That's Shanghai takes a look at some of the best upcoming F&B events:
June 27: Monty Python and the Holy Grail Movie Night
The folks over at Bordertown are joining forces with Matty Gras (formerly of Ruijin Cajun) to bring a bit of New Orleans to Shanghai with a side of British comedy. Watch the 1975 classic slapstick film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail with junk food mainstays of the American South including swamp dogs and frito pies washed own with RMB20 house wine and RMB25 Kirin pints.
June 27: Spirit Box Pop-Up at Bitter
Spirits Box is popping up at Bitter to celebrate 25 years of Gin & Juice! Snoop Dogg’s 'Gin & Juice' was an instant classic when it was released in 1993, and this year, as it turns 25, the party anthem has lost none of its appeal. He even introduced a whole new generation to the cocktail world when he came out with his song “Gin and Juice," single-handedly reviving a classic cocktail from the Jerry Thomas era, a simple, delicious and endlessly variable tipple. Tonight Spirits Box will be celebrating with a creative selection of Gin & Juice, featuring The West Winds Australian Gin.
Pop down for some Snoop D-O-double-G, sippin on Gin & Juice. Laid back.
June 27: Gin O'Clock
Did someone say it's gin 'clock? Excellent, because Lychee invites you to enjoy a sophisticated evening in their chic three story lane house with special gin cocktails prepared by guest bartenders representing UK-based gins Beefeater and Chase Distillery plus homegrown spirit, Crimson Pangolin. Tasty warm weather snacks like papaya ceviche lychee style and coconut vichisoise will pair well with signature cocktails including: Spicy Maotini, Sloe Gin Sour and The Lady Hazel. For those who prefer their gins less adorned there will also be gin & tonics and negronis. So, get ready to spend the last week of June hiding from the muggy summer heat at Cotton Ding's lychee-inspired whimsical bar and restaurant tippling cold drinks all night long.
June 26-30: Two Michelin-Starred Chefs Four Hands Menu
Join the Jing'An Shangri-La, West Shanghai's Chef de Cuisine William Mahi along with visiting Chef Christian Têtedoie for an exclusive four hands dining experience at The 1515 West Chophouse & Bar that you do not want to miss. Lauded as a star of Lyon's gastronomy, Chef Têtedoie runs his gorgeous hillside restaurant where he turns out contempory plates such as chocolate with crémeux and ginger ravioli. 1515's own Chef Mahi previously helmed two Michelin-starred Spondi in Athens. Together the award-winning chefs will be making a four-course lunch or six-course dinner; optional wine pairings available.
June 28-July 2: Naren Young of Dante
As part of their popular Movers & Shakers series, The Ritz Bar & Lounge welcomes Naren Young of NYC's legendary Dante for a cocktail pop-up including ten beverages (a mix of Italian apertifs and digestifs) from Dante's menu plus some of Campari creations from Shanghai's most well-known bartenders when they join Young for guest shifts. The fabulous five guest bartenders are Daniel An (Atelier by Taste Buds), Blacky Su (M.I.C), Yao Lu (Union Trading Company), Phoebe Han (Healer) and Sam Kuan (Barules).
June 29: Sangria Friday
Rejuvenate from the long work week and get the weekend started with refreshing white and red sangrias by BottlesXO. You can enjoy a generous bottomless sangria for one an a half hours for RMB 138 with Zozzo Pizza slices for RMB20. Weirdos who don't like pizza will appreciate that Zozzo will also be powering a cured meats slicing station throughout the evening and serving up porchetta panini. Feel free to come by later and drink by the glass for RMB 45. Sounds too fun to miss!
June 30: Bistro Burger Summer Party
After providing some of Shanghai's most decadant burgers and milkshakes, Bistro Burger is back after a short rennovation period and ready to party in celebration of their new look and nearly ten years in the business. Enjoy some of their signature cocktails at the newly installed bar right by the entrance, before checking out their revamped food menu. What better time to check it out than at their summer party? Guests can book the Early Bird tickets to enjoy free flow sliders & bites. Tickets also available at the door.
Now-July 31: Summer Apertivo at Favorita
Italian aperitivo is basically an Italian happy hour that combines a range of cocktails with a selection of light appetizers. And Favorita is tapping into their Italian spirit with by providing a daily aperitivo all summer long. Doesn't that sound like one great way to spend the summer? Both Favorita locations will be serving up a spread of Italian finger foods with a selection of iconic Italian cocktails on their patio. For only RMB80 guests will get two cocktails – from Negronis to Americanos to Aporol Spritzes – and three finger foods. You know you want to!
Now-July 2: Asparagus Season at Zeitgeist
It is your last chance to sample the spring menu at Zeitgeist featuring white asparagus in some Bavarian mains, soups and salads. White asparagus won't be back until next year, so make sure to eat this gem of the season's produce one last time.
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