Updated: 2012-07-14 07:59
Chefs at Ritz-Carlton, Beijing, have created a variety of mooncakes for the coming Mid-Autumn Festival. They have also prepared a wide selection of innovative delicacies, complete with traditional Chinese kung fu tea. The mooncake packages are the perfect gift for family and friends. Prices range from 218 to 588 yuan per box.
To celebrate the coming Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept 30, Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall presents a deluxe mooncake package (138 yuan per box) and a luxurious package (188 yuan per box). Cake stuffing includes traditional double egg yolk with white lotus, five nuts and refreshing single egg yolk.
As London 2012 Olympic Games approaches, Kempinski Hotel Beijing's Dragon Palace provides the opportunity to take a walk down memory lane and relive the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Executive Sous Chef Frank Zhang has created a nine-course menu, including lobster and premium beef, which he cooked for State leaders during the Beijing Olympics. Available until Aug 12. 988 yuan per person, plus a 15 percent surcharge.
010-6465-3388 Ext 4217.
Italian restaurant reopens
The Daccapo at the Regent Beijing, has reopened at a brand new location, with better ambience. With award-winning chef Mario still holding the kitchen, the restaurant offers a new creative menu, including salad of lobster, fennel and orange jelly. There are many other new creations, plus a newly designed wine list.
Delicious dim sum
Chynna at Hilton Beijing Wangfujing introduces a delicious selection of specially made dim sums. Up to 30 authentic Cantonese dim sums are available every day for lunch. Choices range from steamed, baked and deep-fried options to healthy congee and Cantonese desserts. The new menu includes popular items like crispy shrimp rice rolls and freshly baked puff pastries filled with BBQ pork.
010-5812-8888 Ext 8411.
Cafe 65 of Hotel Equatorial Shanghai is presenting a round-the-world dessert buffet during lunchtime. The menu includes bean curd cake, black sesame bread pudding, green tea tiramisu, mango pudding, durian napoleon, mint chocolate cake, strawberry sago cream, caramel coconut custard, layer cake, red bean cheese cake and four kinds of ice cream.
021-6248-1688 Ext 2337.
The Flow Lounge and Bar has introduced a special afternoon tea, called "vitali-tea". The menu offers selected fresh fruits, yogurt, oatmeal cookies and roasted pear sandwiches, with cold drinks. It's the perfect menu for those who like to get rid of the fatigue and anxiety of summer, and to regain energy.
021-5355-9898 Ext 6361.
Middle Eastern grill
One of the best summer activities is enjoying a BBQ with icy cold beer. Arte Cafe of Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel Shanghai creates a new Middle Eastern grill BBQ menu during weekends from June to August. This delectable BBQ and free beer is a great way to enjoy the summer weekend.
Aroma, Xindalu, China Kitchen, Tea Room and Juice Bar of Hyatt on the Bund are presenting different kinds of iced tea to relieve heat fatigue during the summer. The unique tea recipes, made with healthy and fresh raw ingredients, offer a cool and sweet experience, eliminating thirst and relaxing the whole body.