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LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events | Tags: Copper, Harold Broese van Groenou, Kitchen X, Kontrast, L’Imperatrice Fine Wines, Supper Club, The Georg, Time Out Beijing, XIX Spirit, Yishu 8 | No Comments »
The equally exciting, equally mysterious Kitchen X by Time Out Beijing returned last week to mark its first event of 2016.
“Time Out is proud to present Kitchen X – an exclusive, secret ‘supper club’ series that teams up with the top minds in the hospitality world to craft an evening that combines the key elements that make wining and dining so special: anticipation, mystery, indulgence, spontaneity, flavour and, of course, attention to detail. This new dining concept offers the best the city has to offer – with a twist.” - Time Out’s Introduction of Kitchen X
After the refined luxury in Copper last time, the team at Time Out wanted to throw in a few surprises for their loyal and adventurous fine-dining guests this second time around.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: Abigail Arterburn, Afternoon Tea, Ahava Bistro & Cafe, Anete Elken, Audrey Tao, Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant, BEAM, Becca Ruskin, Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP), Bethel, Britt Langford, Cafe Zarah, Charlotte Arneson, CHP, Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off, East Hotel, Greta Bradford, Gretchen Johnson, Hatsune, Hot Chocolate, Hot Toddy, Ivy Wang, Jamie Kung, Jing-A Brewing Co., Josh Kernan, Juice by Melissa, Julie Bonanno, Kelvin Goh, Kyla McIntyre, Laurey Lou, Malou Claessens, Matthew Edmondston, Melissa McKenna, Migas, Mosto, Obentos, Pak Pak Thai Restaurant, Peter VanderMeulen, Punjabi, Punjabi Indian restaurant, Rachel Friedman, Raffle Prizes, Rager Pie, Shirley Fan, Sugar & Spice, SuSu, Sweet Tart Bakery, Sydney Hess, Tea with Georg, The Georg, The Hatchery, The Hutong, The Taco Bar, This City Art, Traitor Zhou's, Warm Milk | No Comments »
Get that Glass of Milk Ready, You’re About to Enter Cookie Heaven
Cookie Monster’s dream-come-true, Beijing’s sweet tooths are in for a real treat this coming weekend. An event designed for insatiable cookie addicts and have a bottomless pit for homemade, stuff-your-face-silly cookies, we’re all about that cookie.
But I’m not just talking about any cookie. I’m talking 20 different types of creative cookies, each one made from scratch by 20 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!
From chewy and gooey to salty cookies, vegan cookies and crafty variations of your classic Chocolate Chip cookies, we are very proud to announce the top contestants who have made the cut and will be competing in this year’s Cookie Monster Charity Bake-Off!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events | Tags: Benjamin Manthey, Bespoke Beijing, Black Sesame Ice Cream, Black Sesame Kitchen, Five Flavored Eggplant, Jen Lin Liu, Joanna Crain, Kungpao Shrimp, Michael Crain, Pan-Fried Dumplings, Red Braised Pork Belly, Sarah Keenlyside, Sue Zhou, The Courtyard Institute, The Orchid | 3 Comments »
Black Sesame Kitchen’s New Courtyard Flagship Location
One of my favorite hidden gem places to bring out of town guests, it was heartbreaking to say the least when Black Sesame Kitchen had to close down their Black Sesame Hutong location to all public cooking classes and events about two years ago. Though they had a short-lived stint hosting weekly dinners at The Orchid Boutique Hotel, they have now moved into their new flagship location at The Courtyard Institute.
A place where I always felt at home, where I met so many fellow foodies and Beijing friends, Black Sesame Kitchen (BSK) was all about quality home-cooked Chinese staples done exceptionally well with minimal use of oil and salt, no MSG and just the cutest chefs imaginable.
Though I haven’t hosted a dinner at Black Sesame since they closed their original location, I used to be a regular and I know their staple dishes quite well. Just last weekend, I was invited as a guest to a small dinner party for 7 at Black Sesame’s new location and was delighted to be seated among some of Black Sesame’s biggest fans including the dinner party hosts Michael and Joanna Crain (founders of the legendary Chi Fan for Charity annual charity event in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong), Benjamin Manthey (fellow foodie and CrossFit Slasher who used to work at Black Sesame as a host once upon a time), the lovely Sarah Keenlyside (founder of Bespoke Beijing Travel Co.) and Superwoman Sue Zhou of SueZhouDoesFood (go to her Summer BBQ this weekend!). Needless to say, I was sitting among some of Beijing’s most knowledgeable foodies!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: Anniversary, Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory, Gung Ho! Pizza, Keep Calm and Gung Ho!, Month Long Specials | No Comments »
“Five years of being Beijing’s brightest pizza bearers and hardest-trying hangover curers. It’s a huge milestone and we couldn’t be more proud of our little pizza store.” – Gung Ho! Pizza
Gung Ho! isn’t like most pizza stores with their “Dare to be Different” slogan, creative pizza toppings, whole wheat crust option (the first to offer this healthier option in Beijing), and hot pink everything, so it’s no brainer that they’d be unlike others in how they choose to celebrate their big half-decade mark.
Celebrating 5 years since they opened their Sanlitun store branch, they’re launching a handful of month-long specials…“the Gung Ho! way”.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: "Dive In", Alex Molina, Chef Daniel Urdaneta, DJ Alex Molina, DJ Nassdak, E-West Club, Executive Chef Aitor Olabegoya, Guru Ciccio, M5, Migas, Modo Urban Deli, MOKA Bros, Mosto | No Comments »
Summer “Dive In” Pool Party by M5
There are a whole lot of M’s where this pool party is concerned when you combine the entire Modo/Mosto/Moka Bros family together with the mighty fine Migas Bar + Restaurant clan.
Bringing together the talents of Chef Daniel Urdaneta and Chef Aitor Olabegoya, both have put their creative brains to work in putting together Beijing’s most kick-ass summer BBQ menus complete with Wagyu beef burgers, giant pans of paella, oysters, the whole nine yards!
More than just a handful of the coolest, trend-setting restaurants in Sanlitun (which pretty much elevates their status to the top tier of the best of the best in Beijing), this is bringing together some of the most hospitable and generous hosts imaginable in a drop-dead gorgeous setting complete with a pool, BBQ, dance-worthy beats and free-flow booze.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events | Tags: Alan Wong, Awfully Chocolate, Causa, Chef Daniel Urdaneta, cocktails, Hatsune, Hatsune Restaurant Group, Japanese, Modo Urban Deli, MOKA Bros, Mosto, Nikkei, oysters, Passion for Pisco Cocktail, Peruvian, Pisco Sour, Sake Lychee Martini, sushi, Tiradito, Uni, Uni Bowl, Wagyu | 7 Comments »
Magical NIKKEI Pop-Up Dinner by Chef Daniel Urdaneta + Alan Wong
I had to pinch myself to check whether I was dreaming or if it was real.
Like a fairytale dream come true, NIKKEI emerged out of the thundering clouds early Wednesday evening and exceeded all expectations for a truly extraordinary pop-up dining experience. Not only were we blessed with absolutely the best weather known to Beijing, the two talented teams behind Mosto and Hatsune created something spectacular behind those linen curtains. As guests arrived on the 4th floor rooftop of Nali Patio, they knew they were a part of something special, feeling like they just walked into Beijing’s best kept secret.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alan Wong, Best of Both Worlds, Chef Daniel Urdaneta, Culinary Collaboration, Culinary Concept, Hatsune, Hatsune Restaurant Group, Japanese, Mosto, Nali Patio, Nikkei, Pop-Up, Pop-Up Dinner, Rooftop Terrace, South American, Uni, Wagyu | No Comments »