Last Chance for Tickets to CFFC 2015 on November 7th in Beijing
Only one week left before one of Beijing’s most fabulous events the of the year - Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC) 2015! A charity dinner event that started in Beijing by Michael Crain back in 2009, the event has grown to Shanghai and Hong Kong as well and throughout the past 6 years, they have raised over RMB 3.7 million!
CFFC is Taking Place Saturday, Nov. 7 (Beijing), Nov. 14 (Shanghai) & Nov. 7 (Hong Kong)
Showcasing Beijing’s Most Talented Bakers
Back again this year, LDS (yours truly) is teaming up with The Hutong to host their second annual Cookie Monster Bake-Off!
Family Thanksgiving Feast: Where to Find Turkey-Coma-Inducing Feeds!
Back at home, Thanksgiving is generally enjoyed at home amongst close family, but for many of us, Beijing is our home away from home. And with Christmas just around the corner, we often opt to sacrifice one for the other, leaving us stuck in Beijing for Thanksgiving so that we can at least go home for Christmas. Never quite the same as grandma makes it, but on the bright side, at least you’re not short of options in Beijing! If you think about it, Thanksgiving in Beijing has the potential to be so much more fun than it would normally be at home. Leave the long hours slaving away in a kitchen cooking and dirty dishes to the restaurants and rally up all your friends to just enjoy the feast!
With terrific Thanksgiving spreads available around town throughout the week, there’s no reason why you have to pressure yourself into picking just one Thanksgiving meal. We’ve waited all year long for this incredible turkey feast to come around again so make the most of it this year and sign yourself up for as many as you can stuff yourself with.
Whether you’re American is irrelevant because no matter where you’re from, everyone can appreciate a holiday focused on phenomenal food and good company, and celebrate Thanksgiving with a home-style meal even if they are so far away from home.
China World Summit Wing: Grill 79 Hosts Its First Malbec Wine Dinner
An event that dates back to 1853, World Malbec Day came about when the Argentinian president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, made it his mission to transform Argentina’s wine industry after first asking a French soil expert, Michel Aimé Pouget, to introduce new vines, among which Malbec was one. Since Sarmiento became president of Argentina, Malbec has become one of the country’s most popular varietals. The first edition of Malbec World Day was celebrated on April 17, 2011 and in its second edition in 2012, there were more than 142 events organized in 68 cities in 43 countries around the world.
Now in its third year, World Malbec Day is celebrated for the first time in Beijing’s China World Summit Wing. For one week only, their stunning sky-high restaurant Grill 79, perched up above the rest of Bejing, will introducing the best of Argentina by serving an Argentinean steak together with a selection of Malbec wines (which will be made available throughout the year on their standard wine list).
“Another Argentinean famous export is its beef, known for its high-quality and delicious taste. Calves are born and raised on natural pasture without hormones or growth promoters, which adds to the quality of the Argentine livestock, making them tender and healthy.” - China World Summit Wing
Mare was one of the best ever BJ FOoDiEs dinners I have ever attended so to hear that they will be re-hosting another event at this venue is like music to my ears. The food was not only generously portioned with plenty to go around (sometimes restaurants have not provided enough food for all the hungry foodies) and it was delicious.
It’s been two years since Mare hosted their last successful event with BJ FOoDiEs and that was when they had just moved into a new location. Mare has been around as one of Beijing’s oldest Spanish restaurants to pass the test of time. It’s been around for long before I came to Beijing 6 years prior and although they have long been a stable in the Beijing dining scene, the restaurant has just recently undergone a facelift (according to the owner Heather), and they are anxious to get the BJ FOoDiEs family back again for a feast to support BETHEL China.
“Mare is THE eatery for institutional tapas & authentic spanish cuisine. Stylishy-attired waitstaff are renowned for their topnotch service & the upmarket ambience of the restaurant is perfect for both romantic affairs and parrrtayy atmosphere.” - Xixi Cheng, BJ FOoDiEs Founder
This Wednesday, December 22, “unleash your creativity” at The Hutong Guild’s Knitting Workshop where you can network, get crafty and make a difference with your creations!
As someone with slightly neurotic OCD tendencies, the meticulous art of knitting has always appealed to me so you can imagine how ecstatic I was when I first discovered these knitting workshops by The Hutong Guild. Ester and her group of knitters are delightful and after one session with them, I was hooked. Not only have I been taught a great hobby to help me unwind, it’s also productive and creative.
This program began not only as an excuse to get together with fellow knitters, it is also an initiative to congregate friends and make a difference. Beyond Knitting will be providing The Hutong Guild with free yarn and tools for their charity program Warming Up Orphans. Contribute a square or more to blankets donated to Bethel China.
Get creative, get crafty and make a difference with your creations.
Beyond Knitting will be providing The Hutong Guild with free yarn and tools for their charity program Warming Up Orphans. Contribute a square or more to blankets donated to Bethel China.
Bethel China is a non-for-profit organization for blind and orphan kids in Beijing.