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Mandarin Oriental, Macau’s signature Vida Rica Restaurant and Bar is the hotel’s main dining offering. Other than having expectations of an exquisite meal, the five things you should know before you go are:
1. Vida Rica is both a restaurant (that seats 108 people) and a bar (that seats 60 guests). The venue is divided in two with the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant flowing into the bar area and vice versa, allowing for diners to easily move to and from the two areas for pre- and post-dinner drinks.
2. Expect a modern twist. French chef Dominique Bugnand has put together a menu that offers French cuisine with a contemporary edge, as well as dishes that are an ode to Macau’s Portuguese heritage.
3. Try the executive lunch. If you’re booked solid for dinner, try the three-course executive lunch that is meticulously executed and plated. The offerings on this menu change seasonally and will be sure to close deals as well as satisfy stomachs.
4. The dim sum is delightful. Although modern French cuisine is the Vida Rica staple, if you’re craving dim sum, Chinese master chef Lam ensures the expertly curated menu is available. Haven’t had bird’s nest before? Now is your chance to enjoy the deep-fried treat.
5. Book online. Vida Rica is one of only a handful of Macau restaurants that accept bookings via OpenTable.com, so if you’re unable to call before you reach Macau, all you need to do is sign in online to ensure you get the perfect table when you arrive.