If you’re anything like us, then chances are that food plays a major deciding factor over where you go on holiday and what your itinerary looks like once you’re there. While travelling remains on hold due to the pandemic, food has become an even bigger source of comfort and inspiration for many of us—a delicious reminder of what a wonderfully diverse world we live in.
Good thing, then, that The Manor’s executive sous chef, Michele Dell’ Aquila, has just refreshed The St. Regis Macao restaurant’s à la carte menu of classic dishes and grill favourites—all inspired by the finest sustainably sourced ingredients from around the world. “Having travelled, lived and worked around the world, food memories are what have inspired me to create this menu,” says Dell’ Aquila.
Before the Italian chef settled on the Cotai Strip in 2020, he’d built up quite the international CV; his stints took him from his hometown, Bari, on the southern Adriatic coast, to kitchens across Italy, Germany, Spain and Switzerland, including the two Michelin-starred La Broche. In 2004, he ventured further afield to Asia, specifically Mezzaluna in Bangkok, the Bulgari Hotels in Bali and Tokyo, and Aurora in Macao. No wonder, then, that he draws culinary influences from around the world, including flavours that are local to his adopted city.