Bread the Under-Rated Superstar
Oh, the fun of the eclectic culinary scene in Macau, a UNESCO Creative Gastronomic City! This Périgord black truffle toast is so good I’ll remember the taste and artistic flare forever. The beauty inspires the use of earthy, substantial savory breads — any of your home favorites — as appetizers or a charming meal.
This piece comes with toppings of Mangalista ham, Comté cheese, and the slightly bitter toasted hazelnuts and arugula. What brings nuance and balance is the slight bitterness in some plant-based food, often overlooked. Honey on the side makes a well-rounded finish.
Given 400 years of historic Portuguese cultural influence on the extraordinary Chinese SAR Macau, I might try aged São Jorge cheese (melt on toast and top with fresh slices for complexity) with hazelnuts. A glass of red aged in oak sounds good too.
Romantic candlelight at home?