Make-Up Afternoon Tea at the Wyndham Grand

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

深圳温德姆至尊酒店,中国广东省深圳市福田区彩田路2009 

Tel: +86 755 8299 8888

Nadagogo Japanese Restaurant at Wyndham Grand Shenzhen

The moment you step inside Nadagogo restaurant, it feels like stepping into Japan itself; from the elegant elm wood decoration to the warm yellow lighting to the refreshing and floral aroma of sake. These elements flow together to give a sense of quiet and of peace that transports you a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city outside. Nadagogo Japanese restaurant in Wyndham Grand Shenzhen feeds the soul as much as anything else.

“Nadagogo” takes its name from the renowned group of five sake breweries in Kobe and Nishinomiya. In honor of its namesake, the restaurant specializes in various kinds of sake. Nadagogo is separated into five areas including, Kaiseki-Ryori, Teppanyaki, Robatayaki, Tempura, and Yakitori. When you enter the restaurant, the bouquet of sake aromas will naturally lure you to the Yakitori area, which boasts of a selection of hundreds of the finest sake.

Choose any sake you wish with the “Nadagogo Sake Card”. The card allows you to sample any of the nine self-service sake machines available in the Yakitori area. Sake is divided into four categories: floral, refreshing, mellow, and aged. The staff – who are well versed in the nuances of sake – are at your service to recommend a sake that suits your tastes. With a 30 ml cup, you can spend the evening sampling many different kinds of sake and expand your palette for the Japanese rice wine. Yakitori has five private dining rooms, named after the five villages of Nadagogo: Nishi-go, Mikage-go, Uozaki-go, Nishinomiya-go, and Imazu-go. Each private dining room also has its own self-service sake machine.

Along with sake, Tempura and Robatayaki are the main specialties of a Nadagogo. Using ingredients from Japan, Tempura is cooked using a traditional technique called “Edomae”. With a thin and crispy coating, the seafood inside is sweet and succulent.

Meanhile, Robatayaki dates back to ancient Japan from when fishermen caught seafood, and they would sit around the stove with their family to share the grilled seafood together. Nadagogo maintains this warm and welcoming tradition with the layout of Robatayaki. With the chef cooking in front of you, you can see how the fresh ingredients are prepared by watching the masters’ cutting and cooking, while also chatting with the chefs themselves and enjoying a cup of sake.

Furthermore, Nadagogo has Teppanyaki and Kaiseki-ryori on a seasonal basis. Kaiseki-ryori includes eight to ten dishes such as appetizers, soup, sashimi, yakimono, nimono, agemono, and a dessert, to name but a few.

The authentic and exquisite Japanese cuisine is prepared by the six-star team of chefs at Nadagogo. The chefs hail from Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and possess many years of experience in five-star hotels and Michelin star restaurants.

Chief among them is Sho Ota. Having collected awards everywhere he has gone during his career of more than ten years, Ota’s mission is to bring unique Japanese cuisine to the food connoisseurs of Shenzhen.

Guided by the principle of “cooking fresh ingredients with heart”, Nadagogo aspires to bring guests not only a taste of authentic and beautifully realized Japanese cuisine, but also the tranquility and peace of the county’s culture.

For more information, please call Nadagogo Japanese restaurant directly via 0755-88398330.

Place Name: Nadagogo
Place Address: Wyndham Grand Shenzhen 3F, 2009 Caitian Road, Futian District, Shenzhen 深圳市福田区彩田路2009号深圳温德姆至尊酒店三楼
Place Phone: 0755-88398330 or 0755-82998888 ext. 8606