Continuing the exploration of Italian cuisine, Food & Wine Mercato tantalizes guests’ taste buds on September 29 and 30 at Bene, the Italian trattoria at Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel. Inspired by the colorful markets of Italy, Food & Wine Mercato invites guests on a culinary journey where authentic Italian dishes are perfectly paired with prized wines.
The first of its kind in Macao, Bene Food & Wine Mercato is a unique dining concept that explores different regions across Italy and celebrates a variety of culinary traditions and authentic flavors. Sourced from all over Italy, Bene showcases the country’s finest ingredients, artisanal products and handpicked wines. The interactive Food & Wine Mercato is hosted at Bene during the last weekend of every month.
This September, Bene unveils Piemonte, one of the most famous regions in Italy which is acclaimed as the cradle of quality wine production. Tucked away in northwestern Italy, this hilly area has a huge variety of grapes and a majority of Piemonte wines are qualified at DOC or DOCG level (Italy’s top wine classification). While the wines is a window to the rich culture of Piemonte, this paradise for oenophiles is also well-known for an array of antipasti, bagna cauda and vitello tonnato.
Helmed by Luca Pecorari, the Executive Sous Chef of Bene, this month’s Mercato introduces his hometown specialties and family recipes. The menu highlights the best of Piemonte’s gastronomy including Brasato al Barolo (Braised beef cheek with barolo wine), Rane Fritte e Salsa Verde (Fried frog legs with parsley salsa verde), Vitello Tonnato (Slow roasted veal with tuna, anchovies and caper sauce), all delicately complemented by premium wines such as Batasiolo, Barolo, DOCG, 2013 and Batasiolo, Granee, Gavi di Gavi, DOCG, 2015.
Guests are invited to browse through the interactive cooking stations among wine professionals and fresh food producers throughout the evening. Mercato also boasts a variety of artisanal retail products for sale allowing guests to recreate classic Italian fare at home.
Featured Region of the Month – Piemonte
Date: 29 & 30 September, 2017 (Friday & Saturday)
Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Price: MOP488 (per adult) / MOP200 (per child aged 6 to 12 years)