Save your fen: Dinners with Daniel Boulud, Robert Joseph, Pascal Barbot, and more

By Jim Boyce

Look under the bed, search the wardrobe and dig behind the sofa cushions because you might need every fen you have for these upcoming dinners in Beijing.

June 28 (RMB4888)
Maison Boulod in The Legation Quarter will mark its grand opening with an Haut-Brion wine dinner by ASC. Guests will include winery owner Prince Robert of Luxembourg, GM and winemaker Jean-Philippe Delmas, and chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud. To RSVP, contact Helen Lu at / 6587-3803.

July 12 (RMB1888)
China World Hotel’s Aria will hold a wine dinner with wine critic Robert Joseph, whose trip to Beijing will be hosted by Jebsen. The dinner will include four vintages of Chateau Leoville Le Case (2005, 1993, 1983, 1975). To RSVP, contact Danny Kane at

August 5-7 (RMB2888 + 15%)
Pascal Barbot and Christophe Rohat of L’Astrance will join Brian McKenna of the Shangri-La Hotel’s Blu Lobster and indulge in three days of “creative cuisine.” I’ll have more details on this one soon.

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