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Chef Rob Cunningham of FEAST (in EAST Hotel) introduces his Carnivore Club
A few months ago (March 2014), FEAST by EAST Hotel in Lido hosted by BJ FOoDiEs culinary charity group for the launch of their new Carnivore Club concept. Headed by Executive Chef Rob Cunningham (former chef of Capital M), the restaurant’s goal for this regular Carnivore’s Club is to increase awareness of secondary cuts and offal that restaurants no longer commonly use.
“To me, the Carnivore’s Club is what cooking is about – nurturing and brining out the best in all the secondary cuts of meat and offal. It takes me back to my childhood growing up on a farm in Victoria, Australia – when we killed a beast (sheep, pig, cattle), we used every single part of the animal. Here in China, no part of the animal is not eaten and I love that about Chinese cuisine.” - Rob Cunningham, Executive Chef of FEAST
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Celebrate the World Music Day with FREE Music Events Across Beijing!
Created in France in 1982, the Fête de la Musique aka World Music Day is a day dedicated to the celebration of music and is celebrated in more than 100 countries and its third year being celebrated in Beijing.
“The concept is simple: every 21st of June, on the summer solstice day, musicians and music lovers are invited to meet each other at musical events that liven up the city’s streets. The sharing of passion for music, the mix of musical styles, the discovery of new artists and a festive atmosphere are there every year.” – Beijing Music Day Organizing Team
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BJ FOoDiES Take On Guinea Pig Role for FEAST’s Carnivore Club
Their first charity dinner of 2014 and the Year of the Horse, BJ FOoDiEs is back with a bang as they’ve managed to lock in a pretty sweet deal with the innovative culinary team at FEAST by EAST Hotel in Lido.
Headed by Executive Chef Rob Cunningham (former chef of Capital M), the restaurant’s motto is “Simple things, done well” and with a new menu concept in the works, Rob has generously offered to test his new Carnivore Club Menu out on a group of foodies gone guinea pigs.
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Learn Embrace Valentine’s Day with Commonalities
It’s really a shame that there is so much angst and feelings of frustration and rejection that envelop Valentine’s Day. For many of my single ladies (and men!) out there, it’s like the dreaded day that reminds us how lonely singledom can be.
But instead of focusing on all the negative sentiments that surround the V-day holiday, we should instead change our mind set to think of it like Christmas, Thanksgiving and every other happy holiday that’s focused on celebrating love. It doesn’t have to be the mushy-gushy romantic-type love, it can be the love we share between friends and family too!
I’m a big advocate of sharing equal responsibility for this holiday. We should do everyone a favor and relieve men of this overwhelming pressure to take on all the stress of making this holiday special, memorable, thoughtful, etc. etc. Women are equally capable (if not even more so!) of doing the same for the wonderful male friends, mentors, and figures in their life. Who doesn’t love a surprise switcheroo?!
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2013 came and went faster than most of us would have liked, but here’s to the passing of another eventful year and the beginnings of a bright and exciting 2014 ahead!
After stuffing ourselves silly at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, I’m not sure how many want to indulge in lavish multiple-course meals again this New Year’s Eve but there are plenty of fancy dinners available at many of Beijing’s top restaurants followed by a range of different NYE parties including both upscale, dress-up parties and wild, packed-out dance parties with the city’s top DJ’s playing straight into 2014.
There’s plenty out there, but here goes the LDS breakdown of Top 10 Events to ring in 2014 -
LDS’ Top 10 Picks for New Year’s Eve:
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Celebrate Christmas with Cheery Feasts in Beijing’s Best Dining Establishments!
Christmas is literally just around the corner (sorry for not getting this live earlier!), but hopefully this reaches all Beijingers before it’s too late! If you don’t have Christmas plans yet and you’re looking for something worth splurging on, there’s still plenty of quality options for special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch & dinner menus at Beijing’s top dining destinations.
Merry Christmas and with only a few days left, I hope you all make the best of the rest of 2013!
Christmas Dinner Break Down: (in alphabetical order)
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