That's Shanghai takes a look at some of the week's best upcoming F&B events and promotions:
Dec 27: Sustainable Sous Vide Curry Chicken
Image courtesy Farmonize
Farmonize has been helping people grow their own veggies, turkeys, and eggs for over four years. They also started raising chickens for meat last summer. These birds have been raised for almost six months – almost four times longer than the standard industrially farmed broiler chicken. Find out what a real free-range chicken tastes like and learn more about sustainable, ethically-raised chickens, veggies and more. The excellent chefs at Gourmet Library will be preparing cordyceps flower soup, Sous vide Farmonize free-range chicken with curry sauce, pureed yam with osmanthus, roasted sweet potato and assorted vegetables.
Dec 27: el Pasion de Thursday
Image courtesy FUNKA del Sur
Funka del Sur's el Pasion del Thursday offers extended happy hour prices from 7pm to close, plus free pass around food from 7-9pm. Nothing complicated, just a good deal.
Dec 28: Jean-George Friday Night Happy Hour
Flyer courtesy Three on the Bund
Every Friday night at Jean-Georges is Caviar Night! Enjoy signature 'Egg Caviar' plus cocktails and more at JG Bar weekly from 6.30-9.30pm.
Dec 28, 6.30-9.30pm, from RMB88 plus 10 percent service charge. Jean-Georges, see event listing.
Dec 30-31: Common Rare Two Year Anniversary
Flyer courtesy Common Rare
Common Rare is celebrating their two year anniversary at Aunn Cafe in Jing'an. Go check out the end of year market and enjoy some light snacks, coffee and wine while you browse the indie designer selection.
Dec 29: Cocktail Happy Hour at The Rooster
Flyer courtesy The Rooster
If you didn't know about this cocktail deal, your Saturdays are about to get twice as happy. Go to The Rooster every Saturday night when signature cocktails for just RMB45. Check the list with their crew and start your night right!
Dec 29: Cages Sake and Sumo Saturdays
Flyer courtesy Cages Bar and Sports
We all know that, historically, drinking and late-night wrestling don’t usually go well together... but thanks to Cages' hilarious sumo suits, there couldn’t be a better combination. Check out Cages Sake and Sumo Saturdays, where you have the chance to slam a drink, and then body slam your friends right after!
It’s simple: just buy two of our Sake Bombs for RMB100, and you will have the chance to suit up and challenge one of your friends in an epic, best out of three fights in the ring! Sumo fight nights will run from 10pm until closing.
Dec 30: Big Plate Chicken Sunday
Flyer courtesy Xibo
Xibo has some killer weekly deals, and you won't want to miss the da pan ji promotion. Every Sunday, the traditional Xinjiang Shawan 'Big Plate Chicken' with hand-pulled noodles and tender potatoes are half off the original price of RMB108. No reservations required and served all day, because they are casual like that.
Dec 31: Found 158 NYE Party
Flyer courtesy The Camel Group
Little Creatures, Hooked and El Santo have dreamed up a multi-venue NYE celebration at Found 158. You'll get four drink vouchers and access to venue specials for what is sure to be an epic night of fun.
Dec 31: Grand Hyatt Shanghai Countdown Party
Flyer courtesy Grand Hyatt
New Year's Eve is just around the corner. If you've been procrastinating on making plans, fear not. Grand Hyatt Shanghai is throwing a huge end-of-year bash. This one's going to be extravagant. Entry includes free-flow Champagne and canapes. Studio 188 will keep things going all night long with their lively international tunes. As the clock strikes midnight, 10,000 balloons will be released inside the gorgeous 33-story atrium. It's bound to be a truly memorable way to ring in the new year.
Dec 31: Gold New Year's Eve
Flyer courtesy Bar Rouge
On New Year's Eve, everything at Bar Rouge will be dolled up in gold to usher in 2019 with opulent extravaganza. If that's your steez, select your finest attire and get ready to sparkle like a diamond in a glamorous crowd of precious jewels. Just be sure to get in before 10.30pm (to avoid pedestrian traffic regulations on the Bund), so you can ring in 2019 with a glass of Moët & Chandon while enjoying the view.
Until Jan 1: Oysters for Education
Flyer courtesy Oysterlicious Restaurant Group
Wouldn't it be great to eat oysters for a good cause? The Oysterlicious Restaurant Group has made this dream come true. Every year, over three million Chinese children drop out before reaching middle school, with the majority of them being girls. That's why The Plump Oyster, Osteria and C Pearl Pudong are donating RMB10 to Educating Girls of Rural China for every oyster you order – giving back never tasted so good. As of Dec 2, they had sold 3,625 oysters for a total donation of RMB36,260, and the more you slurp, the more they donate.
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