Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau continues the 2019 international chef showcase series at Aurora in Altira Macau

The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau Dining Series reignites the region's most anticipated chef collaboration series, the International Chef Showcase (ICS), with a line-up of unique multi-hands culinary collaborations for 2019. Following a successful six-hands event at Yi at City of Dreams' Morpheus hotel in May, gourmets and wine aficionados will soon experience the combined forces of modern culinary stars in MICHELIN Plate Mediterranean restaurant Aurora at Altira Macau. The event will feature Aurora's own chef Helder Amaral, and visiting chef Eric Raty of one-MICHELIN-starred Arbor Hong Kong.

Representing their respective restaurants, chefs Helder and Eric will work together in creative harmony to present cross-collaborative lunch and dinner menus occurring over two days from 28-29 June, paired with Robert Parker-rated wines with a minimum of 90 points each as curated by Aurora's head sommelier. Chef Helder's mastery of French-inspired Mediterranean flavours at Aurora meets chef Eric's innovative approach within Arbor's nature-rich concept, and guests will be able to savour the best of both worlds starting from MOP438+ per guest for lunch and MOP988+ for dinner on 28-29 June.

Helder Amaral -- chef de cuisine, Aurora at Altira Macau

Chef Helder Amaral draws on his native Portuguese roots and classical French training to offer guests a signature taste of Aurora during the four-hands collaboration with chef Eric.  Possessing a deep knowledge of Mediterranean ingredients that form the basis of Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and French cuisines, chef Helder's culinary career spans a number of world-renowned restaurants in Europe such as one of Switzerland's best Portuguese restaurants, Oliveiras, and multiple five-star hotels throughout Portugal and France. He moved to Macau in 2012 to work at contemporary French fine-dining restaurant The Tasting Room at City of Dreams, which attained its first MICHELIN star in 2013 and second in 2016. As chef de cuisine of the MICHELIN Plate-awarded Aurora in Altira Macau, Helder serves simple and creative dishes, letting fresh ingredients shine.

At Aurora, guests can experience Mediterranean fine dining with a spectacular panoramic view of the Macau skyline. The experienced culinary team crafts a seasonally-evolving signature menu, where premium seafood ingredients play a key role.

Eric Raty -- chef de cuisine, Arbor Hong Kong

Hailing from the pristine natural environment of Finland, chef de cuisine Eric Raty's Nordic background shines through at the nature-rich concept of Arbor. His enchanting culinary style represents refined simplicity and vibrant innovation, combining French cooking techniques with Nordic-Japanese sensibilities. A true rising star in fine dining, chef Eric helms the Arbor kitchen with an impressive culinary repertoire under his belt, from four demanding years at two-MICHELIN-starred Chez Dominique to his valuable experience as a pastry chef at three-MICHELIN-starred Restaurant Aqua in The Ritz-Carlton Wolfsburg. In 2014, he became an understudy to chef Gray Kunz at Cafe Grey Deluxe in The Upper House, and has been incorporating Asian ingredients and flavours into his culinary craft ever since. Eric joined Arbor as chef de cuisine in early 2018, and only a few months after opening, earned the restaurant its first MICHELIN star.

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Aurora x Arbor
MICHELIN Guide International Chef Showcase

Chef Helder Amaral x Chef Eric Räty

28 & 29 June, 2019


King Crab Tartelette
Mumm Grand Cordon

Amuse bouche
New Potato, Tuna, Caviar

Carabinero Prawn Ravioli
Quinta de Soalheiro Alvarinho Primeiras Vinhas 2016 (RP94)


Middle Course
Mediterranean Seafood Nage
Kershaw Clonal Selection Elgin Chardonnay 2014 (RP92)


Main Course
Slow Cooked Racan Pigeon
Casale Dello Sparviero Classico Gran Selezione Vigna Paronza 2013 (RP90)


Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 (RP91)

Pre Dessert
18:1 Olive oil / Coconut lime / Caviar


White Peach

D'Arenberg The Noble Wrinkled Riesling 2016 (RP92)

Lunch: 3 courses (MOP 438+) / 4 courses (MOP 518+)
Dinner: 5 courses (MOP 988+) / 7 courses (MOP 1,288+)
Optional wine pairing available

All prices are subject to a 10% service charge.

The MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau Dining Series has invited some of the best chefs from MICHELIN-starred restaurants around the globe to cook for discerning diners in Hong Kong and Macau. Bringing together esteemed gourmet connoisseurs, the exclusive Dining Series is in collaboration with Official Title Partner Melco Resorts and Entertainment and wine experts Robert Parker Wine Advocate.

This year's International Chef Showcase will see a total of four key collaborations throughout the calendar year -- upcoming collaboration details to be announced soon. For the latest and greatest dining news, events and announcements about the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau Dining Series, foodies should bookmark the MICHELIN guide website, and follow the official Facebook.

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