9 Big F&B Events to Attend in Shanghai This Week

By Cristina Ng and Phumelele Simelane, August 8, 2018

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That's Shanghai takes a look at some of the best upcoming F&B events:


Aug 7-31: Botanicals Month


Image courtesy Peddlers Gin

Join Shake and Shanghai-based distillers Peddlers Gin Company for a one-month special immersive botanicals experience. What is an immersive botanicals experience? Well, you will get to touch, smell, and taste eleven of the local ingredients that make Peddlers Gin including Buddha's hand, Sichuan pepper, and lotus flower. Furthermore, enjoy bespoke Peddlers cocktails from gin and tonics featuring watermelon and mint to Wuxi peach, blueberry and more. You also won't want to miss the hot funk and soul tunes nightly.

Aug 7-31, Tues-Sun, 6pm-2am. Shake, see event listing


Aug 7-8: El Ocho Welcomes World Class Bartender David Rios


Image courtesy El Ocho

Renown World class winner David Rios will be present at El Ocho as he tours China to promote the new launch of Nouaison Gin by G’Vine. This gin is specially distilled from grapes in Cognac; showcased in sleek, aesthetically pleasing packaging. Go along for a sample of it, created by Spain ‘s very own barman David Rios!

Aug 7-8, 6.30pm-1.30am. El Ocho, see event listing


Aug 8: Papi Chulo Night


Image courtesy Tomatito

Come and wind down after work and enjoy a fun night with Simon Sunwoo (Cobra Lily, Liquid Laundry, Lil' Laundry) at Tomatito. This edition of Papi Chulo Night will be a Korean-Spanish fusion. Flavor packed pintxos and tapas served at just RMB15 and drinks from RMB25!

Aug 8, from 7.30pm, from RMB15. Tomatito, see event listing.


Aug 9: In Blind, We Trust (Baijiu)


Image courtesy La Galerie

La Galerie regularly hosts a wine tasting series entitled "In Blind, We Trust" and this week's unusual theme is the traditional Chinese spirit baijiu. La Galerie regularly hosts a wine tasting series entitled "In Blind We Trust" and this week the unusual theme is the traditional Chinese spirit baijiu. Learn about this versatile liquor on World Baijiu Day and get ready for the fun.

Aug 9, 7-9pm, RMB88 per flight. La Galerie, see event listing


Aug 9: Wine O'Clock


Image courtesy Below

The Good Food People will be popping up at Below for Wine O'Clock. Expect great buy one get one deal on wine, glass deals, and excellent small bites. Yummy nibbles include cold cuts, cheese, seafood and more. 

Aug 9, 7pm-late. Below. See event listing


Aug 10-11: Peruvian Pop-Up Dinner with Carlos Sotomayor

Image courtesy Shake

Well-recognized chef Carlos Sotomayor will be present at Shake for a pop-up Peruvian dinner with Shake's Executive Chef Danyi Gao serving as sous chef for the night. This supper is comprised of Peru’s vibrant summer flavors. Expect refreshing cocktails served by Colin Tait. The show will be on fire with live funk and soul music from The Shanghai Sheiks followed by the Seven Queens of Soul!

Aug 10-11, 6-10pm, RMB399 for 2 people. Shake, see event listing


Aug 10-12: Whisky L! Whisky Expo and Spirits Show


Image courtesy Whisky L

Join the W Shanghai as they host the 10th annual Whisky L Exhibition, over the span of three fun-packed days. Partake in drinking some of the world’s best whiskeys, alongside great music from 3 of the top 100 DJ’s in the world.  If that’s not enough, meet cocktail experts as you enjoy more than 500 beverages from over 200 global brands of exhibitors and over 60 of China’s bests bars.

Aug 10-12, 1-7pm, tickets from RMB258. W Shanghai – The Bund, see event listing. Tickets.


Aug 10: BIG. FAT. RE-Opening Party at The Blind Smoke House

Image courtesy The Blind Pig

Head over The Blind Pig, because they have spruced the joint up. It just wouldn't be right not to celebrate how great as their smokehouse is looking, so make time for their giant re-opening bash. Indulge in smokehouse schnitzel, armadillo eggs, pastrami sandwiches and an array of BBQ items. You will be full and happy as you burn it all off to the sweet sounds of DJ Caution spinning disco, funk, and soul. If that's not enough True Legend craft beer free flow available from 8-11pm for only RMB100.

Aug 10, 7pm-late. The Blind Pig Bourbon and Smokehouse, see event listing


Aug 16: Ministry of Negroni 10th Edition

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It's time for Ministry of Negroni at Funkadeli. This month's installment features guest bartenders Vincenzo Losappio and Carlo Simbula from The Spirit Milano, one of the best cocktail bars in Italy. The duo will be shaking up variations on the Negroni. This is a monthly event so watch this space to see which guest bartenders will be showcasing their own takes on the Negroni next month. 

Aug 16, 7pm, from RMB70. Funkadeli, see event listing

[Cover image courtesy Whisky L]


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