Macao’s Michelin Masters In Manila 

Melco’s award-winning team flew to Manila to craft a six-course dinner, highlighting Macao as a UNESCO-designated Creative City of Gastronomy. 

This is an excerpt from Lifestyle Asia’s December 2023-January 2024 Issue.

Melco Resorts & Entertainment hosted an event titled “Glow Your Way to Macao” at the Grand Ballroom of City of Dreams Manila to promote Macao’s appeal as a key destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) and leisure.

In supporting the Macao government’s drive to diversify visitor arrivals and attract travelers to the diverse historical and cultural attractions available across the city, the event also showcased Melco’s unparalleled hotel, entertainment, dining, and exhibition facilities in Macao.

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Extraordinary Creative Recognition 

As one of Macao’s integrated resort operators awarded with the highest number of Michelin-star accolades, Melco’s award-winning culinary team from Macao flew to Manila to craft a six-course dinner, which highlighted Macao’s position as a UNESCO-designated Creative City of Gastronomy. Macao is one of only 50 cities in the world designated with this UNESCO creative distinction. Among these chefs were Kelvin Au Yeung and Otto Wong.


Kenneth Law, Director, Culinary Operations, Studio City; Executive Chef Otto Wong, from one-Michelin starred Pearl Dragon, Studio City; Executive Chef and Culinary Director Kelvin Au Yeung from three- Michelin starred Jade Dragon, City of Dreams Macau; Calvin Soh, Vice President, Culinary, Melco Resorts & Entertainment; and Christophe Duvernois, Executive Pastry Chef/ Photo courtesy of City of Dreams Macau.

Au Yeung is the gastronomic force behind the multi-awarded Jade Dragon at City of Dreams. A Hong Kong native with over 25 years of experience in top Chinese restaurant kitchens, Au Yeung has been a member of the team at Jade Dragon since it opened in July 2012, rising through the ranks of senior sous chef, chef de cuisine and executive sous chef before being appointed executive chef in July 2018.

Roasted French cod with aged mandarin peel and black bean/ Photo courtesy of City of Dreams

During Au Yeung’s tenure at Jade Dragon, the restaurant has garnered the prestigious Michelin three-star award, the Forbes Travel Guide fifive-star award, three diamonds in the Black Pearl Restaurant Guide, the only Black Diamond award in Macau from Trip.com Gourmet, a place on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, and South China Morning Post’s 100 Top Tables.

Deep-fried scallop with fresh Sichuan pepper sauce/ Photo courtesy of City of Dreams

Hong Kong-born Chef Otto Wong has spent over 16 years working in Hong Kong and Macau’s most prestigious kitchens, including over six years at Michelin-starred restaurants. He worked in three Michelin-starred The Eight at Grand Lisboa Hotel Macau and one Michelin-starred Island Tang in Hong Kong. Maintaining respect for traditional Cantonese culinary methods, he marries contemporary and original techniques with seasonal ingredients to create delicious dishes. Wong matches changes in the seasons and weather to his creations. His creativity and philosophy of adapting to seasons have garnered him multiple awards and led to him often being invited to judge regional Chinese cuisine competitions. He is currently the executive chef of one Michelin-starred Pearl Dragon at Studio City Macau.

Slow-cooked green lip abalone and Wagyu beef cheek with truffle/ Photo courtesy of City of Dreams

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