The 11th anniversary of the annual MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau marked exciting changes in Hong Kong and Macau's dynamic gastronomic landscape. This year, a total of 63 and 19 restaurants received their star recognition in Hong Kong and Macau respectively. Of which, two restaurants are elevated to three stars, four restaurants earn two stars for the first time, and six restaurants debut in the one-star category.
Chefs from all over the world, industry professionals and well-heeled diners gathered last night (11 December) at City of Dreams in Macau for a celebratory gala dinner organised by Robert Parker Wine Advocate with full support from the official title partner Melco Resorts & Entertainment. Themed "Metamorphosis", it was an evening inspired by the shifting trends and landscapes in the ever-evolving culinary world.
Joining hands to craft an unforgettable meal that evening were six acclaimed chefs from two- and three-Michelin-starred restaurants from around the world — Fabrice Vulin (The Tasting Room, Macau; two Michelin stars), Kelvin Au Yeung Man Yin (Jade Dragon, Macau; three Michelin stars), Alain Ducasse (Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, France; three Michelin stars), Masa Takayama (Masa, New York City; three Michelin stars), Chan Yan Tak (Lung King Heen, Hong Kong; three Michelin stars) and David Kinch (Manresa, San Francisco USA; three Michelin stars) — together with legendary pastry chef Pierre Herme.
Chefs and industry professionals mingled at the foyer over canapes at the Chope booth and coffee cocktails conjured up by renowned mixologist Antonio Lai at the Nespresso booth. The guests also celebrated in style with champagne by G.H. Mumm and refreshments by Badoit and evian water as they were paired with course after course of unique creations by chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants ending with Nespresso Exclusive Selection Nepal Lamjung and Kenya Milima coffee.
The evening proved to be an extraordinary journey of experiences with gourmet cuisine, elite wines and world-class performance by Japanese fusion dance group Fabulous Sisters.
Below, some delicious highlights from the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019 Gala Dinner "Metamorphosis", captured in pictures.
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