4 September 2015

Revealed photo exhibition makes first Asia Pacific stop at the Sofitel Wanda Beijing

Source: Sofitel. Olivier Picasso, the curator of Revealed by Sofitel, at the September 1 opening of the Revealed photography exhibition at Sofitel Wanda Beijing.

Sofitel Wanda Beijing (北京万達索菲特大飯店) has launched the inaugural Revealed photo exhibition in Asia Pacific. This exhibition has already been to five cities in North America and five in Europe before Beijing, the first stop on its Asia Pacific tour.

The exhibition takes an intimate look at the world’s greatest modern artists at work as they reveal themselves to the photographer. Olivier Widmaier Picasso, grandson of Pablo Picasso, hand-selected 30 photographs from the archives of Paris Match, the French weekly, for Revealed.

Among the photographs on display is a black-and-white image of Pablo Picasso eyeing a Dalmatian longing to climb upon his lap; Salvador Dalí seen sitting in an animal exhibit at the Paris Zoo; Jeff Koons styling a BMW for the 24 Hours of Le Mans; Pierre Soulages crouching over a work in progress; Kees Van Dongen painting a posing Brigitte Bardot; and other striking images depicting Rene Magritte, Marc Chagall, Fernando Botero, Joan Miro, Jean Cocteau, Francis Bacon.

Source: Sofitel. Art-inspired menus are offered at the Sofitel Wanda Beijing throughout September.

In conjunction with Revealed, the Sofitel Greater China culinary team, led by Eric Costille, Regional Executive Chef, Accor Greater China, has put together two art-inspired menus that are available for the month of September at Sofitel Wanda Beijing. The Un Mois en Provence dinner menu at Heritage and Le Gouter en Provence Afternoon Tea at Vous Lounge both take inspiration from art in their colour and presentation, as does the Revealed Cocktail available at Vous Lounge.

French Chef Jean-Franscois Nulli from Privé at Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 has curated the Un Mois en Provence Menu (RMB 688+). The four-course menu begins with a crab beetroot timbale and moves on to sea bass unilateral with zucchini concasse basil and olives, followed by beef two ways - stewed oxtail pumpkin parmentier and oan-fried tenderloin. To finish, guests will experience the visually stunning pavlova tangerine with mandarin orange sorbet.

Source: Sofitel. 

Curated by Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 Pastry Chef Laem Liu, the Le Gouter en Provence Afternoon Tea Set offers an escape from the city (RMB 118+) with bright sweet and savoury dishes including: strawberry gourmet cones, Provencal honey nougat, lavender macaroons, and anise financiers.


Revealed by Sofitel will be on display in the lobby of Sofitel Wanda Beijing till September 20, 2015. Admission to the exhibition is free of charge to guests and the public.