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City of Dreams’ Jade Dragon Named Macau’s Premier Dining Destination as the City’s Only Entry on the 2018 Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List

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LifeMag Editor・2018-03-29

City of Dreams’ renowned Cantonese culinary masterpiece Jade Dragon has reaffirmed its status as one of the world’s finest dining destinations, being named among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 at the awards ceremony held on March 27. This is the second consecutive year that Jade Dragon has been honored at the prestigious awards, and this year sees it gain the additional distinction of being the only Macau restaurant to be featured. Chef Tam Kwok Fung of Jade Dragon, City of Dreams received the prestigious recognition from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in Macau on Tuesday. The restaurant distinguished itself as the only Macau entry on the 2018 list. Famed for serving up exquisitely presented Cantonese specialties crafted from the best organic and farm-fresh ingredients by a talented culinary team headed by veteran chef Tam Kwok Fung, Jade Dragon has also been widely lauded for its stunning décor and superlative service. Having also earned two Michelin stars for the past three years and a Forbes Five-Star rating five years in a row, this latest recognition means that Jade Dragon retains a rare trio of prestigious accolades, and scores a unique achievement for a homegrown Macau restaurant brand. “From the start, our mission at Jade Dragon has been to create one-of-a-kind experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, experiences that will continue to raise the fine-dining bar in Macau to ever-greater heights. Today, we are truly honored to see another milestone when it was recognised as the premier dining destination in Macau as the city’s only entry in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants,” said Mr. Jarlath Lynch, Senior Vice President of Hotels and Food & Beverage, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited. “It is particularly meaningful to be given this award in 2018 following Macau’s designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. Through Jade Dragon, as well as through our other award-winning restaurants, we will continue to help drive the ongoing transformation of the city into the top gastronomic destination in the region.” With its eclectic collection of world-class restaurants, which also includes two-Michelin-starred French chef-d’oeuvre The Tasting Room and one-Michelin-starred sushi restaurant Shinji by Kanesaka, City of Dreams has been at the forefront of raising Macau’s profile in the Asian dining scene and establishing the city as a global culinary hub in recent years. Drawing on a rich gastronomic heritage and a stellar array of international culinary talent, Macau has evolved into one of the world’s great foodie cities, a fact that was recognized by UNESCO in November 2017 when it designated Macau as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. With two Michelin stars, a Forbes Five-Star rating and the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants recognition under its belt, City of Dreams’ Jade Dragon retains a rare trio of prestigious accolades, and scores a unique achievement for a homegrown Macau restaurant brand. Founded in 2013 and known as the “Oscars of the culinary world”, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is a widely respected gastronomic guide to the region’s ever-evolving dining scene judged by the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of more than 300 leading figures from the restaurant industry across Asia. The 2018 list once again highlights the incredible depth and diversity of dining experiences in the region with 12 countries and regions represented, including restaurants from Thailand, Japan, Singapore, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, India, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia.

Introducing Goa Nights - a Modern Indian Tapas Style Restaurant and Craft Cocktail bar in Taipa Village Macau

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2018-03-24

Embark on an Indian culinary journey with an innovative bar expreince Taipa Village Macau takes great pleasure in announcing the opening of Goa Nights, a new Indian tapas style restaurant and cocktail bar that offers an exceptional mix of classic and modern Indian cuisine, and cocktails with a distinctive twist. True to its name, Goa Nights presents a menu that boasts a vibrantly complex of Indian and Goan traditional flavors in a modern style, complemented by an innovative cocktail list that celebrates the exotic flavours. At its bohemian-style bar, Goa Nights offers a variety of energizing craft cocktails designed by renowned bartender and mixologist Chetan Gangan, who brings over four years of bartending experience to this fine establishment. Chetan was the first-runner up in the Bacardi Legacy 2017 and winner of the Belvedere Vodka Relearn Natural cocktail competition the same year. The delectable Indian-flavoured menu is created by a team of experienced chefs from India. The dishes are styled and plated by Chef Andre Correia, a foremost Portuguese chef in Macau who has served a number of refined restaurants in Macau, including T for Tapas Restaurant at Soho, City of Dreams, and The Apron Oyster and Grill at Galaxy Macau. Bartender and mixologist Chetan Gangan “We are delighted to welcome Goa Nights, which brings unique Indian flavours to Taipa Village,” says Pamela Chan, Head of Marketing at Taipa Village Destination Limited. “The establishment of Goa Nights is a great addition to the restaurant scene in Taipa Village, offering locals and international visitors alike an innovative dining experience. The diverse culinary offerings in the area also complement Macau’s designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, and bring international gastronomic options for diners.” Conveniently located in a traditional-style Portuguese building in the heart of old Taipa Village, the three-storey restaurant offers visitors an impressive dining experience with a generous selection of traditional Goan delicacies and bar bites, complemented by a magnificent cocktail list. Signature bar snacks include Goa Nights Chicken Tikka Nachos, Chicken Tikka Sliders and the Rava Fish Fry, alongside tempting larger-plate dishes such as Railway Lamb Curry and Pork Vindaloo. These superb dishes pair with signature cocktails proudly crafted by Gangan, such as the Lisbon, Calicut, Mozambique and Mombasa, all packed with unique spices, fruit and spirits that transfer visitors back to the days of Portuguese voyager Vasco da Gama and the journey of discovery that led him to Goa. “We are very excited to expand our business to Taipa Village after the successful establishment of our restaurant Indian Spice on the Macau peninsula,” says Gagan Sethi, owner of Indian Spice Group. “By introducing a modern Indian tapas style restaurant and cocktail bar inspired by the former Portuguese colony of Goa, we trust it will take Taipa Village to the next level.” With the opening of Goa Nights, Taipa Village will continue its revitalization as Macau’s leading gastronomic destination, with a diverse range of local and international cuisines to suit every budget. This new opening further demonstrates Taipa Village’s dedication to promoting gastronomy in Macau, and contributes greatly to the sustainable development of the territory’s non-gaming tourism. Goa Nights Address: 118 Rua Correia Da Silva, Taipa Village, Macau Operating hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 06:00 pm – 01:00am Reservations: + 853 2856 7819 Email: contact@goanights.com

Umemi Sake pairing menu at Yamazato

Macau Food
文創遊樂場 // 米米 Esther Lim・2018-03-10

To celebrate the arrival of Ume (plum) season, Yamazato brings you an exceptional culinary experience combining the expertise of Executive Chef Akira Hayashi and rare sake by Fukuchiyo Shuzo from Saga Prefecture and Sekiya Brewery Co., Ltd. from Airchi Prefecture from 23 March until 08 April. During the promotion period, one iconic sake will be selected from each brewery. Even it is limited production, it is hard to find in market and Yamazato succeeded to have this rare sake in stock! Daiginjo "Nabeshima" from Fukuchiyo Shuzo (Fresh and fruity sake with notes of melon and a rich umami. Polished “Yamada Nishiki” one of best sake rice up to 35%). Junmai Daiginjo "Kuu"from Sekiya Brewery Co. Ltd (It is flavorful sake that brought out the mellow scent and the sweetness like fruits, and the flavor of rice. And Kuu is bottled and shipped after a year of maturing period). (Firefly Squid from Toyama with Vinegar Miso) Set Lunch: Amuse: Firefly Squid from Toyama with Vinegar MisoSashimi: Sashimi of Two Kinds Seasonal Fish Grilled Dish: Grilled Seasonal Fish with Sake Lees MisoDish: Grilled Wagyu Beef with Sweet Soy SauceSimmered Dish: Simmere bamboo shoots from Kyoto and Ice Fish Cooked with eggsRice: Sushi of Lightly Seared MackerelDessert: Seasonal Fruits MOP580 per personMOP730 per person with sake pairing12:00 - 15:00 (Sushi of Lightly Seared Mackerel) Set Dinner: Amuse: Firefly Squid from Toyama with Vinegar MisoSoup: Clear Soup with Asari Clam from AichiSashimi: Sashimi of Three Kinds Seasonal Fish Grilled Dish: Grilled Cherry Sea-bream with Sake Lees MisoDish: Grilled Wagyu Beef with Sweet Soy SauceSimmered Dish: Simmere bamboo shoots from Kyoto and Ice Fish cooked with eggsRice: Sushi of Lightly Seared MackerelDessert: Seasonal Fruits Sakura Mochi with Maccha (Signature Dishes-Grilled Cherry Sea-bream with Sake Lees Miso) MOP1,580 per personMOP1,880 per person with sake pairing17:30 - 22:00 (Dessert: Seasonal Fruits, Sakura Mochi with Maccha) **All prices are subject 10% service charge Location: 28/F, Hotel Okura Macau(from March 23 to April 8,2018)

28F Saturday & Sunday Chinese Dinner Buffet

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2018-03-01

Hotel Okura Macau is launching Saturday and Sunday dinner Chinese cuisine on the 28th floor. Executive Chef Chin Kam Wah and his culinary team created a delicious dish and fine dining experience to entertain you and your guests. The buffet is a Seafood theme and offers a new tempting array of delicacies including: Salads Bar, Seafood on ice, Soup, Cooking stations with onsite chef, Order on site dishes (More than 20 dishes), Home-made desserts and Beverages station. Additionally, highlighted items such as Sautéed sliced Garoupa and celery in X.O. Sauce, Steamed fish’s head and bone with mashed garlic and glass noodles, Stir-fried crabs with garlic and chili, Stir-fried Bombay duck fish with garlic and spicy salt, Sautéed clam with chili and black bean sauce and many more. Don’t miss the sought-after dessert station features Mango pudding with bird’s nest and pomelo, Rabbit shaped protein and other homemade treats. Sit back with your friends or family to enjoy fabulous view of Heng Qin Island and relax while chef prepares and serves you a truly memorable meal. For any discount, inquiries and reservations please call (853) 8883 5099/8883 4808 Adult at MOP 438 per person Kids 5-12 years half price Senior at MOP 338 per person Prices are subject to 10% service charge Available Date: March 1 to April 30, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) Opening Hours: 18:00-21:30 Advance reservation is highly recommended. 28/F • Hotel Okura Macau Galaxy Macau™ • COTAI • Macau

Galaxy Macau Unveils The Apron Restaurant

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2017-02-11

Today, Galaxy Macau™ announced the opening of The Apron appealing to gourmets who are looking for the best and freshest steak and oysters. The opening of The Apron will further strengthen Galaxy Macau as the leading dining destination in Macau by offering fresh and specially selected ingredients to satisfy every palate. Featuring premium selections of international ingredients, The Apron offers award-winning dry-aged beef, and jet-fresh oysters accompanied by delicious home-made sauces. All ingredients are exquisitely chosen for bringing out the most natural and seasonal taste of the food. The Apron proudly presents a variety of signature dishes that will enjoy popularity among local residents and tourists alike. Fed by locally and family grown alfalfa and Sudan grass along with rolled corn, the Brandt’s family rib eye steak at The Apron offers top quality of meat with perfect marbling and texture.The Apron chooses the best farms around the world; those committed to the quality and care of their farm-to-fork operation, such as Coastal Rye Grass Fed Angus from Wakanui, New Zealand as well as award-winning Kobe Wagyu from Darling Downs, Australia. The Apron offers over 8 types of seasonal jet-fresh oysters from around the world, featuring perfect harmony of brine and sweet, which have deliciously dense meats with silky texture. Lacing the classic cocktail sauce with fresh flavors of juniper berries and a touch of Gin, and combining with the refreshing avocado yuzu whip, the never-out-of-fashion Tiger Prawn Cocktail is one of the classic starters with large, tender, and juicy prawns. The Salmon is grilled, served on top of an almond and cauliflower “Skordalia” puree, topped with Tarator (bell pepper, walnut, onion and mint) which is dressed with pomegranate vinaigrette. Watermelon, chopped fennel and mint a la minute, tossed with slivered almonds and goat cheese, then dressed with pomegranate vinaigrette. The 24 hours sous vide slow-cooked, milk-fed Pyrenees Lamb Ribs & Shoulder fillet are finished and sealed in the sauté until crispy and crunchy, then glazed with honey and sprinkled with lamb Provence spice. The Shoulder Filet is finished on the sauté with salt and pepper, served on a board garnished with a Tahini Yogurt fresh pomegranate and rocket salad. Served with Harissa and Mojo Verde. Serving as the Chef de Cuisine for The Apron, Chef Andre Correia has worked at numerous restaurants and hotels in Macau and Hong Kong. He has been acquainted with caterings, events and weddings since he was eighteen. Moreover, his major in Culinary Arts and Food Processing at the esteemed ESHTE, as well as his unique experiences working in exclusive hotels with iconic Portuguese Chefs, has made him realize the importance of fresh and natural ingredients. He always reinforces the seasonality and freshness of ingredients in his dishes. Customers will experience Andre’s authentic cooking and a unique dining experience of farm-to-table in The Apron at Galaxy Macau. With the opening of The Apron, customers can now experience the best steak and oysters in town. Reservations can be made by calling +853 8883 2221.

CELEBRATE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY IN GRAND COLOANE STYLE

Macau Food
LifeMag Editor・2017-02-07

Grand Coloane Resort invites couples to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with an enticing tasting menu and a pampering spa offer, romantic experiences to surprise a loved one. St. Valentine’s Day Dinner at The Fire Place Couples are invited to dine on a six-course tasting dinner menu, against a starry nature backdrop and byan open log fire at The Fire Place, a unique and romantic setting for an unforgettable St. Valentine’s Day celebration. Start off the dinner by sharing starters and soup, including pigeon pâté en croûte with baby mesclun salad; saffron risotto with pan-seared scallops; and roasted tomato cream with poached egg. Savour two refined main courses, Grilled Kobe beef with Port wine reduction, shaved truffle and sweet potato puree, and Linguine with lobster and spicy cilantro pesto. Enjoy a perfect ending with the delightful molten chocolate cake with wild berries cullis, paired with two glasses of bubbles. The six-course set menu is priced at only MOP 588 + 10% per couple. Give Your Valentine the Gift of Wellness at Nirvana Spa Embrace the beauty of relaxation with the 90-minute Heavenly Nirvana massage with complimentary foot compression massage in our private couple’s room just for the two of you. Available from 13 to 15 February 2017, the special treatment is priced at MOP 1,100 + 15% per couple. Advance reservation is required. For enquiries or reservations, please call or email: Café Panorama +853 8899 1020 / cp@grandcoloane.com Nirvana Spa +853 8899 1092 / theclub@grandcoloane.com Above offers cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or promotion offers.