Besides darling architecture, the colonial legacy left Macau with scrumptious fare.
Antonio (antoniomacau.com) in Taipa village is an institution. Dinner is a lively affair with the eponymous chef wielding a large sabre opening bottles of champagne, over live music and carafes of Portuguese red wine. + A Petisqueira (apetisqueira. com) is a laid-back alternative located in a little blue shophouse serving up favorites such as garlic clams and seafood rice. + Brunch lovers will want to hit up Fernando’s (fernando-restaurant.com) in Coloane, which has been a popular spot for decades for long, convivial days, or Tromba Rija (macautower.com.mo) at the Macau Tower, which offers a generous Portuguese buffet spread good for families on Sunday afternoons. + For creative modern-European cuisine, check out Root (rootmacau.com) by locavore chef Anthony Sousa Tam, who grows most of his vegetables with hydroponics.
Even the dessert at Root feels all natural. Tromba Rija has a flowing buffet brunch. Antonio, a Portuguese institution.