Macau, Macao SAR, April 3, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Wing Lei Palace wins “Best Restaurant in Macau” award for the first time and Sichuan Moon earns a place on the list again. Golden Flower once again ranks on the extended list. Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023 revealed its latest list of the 50 most influential restaurants in Asia at its awards ceremony in Singapore today (March 28). Once again, Wynn is the only integrated resort operator in Macau to rank on the coveted list, as two Chinese restaurants at Wynn Palace – Sichuan Moon and Wing Lei Palace earn recognition from Asia’s 50 Best this year. Earning a spot on the list for a fifth consecutive year, Wing Lei Palace received the “Best Restaurant in Macau” honor for the first time this year, and elevated its ranking to #39. Sichuan Moon has also returned to the Asia’s 50 Best list, ranking #43 this year. Prior to the awards ceremony, Asia’s 50 Best announced that Golden Flower, the Chinese restaurant at Wynn Macau has made the 51-100 extended list for a second consecutive year.
Celebrating the success of this year’s Asia’s 50 Best winners, Wynn is hosting a cocktail event on March 29 in Singapore after the awards ceremony. Head chefs from three award-winning Wynn restaurants – Wing Lei Palace Executive Chef Tam Kwok Fung, Sichuan Moon Culinary Director André Chiang and Executive Chef Wilson Fam as well as Golden Flower Executive Chef Henry Zhang Zhi Cheng – are uniting to create canapés inspired by their signature dishes for the event. Their delicious delicacies will showcase the diversity of the dining experience at Wynn, giving culinary leaders and media from around the world an opportunity to connect after the event.
Kristoffer Luczak, Executive Vice President of Food & Beverage for Wynn Macau, Limited said: “We are very pleased that our Chinese restaurants have once again been recognized on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The rankings are a tremendous encouragement for our Wynn culinary teams who consistently provide services of the highest standard each and every day. These accolades especially recognize the efforts Wynn has made toward promoting the culture of Chinese cuisine and showcasing Chinese culinary on the global stage, further building on Macau’s international reputation as a ‘Creative City of Gastronomy’.”
For five consecutive years since 2019, Wing Lei Palace has earned a place on the coveted Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The award-winning Cantonese restaurant is also the recipient of one Michelin star, two Black Pearl Diamonds and five stars from Forbes Travel Guide. Wing Lei Palace Executive Chef Tam Kwok Fung, recipient of the “Best Chef of the Year” honor from the Black Pearl Restaurant Guide earlier this year, creates beautiful works of art on a plate that are boldly innovative, yet honor the traditions of Cantonese cooking. He is committed to carrying on the tradition of Cantonese cuisine, giving guests the opportunity to experience both the traditional and contemporary flavors of Cantonese cuisine in Macau.
The award-winning Sichuan Moon, recipient of two Michelin stars and the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Restaurant honor, embodies the essence of Sichuan cuisine in a refined and artful way. Globally renowned celebrity Chef André Chiang who received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2018, serves as the restaurant’s Culinary Director. Wilson Fam, the Executive Chef of Sichuan Moon, and Chef André have put their creative minds together to design artfully presented dishes and cook each of their dishes with perfection to express the profound complexity of Sichuan cuisine. Shortly after its opening, Sichuan Moon received the “Highest New Entry” award in 2020 from Asia’s 50 Best. This year, Sichuan Moon ranks on the list once again.
Golden Flower debuted on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 51-100 list last year, and is back on the list for a second year in a row. At the helm of Golden Flower is the famed young Executive Chef Henry Zhang Zhi Cheng, who presents modern Imperial cuisine in innovative ways for guests to experience the flavors of China’s rich historical and cultural heritage.