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Macau Lunch

August 3, 2013

With visiting Michelin 1-Star Chef Alfredo Russo leading the kitchen brigade it was a very special Bailliage lunch at Bene Restaurant in the Sheraton Hotel Cotai.

(c) Dolce Stil Novo

Alfredo Russo was named Italy's best young chef by ‘L'Espresso’ (Italy's leading culinary guide). In 1990 he opened his Ristorante Dolce Stil Novo in Cirié (Turin) and was soon awarded a Michelin star. Additionally Russo has represented the Italian Government at international culinary events, often appears on Italian TV and has published a number of cookbooks.

His restaurant is now in Turin’s ‘Reggia di Veneria Reale’. The Palace of Venaria is a former royal residence located in Venaria Reale, near Turin. It is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, included in the UNESCO Heritage List, and one of the largest royal residences in the world. Now restored it is the home of Alfredo’s new Ristorante Dolce Stil Novo.

(c) Dolce Stil Novo

After the aperitif of Spumante Prosecco DOC ‘Extra Dry’ the members and guests were treated to a six-course menu matched with delightful Italian wines. The courses were prepared by Chef Russo in cooperation with David King, Director Culinary Asia Pacific at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.


Fresh and smoked salmon

Warm artichoke salad with Parmesan and pistachios

Langhe Arneis Blange 2011

Seafood risotto with seaweed emulsion

Poached wild turbot with oregano vinaigrette, capers and potatoes

Poggio al Tesoro Solosole Vermentino 2011

Roasted shoulder of lamb with chanterelles and red wine sauce

Az. Agr. Marion, Valpolicelle Superiore DOC 2005

Dessert surprise

Beni di Batasiolo, ‘Bosc dia Rel’, Moscato d’Asti, DOC 2012

Each course was prepared to perfection, it was entirely well deserved that the kitchen and service brigades received enthusiastic congratulations.
Rachel Lei, Argentier