SHERATON Grand Macao is one of the grandest hotels I have been to. It lies on the Sands Cotai Central, in the center of the Cotai Strip -- a strip even grander than Las Vegas with its choices of leisurely shops, restaurants and entertainment options. With the arrival of Wynn and Sands in Macao, the area has improved tremendously in making this an even modern casino city, with options for family entertainment instead of the old shady Macao.
Continuing the tantalizing journey to discover Italian cuisine, Bene Food & Wine Mercato moves from Veneto in the south to the northeast region of Emilia-Romagna. Sheraton Macao has been doing food festivals to feature the different Italian regions and its cuisine and wine. After Veneto, which most people will be familiar with as Veneto, is more of a tourist spot instead of Emilia-Romagna. On March 2 and 3, the Sheraton Grand Macao’s Italian trattoria will explore the cuisine of one of Italy’s wealthiest regions.
Located in northeast Italy, Emilia-Romagna is renowned for its creative industries and gastronomy. The fertile land has produced some of Italy’s most iconic dishes, from tortellini pasta to prosciutto di Parma. Yes the Parma ham that we love to eat with cantaloupe comes from this region of this great culinary country.
The ubiquitous Parmesan cheese (which we Filipinos have learned to use a lot of and even some households use it with our Filipino Spaghetti) and balsamic vinegar also originate from this productive region in the Po Valley.
Hosting an Italian feast at the start of each month, Luca Pecorari, Bene’s executive sous chef, has curated a special menu for March to highlight the region’s best cuisine. The splendid selection includes Tortellini Dumpling stuffed with Parma Ham and Parmigiana, Deep Fried Seafood with Spicy Arrabbiata Sauce, Traditional Emilian Hen Broth and Slow Roasted Piglet in Romagna style, all expertly paired with perfect wines.
Inspired by Italy’s colorful markets, Bene invites epicureans to explore different regions across Italy and celebrate a variety of culinary traditions. Bene Food & Wine Mercato presents the finest ingredients, authentic flavors and handpicked wines sourced from all over the country. Featuring live cooking stations, wine professionals and artisanal retail products, guests are encouraged to find inspiration and recreate the classic Italian fare at home.
With the cheaper fares available through budget airlines like Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, discovering places has become affordable for Filipinos. Hooray for that!
Featured Region of the Month – Emilia Romagna
Date: March 2 – 3, 2018
Time: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Price: MOP488 (adult)* / MOP200 (Aged 6 to 12 years)*
*Prices include entry ticket, unlimited food, wines and drinks. Retail items will be charged accordingly.
SPG Members enjoy special discount.
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