LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips, Upcoming Events | Tags: Apsley’s A Heinz Beck Restauran, Bottega, Champagne Devaux, Chef Fabio Strammiello, Copenhagen, Culinary Collaboration, Denmark, Fat Freddy's Brunch, Geranium, guest chef, Italy, Le Calandre, Marchal, MOKA Bros, Negroni, Pop-Up, Stefano Censi, The Georg, Vesuvio, Weekend Brunch, Winter Menu | 1 Comment »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: Activated Charcoal Pizza Dough, Baci Milano, Bottega, Burrata, Daniele Salvo, David Connolly, Fratelli Salvo, gnocchi, Half Price Monday Promo, Italian, New Dishes, new menu, Paulo Salvo, Sanlitun, Tronchetto, winter promo | 2 Comments »
Bottega’s Braised Pork Shoulder Gnocchi is a Winner
One of the best new restaurants to enter Beijing’s dynamic F&B scene in 2015, Bottega is killing it and at this rate, these guys are unstoppable. From a fantastic first impression, every return visit introduces fresh changes, new dishes and another memorable dining experience.
Having first visited in April this year, Bottega blew us away with their authentic Neapolitan pizza dough, imported premium olive oils and tasty tomato paste. On our most recent visit at the end of 2015, we were delighted to see a brand new menu complete with mouth-watering photos for some serious eye candy.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Bottega, butchers bowl, Cafe Flat White, Dali Courtyard, fresh juices, Healthy, house cured organic bacon, house made paleo granola, Jing-A Brewing Co., Michael Hong Fu, Mooi, organic, Rickshaw Roasters, Smoothie bowl, smoothies, Soul Bowls, The Bookworm, The Taco Bar, Zhang Mama | 8 Comments »
Only Until Dec. 20th: Soul Bowls Pop-Up at The Bookworm
Meet James and Dave (photo below). These are the guys I’ve heard so much about this past year and it’s an absolute pleasure to finally have the chance to officially introduce them both to you and all my lovely, insatiable LDS foodies.
Though many of you may know James and Dave from their last pop-up Buena Onda in China Central Place (huamao in Dawanglu), you’re all going to find out about their newest project called Soul Bowls in The Bookworm.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Hot Tips | Tags: 2-for-1 Happy Hour Drinks, 2015 Pizza Cup, Annie's Family Italian, Bottega, Clark, Great Leap Brewing #45, Gung Ho! Gourmet Pizza Factory, Gung Ho! Pizza, Half Price Pizza, Happy Hour, Holiday Turkey Pizza, Lido, Pizza Buona, Pizza Cup Champions, Pizza Plus, Sanlitun, Shuangjing, theBeijinger, Tube Station | 1 Comment »
Celebrate Gung Ho Pizza’s Victory with Half Price Pizzas All Week!
For the second year running, Gung Ho! Pizza have won theBeijinger‘s annual Pizza Cup competition! Up against some serious competition, Gung Ho! has managed to keep the crown once again!
“The Gungsters were nearly toppled this year by a resurgent Annie’s, who was knocked out in earlier rounds in 2014. The final tally was 53 percent for Gung Ho and 44 percent for Annie’s (with three percent reporting that they hadn’t tried them both). Gung Ho, who started as the top seed in the Pizza Specialists division, made their way through the bracket with victories over some of the city’s best: Pizza Buona, Bottega, Pizza Plus, Tube Station, Great Leap Brewing #45, and finally, Annie’s.” – TheBeijinger, Read FULL article here!
For those who are not familiar with the brilliant and very lovable Gung Ho! Pizza brand, they’re unlike every other pizza in Beijing. Nothing like traditional Italian pizza and it’s not like the pizza Americans are used to either, Gung Ho! Pizza is its very own thing. For starters, they have whole wheat and gluten-free pizza crusts and they’re always changing up their menu with new creations popping up left and right. I certainly don’t see anyone else in town serving up a Holiday Turkey Pizza topped with “ender roast turkey and spiced pumpkin, creamy mashed potato and sweet sweet cranberry sauce. It’s even served with a side of gravy!”.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: 2015 Pizza Cup, Best Pizza, Bottega, Pie Squared Pizza, pizza, Pizza Fest Launch Party, theBeijinger | 3 Comments »
theBeijinger Rallies Together Beijing’s Best Pizzas to Launch their Pizza Cup 2015!
After theBeijinger‘s “Battle of the Buns” Burger Cup (click to see this year’s burger winner!), they’ve launched straight from burgers to their other guilty-pleasure comfort food tournament – PIZZAAAAA!
This year’s Beijinger Pizza Cup Competition will once again battle it out between all the incredible amount of pizza options China’s capital has to offer and determine who will be crowned pizza champion of Beijing!
“That’s right folks, the Pizza Cup is back for 2015 and slice-for-slice it is going to be bigger and better than ever! We’re kicking off the festivities with the Beijinger Pizza Fest Launch Party, the biggest gathering of pizzas in 5,000 years of Chinese history“ - Robynne Tindall, theBeijinger’s Dining Editor
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Blue Frog, Bottega, calzone, Daniele Salvo, Italian pizza, Monday 1/2 off Calzone and Stella Artois Draft Beers, Monday Special, Montanara, Neapolitan pizza, Paulo Salvo, Salvo Family, Spring deal, Stella Artois | 3 Comments »
Bottega’s Monday Spring Deal includes 1/2 off Calzones!
Beijing’s got a lot of ongoing weekly deals and here’s a seriously good one that you should start planning your Mondays around. Launched this Spring, Bottega‘s 1/2 price Calzone and 1/2 price on Stella drafts is giving Blue Frog’s ever-popular 2-for-1 burger deal a run for its money.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Charity, Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Badr Benjelloun, BJ Foodies, Bottega, Caravan, Cuju, Daniele Salvo, Hong Kong Red Cross, International Medical Corps (IMC), Italian food, JUMP foundation, Justin Bedard, Neapolitan pizza, Nepal RISE, Paulo Salvo, Pizzaria, SuSu, Yoopay | No Comments »
BJ FOoDiEs Take Over Bottega this Sunday, May 24th
One of the biggest perks about eating with the monthly BJ FOoDiEs charity group dinners is their ability to book out very busy, popular restaurants and seek out places that are truly worthy of a room full of hardcore foodies. Last month’s charity dinner was hosted at the stunning hutong authentic Vietnamese restaurant Susu and this month they’ve managed to lock in one of the most talked about new Italian pizzarias in town – Bottega!
Though they do pull a wild card here and there in trying out brand new restaurants that are still in soft opening stages and not yet open to the general public, even then it’s more of a sense of privilege rather than taking a gamble. Their March FOoDiEs dinner at Caravan is a perfect example because even though the restaurant had opened on a Sunday just to host the BJ FOoDiEs group and had not been running regular business hours yet, Badr Benjelloun is no amateur with already a successful Moroccan Bistrot, Rummery and Sport Bar Cuju under his belt and a trusted reputation for generous hospitality and a whole lot of fun whenever he’s around (click here for LDS review).
Clearly, the BJ FOoDiEs team have had their eyes set on Bottega ever since they opened this winter and it’s very exciting to hear that one of the city’s most authentic Neapolitan pizzarias is about to show Beijingers how real Italian ought to be. This place is legit and the BJ FOoDiEs team scored an incredible meal deal for those who are lucky (and quick) enough to score a seat.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Alameda, Bottega, Daniele Salvo, Fratelli Salvo, Lorenzo, Montanara, Naples, Neapolitan pizza, olive oil, Paulo Salvo, pizza, Romana Pizza, salads, Salvo Family, Sanlitun, tomato conserva, wood-fired oven | 6 Comments »