Lovers of fine food and top wines are in for a real treat next month, as Michelin and Robert Parker Wine Advocate – the leading guides to dining excellence and the finest wines in the world – join forces to bring award-winning chefs and top wines side by side for a series of extraordinary pairing that are guaranteed to stimulate all your senses.

After a successful kick off event hosted by French chef Julien Royer from Singapore’s Odette at The Tasting Room in City of Dreams in mid-October, the inaugural Hong Kong and Macau International Chef Series shall continue on with a prestigious black tie gala dinner (approx. HK$5,582 per person) at the Grand Ballroom of the Studio City in Macau on 11 November 2016. Themed as ‘Senses’, six globally-recognised chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants shall gather to bring guests on a sensational gastronomic journey with a one-off menu featuring six courses, each to be paired with highly-rated Robert Parker wines. To further enhance the dining experience, highly-acclaimed Spanish artist and designer Manuel Albarran — famed for designing costumes and clothes for celebrities such as Madonna, Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie and more — shall also be present to offer guests with an exclusive visual treat.

Michelin and Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Guanaja chocolate, taste and textures, peanuts by French chef Julien Royer

These six acclaimed chefs include Hong Kong’s very own Alvin Leung from three-star restaurant Bo Innovation, as well as Hideaki Matsuo from three-star restaurant Kashiwaya in Osaka, Björn Frantzén from two-star restaurant Frantzén in Stockholm, and Shinji Kanesaka from one-star restaurant Sushi Kanesaka in Tokyo. There will also be star chefs hailing from Macau, such as Guillaume Galliot from two-star restaurant The Tasting Roo and Tam Kwok Fung from two-star restaurant Jade Dragon. Pierre Hermé, one of the world’s best pastry chefs, will be capping off the night with his sweet creations, so make sure you leave room for dessert.

Following the gala dinner, Björn Frantzén from Stockholm’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant Frantzén will cook at the second event in the International Chef Series (approx. HK$1,941) on 12 and 13 November 2016, hosted in the Yi Pavilion Private Room of Aurora restaurant at Altira Macau, while Chef Curtis Duffy of three-Michelin-starred Grace, in Chicago, will present his modern culinary skills at a third event (approx. HK$3,106) from 1 to 3 December 2016 at The Tasting Room at City of Dreams in Macau.

For more information on the gourmet series, visit

Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.