Following a $345 million transformation of Jupiters on the Gold Coast, ahead of the re-brand to The Star in early 2017, two new culinary offerings – Mei Wei Dumplings and M&G Café and Bar – are now open to the public.
Boosting the property’s gastronomic diversity, the two new additions follow the success of award-winning restaurants Kiyomi, Cucina Vivo, and Garden Kitchen & Bar, and will offer a more relaxed dining alternative.
The Star Entertainment Group Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg, said the outlets would assist in further cementing the property’s reputation as one of the Gold Coast’s ultimate dining and entertainment destinations.
“Mei Wei Dumplings and M&G Café and Bar are crucial components in our transition to become The Star Gold Coast; expanding our offering and creating even more fantastic options for guests,” said Mr Hogg.
“Whether it’s that much-needed coffee of a morning, or a spot to catch up with friends over a bite to eat, the new venues will welcome guests with a relaxed and sociable setting.”
Mei Wei Dumplings
Named after the Chinese word ‘Mei Wei’, which translates to ‘delicious’, the ‘delicious dumplings’ will focus on serving quality dumplings and noodles for dine in or take-away.
Punters will be able to peer into the dumpling assembly area via a 2.6metre viewing panel to watch the talented chefs careful craft the fresh, mouth-watering creations.
The menu, which introduced 120 new ingredients to the menu, features over 50 unique options including Xia Jiao (Prawn Dumplings), Xiao Long Bao (Mini Soup Buns), and the Shanghai Noodle with Taiwanese Style Beef which is made from 31 ingredients.
M&G Café and Bar
Next to Mei Wei will be M&G Café and Bar, featuring a classic café-style menu offering a range of light and more substantial options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Dishes include Poached Pear for breakfast, and Tuna Nicoise or Reuben from the all-day menu, with main meal options ranging between $12 and $24.
Both dining options will make for a quick and convenient bite to eat pre or post shows at the casino’s showroom.
Executive Chef Dustin Osuch said Mei Wei Dumplings and M&G Café and Bar were welcome additions to the property’s evolving dining scene.
“Our culinary offering only continues to grow, so we’re excited to bring guests more relaxed dining alternatives that invite quick, friendly and seamless service,” said Chef Dustin.
“Mei Wei Dumplings’ menu has been tailored around a blend of Mandarin and Cantonese flavours. It presents delicious and familiar dishes that will appeal to everyone’s palate.
“We wanted the venue to be a place where you can stop by and enjoy a fluffy dumpling, or share an assortment of selections with your family and friends.”
Chef Dustin said M&G Café and Bar was where guests would find all their favourites, with a contemporary twist.
“M&G offers all the creature comforts, while still utilising quality produce to provide tasty and wholesome options that can be enjoyed by all ages,” he continued.
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A new spin(ners)
Residing in the former Spinners area, the new outlets have been designed by world-renowned architecture and interior design firm Luchetti Krelle to complement the atrium area’s vibrant atmosphere.
Mei Wei Dumplings has a raw and industrial look, while M&G will be sleek and sophisticated with natural textures and soft tones.
Paying homage to the 1960s streetscape from the movie ‘In the Mood For Love’, a specialty wall finish for the dumpling house; a contemporary take on the hawker lanes of Hong Kong.
Jupiters heads to The Star
Mr Hogg said the newly unveiled venues were key to the property’s extensive atrium area upgrade, with a new-look Atrium Bar also unveiled ahead of the property’s transition to The Star Gold Coast in early 2017.
“The lobby area, the hotel, the theatre and existing food & beverage experiences all pivot around this central point – it’s one of the first things guests see when arriving on property and it influences the entire look and feel of its surroundings,” he said.
“Mei Wei Dumplings and M&G complement our existing offerings and will assist us in meeting growing demand, while a new-look Atrium Bar and the replacement of the iconic 2,612 square-metre atrium sail roof will further enhance the look and feel of the overall space.
“By early 2017, we will have unveiled six new food and beverage experiences, completed the refurbishment of our almost 600 rooms, and the new luxury six-star tower will be taking shape at the front of the property in preparation for its opening prior to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
“We’re extremely excited to share our latest dining experiences with the public and look forward to unveiling a new-look Atrium Bar and the last of our refurbished rooms over the coming weeks.”
Mei Wei Dumplings is open for lunch and dinner daily from 11am until late, while M&G Café and Bar will offer breakfast from 6am daily, and an all-day menu from 11am until late.
New digital light display
Seventeen projectors mounted on specially designed platforms will beam spectacular moving imagery onto the facade each evening.
The visual design is a dynamic display of artistry which utilises light and shade, as well as rhythm and elegance, to represent the natural environment and vibrant Gold Coast lifestyle.
The Star Entertainment Group’s Managing Director Queensland Geoff Hogg said this latest project, which follows on from the porte-cochere permanent living art installation, will most certainly be a crowd pleaser.
“Jupiters is one of the Gold Coast’s most famous landmarks, and an iconic piece of architecture,” Mr Hogg said.
“We’ve had fantastic feedback on the porte-cochere palm tree lighting which we unveiled earlier this year and it’s become quite a talking point.
“The latest installation marks a new era for the hotel and will ensure guests and visitors to the Gold Coast are given a truly unique and memorable visual experience.” Mr Hogg said.
The environmentally sustainable project will also make use of a new streamlined control system to assist in lowering power consumption and significantly reduce operating costs and carbon emissions.
Facade Illumination Quick Facts
- One of the largest permanent outdoor projection systems in Australia
- Projection equates to 36,771,840 pixels
- Total of 17 projectors used – 11 central projectors, and 3 projectors on each wing
- Projectors are fitted with the latest technology and expected to last more than a decade
- Each projector bulb has a lifespan of approximately 1000 hours.
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