Zijin Mansion is the perfect occasion to blend traditional eastern cuisine with western wines. A living testimony to poetic luxury, guests walk out of the elevator on the 3rd floor and view our impressive wine cellar. About 400 different wines from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, and France are on offer. Our legendary, rare and classic wine collection includes not only first-growth Bordeaux like Grand Cru or Premier Cru but also many undiscovered labels we would like our guests to try with the local food.
A Pairing of East and West
Once a month, we invite our guests to try out delicacies amidst the Waldorf Astoria Beijing's vast collection of high quality and boutique wines. In our Chinese Food & Wine Pairing sessions, we serve exquisite food of our Chinese Chef (Cantonese with strong Beijing influences) paired with spectacular wines, which can be shared and savored with the chef and the winemakers on long communal high tables in between the cellars.
Zijin Mansion is a visual feast. Walk deeper into the restaurant and find luxurious decorations with a traditional Chinese pattern and a persimmon color scheme. The famous canary paintings on the walls bring in the natural beauty of spring blossoms, summer shades, autumn leaves and winter snows. To align with the paintings, 'Legle' design plates and red sandalwood chopsticks are custom-made for diners. The renowned French-designed porcelain used for this exclusive Chinese dining venue represents the integration of Western and Eastern cultures.
The porcelain is composed of Kaolin clay, which is believed to be first discovered and utilized in Jiangxi Province. A French resident picked up the craft of porcelain-making in the early 18th century in Jiangxi and brought it back to France. From there, the art of porcelain was developed around the central French area of Limoges, home to the Legle family factory and where kaolin supply is abundant. This porcelain, or chinaware, illustrates the bridge between China and the West as does Waldorf Astoria Beijing, where Eastern elegance and Western luxury are blended beautifully.