That's Shanghai takes a look at some of the best upcoming F&B events:
May 17: Lorenzo Antinori Guest Shift
Image courtesy of Four Seaons Hotel Pudong
Coming from the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is beverage ambassador, Lorenzo Antinori. The Italian bartender began his tenure at the Four Seasons in Seoul where he led Charles H bar to spots on the World's and Asia's 50 Best Bars in its first year of operation. Meet him and taste his creations at the Four Seasons Pudong for a one-night-only.
May 16: Healthy Chinese Regional Cooking
Flyer courtesy of Kaixin Cooking
If want to wow your dinner guests with your command of regional Chinese recipes (that are healthy), join Kaixin Cooking for their weekly class. Learn how to make low oil, sodium and sugar versions of all your favorites. Scan the QR code on the flyer for details.
May 15: Stone Beeer University on Barrel-Aged Beers
Flyer courtesy of Stone Brewing Tap Room
If you like drinking beer, you'll love drinking beer infused with more booze through the process known as barrel-aging. At this fifth edition of Stone Beer University, learn about the history, benefits and styles of barrel-aging used around the world. Sip six different barrel-aged brews (five-ounce pours) for RMB188, covering everything from Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Russian Stouts to Imperial Saisons with Peaches, from Belgian-style IPAs aged in Sonoma County Chardonnay barrels to Imperial IPAs aged in Tequila barrels and everything in between. Sign up online using the QR code to secure a spot ahead of time or purchase tickets directly at the Tap Room. Beer nerds and noobs alike are welcome.
May 17-19, 24-26: A La Town Beer Festival
Flyer courtesy of Shanghai Brew House
For only two weekends in May, A La town is putting on a beer festival featuring five specially crafted Shanghai Brew House such as top sellers like Vine Serpent IPA and Wishbone Pilsner or new creations like Kviek Pale Ale and Souffle Porter. There will also be margaritas, tacos and tandoor kebabs on offer.
May 18: 3 Chefs and a Wine Guy
Flyer courtesy of el Willy
Head to el Willy for a legendary night featuring some of Shanghai's ‘super sexy’ F&B stars. Executive chef Koen Vessies will be in the kitchen with Willy Trullas Moreno and Brad Turley (of Hai by Goga fame) in the kitchen with Alberto Fernandez handling the wines. The whole thing goes on for nine courses with five premium paired wines.
May 18: Abbey Road Barbecue Party
Flyer courtesy of Abbey Road
It's barbecue season, and Abbey Road wants to take away all the stress allowing you to sit back and enjoy yourselves without the stress of hosting. Expect great food (they are roasting a pig), a lovely location and great people. Bring your friends.
May 18: First Blood Superhero Bash
Flyer courtesy of Boxing Cat
Release your inner superhero and defeat ordinary with Boxing Cat. In celebration of their new First Blood Amber Lager, they are putting on a superhero-themed bash at their Yongfu location. RMB100 gets you two pints of their freshest brew and bar bites for the evening, like grilled steak and mala BBQ sliders. Individual pints and special pins are just RMB25 all night long, and it's been reported that Logan Brouse and Eddy Yang will be around to whip up innovative beertails. Come by to watch Boxing Cat's very own superhero movie, and take part in the games, raffles and tunes (via DJ T-Plus). The best-dressed superhero gets a free month-long supply of First Blood, by the way.
May 18: Terrace Opening Party
Image courtesy of The ZUK Bar
The seasons have finally changed, so The ZUK Bar is opening their terrace with some cool activities. Doesn't cocktails on tap complemented with tastefully crafted tacos and live music sound fun? Additionally, the bar will have two pop-up events. World Class Champion mixologist Peter Lin will be in the house from May 17-20 followed by Kyrö Distillery Company Brand Ambassador Steven Beerens from May 24-25.
May 18: Love Wins
Flyer courtesy of The Parrot
Gearing up for Shanghai Pride in June, The Parrot is hosting Love Wins, a celebration of love and open minds. The Love Wins movement orginated in the US as a fight for universal marriage equality. Now, Love Wins is a global call to compassion and a symbol of hope and progress. To celebrate this movement, Parrot is hosting a party with free-flowing booze and lots of love indeed. From 9pm til midnight, RMB100 will get you three Shanghai Love beers, or three shots and a coffee IPA chaser. DJ Simon Adams, a proud member of the LGBT community, will be hitting the decks, and the dresscode is rainbows and hearts.
May 18-22: Summer Pop Up Series
Flyer courtesy of Bitter
Bitter is kicking off their warm weather programming with a Summer Pop Up, spotlighting a new booze or bartender every night. This five-day event is a great opportunity to discover your next favorite drink, just in time for the start of rooftop season. Every night, doors open at 5.30pm, so come early to claim your seat at the bar.
May 19: Wild Yoga Brunch
Image courtesy of Moka Bros
Join the Wild Yoga Brunch for a one-hour flow session in Xiangyang Park. Immediately after the workout, Moka Bros welcomes you for a vegetarian brunch. Greek quinoa bowls, green mango salads or kale, and spinach sandwiches are all delicious plant-based ways to reduce your environmental impact for a healthier and happier future.
May 19: Jing'an Craft and Farmer's Market
Flyer courtesy of Zeitgeist Bavarian Eatery & Bar
Jing' an Craft & Farmers Market is back and better than ever. Expect over 30 vendors offering food, drinks, crafts and many fresh local and handmade products! There will be a bouncing castle and face painting to entertain the little ones and live music for everyone. Additionally, they're hosting an adoption day for furry friends, healthy cooking classes and workout sessions! Scan the GermanEvents QR code on the flyer for more information and to sign up for classes.
May 23: Bingo Night Fever
Flyer courtesy of Mr & Mrs Bund
Bingo Night only happens once a month at Mr & Mrs Bund, so here's your chance to try your luck. After eating a delicious late night menu, play for prizes such as a Forever bike, Dunlop golf club, Harison Space Walker, Adidas yoga ball, tennis racket, Niu scooter, Peddlers gin, Park Hyatt dining voucher, Farmhouse juice, Blueair purifier, Atelier Fusari tailored suit, Body Blacksmith one month pass, Shanghai Love beer and more. For each pair of late-night menu orders, you will receive one playing board.
May 23, 11pm, from RMB250 per person. Mr & Mrs Bund, see event listing.
Until May 31: IPmAy
Flyer courtesy of Stone Brewing Tap Room
Hop heads rejoice! Hot on the heels Trinity of Hoppiness, Stone Brewing Tap Room are officially declaring May the month of IPAs. They’ve stockpiled an arsenal of IPA specialty creations from their Escondido, Liberty Station, and Napa breweries, and will feature a Lupulin Loop of ongoing specialty promotions and an ever-rotating selection of the best IPAs they have to offer all month long. All specialty beers are available on tap or in 1-liter crowlers for RMB68 each. Make sure your May is full of IPAs!
Until May 31: Rum Hunt | The Grove's Fascination
Flyer courtesy of Grand Hyatt, Shanghai
The Grove distillery was originally set up as a wine estate until the two fraternal founders realised that Western Australia had the perfect climate for producing rum, their most-loved tipple. Focusing on small-batch production over quantity, the quality of their spirits is surely discernible in Cloud 9’s aromatic cocktails, only RMB88 for the whole of May.
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