LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Andalucía, El Carro de Postres, Gazpacho, La Feria, Migas, Montaditos, Paella, Rebujito, Sangria, Sevilla, Spain, Weekend Brunch | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Beer Belly-ni, Beergarita, BJ Foodies, Brewer's Brunch, Chef Simone Thompson, Jing-A Brewing Co., Jing-A Taproom, St. Joseph's Orphanage, The Hatchery, Weekend Brunch | No Comments »
Try Out the New Brewer’s Brunch at Jing-A Taproom with the BJ FOoDiEs Clan!
As we welcome back warmer weather this Spring (it’s rainy and dreary now, but meant to warm straight back up in time for the weekend), it’s high time that we start getting out more during the day to soak up some much needed Vitamin D! Whether you’re nursing a hangover or not quite ready to wrap up the weekend, Sundays are always 100x more spectacular when you have a boozy brunch scheduled!
Who needs coffee when you’ve got Beergarita and Beer Belly-ni on the menu?!
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The Hutong + LDS Brings You an Event that Would Make Cookie Monster Go Bonkers
For all you Cookie Monsters in Beijing, get ready to eat your heart out!
An annual event co-hosted by The Hutong and yours truly, this is the event that gets me as giddy as Christmas does each and every year. Designed for insatiable cookie addicts who have a bottomless pit for homemade, stuff-your-face-silly cookies, we’re about to make your cookie dreams come true this Sunday, March 19th from 2PM-5PM.
Our Cookie Monster Bake-Off will feature 21 different types of creative cookies, each one made from scratch by 21 brilliant bakers based in Beijing. There will be more than your fair share of cookies to munch your way through, it really doesn’t get much better than this!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Chef Damiano Nigro, grissini, guest chef, Italian chef, Langhe, Piedmont, Tajarin, The Modern Traditionalist, TRB Bites, Villa d'Amelia, White Truffles, Wine Pairing | No Comments »
Chef Damiano Nigro (Michelin 1 Star, Villa d’Amelia) brings Progressive Italian from the Hills of Barolo to the Kitchen at TRB Bites
When foodies look at a Michelin map, it’s clear that there is a concentration of Michelin restaurants in one little area in Italy’s northwest region called Piedmont. From Langhe to Barolo to Alba, this area is a mountainous region famous for its white truffles (considered the best in the world), fondue, Barolo wines and thin breadsticks called grissini. Piedmont is also reputed to be Italy’s most culinarily progressive region, which makes sense that they are snatching up so many Michelin stars.
Beijing now has the privilege to have a taste of Piedmont as TRB Bites welcomes their first guest chef of 2017, who also happens to be the first Italian chef that they have ever hosted. Chef Damiano Nigro is introduced as an Italian culinary force with 1 Michelin star as the executive chef of the 4 star Relais “Villa d’Amelia” in Piedmont, where he still works today. While Chef Damiano has traveled all over the world and cooked in Germany, France, England, Spain, New York and Taiwan, he’s taken the inspiration he’s received in each place and applied it to his intense focus in the kitchen.
A recommendation to TRB by a foodie who was previous based in Beijing, Chef Damiano is in Beijing for just a week, presenting a lunch menu (RMB 480 per person) and a dinner menu (RMB 680 per person) between Wednesday, March 8th-Sunday, March 12th.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Cafe Flat White, Ceviche, Pachakutiq, Peruvian, Peruvian Pisco, Sanlitun SOHO, Tiradito | No Comments »
Pachakutiq is a Peruvian gastronomic bar and restaurant that I previously reviewed when they first opened as a small pop-up, taking over the evening shift of Cafe Flatwhite in the CBD Dawanglu at China Central Place.
Now, they have expanded their menu offerings and moved into a new location in Sanlitun SOHO so I was keen to get down there and see what developments have been made.
I had known that they moved from their very temporary pop-up shop to a permanent space in the B1 level of Sanlitun SOHO, which is a big step for them. But I didn’t realize that the new restaurant is still in collaboration with Cafe Flatwhite, so once again the space is a Cafe Flatwhite by day and morphs into Pachakutiq by night. The main difference is that this time the space has a better (and larger) kitchen so the menu has significantly expanded.
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Marufuku 丸福日本烧肉店 is a Japanese style barbecue restaurant. One that I was recently referred to by fellow foodies, this place has been a long-time favorite of theirs, a reliable restaurant they fondly refer to as “Mother F-ing Good BBQ” (sounds just like Marfuku right?)
Images of skewers over a smoky grill may come to mind, but yakitori actually refers specifically to chicken skewers and this particular type of barbecue features a wide range of different meats that you grill yourself, which may be more similar to your Korean BBQ restaurant experiences.
Marufuku currently has three branches around Beijing (see addresses below) and we went to the one on the North side of the Liangma River – straight north on Xindong Lu from the Canadian Embassy then turn left after you cross over to the north side of the river. You will see it on your right-hand side.
The smell is the first thing that hits you when you walk in their doors. Coming inside on a windy night, it’s warm and cozy inside filled with the wonderful smell of grilled meats. There are pros and cons to this – while it immediately makes your mouth water, it is also a smell that lingers on your clothing for days after so remember to leave your coats by the door and plan to throw everything else you wear into the laundry when you get home. Either that or you can just bask in the lingering smell of grilled meats on your clothes the next time you wear them.
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UnTour’s Beijing Hutong Breakfast Tour
UnTour Food Tours first started in Shanghai in 2010 and they have now branched into Beijing with two different tours – a Hutong Breakfast and Old Beijing Dinner tour with a bilingual guide.
Knowing that locals generally live a lifestyle that follows the mantra ‘Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise’, I opted to join the Hutong Breakfast tour, which also falls on the weekend.
“Join us for breakfast as we sample the most authentic and delicious snacks that are hiding in plain sight, once you get off the crowded roads and into the backstreets. Wake up early and explore the culinary scene with our trusted vendors, your bilingual guide and a small group of new foodie friends. Over the course of three hours, you’ll eat your way through China’s 5,000 years of culinary history, try new foods and gain an appreciation for the artisans making these handmade treats. We take pride in our vendor relationships, food and city history knowledge – our guides go through a rigorous training process and are active in the F&B industry. Come taste the city’s tastiest (and safe) authentic foods with a professional insider!” - UnTour Food Tours
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