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)

The Market Café Honoured At The 8th Annual China Hotel Awards – Best Buffet Restaurant

Grand Hyatt Guangzhou is very delighted to announce that The Market Café was awarded “The 8th Annual China Hotel Awards – Best Buffet Restaurant” by Lifestyle Magazine.

As the leading lifestyle magazine focuses on hospitality industry and luxury brands, Lifestyle Magazine is positioned for consumers with high income, high quality and high living standard. this is the 8th year it successfully held its China Hotel Awards, the result of more than 200 hotels participated and selected by key influencers and travel critics.

About The Market Café 

Conveniently located on the 22nd floor of the office tower and accessible from the Grand Hyatt Guangzhou hotel’s Sky Lobby, The Market Café is a buffet restaurant offering Western and Asian cuisines from eight live cooking stations.  With a casual yet modern ambience, diners can choose from fresh seasonal ingredients and enjoy delicacies from an open kitchen.  The restaurant is nestled in Huacheng Square, in Guangzhou’s new central business district, featuring panoramic views as a backdrop for a pleasant buffet dining experience.

About Grand Hyatt Guangzhou

Grand Hyatt Guangzhou is a five-star luxury hotel located in the new center of Guangzhou, China — the central business district of Pearl River New City.  Located on the 22nd floor, the hotel’s Sky Lobby offers panoramic views of Huacheng Square.  Grand Hyatt Guangzhou features 350 guestrooms and five restaurants and bars, including Cantonese cuisine at The Penthouse, buffet-style dining at The Market Cafe and authentic western food at G Restaurant.  Experience a luxury five-star hotel stay in Guangzhou with our rooftop O Spa and fitness center.  Meeting and wedding planners can choose from more than 1,600 square metres of exceptional function space, including a Grand Ballroom, six meeting rooms and a sophisticated business center.

Hotel Name: Grand Hyatt Guangzhou  广州富力君悦大酒店

Place Address: 12 Zhujiang W. Rd, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 广州市天河区珠江新城珠江西路12号

Place Phone:  020 8396 1234

E-mail: guangzhou.grand@hyatt.com