December has amazing new dining offers for all to enjoy. Besides Christmas and New Year’s Eve, there are lots of other experiences really worth trying in Macau! Check out where you should eat this festive month and bring along your friends and family and have a jolly good time.
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An exquisite culinary experience awaits diners at The Manor with the renowned Stories of the Sea menu entering its third exciting chapter, featuring an all-new six-course menu showcasing the finest ingredients sourced from seas in every corner of the globe. Continuing the fine tradition of the first and second chapters of the awe-inspiring menu, Stories of the Sea – The Third Chapter introduces some of the world’s finest seafood and leading-edge presentation techniques to create an unforgettable dining experience.
Among the decadent six-course menu, the signature dish is a French turbot with Brittany blue lobster, sourced from the cool waters of northern France. Served with a salted egg yolk lava stuffed within fresh pumpkin flower and accompanied by sautéed sea asparagus and orange purée, the dish presents diners with an intense combination of rare flavors and textures that highlights the freshness of the fish and lobster.
When: 6:00pm–11:00pm, November 4–December 31, 2019
How much: MOP $788 per person (MOP $1,188 per person with paired wine and cocktail package)
Option of additional MOP $88 for extra freshly shaved black truffles
Prices are subject to 10% service charge
For more information and bookings, check their website, call +853 2882 8898 or send email to [email protected]
New Winter Chinese Delicacies on the Menu at Yum Cha
Yum Cha presents to you the flavors of Chinese comfort food with a six-course set menu including double boiled bamboo pith and wonton soup, Ibérico pork char siu, braised rice with conpoy and roast duck and more. Their specials include whole peking duck, steamed Boston lobster with homemade yellow bean sauce, mandarin fish with preserved vegetables, among other dishes.
When: 11:00am–10:00pm, December 1, 2019–January 1, 2020
How much: MOP $388 for two people
Spanish Gastrobar Barcelona
Taipa Village Destination announces the opening of Barcelona, an innovative new Spanish restaurant and bar helmed by renowned Chef Hector Costa Fernandez, offering diners traditional Iberian culinary flair with a modern twist. Barcelona is the latest in a range of trendsetting outlets to open in Taipa Village which continues to emerge as Macau’s most vibrant dining and entertainment precinct.
Chef’s recommendations include “Secreto” roasted Iberian pork ribs with spicy pineapple and cinnamon, classic suckling pig terrine, and traditional paella, Barcelona style. The classic Spanish dishes and those featuring the delicacy of Iberian pork available at Barcelona are the embodiment of traditional Spanish cuisine. The menu is complemented by a list of Spanish wines, beers, and refreshing cocktails, all personally hand-picked by Chef Hector.
When: 12:00pm–2:00pm, Monday to Sunday, ongoing
Where: Spanish Gastrobar Barcelona, 47 Rua dos Clérigos, Taipa Village
For more information, call +853 2845 5168 and reserve by sending an email to [email protected]
It’s Christmas, Italian style at Bene with the Bene Food & Wine Mercato – Mercatino di Natale on December 24, showcasing authentic specialty Italian Christmas dishes and delights from all over Italy. Bene Food & Wine Mercato features live cooking stations, wine stations, and festive and handcrafted products are available for purchase in a vibrant Christmas market atmosphere.
When: Tuesday, 6:00pm–11:00pm, December 24, 2019
How much: MOP $698 per adult and MOP $200 per child
(Early bird offer MOP $558 booking before December 15)
For more information, check their website
The Golden Peacock celebrates Awadhi cuisine, the centuries-old cooking tradition native to the city of Lucknow in northern India. Infused with saffron and an array of colorful spices, it is an irresistible aromatic cuisine that draws influences from the culinary cultures of Central Asia, the Middle East, and northern India.
Awadhi cuisine is renowned for its Dum style of cooking. This style of cooking is when the meats and vegetables of each dish are slow-cooked in dough sealed containers over a very low flame. Shami kebabs, Galouti kebabs, Kakori kebabs, Seekh kebabs, Kormas and Pulao–all cooked in Dum style–are now synonymous with the city of Lucknow. “Tales of Awadh by The Golden Peacock” is an ode to the rich culinary heritage of Lucknow and a profoundly diverse cuisine rooted in a myriad of culinary cultures. The Golden Peacock serves artisanal Indian cuisine and has maintained its one Michelin star since 2014 with its impeccable dishes and faultless service.
When: November 1–December 20, 2019
Where: The Golden Peacock, Level 1, Shop 1037, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança
How much: MOP $128–208 per dish
Reservations at The Golden Peacock can be made by calling +853 8118 9696 or by emailing [email protected] For more information, check their website
Join Mandarin Oriental, Macau at Vida Rica Restaurant for a six-course dinner showcasing one of the finest and most prestigious champagnes in the world–Henriot Champagne–which has a fine history that dates back to 1808.
When: 7:30pm, Saturday, December 7, 2019
How much: MOP $1,388 per person
For more information, call +853 8805 8918, send an email to [email protected] or check the event’s Facebook page
Delights of Toyama Prefecture at Yamazato
Himi is a small town in Toyama Bay, located in Toyama Prefecture. Himi is a fishing town and the best place to go to taste the freshest and most incredible sashimi. Yamazato offers delights of Toyama prefecture “Grilled natural yellowtail with taro” for diners to enjoy an exceptional taste, experience its gorgeous pink flesh and melting texture. From December 5–31 Yamazato offers three highlighted menus: Omakase Mini-Kaiseki Siwasu set-lunch, Omakase Kaiseki Bantou, and Omakase Kaiseki Siwasu set-dinners.
Omakase Mini Kaiseki Siwasu set-lunch includes appetizer Japanese mustard spinach udo crab, clear soup with a cake of oyster and radish, two kinds of seasonal sashimi, grilled natural yellowtail with taro, simmered radish and codfish with white miso, braised rice with sakura shrimp comes with red miso soup and pickles and seasonal fruits. Omakase Kaiseki Bantou set-lunch includes appetizer Japanese mustard spinach udo crab, clear soup with cake of oyster and radish, three kinds of seasonal sashimi, hassun (liver of monkfish with vinegar sauce, sushi of yam), grilled natural yellowtail with taro, simmered radish and codfish with white miso, lightly seared salmon with apple vinegar, braised rice with sakura shrimp comes with red miso soup and pickles, and seasonal fruit. Omakase kaiseki siwasu set-dinner includes appetizer Japanese mustard spinach udo crab, clear soup with cake of oyster and radish, three kinds of sashimi, hassun (liver of monkfish with vinegar sauce, sushi of yam, sprout of cabbage with egg yolk vinegar, squid and mushroom), grilled natural yellowtail with taro, simmered radish and codfish with white miso, simmered duck meat with mustard sauce, braised rice with sakura shrimp comes with red miso soup and pickles, seasonal fruits and macha and dessert.
When: December 5–31, 2019
Where: Yamazato Japanese Restaurant, 28F, Hotel Okura Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Cotai
How much: Omakase Mini-Kaiseki set-lunch – MOP $580
Omakase Kaiseki Bantou set-dinner – MOP $1,280
Omakase Kaiseki Siwasu set-dinner: MOP $1,680
For reservations and enquiries, call +853 8883 5127 or send an email to [email protected]
Marking the 12th anniversary of the annual Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau, Melco Resorts & Entertainment present a gala dinner with a tribute to sustainability on December 17 at City of Dreams, Macau. It is 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 join hands to craft a dining experience like no other for hundreds of gourmet aficionados and industry giants alike.
Melco brings 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 celebrates 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 features visiting culinary masters Kunio Tokuoka (Kitcho Arashiyama Honten, 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 concludes with sensational French creations by celebrated pâtissier Pierre Hermé.
When: Tuesday, 7:00pm onwards, December 17, 2019
Where: Grand Ballroom, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai
How much: MOP $4,888 per guest, MOP $28,000 per table of eight people
For more information and bookings, call +853 8868 6681 or check the event’s official website
Hot Pot Street is back! Discover a host of heartwarming favorites from Guangdong, Hunan, Thailand, and Japan. New offerings include the live seafood station, organic vegetables, and beef from around the world. Don’t miss signature dishes such as braised lamb brisket in clay pot, fish with chili and pickled cabbage casserole, and suckling pig and lobster seafood hot pot. Come and warm yourself up with your favorite flavor of hot pot or perhaps discover something new!
When: October 18, 2019–February 29, 2020
Where: Broadway Food Street, Broadway Macau, Avenida Marginal Flor de Lótus, Cotai
For more information, check their website
Korean Food at Bistro Seoul
Bistro Seoul is a Korean bistro serving traditional Korean cuisine with a modern twist and comprehensive Korean wines. The interior design is stylish yet cozy with a harmonious combination of trendy and classic Korean elements. The kitchen team is headed by a Korean chef who intensively applies Korean meat, vegetables, and seasonings to the dishes, giving diners the ultimate dining experience of Korea.
For reservations, call +853 2882 8080