Last fall, I posted that the Beijing food and beverage scene would be giving a nod to a laowai of old — see Perk up, Beijing: Wudaokou to get cafe named after ‘total bad-ass’ — and that was realized today with the official opening of Ricci Cafe. Look for a menu that includes sandwiches, salads and soups as well as beverages such as the Spicy Sichuan Mocha (that last item does sound kind of bad-ass). The menu was created by Michael Rosenblum, rather than Brian McKenna as originally planned, with Facility Asia and Bite-Size Buddha involved with the design and music respectively, says Ryan Wedeking. Check the Ricci Cafe website for a map and more details. I’ll have more on this place soon. In the meantime, some pics from opening day.