Ushering in the Year of the Rabbit means heart-warming reunions over good food and special moments with family and friends. If you’re looking for experiences that go the extra mile this year, you will find a lot to love at Sheraton Grand Macao and The St. Regis Macao.
Whether you’re in the mood to eat your way across an immense buffet, sip on cocktails curated by the newly appointed head mixologist at one of Macao’s hottest bars, or sate your seafood cravings with a fine-dining experience, the two hotels have put together an unmissable itinerary filled with food, drinks and joy. In addition to epicurean adventures, there are also indulgences of a different kind in store for wellness fans.
Here are some of the highlights happening at Sheraton Grand Macao and The St. Regis Macao this Lunar New Year.
Sheraton Grand Macao
Gather your nearest and dearest to welcome the Year of the Rabbit with an Auspicious New Year Set at The Conservatory, Sheraton Grand Macao’s eclectic dining destination.
The Conservatory’s six-course Lunar New Year meal begins with a perennially positive omen: lo hei (or “prosperity toss”) with salmon sashimi. Traditionally, patrons will simultaneously “toss up” this festive, salad-like dish as a symbolic way of bringing good fortune into the new year.
Steamed scallops with vermicelli noodles, elevated with a punch of pickled chilli, mark the start of the main dishes. Next comes, a juicy braised pork trotter alongside dried mussel and treasured abalone, roasted chicken with fresh notes of lemongrass paired with passion fruit sauce, a Shanghainese crab roe noodles, and lastly, a special peach gum dessert.
Another highlight is the selection of Chinese wines. Both the Chardonnay and the blended red wine come from Grace Vineyard, a family-run estate in Shanxi province and one of Greater China’s leading winemakers.
Don’t leave without getting your hands on a beautifully styled hamper for your loved ones. Each comes filled with a medley of Chinese treats – think Chinese New Year pudding, butter egg rolls, peanut puff pastries and more.
When: Six-course menu available through 29 January; Chinese New Year Hamper available through 5 February
Price: Six-course menu from MOP 888+ per 2 people; Chinese New Year Hamper from MOP 388+
Feast International Buffet Restaurant
One of the most popular buffet spreads in town, Feast International Buffet Restaurant lives up to its name as the go-to spot for lavish meals of fresh seafood, international cuisine and local favourites.
This Lunar New Year, Cantonese roasted suckling pig, mala hotpot (a numbing, aromatic broth made with chillies and Sichuan peppers) and auspicious steamed fish add more firepower to Feast’s buffet spread, which includes oysters, Boston lobster and Japanese sashimi, too.
Don’t miss the roasted suckling pig. Traditionally served as a whole, the dish is thought to bring wholeness and auspiciousness for the year to come.
When: 20-29 January, from 6 to 10 pm
Price: Buffet dinner from MOP 588+ per adult or MOP 200+ per child (aged 7 to 12)
Exhausted from an extra demanding Year of the Tiger? It sounds like a rejuvenating detox treatment is in order. Book a well-deserved break to reawaken your mind and body at Shine Spa. Take advantage of the limited-time Winter Spa Sensation package, which includes a welcome foot ritual followed by a 90-minute Thai herbal compress massage.
When: Through 28 February
Price: Winter Spa Sensation package from MOP 988+
The St. Regis Macao
Now in its 11th edition, Stories of the Sea, The Manor’s annual seafood showcase, reaffirms its kitchen’s culinary prowess. Each year, The Manor’s ambitious team pairs the freshest, juiciest produce from our oceans with meticulously selected wine labels, ranging from Champagne to riesling, Burgundy and more – all handpicked by resident sommelier David Duan.
Conceptualised by The Manor’s Executive Sous Chef Michele Dell’Aquila, the exquisite six-course menu begins with a Kyoto king crab served alongside a unique Amarelli licorice sorbet, starring Italy’s well-loved licorice, followed by jet-fresh red prawn hailing from the southern isle of Sicily accompanied by premium Calvisius Royal caviar.
Travel from Sicily to the Northeastern US without leaving your seat as you dig into Boston lobster enriched with the deep, umami taste of Japanese dashi (soup stock).
The meal continues with handcrafted “pinched agnolotti” pasta with Ligurian scampi (shrimp from the northwestern Liguria region) topped with a rich sea urchin sauce, followed by smoked Mediterranean turbot with the special maître d’hôtel butter.
Be sure to save room for dessert. The chocolate millefeuille departs from oceanic flavours to showcase decadent layers of Valrhona Manjari chocolate mousse and chestnut masterly combine with Tonka bean (the seeds of Brazilian teak trees) and vibrant mango jelly to mark a sweet finish to a special experience.
When: Daily, for dinner
Price: Six-course dinner, from MOP 1,288+ per person; Dinner with wine pairing, from MOP 1,788+ per person
The St. Regis Bar
This Lunar New Year also marks the debut of a new head mixologist at The St. Regis Bar. Born and raised in Taiwan, Kevin Lai is taking the lead at this swanky address after spending over a decade honing his craft at celebrated bars such as Hope and Sesame – the Guangzhou bar that ranked No. 94 on the World’s Best Bars list during his tenure.
He’s sharing a few new creations, too. On the eve of Chinese New Year (21 January), you can try a new limited-time creation by Lai. Dubbed the Twilight of the South, this creative new tipple features an unorthodox mix of China’s most-loved spirit, baijiu, with dry osmanthus, white chocolate, honey and red date.
With one of Lai’s cocktails in hand, enjoy jazz-infused nights as an array of talents take the stage, from resident musician Aaron Lo to singers Betchy Barros, Jandira Silva, newcomer Amanda Chan and other world-class artists.
When: 21-29 January, from noon to 1 am
Price: From MOP 138+ per drink
To enter the Year of the Rabbit feeling your best, head to Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Macao for a Bespoke Rejuvenation treatment. Exclusive to Iridium – the city’s highest spa, located on the 38th floor of the hotel – the treatment offers your choice of a 30-minute facial massage or body scrub, plus a deeply relaxing 80-minute essential oil candle massage.
When: Daily, except Wednesdays
Price: From MOP 1,888+ for the Bespoke Rejuvenation spa treatment
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