[Tuesday, October 29] True to its vision of pioneering the trends in arts and culture through an “East-meets-West” dialogue that engages creative talents from all corners of the world, MGM is delighted to present a new collaboration with Chef Nic, a gourmet brand founded by Nicholas Tse. For a limited time between November 30 and December 1 at MGM COTAI’s Roof Terrace, the talented singer-chef will put on both hats to conjure up a one-of-a-kind extravaganza of multisensory delights combining music and culinary gigs with the Chef Nic team from the eponymous TV show and a stellar lineup of master chefs of MGM COTAI. Entitled “MGM Chef Nic Gastronomusic Fest”, the two-day event is an invitation to beautiful life for locals and visitors to indulge in gourmet food, pop music and great entertainment.
First-ever Exchange Platform for Creative Sound & Taste
“MGM Chef Nic Gastronomusic Fest” will double as an international exchange platform, where Nicholas and his team join master chefs of MGM COTAI and the city’s most sought-after celebrity chefs to strike sparks off each other in a culinary exploration. This delectable gig will run in parallel to an open-air live concert, offering the audience an unprecedented experience combining sound and taste that lends itself to Macau’s unique charm as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.
An enticing flow of gourmet delights will be dishing out at MGM COTAI, including Taco Nikkei from Aji, Double Double Beef Burger from Coast, Slow Cooked Beef Cheek, potato espuma and beef jus from Grill 58, Dan Dan noodle with minced pork from Five Foot Road, Barbecued pork with honey served with steamed rice and Simmered chicken with supreme soya sauce served with steam rice from Hao Guo, alongside a mouthwatering selection of tapas and canapes such as Pan con tomato and Morcon prepared by Bar Patua, and desserts including Chiffon Cake and the 80-year old Macau local homemade Laikei Ice Cream.
Live Demos Revisiting Delicious Moments on TV
The event will feature live demonstrations by the Chef Nic team, revisiting some of the most delicious scenes on the eponymous TV reality show. Sumptuous examples include Pani Puri Truffle Potato Soup envisioned by overall champion Gao Danyi with reference to bird’s nest and her own rendition of Philippines Home Style Crispy Pata marinated with Singaporean Bak Kut Teh broth. Chuck Xing, who finished third in his write-in campaign, will reinterpret Nicholas Tse’s signature dish Fried Cod Steak & Deep Fried Cod Skin with Miso Sauce, a creative take on cod from the West and dried lily bulbs from the East. Another creation by Xing is a trio of golden scallops as sashimi, mousse and soup. Top-five contender Yang Beichuan will unleash his ‘East-meets-West’ creativity on Pork Gua Bao featuring 36-hour slow cooked pork belly in fermented red beancurd sauce, served with red salsa and homemade bread. Yang will also demonstrate his sensational dessert Repulse Bay, combining zesty Thai lime infused mango jelly, pandan leaf & coconut juice, pomelo, maple syrup and plum powder ice. Over at the baking room, Chef Nic’s head pastry chef C.C. Lo will join Amanda. S for the redo of Dark Chocolate Tiramisu and Rose Cream Puff. Meanwhile Ermanno Lelli, the man behind the Italian private kitchen Segreto, will satiate foodies with “A Breeze from East over Roman Hills”, a family pasta recipe and “Grandma Luisa’s Secret”, eggplant Parmigiana reinvented with chocolate by the chef’s grandmother.
A Multisensory Experience Elevated
“MGM Chef Nic Gastronomusic Fest” is an Asian music powerhouse headlined by the much-anticipated return of Nicholas on stage with his high-octane Rock ‘n’ Roll repertoire, alongside an A-list cast of performers including Joey Yung, Adason Lo, Angela Hui and Liu Junge. And the heat goes on with powerful gigs from Mr., JW, Joanna Dong from Singapore, and emerging Macanese group MFM. Asia’s party fixture DJ Corsak will put an electro spin on the footloose party.
“MGM Chef Nic Gastronomusic Fest” is part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Macao SAR, injecting new impetus into the city’s entertainment landscape with a sensational collage of taste and sound. Tickets are out now.
“MGM Chef Nic Gastronomusic Fest”
November 30 and December 1
November 30 (Saturday) 5:00-10:00p.m.
December 1 (Sunday) 3:00-8:00p.m.
1/F Roof Terrace, MGM COTAI
Avenida Da Nave Desportiva, Cotai, Macau
November 30 (Saturday): Nicholas Tse, Mr., JW, Angela Hui, Liu Junge, Joanna Dong, MFM
December 1 (Sunday): Joey Yung, Mr., JW, Adason Lo, Liu Junge, Joanna Dong, MFM
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MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEX: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
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.
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About Chef Nic
Founded in 2016, Chef Nic is a multi-faceted gourmet lifestyle concept personally led by Nicholas Tse, with a vision of “creating experiences, not just food.” Since its inception, Chef Nic has amplified the concept of “taste” and created a whole new universe of gastrono-lifestyle. Quality, consistency, safety are the brand’s core concepts when creating its own collection of Chef Nic’s Cookies and Chef Nic’s Noodles. The brand also diversifies its range by collaborating with renowned names like Lee Kum Kee and Sheung Wan On Kee to create premium sauces and Chinese delicacies. Chef Nic’s unique twists of local flavors are manifested in its collaborations with Coca-Cola and McDonald’s.
Food is a universal language, it bridges the culture from the East and the West, it brings people closer together, allowing foodies from all over the world to experience “the widest spectrum of taste within the shortest distance.” Chef Nic’s innovations even go beyond the culinary horizons and into the world of smart living, having joined forces with Xiaomi to launch an induction cooker for a convenient and effortless cooking experience.
Chef Nic continues to expand its content matrix with the Chef Nic travelogues, variety shows and “Walk with Chef Nic” docuseries. Leveraging on its well-established multi-channel network with extensive coverage, delectable moments and culinary stories from cultures all around the world can be shared on all Chef Nic’s major social platforms, including Sina Weibo, Wechat, Douyin, Tencent Video, iQiyi, Youku, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook.
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