12 Amazing F&B Events in Shanghai This Week

By Cristina Ng, November 28, 2019

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

Nov 28: POP SECRET x UP Shanghai

Flyer courtesy of Up Shanghai

UP Shanghai is kickstarting its 1st anniversary with a unique culinary experience! Six chefs will be putting on one of the craziest most exciting dinner parties ever. As they tell it, Pop Secret is like a box of chocolates and you never know what you are going to get. A team of performers will bring the adventure to go with the drinks, food and fun. The chef line up includes UP's own Carlos Sotomayor, Pol Garcia (POP SECRET, La Maruja), Juan Campos (RAW), Eduardo Gomez (El Luchador, El Santo), Sergio Moreno (Commune Social) and Koen Vessies (el Willy Group). 

Nov 28, 7.30pm; RMB588. UP Shanghai. See event listing

Nov 28: Bingo Night Fever

Image courtesy of Mr & Mrs Bund

Skip the turkey and hit up Bingo Night Fever at Mr & Mrs Bund. This festive installment of the monthly event is highlighting France. That mean prizes include a magnum of Champagne Laurent Perrier, French gift basket, Chanel fragrance for men, dining vouchers at Mr & Mrs Bund and more. Late-night menus start from RMB240, and you get one board for every two sets ordered. 

Nov 28, 11pm; from RMB240. Mr & Mrs Bund. See event listing

Nov 29: Vermouth Masterclass

Flyer courtesy of Bitter

Head to Bitter and learn all about Cocchi Vermouth with Robert Brava, owner of Cocchi and president of the Vermouth di Torino Association. Not only will you sample five vermouths, but you will make three cocktails for yourself. Prepare to wow your friends with your new mixology skills at your next dinner party.  

Nov 29, 7.30pm; RMB128. Bitter. See event listing

Nov 29: Black Friday

Flyer courtesy of Stone Brewing 

The folks at Stone Brewing have done it again by pairing their richest, roasted obsidian-hued stouts, porters and more with cheese. Sure we expect these hop-heads to highlight IPAS, but they are exploring the darker side with a flight of four dark beers (five-ounce pours). So, dive even deeper into the Black Friday spirit by adding The Cheesery's melt-to-order original Swiss raclette to anything on the Stone Menu. Burgers, steaks, tacos... sky's the limit. 

Nov 29, from 11.30am; RMB208 dark beer flight + raclette. Stone Brewing Tap Room. See event listing

Nov 29-Dec 15: Jing'an Christkindlmarkt

Flyer courtesy of Zeitgeist Bavarian Eatery & Bar

If it weren't for mulled wine and Christmas markets, we'd never leave the house. Thankfully, the traditional German Christkindlmarkt is back in Shanghai for a full 17 days. Follow the scent of baked apples, chestnuts, gingerbread, mulled wine, rum punch and more. You'll find those festive treats along with handicrafts and gifts in beautifully decorated wooden stalls. For the small and big kids, Santa will come by on the weekends to grant wishes! Honestly, there's no better way to experience some good Old World wintertime charm. 

Nov 29-Dec 15, noon-9pm weekends, 4-9pm weekdays; RMB50 presale, RMB60 door both incl. mulled wine. Zeitgeist Bavarian Eatery & Bar. See event listing

Nov 30: UP Anniversary Party

Image courtesy of UP Shanghai 

For UP Shanghai, it has been a non-stop year of great parties, food festivals and fun. Celebrate the venue's first anniversary this Saturday and find out what makes UP so popular. As always, tasty cocktails and yummy treats from The Kitch will fuel your all-night party dreams. 

Nov 30, 9pm. UP Shanghai. See event listing

Nov 30: Italo Grand Opening

Flyer courtesy of Italo 

The latest concept from the Funka Group, Italo Social Eatery – a gastro lounge with an Italian twist – is now open on Fumin Lu. This venue has the fun and relaxed vibes of sister bar Funkadeli with a touch of 1930's Milan-inspired décor. The refined menu draws from Italy’s coast with a dash of Asian influence. RSVP for the grand opening this Saturday and dress like its the 1920s in Milan. 

Nov 30, 9pm-late. Italo. See event listing

Nov 30-Dec 1: Holiday Commune Market

Flyer courtesy of Commune Market

Get ready for the Christmastime warm fuzzies, smiles and memories. Holiday Commune Market celebrates the simple goodness of the season, bringing together the city's best local designers. And of course, there will be gourmet food and drinks. Take a stroll amid the mesmerizing Christmas lights and festive spirit that abounds in Yong Ping Lane. 

Nov 30-Dec 1, 11am-7pm; free entry. Yong Ping Lane. See event listing

Dec 1: Mix Market

Flyer courtesy of promoter

Forget the cold and get warm at MIXMARKET. The market is made up of local and foreign vendors peddling food and design goods. Highlights include tom yam gong soup from Mister PawPaw, Jonas Emil Coffee Roasters, dairy free treats from Mustardseed, cakes from Ben's Bakery and more. 

Dec 1, 11am-5pm. Mixspace. See event listing

Dec 1: Farm-to-Table Winter Dinner

Image courtesy of Kaixin Cooking

Kaixin Cooking and Vert City Farm are hosting their second farm-to-table dinner! Taking the best seasonal ingredients from Vert City Farm - a local organic farm - Kaixin makes original healthy dishes inspired by Chinese and fusion flavors. This time we have an all-new menu of winter vegetables!

Dec 1, 6pm; RMB250. Vert City Farm. See event listing

Dec 1: Chef Cooking School

Flyer courtesy of MESS

MESS is a new kind of restaurant that creates a dialogue and connection between cultures. If you haven’t been yet, go experience a masterful combination of East and West. Here, a kaleidoscope of colors, flavors, textures and techniques make a beautiful mess. Beyond dining there, guests are welcome to bring some of that excitement back to their home kitchens by attending MESS Chef Cooking School. In the two hour class, you will be guided by Chef Shahaf Shabtay to turn fresh raw materials from all over the world into beautiful gourmet creations.

Dec 1, 6pm; RMB500. MESS. See event listing

Dec 6: Into the Opulence

lyer courtesy Stone Brewing 

Start the holiday season in opulent style at Stone Brewing.  Sample a unique selection of ten Euro-inspired beers from the Stone archives for just one day. These ales pay homage to the traditional brewing methods from Germany to Russia and from the Czech Republic to Belgium. Go for a ten beer flight (RMB348) five-ounce pours) or pair four brews with Zotter chocolate creations (RMB178). Think Russian Stout infused chocolate ganache, Madagascar dark chocolate flakes and Indian chai-spiced milk chocolate pieces. Remember this craft beer educational experience by taking home tasting cards. 

[Cover image via Dave Lastovskiy on Unsplash]

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