On the Las Vegas Strip, hungry eyes are locked onto MGM Resorts’ restaurant plans for the Park MGM and NoMad Hotel project, the wholesale reimagining of the Monte Carlo property. While that exciting dining lineup takes shape, MGM has announced another restaurant roster for a faraway property that’s equally dramatic. Last month, MGM Cotai announced the restaurants and chefs that will anchor the food & beverage program at the 1,400-room resort set to debut in the second half of this year in China.
“Macau has become a thriving food destination, with many of the best chefs in the world contributing to our culinary scene,” said Grant Bowie, CEO and executive director of MGM China Holdings Limited. “To build on what already exists, we sent our team to search the world and partner with emerging talented chefs and develop a truly innovative and unique culinary portfolio.”
French-Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco is behind Grill 58°, a steak and seafood house. Aji, billed as the first authentic Nikkei restaurant in Macau, will be helmed by chef Mitsuharu Tsumura. Singaporean Janice Wong, voted Asia’s Best Pastry Chef for 2013 and 2014 at the San Pellegrino Asia Top 50, has created the modern pastry shop Janice Wong MGM, which will feature one of the biggest chocolate fountains in the world—a 7.3-meter sculpture spouting rivers of dark, milk and white chocolate. And Seattle-born, Chicago-based TV favorite Graham Elliot will take American inspiration to Macau for Coast, a light and seasonal spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner.