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
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.