Following MGM China’s announcement of MGM COTAI’s first restaurant AJI, which will be Asia’s first Nikkei Cuisine offering in collaboration with internationally renowned celebrity Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura, the Company exclusively invited the celebrated Chef to give Macau a preview of his unique cuisine at a private tasting luncheon hosted at MGM MACAU.
The private affair welcomed 60 guests, and was made even more special by the distinguished presence of Mr. Juan Carlos Capuñay, Peru Ambassador to China in Beijing, Mr. Sergio Manuel Ávila Traverso, Peru Consul General to Hong Kong & Macao and Ms. Maria Soledad Acosta, Director of Tourism Promotion of PROMPERU, joining other Guests of Honor Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, Mr. Peter Finamore, Chief Operating Officer Hospitality of MGM China Holdings Limited, and Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura, Consulting Chef for AJI, MGM COTAI.
Chef Tsumura specially crafted a menu of exquisite Nikkei delights to wow guests for the occasion. Demonstrating the finest flavors of this cuisine, dishes such as Limpets Ceviche, Nigiri Sushi of Steak and egg with ponzu, Scallops with Maca, Amaebi with Chia, and Wagyu short rib cooked for 50 hours with native potato cream were served to guests.
Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited said, “MGM China has always sought to bring new and innovative experiences to Macau. We are delighted to have Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura on board with us as we expand our variety of dining offerings with the opening of MGM COTAI. Nikkei cuisine is an avant-garde dining concept in this region, yet in many ways a perfect complement to the Asian palate with its use of fresh ingredients and spice. We look forward to the opening of AJI, which adds to the diversified experiences which help position Macau as a world leisure and tourism destination.”
Chef Mitsuharu Tsumura, Consulting Chef for AJI, MGM COTAI said, “It’s an honor and pleasure to be a part of this project with MGM China. I’m excited to show Asia and Macau the essence of Peruvian and Japanese culinary arts through the distinctive character of my Nikkei cuisine. I am confident that the magic and intense flavors will make AJI the new hot spot for locals and tourists.”
AJI, which literally means “chili” in Spanish and “flavor” in Japanese, will feature a ceviche bar, hibachi grill and a Pisco bar, offering a selection of sakes, shochu and fine wines, bringing a new punch to the Macau culinary scene. This collaboration is the beginning of a host of diversified dining experiences specially crafted to enhance customers’ experiences for the upcoming MGM COTAI property.