Macau is the ultimate setting for some high octane fun this weekend with the return of the annual Macau Grand Prix, now heading into its 66th year. As the city is pulsing with adrenaline, there are plenty of gastronomic highlights as well as the creme de la creme of lifestyle experiences to keep on your radar. Here are all the best events to check out in Macau this month.
66th SunCity Group Macau Grand Prix
When: 16 November
Price: MOP50–1,000 from Macau Grand Prix
The annual mecca for motorsports is back: Macau opens its venerated 6.2km Guia Circuit as the annual Macau Grand Prix edges into its 66th edition. Veteran and young drivers alike are descending on the SAR for the ultimate glory across three headlining races — the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, the FIA GT World Cup, and the FIA WTCR, also known as the Macau Guia Race. Sunday’s Grand Prix finale will have all eyes on some of the world’s best racers such as F3 world champion Dan Ticktum as he returns to the spotlight to vie for his third consecutive win at Macau; alongside newcomers such as David Schumacher, nephew of seven-time Formula 1 winner Michael.
If you’re not watching from the Grand Stand or the thrilling Lisboa Bend Stand, for a vantage point to catch all the action in comfort, you’ll want to head to the Grand Lapa for its annual Grand Prix Live BBQ Buffet all weekend from 16–17 November, which will also be broadcasting live on mega screens.
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MGM Chef Nic GastronoMusic Fest
When: 30 November–1 December
Price: HK$588–1,688 from MGM
Actor-turned-chef Nicholas Tse is lending both sides of his talents to this unique food and music festival held for the very first time in Macau. MGM is hosting two nights of unmissable concerts by Tse and fellow Canto-pop stars JW, Joey Yung, rock group Mr., Angela Hui, Chinese singer Liu Junge, Singaporean songstress Joanna Dong, and Macanese band MFM. Alongside two nights of performances, Chef Nic has also partnered with MGM’s most eminent chefs to deliver mouthwatering menus of local delicacies, as well as live demonstrations featuring popular chef collaborations from his TV show brought to life. Don’t miss this rare chance for dinner and a show.
MGM COTAI, 1/F Roof Terrace, Avenida Da Nave Desportiva, Cotai, Macau, +853 8806 8888
Broadway Macau’s Hot Pot Sensations
When: Through 29 February, 2020
There’s nothing better than a steamy hot pot dinner during the cooler months: Head to Broadway Macau for a foodie extravaganza of Macanese delicacies for its fourth Hot Pot Street promotion for an eclectic taste of the Cantonese winter tradition. The hotel’s flagship food street introduces 20 authentic varieties of hot pots showcasing a full spectrum of broths, casseroles and winter warmers from an array of international cuisines, paired with spreads of fresh seafood, organic produce, and premium beef from all over the world.
Broadway Macau, Avenida Marginal Flor de Lotus, Cotai, Macau, +853 8883 3338
The latest hot opening adding to the epicurean haven that is Taipa Village is none other than Barcelona, an innovative new Spanish restaurant and bar by chef Hector Costa Fernandez. Dishing up modern tapas and refreshed Spanish classics, Barcelona is a three-storey venue with a stylish ground floor bar and chef’s table overlooking an open kitchen, a first-floor dining room inspired by its eponymous city, and an exotic rooftop bar offering views over the vibrant entertainment area below.
Barcelona, 47 Rua dos Clerigos, Taipa, Macau, +853 2845 5168
Margy’s of Monte Carlo Exclusive Platinum Facial at Morpheus
‘Facialist to the stars’ Margie Lombard, founder of Margy’s of Monte-Carlo brings an exclusive spa experience to Morpheus this autumn. Famed for her gold mask facial, Margy’s upgrades her ultimate skin rejuvenating treatment with a new platinum mask treatment that is solely available at Morpheus Spa. Book into one of only six suites for an exalted 110-minute session of pampering with the Prestige Facial with Platinum Mask (MOP3,980), and watch as the chainmail-like platinum mask does its work to retexturise skin for an unbeatable lasting radiance. The Platinum mask is also available as a 20-minute add-on (MOP2,500) together with Margy’s prized bespoke Stem Cell Illuminating Facial (MOP3,800), which uses a new serum featuring the regenerating power of Swiss Apple stem cells.
Morpheus Spa, 3–5/F, Morpheus, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Macau, +853 8868 3098
Alain Ducasse Wine Dinner Series
When: 16 November and 25 January, 2020
Price: MOP28,888 + 10 percent service charge
City of Dreams’ two-Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse by the eponymous legend is home to some of the most exclusive French haute cuisine menus in this part of the world as it is, but this autumn the restaurant is presenting two unprecedented wine-pairing dinners, billed as featuring some of the greatest vintages of all time. On 16 November, guests can look forward to five rare vintages from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, as well as a prize draw to win a bottle of 1997 Grands-Échézeaux. On 25 January next year, guests can also book in as they celebrate Bordeaux’s landmark 1982 vintage with a horizontal tasting of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Margaux, Château Cheval Blanc and Château Lafite Rothschild — and have the opportunity to win a bottle of 1982 Château Margaux. Priced at MOP28,888 per person, these exclusive wine dinners will feature a tailor-made seven course menu and kick off with a glass of Dom Pérignon 2009, followed by five rare vintages and Grand Crus. Make your reservation by email to email@example.com or call +853 8868 3432.
Alain Ducasse, Level 3, Morpheus, City of Dreams, Estrada do Istmo, Macau, +853 8868 3432
Curated Aromatherapy at Iridium Spa, St. Regis Macao
The St. Regis Macao’s Iridium Spa has unveiled its newest treatment, a session that combines both mindful and physical therapy by allowing guests to create their own blended diffuser scents and body scrubs. After spending time learning more about the healing powers of aromatherapy, the guest is given a 45-minute massage and body treatment that’s sure to melt away all the tensions of the mind and body.
Iridium Spa, 38/F, St. Regis Macao, S/N, Estrada do Istmo, Macau, +853 8113 4949