19 Awesome F&B Events for Mid-Autumn Fest (and Beyond)

By Cristina Ng, September 12, 2019

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

Sep 12: Wine Tasting – Tuscany in the Glass

Flyer courtesy of UVA Wine Bar

After a hiatus, UVA is back with their wine tasting events. Next up, discover three varietals from Tuscany: Chianti Confini, Barco Reale and Chianti Classico. An Italian buffet featuring appetizers, pasta and pizza plus wines is available from 7.30-9.30pm for RMB148. After 9.30pm, try just the wines for RMB100. 

Sep 12, 7.30pm; from RMB100. UVA Wine Bar. See event listing

Sep 13: Aperol Spritz Italo Disco Party

Flyer courtesy of Bitter

Bitter is hosting a night of Italo Disco tunes by DJ Saucy and DJ Mmq. What goes better with that than spritz and aperitivo? The answer is nothing, and Bitter's got a deal for RMB100 that includes two spritzes plus one plate of aperitivo snacks. 

Sep 13, 4pm-late; RMB100 two spritzes plus snacks. Bitter. See event listing

Sep 13-15: Mid-Autumn Crab Fest Brunch

Flyer courtesy of Bird

Showcasing the ingredient of the season, Bird has put together a 'Crab Fest' brunch set, especially for Mid-Autumn Festival. The first dish is a fresh crab salad with fennel and green pea panna cotta. Follow that up with a creme fraiche-dotted spicy crab bouillabaisse and three-crab Benedict. Balance out that qi with a Shanghai Mule featuring huangjiu, bitters, lemon and ginger ale. 

Sep 13-15, noon-3pm; RMB228. Bird. See event listing

Sep 13-15: 3 Days of Brunch!

Flyer courtesy of Camel Hospitality Group

You've got three days off work and have no idea what to do with all that free time? Why not take a long, leisurely brunch at The Bull & Claw, Little Creatures, D.O.C., El Santo or Hooked? They will all have the brunch menus and awesome drinks (including free-flow options) that you know and love from Friday to Sunday of the Mid-Autumn holiday. The weather forecast is sunny, so get a group together and take advantage. 

Sep 13-15, 11am-3pm. The Bull and Claw, Hooked, El Santo Tacos & Tequila, Little Creatures and D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana. See event listing.

Sep 13-15: Shanghai Night Eats

Image courtesy of Untour Shanghai

What do you mean you haven't sampled Shanghai's delicious night eats? Shanghai's economy attracts millions of migrants who bring their local culinary traditions and ingredients with them. Join Untour to explore local and regional cuisines paired with local beers, spirits (or soft drinks) in a centrally-located, authentic residential neighborhood. Expect local Jiangnan dishes as well as items from farther afield such as Sichuan and Xinjiang. 

Sep 13-15, 6.45pm-late; RMB560. Various starting points. See event listing

Sep 13-15: Mid-Autumn Festival Long Weekend Brunch 

Flyer courtesy of Stone Brewing Tap Room

Stone Brewing Tap Room is getting in on the Mid-Autumn Festival fun with a long weekend of brunch and brews. From Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15, enjoy perfect patio weather, amazing beer and delicious classic American brunch food. Following brunch, their regular dinner menu will be available each day.

Sep 13-15, 11.30am-4.30pm. Stone Brewing Tap Room. See event listing

Sep 13-15: Mexican Independence Week Celebrations!

Flyer courtesy of El Santo

El Santo is celebrating Mexican Independence Day in a big way. If you don't know, this holiday commemorates the Priest Hildalgo-led revolt against the Spanish government. After 11 years, and the execution of Father Hildalgo, Mexico finally gained independence. Join the fiesta with great food and drink deals. The Colors of Mexico dance company will perform, followed by Grito de Dolores presented by a member of the Mexican Consulate. 

Sep 13-15, 8pm/11am. El Santo Taco & Tequila. See event listing

Sep 14: The Rooster's 4th Anniversary Party!

Flyer courtesy of The Rooster

The Rooster's invitation to their 4th Anniversary Party comes with a warning label: Don't schedule anything too important for Sunday Morning. Celebratory happy hour runs from 3pm until close. Show your support, and help them keep rockin' Jing'an for years to come. 

Sep 14, 3pm. The Rooster. See event listing

Sep 14: Hands On Dumpling Delight

Image courtesy of Untour Shanghai

Are you obsessed with dumplings? On this food tour and cooking class, you’ll get off the beaten path to sample regional varieties of dumplings, from streetside stalls frying up potstickers to mom-and-pop shops serving boiled jiaozi from China’s frigid northeast. After eating your fill, you’ll learn how to make a dim sum specialty from a Chinese chef.

Sep 14, 10am; RMB600. Various starting points. See event listing

Sep 14: Mooncake Cooking Class & Tasting

Image courtesy of Untour Shanghai 

Over the course of two and a half hours on Saturday, Sept 14 at 2pm, learn about the history of these storied pastries, while also getting hands-on by making two types of pastries: savory Suzhou & sweet Cantonese styles. To broaden your mooncake horizons, samples of Shanghai’s most famous mooncakes with different fillings will be on offer. Savory stuffings will include the classic Jiangnan pure, that hella trendy salted duck egg and bamboo with minced pork, while sweet will include red bean & cranberry, coconut & butter, passionfruit and lotus. To bring this ancient holiday into the modern world, you will be tasting the latest innovative mooncakes: Strictly Cookies’ limited edition Mookies. This mooncake-cookie hybrid brings together the best of both worlds in surprising flavor combinations (Chestnut and Sichuan Peppercorn, anyone?). There are only 10 seats available for this once-a-year-tour, so book quickly to reserve your spot!

Sep 14, 2pm; RMB600. Various starting points. See event listing

Sep 14-15: Commune Market

Image courtesy of promoter

One of Shanghai's favorite markets is back again at Yong Ping Lane, bringing you the city's best local designers, unique retail, art and international culture. Find gifts by browsing the wares of local designers, sample gourmet food, cocktails and craft beers on tap. The event is kid-friendly and free entry for all.  

Sep 14-15, 11am-6pm; free entry. That’s Territory. See event listing

Until Sept 15: The Sukhothai Welcomes Chef Rosarin Sriprathum

Image courtesy of The Sukhothai Shanghai 

The Sukhothai Shanghai welcomes Chef Rosarin Sriprathum from Michelin guide recommended Thai restaurant Celadon at The Sukhothai Bangkok to present her handpicked selections. Fifteen of her authentic recipes will be incorporated into URBAN Café’s menu to satisfy all the gourmands in Shanghai.

Celadon serves up an authentic palette of flavors and spices with meticulous presentations as only a Thai would know. Chef Rosarin tries to keep the traditional recipes and maintains the standard of each dish's original taste. She executes authentic Thai flavors whilst blending avant-garde culinary techniques into her dishes, giving diners an unforgettable gourmet journey. 

Until Sept 15. URBAN Café. See event listing

Sep 15: Logan's BS Birthday

Flyer courtesy of Tacolicious

Tacolicious' resident bartender, celebrity shot taker and That's Shanghai cocktail columnist is celebrating his birthday this Sunday. Join him for RMB15 tequila shots and RMB30 Mexican mules. Since the birthday boy deserves a break, there will be a guest bartender slinging some additional specials while a DJ pumps out the jams on the rooftop terrace. 

Sep 15, 3pm; from RMB15. Tacolicious. See event listing

Sep 15: Go Natural

Flyer courtesy of Plump Garden

Botanik fans rejoice because the edible al fresco fairy dreamscape has been given new life as Plump Garden. For their first event, they have collaborated with natural wine bar Vinism for an installment of 'Go Natural.' Choose glasses or bottles from more than 20 labels. This 'Sunday Roast Edition' also includes unlimited servings of roasted chicken and sides plus one glass of selected wine. Plus, oyster specials for RMB10 per piece. 

Sep 15, noon; RMB150 presale, RMB188 door. Plump Garden. See event listing

Sep 17: Mexican Independence Day 

Flyer courtesy of Tacolicious

Tacolicious is hosting a Mexican Independence Day fiesta that includes buy-one-get-one-free beers, RMB40 margaritas, RMB15 tequila shots and your pick of their delicious double-decker tacos. There's also a DJ on the terrace, so get their early for your best seat. 

Sep 17, 7pm; from RMB15. Tacolicious. See event listing

Sep 18: Stone University – Beer & Food Pairing

Flyer courtesy of Stone Brewing Tap Room

Combine your love of good food and craft beer at the 9th edition of Stone Beer University. Master the ABCs of pairings by matching six distinct beer styles with flavor profiles. Assigned drinking includes 5-ounce pours of each beer. Sign up ahead of time using the QR code on flyer or purchase tickets directly at the Tap Room. 

Sep 18, 7-8.30pm; RMB228. Stone Brewing Tap Room. See event listing

Sep 19: That’s Shanghai Food and Drink Awards


It's that time of the year again, time to submit your nominees for the 17th edition of the That's Shanghai Food & Drink Awards! Just like every year, readers can nominate their favorite restaurants, bars, chefs, cafes, mixologists and more. The event will take place at UP Shanghai on September 19. We’ve already got some exciting things in store for this year’s party, including desserts from A&M Cupcakery, beer and cider from Zapfler, water from S.Pellegrino and plenty more!

Sep 19, 6.30pm; RMB200 presale. Up ShanghaiSee event listing. Tickets

Sep 19: Ladies Who Drink – Whisky

Flyer courtesy of Ladies Who Drink

Ladies Who Drink are back for another great event. Join them for a spirited education, journeying into the intoxicating world of whisky. From blends to single malts, this flight will guide you through a variety of flavors and styles. Ticket includes a guided tasting of five whiskies and antipasto. And, gentlemen are welcome to attend as well. 

Sep 19, 7pm; RMB288 members, RMB518 non-members. Gemma. See event listing.

Sep 19: Bingo Night Fever

Flyer courtesy of Mr & Mrs Bund

Ahead of Golden Week, MMB is back with a holiday-ready installment of their ever-popular Bingo nights because amazing gifts and comfort food are a perfect match. A GoPro HERO 7, Beats EP, MMM Forever bicycle, Niu scooter, Farmhouse juice, and Peddlers gin are just a few of the available prizes this month. One board for every two sets ordered from the late-night menu (from RMB250). 

Sep 15, 11pm; from RMB250. Mr & Mrs Bund. See event listing

[Cover image courtesy of Untour Shanghai]

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