LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: buffalo wings, Carl Setzer, craft beer, GLB, Great Leap Brewing, Lucia Wang, New York pizza, north Sanlitun, Soft Opening | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Alfie's, Alfie's by Alfred Dunhill, bakery, Bernie Madoff, Business Lunch, Café Flo, CBD, Din Tai Fung, Michelin star, olive oil, Opera Bombana, Opera Lunch, Parkview Green, Parkview Green Lunch Series, Umberto Bombana, Weekday Lunch Deal | No Comments »
The trilogy. The most awaited piece of writing since George RR Martin secured a TV contract.
Today, Opera Bombana. (Read part one of the Parkview Green Lunch Series here about Café FLO and part two at Alfie’s by Alfred Dunhill)
The most expensive of the 3 choices Opera is located on the first floor of Parkview Green, next Din Tai Fung and a giant piece of artwork satirising Bernie Madoff. It’s quite distinctive.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Health & Fitness, Hot Tips | Tags: Caveman Challenge, Chinese New Year, Crossfit, discount, gluten-free, Hatsune, Hatsune Kerry, Healthy Eating, Kerry Hotel Beijing, meal deal, Middle Kingdom Fitness, MKF, New Year Resolutions, Pak Pak Thai Kitchen, Pak Pak Thai Restaurant, Paleo Breakfast, Paleo Diet, Paleo Granola, Paleo Power, set Paleo menus, Tribe Organic | 1 Comment »
Look Out for Paleo Set Menus Available Around Town!
An initiative organized by the Middle Kingdom Fitness (MKF) team, The Caveman Challenge encourages their Crossfit goers to eat Paleo for an entire month that runs now until the Chinese New Year holiday in mid-February.
‘Eating Paleo’ is based on the notion that for optimal health, modern humans should go back to eating real, whole unprocessed foods that are more healthful than harmful to our bodies. Prioritizing grass-fed and pastured meats and eggs, wild-caught seafood, and vegetables along with a moderation of fruit, nuts, and seeds, Paleo avoids any pro-inflammatory foods like gluten-containing grains, dairy products, legumes, processed oils, and refined sugar.
In an effort to replace your system of all those holiday sweets with real foods, this is a chance for everyone to start 2015 off to a healthy start!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Health & Fitness, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: 4corners 肆角餐吧, Chef Reshma Khan, Erica Huang, Farm to Neighbors, Indian Chutneys, Juice by Melissa, LDS Hot Tip, Le Fromager De Pekin, PARWAAZ Spice Route Concepts, Shared Harvest, Spoonful of Sugar, 传统法式鹅肝酱 Recette Tradition par Camille, 打碎杯子 Smash A Cup, 春泥香生态农场 Chunixiang Ecological Farm, 查理的培根 Charlie’s Bacon, 棒奶奶果酱 Bonne Nani Fresh Fruit Jams, 水牛伯士 Fresh Buffalo Milk, 燕麦小姐 Miss Muesli, 狂聚派 Rager Pie, 老熊手工面包 Artisanal Homemade Bread, 良心苹果 Conscious Apples, 花呆纸日本杂货 Huadaizhi Japanese Ceramic & Things, 藏氏酸奶 Tibetan Yogurt, 远谷庄园 Yuangu Valley Farm, 阿莲妈妈 A-lian Rice Wine | No Comments »
4Corners Proudly Hosts The Farm to Neighbors Farmers Market
A bustling farmers market that takes place every Sunday from 11AM to 5PM, the Farm to Neighbors event is keeping all hutong hipsters and residents happy and healthy with fresh, organic produce on a weekly basis.
Most people know this farmers market from their days in Modernista Bar on Baochao Hutong, but they’ve since moved to 4Corners Restaurant Bar as of last Sunday and will host here again this Sunday, Jan. 18th. 4Corners’ celebrity chef and owner Jun Trinh will be cooking up a feast with all the beautiful produce being showcased so make sure you head over to their bar area to grab a seat!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Alfie's, Alfie's by Alfred Dunhill, British food, Business Lunch, Café Flo, Dunhill store, Parkview Green, Parkview Green Lunch Series, Weekday Lunch Deal | No Comments »
Alfie’s by Alfred Dunhill Exudes the Essence of the British Gentleman
This is the second post in the Parkview Green lunch series. Part one at Café FLO can be seen here.
Part 2 is set in Alfie’s. Alfie’s by Alfred Dunhill is a British style restaurant that is just above the Dunhill store in Parkview Green.
“Welcomes guests in a modern British-style, Alfie’s Beijing is specifically designed for discerning guests who appreciate the very best. Led by the same impeccable service throughout Alfred Dunhill, all dishes are perfectly prepared by Alfie’s team of chefs by using the freshest and finest ingredients.” - Parkview Green’s info here.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: ARUP, B. Ooger, Brasserie Flo, Business Lunch, Café Flo, French pastries, IWC, Mosto, Parkview Green, Parkview Green Lunch Series, SmartBeijing, Stella McCartney, Weekday Lunch Deal | 2 Comments »
Pretty Parkview Green (Photo Courtesy of ARUP)
Thus begins a short series of posts on the set lunch options in the Parkview Green mall, just south of Dongdaqiao subway station on Dongdaqiao Road.
Parkview Green is the Beijing venture built by the Parkview group which started out in Hong Kong. Environmentally friendly, decked out with a large collection of art and home to Stella McCartney, IWC and a whole host of other luxury brands, the building itself is worth having a look round. It should be pointed out from the outset that there is a food court in Parkview Green with some more affordable options than the following restaurants, but that it requires a keycard that you deposit money on to use. If you want to go for a business lunch or are simply there shopping and want something a little more upscale to eat, then this is more aimed at you.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: ancient capital, Gongti Beilu, Ming Dynasty, Nanjing Impressions, Peking Duck, Shimao Department Store, 南京大牌档 | No Comments »
Nanjing Impressions’ Lantern Lined Ceiling is Made to Impress
Located on Gongti Beilu on the fourth floor of Shimao Department Store, Nanjing Impressions (南京大牌档) is a monster of a restaurant with a sea of tables, and yet, there’s still a line out the door of regulars who can’t get enough.
Once a city that was home to emperors in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and again when the Nationalist Party under Chiang Kai-shek returned the capital to Nanjing in 1927, Nanjing remains the capital of Jiangsu province. Famous for its small tapas style street foods, this is also where Beijing’s notorious Peking Duck hails from before the capital moved to where it remains today.
The first time I came to Nanjing Impressions was for a birthday bash with about 30 guests spread across three massive round tables in the restaurant’s private rooms. My expectations are never high for big group dinners in Chinese restaurants as venues are often picked more for the social atmosphere and affordable prices rather than taste or quality of the food, but after tasting our way through countless dishes (I’m guessing the majority of the menu), I was so impressed that I came back the very next day so that I could write this LDS post. And if you think that’s a little crazy, you’ll find it hard to believe me when I say that none other than the birthday girl herself surprised us by turning up to pick up her fapiao! As we were just getting started with our meal, she also sat down to join us for a second round of birthday Nanjing Impressions. That’s right, it’s so good here that she was happy to spend two back-to-back birthday dinners here!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Chateau Latour-Martillac, China Wines & Spirits (CWS), Domus, Forbidden City, Frankie Zou, Huayi Brothers Media Film Production Company, Ignace Lecleir, Temple Restaurant Beijing (TRB) | No Comments »