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EVENT: Paint your own chocolate terracotta warriors at Asian high tea in Melbourne!! ON NOW

You read that right. Accor and Dulux are collaborating on the weirdest thing we've ever heard, and you can do it every weekend through to October in Melbourne.

Every now and then, something crosses my desk that makes me so happy to be a travel writer. Just when I've lost hope in humanity, something so joyfully bizarre turns up that it restores my sad little smile and I'm ready to head out into the world once again. This time, to paint little chocolate terracotta warriors, as I munch on dumplings and wontons at high tea gone Chinese. It's the kind of thing I've always longed to do - I just never let myself know it. And you KNOW you want to do it too - now it's a thing.

So here are the details, thanks to Sofitel Melbourne on Collins:

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins and Dulux, Australia’s trusted paint brand, are coming together to celebrate Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality, the new Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.

The collab features an Asian-infused High Tea buffet where guests are invited to paint chocolate Terracotta Warriors back to their original colours.

Over 2,200 years has passed since anyone has seen the original colours of the Terracotta Warriors. Due to their fragility and transparent lacquer coating, colours have since faded or peeled off. High Tea goers will need to use their imagination to choose from four flowing fountains of edible Dulux Mint Twist, Dulux Symphony Red, Dulux Midas Touch and Dulux China White colours.

Sofitel’s General Manager, Clive Scott mentions, “This new high tea concept is quite unique, bridging the Chinese culture of the past with the artistic flair of our very talented international pastry chef, David Hann.”

David has led the creative process of the Asian-infused high tea, highlighted by his crispy Wonton with chocolate, ginger and pineapple. All the desserts will be accompanied by a hot buffet selection of Chinese favourites, such as steamed pork buns and crispy fried wontons.

High tea gastronomes can embrace their inner artist at Sofi’s Lounge from 2.30pm every Saturday and Sunday from 25th May until 13th October 2019 for $99 per adult.

To book, visit sofitel-melbourne.com.au or phone (03) 9653 7744 or email H1902-re13@sofitel.com

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