Located inside Altira Hotel, Aurora has one of the best lunch specials going in town. And the food is not too shabby.
Aurora is known for its excellent Mediterranean cuisine crafted with premium ingredients by an experienced kitchen team. The large main dining area stretches across an elongated room, from a private dining area to banquettes overlooking a panoramic sea view and the well-stocked bar. The interior exudes understated luxury with contrasts of gold and red velvet throughout the dining establishment. The open kitchen offers an unobstructed view of the full kitchen team at work.
Given the prices of the set lunches, and the choices available to make your own set, you would not believe it has got the nods from so many awards. Anyway, it’s Macau and competition is stiff. Any reason to make someone walk through the doors is another chance for them to stay on the tables.
Amuse bouche – king crab tartelette topped with caviar and grilled prawn and caviar on rice cracker
The tartlet is Aurora’s signature and has been featured quite regularly as well as served during 4 hands collaboration with other chefs.
Artisanal Buddha’s hand Limoncello
Buddha’s hand lemon is often described as a “lemon with fingers”. It has a sweet fragrance and a mild zest. The fruit has little to no flesh and no juice. The rind is carefully extracted for Aurora homemade limoncello liquor.
I am not a fan of limoncello, had too much during my honeymoon to Italy and until this day reminded me of Mama Lemon detergent. But Aurora’s much lighter but still as potent as rocket fuel. Still no fan.
If there’s one thing to pick, it’s their bread. One would expect a restaurant on the edge of a Michelin star would have a better a bakery. But the bread seemed to be from the central kitchen of the hotel rather than the restaurant and the butter can be bought from the supermarket.
Line caught seabass ceviche
Line caught seabass ceviche, cucumber, dill broth, muscat grapes, finger lime, caviar
Bresse Chicken Velouté
Bresse chicken velouté, confit chicken roulade, girolle mushrooms, black truffle
Foie Gras Terrine Brûlée
Foie gras terrine brûlée, summer berries, pistachio nuts, brioche toast
Heirloom Mediterranean Tomatoes
Heirloom Mediterranean tomatoes, watermelon, artisan burrata, alpine herbs, tomato essence
The Veal In Two Services
The veal in two services, seared veal tenderloin, braised veal cheek blanquette, Loire Valley summer vegetables
Kagoshima Wagyu Beef Striploin
Kagoshima wagyu beef striploin, bone marrow, black garlic, slow cooked beef cheeks
The Coffee Bar
The coffee bar, whipped mascarpone cream, coffee crémeux, coffee-chocolate krispies
Apricot Almond Clafoutis
Apricot almond clafoutis, fresh almonds, lavender, almond milk ice cream
Wild strawberry, gariguette strawberry mousse, sable breton, szechuan pepper sorbet
Burlat cherry, kirsch cream, pistachio sponge, Sicilian pistachio ice cream
The wine list is impressive with a wide selection of wines by-the-glass as well as regional labels fit for sharing.
Value for money in town where everything can be bought.
MacaoAv. de Kwong Tung, MO Aurora, Level 10 Altira
Tel +853 2886 8868
Date Visited : Jul 2019
Michelin Hong Kong and Macau 2019 Plates