June 12 - MGM BRINGS THE LEGENDARY WAGYUMAFIA POP-UP TO TOWN

[Wednesday, June 12] MGM brings the not-to-be-missed Wagyumafia pop-up to Macau for the first time ever this summer! From June 14 to August 4 (except Mondays), this world-renowned premium Wagyu brand will make a stop at Grill 58 of MGM COTAI, where a comprehensive Wagyumafia experience without any membership requirement will be offered, as well as the first-ever exclusive Wagyumafia Progressive Kaiseki Dinner to be served outside of Japan.

Sharing the same philosophy with Grill 58 in offering only the most premium cuts to all, Wagyumafia serves only the top one percent of Wagyu beef. Experience the true flavor of Wagyu, encompassed through innovative, ingredient-driven dining that merge tradition and modernity on one dining table. Driven by a passion to bring knowledge and awareness of true Wagyu to the world, Wagyumafia strives to promote authentic, Japanese-reared Wagyu in a simple yet unforgettable way. Their founder and chef, Hisato Hamada, has been leading the brand to host over 50 series of private dinner pop-ups globally and owning four members-exclusive restaurants in Tokyo. To maintain the premium quality, the brand exclusively sources the most prestigious breeds of Wagyu from the top 20 Wagyu farmers in Japan, of whom they maintain unique relationships with, in providing the farmers a platform to showcase their craftsmanship.

The most famous and probably the most anticipated dish of all, the Cutlet Sando, fully demonstrates Wagyumafia’s divine perusal in serving the most premium Wagyu cuts. Giving a twist on the Japanese street food Katsu Sando, this signature dish features a fine and rare cut of Wagyu Beef breaded and deep fried, sandwiched between toasted Japanese milk bread, slathered with house katsu sauce, limited supply available per day. In the spirit of Wagyu and whiskey lovers, Wagyumafia Old Fashioned is sure to please all. This glass of whisky is infused with Wagyu fat’s rich beefy flavor using the unique fat-washing technique, paired with a slice of Wagyu beef jerky on the side. This special technique is also ingeniously employed in the signature Bourbon Washed Wagyu Fat Ice Cream.

In line with the new FUERZA BRUTA WAYRA theater party show in MGM Theater, a Pre and Post Entertainment: WAGYUMAFIA Snacks session will provide an all-rounded sensory experience to all. These special a-la-carte dishes and cocktails are priced from MOP150*, with very limited supply per day.

For guests who fancy the comprehensive Wagyumafia experience, the classic Wagyumafia Omakase Dinner will be served from June 14 to July 13, followed by the Wagyumafia Progressive Kaiseki Dinner starting from July 14 to August 4. On June 14, 15 and August 1, Hisato Hamada will be present to serve dining guests with very limited seats. Set dinner is priced starting from MOP2,800* per person, and two Fuerza Bruta show tickets will be offered to every guest who opts for the Wagyumafia full dinner experience. For enquiry and reservation, please call (853) 8806 2318.

* Subject to 10% service charge.

About MGM COTAI

MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.

About Wagyumafia

Wagyumafia was founded by self-taught chef-turned-Wagyu expert Hisato Hamada and entrepreneur Takafumi Horie. Originally in the beef export business, the brand was created following a series of private dinner pop-ups around the theme of Wagyu. The duo later launched their first members-only restaurant, The Wagyumafia, in Tokyo in 2016. With a mission to educate consumers, restaurateurs and suppliers on authentic Japanese Wagyu beef, Wagyumafia embarked on an international tour to demonstrate the versatility and often overlooked qualities of Japan’s most famous beef. Driven by a collaborative spirit, Wagyumafia has embarked on a 50-city world tour, bringing knowledge and expertise into a series of exciting and high-profile chef collaborations, including Spain’s 3- Michelin star Azurmendi, London’s Soho House and Spago in Los Angeles.

Earning a coveted spot in OAD’s (Opinionated About Dining) list of “Top 100+ Asian Restaurants” in 2018, the brand became a global sensation after winning the bid for the world’s most expensive Kobe beef in 2016, which also held the highest fat marbling score in Kobe beef’s recorded history. With unconventional and innovative approaches to highlighting Wagyu, the group next introduced the now highly-imitated Wagyu Cutlet Sandwich.

Wagyumafia has four unique outlets in Tokyo, including the newest opening WM by Wagyumafia, specialising in yakiniku. With Hong Kong as the first international outlet, the brand has plans to expand to Manila and London and will continue offering membership- only culinary experiences centred on Wagyu.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Jessie Kuan

Director of Public Relations

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3412

Email: jessiekuan@mgm.mo

Karen Lam

Public Relations Manager

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3421

Email: karenlam@mgm.mo

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