Macau’s Hottest Events in July

If you don’t know it yet – everything is happening in Macau these days! Gone are the days when Macau used to be a quiet small town. Now the city is bursting with dining, art, culture and entertainment.

Plan a weekend to remember, here are the hottest Macau events this July and a very special thanks to our media partner in Macau ‘Macau Lifestyle’ for the article. Should you be interested to know more about what’s going down in Macau, visit their website https://macaulifestyle.com/

Wynn Art Exhibition – Garden of Earthly Delights

In support of the mega international arts and cultural event “Art Macao” organized by the Macao SAR Government, Wynn launches a four-month art exhibition under the theme of “Wynn – Garden of Earthly Delights” on June 6, featuring an extraordinary selection of modern and contemporary art pieces. The exhibition takes place at both Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace, showcasing some of the world’s most remarkable masterpieces and offering both Macau residents and tourists an artistic journey through contemporary art.

The opening ceremony for “Wynn – Garden of Earthly Delights”, integrated in the series of activities of “Art Macao: International Art Exhibition” of the event “Art Macao”, takes place at the Art Gallery of Wynn Palace on June 6. The art exhibition is inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s stunning masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights, which he painted during the time of the Renaissance.

The exhibition features an extraordinary selection of modern and contemporary art pieces for their first appearance in Macau, including Edoardo Tresoldi, Herb Alpert, Jennifer Steinkamp, Refik Anadol, Robert Indiana, Sam Francis, MAD Architects and many more, as the Company aims to take audiences into a world of innovation and creativity through various media forms such as paintings, installations and digital art pieces.

When: June 6–October 6, 2019

Where: Art Gallery, Wynn Palace Cotai, Avenida Da Nave Desportiva, Cotai

How much: Free admission

For more information on the art exhibition, visit their official page or send an email tospecialevents@wynnpalace.com

Wagyumafia Pop-Up at MGM Cotai

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, 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 Wagyufarmers 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 Wagyubeef 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 MOP $150*, with very limited supply per day.

When: June 14–August 4, 2019 (except Mondays)

Wagyumafia Omakase Dinner – June 14–July 13, 2019

Wagyumafia Progressive Kaiseki Dinner – July 14–August 4, 2019

Where: Grill 58MGM Cotai, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai

How much: MOP $2,800 per person (two Fuerza Bruta show tickets will be offered to every guest who opts for the Wagyumafia full dinner experience)

For enquiry and reservation, call +853 8806 2318

Marine and Water Bureau Day and Associated Activities

Marine and Water Bureau Day is marked not only by a 24-hour period but also by a range of activities by that government unit throughout July. It includes the opening of the Guia Lighthouse–part of the UNESCO-listed Historic Centre of Macao, and usually off-limits to visitors–to the public every weekend during the month. Entry to the Maritime Museum is also free of charge on selected days in July. During those particular days, visitors can also try their hand at activities presented in several workshops. For the Marine and Water Bureau Fun Day (July 14), the Government Dockyard grants visitors the opportunity to board one of the bureau’s vessels or have their photograph taken standing next to it. Several booths offering games are also available on the site during the Fun Day, to help visitors learn more about the work of the Marine and Water Bureau, as well as about maritime safety and water conservation. Visitors can try their hand at tying seafarer knots or firing a water cannon. In addition, there are boat rides available across the Inner Harbour on selected days.

When: July 6–28, 2019

Guia Lighthouse Opening – July weekends (6 and 7, 13 and 14, 20 and 21, and 27 and 28, 2019, from 10:00am to 5:30pm)

Where: Throughout the city, including the Maritime Museum and the Guia Lighthouse

How much: Free admission

For more information, check the event’s website, call +853 2855 9922 or send an email to info@marine.gov.mo

Celebrating Food at Taipa Village Chef Constellation

Taipa Village presents you a gastronomic feast and journey from the following restaurants, along with exclusive cooking experiences that can’t be missed! Chefs António Coelho and Jonathan Dominguez are conducting two full months of cooking classes for all who are curious and interested to learn. Find out how to make traditional bacalhau à brás, an Italian lasagna or Macanese dishes and have a ball with friends or family.

The thriving dining scene of this epicurean paradise is also collectively contributed by the dedicated efforts of our celebrated chefs who strive to deliver authenticity in the essence of their culinary offerings, acting as the souls and spirits of their represented restaurants in conveying favorable twists to customers’ dining experience. From gourmands, diners, food lovers to the general public, it would benefit everyone to learn more about these celebrated chefs in Taipa Village and be inspired by their cooking philosophy.

Since opening, António has established itself as a renowned venue for fine dining in Macau, and has been recommended by the Michelin Guide Hong Kong & Macau in the past years. António has contributed significantly to Taipa Village Macau’s status as a culturally-rich, non-gaming destination and an epicurean paradise that offers an international feast of flavors, brimming with innovative concepts and culinary skill. Each session includes a cooking class with the chef himself, who will coach with culinary skills, plus the creation of authentic hands-on Portuguese dishes that can be brought home, along with the recipes, but also the completion of one dish at the private culinary area of the restaurant!

As for cooking classes at Bella Taipa, these include coaching with the chef himself, the creation of refreshing Italian dishes and the opportunity to take home the recipes and the completion of two dishes in each class. July is dedicated to healthy vegetarian parmigiana (lasagna) and the chef’s tiramisu, whereas August focuses on bouncy crunchy baked gnocchi pasta and Italian chocolate “salami” dessert.

Executive Chef Jonathan Dominguez is from Tuscany and he is passionate about Italian cuisine, bringing with him more than a decade of culinary experience and skills to Bella Taipa, where he crafted a comprehensive menu which reflects the flavors of different parts of Italy from North to South, resulting in an intriguing combination of tastes, scents and colors. Therefore, guests can have the opportunity to encounter the full experience that Italian cuisine has to offer.

Taipa Village is all about food–from grab-and-go street bites, cafeterias to refined restaurants which are omnipresent to suit everyone’s taste. With the opening of a vibrant range of new dining venues, Taipa Village is continuing its emergence as Macau’s leading gastronomic destination, boasting a diverse range of local and international cuisine to suit every budget. The diverse culinary offerings in the area also complement Macau’s designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, and bring international gastronomic options for diners. This variety of dining options further demonstrates Taipa Village’s dedication to promoting gastronomy in Macau, and contributes greatly to the sustainable development of the territory’s non-gaming tourism.

When: July 1–August 31, 2019

António’s classes – Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:00pm–5:00pm

Enroll to António’s classes via MacauTicket website

Bella Taipa’s classes – Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3:00–5:30pm

Enroll to Bella Taipa’s classed via MacauTicket website

Where: António,  Bella Taipa and Taipa Village

How much: António’s classes – MOP $500 per person;

Enroll to António’s classes via MacauTicket website

Bella Taipa’s classes – MOP $800 per person;

Enroll to Bella Taipa’s classed via MacauTicket website

For bookings and more information, call +853 2857 6116 or check the event’s official page

Israeli Pop-Up: Imperial Craft x Vida Rica

A block party presented by chef Aliran Samorai and mixologist Shauli Edelman from Tel Aviv. Hidden within the Imperial Hotel, the Imperial Craft cocktail bar is a creation of veteran bartenders of the city, to create a temple to the lost art of the cocktail. Guest chef Aliran Samorai and bartender Shauli Edelman will present a menu related to the heart of the city itself.

When: Wednesday–Saturday, 6:00pm–11:00pm, July 24–27, 2019

Where: Vida Rica BarMandarin Oriental, Macau, 945 Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau

For more info and bookings, call +853 8805 8928 or send an email to momac-vidaricabar@mohg.com

Grace Kelly: From Hollywood to Monaco – Artists’ Tributes

“GRACE KELLY: From Hollywood to Monaco – Artists’ Tributes” is co-organized by the Galaxy Entertainment Group Foundation and Grimaldi Forum of Monaco, one of a series of activities of “Art Macao”, a five-month mega international art cultural event.

The exhibition traces the story of Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly (1929-1982), from her Hollywood days to becoming Princess of Monaco. An important style icon of the 20th century, Grace Kelly embodied the myths of power and timelessness which explain the continuing interest and fascination people have with her. A star of Hollywood films in the 1950s, Grace Kelly became a princess in “old Europe”, joining a royal family with a history which dates back almost one thousand years.

Grace Kelly has continued to inspire artists throughout her life, from famous photographers to visual artists such as Andy Warhol, who portrayed her through his Pop Art prints. As an artists’ tributes exhibition, this show highlights her role as a muse, as well as her personal enthusiasm for artistic creation. The exhibition is exceptional in many ways.  A temporary gallery was specially created for this exhibition to display collections from the Prince’s Palace of Monaco. The scenography was designed under the supervision of Thomas Fouilleron, Curator of the exhibition and Director of Archives and Library of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, allowing visitors to go through a journey which integrates history, heritage, fashion, and arts.

When: May 16–August 28, 2019

Where: Crystal Lobby, Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Galaxy Macau, Cotai

How much: Free admission

For more information, check the event’s official page

Summer Durian Festival at Galaxy Macau

Don’t miss this all-you-can-eat extravaganza for true durian connoisseurs! Savor six highly sought-after Malaysian durians under the stars. The D24 “Sultan” is pleasingly sweet with a nutty richness; the D168 “Mas Hajah Hasmah” is a well-balanced durian with a bittersweet taste; the D175 “Red Prawn” is strong, bold and succulent; while the D163 “Hor Lor” is velvety smooth. And of course we have the wildly popular D197 “Musang King” along with the extremely rich “XO”, named for the hint of alcohol in its aftertaste. Cooling welcome drinks, an array of tropical fruits and delicious snacks are also to be enjoyed at the buffet.

When: July 13 and 14, 2019

Where: Oasis, 2/F, Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Galaxy Macau, Cotai

How much: MOP $598 per person

For reservations and more informations, call them at +853 8883 2221 or check the official website