Yesterday I posted a card from the Saigon dining room in the old Sheraton Chicago. Today I found a postcard of another dining room in the kitschy Kon-Tiki Ports concept, also at the Sheraton Chicago.
I’m enthralled by the dark, opium den/Chinese curio shop design of this dining room.
Look at the hanging scrolls, birdcages, Chinese restaurant lanterns, and wooden beads. And unlike most Chinese restaurants in the US, which use round tables, it looks like Macao has employed mahjong tables.
Truth be told, I’ve never eaten in a restaurant in the actual Macao (which I usually spell as Macau, but I’ll adhere to the Sheraton’s style here), so I can’t attest to the authenticity of this decor. (I’ve traveled to Macao twice and ate street food each time).
I wonder how the food tasted in Chicago’s Macao.