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Dining Out 2 minutes 12 December 2018

In Pictures: Highlights Of The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019 Gala Dinner

The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019 Gala Dinner saw well-suited diners and chefs of Michelin-starred restaurants from around the world gather in celebration at City of Dreams Macau.

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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.

The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019 Gala Dinner was held at City Of Dreams, Macau.
The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019 Gala Dinner was held at City Of Dreams, Macau.
Chefs and industry professionals mingled at the foyer over canapes at the Chope booth.
Chefs and industry professionals mingled at the foyer over canapes at the Chope booth.
International Director for the MICHELIN Guides Gwendal Poullennec makes the opening address.
International Director for the MICHELIN Guides Gwendal Poullennec makes the opening address.
David Sisk, Property President of City of Dreams Macau, delivers a welcome speech.
David Sisk, Property President of City of Dreams Macau, delivers a welcome speech.
Chefs and industry veterans toast to the start of the gala dinner.
Chefs and industry veterans toast to the start of the gala dinner.
Acclaimed chefs from two- and three-Michelin-starred restaurants from around the world joined hands to create an unforgettable menu for the gala dinner. From left: Chan Yan Tak of Lung King Heen, Fabrice Vulin of The Tasting Room, Pierre Marty of Alain Ducasse at Morpheus representing  Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Masa Takayama of Masa, Kelvin Au Yeung of Jade Dragon, Pierre Herme and David Kinch of Manresa.
Acclaimed chefs from two- and three-Michelin-starred restaurants from around the world joined hands to create an unforgettable menu for the gala dinner. From left: Chan Yan Tak of Lung King Heen, Fabrice Vulin of The Tasting Room, Pierre Marty of Alain Ducasse at Morpheus representing Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Masa Takayama of Masa, Kelvin Au Yeung of Jade Dragon, Pierre Herme and David Kinch of Manresa.
Entertainment came in the form of Japanese fusion dance group Fabulous Sisters.
Entertainment came in the form of Japanese fusion dance group Fabulous Sisters.
Fabrice Vulin of two-Michelin-starred The Tasting Room kicked off the gala dinner with his starter of Poached Gillardeau Oyster No. 3, Shellfish Tartare, Sea Water Jelly, Ginger Cream And Lemon Confit From Menton.
Fabrice Vulin of two-Michelin-starred The Tasting Room kicked off the gala dinner with his starter of Poached Gillardeau Oyster No. 3, Shellfish Tartare, Sea Water Jelly, Ginger Cream And Lemon Confit From Menton.
Masa Takayama of three-Michelin-starred Masa in New York presented his dish of Masa Toro Caviar.
Masa Takayama of three-Michelin-starred Masa in New York presented his dish of Masa Toro Caviar.
Between courses were refreshments by Badoit and evian water.
Between courses were refreshments by Badoit and evian water.
Kelvin Au Yeung of newly-minted three-Michelin-starred Jade Dragon presented a dish of Fish Maw In Rabbitfish Soup With Crab Meat Roll.
Kelvin Au Yeung of newly-minted three-Michelin-starred Jade Dragon presented a dish of Fish Maw In Rabbitfish Soup With Crab Meat Roll.
Cookpot Of Blue Lobster, Black Truffle And Potato by Alain Ducasse of three-Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in Paris.
Cookpot Of Blue Lobster, Black Truffle And Potato by Alain Ducasse of three-Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée in Paris.
Guests were treated to Nespresso Exclusive Selection Nepal Lamjung and Kenya Milima coffee.
Guests were treated to Nespresso Exclusive Selection Nepal Lamjung and Kenya Milima coffee.
Steamed Sea Bass Fillet in Fermented Bean Sauce by Chan Yan Tak of three-Michelin-starred Lung King Heen in Hong Kong.
Steamed Sea Bass Fillet in Fermented Bean Sauce by Chan Yan Tak of three-Michelin-starred Lung King Heen in Hong Kong.
Grilled Beef Rib Steak, Black Garlic and Matsutake, "Jus Corse" by David Kinch of three-Michelin-starred Manresa in San Francisco.
Grilled Beef Rib Steak, Black Garlic and Matsutake, "Jus Corse" by David Kinch of three-Michelin-starred Manresa in San Francisco.
The "Truffle" dessert by Legendary French pastry chef and chocolatier Pierre Herme.
The "Truffle" dessert by Legendary French pastry chef and chocolatier Pierre Herme.
With great food and beverages, rousing performances and a gathering of the restaurant world's brightest luminaries, the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019 Gala was a celebration of gastronomic proportions.
With great food and beverages, rousing performances and a gathering of the restaurant world's brightest luminaries, the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2019 Gala was a celebration of gastronomic proportions.
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