A bite of Macau in London


Macau may be a “tiny territory on the southern coast of China,” but its culinary tradition is great and reaches faraway places, and now a London-based group has started to organize culinary evenings dedicated to Macanese cuisine.
The Macau Patua Talk & Taste evening consists of a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Lau Suet-Ming, a Hong Kong native who has worked in several Michelin-
starred fine dining establishments in London (China Tang at the Dorchester), Tokyo (Nobu) and Hong Kong (Mandarin Oriental).
Before the dining experience begins, Annabel Jackson, anthropologist and author of “Taste of Macau” and “Macau on a Plate,” will present a talk.  The former Times contributor, who is working on a new recipe-based Macanese cookbook, will explain how the Macanese cuisine blends Portuguese, Chinese, Southeast Asian and African recipes. The result is a “richly varied canon of dishes,” each one of which holds its own history and significance.
Macau Patua is presented by promoters as a “unique culinary experience in London.” Ten events are scheduled for this year at the Chinatown Chinese Community Centre close to the Leicester Square station. Bookings can be made on the group’s website (www.macaupatua.uk). To enjoy one of the culinary events, guests are asked to pay £40 per person (MOP490), with each event hosting a maximum of 10 people.  PB

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