Macao is a unique and magical destination luring millions of visitors each year drawn by the city’s singular heritage, its state-of-the-art integrated resorts, the rich calendar of events and, of course, its gastronomy. A centrepiece of the array of gastronomic experiences available in the city is Macanese cuisine that just like Macao results from a fusion of east and west cultures blended over the centuries. The city’s unique cultural background mix has been endorsed with the inscribing of The Historic Centre of Macao in UNESCO’s World Heritage List and remains the heart and soul of the destination.
The city is celebrating yet another endorsement of its unique legacy with the recent designation of Macao as a UNESCO Creative City in the field of Gastronomy. The designation adds a powerful impetus for Macao to continue to evolve into a diverse and sustainable tourism destination, opening a brand new avenue of development and possibilities, led by gastronomy and creativity. Macao welcomes the greatest Asia community of chefs for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards as part of the celebrations of its new status as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. The excellence and prestige of the awards will lend a powerful opportunity for Macao’s dynamic restaurant scene, ranging from street food stalls to Michelin-starred restaurants, to further show itself to the world, to exchange and evolve, as the destination paves the way to transform itself into a world centre of tourism and leisure.