Summer’s not over yet – make up for lost time and celebrate the finer things with these 5 fabulous specials going on around the city right now.
1. Mooncake Gift Sets @ The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing
The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing has prepared four tasteful mooncake gift sets ahead of the holiday season. The luxurious sets feature innovative designs inspired by the paintings of Zhu Da Nian and range from 4-12 mooncakes, with flavors like egg yolk lotus seed, red bean, custard, jinhua ham five kernel, beef and sea salt cheese. Place your orders any time before October 1.
Available to order before Oct 1; RMB238-588. See a listing for The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing.
2. Ladies’ Night @ MEI Bar
Rosewood Beijing’s MEI Bar is back in full swing with its popular weekly events, like Ladies’ Night. You know the drill: Every Thursday, grab your best girlfriends and head to the sophisticated lounge bar to enjoy free-flow sparkling wine.
Wednesday-Saturday; 8pm-1am. See a listing for MEI @ Rosewood Beijing.
3. ‘Back to Life’ Party @ Atmosphere Bar
Bust out of your quarantine shell and feel alive at Atmosphere Bar this Friday at their monthly themed party dubbed ‘Back to Life.’ Located at the 80th floor of China World Summit, Beijing, the cocktail bar boasts one of the most breathtaking views of the shimmering city below. Take it all in and melt your worries away with fine wine, food, conversation and live music provided by their in-house band.
Fri Aug 15, 7pm-2am; RMB100 (includes one welcome drink). See a listing for Atmosphere Bar.
4. Skin Lab Superfood Menu @ Waldorf Astoria Beijing
The culinary masterminds at Peacock Alley inside Waldorf Astoria Beijing are at it again, concocting another creative menu of delicacies themed around Skin Lab Superfood. Made with high-quality natural ingredients that are all beneficial for your skin, the inventive set menu is sure to dazzle diners. Appetizers include carrot cake, mini carrot scones and a baby carrots salad, all of which are rich in beta carotene.
The nutritious dishes that follow utilize ingredients that brighten your skin, such as the smoked red bell peppers rolled with mashed kidney beans, baby spinach crepe with avocado and a purple potato mousse with smoked Norwegian salmon. Continue on with sweeter surprises like a sweet carrot cinnamon pancake with apricot confit and the nourishing golden pumpkin confit with steamed bird’s nest soup. The menu also includes five non-alcoholic sugar-free drinks to round out a refreshing meal that will leave you glowing.
Available daily from Aug 15-Oct 31, 11am-8pm. RMB288 per person (subject to a 15% service charge). See a listing for Waldorf Astoria Beijing.
5. Al Fresco Season @ Frasca
The living sure is easy on Frasca’s terrace this summer. The hip Italian eatery inside The Opposite House invites you to soak up the sunshine (and lots of Aperol spritzes) at their stylish al fresco brunch every weekend from 12-3pm. Priced at RMB268, the brunch set gets you a selection of antipasti, a choice of confit egg with bell pepper or homemade carbonara, a main course and dessert, with free-flow packages at an additional cost.
Saturday and Sunday, 12-3pm. RMB268 per person. See a listing for Frasca @ The Opposite House.
6. Food Truck by Miam Miam
On the go? Fill up on quick and tasty grub with a new outdoor food truck concept by Miam Miam, located right outside the casual cafeteria. Take advantage of guilt-free deals like a free glass of Carlsberg with the purchase of any pizza or burger, and RMB18 for a classic hot dog and soft drink of your choice.
Daily, 11.30am-11pm. See a listing for Miam Miam Food Truck.
[All photos courtesy of promoters]