Two of Wynn Palace’s grandiose fine-dining establishments has been given a makeover with new menus from two culinary greats.
Newly appointed Executive Chef Tam Kwok Fung has taken the helm (and wok!) at opulent Wing Lei Palace, bringing award-winning Cantonese cuisine to the Chinese fine-dining restaurant. Previously the man behind the counter at two-Michelin-starred Jade Dragon at City of Dreams in Macau, the veteran chef has over 30 years of culinary experience spanning Macau, Mainland China, Thailand and Hong Kong. With a strong belief in seasonality, the veteran chef makes regular visits to Macau’s fish markets, where he selects wild-caught fish to complement the restaurant’s extensive menu. One fish he is particularly fond of is the Macau sole, which is fried whole into delicate, crisp wafers.
Here are some highlights from our recent tasting:
Suckling pig skin with minced shrimp and caviar
Local fresh fish (including Macau sole), fried to a golden crisp
Crispy sea cucumber stuffed with minced prawn and coated in powdered kelp
Roasted goose over fried rice, covered in black truffle
Crab vermicelli clay pot
Not to be outshone, Mizumi at both Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace has premiered its new autumn menu under the watchful eye of sushi master Tsutomu Shimamiya. The master chef founded Sushi Zen in Sapporo back in 1971 and has maintained the restaurant’s two-star rating while also gaining the coveted national Master Contemporary Craftsman award for professional achievement from the Japanese government. The award, usually reserved for the scientific community, has only been given to two sushi chefs in its history. While he is based at Sushi Zen in Hokkaido, Chef Shimamiya regularly journeys to Macau to develop Mizumi’s seasonal offerings.
Here are some of the seasonal samplings we tasted:
Seasonal sashimi of toro (tuna), flounder, uni (sea urchin) and spot prawn
Sea perch chargrilled with matsutake mushrooms
Sushi (clockwise from top left): king salmon, toro (tuna), sayori, crab, uni (sea urchin), bonito
Sushi (clockwise from top left): matsutake mushroom, toro and pickled vegetables, prawn, king salmon, anago (eel)
Wynn Palace, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai, Macau, +853 8889 3663
This write-up is based on a complimentary media tasting provided in exchange for an honest review and no monetary compensation. The opinions expressed here represent the author’s.
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