Make-Up Afternoon Tea at the Wyndham Grand

Rae Johnstone   |   April 2, 2019

The Wyndham Grand is a prestigious hotel in the heart of Shenzhen, which has an established reputation for innovation and quality. Located in Futian Central Business District (CBD) and right next to Gangxia metro station on line 1, the Wyndham Grand is ideally situated near the Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Centre. It provides a relaxed business environment just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Shenzhen city.

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To celebrate the arrival of the warmer weather, the Wyndham Grand’s very own pastry chef has created an exquisite and exclusive afternoon tea. Designed especially with the ladies in mind, the Make-Up Afternoon Tea is ideal for sharing with that special someone – whether they are your significant other, your first date or your best friend.

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The presentation alone is enough to take your breath away. A large ebony make-up box, complete with a mirror and three layers of drawers, is the centrepiece of the set. This is complimented by an eye shadow set, face powder and bronzer – all of which are not only edible but delicious! To complete the afternoon tea is your choice of coffee, the monthly special sakura drink or unlimited black or green tea. Fresh flowers decorate the ‘make-up’, all of which is handmade in the Wyndham Grand’s kitchen.

If you prefer to start with something savoury try one of the four pieces of fresh sushi from the bottom drawer of the set, made with imported tuna, Norwegian salmon and red and green crab roe. For those of us with a sweet tooth the decision of where to start is almost impossible. Made with such delicacy and precision, it all looks too good to eat. Fresh seasonal fruit accompanies the sushi in the bottom drawer, while the middle drawer contains two mini fruit scones and two mango mousses in the shape of pretty pigs to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Pig. The top drawer is filled with French-style macarons in five different flavours: chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, matcha and mango.

The key feature of the presentation is undoubtedly the top section of the box: two ‘lipsticks’ made of strawberry chocolate, which even twist up and down like real lipstick; a pot of ‘bronzer’ tiramisu dessert decorated with a fresh flower; a bowl of homemade traditional Chinese sweet herbal drink with rose petals; and a high-heeled shoe made of strawberry chocolate and filled with fresh blueberries and strawberries. On the side, the ‘face powder’ is a delightful cheesecake and the ‘eye shadow’ is actually different flavoured chocolate – white, dark, strawberry and lemon; even the eye shadow brush is made of chocolate! Finally an ornate teapot with matching cups completes the Make-Up Afternoon Tea.

Part of the attraction – alongside the 235 well-appointed rooms – is the excellent selection of dining options available without even stepping foot outside the hotel. The Grand Kitchen on the third floor has an excellent buffet of Chinese and Western foods, whilst Nadagogo Japanese restaurant, also on the third floor, is the latest addition to the Wyndham Grand’s dining experiences and has already become extremely popular.  A more local taste can be found at the Grand Wok restaurant on the fifth floor, which features the best of Cantonese and Chaozhou cuisines. For an entirely different setting, the Vintage Lobby Lounge is your first port of call. Situated on the first floor, it is the only hotel lobby lounge in Shenzhen to have an outdoor garden and thus makes the ideal venue to take full advantage of the beautiful spring weather.

Such a special treat as the Make-Up Afternoon Tea needs to be ordered at least one day in advance as each item is made fresh daily by the Wyndham Grand’s pastry chef. At the amazing price of RMB268++ for two people, make sure you reserve your place for the limited time it is available – from 1st April until 30th June 2019.

Address: Wyndham Grand Hotel, 2009 Caitian Road, Futian, Shenzhen


Tel: +86 755 8299 8888