December is a very special time in Macau; the Christmas season is one of utter bliss. Street lights are glittering and gold and the excited smiles of children warm the frosty air. There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than enjoying a delicious feast with family and friends or a luxury spa treatment to release stress from work!
At Grill 58 at MGM COTAI, the restaurant helmed by Michelin two-star award-winning chef, Mauro Colagreco, diners can enjoy a surf and turf feast on Christmas Eve and at noon on Christmas Day.This limitied-time set menu starts with sharing Amuse Bouche which includes blinis, smoked salmon, sorrel cream, an oyster sample, grey shrimp and champagne mayonnaise. The feast continues with fresh seafood: Langoustine Ravioli with a galanga-lemongrass foam and whole roasted sea bass with bagna cauda sauce. Meat lovers can’t miss the delicious truffle-crusted Angus beef tenderloin with “Diane” sauce. All meat at Grill 58 is sourced from the best ranchers around the world. After enjoying a hearty meal, a sweet exotic fruits Christmas log is the perfect ending of the festival celebration.
In Macau peninsula, French restaurant Aux Beaux Arts at MGM MACAU also puts on a lavish set menu during 16-30 December.
The menu includes Foie Gras Terrine as appetizer and iconic festive dish Turkey Roulade cooked with Brussels sprouts, Christmas stuff and truffle Veloute as well as a Poach Turbot. A Christmas feast can’t be completed without a dessert; the menu also presents a Hennessey Cognac Baba With Chestnut Cream & Vanilla Chantilly, which is perfect match with the cool weather. For those who are looking to add a little buzz to a slow night, please step into the award-winning wine cellar which houses a collection of more than 10,000 wines.
For an afternoon indulgence, bustling café Pastry Bar at MGM MACAU goes festive adding an irresistible afternoon tea set featuring Christmas favourites such as Gingerbread, Dark chocolate Christmas ball and Griotte and pistachio Christmas tree. The talented chef also prepares decadent sweet and savoury treats – including Chocolate Madeleine, Macaron, Portuguese egg tart and Dill Crème Fraiche and home smoked salmon choux and Foie gras and spinach quiche with caramelized fig and more. The tea experience is priced at MOP 288 for two guests, and includes choice of tea or coffee.
In addition to satisfying your belly and palate, your body and sprit also need complete relaxation during the holidays. Tria Spa at both MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI prepare a special Festive Bliss therapy. The two-hour treatment starts with Hot Stone Massage; skillful therapists will remove blockages, dissolve your stress and induce a deep sense of calm. Next up, a Tria Rejuvenation Facial to slough away winter skin and achieve a dewy fresh glow. Priced at MOP 1,788, you deserve a luxury pampering. Make your reservation now!