In line with the Central Government’s strategy of developing Macao into the “World Centre of Tourism and Leisure” as well as the vision to facilitate the moderate diversification of Macao’ s economy, the Macao SAR government launched its application for the UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in 2015, in an effort to promote its sustainable development of tourism and international cooperation.The preparation for the application was put in the charge of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), as approved on 11 December 2015 by Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture.

On 9 May 2016, Macao SAR was approved by the Central Government to launch the application for membership of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network under the name of “Macao, China”. On 18 May, this attempt to apply for designation as UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy was endorsed by the Chief Executive. The application works received the support of the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC and the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC in the Macao SAR. The local Tourism Development Committee, along with the European Oenogastronomic Brotherhoods Council and the China Cuisine Association also supported the application.

After more than a year of preparation, Macao submitted the application to UNESCO Secretariat last June 14, under the name of “Macao, China”. Following a vigorous evaluation process carried out by internal and external consultations with independent experts and the member cities of the network, UNESCO designated on the early morning of November 1, Macao time, 64 new UNESCO Creative Cities, including eight new Creative Cities of Gastronomy.

Macao became the third city in China to join UCCN in the field of Gastronomy, after Chengdu and Shunde that entered the network in 2010 and 2014, respectively.

Pearl Dragon

Location: Shop 2111, Level 2, Star Tower
Contact number: 853 8865 6560

Michelin-Starred Chinese restaurant offers a refined taste of China complemented by sophisticated interior décor. With the experienced and talented team delights you with signature dishes featuring such delicacies as abalone and bird’s nest, as well as innovative creations unavailable anywhere else.

Experience Exquisite French Cuisine

Location: Level 3, Nüwa, City of Dreams
Contact number: 853 8868 6681

Two Michelin starred The Tasting Room is the perfect place to experience contemporary French cuisine. With carefully selected seasonal ingredients from around the world, Executive Chef Fabrice Vulin artistically presents dishes that appeal to all your senses.

Galaxy Macau, The Dining Destination in Asia

Location: Galaxy Macau, COTAI, Macau
Contact number: 853 2888 0888

From Michelin-awarded restaurants to authentic local flavors, there are over 120 dining options at Galaxy MacauTM.

Oktoberfest Macau at MGM

Location: MGM COTAI - 1/F Roof Terrace
Contact number: 853 8802 2666

Join us for a few stein of Bavarian beer, and singsong “Nei Hou, Macau!” with Högl Fun Band from Germany! Let the amplitude dance around your ears and cheers at MGM COTAI from October 17-19, 21-28!

Extraordinary burger series

Location: MGM COTAI - Coast
Contact number: 853 8806 2328

Taste a variety of fantastic burgers at Coast in MGM COTAI with 7 different flavours such as Boston Lobster, New Zealand Lamb or even 1.5KG Supersize Wagyu Burger! Enjoy the experience that goes beyond just good food!

Michelin-starred Restaurants at Grand Lisboa

Location: Grand Lisboa Hotel
Contact number: 853 2828 3838

Grand Lisboa boasts award-winning dining with the Michelin three-starred Robuchon au Dôme atop the hotel, The 8, also a three-starred Michelin restaurant, serving exceptional Cantonese cuisine, and The Kitchen, a Michelin one-starred steakhouse.

Casa Don Alfonso - Authentic Italian Craftsmanship

Location: Grand Lisboa Hotel, 3/F
Contact number: 853 8803 7722

Casa Don Alfonso serves true and authentic Italian cuisine with a casual dining approach suited for the entire family, bringing Macau higher quality of new dining experience with Chef Alfonso Iaccarino’s original home flavours from Southern Italy.

Distinguished Chinese Cuisines at Grand Lisboa

Location: Grand Lisboa Hotel, U2/F
Contact number: 853 8803 7755

Open 24 hours, The Round-The-Clock – Noodle & Congee serves traditional hand-made Shan Xi noodles, congee and snacks. The restaurant opened in Macau at the Grand Lisboa Hotel in 2015 and is famous for its “Yi Gen Mian” (Single Noodle) – a bowl with one strand of noodle over 70 feet long. Diners can enjoy specially selected teas poured by the restaurant’s Kung Fu Tea Master.

Discover a Culinary Paradise at Sands Resorts Macao

Contact number: +853 2882 8888

Sands Resorts Macao’s award-winning array of 150 great dining options offer endless culinary adventures, from spiced delights at Michelin-starred Indian restaurant The Golden Peacock to French inspired Chinese cuisine at La Chine and the best of Portugal at Chiado.

Parisian

Contact number: +853 8111 9210
Email:lachine.reservation@sands.com.mo

Located on the 6th floor of The Parisian Macao’s imposing Eiffel Tower, La Chine offers diners a panoramic view of Cotai Strip while they enjoy elegant fine dining. Guests can experience signature French influenced Chinese dishes in a genuine Gallic atmosphere.

The Golden Peacock

Contact number: +853 8118 9696
Email:goldenpeacock.reservation@sands.com.mo

Since opening in 2013 The Golden Peacock has been a popular choice among visitors and a hit with food critics. The innovative Indian restaurant has held a one-star rating in the Michelin Guide for Hong Kong & Macau since 2014.

Entertainment

Rooster, Tiger, Sheep by Snake

Location: MGM COTAI

Wen-You Cai’s exhibition is named with reference to the Chinese zodiac. These photos unveil the warm and fun-loving life under the lens of the artist (as Snake) as well as the palpable emotional and cultural connection between generations. Join us to savour the beautiful moments in life from Oct 5 at MGM COTAI.

Oktoberfest Macau at MGM

Location: MGM COTAI - 1/F Roof Terrace
Contact number: 853 8802 2666

Join us for a few stein of Bavarian beer, and singsong “Nei Hou, Macau!” with Högl Fun Band from Germany! Let the amplitude dance around your ears and cheers at MGM COTAI from October 17-19, 21-28!