Food & Dining
Jiang Nan Restaurant Presents Authentic Jiangnan Cuisine at The Venetian Macao
Macao, Macao SAR, December 31, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Venetian Macao’s Jiang Nan by Jereme Leung restaurant in partnership with renowned celebrity master chef Jereme Leung features the very best of Jiangnan cuisine, showcasing the authentic flavours of Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
A pioneer of modern Chinese cuisine and winner of multiple culinary awards, Chef Jereme is one of the most creative and inspiring chefs in the industry. Born in Hong Kong, he honed his craft in Singapore, and has been active on the Chinese culinary scene ever since. Chef Jereme was a judge on the Chinese edition of MasterChef for several years, and appeared in the popular food documentary ‘A Bite of China’. His revolutionary combination of contemporary techniques and presentation with traditional recipes has pushed the boundaries, taking the culinary world by storm and reigniting interest in Chinese cuisine.
“Jiang Nan by Jereme Leung at The Venetian Macao represents an unparalleled opportunity to share this superb yet underrepresented regional cuisine,” commented Chef Jereme Leung. “Through the use of fresh, high-quality ingredients and contemporary cooking techniques, we will present an elevated dining experience. An evolving seasonal menu means there will always be new and surprising additions to delight customers.” While celebrating the essence of traditional Chinese gastronomy, Chef Jereme has made bold refinements that give it a modern and global dimension.
“My diverse background allows me to look at Chinese cuisine from a broader perspective. I am constantly bringing new things into the kitchen with the belief that I can better present traditional dishes, giving them a new twist,” he added.
A premium dining experience where contemporary chic meets timeless elegance, Jiang Nan by Jereme Leung is perfect for both special occasions and everyday meals. Designed around signature dishes specially created by Chef Jereme, the menu features classic Jiangnan cooking methods and specialities updated on a seasonal basis. The region’s rich climate offers a bounty of seasonal produce, crafted by time-honoured techniques to create outstanding cuisine. In addition to classic fare from the region, authenticity is further provided by the restaurant’s chefs, who are mainly Jiangnan natives.
An example of Chef Jereme’s ingenuity at Jiang Nan is the reimagining of traditional Jiangnan dishes to provide a Macao connection. ‘Fortune chicken’ is based on classic dish ‘Beggar’s chicken’, and resembles a gold ingot that is ceremonially cracked open at the table before serving. ‘Mahjong full house – Shanghai’s White Rabbit creamy candy’ consists of colourful mahjong tiles identical to the real thing in every way except they are created using the popular White Rabbit candy many will remember from their childhoods.
More traditional dishes are enhanced to deliver a superior taste and presentation experience. Chef Jereme’s take on boneless yellow croaker fish is to fill them with Suzhou-style crab paste and crab roe and smaller yellow croaker fish rather than the traditional broth with large fish, both enriching the flavour and aroma and giving diners an element of delightful surprise. Other signature dishes include ‘eight treasures’ braised duck, lotus-shaped fish dumplings in supreme consommé and drunken crab in Shao Xing Hua Diao wine.
Jiang Nan also offers special touches and details to guarantee a perfect meal. A beverage trolley serves daily specials directly to the table, while steaming hot rice is also provided as table service like a home meal to enhance the taste of dishes.
Diners will appreciate Jiang Nan’s striking interior design, based on the Shanghai Art Deco movement of the 1920s and 1930s. Shikumen brickwork enhances the sense of space that artfully conveys both homeliness and Chinese style luxury, with sophisticated elements informed by bespoke furniture, lighting and artwork. A playful theme references birdcages throughout the restaurant, while the modern chinaware, custom-made by Hong Kong designer Monica Tsang, features bird motifs.
Jiang Nan by Jereme Leung
Opening Hours: Daily 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Location: Shop 1078, Level 1, The Venetian Macao
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About The Venetian Macao
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao is Macao’s first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat Cotai Arena designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 350 retailers at Shoppes at Venetian. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.