Halloween at Decanto: On October 31, Decanto kicks off Halloween with a multi-course dinner of dishes with delightfully-campy names like “steak to the heart” (waygu beef tenderloin topped with seared foie gras) and “Satan’s pumpkin sacks” (homemade pumpkin potato gnocchi with meat ragout). Dessert entails chocolate mousse with mangoes and vanilla sauce. Reservations are essential!
398RMB // 6-11:30 pm // Decanto // 4/F, 6 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu (中山东一路6号4楼, 近广东路).
The Addams Family Invites: On October 31, B.O.C.C.A. hosts an Adams family bonanza so come decked out in your “creepiest and kookiest” regalia! The festive spread includes “Malossol Caviar and Italian Black Truffle “Spiders” on Egg,” “Sea Bream Roll with Herbs on ‘Bloody Sea,'” “Pumpkin Risotto with ‘Squid Eyes'” – all to be washed down with a “Bloody Morticia Spritz.”
388RMB // 6-10pm // B.O.C.C.A. // South Bund 22, 5/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu (中山东二路22号5楼, 近新永安路).
Chefs in the City final stop: We’ve reached the final stop of Chefs in the City, a bi-monthly charity dinner whose net proceeds go to the Institute of Cancer. The last dinner of the first CITC edition will be hosted by Michelin-starred chef Corrado Michelazzo at 10 Corso Como on November 7th.
888RMB // 7pm // 10 Corso Como // Wheelock Square, North Annex, 1717 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu (南京西路1717号北楼, 近华山路).
Not too late to reserve a table at Chi Fan for Charity: And since we’re feeling particularly charitable today, it behooves us to mention that Shanghai’s third annual Chi Fan for Charity fast approaches on November 9th! What it is: Some of the best restaurants in Shanghai donate a table for 10 with set meals valued from 500-1,500RMB, the proceeds of which go to local charities like the Renewal Center, Home Sweet Home, and Heart. Restaurants that still have spots open include Fat Mama, Madison, Beef and Liberty, and more so sign up here!
Spanish Restaurant Week: Don’t mourn the passing of Shanghai Restaurant Week, celebrate the arrival Spanish Restaurant Week! Until November 10th, Shanghai’s fraternity of Spanish restaurants offers discount set menus priced from 78-298RMB per person. Participants include El Willy, elEfante, Bocado, and more. Book here!
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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].