IFT Educational Restaurant first awarded with inaugural Michelin Green Star

The Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) Educational Restaurant has become the first local restaurant to receive a Michelin Green Star, a new category to spotlight establishments making efforts to promote sustainable gastronomy.

The Macanese cuisine establishment is a training unit for the IFT hotel and culinary students.

‘The restaurant employs practices such as the conversion of food waste into fertiliser, growing their owns herbs and greens and has a solar energy system, a paperless policy and infrared sensor-driven electrical appliances in place as part of their commitment to reduce resource consumption,’ the most recent Michelin guide added.

The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2021 has been unveiled today (Wednesday) with a total of 69 starred restaurants in Hong Kong and 18 starred restaurants in Macau.

The guide also crowned 10 restaurants with new stars and recognised a total of 277 eateries and 54 lodging establishments across the two SARs.

In total Macau has three 3-star restaurants in the list – the same from last year – plus six 2-star restaurants and nine 1-star restaurants.

The closure of The Tasting Room and Shinji by Kanesaka at City of Dreams due to the renovation works of the Nüwa hotel tower also removed one 2-star and one 1-star rated restaurants from the list, with Wing Lei Palace from chef Tam Kwok Fung promoted to the 1-star category.

The Macau guide also included seven Bib Gourmand restaurants, 25 MICHELIN Plate restaurants, and nine MICHELIN Plate street food addresses.

The full list of Macau 2020 Michelin List of Starred Restaurants:

Three Michelin Stars

  • Jade Dragon – City of Dreams
  • Robuchon au Dôme – Grand Lisboa
  • The Eight – Grand Lisboa

Two Michelin Stars (excellent cuisine, worth a detour) 

  • Alain Ducasse at Morpheus
  • Feng Wei Ju – StarWorld
  • Golden Flower – Wynn Macau
  • Mizumi – Wynn Macau
  • Sichuan Moon – Wynn Cotai
  • Wing Lei – Wynn Macau

One Michelin Star (high-quality cooking, worth a stop) 

  • 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana – Galaxy
  • Lai Heen – The Ritz-Carlton
  • Pearl Dragon – Studio City
  • The Golden Peacock – The Venetian
  • The Kitchen – Grand Lisboa
  • Tim’s Kitchen – Hotel Lisboa
  • Ying – Altira Macau
  • Zi Yat Heen – Four Seasons
  • Wing Lei Palace – Wynn Palace