Many know Macao for its exciting buzz and rich heritage. Inrecent years, its 450-year-old culinary traditions have become a point of interest as well. In 2017, its reputation as the place to visit for unforgettable food experiences is further cemented by its Creative City of Gastronomy (UCCG) status, awarded by UNESCO, making it one of only three cities in China to be conferred this prestigious title.
Last year, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) introduced 2018 Macao Year of Gastronomy to create awareness and promote Macao’s gastronomic culture in addition to building a Macanese cuisine database and actively engaging in the work of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. This year, MGTO continues to promote Macao’s sustainable initiative in gastronomy. Among the initiatives were “The Great Green Food Journey” – an educational session in partnership with National Geographic, concerning food waste reduction and other related topics.
Needless to say, Macao is the place to visit for great food. MGTO in collaboration with Fat Tea Macanese Food Restaurant owners June Yap and Chef Susana Batalha has curated The Macanese Table to give you a taste of what one can expect when dining and visiting Macao. For a limited time, there will be a promotional dinner menu (RM42++) available from 4 June 2019 till 28 June 2019, from Tuesdays to Fridays at Fat Tea Macanese Food Restaurant. To further enhance this experience, especially selected weekly live band performances will be held on the 12th, 19th and 28th June 2019 to create a friendly and warm atmosphere reminiscent of Macao. There’s more, Fat Tea Macanese Restaurant will be having weekly lucky draws with a grand prize of a trip to Macao to be won and the first 100 diners to induldge in this special dinner menu will receive an exclusive cutlery set.
Macao will also present for the very first time an exciting art event set to transform the city into one of artistic and cultural vitality. Art Macao, a series of large-scale international arts and cultural events, will run from June to October this year, creating an immersive cultural atmosphere where the entire city becomes an art gallery for enthusiasts and visitors.
This artistic event will showcase installations at the Macao Museum of Art, hotels and integrated resorts, foreign consulates and outdoor public places for a unique art immersion experience.
The event will feature a total of 31 programmes, including 18 exhibitions and 10 large-scale performances, which will be held in 33 venues throughout the city. Art Macao will be inaugurated on 6 June 2019 together with the opening of the Art Macao: International Art Exhibition, the mega event’s highlight will be hosted at the Macao Museum of Art. The exhibition features a number of valuable works selected by several hotels and integrated resorts, including paintings, ceramics, sculptures, interactive installations and multimedia presentations, aiming at capturing the fascinating charm of contemporary visual arts in a diversified way.
Other highlights include 52 drawings by 42 Italian Renaissance masters of the 15th and 16 centuries, the exhibition “Beauty in the New Era—Masterpieces from the Collection of the National Art Museum of China” featuring nearly 90 works by modern and contemporary masters in Chinese fine art over the last hundred years, and the exhibition “Reminiscences of the Silk Road—Exhibition of Cultural Relics of the Western Xia Dynasty” showcasing relics from the
dynasty some of which will be presented outside the Ningxia for the first time.
In addition to the various exhibitions, Art Macao will also present diverse musical and theatrical performances including “Under Siege by Yang Liping Contemporary Dance”, concerts by the Macao Orchestra and the Macao Chinese Orchestra, the International Youth Dance Festival, the International Youth Music Festival and the International Youth Drama Festival, as well as Visual Arts Exhibition by Macao Higher Education Institutions. For a full-listing on Art Macao, visit www.artmacao.mo