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Meet Switzerland at InterContinental Shenzhen’s Mercado Restaurant

Switzerland is so synonymous with high class and refinement, that the name of the country itself has become a byname for quality. Whether it is for their famed chocolatiers or their revered cheesemakers, with the Swiss comes an assurance of quality that is second to none. One simply has to say that something is Swiss-made.

It feels somehow fitting then that the InterContinental Shenzhen should host the Meet Switzerland festival at the Mercado Restaurant & Café from the 1st to 31st August. As one of the top dining venues in the city, it is the perfect partner for a festival celebrating the culture of Switzerland.

During the festival, the Mercado Restaurant & Café will be transformed into a traditional Swiss market just like those found on the streets of Zurich or Geneva. To help get guests in the mood, the restaurant will be adorned with Swiss flags as well as those of the 26 states of Switzerland, while staff will wear caps bearing the iconic Swiss cross.

When talking about Swiss cuisine it seems appropriate to begin by discussing the Cheese Fondue, and the Mercado Restaurant & Café have gone to great lengths to ensure guests have an authentic Fondue experience. While Swiss cuisine is perhaps most well-known for their Cheese Fondue, there is actually a whole treasure trove of other culinary delights from Switzerland that are perhaps lesser known, but equally worth savoring.


Cheese Hot Pot only available on weekend


The appetizer dishes set the tone for what promises to be an evening to remember: Smoked Salmon with Potato Roesti, Goose Liver rolled in Roast Crushed Hazelnut, Smoked Duck dressed with Walnut Pesto, and the air-dried meat Bundnerfleisch. It represents an assured start to the meal.

The Swiss influence of each dish only becomes more evident when progressing through the dishes. The Liptauer – a paprika cream cheese spread – and the Liverwurst – a pork and pistachio pate – both go sublimely with the freshly baked bread including Rye, Caraway, and Pretzels. Meanwhile, it wouldn’t be a traditional Swiss dinner table without Smoked Baked Ham on the bone or a Wurst Salad of marinated mushrooms.


Arriving at the main courses, the traditional Swiss market has a consummate spread of the most beloved Swiss dishes. From the famous Zurich Pot au Feu boasting veal and mushroom ragout in herb sauce, to the classics such as OLMA Bratwurst, Braised Pork Knuckles, Crown Roast, Skewered Calves Liver, and thick slices of Lebekase.


The evening is rounded off perfectly with a dessert selection including Chestnut Wafers, Souffle, and a choice of four different fruit pies. If you are only to try one dessert, however, one must choose the Apple Strudel.

The drinks menu is as equally tantalizing. Guests can enjoy free flow of fine draft beer, the signature Swiss cocktail Aperol Spritz, and a selection of summertime drinks including Fruit Tea, Summertime Soda, and Calm Breeze.


Throughout the festival, there will be plenty of fantastic events and giveaways for guests as well. To celebrate Swiss National Day, celebrated Swiss singer Elaine Amherd will perform an exclusive set and every guest will receive a special commemorative Swiss Army knife on Friday, August 2nd.

Be it the bratwurst, the cheese fondue, or the apple strudel, no one does it better than the Swiss. So plan a visit to the InterContinental Shenzhen and experience the very finest of the fine at the Mercado Restaurant & Cafe this August.


Promotion Details

Date: Wednesday August 1st to Saturday 31st August

Prices (subject to 10% service charge and 6% GST): Sunday to Thursday RMB358 per person, Friday & Saturday RMB418

Contact Information

Address: Ground Level, InterContinental Hotel, 9009 Shennan Road, OCT, Shenzhen(深圳市南山区华侨城深南大道9009号深圳华侨城洲际酒店首层)

Tel: (755) 3399 3388 ext 8531



Event Details

Event Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 5:30pm - Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 9:30pm
Pricing Info: 
Sunday to Thursday RMB358 per person, Friday & Saturday RMB418
Booking Phone Number: 
(755) 3399 3388 ext 8531
Place Name (Optional): 
Mercado (InterContinental Shenzhen)
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Mercado (InterContinental Shenzhen)

Savor our splendid array of fresh seafood amidst a scrumptious spread of brunch favorites including traditional paella and chocolate fondue with free-flowing sparkling wine from Spain. Mercado Restaurant & Café…lavish buffets with a twist. 

Address & Contact

Address and contact information:
Place Address (English/Pinyin): 
InterContinental Hotel 9009 Shennan Road, Overseas Chinese Town, Shenzhen 518053, Guangdong Province, China - Ground Level
Place Phone: 
(755) 3399 3388 ext 8531
call us: +86-755-3395-5850