LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Alex Molina, BJ Foodies, Bogotá, Chef Daniel Urdaneta, Chef Juan Mateus, Colombia, FuteArt Sound Studio, Living Project, Living Project x Nepal, LivingNepal, Modo, MOKA Bros, Mosto, Nepal, Red Snapper Carpaccio, The ThanksLiving Festival | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Beef on Food, Chile, Executive Chef Aitor Olabegoya, Foie Gras, Free Range, Grass-fed, Migas, Nali Patio, Villarrica Natural Park, Wagyu, Wagyu Distributor, Wagyu Tasting | No Comments »
Migas Hosts Tasting with the World’s Top Chilean Free Range Wagyu Beef
We’ve been to a countless number of wine tastings, craft beer tastings, cocktail tastings, but a wagyu tasting?!
We recently had the pleasure to be introduced to an exciting project that Chef Aitor Olabegoya at Migas has been incubating along with a cadre of others for more than a decade. If you’re anything like us then you’ll always stare wistfully at the beautiful but poverty inducing wagyu steaks on menus around town. So priced because the Japanese jealously guard their stocks of the gorgeous meat, but thanks to guys like Beef on Food, things are slowly changing.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Autumn Menu, Autumn Tasting Menu, Barbecued Octopus and Spicy Chorizo, Capital M, Matthew Nilon, mulled wine, Pavlova, Qianmen, Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Spiced Apple Cider, Weekday Lunch Deal | 3 Comments »
Treat Yourself (and others!) to a Scrumptious Autumn Luncheon at Capital M
For my dear poor friend who just happened to be in Beijing on a very grey and gloomy day that was wet and rainy and just blah, I knew just the place to brighten her spirits. A very special place in Beijing, Capital M is a guaranteed show-stopper. Everything from its stunning design to the five-star service and beautiful dishes, it’s always at the top of my list to impress guests and show them a side of Beijing that’s anything but grey.
As soon as my friend stepped into Capital M, I could see it in her eyes, she was in absolute awe. As an aspiring illustrator, she was delighted to see all the beautiful, vibrant colors that fill the walls of Capital M and the cozy fireplaces was exactly what we both needed to defrost and reboot.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Alfred Krasser, Austrian cuisine, fine dining, Jagermeister, Nali Patio, organic food, Parnas, Sound of Music, Tafelspitz Austrian Restaurant | No Comments »
Tafelspitz Austrian Restaurant in Nali Patio
Tafelspitz is an unfortunate restaurant. The concept has potential with the obvious lack of traditional Austrian restaurants in China’s capital and there’s always room for niche and focused restaurants, but there are inconsistencies in the branding and the decor misses the mark. Part of it feels homely like an Austrian ski lodge and the other part feels like you’ve been frozen out of said ski lodge. The fact that its windows face the garish Sanlitun KTV bars doesn’t help either.
On the other hand, if anyone out there knows how to make boiled beef look attractive, they are a visual genius (refer to above photo – we were impressed!) Though the staff are well trained and know about the menu, and the food is more than satisfactory, the prices make you question its worth.
Located on the 4th floor of Sanlitun’s Nali Patio alongside Mosto, Niajo, Agua, Velvet, Migas and other illustrious Beijing food destinations, Tafelspitz is the only Austrian restaurant around but it’s still a stylish restaurant essentially targeting the same foodie demographic as its neighbors. Putting itself head to head with the best of the best, I question whether Tafelspitz can handle the competition.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Bistrot B, British cuisine, British Embassy, British ingredients, British Menu Week, British recipes, Cranswick Farms, FEAST (Food by East), Fish and Chips, Food is Great, Jing Yaa Tang, Johnnie Walker House, Mosto, Okra 1949, Stuff'd, The Village Cafe, The Vineyard Cafe, TRB Bites@The Courtyard | No Comments »
In case you haven’t noticed, Great Britain has been breaking old stereotypes (suffering under the image of grey boiled meat) and earning themselves an enviable culinary reputation. No longer can the French scoff at the Brits, and no longer is British cuisine limited in its international recognition to its full English breakfast, fish and chips and Sunday roasts.
Today they are dominating the world foodie scene with many of the world’s top restaurants and greatest chefs being from the G-to-the-B (are Americans allowed to say that? Probably not).
And for one week only – November 2nd-8th to be precise, the British Embassy’s ‘Food is Great initiative’ is launching their ‘British Menu Week’ which will be showcasing a selection from some of this city’s best restaurants and chefs who will be creating bespoke menus highlighting British ingredients and recipes.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Badass, CBD, Central Park, Chef Daniel Urdaneta, Coro Urdaneta, MOKA Bros, Sanlitun, Solana, Source of Life, Superfood, The Place, The Place Shopping Mall | No Comments »
Moka Bros Opens its 3rd Location in the CBD
CBD denizens rejoice!
After just recently celebrated their two year anniversary with a whole lot of tattoos, Moka Bros has just opened up a new store in The Place Shopping Mall, officially since last Wednesday, the 28th of October. Located just opposite Central Park on the Eastern most side of The Place, it is in a prime position for those of you in Guomao looking for healthy lunch and dinner options.
“We’re excited to join this area of families, offices and embassies, and offer something healthy for the citizens of the CBD. In an area where it’s so common to see suited up men and women running between meetings or picking up kids it’s important to remember to take a breather and refuel your body with superfoods and goodness.” - Chef Daniel Urdaneta
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alex Acker, Beijing, Bethel China, CFFC, CFFC 2015, Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC), East Hotel, Educating Girls of Rural China, EGRC, Elizabeth Koch, Eric Schmidt, Hong Kong, Julia Lim, Kristian Li, Live Music, Love is Blind Project, Michael Crain, Ray Kelly, Roberta Lipson, Shanghai, Sophie Van Pelt, Sylvia Liu, Tyde Pimsey, Xian Bar | No Comments »
Last Chance for Tickets to CFFC 2015 on November 7th in Beijing
Only one week left before one of Beijing’s most fabulous events the of the year - Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC) 2015! A charity dinner event that started in Beijing by Michael Crain back in 2009, the event has grown to Shanghai and Hong Kong as well and throughout the past 6 years, they have raised over RMB 3.7 million!
CFFC is Taking Place Saturday, Nov. 7 (Beijing), Nov. 14 (Shanghai) & Nov. 7 (Hong Kong)
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: brandnü, ch'uar, Chi restaurant, chuan'er, Dong Bei, Dongsi Beidajie, Jing-A Brewing Co., Nathan Zhang, White Tiger Village, Wudaoying, 东北, 串儿, 白老虎村 | No Comments »