Seven World-Class Chefs from Around the Globe Gather to Celebrate the 12th Edition of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau
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《November 18, 2019, Monday – Hong Kong & Macau》Marking the 12th anniversary of the annual MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau, MELCO Resorts & Entertainment will present a gala dinner with a tribute to sustainability on Tuesday, December 17 at City of Dreams, Macau. It will be an evening inspired by the emerging culinary movement of adopting sustainable practices in the kitchen, a mantra that is championed by esteemed MICHELIN-starred kitchens around the world. For one night only, six internationally renowned culinary masters from two and three-MICHELIN-starred restaurants around the globe and a celebrated pâtissier will join hands to craft a dining experience like no other for hundreds of gourmet aficionados and industry giants alike.
MELCO will bring the glamorous gastronomic journey for the fourth consecutive year to Macau, a UNESCO-designated “Creative City of Gastronomy”. The Official Title Partner of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020, MELCO is proud to celebrate top-class hospitality and gourmet dining where guests will be indulged in a seven-course wine-pairing dinner, prepared by culinary geniuses from around the world.
In addition to MELCO’s’ own superstar chefs, Kelvin Au Yeung of three-MICHELIN-starred Jade Dragon, Fabrice Vulin of two-MICHELIN-starred The Tasting Room and Alain Ducasse of two-MICHELIN-starred Alain Ducasse at Morpheus, the event will feature visiting culinary masters Kunio Tokuoka (Kitcho Arashiyama Honten, Kyoto, Japan; three MICHELIN stars), Alex Atala (D.O.M., São Paulo, Brazil; two MICHELIN stars) and also Lau Yiu Fai (Yan Toh Heen, Hong Kong; two MICHELIN stars). The evening will conclude with sensational French creations by celebrated pâtissier Pierre Hermé (Pierre Hermé Lounge, City of Dreams, Macau).
An earth-shaking performance by DRUM TAO will unveil the night’s entertainment, an award-winning Japanese drum and dance ensemble that re-writes the story of traditional Japanese drum with Korean, Maori and Indonesian influences. This will be followed by a special musical performance by regional pop singer Ms. Kit Chan. Accompanying the evening’s exquisite menu is a selection of highly scored Robert Parker-rated wines and Champagne, for guests to enjoy.
This year’s gala dinner: Sustainability through Motion, is a celebration embracing sustainability as a continuous modernization of fine dining culture. As part of a global effort, modern culinary trends have shifted towards ensuring sustainability as a key factor in food choices that are made. From the choice of ingredients and suppliers to ensuring fair trade and consumer health, the modern chef’s responsibilities go beyond the traditional criteria of technique, taste and creativity, including the process that contributes to the collective effort to preserve our planet.
As the first and only hospitality group and integrated resort operator globally to become a signatory to The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment, MELCO is always at the forefront of sustainability and is committed to making its operations sustainable for all those involved. The Company’s latest sustainability strategy, “Above and Beyond,” focuses on meeting four key goals by 2030 in relation to carbon neutrality, eliminating waste and single-use plastics, becoming the employer of choice and also an inspiration of integrating sustainability in everyday life.
This year’s gala dinner will be another testament to MELCO’s ambitions in environmental sustainability. To continue this journey, MELCO has made environmentally conscious choices to minimise the gala’s impact on the environment, from ingredient vendors to venue decor. For example, key ingredients of the unique seven-course menu will be sustainably sourced; natural rice husk trays will be used to serve pre-gala dinner canapés; all event backdrops will be shifted to LED walls; FSC-certified paper will be used for event booklets; as for decoration, bamboo will be sourced within City of Dreams and replanted after the event, while table centerpieces of cut grass and flower pots will also be replanted within the resort.
The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020 Gala Dinner: “Sustainability through Motion” will commence at 7pm, following a cocktail reception at 6pm on December 17, 2019 at the Grand Ballroom, City of Dreams. Tickets for the black-tie event are currently available for purchase at MOP 4,888 net per guest or MOP 28,000 net per table of 8 guests, at box offices located within City of Dreams and Studio City, and also by phone at +853 8868 6681.
For this once-in-a-lifetime experience, special hotel packages are also available at City of Dreams. From MOP 8,399++, the package includes one night stay in a Premier King Room at Morpheus or Nüwa hotel, MICHELIN Gala Dinner tickets for two persons, round-trip limousine service within Macau and complimentary Wi-Fi access. For reservation details, please visit https://cityofdreamsmacau.com/en/whats-on/michelingaladinner2020.
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About Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited
The Company, with its American depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MLCO), is a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia and Europe. The Company currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Its business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company also majority owns and operates Studio City (www.studiocity-macau.com), a cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines, a Philippine subsidiary of the Company currently operates and manages City of Dreams Manila (www.cityofdreamsmanila.com), a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. In Europe, the Company is currently developing City of Dreams Mediterranean (www.cityofdreamsmed.com.cy) in the Republic of Cyprus, which is scheduled to open in 2021 and expected to be the largest and premier integrated destination resort in Europe. The Company is currently operating a temporary casino, the first casino in the Republic of Cyprus, and three satellite casinos with a fourth satellite casino scheduled to open in the coming months (“Cyprus Casinos”). Upon the opening of City of Dreams Mediterranean, the Company will also continue to operate the four satellite casinos while operation of the temporary casino will cease. The Company also holds equity interests in Crown Resorts Limited (“Crown”), a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and which operates two of Australia’s leading integrated resorts, Crown Melbourne Entertainment Complex and Crown Perth Entertainment Complex. In the United Kingdom, Crown operates Crown Aspinalls, a high-end licensed casino in London. Crown’s development projects include the Crown Sydney Hotel Resort at Barangaroo on Sydney Harbour. Crown also holds equity interests in the Aspers Group and Nobu and has interests in various digital businesses. For more information about the Company, please visit www.melco-resorts.com.
The Company is strongly supported by its single largest shareholder, Melco International Development Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and is substantially owned and led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is the Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
About City of Dreams
City of Dreams is an integrated entertainment resort that has established itself as a premier leisure and entertainment destination in Macau. Located in the heart of Cotai in Macau, it combines electrifying entertainment, a diverse array of accommodation, regional and international dining, designer brand shopping and a spacious and contemporary casino. The resort brings together a collection of world-renowned brands including Grand Hyatt and Dragone to create an exceptional entertainment experience that aims to appeal to a broad spectrum of visitors from around Asia and the world. City of Dreams features a 420,000-square-foot casino with approximately 475 gaming tables and approximately 670 gaming machines; over 20 restaurants and bars; an impressive array of some of the world’s most sought-after retail brands. “The House of Dancing Water”, the world’s largest water-based extravaganza showcased in the purpose-built Dancing Water Theater, represents the live entertainment centrepiece of City of Dreams’ overall leisure and entertainment offering. A comprehensive range of accommodation options at City of Dreams include Nüwa, offering approximately 300 guest rooms; The Countdown, offering approximately 300 guest rooms; and Grand Hyatt Macau, offering approximately 800 guest rooms. In addition, Morpheus, the new hotel at City of Dreams designed by the late legendary architect Dame Zaha Hadid, commenced operation on June 15, 2018, offering approximately 770 rooms, suites and villas. For more information please visit: www.cityofdreamsmacau.com (Official Website) and www.cityofdreamsmedia.com (Media Portal). For The House of Dancing Water information, please visit www.thehouseofdancingwater.com (Official Website) and www.thehouseofdancingwatermedia.com (Media Portal).
The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020 is brought to Hong Kong and Macau by the following partners:
Official Title Partner
MELCO Resorts & Entertainment Limited
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
AIA Official Partner
Nespresso Official Coffee Partner
evian Official Water Partner
Badoit Official Water Partner
Angliss Hong Kong Preferred Premium Beef Partner
Chope Official Reservations Partner
RSRV Official Champagne Partner