• 16-JAN-2019

Renowned Chef André Chiang Leads Sichuan Moon at Wynn Palace

Macau, January 16, 2019 – This spring, Wynn Palace will unveil a stunning new restaurant – Sichuan Moon – in partnership with award-winning Chef André Chiang. In his role as Culinary Director, Chef André will present the essence of Sichuanese cooking in a contemporary way, revealing his own unique interpretation of the cuisine. In 2018, Chef André received two prestigious awards for his masterful culinary work – The 15 Most Influential Chefs of the Next Decade by Elite Traveler and The Diners Club Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2018.

As a creative culinary artist known the world over, Chef André will be presenting Sichuan dishes in a refined and artful way to express the true character and flavors of the cuisine. His goal is to transform Sichuan food into one of the world's leading cuisines and share his passion for cooking with chefs of the future. Sichuan Moon will offer a visually stimulating and immersive dining experience with meticulously prepared dishes that are bursting with flavor. The new restaurant will also serve as an opportunity to explore the rich history and culture of Sichuan cuisine. Chef André will work with a talented team of chefs at Sichuan Moon to embody the best of Sichuan using the highest quality of ingredients and pairing dishes with extraordinarily rare specialty teas. "I aim to break the mold and showcase the essence of Sichuan dishes so that they will shine on the world stage," Chef André said. "I want the world to fall in love with Sichuan cuisine through Sichuan Moon."

Chef André says his passion for creativity stems from his very own DNA, as he was born into a family of artists. Although originally from Taiwan, he spent his formative years in France where he began cooking at just 13 years of age. When he turned 20, he moved to the South of France where he immersed himself in skills and techniques of French cuisine. Then at the age of 25, he joined the three Michelin-starred Le Jardin des Sens, where he elevated his cooking further. Armed with an array of culinary experiences, Chef André went on to open a number of exceptional restaurants of his own in Singapore, Taipei and Paris which include the award-winning Restaurant ANDRÉ, Burnt Ends and RAW. Restaurant ANDRÉ received two Michelin stars and was ranked #14 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list and #2 on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2017. The one Michelin-starred Burt Ends is ranked #12 on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2018 list. His Taipei restaurant RAW, a Michelin-starred establishment is ranked #15 on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list in 2018. More recently, he also established The Bridge restaurant in Chengdu, China. Throughout the course of running his own restaurants, he has successfully created his own unique cooking style and earned worldwide acclaim for his achievements.

The opening of Sichuan Moon in partnership with Chef André is another milestone in the continues affiliation of Macau as a global dining destination and a "Creative City of Gastronomy".