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Lift Off With Waldorf Astoria Beijing’s “Into Deep Space” 3D Projection Afternoon Tea

July 30, 2019 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

Waldorf Astoria Beijing promises to be the “Pioneer of Culture” is lifting off into space, thanks to a collaboration with Italy’s leading creative company SELETTI that is set to thrill guests with an immersive culinary experience. In sync with SELETTI’s own ethos of ‘Revolution is the only Solution’, this innovative concept sees sophisticated culinary delights from Waldorf Astoria Beijing served in an interactive universe of inventive 3D projections: A new Galaxy and Planet Mars themed afternoon tea set is being launched at Waldorf Astoria Beijing’s Peacock Alley from 8th July 2019 to 22nd November 2019.

Into Deep Space 3D Projection Afternoon Tea

The new galactic theme sees 3D projections besides each table setting a scene for imagination and wonder, as the afternoon tea set’s creations similarly evoke the appearance and emotions of inspiring space travel. With space prompting feelings of hi-tech exploration, the unknown and bold adventure, a variety of flavorful creations have been prepared by expert chefs that will make guests starry-eyed.

The menu for the Galaxy Themed Afternoon Tea Set includes the Crispy Fish Skin Crater with Black Garlic Puree and Caviar, Space Grain-Fed Wagyu Beef Pho Spring Rolls, Crystalline Melon with Feta Cheese and Black Caviar and the succulent Apollo 16 Wagyu Katsu Sandwich on Milk Bread which is inspired by the food, beef and gravy taken by the Apollo 16 astronauts in the tenth crewed mission in the United StatesApollo space program in April 16, 1972. Among the assortment of desserts are an ethereal selection of a Nebula Mini DoughnutMeteorite Crystal Rock Lychee Mousse, and R3-D3 Milky Way Chocolate cake and Milk Chocolate Fudge Cheesecake Stonehenge that uses the molecular gastronomy technique with seasonal berries; the dessert is inspired by the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England. There is also a Saturn Fermented Rice Velvet Cake and a kinder surprise from the Mysterious Asteroid Ball which resembles a small asteroid with hidden sweets inside.

The galaxy themed afternoon tea set also includes intriguing beverages such as the color-changing non-alcohol cocktail Interstellar and the satellite Vietnam Iced Coffee to cool the capital’s summer heat. The 3D projector for this themed afternoon tea summons diverse combinations of planets depending on the temperature of the drink. Scorching Mars will appear when a 3D projector detects a hot drink, while Mercury along the Neptune will appear and orbits around the star when icy cold beverages are detected. This interactive experience alongside the exciting afternoon tea set allows guests to engage in hi-tech wonders and the mysteries of the universe while enjoying a variety of beverages.

“I am extremely excited with the innovative attempt for Into Deep Space 3D Projection Afternoon Tea experience. Our Waldorf service extends beyond offering a luxurious and sophisticated service, we also provide guests an unforgettable and tasteful experience in visual and tactile aspects. This time we promised to provide guests an interactive 3D projection experience second to none,” said Brian Tong, General Manager of Waldorf Astoria Beijing.

The exquisite Galaxy and Planet Mars Themed Afternoon Tea Set available at Waldorf Astoria Beijing is presented in the stylish and elegant confines of Peacock Alley. The price for each afternoon tea set starts at RMB 688 which includes a delicate and vibrant assortment of galaxy themed savories, pastries and beverages.

The Galaxy Themed Tea Set will be offered to guests in the hotel’s Peacock Alley
From July 8th, 2019 to November 22nd, 2019.
The price for Galaxy themed tea set is 688RMB from 8th July to 3rd September and
Planet Mars themed tea set 598RMB from 4th September to 22nd November.

For reservations at Waldorf Astoria Beijing, please call +86-10-85208989 or visit

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