LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Alan Wong, Arrocal Seleccion, Block 8, Chaoyang Park West Gate, Cortijo Blanco, Emilio Muedra, Forcalla, Gillardeau Oysters, Haiku by Hatsune, Hatsune, Le Sommelier International, Papa Godello, private dining, sushi, sushi bar, Taiyro Teppanyaki, teppanyaki, Tercera Reserva, Tokyo Style Ramen, Wagyu, Wine Dinner | 2 Comments »
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Badr Benjelloun, Barberas, Barolos, Caravan, CRUITALY, Cuju, Guido Damilano, Italian wines, Italy, Moroccan, Piedmont, Sahara, Wine Dinner | No Comments »
Pairing Off-Menu Moroccan Dishes with Wines from Piedmont
Badr Benjelloun, creator of Cuju and Caravan is excited to launch a series of wine/Moroccan food dinner pairings with the first one coming this Monday, June 29th at Moroccan/Cajun restaurant Caravan!
“The Mediterranean region has merged and mixed flavors, tastes and cultures for millenias, across north, south, east and west. On Monday June 29th, we’re doing it again by pairing amazing wines from Piedmont with dishes from Morocco for an unforgettable culinary experience.” - Badr Benjelloun, Cuju & Caravan owner
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Alex Molina, chocolate souffle, Creme Brulee, Daniel Urdaneta, Mosto, Nali Patio, Sanlitun, Wine Dinner | 1 Comment »
Mosto Remains Marvelous Post-Renovations
One thing that Mosto has down to a T is their ability to set the mood, their ability to create the desired ambiance for every occasion.
While their sunny outside terrace remains one of my favorite places to dine al fresco in summer, they can transform their interior space in winter to become one of the coziest, most merry and romantic places imaginable. Though the soft lighting wasn’t ideal for photo-taking (hence the under-exposed photos below), but it’s just the right amount of lighting to achieve that candle-lit dinner atmosphere. The chairs are soft and cozy, their floral decorations are stunning and I’m even going to go so far as to start praising their staff’s subtly stylish uniforms. Service was superb, but I’ll admit we were spoiled with the honor of having co-owner and restaurant manager Alex Molina to serve us from start to finish. Doesn’t really get much better than that!
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Alan Wong, Hatsune Chef's Dinner, Hatsune Restaurant Group, Wine Dinner | 1 Comment »
Hatsune’s Sushi Samurai Alan Wong Shines in his Chef Dinners
The brains behind all those legendary Hatsune sushi roll recipes and owner of the award-winning Hatsune restaurant group, Alan Wong will be hosting two back-to-back 10-course dinners that combines signature menu highlights, off-menu specials and new roll creations designed especially for our Hatsune regulars who know our menu inside out and can’t get enough.
Dates are set for Tuesday, July 15 at Hatsune newly opened Kerry branch and Wednesday, July 16 at Hatsune’s recently renovated Sanlitun branch (2014 has certainly seen quite a lot of updates for Hatsune’s busy bees).
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene | Tags: Brazil, Brazilian World Cup 2014, Coulant de Chocolate, Nali Patio, Niajo, set dinner menu, Spanish food, Spanish wines, Wine Dinner, World Cup | No Comments »
Worldwide Festivities Celebrating Brazil’s World Cup
Instead of posting about where to watch World Cup 2014 games in Beijing or at what forsaken time in the middle of the night the games are playing (mostly midnight, 3am and 6am), I’m going to tell you instead about a killer menu I just found from Niajo Spanish restaurant, one of Beijing’s most underrated restaurants that I adore.
For over one month – from Friday, June 13- Friday, July 18, Niajo is serving up a beautiful 5-course menu that begins with Iberian ham and a Caipirinha on the house. Price is set at RMB 348 per person for the menu or RMB 548 including wine.
From experience, I can confidently say that Niajo always goes above and beyond when they organize these dinners. It’s great value for what you are getting and very much a reason to rally up your foodie friends for a big night out at Niajo! Whether you’re all about the World Cup or not, you can celebrate with spectacular Spanish dishes and wine.
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: ASC, Bacalao al pilpil, Basque, Cantabric Sea, DS Wines, Nali Patio, Niajo, Sinodis, Spanish food, Spanish wines, Taste Spain, Wine Dinner | No Comments »
A Perfectly Paired Wine Dinner Dedicated to the Spanish Province Basque
Niajo Spanish Restaurant‘s regular wine events are among the best executed dining events in Beijing. With each session dedicated to a different region in Spain, the 4-course meal features new dishes that can not be found on their regular menu and each course is paired with Spanish wines that are articulately explained through its flavors and composition.
This month’s event is a gastronomic wine dinner dedicated to province of the Basque Country, a region at the north of Spain and facing the Cantabric sea. Known for it’s high quality fish and seafood, famous dishes like “Bacalao al pilpil” basque style codfish will be one of the main attractions of this upcoming wine dinner.
“The orchard in that region is also very rich thanks to the location and climate characteristics. People from Basque region are food lovers, which has led them have a high level cuisine since hundreds years ago.” - Niajo Team
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: DS Wines, Galicia Night, Niajo, Pasión Arte, Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Segovia, Spanish food, Spanish wines, Suckling Pig, Toro, Wine Dinner | No Comments »
A Perfectly Paired Wine Dinner Dedicated to the Spanish Province Segovia
Niajo Spanish Restaurant‘s regular wine events are among the best executed dining events in Beijing. With each session dedicated to a different region in Spain, the 5-course meal features new dishes that can not be found on their regular menu and each course is paired with Spanish wines that are articulately explained through its flavors and composition.
This month’s event is a gastronomic wine dinner dedicated to province of Segovia, a Spanish region located near Madrid best known for its famous dishes like suckling pig, guaranteed to warm you up with its juicy, fatty meat and crispy skin.
“The cold winter of this region makes its cuisine perfect to fight Beijing’s extreme temperatures these months.”
LumDimSum | Filed under: Foodies & Dining Scene, Upcoming Events | Tags: Castell D’Encus, DS Wines, Ferrer Bobet, Raul Bobet, Temple Restaurant Beijing, Torres Spain, TRB, Wine Dinner | No Comments »