Singapore celebrity chef Janice Wong is set to expand overseas this October with the launch of a new pastry shop at Macau’s MGM COTAI casino resort.
Named Janice Wong MGM, the new space will feature a 7.3-metre-tall chocolate fountain – one of the world’s largest – that will be specially flown from Las Vegas. The fountain is expected to spout liquid dark and milk chocolate, too.
Details of Wong’s latest venture were revealed at a press conference on Thursday (11 May), during which Wong also shared that customers in Macau can expect a live chocolate, crepe and dessert station.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to be able to put everything – pastries, desserts, chocolates – into one space. Ten years ago, I would never expect the Janice Wong name to be in the lobby of such a big hotel,” said Wong.
“This new pastry concept I have created is the epitome of the pastry dream where one can smell, taste and feel all things sweet. It is the modern day sweets wonderland marrying pastry and art together,” she continued.
While the 2,800-square-feet shop will mainly focus on everything sweet, visitors can also expect to indulge in savoury treats such as buns, pastas, sandwiches and soups at the all-day dining venue.
In a bid to “showcase Singapore’s flavour” and “allow customers to understand” the Singapore taste, Janice Wong MGM will be offering chocolates in chilli crab and laksa flavours as well. Other offerings at the 68-seater shop include waffles and a variety of cookies that come in 18 different flavours.
Janice Wong MGM will be her third overseas venture, joining the ranks of her fine-dining restaurant in Hong Kong as well as a dessert bar in Tokyo. She already has three existing businesses in Singapore, one of it being the Janice Wong restaurant at the National Museum.
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