Nearly 150 guests gathered at City of Dreams for the unprecedented Jade Dragon x Yong Fu six-diamond feast
MACAU – Media OutReach – 26 June 2023 – Melco Style Presents: 2023 The Black Pearl Diamond Restaurants Gastronomic Series was officially unveiled in an opening ceremony at City of Dreams on June 23, which was officiated by Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO); Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment; Ms Wu Wenshu, General Manager of Outbound Travel Business, Meituan Dianping; as well as senior management of Melco including Chief Advisor Dr. Kent Wong; Chief Operating Officer – Macau Resorts Mr. David Sisk; Senior Vice President, Property General Manager of Studio City Mr. Kevin Benning; and Senior Vice President, Property General Manager of Altira Macau & Mocha Clubs Dr. Raymond Lo. The grand launch was then celebrated by Macau’s first-ever six-diamond feast jointly curated by the powerful duo of Jade Dragon from Macau and Yong Fu from Shanghai.
“Since gaining the designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in 2017, Macao has kept organizing and supporting different kinds of activities to steer its sustainable development forward as a Creative City of Gastronomy. MGTO is delighted to witness industry stakeholders’ dedication through preservation, innovation and exchange, exemplified by the array of exquisite feasts jointly prepared by Macao’s signature restaurants and different Black Pearl diamond restaurants from the Mainland. It will be an enchanting symphony of flavors and cultures paired with sublime service for people to experience in Macao,” said Ms. Senna Fernandes in her speech.
“Melco fully supports the Macao SAR government on developing the city as the World Center of Tourism & Leisure. With The Black Pearl Diamond Restaurants Gastronomic Series, Melco will join hands with 10 Black Pearl diamond restaurants, with the collaboration between Jade Dragon and Yong Fu marking Macau’s first-ever six-diamond feast, delivering quality hospitality and world leading dining experience to Macau. Special thanks to Melco’s food & beverage team and the participating chefs. Melco will continue to introduce more innovative and high-quality elements to Macau,” said Mr. Ho in his speech.
The epic debut of the gastronomic series was marked by a harmonious combination of some of the most well-loved signatures from Yong Fu, such as Yong Fu Style Five-Flavor Platter, Yong Style Braised Yoshihama Abalone, and Steamed Line-Caught Rice Fish with Ginger Paste, as well as some newly created off-menu delicacies from Jade Dragon, such as Tossed Sheered Fish Maw with Alaskan King Crab Meat and Truffle, Served with Cordyceps Soup, and Braised Rice with Mozambique Red Shrimp. Close to 150 guests were indulged in the exquisite flavours of authentic Cantonese and Ningbo cuisines in a once-in-a-lifetime gourmet extravaganza at Jade Dragon in the first evening of the two-night event.
With the support of MGTO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment is proud to organize Melco Style Presents: 2023 The Black Pearl Diamond Restaurants Gastronomic Series running from now and throughout 2024. The extraordinary series features 10 rounds of exciting crossover collaborations between Melco’s signature restaurants across City of Dreams, Studio City and Altira Macau and the 2023-24 Black Pearl diamond restaurants. The second four-hands dinner will bring together an exclusive Cantonese x Huaiyang menu co-created by Michelin one star Pearl Dragon at Studio City and Black Pearl one diamond Xizhou Hall at Park Hyatt Suzhou from July 15-16. Reservations can be made by calling 8865 6560 or visiting the official event page (www.studiocity-macau.com/en/promotions/a-pearly-feast). Stay tuned for the other upcoming four-hands dinner line-up via www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/en/offer/the-black-pearl-diamond-restaurants-gastronomic-series-2023 .
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