birthday person would be a super nice surprise!
The second must-try is Forest Berries, a traditional egg yolk and sweet wine Italian dessert, sabayon, with the addition of five-spice, accompanied with vanilla bean ice cream and infused with rose flavor.