Forget about Qixi, otherwise known as Chinese Valentine's Day, and you're sure to be in the doghouse. This year, Qixi falls on Thursday, August 20, and in order to give you plenty of prep time, we've selected a few of the best dinner deals available around town so you can treat your special someone to all the romance he or she deserves.
Top pick: Feast at EAST Beijing
Fan the flames of your burning passion with some actual flames, with Feast's bombe Alaska, which is set alight tableside. The rest of the set menu for two includes warm seafood salad and grilled lobster linguine. RMB 521 per couple. 5.30pm. Feast (Food by EAST)
Private transfers from Beijing, a bottle of Prosecco with a view of the Great Wall, and breakfast for two add up to a very romantic Qixi getaway. Visit The Brickyard's website to book. RMB 1,888. 3pm. The Brickyard Retreat Center at Mutianyu Great Wall
Flowers, imported wine, live violinists, and a huge spread of international delicacies await couples at Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido. Those who want to make a night of it will get 30 percent off a night's stay in a suite. RMB 688. 5.30pm. Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido
29 Grill is all about romance and macarons. Couples will enjoy a welcome glass of bubbles, a full degustation menu filled with delicacies to share, and a lovely macaron-filled pink suitcase to take home.RMB 1,388 per couple. 6pm. 29 Grill
Something Different: Jing-A x Pak Pak Craft Beer and Curry Kitchen Takeover
Avoid all the hackneyed romance with a trip Jing-A Brewing, where they are teaming up with Pak Pak for a Thai-themed kitchen takeover. RMB 100 gets you a choice of one of three curries, served with two sides and dessert. A la carte snacks also available. Better jump on this one – tickets are selling fast! RMB 100. 7pm. Jing-A Brewing
French Fancy: Set Menu at Jaan, Raffles Beijing
Enjoy a five-course set menu in the heritage surrounds of Raffles Beijing, at their French restaurant, Jaan. Dinner will be acompanied by live music. RMB 777. 6pm. Jaan
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