18 Awesome F&B Events in Shanghai This Week

By James Farquharson and Ruth Ilott, April 10, 2019

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

Apr 10: White Flowers

Flyer courtesy Blackbird

As the weather starts to perk up, ease your way into spring with a range of crisp and fragrant white wines at "Volume One" of the White Flowers tasting sessions. The line-up this week includes two Albarinos, two Rieslings, and a more floral Spanish blend that brings to mind the scents of the season.

Apr 10, 6pm, RMB190. Blackbird, see event listing.

Apr 11: Distilled Shanghai

Flyer courtesy Nihao BonBon

Join Nihao BonBon and Atelier Bar for an evening of gin discovery featuring cocktails highlighting Beefeater London Dry Gin and inspired by Shanghai neighborhoods. Try a mix of Beefeater PINK, ginseng liquor and pink vermouth in the 'Jing'an' or London Dry with elderflower, lemon and sparkling water named for 'Julu Road.'  And that's just two of the offerings!  Stay for a masterclass (add WeChat ID: nihaobonbon to RSVP), and learn to mix your own gin cocktails. 

Apr 11, 6pm, masterclass at 8.30pm. Atelier Bar, see event listing

Apr 11: Healthy Chinese Regional Cooking

Flyer courtesy Kaixin Cooking

Now that winter's finally over, Kaixin Cooking is rolling out a series of regional Chinese healthy Chinese cooking classes starting with recipes from Sichuan province. This week, learn how to make healthy, low oil, low sodium and low sugar versions of Dongbei disanxian (eggplant, potato, pepper), sweet and sour ribs and a cumin and cauliflower dry pot. Check out the flyer and scan the QR code for details, menus and to register.

Apr 11, 7pm, RMB300. That's Territory, see event listing

Apr 11: Le Tribute Cocktail Dinner for Gin Lovers

Flyer courtesy Commune Social

Commune Social's head chef Sergio Moreno, pastry chef Kim Melvin and bar manager Kevin Hu are teaming up with guest bartender Alex Custeau for a cocktail pairing dinner. You will get five spectacular courses paired with five delicious cocktails ranging from bittersweet and smoky to herbal and boozy. 

Apr 11, 7pm-late, RMB588. Commune Social, see event listing

Apr 12: Henkes Pop-Up with Guest Chef Arne Haarh

Flyer courtesy Henkes

This Friday, join Henkes as they welcome acclaimed Danish chef Arne Haarh, who will be preparing a selection of dishes from his native cusine. Choose from traditional dishes such as lemon fromage and chicken puff pastry for a culinary experience that's truthfully unlike any other in Shanghai.

Apr 12, RMB250 for three courses. Henkes, see event listing

Apr 12: 80s Quiz

Flyer courtesy of The Camel

It's a pub quiz! An 80s one! They'll be running happy hour for the duration of it, and entry gets you set up with a dish and a drink so get ready for one hell of a music round.

Apr 12, 7.30pm, RMB150 (includes food and a drink). Camel Sports Bar and Kitchen, see event listing, buy tickets.

Apr 12 - May 4: Shanghai Disney's International Food & Drinks Fest 2019

Image courtesy of promoter

This is the first International Food and Drinks Festival that Shanghai Disney Resort is holding that's great for the whole family. Expect to see and try a wide variety of cuisines and beverages from all over the world. If that's not enough, there will also be special cooking classes for guests to get to know insider cooking tips from the pros as well as learning how to whip up classic Disney park food such as the Blue Summer Crab Salad and Lobster Risotto. Don't miss out on the diversity of live entertainment expected to be there as well as getting your hands on limited edition Delicious Collection merchandise at this 23-day festival. 

Apr 12- May 4, all day. Shanghai Disney, see event listing.

Apr 13: Rioja Fantástico  

Photo courtesy Rioja Fantástico 2018

Rioja Fantástico is back with its latest installment in its series of celebrations of Spanish food and wine. 8 Rioja wineries and 8 top guest chefs are represent the best of the country's cuisine - just don't worry too much about manaña!

April 13, 12-8pm, RMB150 including coupon to that value. La Maison, see event listing.

Apr 13: Doggie-style Block Party 

Photo courtesy of The Cannery

Who let the dogs out? Come to The Cannery this Saturday for a fun-filled afternoon with your furry friends. There'll be downward dogs, hot dogs, mad dogs - just about everything canine related - all soundtracked by live DJs. Cocktails and beer on tap.

Apr 13, 2pm until late. The Cannery, see event listing.

Apr 13: Gourmet & Ganbei

Flyer courtesy Stone Brewing Tap Room

You know what they say: don't mix the grape and the grain. And by our estimation, a gin-and-beer evening passes that rigorous anti-hangover test. This Saturday, join fellow gin and craft beer enthusiasts at Stone Brewery for exactly that combination. Kick off the evening with a toast to Madame Geneva as you enjoy a gin cocktail or two supplied by craft distillers Crimson Pangolin. Then head to your table for a six-course gourmet dinner with beer pairings ranging from tropical lagers to piney high-ABV IPAs.

Apr 13, 6.30pm until late, RMB688. Stone Brewing Tap Room, see event listing.

Apr 13: Funkadeli Grand Opening Party

Photo courtesy Funkadeli

Funkadeli is ready for round two with the grand opening of their brand spanking new second location on Yanping Lu. They will be celebrating with great deals, delicious food and drinks (natch) and a super fun crowd. Brunch and free flow cocktails will get you in the mood for a signature Funkadeli night when the live music and DJs kick things up a notch. 

Apr 13, 3pm until midnight, three for RMB100 on selected drinks and food. Funkadeli (Yanping Lu), see event listing.

Apr 13-14: Songkran Party at Urban Thai

Image courtesy of Urban Thai

Urban Thai Dagu Lu invites you to celebrate the Thai New Year with their Songkran party. There will be groovy music and drink deals to get you in the party mood including your choice of two drinks (house lager, house wine or signature Phuket mojito). In addition, every pad Thai (at both Urban Thai locations) ordered comes with a free order of fried vegetarian spring rolls (3 pieces) on April 13-14.

Apr 13-14, 8pm, RMB60 for two drinks. Urban Thai (Dagu Lu), see events listing.

Apr 13-14: Cider Weekend at Boom Boom 

Flyer courtesy of promoter

If you're a lover of apple cider, then Boom Boom Bagels have got you covered over the weekend. For every signature bagel sandwich purchased, you can get a free pint of Zeffer Crisp Apple Cider. 

Apr 13-14, 2pm-close. Boom Boom Bagels, see event listing

Apr 13-14: Sake Magic Brunch

Flyer courtesy XIME

The Japanese neighborhood restaurant XIME has a new brunch menu ready for spring, and to celebrate they are holding a special Sake Magic Brunch event this weekend. It allows 20 guests to taste four exciting new dishes from the menu with each dish paired with a craft sake or a sake cocktail. As a bonus, they'll be giving away one free Sake Magic Brunch for two this Sunday. Get booking now to not miss out! 

Apr 13-14, 12.30pm, RMB298 per person. XIME, see event listing

Apr 14: Jing'an Craft and Farmers Market

Flyer courtesy of promoter

The popular craft and farmers market is back in town with over 30 vendors selling food, drinks, crafts, designs and many fresh local and homemade products. If that's not all, there will be a bouncy castle for the kids, live music, a chance to adopt a furry friend and an opportunity to take part in cooking and exercise classes. 

Apr 14, Noon-7pm. Zeitgeist Bavarian Eastery & Bar, see event listing.

Apr 15: Super Flight Mondays

Flyer courtesy Stone Brewing Tap Room

Stone Brewing Tap Room is extending their Super Flight Monday deal into April with 50 percent off one flight of the day (four 5-ounce pours). This month that means you get to try Stone Go To IPA, Stone Scorpion Bowl IPA, Stone White Geist Berliner Weisse and Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard for RMB50, all day long. 

Apr 15, all day, RMB50. Stone Brewing Tap Room, see event listing

Apr 17: Stone Beer University ‘Trinity of Hoppiness’ Quiz

Flyer courtesy Stone Brewing Tap Room

Do you know your cask from your keg, and your dry-hopped from your wet-hopped? Whether you're a seasoned craft beer academic or a total newbie, there's always something to learn. Join Stone Brewing to honor the vine, the cone and the holy hops while you show off your beer knowledge at the definitive craft beer quiz. Six complementary hoppy brew tasters are provided to help you appreciate the different flavour profiles.

Apr 17, 7pm, RMB178. Stone Brewing Tap Room, see event listing.

Apr 18: Guest Bartender at Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar

Image courtesy of Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar

Jameson Bartender's Ball (China) Champion Mike Zeng is coming to Aura Jazz & Lounge Bar to present a selection of his signature cocktails. What's a better way than to sit back and enjoy the chilled ambience of the bar than with a delicious cocktail in your hand? 

Apr 18-19, 7-11pm. Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar, see event listing.

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