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Tie the knot
A fabulous two-day wedding fair will take place at Shangri-La Hotel Beijing on Saturday, March 2. The event features the over-the-top designer Vera Wang's spring/summer 2013 collection "Beautiful Dream", as well as sharing -la-mode wedding and banqueting design with all the nearly-weds. The Shangri-La hotel will also introduce the latest spa treatments for couples and there are many surprise gifts at the event. 010-6841-2211.
Treasure from the sea
Believed to be an aphrodisiac, the sea cucumber or hai shen has garnished the plates of many banquets for centuries in China. Jewel Chinese Restaurant's new executive Chinese chef Andy Ng pays tribute to its health benefits and texture by braising the sea cucumber with abalone, steamed with minced shrimp or simply tossed with mirin, a sweet Japanese cooking wine, and wasabi. 010-6629-7820.
Sit back and enjoy a collection of premium wines from different regions of the United States at Aria, China World Hotel Beijing, or explore wine rated by famous critic Robert Parker, as recommended by hotel sommelier Eric Wu. March 1-31. 010-6505-2266 Ext 36.
Join the Easter Bunny at Kerry Hotel, Beijing for an Easter brunch buffet in Kerry's Kitchen on March 31. This complete brunch also includes a special Easter dessert station. As families indulge in the feast, they can enjoy entertainment by the Easter Bunny and a clown. Kids can join the egg hunt, paint eggs and even get their face painted. Everyone will be able to take home a set of shinny bunny ears. 010-8565-2088.
Italian wine night
China Bar at Park Hyatt Beijing and La Spinetta winery jointly present an Italian wine night, showcasing Italian wine culture. Come join us for a guided tasting with hotel sommelier Meiyu Lee for this special event limited to only 25 guests. Wines to be tasted are produced from Piemonte. A special a la carte menu is prepared to complement the wines. There is also a live performance. 7:30 pm-8:30 pm, March 19. 010-8567-1841.
Wang Bao goes online
Shanghai Wang Bao He Co, Ltd. has launched an official website where bookings can be made for its four hotels and two restaurants. The company specializes in gourmet crab tasting menus and rice wine, among other things. 021-5396-5000 Ext 80209.
Love that lobster
The classic seafood delicacy lobster has returned to the menu of Giovanni, Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel's Italian restaurant. Giovanni is featuring a bevy of dishes incorporating the prized crustacean, including warm lobster salad with orange slices and fennel, paccheri pasta with lobster, cherry tomatoes and basil, gratinated lobster with capers, olives and tomatoes, and stewed lobster with Swiss chard. 021-6275-8888 Ext 4276.
Swiss chocolate party
The Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel is presenting a Swiss chocolate themed party in its lobby lounge with all the chocolate you can handle: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, chocolate brownie, hot chocolate and even chocolate cocktails. 021-2601-0088.
(China Daily 02/23/2013 page13)