LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alan Wong, Hatsune, Hatsune Kerry, Japanese, sake culture, Sake Samurai, Sake Sensei Dinner Party, sake tasting | No Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Art, Upcoming Events | Tags: Almost Art Project, comics, Dashilar, Henri Rousseau, Jean Dubuffet, Jean-Paul Gauguin, Outsider Art, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky | No Comments »
1st Art Festival/Exhibition Dedicated to Chinese Outsider Art and Comics
Hosting its first exhibition in Dashilar on Yangmeizhu Hutong, Almost Art Project will be showcasing over 300 works of art dedicated to ‘outsider’ Art and comic art. The festival will include pieces from 43 ‘outsider artists’ and 16 different comic artists
A term referred to art made by artists without profession art training, ‘Outsider’ Art or ‘art brut’ are not to be underestimated and have played a major role in Art History.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Badr Benjelloun, Barberas, Barolos, Caravan, CRUITALY, Cuju, Guido Damilano, Italian wines, Italy, Moroccan, Piedmont, Sahara, Wine Dinner | No Comments »
Pairing Off-Menu Moroccan Dishes with Wines from Piedmont
Badr Benjelloun, creator of Cuju and Caravan is excited to launch a series of wine/Moroccan food dinner pairings with the first one coming this Monday, June 29th at Moroccan/Cajun restaurant Caravan!
“The Mediterranean region has merged and mixed flavors, tastes and cultures for millenias, across north, south, east and west. On Monday June 29th, we’re doing it again by pairing amazing wines from Piedmont with dishes from Morocco for an unforgettable culinary experience.” - Badr Benjelloun, Cuju & Caravan owner
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Upcoming Events | Tags: Agua, Anniversary Party, DJ Peter Stone, Fez Bar, Nali Patio, Rooftop Bar, Sanlitun | No Comments »
Time to Pop the Champagne cause it’s Fez’ 6th Anniversary!
One of Beijing’s most glamorous rooftop bars, Fez Bar is inviting one and all to their terrace cocktail bar on Saturday, June 27th to celebrate their 6th anniversary. With free-flow house pour mixers and DJ Peter Stone, pre-sale tickets are RMB 200 per person (RMB 250 at the door) so get over to Fez or Agua this week to lock in your spot.
I plan to go to town on Fez’ Mojito Punch Bowls!
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 »
Alan (L) & Daniel (R) Team Up for NIKKEI Pop-Up Dinner
In case you didn’t already know, NIKKEI is a pop-up culinary event concept between Chef Daniel Urdaneta (of Mosto fame) and Alan Wong (Hatsune restaurant group) combining Peruvian and Japanese cuisine. This may sound like a random, crazy combination but actually Nikkei is nothing new.
While Nikkei is a food trend taking London, Paris, Lima, Barcelona and Miami by storm, this is a cooking style that’s come to define Peruvian cuisine. While ceviche is Peru’s national dish, Peruvians didn’t actually use raw seafood as an ingredient in their cuisine until the Japanese diaspora migrated to South America and used their own cooking techniques to transform local dishes.
I think this Munchies article titled “Nikkei Is the Beautiful Love Child of Peru and Japan” explains it best -
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Anniversary, Badr Benjelloun, Cuju, Cuju Beijing, hutong, hutong BBQ, Moroccan Rum Bar, Rummery | No Comments »
Time to Toast Cuju for 3 Years of Rum Ragers!
Monday, June 8th marks the 3rd Anniversary of little Cuju Sports Bar & Rummery. From opening back in 2012 as Dongcheng District’s only sports bar in the hutongs to everyone’s friendly neighborhood rummery, they’re ready to celebrate with a week of festivities starting tonight!
“From that first night jitters (on the first game of the Euro 2012) and arguing with neighbours, through landlord problems and staff turnover, we somehow made the 3 years mark.” - Badr Benjelloun
Here’s a day by day play of every discount and super deal you can look forward to enjoying. You’ll find lots of drink deals and sandwich deals depending on the day (expect Wednesdays as they’ll be closed!). And notice the increasing momentum and excitement as we make our way to the grand finale this Sunday, June 14th for a blow-out Hutong afternoon BBQ with free flow Kirin beer, sangria and mixers! Price is RMB 150 per person, just remember to help Badr out (with managing as best he can given the limited space in a small hutong) and RSVP in advance if you want to join!
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The Hutong’s Gorgeous Rooftop will Host a Summer Fayre this Sunday!
Known for hosting one of the most jolly and delightful Christmas Fayres in Beijing, The Hutong will be rounding up some of the craftiest food and product vendors for a splendid Summer Fayre this Sunday, June 7th!
Swap out their addictive mulled wine for a refreshing glass of Summer Fruit Punch (spiked of course!).
“Here comes the sun! To celebrate all things summer, we will be serving attendees a free glass of our secret-recipe Hutong Summer Fruit Punch. Make a toast with your ice-cold glass, taste gourmet goodies from Beijing culinary artisans and restaurateurs, savor some of the capital’s best local brews, and try out some summertime jewelry and apparel.” - The Hutong
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