Recently, we went to Grand Hyatt Macau’s Grand Club Lounge and tried their new Strawberry Afternoon Tea. Featuring sweet and original creations made with this summer fruit, it’s ideal to share with friends and family! This Chinese New Year, it’s time to celebrate the roaring of the tiger surrounded by loved ones. We’ve got some cool and fun articles for those interested in knowing more about this important holiday, so read What You Don’t Know About Lai Si and Tradition & Modern Musings: Chinese New Year to get acquainted with it. We’ve also put together a list of the best CNY offers, so check out Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Macau.
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Sunday late mornings are made extra special at Grill 58, situated under the open-air Spectacle with natural sunlight, delightfully complementing a smorgasbord of special treats curated in a three-course menu. A selection of five sharing starters includes Fine de Claire oysters served with fermented tomato and smoked bonito oil, house-cured Petuna salmon trout, Iberico cold cuts (18-months cecina de Leon beef ham and 30-months Bellota ham), and artisanal cheeses from Les Freres Marchand and Grill 58 caesar salad.
Choices of the main course include the Australian M9 wagyu Bavette, which is a leaner cut of wagyu with intense flavor which makes a great option for brunch; pan-fried Japanese sea bream served with grilled leek and hazelnut Pil Pil sauce, and more. Four desserts are on offer, with a must-try which is Chef Conor’s favorite: fluffy homemade buckwheat waffle served with maple syrup, butter pecans, and silky vanilla cream. The Sunday Brunch menu includes free flow of juices but an option of free flow of selected red, white, and sparkling wines is available as well.
When: Sundays, ongoing
How much: MOP $480 per person (additional MOP $180 per person for choice of free flow of selected wines)
For more information and bookings, call +853 8806 2318 or check here
Ring in the Lunar New Year feeling relaxed and with a rejuvenated body and mind! Take this time to pamper your body and book a treatment at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Macau to enter the new year with a replenished spirit. There are several treatments, and some of the best ones are the gemstone Baoding balls spiritual, the sculptor firming body treatment, and the rejuvenation touch.
When: From now till February 28, 2022
How much: Gemstone Baoding balls spiritual and sculptor firming body treatment– MOP $1,380 per person (90-minute treatment)
Rejuvenation touch – MOP $480 (20-minute) or MOP $980 (45-minute) per person
For bookings or more information, call +853 8805 8588 or send an email to [email protected]
Famed for its fine Chinese cuisine and varied dim sum, the chefs at Portas do Sol embodies the conventional culinary arts amidst the classic dishes. Herald in the merriment and feast with loved ones, the Gathering Menu includes barbecued whole suckling pig, grilled abalone with rock salt, braised supreme food in a clay pot made with 18 kinds of superior ingredients as abalone, sea cucumber, Boston lobster, and dried oyster and more is an ultimate big bowl feast also known as the poon choi, for the festival.
The Premium Gathering Menu ingeniously presents the extraordinary signature dish of the double-boiled superior shark’s fin and cabbage in supreme broth, in which the luxurious tastes devote to an ultimate feast. Guests may enjoy 20% discount with cash, credit card, or designated electronic payment. Portas do Sol also offers a variety of a la carte delicacies and tempting dim sum dishes and private dining rooms ideal for guests seeking a first-rate gourmet experience.
When: January 1–31, 2022
How much: Gathering Menu – MOP $8,610* per table of twelve persons (one complimentary Hotel Lisboa dining voucher valued at MOP $800 is offered as an additional gift for each table)
Premium Gathering Menu – MOP $12,485* per table of twelve persons (with a complimentary dining voucher of barbecued whole suckling pig, valued at MOP $1,200)
*All prices are inclusive of a 10% service charge. Guests may enjoy 20% discount with cash, credit card, or designated electronic payment
For more information, check their website here
The Macao City Fringe Festival this year, themed “Margin Break”, features 20 extraordinary programs and 15 outreach activities, taking art out from regular venues and incorporating art into everyday lives. Together with the mix of online and offline art forms, the Fringe Festival leads the audience to break down the barriers of distance. As usual, there is an array of outreach activities during the Fringe Festival, including screening sessions, sharing sessions, workshops, exhibitions, seminars, exchange sessions, and immersive and interactive community experiences. These could help the audience to further broaden their views on art.
When: January 12–23, 2022
Where: Yizhen Culture and Education Centre, Flat 7D, G/F, Edifício Mau Tan, Phase 3, No. 51, Rua Quatro do Bairro Iao Hon, Macau, Yau Seng Industrial Building, No. 43-45, Rua Um do Bairro Iao Hon, Macau, Mandarin’s House, 10 Travessa de António da Silva, Macau, Casa Garden, 13 Praça de Luís de Camões, Macau, General Ye Ting’s Former Residence, 76 Rua do Almirante Costa Cabral, Macau, Macao Contemporary Art Center – Navy Yard No. 2, Rua de S. Tiago da Barra, Macau
How much: MOP $50–120
For more information, call +853 2836 6866 or check the official website
As early as 2006, when Chinese contemporary art was developing vigorously, namely, at the stage of constant search for the identity of Eastern culture in the Western context, the Macao Museum of Art co-organized the exhibition “Microcosmos: Chinese Contemporary Art” with the China Academy of Art. Regarding Macau as the platform for contemporary art, the China Academy of Art and the Macao Museum of Art interpreted the proposition of the times from such a special visual angle.
It is also from that time when Chinese culture was emphasized as the mainstream, the Chinese and international contemporary arts started to develop and integrate continuously in Macau, resulting in today’s phenomenon that different contemporary arts co-exist and vitalize one another in Macau. This was not only one of the goals for the opening of the Macao Museum of Art but also the unique developing direction of Macau’s culture. Furthermore, it was also the cultural significance that Chinese contemporary art needs to exist independently.
When: November 25, 2021–February 6, 2022
Where: Macao Museum of Art, Avenida Xian Xing Hai, NAPE, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check the event’s official website
A Tale of Three Cities: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Export of Silk Products in the Ming and Qing Dynasties
In order to promote the development of the Cultured Greater Bay Area in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and further strengthen cooperation among the three regions, the Macao Museum holds the exhibition “A Tale of Three Cities: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Export of Silk Products in the Ming and Qing Dynasties”. The exhibition features a total of 112 sets (201 pieces) of exhibits from the collections of the museums of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau. The exhibition is divided into four sections, namely the Greater Bay Area, Export Silk, The Changing World, and The Greater Bay Area Today.
Through export paintings depicting prosperous scenes in the bay area in the old days as well as silk artifacts including silk fabrics, hand-painted silk, domestic items, clothing, and accessories, the exhibition demonstrates the golden era of the export of silk products in the Ming and Qing dynasties and its influence on China and the world, proving the significance of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau as important hubs on the Maritime Silk Road. In conjunction with the exhibition, a themed lecture will be hosted by the Director of the Exhibition Centre of the Guangdong Museum and General Curator of this touring exhibition, Bai Fang, on November 27 at the auditorium of the Macao Museum.
When: November 27, 2021–March 13, 2022.
Where: Macao Museum, 112 Praceta do Museu de Macau, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, check here
Emerging international gallery Humarish Club is currently holding its annual blockbuster exhibition “The Journey Begins: From H853 to Contemporary Art” exhibition. The exhibition showcases a total of 24 art pieces from the most representative contemporary Chinese artists including Zhou Chunya, Ding Yi, Xue Song, Zheng Zaidong and Li Qiang for the public to experience the powerful charm of Chinese art while promoting the exchange and interaction of local art forms in Macau.
When: January 1–February 20, 2022
Where: Humarish Club, Shop R82-R83, 1/F, H853 Shopping Mall, Lisboeta Macau, Rua da Patinagem, Cotai
How much: Free admission
Feast at Sheraton Grand Macao is crafting a lovely buffet for everyone to try out. Book your Feast Buy 1 Get 1 Free dinner buffet now. Get ready with your friends and family to enjoy fresh seafood like freshly shucked oysters, Alaskan crab legs and Boston lobsters, assorted sashimi and sushi, live stations serving Bouchot mussels, Japanese grill and carving of prime meats, plus a huge dessert island, and more.
When: January 18–19 and 25–26, 2022
How much: MOP $488 per adult (free for the second person)
The California Wine & Dine 2022 at MGM Cotai is an exceptional food and wine pairing event that features the distinctive gastronomy of California and showcases 18 high-quality wines produced in the most renowned viticultural areas of Napa and Sonoma, like Oakville, St. Helena and Russian River Valley. The event offers a great opportunity to discover and learn the main principles of food and wine pairing while having a pleasurable experience and enjoying an evening full of fun. Participants in the event will have the unique chance to taste some of the most prestigious Icon Wines from California otherwise available only by the bottle everywhere else.
The ticket price includes unlimited food and eight or more tokens worth MOP $20 each. Wine by the glass costs one, two, or more tokens. Tokens can also be used to buy wine by the bottle, beers, and soft drinks. All kinds of beverages can be purchased during the after-party by using tokens, which are valid for the next Wine & Dine events as well.
When: Dinner – 6:00pm–10:00pm, Saturday, January 22, 2022
After-party – 10:00pm–2:00am, Saturday, January 22, 2022
Where: Vista, MGM Cotai, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai
How much: Dinner – MOP $480 per person
After-party – Price included in the dinner. MOP $150 per person when bought separately
For more information and bookings, check the event’s official website
Pátio da Eterna Felicidade – Exhibition of Advertorials and Short Videos about Cross streets, Courtyards & Alleys
The exhibition features a total of 16 advertorials and short videos made by Macao’s higher education students, which are all award-winning works of “Seeking Stories in the Travessas Becos Pátios – Advertorials and Videos Competition of Cultural Tourism Promotion Project about Macau’s Cross streets, Courtyards, and Alleys”. The competition was organized by the Macau Advertising Association, with the aim of putting the principles of the Cultural Affairs Bureau in terms of preservation, study, promotion, and transmission of local history and culture. On the occasion of the completion of the restoration work on No. 8 and No. 10, Pátio da Eterna Felicidade and its opening for public visit, IC organizes the exhibition with the Macau Advertising Association in order to promote and increase public awareness of the cross streets, courtyards, and alleys in Macau.
The works on display feature a variety of themes revolving around history, stories, architecture, food, and festivals of the cross streets, courtyards, and alleys, leading the audience to stroll through the historical areas of the Macau Peninsula, Taipa, and Coloane. The works are vibrant and show the cultural characteristics of Macau’s cross streets, courtyards, and alleys, as well as the creative passion of Macau’s higher education students, thus encouraging the public to visit urban spaces to appreciate and pass on the precious local history and culture.
When: From now till February 18, 2022
Where: 10 Pátio da Eterna Felicidade (entrance through Beco dos Faitiões), Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, call +853 8988 4000 or send an email to [email protected]