Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing is looking to inject local flavour into each guest’s stay
In any part of travel, food remains one of the core components of a traveller’s journey. The hospitality experts at Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing & Yanqi Island recognises this, which is why they’ve embarked on a unique culinary concept that is designed to inject local flavours and experiences into each guests’ stay.
The concept largely takes places within the hotel’s Views Restaurant, which offers panoramic views of Yan Mountain and the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. As they soak in the breath-taking vistas, each guest can also savour some authentic Huairou delicacies that are sourced via the Farm-to-Table Dining idealogy.
The Views menu showcases the natural flavours of the freshest ingredients, with all dishes being house-made. The restaurant carries a selection of cold dishes, such as marinated sesame bean curd, Huairou salad with coriander, and deep-fried Sichuan peppercorn buds.
As for the mains, besides the grilled Huairou Trout with a traditional spice blend, our daily fresh catch, the menu comprises an array of choices, ranging from braised organic eggplant with Chinese cake, fried egg with leek, to stir-fried cauliflower with chilli. To satisfy sweet cravings, finish the meal with delightful desserts, the Huairou chestnut cake, Huairou hawthorn jelly or a Huairou local walnut tart.
For guests who have more time to spare, the hotel has extended an open invitation to join the culinary voyage during their stay. Embracing culinary tourism, which today stands as one of the best ways to experience culture through food –local food, local stories, and local people, the View offers a a delicious and entertaining way to learn about an area, and its locally-owned farms in one day.
Sunrise Kempinski, Beijing takes pride in getting off-the-beaten path, and serving foods that tell the story of Huairou. Together with the culinary team, guests have the chance to visit local farms which deliver daily ingredients to the hotel, from fresh trout, to garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. The chef will also be on hand to cater a delectable picnic during the excursion.
Located 60 km north of Beijing's city centre, alongside the picturesque Yanqi Lake and featuring unrise Kempinski Hotel, Beijing & Yanqi Island is Kempinski's largest property in China. The Views Restaurant is nestled on Floor 21 of the property.