LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: BJ Foodies, Brandon Trowbridge, Carnivore Club, Charity Dinner, Chef Rob Cunningham, FEAST (Food by East), Nola, Project Candy | No Comments »
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Migas’ Pastry Chef Pol Anter Teaches 5 Traditional Spanish Desserts Every Saturday
Walking into Migas, whether you’re heading for their tasty Spanish restaurant or onto the dance floor of their bar, you will walk past a glass enclosed space called their Aula OiLab. An individual space equipped with a small-scale, but very complete kitchen capable of hosting everything from private dinner parties, wine and food tastings and what I’m about to introduce you to – Migas’ mixology, cooking and pastry lessons.
“The intention is to return to the gastronomic importance of good products and the creative ways of cooking. Here we experiment with products and new techniques, while creating fusions between different styles of cuisine, bringing from Spain and European or American chefs, products and combining with Asian ones.” – Migas on their Aula OiLab
LumDimSum | Filed under: A Day In My Life, Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Agua, Chef Jordi, Infinity Brunch, Nali Patio, Sarah Ting-Ting Hou, Spring Menu, Weekend Brunch | 1 Comment »
A New Weekend Brunch Concept: Agua’s Infinity Brunch is what Beijingers have been waiting for
An indulgent weekend treat, Agua’s Infinity Brunch is a new take on brunching in style, “all-you-can-eat” and definitely a step up from all the copy-cat buffet spreads you see all over town. Instead of leaving a bunch of mediocre food to sit out on displayed platters that seem to care more about presentation and ornamentation, Agua’s Infinity Brunch is all about freshness and quality and nothing is cooked before it has been ordered.
After sampling Agua’s new Spring Menu a few weeks ago (launched April 1st), I was delighted to find a few similarly-inspired dishes included on their Infinity Brunch menu.
They’ve only just launched this exceptionally mouth-watering weekend brunch a few weeks ago, so expect a few menu changes and improvements as they continue to welcomely receive feedback and suggestions.
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Beijing’s charity culinary event of the year Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC) is hosting a one-off special fundraising dinner and after-party supporting Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA) on Saturday, April 19th at Q Mex restaurant in South Sanlitun.
For the past 5 years that CFFC has been organizing and hosting this annual event in Beijing, Shanghai, and now also Hong Kong, they’ve managed to raise over RMB 3,000,000 for worthwhile charities all over China.
This month, they’re hosting a one-off dinner party + after-party at Q Mex with all funds going towards APSA’s core programs.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: antipasto, breakfast, cafe, catering, Chaoyang Park West Gate, Cheesecake, coffee, Deli de Luxe, delicatessen, Delivery, gourmet food store, Healthy, Parkview Towers, salads, soups, wholesome, wine | 3 Comments »
Gourmet Food Store, Delivery and Catering all rolled into one Quaint Cafe
You need to get through a side entrance gateway of Parkview Towers to gain access to gourmet food store and quaint little cafe Deli de Luxe (unless you already have their delivery service on your speed dial). There’s even a guard at the gate that you must get past. Best way to know if you’re at the correct spot is to find the entrance directly across from Suzie Wong’s (the west side of Chaoyang Park West Gate).
Deli de Luxe is delightfully lovely if you fancy a nice cup of coffee (made with locally roasted beans and fresh organic milk) alongside a beautifully fresh salad or an excellent slice of cheesecake. I came with a couple of fellow foodies after hitting a round of golf balls at the driving range just around the corner. With the sun was shining, the wooden tables and benches outside were exactly what we had in mind for a relaxing wind-down mid-morning.
Though the cafe is pretty small, the variety is not. They offer a wide range of daily specials (salad, soup, hot dish, risotto), breakfast pastries, muesli, egg croissant sandwiches, organic quiches, toasted Ciabatta sandwiches and a whole list of sweets including their specialty cheesecake with berry coulis. Check out snapshots of their fully-stocked counter and massive open fridge with everything pre-prepped and 95% ready to go.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Delivery, free delivery, Lush, pizza, Pyro Pizza, Sugar Shack, Wudaokou | No Comments »
Game On: Wudaokou’s Beloved Pyro Pizza Re-Launches as Sugar Shack
(Photo Credit to Aaron Berkovich)
Taking over the previous Pyro Pizza space, the same fantabulous team behind Lush and Gung Ho! are upping their game with their newest baby – Sugar Shack.
Though owner Jade Gray says the space still needs some sprucing up, the place is already sprawling with pizza and beer loving crowds excitedly playing round after round of beer pong oblivious that there is still some white space on their walls. Honestly, the place looks great and their signature branded Monopoly themed “Drunkopoly” Beer Pong table is kick@$$.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Chinese Ice Cream, Iain Shaw, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Shake-Up, Jonathan White, Kickstarter, Lilly Chow, Slow Boat Brewery, South Sanlitun, The Cleaver Quarterly, The Local | No Comments »
The Cleaver Quarterly is Cleverly Luring You in with Crafty Ice Cream Creations
Knowing the key to our hearts (and wallets) is through our stomach, The Cleaver Quarterly team is a very smart bunch who have figured out that every foodie’s kryptonite is most often than not – ice cream.
This Saturday, April 12, the team behind this foodie ad-free magazine is organizing an ice cream making contest at The Local.
The Cleaver Quarterly is a new print magazine taking a playful look at Chinese food as a global phenomenon. Through lively longform writing and vivid visuals, it will explore the changing appetites of the world’s most populous country as well as Chinese food around the world. We’ll tell the stories behind the recipes, whether it’s the savory double-steamed soups of Jiangxi province, microbrewing in Taiwan or egg rolls in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. We’ll also be telling the stories that you won’t see anywhere else.
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