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Niajo’s Brand Spankin’ New Menu and New Dish Highlights
This summer, Niajo’s owner Alex Sanchez brought one of his chefs, Pan Huiya for a 3-month trip to Spain to work in three different Michelin starred, high-end restaurants (Vinícolas by Raúl Aleixandre, San Sebastián, and a restaurant by a friend of Alex’s) and came back with new inspirations and for Pan to better understand Spain’s philosophies in the kitchen.
“I wanted to reconnect with my people, my country and my friends – and for Pan to see and experience those things too. You know, once she saw me in that environment, she said: “I understand now! We thought you were crazy, but now I get it!” Once she was able to appreciate the philosophy and the method – she realized I wasn’t crazy, there was a reason why I wanted things to be done a certain way and in a certain style.” – Alex Sanchez, an excerpt from That’s Beijing’s interview with Niajo’s owner Alex Sanchez and his chef Pan Huiya on their 3-month training in Spain (You can read more about their eye-opening culinary trip in the May issue of That’s Beijing magazine)
Needless to say, both Alex and Pan have returned to Beijing feeling excited about their new knowledge and motivated to implement what they’ve learned abroad into their own kitchen. With a whole new perspective from what’s happening in Spain’s top-rated restaurants, they’ve gone to work on putting together a brand-new menu for Niajo.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Agua, Agua Spanish Restaurant, Chef Jordi, Fez Bar, Flamenco, floral accents, Infinity Brunch, Jordi Valles, La Feria, Landaise Salad, Portacontes Flamenco School, Sevillian festival, Spanish food, summer dishes, Tuna Ceviche, watermelon gazpacho | No Comments »
Agua’s Infinity Weekend Brunch Anniversary Launches New Summer Dishes
Celebrating the one year anniversary of one of Beijing’s most celebrated weekend brunches, Agua has re-updated their Infinity Weekend Brunch menu to include some delightfully refreshing new summer-inspired dishes.
Plated with bright and colorful floral accents, the new dishes are as pleasing to the eye as they are to your taste buds. Some new highlights include a lovely new chilled watermelon gazpacho, tuna ceviche (pictured above), a “Landaise salad” that includes duck foie gras, duck ham rillette, poached chicken egg and mustard vinaigrette, and braised New Zealand lamb leg with ratatouille.
Though their 1 year anniversary brunch was marked on Saturday, May 9th, they’ll be celebrating with “free swag” to all Infinity Brunchers the entire month of May. Even after a year, the value of this brunch deal remains just how we like it- RMB 298 per person for infinite dishes (you can order and eat til you can’t) with the option of adding on RMB 168 for infinite cocktails (Cava, Spanish Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Sangria, Red or White Wine), all between 12PM-3PM.
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Just a few days away, this is a last call for you to save RMB 50 and lock in your Agua 6 Year Anniversary pre-sale tickets!
I briefly mentioned this event at the bottom of my review of Agua’s new Infinity Weekend Brunch Winter Menu, but in a nutshell, this anniversary party will be an evening of free-flowing cava, wine, gin and vodka cocktails, canapes and confectioneries from 11PM-2:30AM.
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 | 11 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: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Alex Sanchez, Business Lunch, Nali Patio, Niajo, Sanlitun, Spanish food, Weekday Lunch Deal, wine | 3 Comments »
Savor Your Lunch Hour with Niajo’s Business Set Lunch
Lunch is more often than not absolutely manic with either a take-away sandwich or a delivery direct to my office. But if I find myself with an excuse to take someone out to a work-related lunch in the Sanlitun neighborhood, Niajo is at the top of my list for a fantastic business set lunch.
For Niajo’s three-course meal, diners have 3 choices for both starters and main courses which normally includes a soup and salad in the starter choices and a pasta, seafood and meaty dish for mains. Along with a weekly dessert special, guests are also treated to a glass of wine, beer, soft drink, coffee or tea for the all-inclusive price of only RMB 98 per person.
Not only is this a great deal, their lunch menu changes weekly and often features new dishes that aren’t even on their regular menu, which makes these lunches that much more enticing. Check out the menu below for what was on offer a couple weeks back:
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