COULD there be a tastier tart than Portugal’s flaky pastry custard variety? The treat will be a star of the Macau Food Festival at Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park, until October 20. Desmond Carneiro (pictured), executive sous chef at the hotel’s Feast restaurant, was born in Goa, another former Portuguese colony, and has used his extensive knowledge of Macanese cuisine to create a buffet showcasing the fusion of Portuguese, Indian, Malay and Chinese dishes for which Macau is famous. African chicken, Macanese curry prawns and caldo verde (potato-based soup) will feature alongside serradura, a layered dessert of vanilla whipped cream and biscuits. For a further immersion in all things Macanese, the annual Macau Festival in Darling Harbour on October 19 and 20 will feature cultural entertainment, children’s activities and more sweet treats from Choi Heong Yuen, one of the territory’s oldest bakeries. Speed demons can test their driving skills on simulators in a pavilion dedicated to November’s 60th Macau Grand Prix. More: sheratonontheparksydney.com/macaufoodfestival.