There is no doubt Macau is a foodie paradise. It has a rich culture of street food, not to mention world-class fine dining, and a cuisine that has won widespread acclaim – with the most recent accolades courtesy of the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide. The Forbes Travel Guide’s annual Star Awards honour the world’s best hotels, restaurants and spas. This year, five restaurants in the luxurious Wynn Palace have been recognised. And thanks to a special offer on rooms and suites at the hotel, if you book a stay now, you’ll receive credit to use at these top Macau restaurants! Hear what the impressed the judges about the quartet of Wynn Palace dining spots.
Andrea’s serves regional Chinese dishes with a contemporary twist, with chef de cuisine Shi Wei Dong at the helm. There’s a selection of fusion dishes, including Maine lobster poached in a Sichuan chili broth, while another menu highlight is beef ribs slow-cooked in lotus leaf for 36 hours. The restaurant is a reinvention of Andrea’s in Las Vegas, and Forbes made special mention of the Vegas-style show kitchen, which allows diners to watch the chefs theatrically prepare meals. More theatre comes as Asian-inspired cocktails are finished tableside. The resto also has six private rooms for a more intimate dining experience.
Mizumi and Sushi Mizumi
Forbes Travel Guide inspectors were impressed by Japanese restaurant Mizumi and its sushi arm, Sushi Mizumi. Mizumi offers tempura, teppanyaki and sushi from a team of master chefs, and with ingredients flown in daily from Japan. They particularly recommended the teppanyaki omakase (chef tasting menu), that allows diners to make the most of the expertise of the chefs. They also highlighted the world-class sake selection. “With more than 70 different sakes to choose from and an in-house sake sommelier, Sushi Mizumi attracts connoisseurs of the Japanese rice wine,” Forbes says. Sushi Mizumi only caters to 14 diners at a time.
Seafood and steak fans will enjoy the Vegas-style SW Steakhouse, which offers a cabaret performance as part of the dining experience, in the form of a series of six 3D shows of between two and three minutes that blend computer animation, puppetry and animatronics. SW Steakhouse boasts a range of quality steak including Japanese Wagyu, USDA prime Nebraska beef, and Australian black angus. If you’re a lobster fan, you’ll enjoy having a lobster cart roll up to the table where you can pick your own catch for dinner. And don’t forget to try the sides such as smoked mac and cheese and the black-truffle- laden creamed corn!
Wing Lei Palace
Forbes is clear about the quality of Wynn Palace’s fine-dining Cantonese restaurant: “The Cotai Strip in Macau has earned a reputation for lavish hotels and opulent dining experiences, but Wing Lei Palace takes it to the next level. A feast for the senses, this majestic restaurant brings you on a gustatory journey in the setting of a larger-than- life Chinese mansion.” During the day, Wing Lei serves dim sum with refined versions of classics. Dinner, meanwhile, is a signature six-course set menu that includes a selection of barbecue black pork with honey, deep-fried cod with spicy taro curd, double-boiled fish maw soup, wok- fried wagyu beef and more.
Book one of the luxurious rooms or suites at Wynn Palace, with prices starting from HK$1,549 per night, and Wynn Palace will reward you with Resort Credit which can be used at their world-class, award-winning restaurants and spa. Bookings for the Palace King and Palace Queens room will earn a resort credit of HK$388 per night, while suite bookings will earn a resort credit of HK$688 per night. In addition to their restaurants, this credit can be used at The Wynn Shop, The Gift Shop, Ferrari Store, The Spa, The Salon, and all other food and beverage outlets (except Starbucks and in-room mini bars). Guests will also receive complimentary premium internet service, SkyCab access and late check-out at 2pm for Wynn Insiders and WeChat users. Book by 31 March for stays before 10 May 2018 (excluding three very short blackout periods: 29 March to 1 April, 5-7 April, and 29 April to 1 May). To book, go to wynnpalace.com.