9 Amazing F&B Events in Shanghai This Week

By Austin Coley, August 7, 2019

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

Aug 7-8: May the Force Be with Zhu | Pop Up Dinner Series

Flyer courtesy of Taste Collective

Shanghai native Chris Zhu serves up a mystical and multi-course menu for a one of kind chef’s table experience. For two nights only, taste the uniquely merged classic culinary techniques and local Chinese flavors in dishes that will send you into a spell of curiosity and imagination.

Aug 7-8, 7pm; RMB588 12+courses and natural wine. Xujiahui ParkSee event listing.

Aug 8: Oysters & Wine NIght

Flyer courtesy of  HYH Maison 

If you didn't get your fill of the Qixi romance, have a Thursday do-over with the object of your affection. With three types of premium oysters from France plus fine wines on offer, it will be impossible to resist your charm. The event takes place at the brand new Elysee Bar and spaces are limited, so make a booking now. Price includes three oysters and one glass of wine. 

Aug 8, 6-10pm; RMB128. HYH Maison. See event listing

Aug 9: Friday Seafood Feast at Grand Hyatt Shanghai

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In celebration of the Grand Hyatt Shanghai's 20th anniversary, the Grand Cafe is offering a delicious seafood buffet. You and your friends can enjoy delicious delicacies such as Boston lobster, sushi, tiger crab and more until you're stuffed. This deal is only available on Fridays in August, so be sure to come and eat your share. 

Aug 9, 11.30am-2pm; RMB428 per person. Grand Cafe Grand Hyatt Shanghai. See event listing

Aug 9: Reading, Sustainability and Cocktails

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Mix things up with reading, sustainability and cocktails! The concept is simple, Laura Thomason of The West Winds Gin is hosting a cocktail and conversation hour(s) for the launch of Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney. You are welcome to chat about your tastes, mood and preferences for a customized cocktail. Bring any used book to swap, and the first cocktail is yours for free. 

Aug 9, 6.30-8.30pm. Jing An Kerry Centre. See event listing

Aug 9-10: Singapore National Day Buffet

Image courtesy of Amara Signature Shanghai 

If you're a Singaporean, or just like food from Singapore, this buffet is perfect for you. The Amara Signature Shanghai Hotel is offering this delicious buffet in honor of Singapore National Day. Cooked by a Singaporean Chef, the buffet will feature authentic Singaporean cuisine like beef salad, king prawn Singapore Laksa, Singapore chili crab, desserts and much more. 

Aug 9, 6-9pm; RMB168. Amara Signature Shanghai. See event listing

Aug 9-10: Midnight Tacos at Specters

Flyer courtesy of Specters II

If you find yourself looking for something to satisfy your boozy cravings on the weekend, Specters has you covered. Alongside Rastaco, Specters is serving delicious tacos after midnight. Enjoy tacos filled with lamb, chicken and veggies as well as other delicious snacks like nachos this weekend.

Aug 9-10, Midnight; RMB30 tacos. Specters II. See event listing.

Aug 10: Italian 4 Hands

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Giuseppe Minoia from The Key in Shenzhen is joining Arch's Vincenzo Pagliara for a one-night cocktail pop-up. The two Italian mixologists have prepared an intriguing list of boozy options for RMB88 per cocktail. How does Glenlivet 12, salted Campari, grapefruit juice and peanut butter sound to you? Those are the ingredients in Minoia's Blue Grass Sour, and we can't wait to see how those components come together. As for Pagliara's menu, we have our eye on Sandalwood (Chivas Mizunara, turmeric, sandalwood soda). 

Aug 10, 9pm-midnight; RMB88 cocktails. Arch. See event listing

Aug 11: Mexican Brunch at Westin Bund

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This week's brunch special is Mexican themed, so get ready for nachos, tacos and other Mexican delicacies. Free flow champagne is aslo available for an extra charge. The Westin Bund Center was recently added to CNN's list of '50 reasons why Shanghai is the World's Greatest City,' so be sure to visit this amazing eatery. Show this article for 20% off. 

Aug 11, 11.30am-2.30pm; RMB 695 per person with free-flow champagne. RMB578 per person without free flow champagne. The Westin Bund Center Shanghai. See event listing.

Aug 11: Unleash your Inner Brewer

Flyer provided by Stone Brewing Tap Room

Knowing how to make your own beer is an essential survival skill. Learn how to make your own beer from scratch as Shanghai Craft Brewer’s Association President, Lin Lin, leads you through a free brewing demonstration. If you participante you'll also get 10% off all Stone draft beers for the day.

Aug 11, 2pm-6pm; Free entry. Stone Brewing Tap Room. See event listing.

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