Five-Day Celebration Opens to the Public with Interactive Food Experiences
To highlight the city’s unique and layered culture, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is launching a five-day food truck event across San Francisco from May 30 – June 3, 2019 that is free and open to the public. The event, stopping at a variety of popular San Francisco locations, features authentic Macanese food, cultural performances, a trip giveaway to Macao, China and photo opportunities that showcase Macao’s architecture.
A melting pot of cultures, Macao, China was under Portuguese administration for more than 400 years, leading to a unique blend of architecture, people and food. In recent years, the city has become a force within the culinary world with more than 19 Michelin-starred restaurants and 12 Michelin-recommended street foods, earning a UNESCO City of Creative Gastronomy title in 2017.
“After a successful Food Truck in New York City and Los Angeles, we are excited to bring this cultural experience to the city of San Francisco,” says Julie Avery-Cuesta, General Manager for MGTO-USA. “We look forward to sharing Macao’s distinct culinary landscape and hope it entices participants to visit our beautiful city.”
The event will feature a food truck that showcases four of Macao’s unique culinary offerings: Macanese egg tarts, pork chop buns, salt cod bacalhau cakes, and serradura. Alongside the sampling of Macanese treats, participants will learn about Macao’s history and culture through performances, food samples, brochures, travel information relayed by MGTO representatives, and a trip giveaway to Macao, China.
The onsite sweepstakes will take place from May 30, concluding on June 3, with one lucky consumer winning a trip for two to Macao, China inclusive of two airlines tickets and six nights of accommodation on behalf of MGTO-USA’s prize sponsors: Cathay Pacific Airways, HongKong Airlines, Crowne Plaza Macau, Four Seasons Hotel, Galaxy Macau, Hotel Okura Macau, Hotel Royal Macau, JW Marriott Macau, MGM, The Parisian Macao, Sheraton Grand Macao Hotel, St. Regis Macao, The Venetian Macao, and Wynn.
For more information on visiting Macao, China and the Experience Macao Food Truck, please visit visitmacaochina.com.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND EXPERIENCE MACAO FOOD TRUCK
Thursday, May 30: 3 – 7PM at Two Embarcadero Center (2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111)
Friday, May 31: 6 - 10PM Mission District (Valencia & 17th, San Francisco, CA 94110)
Saturday, June 1: 2 – 6PM at Union Street Festival (Union Street and Fillmore, San Francisco, CA 94123)
Sunday, June 2: 4 – 8PM at Pier 39 (The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133)
Monday, June 3: 11AM – 3PM at SPARK Social (601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158)
ABOUT MACAO, CHINA:
Located on the Pearl River Delta and under Portuguese administration, Macao is the result of cultural exchange between East and West spanning over 400 years. Macao is easily accessible from the US, with connecting flights into Macau International Airport. Access is also convenient via Hong Kong, less than an hour away with ferry connections operating 24 hours a day, or through the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. For more information, visit www.macaotourism.gov.mo.
MACAO NAMED A UNESCO CREATIVE CITY FOR GASTRONOMY:
IN 2017, Macao received the acclaimed status as a new member city of UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in the field of Gastronomy. The reward is given to those cities with extreme dedication to and innovation in the culinary arts. The designation of Macao as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy adds a powerful international branding to the city’s portfolio that already includes over 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the inscription of the collection of “Chapas Sínicas” (Official Records of Macao During the Qing Dynasty (1693-1886)) on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Macao has been an associate member of UNESCO since 1995.
CELEBRATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MACAO S.A.R.
Macau S.A.R. Establishment Day is observed every December celebrating the peaceful handover of Macao from a Portuguese dependency to a Chinese Special Administrative Region. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Macao S.A.R. To commemorate this historical milestone, Macao will be hosting many immersive, celebratory events throughout the year!
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