Casual Dining in Ultimate Elegance
Café Esplanada, an international cafe at Wynn Macau, offers an eclectic menu of Mediterranean and Western dishes, Asian noodles and South-East Asian specialties, as well as Korean and Macanese. Guests can also enjoy savory and irresistible desserts at Café Esplanada, which is located on the ground floor, overlooking the pools and gardens.
Signature dishes include:
- Café Esplanada Cobb salad
- Hainanese chicken rice
- Dolsot bibimbab
- African chicken
Gil Raposo Chef de Cuisine Café Esplanada
Gil Raposo is the Chef de Cuisine at Café Esplanada, leading an experienced team of chefs to provide an extensive and eclectic menu of Mediterranean and Western dishes, Asian noodles and South-East Asian specialties.
Chef Gil was born in Portugal and was introduced to cooking by his family at an early age. His childhood was filled with memories of his mother’s delicious cooking. After graduating in Culinary Arts from the Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Lisboa, Chef Gil spent four years as Commis in some of the finest international hotels in Portugal, including the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, before moving to the Suite Hotel S. Rafael, CS group, as Executive Chef. In 2007, he was invited to return to the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon as Sous Chef.
Chef Gil made his foray into Asia in 2008, joining the opening team of the Four Seasons Hotel Macau as Chef de Cuisine, in charge of the Buffet Restaurant Belcancão, Splash Restaurant and Windows Lounge. He then opened his own Portuguese restaurant in Macau before joining Wynn Macau as Chef de Cuisine at Cafe Esplanada in 2013.
Chef Gil hones his professional skills by competing in regional and international competitions. In 2000, he participated in the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany, where he represented Portugal and won the Silver Medal.
At Café Esplanada, Chef Gil introduces authentic Portuguese dishes from his hometown alongside gourmet Macanese fare, blended with Mediterranean style and classic Western favors, allowing guests to enjoy a diverse array of delicious cuisines.