Despite living within a fifteen-minute walk of Hotel G since it opened in 2008, my forays there — and specifically to bar Scarlett — have been few and far between, although most have translated to good times. Those range from wine tastings to this Pisco party to a few Friday stops during the rmb25 happy hours. And where else can in Beijing can you get baked Alaska? Anyway, I hope to visit Scarlett more this year and things got off to a good start with a tapas stop there on Monday night.
We went for the rmb88 tapas option, which gives you a choice of nine tapas from about 20 cold and hot items. Crispy shrimp, mixed olives, tapenade, two kinds of squid, marinated salmon and more. Simply grab the tapas menu on the table, check the items you want, and hand it to the staff. Scarlett also has rmb48 and rmb68 options. Our two orders meant 18 items.
A Somewhat Steady China Hand on the Local Bar Scene