11 Great F&B Events in Shanghai This Week

By That's Shanghai, March 21, 2019

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

Mar 22: Celebrity Bartender John Ng at Long Bar

Flyer courtesy Waldorf Astoria Shanghai

The Long Bar at the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai is hosting a classy evening of classic and creative cocktails whipped up by John Ng, Hong Kong’s multi-award winning bartender and Michter’s Whiskey Asia Brand Ambassador. John will host a bartending masterclass, mixing up creative concoctions, including his very own “Italian Job” and “American Shandy” cocktails. Featuring a combination of flavors similar to a Manhattan and a Negroni, the “Italian Job” mixes sweet and bitter flavors with a touch of coffee and chocolate, and a splash of Amaro liqueur as a hat-tip to Italy. His “American Shandy” features a beautiful blend of whiskey, tea and beer, infused with the flavors of an English breakfast tea for a surprisingly smooth cocktail that has long been one of John’s bestsellers.

Mar 22, 8.30pm-12.30am. Long Bar at Waldorf Astoria Shanghai, see event listing

Mar 22: Heart to Heart Charity Happy Hour

Flyer courtesy The Rooster

The Rooster is ready to spread the love this Fri Mar 22nd with a special charity Heart to Heart happy hour. There will be special prices on all Shanghai Love brews, running from 4pm-8pm. 50 percent of all proceeds will go to benefit of Heart to Heart Shanghai, a non-profit that provides corrective surgery for children with congenital heart defects. Who knew drinking could be so rewarding! 

Mar 22, 4-8pm. The Rooster, see event listing.

Mar 23: 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 23 at noon, from RMB300. That's Territory, see event listing

Mar 23: Oyster & Chardonnay Feast

Image courtesy Hyatt on the Bund

Oyster-lovers can rejoice as Hyatt on the Bund is hosting its first oyster and wine party for 2019 on Sat Mar 23. Visit the hotel’s stunning VUE Bar to enjoy a day of endless oysters flown in just for the occasion, freshly shucked and accompanied by free-flowing Long Paddock Chardonnay. An indulgent day that’s not to be missed! Book early through the hotel WeChat (hyattonthebundsh) to enjoy a special price of RMB308 per person.

Mar 23, 11.30am-2.30pm, RMB238, RMB308 (early booking). VUE BAR, see event listing.

Mar 23: Wolf Blass Wine Dinner 

Image courtesy Grand Hyatt Shanghai

Join the Grand Hyatt Shanghai for a special six-course dinner paired with a selection of award-winning Australian wines from Wolf Blass. While dining, you’ll have the chance to meet Wolf Bass’s chief winemaker, Chris Hatcher. Make sure to book soon as limited seats are available! RSVP to elaine.song@hyatt.com.

Mar 23, 6pm, RMB500 per person. The Grill ON 56 Grand Hyatt Shanghai, see event listing.

Mar 23: Farmer's Market at La Maison

Flyer courtesy La Maison

Spring is finally around the corner, and La Maison is teaming up with local veggie delivery service Goma Greens to host an outdoors farmers' market on Sat Mar 23rd from 11am-4pm. Expect fresh produce from Goma Greens, organic wines by Sarment, baked goods by EGG and hot food from La Maison. There will be something for everyone; you just need to bring your reusable shopping bag.  

Entrance is to the market is free, and the whole family is welcome! Join La Maison and Goma Greens for this celebration of sustainable agriculture and healthy eating.  

In addition to yummy food vendors, La Maison is excited to host a yoga class in conjunction with the farmers' market. The class runs from 2pm-3:30pm and costs RMB120 per person.

Mar 23, 11am-4pm, free entry, RMB120 (yoga class). La Maison, see event listing.

Mar 23: 'Enter Night Pilsner' Shanghai Debut

Flyer courtesy Stone Brewing Tap Room

Hailing from 'Arrogant Consortia', Stone Brewing imprint 'Enter Night Pilsner' is finally making its debut in Shanghai. This crisp and refreshing Ppilsner was created in collaboration with the band Metallica, and both transcend genres, shatter preconceptions, and challenge convention. Join Inferno to celebrate the Pilsner’s launch with thrash metal DJs playing throughout the night.

Mar 28, 8pm-close. Inferno, see event listing

Mar 24: Holi Hai at Bollywood Indian Restaurant

Flyer courtesy Bollywood Indian Restaurant

Bollywood Indian Restaurant is celebrating Holi, the Hindu spring festival commonly known as the 'festival of colors' or the 'festival of love'. It signals the arrival of spring and is a festive day to meet others, play, and laugh. Bollywood Indian Restaurant promises fun and colorful activities, including a delicious Indian buffet lunch, Bollywood dancing, henna tattoos, a photo-booth with traditional Indian wear and rangoli art. It’s sure to be a fun-filled day for the whole family!

Mar 24, 11am-3pm, RMB120 (children 5-10 years old), RMB180 (age 11+). Bollywood Indian Restaurant, see event listing

Mar 24: Taste of Desire at XIME

Flyer courtesy promoter

CSE is hosting its second workshop at XIME entitled 'Taste of Desire'. Participants have a chance to make a delicious cocktail, a meat dish and a dessert, whilst exploring the hidden relationship between food & desire. This workshop also includes a tasting of three seasonal flavored homemade shochu from XIME.

Mar 24, 2.30pm, RMB150 (one person), RMB240, (two people). XIME, 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 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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