Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Revolutionary Classical Theme Restaurant

红色经典主题餐厅

For a "revolutionary" dining experience in Beijing, check out Chaoyang's Revolutionary Classical Theme Restaurant.


Revolutionary Classical Theme Restaurant

Enter through the Red Star-shaped doorway past the "Serve the People" (Wei Renmin Fuwu) banners and enter a retro revolutionary world. Wait staff are dressed as Red Guards and perform Mao-era songs and dances popular duing the Cultural Revolution (1966-76). It's karaoke chic with a political message.

Revolutionary Classical Theme Restaurant

The food on offer is simple and reminiscent of the fare available back in the 1970s. Most visitors are not really here for the cuisine. Older customers come for the Mao-ea nostalgia; the young visit for a peek at an almost forgotten past.



The Revolutionary Classical Theme Restaurant is a bizarre experience and definitely worth the long taxi trip out there. Photography is not encouraged and we were told to stop on a number of occasions as Red Guards barked out to put the camera away.

Revolutionary Classical Theme Restaurant

Revolutionary Classical Theme Restaurant
No. 266, Baijialou
outside Dongwuhuan
Chaoyang District
地址:朝阳区东五环外白家楼266号
Tel: 010 6574 8289; 6574 8290

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Wine Tasting Events in Beijing

WineTop Cellar Wine Tasting
Where: The Orchard
When: 6pm, 20th September
Tel: 8403 4979
Email: sunny@ocdf.org
Cost: 350RMB
Funds raised will support Coal for Kids project
The evening includes a lucky draw and auction of sports and celebrity memorabilia

Wine Dinner with Jeremy Oliver
Wines: Henscke, Bass Phillip, Mount Langi, Yering Station wines
Where: Bei restaurant, Opposite House Hotel, Sanlitun
When: 7pm
Tel: 6410 5230
Email: info@beirestaurant.com
Cost: 1388RMB
Reservations required
Includes a six course meal prepared by Chef Max Levy and each course accompanied by two kinds of wines from the above wineries.

Wine Tasting Dinner
Wine Republic
Where: Black Sesame Kitchen
When: 7pm, 24th September
Tel: 136 9147 4408; 6403 5153
Email: blacksesamekitchen@gmail.com
Cost: 350RMB
Includes 10 - 15 wines from Australia's Yarra Valley to the Old World
Cocktail style dishes will be served

Monday, September 14, 2009

Beijing Chinglish

More classic Chinglish from Beijing Olympic Park.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Upcoming Wine Tasting Opportunities

WineVineyard Wine Experience Shop
Room 1030, 3/F Tower 10, Jianwai SOHO, 39 East Third Ring Road, Chaoyang District
September 16 an 23, 7- 9 pm
Tel: 51289169
Cost: 50 – 100RMB
This event includes snacks and three wines with a 30 minute introduction about the wines. Casual business attire requested.

Swiss Hotel, 66 Gongti Bei Lu, Chaoyang District
September 14, 4 to 7pm
Tel: 6461 2072
Cost: Free
La Raioja Alta Spanish wines from one of Spain's famous wine producing areas.

Chilean Embassy
1 Dong Si Jie, Sanlitun, Chao Yang District
Tel: 5165 5519
Cost: 188RMB

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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Tianjin Tower

The 368m-tall Tianjin Tower in Tianjin is a communication tower for TV and radio.

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The Tianjin Tower was completed in 1991 and has an observation floor and restaurant.

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