12 Amazing F&B Events in Shanghai This Week

By Ruth Ilott, March 12, 2019

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

Mar 12: Zero-Waste Dinner at Pelikan

Flyer courtesy of Pelikan 

Pelikan is teaming up with The Royal Danish Consulate General Shanghai to present an environmentally and sustainably friendly Zero-Waste Dinner which will include classic Nordic dishes from Pelikan's menu. Plus there will be three special guest speakers to make this an enlightening night as well as an exquisite dining experience. 

Mar 12, 6.30pm, RMB600 for six courses. Pelikan. See event listing

Mar 12-16: Le Syndicat Pop-Up Bar

Image courtesy The Ritz Bar & Lounge

Le Syndicat is at the forefront of the revival of classic French spirits, and they are visiting The Ritz Bar & Lounge to give Shanghai a taste of their celebrated menu. Head bartenders Giovanni Allario and Juliette Larrouy will present six stylish French-style concoctions that cocktail lovers cannot afford to miss out on. 

Mar 12-16, from RMB128 per cocktail. The Ritz Bar & Lounge. See event listing. 

Mar 13: Riesling's Birthday Celebration 

Flyer courtesy of La Maison 

La Maison is hosting a birthday shindig in honor of Riesling,  the aromatic white grape variety originally from the Rhine region. With a selection of fine German Riesling wines to choose from, this is an event that wine-lovers and connoisseurs are bound to enjoy. 

Mar 13, 6pm Start, Last Entry at 8.30pm. La Maison. See event listing

Mar 13: Meet the Masters - Rick Marson 

Flyer courtesy of Rye & Co.

Chivas Masters Holland Champion 2018, Dutch bartender Rick Marson is coming to High On Rye (the lounge above Rye & Co.) for one night only to wow Shanghai locals with his award-winning cocktails. Keep an eye out for his signature drink 'The Emporium' which managed to impress the judges with a unique mix of Chivas 18, peach liqueur, chocolate port, olive brine and bitters. Shanghai's own Michael Chen (Chivas Masters China Champion 2018) will also be in the house. We're particularly interested in 'Mile High Club' utilizing a zero waste Oleo Saccharum in addition to Chivas 12, genmaicha, Manzanilla sherry, clarified lemon and pineapple juices and Boker's Bitters. 

Mar 13. 9pm-midnight. Rye&Co. See event listing

Mar 13: El Ocho Chef + Cóctel 


Flyer courtesy of El Ocho 

Special guest Chef Carlos Sotomayor is coming to El Ocho on Wednesday night for a flavorsome food and cocktail pairing at this upbeat craft cocktail bar and whiskey lounge. 

Mar 13, 6pm. El Ocho. See event listing.

Mar 14: Pi(e) Day at Dutch Pies 

lucky-draw.jpgFlyer courtesy of Dutch Pies 

It's Pie Day on March 14 and to celebrate Dutch Pies has put together Pie Day Surprise Boxes to their customers. Until Thursday, pie-loves can pre-order a box for RMB198 or order on the day for RMB229 that includes ten slices of different delicious pies. Plus on Thursday, there will be a Lucky Draw for Dutch Pies WeChat followers that features a range of top-quality prizes to be won. Make sure to sign up fast for a chance to earn a 'slice' of victory. 

Mar 14, RMB198 (Pre-Order), RMB229 (day of). Dutch Pies. See event listing

Mar 14, 16: Healthy Chinese Cooking 

Flyer courtesy Kaixin Cooking

Another week, another chance to improve your cooking at Chef Shiyin's twice-weekly classes which combines traditional Chinese cookery with modern nutrition. The lessons provide an introduction to local ingredients, good quality foods and natural spices. There are different menus each week, so scan the QR code for the full schedule.

Mar 14 at 7pm, Mar 16 at noon, from RMB300. That's Territory, see event listing

Mar 14-24: China Restaurant Week 


Flyer courtesy of Dining City  

China Resturant Week returns with a bang this Spring. All week it will showcase a beautiful and diverse range of gourmet dishes at over 450 top-billed restaurants from all over the country. 

Mar 14-24, from RMB78 for Lunch Menus, from RMB118 for Dinner Menus. That's Territory. See event listing.

Mar 15: Indo Mart at Bali Bistro 

Flyer courtesy of Bali Bistro

If you're a lover of Indonesian food, then this is an event not to be missed! Bali Bistro will be selling tasty Indonesian snacks and desserts including hard-to-find dishes such as Sarang Semut and Putu Ayu. 

Mar 15, 11am-2.30pm, Free Entry. Bali Bistro. See event listing

Mar 15: D.O.C's Grand Opening Party at Dagu Lu 


Flyer courtesy of D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana 

Italian D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana is hosting a grand opening party at its new digs on Dagu Lu on Friday. From 4pm onwards there will be wine, Peroni beer, Aperol Spritz and Arancini balls all for RMB25. And if that doesn't tickle your fancy, then there's free pizza from 6pm to 7pm and funky music from DJ Groovy starting at 7pm. 

Mar 15, 4pm-8pm. D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana. See event listing

Mar 16: Jiashan Saturday Market 

Image courtesy of JIashan Market

One of Shanghai's top artisan food and craft markets returns this Spring to Jiashan Lu in the Former French Concession. There will be at least 30 of the city's best international food and drinks producers, designers and artists to bring high-quality and locally-produced items to market-goers. 

Mar 16, 11am-4pm. Jiashan Market. See event listing

Mar 1-31: Abbey Road 12 Year Anniversary 

Flyer courtesy of Abbey Road

Abbey Road is continuing with its Anniversary Month celebration this week. Specials at this top restaurant include chili chicken, red chicken curry and chicken lemonade plus special prices on drinks with Tiger draft for RMB50 and red or white sangria for RMB25. Plus there's a special St.Patrick Day Weekend event at Abbey Road this weekend including pints of Guinness and live music. Make sure to check out our list of other food and drink options to celebrate St. Patrick's Day right here

Mar 1-31. Abbey Road, see event listing

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