Reserve this Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day with dad by booking a table at The Manor to enjoy their luxurios dinner offer! There are also a bunch of cultural happenings to check out this weekend in Macau. If you’re looking for something different and relaxing, join Yoga Loft’s Yoga Open Day, featuring a series of activities, yoga sessions, healthy snacks on an open-air terrace, and much more. There is also a series of cocktail-themed promotions for aficionados. Read on and find out all there’s to do these next few days in Macau!
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Executive sous chef Michele Dell’Aquila at The Manor has crafted a special six-course dinner menu of the finest ingredients and wines to celebrate Father’s Day from June 18 to 20, 2021. The menu features the best of early summer ingredients, with an emphasis on European sourced produce, starting with Fassona beef tartare from the Piedmont region of northern Italy, served with Loire Valley asparagus from France.
Chef Michele uses French Beillevaire seaweed butter in an Acquerello risotto for extra richness, dressed with smoked kinmedai, baby spinach, scamorza cheese sauce, and dusted with fennel powder. For the meat-loving father in mind, Japanese Akaushi wagyu is lightly pan-seared to preserve its exceptional buttery flavor and served alongside fresh early summer vegetables, and then drizzled with cocoa beans and Madeira beef jus to balance the rich flavor of the wagyu.
When: June 18–20, 2021
How much: MOP $888 per person, or MOP $1,288 per person (with wine pairing)
The Arte Institute presents the Portuguese Speaking Countries Short Film Festival – III Edition in Macau on June 18, 2021. The festival aims to promote cinema from Portuguese Speaking Countries. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about a great selection of movies by directors from Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP). The official selection includes the films Sofia by Filipe Ruffato and Gonçalo Viana, Estereoscopia by Sandrine Cordeiro, Arriaga by Welket Bungué, Alambamento by Mário Bastos, and Independensia by Xisto Silva, Ricardo Gritto and Tony Amara.
When: 6:30pm, Friday, June 18, 2021
Where: Orient Foundation, Casa Garden, 13 Praça de Luís de Camões, Macau
How much: Free admission
Macau artist Leong Chi Mou will have his solo exhibition in Ambiente Properties’ central Macau office. It’s the second in a series of Art@Ambiente exhibitions, organized this time in partnership with the AFA–Art for All–Macau.
Originally named Leong Chi Hou, Leong Chi Mou was born in China in 1991, he moved to Macau soon after. In 2015 he obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Macau Polytechnic Institute’s School of Arts, majoring in oil painting. Leong is a member of the Youth Committee of Macau Youth Art Association. He has established his own studio and is now creating beautiful oil paintings and doing some graphic design. He has participated in numerous solo, group and art exchange exhibitions and has gained a keen following of art collectors In Asia. Leong enjoys experimenting with new materials and makes good use of them in his creations. His current focus is on the study of Neo-Orientalism.
When: June 16–18, 2021
Where: Ambiente Properties, Edifício Comercial Infante, 17A Rua do Doutor Pedro José Lobo, Macau
How much: Free admission
The solo exhibition by Leong Chi Mou will be opened to public from June 16 to 18, 2021
Combining and integrating traditional craftsmanship and modern innovation into apparel and accessories, Loom by Common Comma, a diffusion line of Common, brings charm to the original design. In 2021 Brand Story – Macao Original Fashion Exhibition, the Macao Fashion Gallery unveils the mystery of this womenswear brand.
The exhibition will be held at the Macao Fashion Gallery between June and July this year. Designer Carmen Leng believes that fashion design is like a dialogue, an epitome. From the basic lines and curves, silhouettes, cuttings, to the textures and colors of the fabrics selected, people can have a deeper understanding of the story behind the brand through this exhibition. In addition, there is a retail store 2021 Exclusive Fashion Collections – Showroom with a wide selection of apparel and accessories from 34 local original brands. Visit them to explore their selections.
When: June 10–July 18, 2021
Where: Macao Fashion Gallery, 47 Rua de S. Roque, Macau
How much: Free admission
For more information, call +853 2835 3341 or check their website
Yoga Loft is celebrating Yoga International Day with an open day of activities on June 20! This studio has crafted a full day of workshops, classes, and activities for the whole family to celebrate this ancient practice. It kicks off at 9:00am with a Summer Solstice meditation followed by chakra activation and Gayatri mantra, different yoga classes, a yoga Q&A and talk, more practices throughout the evening, ending with a guided relaxation with a gong bath and singing bowls.
There’s also an open-air rooftop where people can chat, relax and have snacks–from Larry’s Place–in-between sessions. The studio recommends booking your spot before everything is filled, so be sure to send them a message! Go dressed in sports attire and bring some water and a towel as well.
When: Sunday, 9:00am–8:00pm, June 20, 2021
Where: Yoga Loft, 4-5F Lek Tang Commercial Center, 2A Travessa S. Domingos, Macau
How much: Free admission
MoFest 2021 is a local Macau festival combining music, arts, crafts, and knowledge. If you’re into culture, head there with the whole family and enjoy a full day of fun and bliss. Besides a DJ party, there will be a live painting performance, a craft market, and creative workshops for all ages. The craft market includes several local brands such as Mãos na Massa, Rosanna Workshop, The Moss Macau, Lomo Handcraft, Forest Log, Serendipity, and Bumboreo.
The live painting sessions are performed by the local artistic duo, AAFK. Hailing from Macau and Costa Rica, the duo takes the streets to reach people through graffiti culture and public art. AAFK’s work portraits imaginary nature through Chinese and Latino influences to explore our connection with nature to find what makes us different, but most importantly what makes us the same.
The Father’s Day Live Family Painting is organized by Ceci Illustration and costs MOP $50 per person.
When: Saturday, 2:00pm–7:00pm, June 20, 2021
Where: Creative Industries Promotion Association of St. Lazarus Church District, 10 Fantasia, 10 Calçada da Igreja de São Lázaro, Macau
For more information, check the event’s Facebook page
Created as a remedy for British soldiers to fight malaria in India, the Gin & Tonic has come a long way from a humble long drink to a complex cocktail. The pairing of distilled spirit with a bouquet of botanicals mixed with sparkling quinine soft drink today is a favorite indulgence of many bar-goers, not for its medicinal properties but the slight bitterness, herbal notes, and refreshing character. Every respectable drinking establishment and even dive bars worldwide have one or one hundred bottles of gin. However, some bartenders know how to serve a proper G&T better than others. We went bar hopping to come up with our list of the best places to drink Gin & Tonic in Macau. Take notes and plan a fun night out!
Read the full article here: Where to Have Gin & Tonic in Macau.
Established on the Isle of Skye in 1830, the Talisker distillery produces some of the world’s best Island single malt Scotch whiskies. Through their unique distillation process, Talisker creates highly coveted whiskies known for their strong maritime notes, intense palate, heavy peat-smoke style, and complex finish of fruitiness and spiciness.
For this dinner, Aurora’s chef has prepared a menu full of international seafood to highlight Talisker’s amazing marine flavors. The meal showcases three of the distillery’s most iconic whiskies: the award-winning 10-year-old Talisker, featuring a sweet, mild, and smooth taste and a peppery finish; the 18-year-old Talisker, one of the top whisky picks in the world, with a rich and fruity nose, with notes of toffee and a finish with hints of chili and peat smoke; and the 25-year-old Talisker, known for its seaside, salt, and pepper character and elegant oak and delicate fruity notes.
Enjoy an intoxicating, unforgettable evening featuring fine whisky and delectable Italian cuisine, available for one night only. Reserve your seat now to enjoy a sumptuous whiskey tasting paired with food and a wonderful view.
When: 7:00pm, Friday, June 18, 2021
How much: MOP $728 per person* (five-course dinner paired with three Talisker whiskies and a welcome cocktail)
For more information and bookings, call +853) 2886 8868, or check here
*All prices are in MOP and subject to a 10% service charge
Macau’s history and landscape, in its early years under Portuguese rule, are undoubtedly rooted in religion. Penha Hill is one example of this presence, namely the Augustinian missionaries, who came mainly from Spain and Portugal. The landscaped environment on top of a hill–which is 62.7 meters above sea level–contains a church named after Our Lady of Penha, which is also from where the hill got its designation.
Read the full article here: Penha Hill: A Trace of the Augustinian Presence in Macau