This just in: We've learned that Black Sesame Kitchen, one of our favorite culinary event organizers and the brainchild of published author Jen Lin-Liu, is down for the count for the time being due to landlord issues.

Here is the announcement, verbatim from the front page of their website:

Dear Friends of Black Sesame Kitchen –

This situation has happened out of the blue and has come to a shock to everyone at Black Sesame Kitchen.

It is with sadness, we must inform you due to irresolvable issues with our landlord, after 5 years Black Sesame Kitchen is unable to operate in our current space and will be moving to a new location.

Therefore, at this time we will not be taking any more dinner reservations for the month of March and April.

  • Dinner and cooking class reservations made with Black Sesame Kitchen for the rest of March 2014 and for April 2014 are now cancelled until further notice.
  • Dinner reservations made after 1st May and beyond, we have a record of your reservations and if we are able to quickly resolve this situation in finding a temporary or permanent location to hold your event, we will notify you as soon as possible.
  • For guests with cooking class reservations or wish to make reservations in April and May, we are busy securing a temporary location. Please contact for updates.

In the meantime, if you would like to be updated about any future reservations you have, or if you would like to hire our staff for off-site private dinners or cooking classes, please contact us at [email protected] or +86-136-9147-4408.

Please check back to our website or sign up for our newsletter for updates of our progress.

Thank for your years of support, patience and understanding.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

WE WILL BE BACK…. very soon!

From everyone at Black Sesame Kitchen

26th March 2014


Photo: Black Sesame Kitchen

Visit the original source and full text: the Beijinger Blog