Kempinski family brunch
The Kempinski's lunch buffet features a welcoming cocktail, unlimited fruit juice and soft drinks for 228. For 338 yuan, guests can enjoy unlimited Paulaner beer, sparkling wine, fruit juices, soft drinks and a welcoming cocktail. The Kempinski kids club gives youngsters a chance to spend time with a caring clown. Sunday, 11:30 am-3 pm. 15-percent surcharge. 010-6465-3388
American business lunch
One East provides a modern American business lunch in November. The 100-yuan set menu features two courses of the best contemporary American cuisine in Beijing. Pay an extra 30 yuan plus a 15-percent surcharge for a three-course meal.
Signature Chinese teas
China World Hotel's Lobby Lounge offers a selection of its best signature Chinese teas. These beverages are meant to be savored and enjoyed at leisure in imperial palace-inspired surroundings featuring live classical music performances. The teas are from Taiping in Anhui, Anxi in Fujian, Sichuan and Yunnan. Each tea has been selected for its premium taste and paired with plum tarts, pear tarts and peach tarts.
010-6505-2266 ext 37
InterContinental Beijing Beichen provides nourishing soups to relieve stress at DI Chinese Restaurant in November. The soups are said to boost kidney health and tone the body. Three soups for women enrich the blood and manage qi (energy). Women can also enjoy black-boned chicken soup and baby pigeon soup with angelica and wolfberry. For men, there are double-boiled deer tail soup, chicken soup with ginseng and pilose antler, and duck soup with Chinese herbs.
Fresh Cantonese delicacies
New Hong Kong executive chef Stephen Lo at The Horizon Chinese Restaurant brings you innovative Cantonese specialty dishes and dim sum delights. Savor exquisite specialties, such as sauted scallops with coriander, mushrooms in X.O. sauce, steamed fresh milk with conpoy, and crabmeat and sauted wagyu beef with seasonal vegetables in oyster sauce.
010-6561-8833 ext 41
The world's your oyster
Epicure on 45, the revolving restaurant located atop the Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World Hotel, will feature a selection of imported oyster dishes through November. High in protein and low in fat, oysters provide a rich flavor in the chilly winter months. The menu includes raw and cooked variants such as oyster maki with sweet and sour sauce, and deep fried oyster with Asian-style mayonnaise.
021-6359-9999 ext 4210
Hot kitchen buffet
The recently opened all-day dining restaurant Cafe 65 presents fresh seafood, healthy Western eating options and a sumptuous live buffet at its open kitchen in the lobby of the Equatorial Shanghai. Make a reservation now and get 10 buffet vouchers for the special buffet price of 1,200 yuan.
021-6248-1688 ext 2362
Mid-autumn food festival
Such delectable dishes as lamb leg and hairy crab join the usual fare of teppanyaki and hand-made sushi through November at the Okura Garden Hotel's Rose Cafe, which is offering a dinner buffet. A free flow of soft drinks and beer is included in the price of 268 yuan, plus a 15-percent surcharge. With every minimum purchase of five buffet coupons, guests will receive one free.
021-6415-1111 ext 5212
Singapore cuisine is the flavor of the month at the Jin Jiang Hotel's Cathay Brasserie. The Marina Mandarin Singapore's Executive Chef Jeffery Slew will showcase the best the island state has to offer while also taking patrons on a culinary tour of Southeast Asia. The buffet dinner is priced a at 198 yuan per person, with every fifth person eating for free.
021-3218-9888 ext 9303
Chow down, Chairman Mao-style
Mao Zedong's former private chef Dong Linfa returns to the Grand Hyatt Shanghai this October to present more of the Chairman's favorite food to the paying masses. Dong, who has cooked for various Chinese and foreign leaders during his illustrious career, is especially known for his signature dishes such as braised pork belly in sweet soy sauce, and marinated mushroom with pine nuts.
021-5047-1234 ext 8778/ 8779
Holiday Inn re-born
Since the Holiday Inn announced in 2007 that it would be re-launching its brand, the $1 billion program has welcomed over 1,200 relaunced hotels worldwide into its fold to account for one-third of its total properties. Twnety-three of the 71 Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn Express managed by InterContinental Hotels Group in China have now updated their rooms and adopted new signs and a newly designed logo. The original Holiday Inn chain was created in 1952 in the United States as a mid-scale hotel brand. The re-launch is expected to be finished next year globally.