• 17-JAN-2017

Curtain rises on refurbished Il Teatro at Wynn Macau

Curtain rises on refurbished Il Teatro at Wynn Macau
Chef Nicholas Olivas heralds a fresh look and revamped menu of Italian classics in a modern style
Macau, January 16, 2017 — Wynn Macau's Forbes Five Star signature restaurant Il Teatro is bringing guests a sumptuous new menu of Italian delights as it marks it eleventh year, coupled with dazzling new décor that adds a contemporary look to its exquisite setting.
Renowned for its Italian cuisine, the revitalized a la carte menu features a selection of delectable dishes, from Chicken Saltimbocca in a chicken jus and Veal Parmigiana featuring Fassone Mild- fed veal chop, to a selection of the ocean's finest in a seafood platter, including Boston lobster, New Zealand clams and Canadian mussels.
For those looking for comfort food, Four Cheese Ravioli offers a blend of ricotta, mascarpone, Parmigiano Reggiano and pecorino Romano in a Marsala glaze, while sweet treats include Warm Apple Fritters served alongside Tahitian vanilla ice cream. For guests seeking the pinnacle of indulgence, look no further than the baked Amadei chocolate molten crumble with a white Ristretto ice cream.
With over 10 years of experience in Italian cuisine, Chef de Cuisine Nicholas Olivas recently took the helm at Il Teatro with a desire to share his passion and the tradition of the country's culinary art with his guests and team. Originally from Denver, Colorado, he trained at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Academy before embarking on a career spent working alongside some of the best names in the industry. Notably, from 2005-2011 he worked under the guidance of renowned Chef, Paul Bartolotta of Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas, reaching the position of sous chef. In 2011 he left the United States to further broaden his Italian culinary skills in Italy, including working in Michelin starred restaurants; La Gazza Ladra, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Sicily, and St. Hubertus at Hotel & Spa Rosa Alpina, a two-starred restaurant in San Cassiano.
With the restaurant named after the Italian word for theatre, its revamped design takes as its inspiration the magnificent light & water shows that guests enjoy whilst dining. On entering the ground floor lift lobby, guests are greeted by an overscaled stone table that features a unique display of stone architectural artifacts, treasures and crystal glass sphere bubbles, evoking an archaeological dig in a lost underwater city.
Arriving in the main restaurant, the restaurant continues the underwater theme in a light & bright contemporary interior. The bright stripes on the walls represent sunrays passing & dissipating through water, creating vibrant colours surrounded by capiz shell bubbles. As the lights from the performance lake reflect around the space, the restaurant comes alive with vivid excitement, returning to a serene and tranquil space between shows. The lake's spectacular display of water, music, fire and light captivates guests on every visit, a feast for the eyes that perfectly complements the tantalizing new menu.
Il Teatro is open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner from 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm. For dining reservations, please contact (853) 8986 3663 or visit  wynnmacau.com/en/ for more information.