Vasco's Restaurant on the 5th floor of the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing serves up a "catch me if you can" crab buffet dinner, every evening from 5:30-9:30 pm. Options include flower crab, flesh crab, bread crab and mud crab. Chef Ricardo Bizarro presents a variety of Macanese style crab dishes, such as curry crab served with saffron and cinnamon rice. 188 yuan per person plus 15-percent surcharge.
010-5812-8888 ext 8411
Lunch buffet at discount
To mark the first anniversary of the Legendale Hotel Beijing, Macao Chinese Restaurant it is giving a 30-percent discount on the eatery's signature menu. Every Saturday and Sunday, a great dim sum lunch buffet costs 88 yuan, plus 15-percent surcharge per person. 11:30 am-2:30 pm.
010-8511-3388 ext 8968
Bloody Mary anniversary
The St. Regis Beijing celebrates the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Bloody Mary cocktail at the Press Club Bar on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The drink was invented 75 years ago at St. Regis New York. Price is 108 yuan, including three half-sized drinks, each paired with an appetizer.
Taiwan signature dishes
Taiwanese Chef Wen presents his traditional Taiwanese beef noodle soup for lunch and inner buffet at the CBD Asian counter. His secret home-made recipe combines tender beef brisket and beef tendons with hand-made noodles served with deliciously slow cooked broth. Available for lunch and dinner, except Sunday brunch.
010-8587-6888 ext 3012
Hairy crab at its best
Hua Mei Garden Chinese Restaurant, Courtyard Marriot Beijing prepares hairy crabs from Yangcheng Lake, known for being tender and meaty. Savor the sweet, plump crab with tasty roe now it's in season. Customers ordering crab gets a free cup of yellow rice wine, and ginger tea, to warm your stomach.
010-6708-1188 ext 2201
Arouse your senses
Let your senses indulge in the aphrodisiac oyster from Oct 10 to 25 at the Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai. A special three-piece deal for 60 yuan will dress up the naturally low-in-cholesterol seafood in multiple ways - but the real draw is the raw serving of oyster - tickled with just a hint of lemon juice.
Howard Johnson Business Club Hotel Shanghai is featuring a weekend barbeque dinner at its Garden Caf this month with a generous selection of beef steak, lamb, salmon, king prawn and oyster. Seasonal appetizers and homemade desserts are also included every Friday from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Wash it all down with unlimited refills on soft drinks or local beer for 128 yuan. Couples and groups enjoy a 15-percent discount.
021-6193-1888 ext 6108
The chefs of China Bistro restaurant at Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel are cooking up a storm of creative seafood dishes this month. Some of the most mouthwatering options include braised flower crab with XO sauce, grilled baby lobster with butter sauce, and steamed baby abalone with black bean sauce. These special menu picks are subject to a 15-percent service charge.
My man cooks for me
Allure restaurant's award-winning chef Michael Wendling from Le Royal Meridien Shanghai will share a few of his culinary secrets with the gentleman of the household on Oct 17 as they assist in preparing selected dishes sure to impress the ladies. The cooking class starts at 2 pm and is followed by a dinner for two priced at 1,200 yuan. Wine and champagne is available for an additional 250 yuan per package.
021-3318-9999 ext 7022
With 157 tastefully decorated rooms and suites, Jadelink Hotel Shanghai in Hongqiao district opened its doors to patrons last weekend. Take advantage of its opening special that offers a third-night complimentary stay after two consecutive nights at the daily room rate of 508 yuan. A 15-percent service charge applies.
Spend a lazy afternoon in the lobby lounge of the Radisson Plaza Xing Guo Hotel Shanghai sipping on organic teas imported from Switzerland. Choose from a wide selection of green tea, oolong tea, black tea, as well as fruit and flower-infused teas for 50 yuan plus a 15-percent service charge. Add a slice of cake for 30 yuan.
021-6212-9998 ext 3162