[Wednesday, July 4] The opening of MGM COTAI in Macau earlier this year has not only excited the local Macau food scene, but also the world’s culinary landscape. With the recent announcement of World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018, MGM is elated with the exciting results of Chef Mauro Colagreco’s Mirazur ranking at No.3 and Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura’s Maido ranking at No.7. The two world-renowned chefs helm two of MGM COTAI’s celebrity chef restaurants, Grill 58 by Chef Colagreco and Aji by Chef Tsumura, making MGM COTAI the only resort hotel in the world with two top 10 chefs from “World’s 50 Best Restaurants”.

Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said, “We started off with the vision to bring world-class unique gastronomic concepts to MGM COTAI and we are glad that we chose to work with these two world’s culinary maestros and vice versa. Over the past few years of our collaboration, we continuously witness both of them climbing up the ladder at their rankings with their excellence and innovation. Their achievement has not only put MGM COTAI on the world’s culinary map, but is also a testament for Macau as a Creative City of Gastronomy.”

At Grill 58 and Aji, guests can have a taste of the unique culinary fare masterfully curated by the celebrity chefs and their elite chefs’ team. A sumptuous selection of Teppanyaki and Western grilled meats and seafood are available at Grill 58. Meanwhile, a selection of flavor-packed ceviches and signature Maido favorites are found at Aji.


About Grill 58

Grill 58 is the go-to restaurant for exceptional meats and a destination for food and wine connoisseurs around the world. It offers a wide selection of fish, seafood and premium meats, with an extensive wine and sake list ensuring all guests find something to complement their meals. For a unique experience, guests can book a table in the restaurant’s 4,000-bottle wine cellar, or liven things up at one of our teppanyaki counters.

Chef Colagreco, a Michelin two-star award winning chef, is known for dishes driven by high quality fresh ingredients as well as his Mediterranean driven cuisine. His restaurant Mirazur in Menton, France has recently been ranked as the third best restaurant in the world by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018.

About Aji

As the first authentic Nikkei restaurant in Macau, Aji is brought to life by one of the world’s most acclaimed Nikkei experts, Chef Tsumura. His restaurant, Maido, currently ranked No. 7 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018. Aji, meaning ‘chili pepper’ in Peru, is a stunning contemporary Nikkei restaurant that packs an exquisite flavor punch. This one-of-a-kind concept is a destination for sophisticated gourmets, and reflects the fusion of cultures that has made Peru a global food capital.

At Aji, innovative food is matched by dramatic design, where the dining room overlooks MGM COTAI’s incredible Spectacle display, and the ceviche and sushi counter gets guests up close with master chefs preparing the freshest seafood. Its pisco and sake bar mixes some of the best Peruvian-inspired cocktails outside of Lima.


MGM COTAI is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, 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. MGM COTAI also offers Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in the resort. 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.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Jessie Kuan
Director of Public Relations
Tel: (853) 8806 3412
Email: jessiekuan@mgm.mo

Karen Lam
Public Relations Manager
Tel: (853) 8806 3421
Email: karenlam@mgm.mo




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