One night in Macau

The princess in 'The House of Dancing Water' at City of Dreams
The princess in ‘The House of Dancing Water’ at City of Dreams

Spent four nights in Macau recently, but this piece is on one night. From Holiday Inn Cotai Central, I decided to hop across the road to City of Dreams. Because it was the venue of the richly recommended ‘The House of Dancing Water’ created and directed by world-acclaimed showmaker Franco Dragone.
It was a show to remember. This 90-minute not-to-be-missed extravaganza simply took my breath away with its twirls and swirls, twists and turns of the acrobatic awesomeness and spectacular splashes of the boys and girls, divers and bikers in what is billed as the world’s largest and most spectacular water extravaganza.
It was a terrific tale of agility and artistry blending beautifully along with dazzling costumes and incredible special effects in this story of a king, a princess, a fairy queen, a prince, a serpent queen and a stranger who comes to the rescue of the princess tapped in a cage.
After being thoroughly drenched with this dazzling delight, it seemed proper to live it up with some fine Portuguese wines at the quaint and homely standalone restaurant called Antonio, named after its owner-chef Antonio Coelho. Authentic Portuguese cuisine was in store for me along with the cheerful camaraderie in the air as the jovial Antonio mingled with the guests and a musician regaled the crowd with his Portuguese and English songs and strumming of the guitar.
And Antonio taught a girl to open a champagne bottle with a sword, all very dramatic indeed, and also engaged a group to help him prepare Crepe Suzette. The whiff of the Grand Marnier got to me and the taste of the dessert was simply divine. Time to go back there for seconds!


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