We’re getting close to World Baijiu Day so here are three updates on three partners in three countries!
LA friends: head to Peking Tavern this Friday if you are jonesing for some baijiu drinks, cool noodles (plus dumplings, bings and other comfort eats), a DJ and maybe some spirited talk about whether to support the Clippers or Lakers this season.
Peking Tavern has been part of World Baijiu Day since the first event in 2015 and this year is no exception. Check out drinks like One Inch Punch, Liquid Jade and Peking Coffee. See the full menu here.
(One day I hope to randomly show up when Peking Tavern’s owners, The Two Andrews, are there and say, “Hey, I’m the World Baijiu Day guy in Beijing you’ve been messaging the last five years. Let’s eat dumplings and get drunk!)
“Bao Bei is a great restaurant at 163 Keefer Street in Chinatown,” says Ian McSorley of Far & Wide, which does marketing for Dragon Mist.
“And their bar manager, Jason Browne, has perfected the Golden Boar.”
The recipe includes Dragon Mist baijiu and as well as fino sherry, lemon, lavender honey, liquorice root tincture and egg white. You can also taste the baijiu straight, including with the shared snacks available from Bao Bei’s kitchen. More details here.
Dragon Mist, founded by Sherry Jiang, uses local wheat and glacial water for its baijiu, which is aged three years. It is available in 40% (‘silver’) and 56% (‘gold’) alcohol by volume.
When Logan’s Punch closed a few months ago, it looked like our favorite Shanghai partner would skip this year. But like a phoenix from the flames, a brand new and presumably hot Logan’s is set to open this Friday at 479 Wuding Road, complete with a KTV room.
When contacted last night, owner Logan Brouse was working on a baijiu cocktail. You can be among the first to try it–and to see his new joint. Look for this facade and this guy: