Drawing inspiration from 1930s French brasseries, Aux Beaux Arts at MGM has an award-winning wine list to match, with a detailed section on France at its core. The wine team comprises director Stéphane Soret, head sommelier Hedi Lao, sommelier David Chang, and sommelier/manager Nadège Lagenette. Together, the team has thoughtfully curated an outstanding and clear wine list, which also identifies organic viticulture, biodynamic viticulture, and direct imports by MGM wines on their list.
The culinary team has devised a range of creative French plates to showcase the restaurant’s distinct flavors of Paris. Some of their signature dishes include classic beef tenderloin rossini with potato galette and Périgourdine sauce, and French Dover sole à la meunière.
Aux Beaux Arts offers an intimate and distinctive dining experience in its specially arranged Wine Cellar, hosting an impressive two-story glass-encased altar to the winemaker’s art. You have an opportunity to be spoiled in the sommelier’s personally chosen wine selection, from the 10,000 bottles displayed from ground to ceiling. Consequently, Aux Beaux Arts is the perfect place to enjoy brunch on its stunning sunlit terrace or savor an exquisite dinner as its top chef treats you to the finest of Parisian delicacies with faultless wine pairing. It also offers a spacious interior with urbane and inviting décor.
Standing just over 150m (505ft) tall, MGM is an architectural delight, where the South China Sea reflects off its sleek glass façade, providing a romantic view across the Macau skyline. The five-star hotel is the epitome of luxury, with meticulous attention to detail, all the while drawing upon the creativity of the arts for its refreshing and stylish design. The hotel hosts a diverse range of cuisines among its collection of restaurants and bars, which include intricate pastries, Cantonese fare, Asian delicacies, and more, all with the unique finesse of MGM.
In the 2016 World’s Best Wine Lists, Aux Beaux Arts claimed an esteemed three-star award for its wine list, one of only 300 restaurants in the world to do so.
The extensive list of over 2,500 international labels covers all major and minor wine regions, with a particular focus on France, with a spread of well-chosen bottles from top producers headed by Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and the Rhône. Some of the deep stocks of Burgundy include Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Leflaive, Comte Liger-Belair, Roumier, and Coche-Dury across many vineyards and vintages. Exhibiting MGM’s exhaustive French collection even further, all of the first growth Bordeaux appear with at least ten back vintages each—a remarkable range from which to choose. The Champagne selection features multiple back vintages from all the major iconic producers, including Bollinger, Krug, Pol Roger, Veuve Clicquot, and Taittinger, to name only a few, in addition to fizz from smaller producers such as Armand de Brignac.
Not to overlook other regions, this wine list reveals a particularly impressive collection of Portuguese wine from every corner of the country, from Dão and Vinho Verde, to Lisboa, Tejo, and more. There’s also a descriptive and informative introduction to some wines, for example Portugal’s Buçaco, providing an eloquent insight into the wine style for the reader. Other interesting wines include California icons such as Chateau Montelena, Dominus, Far Niente, Harlan , Stag’s Leap and Ridge.
Guests can cap off their evening of culinary delights and wine pairing with a notable international selection of sweet wine, including everything from Vin de Paille, Vin Santo, and Tokaj, to a vertical of Château d’Yquem stretching back to 1934. For something special, unique, and rare, Aux Beaux Arts offers a “Bin End” list with the likes of Château Trotanoy, Jean-Louis Chave, and Vega Sicilia all waiting to be snapped up by savvy customers. Other rarities include Dom Pérignon Œnothèque 1962, Murganheira Grande Reserva Bruto 1995, and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet 1985.