Wynn to Host a Series of Highly Anticipated Culinary Events in July with the IWC Prestige Sake Feast and Celebrity Chef Series
Macau, July 3, 2023 — Wynn is set to host a series of ground-breaking culinary events in July, with the International Wine Challenge (IWC) Prestige Sake Feast and a "Taste the Bounty of Land and Sea" Celebrity Chef Series. Wynn is pleased to welcome the return of IWC – the world's largest wine competition – to Macau, where it will once again play host to the IWC Prestige Sake Feast from July 21 to 22. The IWC event will feature Walkaround Tasting sessions, an award-winning Masterclass session conducted by Japan's first "Master of Wine", Champion Sake Dinner, and the IWC Trophy Champion Sake Gala Dinner. Eight of the top-rated Trophy Sake makers from all across Japan have been invited to present their finest sakes, which have garnered Gold Medals and Trophy Awards from IWC's nine judging categories and the highest honor of "Champion" sake of the year.
One of the major highlights of the Celebrity Chef Series event, is the "Goh X Wing Lei Palace Collaborative Dinner", where two culinary greats – Owner-chef Takeshi Fukuyama of Goh restaurant in Japan and Executive Chef Tam Kwok Fung of Wing Lei Palace at Wynn Palace – will team up to break new boundaries and create an unparalleled dining experience in Macau. The two chefs, who have both successfully ranked their restaurants on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list multiple times, will showcase the rich culinary cultures of China, Japan and France at this once-in-a-lifetime collaborative dinner. All of these gastronomic events in July are designed to give culinary professionals and guests of Wynn the opportunity to gather together in the gourmet capital of Macau to savor the very best of food and wine.
The "IWC Prestige Sake Feast"
Wine writers Robert Joseph and Charles Metcalfe are the masterminds behind IWC, which was founded in London in 1984 to select the world's finest wines. Professional judges from around the world use blind tasting methods to assess the wines on three separate occasions to determine the best of the best. The IWC sake competition was introduced in 2007 and has since become the biggest sake competition outside of Japan and offers an international platform for sake.
- Walkaround Tasting
The Walkaround Tasting event is exclusively for Wynn Insider members. Eight of Japan's top-rated Trophy Sake Makers will present more than 23 types of sakes, including their finest sakes which have received highest honors from IWC. This exclusive tasting gives sake enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the finest sake from all over Japan in one location.
- Award-winning Masterclass
An award-winning sake Masterclass will be conducted by Kenichi Ohashi MW, Sake Chairman of IWC. Renowned around the world for his intricate knowledge of Japanese wine and sake, Ohashi has received a number of accolades and is Japan's first "Master of Wine". In this Masterclass, he will lead wine tasting enthusiasts on a journey to explore the finest sakes which received IWC Gold medals, Trophy Awards and the "Champion" sake of the year award, while also sharing his in-depth knowledge about each award-winning sake.
- IWC Trophy Champion Sake Gala Dinner
Executive Chef Hironori Maeda of the Michelin two-starred Mizumi at Wynn Macau and Executive Chef Tam Kwok Fung of Wing Lei Palace, which has ranked on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list multiple times, are bringing their creative minds together to pair Japanese and Chinese delicacies with a series of award-winning IWC sakes.
- Champion Sake Dinner at Mizumi, Wynn Macau
The Champion Sake Dinner is set to showcase an exceptional blend of award-winning sake and Japanese cuisine at the Michelin two-starred Mizumi. Executive Chef Hironori Maeda will personally oversee the event, where guests will have the unique privilege of experiencing the finest Japanese kaiseki cuisine and savoring Japan's best sakes that have earned the highest accolades from IWC.
"Taste the Bounty of Land and Sea" Celebrity Chef Series
- Goh X Wing Lei Palace Collaborative Dinner (Fukuoka and Macau)
Owner-chef Takeshi Fukuyama and Executive Chef Tam Kwok Fung have successfully ranked their restaurants on the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list multiple times, and now the two talented head chefs from each restaurant are collaborating to create a mind-blowing dining experience in Macau. Chef Fukuyama of Goh and Chef Tam of Wing Lei Palace are playing to their strengths of gathering the freshest ingredients of the season and using innovative techniques to create a gala dinner that showcases Chinese, Japanese and French culinary cultures.
- Maison Papillon (Shanghai)
Recipient of One Diamond from the Black Pearl Restaurant Guide for two consecutive years in 2020 and 2021, Maison Papillon features modern, fine French dining designed for families. The restaurant's young and talented Executive Chef Abby Chen is renowned for her ability to create dishes that are both delicious and remarkably healthy. During her time in Macau, she will take traditional French classics and present them in a creative way to demonstrate the talents of a new generation of female chefs.
- YIJINGSTING (Kunming)
YIJINGSTING recently received the One Diamond honor from the 2023 Black Pearl Restaurant Guide, making it one of only three restaurants in Kunming to receive this distinction. Cantonese Executive Chef Lu Gongjie takes his southern Chinese cuisine to new heights with the bountiful fresh, seasonal ingredients and colorful flowers of Yunnan, to showcase the beauty of the provincial cuisine and its traditions.
For enquiries and reservations, please visit https://www.wynnresortsmacau.com/en or call:
(853) 8889 8889 for Wynn Palace, or (853) 2888 9966 for Wynn Macau.
For inquiries related to the International Wine Challenge, please call (853) 8889 3838 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For inquiries related to the "Taste the Bounty of Land and Sea" Celebrity Chef Series, please call (853) 8889 3663
Date & Time
First Tasting Session:
July 21 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Second Tasting Session:
July 21 from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Complimentary, and exclusively for Wynn Insider members
July 21 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Champion Sake Dinner
July 21 at 7:30 pm
Mizumi at Wynn Macau
MOP 2,888* per person
IWC Trophy Champion Sake Gala Dinner
July 22 at 7:00 pm
Grand Ballroom at Wynn Palace
MOP 1,888** per person
"Taste the Bounty of Land and Sea" Celebrity Chef Series Program
July 7 – 8
MOP 1,888** per person
Goh X Wing Lei Palace Collaborative Dinner
July 21 – 22
Wing Lei Palace at Wynn Palace
MOP 1,888* per person
July 28 – 29
MOP 1,888* per person
*Subject to 10% service charge
**Subject to 10% service charge and 5% government tax