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SJM demonstrates commitment to preserving Macau’s rich arts and cultural heritage

[Macau, 28 May 2018] – Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (SJM) proudly sponsored a show-stopping press conference at Grand Lisboa Hotel to celebrate the launch of Art Macao – the city’s first five-month international arts and culture festival from June to October this year. At the press conference, Grand Lisboa Hotel unveiled an impressive 1.2-metre-high chocolate art sculpture along with other masterful works of culinary art designed by Grand Lisboa’s Executive Pastry Chef Norihito Muranaka and the hotel’s Michelin-starred chefs – all in honour of the first edition of Art Macao.

Taking the opportunity of sponsoring the Art Macao press conference, SJM showcased art through the culinary world for guests to enjoy a unique Art & Dine experience. The press conference also marked the beginning of the Art & Cultural Journey led by the Macao Government in June.

Chef Norihito’s 1.2-metre-tall edible masterpiece, weighing 72 kilograms and made entirely of chocolate, was revealed for the first time at the press conference to the public. As a finishing touch to the piece, Chef Norihito added the “Art Macao” logo – a symbol of the city’s commitment toward preserving art and culture. Then, Michelin-starred chefs presented a series of exquisitely hand-crafted canapés from Robuchon au Dôme, The 8 and also Casa Don Alfonso.

“Macau’s rich cultural heritage and modernity is like nowhere else in the world,” Chef Norihito said. “Through this chocolate art sculpture, we are honouring Macau’s rich cultural heritage which is a beautiful blend of East and West, while also celebrating the city’s bright future. I am delighted to have the opportunity to create this special piece in celebration of Art Macao.”

Throughout the five-month Art Macao festival, SJM will feature seven multi-dimensional exhibitions across its properties for guests to admire. Chef Norihito’s exclusive Grand Lisboa Art Macao culinary masterpieces will be available for purchase at the hotel’s U2 level Round-The-Clock Coffee Shop. A smaller version of the chocolate photo frame, along with a limited edition, a 12-piece Art Macao Chocolate Box, will also be available at the coffee shop and priced from MOP120.

ABOUT ART MACAO

Under the patronage of the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, Art Macao is organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Macao Government Tourism Office and co-organised by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau and the Higher Education Bureau. Hotels, integrated resorts and foreign consulates have also been invited to host art exhibitions. The five-month international arts and cultural event will take place throughout Macau from June to October this year.

ABOUT GRAND LISBOA HOTEL

Soaring above the heart of Macau, Grand Lisboa Hotel is an iconic architectural feat inspired by Macau’s lotus symbol and designed to reflect the city’s history and heritage. The hotel offers more than 400 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, featuring plush interiors and unrivalled views. Grand Lisboa also boasts award-winning dining with the

Michelin three-starred Robuchon au Dôme atop the hotel; The Eight, also a three-starred Michelin restaurant, serving exceptional Cantonese cuisine; The Kitchen, a Michelin one-starred steakhouse and Casa Don Alfonso, an authentically Italian restaurant from Southern Italy. In addition to offering outstanding cuisine, the hotel offers an extensive wine collection of more than 17,000 labels, most of which are rated over 91 by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Guests are also invited to indulge in luxuriously relaxing spa treatments at The Spa at Grand Lisboa, which spans 10,000 square feet and features 13 private treatment rooms. The spa also houses Le Salon, where guests are well looked after by professional hair stylists.

For more information on the Grand Lisboa Hotel, please visit:

http://www.grandlisboahotels.com/

For media enquiries, please contact:

Ada Chio de la Cruz
VP – Destination Marketing & Brand Strategy
Grand Lisboa Macau
Tel: (853) 8803 7872
Email: adachio@grandlisboa.com

Grace Tong
Senior Marketing and Communications Manager
Grand Lisboa Hotel
Tel: (853) 8803 7870
Email: gracetong@grandlisboa.com

  • Guests group photo with the chocolate art sculpture
  • Grand Lisboa's Executive Pastry Chef Norihito Muranaka has created the chocolate art sculpture for Art Macao
  • Welcome speech by Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture, Mr. Alexis Tam Chong Veng
  • President of Cultural Affairs Bureau, President of MGTO and representatives from hotels and integrated resorts
  • Three-star Michelin dim sum head chef - Yah Wah Fai presented the exquisitely hand-crafted canapés
  • Live show by Grand Lisboa's Executive Pastry Chef Norihito Muranaka
  • Grand Lisboa Presents Masterful Culinary Works of Art in Honour of Art Macao