Grand Halloween Tradition at the Wyndham

The Wyndham Grand, Futian, doesn’t do events by halves, and Halloween this year was no exception. The Grand Kitchen, the Wyndham’s buffet restaurant, was host to the Halloween Buffet Dinner. No word could be used to describe it other than ‘spectacular’.

As soon as the elevator doors opened on the third floor, you were greeted by Halloween decorations and spooky sounds. Cobwebs were draped over light fittings; staff were dressed in cloaks and witches hats, with the occasional addition of scars, vampire teeth or dripping blood; skeletons and skulls caught your eye in every direction.

The most remarkable aspect was the amount of effort that had obviously gone into the Halloween themed food. Even the bread was shaped like ghostly faces!

From 6pm to 9.30pm over 100 people came to spend Halloween eating sumptuous savouries and delectable desserts. Appetizers included a selection of Asian-style and Western-style salads, as well as ‘design-your-own’, sushi, sashimi and an array of imported seafood – the Grand Kitchen’s specialty.

Everything from New Zealand scallops to oysters from Iceland, Alaskan salmon to South American shrimp, was available for the guests’ delight.

At the opposite side of the restaurant, a wide variety of Asian and International dishes greeted guests.

Alongside the usual dishes such as beef brisket, braised noodles with seafood, fried sole fish with cream sauce, Chinese BBQ chicken and pork, and Guangdong-style soup, the food was accentuated by Halloween specials.

A ‘Terrorist Mummy’ of BBQ pork rib with sausage was the centrepiece, complete with ketchup blood, laid ready and waiting to feed hungry guests.

The pièce de résistance of the whole experience was – without a doubt – the desserts. This is where the Halloween theme really came alive – or undead! A human brain, a bleeding heart and a dismembered arm were proudly displayed, surrounded by tombstones, spiders and skulls.

Luckily they were filled with delightful flavours like chocolate cake with raspberry and cream filling, almond cake or Swiss roll. They looked so good people were almost afraid to eat them!

As well as these masterpieces there were over 30 different types of dessert, all designed and made by the bakery chef.

Eyeballs filled with chocolate truffle and nuts, honeycomb witch hat cupcakes, Halloween sugar cookies, sweet witch poisoned soup, 3D spider puffs, fruit tarts in mini white chocolate coffins and chocolate spiders were just a few of the petrifying puddings on offer.

The treats didn’t stop at food either. Free-flow soft drinks and beer were also included with the buffet, along with a complimentary glass of wine and exclusive Halloween mocktails.

Free face paint, stick on scars and wounds, hats and masks were provided for anyone who wanted to embrace their inner scariness.

To top off a spectacular evening, what Halloween celebration would be complete without a pumpkin carving competition!

Eight guests took their places in front of fresh pumpkins, ready and waiting for life to be carving into them. Two children joined in, although after a while it became clear that their parents were doing most of the work as the children decided to go elsewhere and play!

After intense concentration and hard work from the participants, the restaurant manager chose a winning pumpkin. All pumpkin carvers received a Wyndham Grand mug as a special gift and the winner also received an exclusive bottle of house wine. The decision was very difficult to make as a lot of thought and effort had gone into every Jack o’lantern.

This was the third consecutive year the Grand Kitchen has put on a special Halloween Buffet and Mask Party, ever since the Wyndham Grand opened in 2015. If you can’t wait until next October, the international seafood buffet is also available every day for lunch and dinner!

From Monday to Thursday the buffet is RMB268, and RMB318 between Friday and Sunday. All diners are also welcome to enjoy one complimentary glass of wine. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 6% VAT.

Address: 3rd Floor, Wyndham Grand Hotel, 2009 Caitian Road, Futian, Shenzhen (深圳温德姆至尊酒店三层,中国广东省深圳市福田区彩田路2009 )

Tel: +86 755 8299 8888 (EXT 8560)

Unlimited World Cup BBQ & Beer at the Wyndham Grand

The Wyndham Grand is a well-known international 5-star hotel. Open in Futian CBD, since January 2015, the Wyndham Grand never ceases to impress, and this summer is no exception. To celebrate the FIFA 2018 World Cup beginning on 14th June, the Wyndham Grand is hosting a summer barbeque buffet with free-flow craft beer for the bargain price of RMB188 per person.Wyndham GrandWorld Cup BBQ

Situated in the picturesque outdoor garden of Vintage Bar on the ground floor, the barbeque buffet offer will begin on 13th June and run until 15th July when the World Cup ends. Matches will be shown live on televisions in the only outdoor hotel garden in Shenzhen. What better way to enjoy the game than with unlimited glasses of ice-cold craft beer and a never-ending plate of tasty barbeque food?World Cup Combo at the Wyndham Grand

As well as free-flow craft beer or soft drinks, there is a delightful range of barbeque foods cooked fresh to order. Shrimp, squid, oyster and Japanese mackerel are the seafood delicacies you can sample, along with a variety of beef, lamb, chicken and pork barbeque dishes, all seasoned deliciously. If vegetables are more your style, try the barbeque corn-on-the-cob or roasted garlic eggplant. All of these dishes will be cooked as you order them to ensure the freshness of the food and that they are prepared to your requirements.

Before and between the matches there will be the opportunity to play games and win prizes. For every match you can predict who you think will win and each entry will have the chance to win a voucher for RMB500 that can be spent in any of the Wyndham Grand’s bars or restaurants. Whoever predicts the winner of the final will be in with a chance to win RMB3000 voucher plus free-flow beer at Vintage Bar until the end of 2018! A fantastic prize, by any standard. In addition, there will be smaller prizes on offer for customers who score a goal in the Wyndham Grand mini-goal.

Vintage Bar outdoor garden

Director of Food and Beverage from the Wyndham Grand, Shenzhen, Roy Huang has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 15 years and joined this hotel about 2 years ago. He shared with us his aim is to have the best outdoor bar in Futian CBD, and he understands that the key element is staff. To that end, all new staff have at least two whole day’s training in the first month before they are assigned to the appropriate position to provide quality service. All employees also have training once a month to ensure the highest standards are maintained. This process is obviously working as there has been an excellent retention of staff since opening.Roy Huang, DFB

The Vintage Bar and attached open-air garden is a stylish setting, suitable for any event. The Wyndham Grand is in an ideal location in central Futian, easy to get to by metro (Gangxia station) or by taxi. A warm welcome will greet you as you enter the foyer and on your left you will see the distinctive sign of Vintage Bar. A list of match dates and times will be on display in the entrance to the bar, so you can keep track of who is playing when. Due to the time difference between here and Russia, some of the matches will be on well past midnight; however, Vintage Bar – and the barbeque – will stay open until the last match finishes each night.World Cup BBQ

Whether you enjoy football (or soccer, as some people call it) or not, the Wyndham Grand World Cup Combo offer is one not to be missed. Bring your friends, play some games, win some prizes, and enjoy 5-star food and drink in an exclusive setting, all at the same time and for the great price of RMB188+10%+6% per person. . What more could you ask for?

For reservations or enquiries call 0755 82998888 ext.8550.

Address: 2009 Caitian Road, Futian CBD, Shenzhen.

Chomping on Xinjiang Yangrouchuan’r in Shenzhen

Every couple months I have to go to get lamb BBQ (羊肉串) at my preferred Xinjiang restaurant. Yidigudeqing Restaurant is located in the Honey Lake holiday village restaurant area. The restaurant has a variety of lamb dishes and key being the lamb skewers. The restaurant is organized into yurts. One main public one and other private dining rooms.

Lamb dumplings great with vinegar
Fried bread and Lamb

The main dining room is usually a good choice even on the weekends you don’t have to wait for a table. The place is easiest to find if you get the taxi driver to drop you off at the back of Honey Lake holiday village. Of course you can take the metro too and walk all he way through to the back.

Address Details from Dianping:
伊地古德清真餐厅,★★★★,¥123/人,香蜜湖新疆菜,深南大道香蜜湖度假村百家汇美食城A12号
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X’mas Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Kempinski Hotel Shenzhen

6 December 2017, Shenzhen. A sparkling X’mas Tree Lighting Ceremony was held in Kempinski Hotel Shenzhen to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season and express greetings to guests.

A special corner which decked out with an abundant of festive decorations, was set up in front of the Lobby Lounge for guests’ sign-in. The guests were encouraged to write up a wish card, pick a party favor and take a Polaroid with the Santa Lucia and Santa Claus.

The opening performance presented by the hotel Christmas choir, make the guests immerse with a relaxing and cozy festive ambience. Mr. Raymond Su, Resident Manager of Kempinski Hotel Shenzhen, gave a warm welcome to our guests. After that, the mysterious Santa Lucia surprisingly appeared and led the guests to the outdoor tree lighting venue. Accompanied with the exciting count-down, a 10-meter high Christmas tree lit up by Raymond Su, s sparkling tree seems like an indispensable symbol of the holiday season, brings us warmth and hope. Santa Claus brought toys to children at the event, created a lot of fun to the guests.

The ceremony unfolded with one climax after another, including, among others, exciting lucky draws, eye-catching Santa Lucia, surprising visit of Santa Claus with mystic gifts, delicate Christmas refreshments, entertaining the guests with the most joyful St. Nicolas night! It was a warmth and harmony evening with true Christmas spirit.

  • X’mas Eve Dinner Buffet (24 December, 17:30 – 21:30)

RMB 2288 net/two persons (Enjoy free-flow of French champagne)

RMB 798 net/per person (Enjoy free-flow of Italian sparkling wine)

  • X’mas Dinner Buffet (25 December, 17:30 – 21:30)

RMB 1688net/two persons (Enjoy free-flow of Italian Sparkling wine)

RMB 698 net/per person(Enjoy free-flow of wine)

The above prices are inclusive 10% SVC and 6% VAT

Place Name: Kempinski Hotel Shenzhen 深圳凯宾斯基酒店
Place Address: Hai De San Dao, Hou Hai Bin Road, Nanshan District Shenzhen
深圳市南山区后海滨路海德三道
Phone:  (0755) 8888-8888 ext.8008

Sheraton “Super Hero” Themed Lighting Ceremony

On December 1st, 2017, Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel organized a “Super Hero” theme lighting ceremony, with more than 80 guests attended the event. Not only classic ginger bread, gluehwein and white wine were offered in the ceremony, but also Captain America’s shield pudding and Batman chocolate mousse cake were prepared by hotel’s culinary team. Accompanied with the Santa Claus and the hotel Executive Committee members, three kids took on the roles of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman walking out of the Lincoln limousine. When they were brandishing the “laser sword” to the top of the Christmas tree, the tree was lit up from top to the bottom, representing the beginning of the joyous Christmas season.

From turkey, Christmas hamper to Christmas brunch, there’re so many tasty dining options that you can choose at Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel in this special season. In Christmas Eve, come indulge yourself in an extravagant Christmas buffet with fresh Alaskan king crab, Australian oysters, Boston lobster, succulent roasted turkey, sirloin steak and more. Also, you can have as much wine and ice cream as you wish. The perfect live show and Christmas mystery lucky draw with iPhone X, iPad mini 4, room vouchers from luxury hotels from Marriott International will light up your wonderful Christmas Eve!

Inspired by the Christmas gathering happiness, the chic and elegant Mezzo designed a Family Set Lunch specifically for family gathering of 4 to 6 people, which includes salad, soup, Yule log cake and a Grand Plate including abundant seafood and roasted meat. If you’re desire for a romantic date with your loved one, Mezzo ensures you an exotic voyage to Italian delicacies served with selected red wine, making this fabulous evening unforgettable in 2017.

Place Name: Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel深圳喜来登酒店

Place Address: Great China International Exchange Square, Fuhua Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区福华路大中华国际交易广场

Website: Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel’s Website

Place Phone: 0755 8383 8888