China Dinner
Bailliage of Beijing
Beijing, May 5, 2018
It can't always be caviar

“It can’t always be caviar” is a novel written by a renowned Austrian writer and it really doesn’t have to be, with some exceptions of course!

The Chaîne in Beijing lived up to this motto at its dinner on May 5th by hosting a “Maibock” (May beer) event with down-to-earth Bavarian food in the Paulaner Bräustube within the Lufthansa Center Beijing.

A "bock" beer is a special brew with about 6.3% to 7.5% alcohol by volume. It is a lightly-hopped lager-style beer usually consumed at a spring festival with the Labour Day celebration in May being no exception.

Before festivities got underway, we had a brewery tour led by Wolfgang Sesser, Brew Master of the Paulaner Bräustube.

Dinner followed …

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Cold cuts with a selection of breads

Truffled cream of potato soup

“Brewmaster Platter”
pork knuckle, varieties of sausage
sauerkraut and mashed potatoes

Apple strudel with vanilla sauce

As a special guest, we greeted Hicham Essadki from the Bailliage of Silicon Valley in California. It was a great evening of fun with the festivities lasting until midnight in the great Chaîne tradition of camaraderie. Thanks go to everyone on the Kempinski team for a job well done.

Bernie Sperk
Bailli