Beer curious at Derefter: On Wednesday February 20, Derefter is holding an authentic 6-course Belgian beer tasting with finger foods aka a chance to get sloshed like its 1949 under the guise of a refined culinary event. Fortunately, this is one beer bonanza where you might actually gain some braincells as the resident beer connoisseur will be on hand to spout off his impressive knowledge of Belgian brews. And if you’re not completely submerged in the suds by the end, you can take home discounted beers. First session starts at 6pm, the second at 8. Contact (0)21-3230-2595 to reserve.
150RMB // 6pm-9:30pm // Derefter // 181 Jinxian Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu, Huangpu district (黄浦区进贤路181号, 近茂名南路).
French Excess No. 2: More of a wine than beer person? Hustle on down to Patachon Cafe on February 21 and enjoy unlimited wine, cheese, and cold cuts from 6-10pm.
198RMB for the ladies, 248 for the gentlemen // 6-10pm // Patachon Cafe // 600-10 Shaanxi Bei Lu, near Xinzha Lu (陕西北路600-10号, 近新闸路).
Comfort food at Restaurant-Ecole Institut Paul Bocuse: Want to learn scrumptious, easy-to-prep comfort dishes from the students of the father of modern day French cuisine? You’re in luck because on March 5, Restaurant-Ecole Institut Paul Bocuse is teaching you to prep homestyle classics like tomato lamb stew, chicken with fresh morel sauce, Lyon Salad and Madam Ravier’s Chocolate and Vanilla cake. Glass of champagne included.
480RMB // 7pm // Restaurant-Ecole Institut Paul Bocuse 379 // Baotun Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu (保屯路379号, 近中山南路).
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Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].