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LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: French food, French fusion, Nali Patio, Parnas, restaurant closing, Restaurant News, Sanlitun | No Comments »
Another one bites the dust.
Open for barely one year, Parnas is officially closed now for “renovations” but rumor has it that Parnas’ owners have sold their labor of love.
Whether or not it opens again under its original name, this French Fusion gem with its gorgeous rooftop rooftop will sadly never be the same.
See previous review HERE of Parnas from just about a month ago.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Bars & Nightlife, Upcoming Events | Tags: 32 Via Dei Birrai, 8 Wired Brewing Co., Baird Brewing Company, Beijing Autumn Craft Beer Festival, Beijing Craft Beer Festival, Beijing Invitational Craft Beer Festival (BICBF), Boxing Cat Brewery, craft beer, East Hotel, Galaxy SOHO, Great Leap Brewing, Harvest Brewing Company, Hilden Brewing Co., Hong Kong Beer Co., JingA, Le Ble D'or, Lucia Wang, Slow Boat Brewery, Strong Ale Works, Thornbridge Brewery, Victory Brewing Company, Windsor & Eton Brewery, Yeastie Boys, Yoopay, Young Master Ales, 京A Capital Brewing Co. | 1 Comment »
Great Leap Hosts Beijing’s First Invitational Craft Beer Festival
Sometimes it’s good to get a reality check and break free of the Beijing bubble and remember that there’s more beyond our 6th ring borders. As much as Beijing’s craft beer community has blossomed over the past 5 years, it’s also nice to see how the rest of the world is getting on in their homebrewing creations.
After Great Leap Brewing hosted their third annual Beijing Craft Beer Festival this summer at Galaxy SOHO, they’re finishing 2014 off strong by launching Beijing’s first Invitational Craft Beer Festival (BICBF) in conjunction with XIX Spirit to bring over international craft beer brand names to Beijing for the very first time from November 14-16 at EAST Beijing Hotel.
“This festival is designed around established international and greater China brands, giving them access to the Beijing market and allowing local drinkers an opportunity to see the grander scale of craft beer.” - Lucía Wang, PR & Events Director of Great Leap Brewing
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Badr Benjelloun, Beixinqiao, brownie, Casablanca nights, couscous, Cuju Beijing, hutong, Moroccan, rum collection, Shakshuka, sports bar, tagine | 1 Comment »
Cuju is a Miracle Find: Rummery + Sports Bar + Authentic Moroccan Cuisine
Clearly a labor of love by Beijing personality Badr Benjelloun, Cuju is looking better than ever with their new renovations and a new menu to reflect their ever-popular Sunday Casablanca Moroccan feast nights.
Tucked away just southwest of Beixinqiao, it admittedly is a bit off the beaten path, but it’s really not that difficult to find (see map below) and it’s absolutely worth the effort of finding.
When I put the message out to a handful of friends that I planned to organize a dinner feast to see how far we could eat our way down Badr’s new food menu, my reservation for 4 quickly turned into 14 without any effort at all. From what I gathered, people have all heard nothing but good things about Cuju and though it’s been on their radar for some time, it just needed a little nudge to get the ball rolling. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of taking the time to book in advance and organize a group outing (since most of us who got together don’t actually live in the hutong hoods of Gulou). Though Cuju prides itself on its sports screenings and its vast rum collection with a selection from all over the Caribbean islands, South America, Europe and Asia, I’m all about Badr’s fine-crafted menu of authentic Moroccan classics. But before we get ahead of ourselves, I’ll begin with their crafty cocktail selection and house-infused rum shots!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Upcoming Events | Tags: Comedy Club China, Comedy Show, David Fertitta, Halloween, Josh Malina, Nigel Tu, Paul Creasy, Paul Ogata, Stand Up Comedy, The Bookworm, Toby Jarman | No Comments »
“Delivers with machine-gun speed and precision, spraying the room with non-stop laughs!” – Midweek Magazine
A perfect precursor to your get-drop-dead-drunk Halloween party, start your night off by laughing until your stomach can’t take it anymore. With award-winning headliner comedian Paul Ogata taking on this festive weekend, Beijing’s Humor Section at The Bookworm will be hosting two back-to-back shows this weekend from 8PM-10PM.
“We love Paul [Ogata] so much we even put on 2 shows. We have a special guest MC this weekend as I am in Ireland, so [Comedy Club China's] David Fertitta will be hosting. Celebrate Halloween with a laugh at the Humor Section. Always a great night.” – Des Bishop, Creator of The Bookworm’s Humour Section
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: dessert, Halloween, Inside the Cobweb, Jack-O-Lantern Dessert, Migas, Panallets, set lunch menu, Spanish food, treats, weekday set lunch | No Comments »
Trick or Treat? Choose Migas’ Halloween Treats
Previously my main motivation for getting into a clumsy costume and knocking on strangers’ doors after dark, I’m all about the treats on Halloween. Who ever said “trick” over “treat” anyway?!
As you can count on Migas to get into the spooky spirit of Halloween, their crafty pastry chef Pol Anter has gone all out in putting together a Halloween dessert menu that I would have killed to have as a kid.
From a wicked pumpkin stuffed with ice cream and chocolate mousse and topped with craftily carved chili cookies to a bowl of sweet delights encased in a a delicate chocolate cobweb, these treats are as tasty as they are drop-dead adorable. Drop in for Migas’ weekday set lunch (see what’s on their daily menu below) or a la carte dinner and tack on an extra dessert because it’s Halloween and because you can.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Agua, Infinity Brunch, Spanish food, Weekend Brunch, Winter Menu | 7 Comments »
Agua’s Infinity Weekend Brunch Launches Updated Winter Menu
With the sudden drop in temperature, Agua’s taken the initiative to warm up our weekends with their updated Infinity Weekend Brunch menu which now includes a beautiful range of warming dishes including their Beef Bourguignon, Marinated Pork Belly and Icelandic Halibut with pumpkin puree.
A weekend brunch that was first launched back in April (pretty much right after they launched their Spring menu), this updated menu now highlights a lot of their new seasonal fall and winter dishes.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Hot Tips, Special Events, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alyssa Farrelly, Central Park, E-West Club, Halloween, Halloween CarnEVIL, Halloween Party, Haunted House, Lin Wang, The Place, Tongzhou, Yoopay | 1 Comment »