Chefs in the City at Isola: On July 17, itinerant charity event, Chefs in the City, arrives at Isola bar and grill for the third stop of the 2014 edition. The host will be the restaurant’s helmsman himself, Marco Busatti. As per usual, the festivities will begin with Prosecco and appetizers starting from 7pm, and be followed by a five-course dinner from 8pm on. Sommeliers will be on hand to ensure you get the most out of your wine and food pairings. Guest chefs include Riccardo Messina of Acqua e Farina Shanghai; Marco Barbieri of Da Marco; Corrado Michelazzo of 10 Corso Como Shanghai; Giuseppe Tino of Gaia 2 Shanghai; David Bassan of Maison Pourcel Shanghai, along with the aforementioned host. Contact [email protected] for info and tickets.
588RMB // 7pm // Isola // Shop L4-17, Shanghai ifc Mall, 8 Century Avenue (世纪大道8号上海国金中心商场L4-17铺).
Oyster night @ Hepcat: Spanking new Post-WW11-themed cocktail lounge Hepcat has glommed onto the summer oyster night craze with a deal that gets you the most bang for your ‘shuck.’ Every Thursday from 6pm-2am, pay 188RMB and receive a full dozen Marlborough oysters flown in fresh from New Zealand (none of that ‘half-dozen’ nickel and dime-age).
188RMB // 6pm-2am // Hepcat // 2/F, 359 Kangding Lu, near Shanxi Bei Lu (康定路359号, 近陕西北路).
Dumpling Delights tour + Cooking Class: A dumpling tour doesn’t have to be a spectator sport. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am-2pm, Untour offers a hands-on Dumpling Delights tour, which is similar to the original, except at the end you get to try your hand at frying up your own fried dumplings. Email [email protected] for more info, and 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].