MGM and private membership club RR1 have hosted Culinary Masters Macau, Asia’s first exclusive RR1 signature event in Macau.

The four-day dining extravaganza featured a lineup of world-renowned celebrity chefs along with MGM award-winning chefs and local Macanese chefs.

The first of many such events to follow attracted more than more than 150 “premium guests” including from Australia, China, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States, to Macau,” MGM said.

The gastronomic programme, centered around the theme of “The Flavors of Tomorrow: Savoring the Future,” featured an exceptional line-up of culinary talent – led by the multi-award-winning Italian chef Massimo Bottura of three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana in Modena, twice named “The World’s Best Restaurant”.

Also in the programme was Yim Jung-sik, the pioneering force behind the two-Michelin-starred Korean fine-dining restaurant, Jungsik, in both Seoul and New York City; and Shane Osborn of Hong Kong’s Arcane, the first Australian chef to hold two Michelin stars.

Local culinary talent included Yang Dengquan, chef de cuisine of Michelin 1-star Sichuanese restaurant Five Foot Road at MGM COTAI; Homan Tsui, chef de cuisine of Imperial Court at MGM MACAU, recognized by the Forbes Travel Guide with a Five-Star Award and Black Pearl Restaurant Guide as a One Diamond Restaurant; and Palmira Pena, an acclaimed chef of Macanese and Portuguese cuisine.

RR1 is a global private membership club that brings together international ultra-high-net-worth individuals “to experience the extraordinary”.

“MGM COTAI is the most ideal venue for the first RR1 Culinary Masters in Asia against the backdrop of the city’s legacy as a UNESCO-designated Creative City of Gastronomy,” the organisers said.

“MGM strives to integrate various culinary traditions to create unparalleled gastronomic experiences in Macau, which beautifully coincides with the city’s unique historical position as a hub of diverse cultures,” said Hubert Wang, president and chief operating officer of MGM China.

“This event will continue to serve as a platform for a vibrant cultural exchange, bringing together travelers from around the globe to experience every aspect of Macau in style,” Wang added.