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魅蓝全新夏季鸡尾酒 Glam’s New Cocktails

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魅蓝每个月都会推出别出心裁的鸡尾酒特调,吧台里的“三剑客” Peter,Harry,Vincent 各展神通,调制出口味层次丰富的创意鸡尾酒,酸甜苦辣尽在其中,必有一款适合您!

As the heat starts creeping in, our 3 sexy bartenders have created some new summer refreshments to cool you right down. 

For the Margarita lovers out there, try Peter’s “Salty Maggie”, the perfect summer pick-me-up, and made frozen of course. Ice-tea lovers look no further, Harry’s “Sex on the Peach” has a whisky hit and a fruity after taste that you just can’t ignore. And you’d find a delicious popsicle in Vincent’s “Passion Pop”, you can eat it straight away or let it melt and become a fancy MIMOSA! Happy summer everyone! 

Peter’s “Salty Maggie

Harry’s “Sex on the Peach” 

Vincent’s “Passion Pop

米氏午餐菜单更新 New Lunch Menus At M

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逃离闷热、唤回清爽、享受美味健康一餐,米氏最新午餐菜单为您的工作日加油打气!

Feel light, fresh and healthy with our new summer dishes at M on the Bund. Perfect for a lunch date (the best) or to relax and escape the heat…

米氏露台季,露台每日开放供应下午茶,换个地方谈工作会有不一样的收获哟~

We are also serving afternoon tea on our gorgeous terrace all summer long, feel free to drop in and cool off during the week.

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VEGAN LUNCH

Not 1 But 3 – M Literacy Residency 2019-2020 Winners!

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THE M RESTAURANT GROUP PROUDLY ANNOUNCES NOT ONE BUT THREE RECIPIENTS FOR THE 2019 M LITERARY RESIDENCY!

In 2019 the M Restaurant Group is thrilled to be celebrating 20 years at M on the Bund in Shanghai, 10 years of awarding the M Literary Residency18 years since the inception of the Shanghai International Literary Festival and 30, yes, 30 years since it started the M Restaurant Group in Hong Kong. 

When we started the M Literary Residency, its aim was to encourage a true exchange of ideas between cultures so we sponsored one writer’s residency in China and one in India.

10 years on, the M Literary Residency is delighted to announce that in 2019/2020 not one, but three, residencies will be awarded to three excellent projects. The recipients will work in Shanghai over the next 12 months. 

We received an outstanding selection of submissions covering a wide and fascinating range of subjects, so choosing to whom to award the residency was an especially hard task for this year’s 20+ judges.

Since its inception, the M Literary Residency has supported over 20 writers and published more than 20 books, many of which have been both shortlisted and longlisted for major world literary prizes.

We are delighted to introduce the recipients of the 2019/2020 M Literary Residency:

JULIET PETRUS is a classical singer and Chinese music specialist. She will use her time in Shanghai to complete the manuscript of the upcoming release, SINGING IN MANDARIN, the next edition in the ‘Singing in’ Vocal Diction Series for the American publisher Rowman and Littlefield. The M Literary Residency will allow Juliet close collaboration with her co-writer Katherine Chu, who is based in Suzhou, and give her access to the resources unique to the classical vocal music scene in Shanghai and China.

STEVEN SCHWANKERT’s book project is to solve the mystery of one of China’s forgotten maritime disasters; one that claimed more lives than the Titanic and that is unexplained to this day, more than 70 years later. It’s the story of one of the world’s great shipwrecks, the victims of which could have been observed boarding and setting off from where M on the Bund and M Glam now stand.

VARSHA UPRAITY is a Nepali writer and researcher, currently based in Kathmandu. She writes poems and narrative fiction and has academic interests in the relationship between gender and resilience in the aftermath of traumatic phenomenon. She is currently working on two independent projects; a collection of short stories revolving around the experiences of women in contemporary Kathmandu, and a novel that tells the story of a man who disappears and the impact of this event on seven people who know him.

For more information, please contact Jane Chen at jane@m-onthebund.com.

For the full Press Release, please visit the link below:

http://m-restaurantgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PRESS-RELEASE-1.pdf

ABOUT M LITERARY RESIDENCY

The M Residency allows writers with an abiding interest in China to deepen their understanding of this vital and fascinating place. Established in 2009 and fully funded by the M Restaurant Group, the Residency has its roots in M’s Shanghai International Literary Festival and aims to foster artistic, cultural and intellectual links between individuals and communities. Many residents have published works completed during the M Literary Residency; to date, we have fostered over 20 published works. 

“This year all three writer’s projects are truly remarkable and it was indeed a very hard choice, even narrowing it down to 3 projects. Though each is unique, all have been chosen for their writing excellence, their clarity of explanation, their willingness to explore new ideas and their efforts to bring new voices to the literary world,” Michelle Garnaut said. “The themes they deal with are incredibly relevant and concern people from all walks of life, all over the world.”

MICHELLE GARNAUT

Michelle Garnaut is the CEO & Founder of the M Restaurant Group and the Shanghai International Literary Festival, China’s longest-running literary festival. 

Delighting your tastebuds since 1999…

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Here’s to the ones who love to eat! …To celebrate our 20th year on the bund, our Executive Chef Hamish Waddel has updated a grand total of 25 dishes on our own dinner menu! 

While still honouring our favourites, we have a delicious variety of dishes giving our menu a new charm that will delight your taste buds. We’ve also stayed true to our motto of enviromentally friendly & substainably sourced ingredients by adding more healthy vegetable based cuisine which means even more choices for our vegetarian and vegan friends.

Best Silf Yet: Week 2 in Review…

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Another April,

Another Litefest comes to a close…

It’s always hard to farewell our favourite weeks of the year; the afternoons full with conversations and the evenings spent devouring our latest literary purchases. Litfest has passed as if in a dream, and we return to waking life. 

We’d like to sincerely thank all of the sponsors who made this year’s events possible for lending their support in myriad ways. We hosted 43 authors across 33 events this year, a feat certainly to be congratulated. 

Also a big thank you to everyone to who attended sessions this year, both to watch and to work; it was a thrill to see many of you more than once!

See the posts below for a summary of some popular sessions…

Olivia Martin McGuire: Engaged Chinese couples can spend up to USD$400,000 on a destination pre-wedding photoshoot. Others visit expansive photo studios on the outskirts of the city and spend 8 am to 10 pm in front of the lens, in search of the perfect depiction of their partnership. Australian photographer Olivia Martin McGuire shared her experiences shadowing these couples as part of her documentary process for China Love, delving into the rationale behind one of China’s mammoth industries. 

Rao Pingru: Ninety-eight year old Grandfather Rao spoke to an awed audience about his life story and his lifelong love for his wife, Meitang. Although he spent more than 20 years of their marriage away from her, his graphic novel Our Story commemorates the couple’s endurance through separation and sickness; it was a heartwarming lunch. 

Hugo-award winning sci-fi author Hao Jingfang spoke about her novella Folding Beijing, it’s exploration of space and inequality and her own approach to writing alongside her role at an economic think tank.

Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski, known in practice as WAI Architecture Think Tank, asked about the relationship of architecture to capital and wondered, through a walkthrough of their previous projects, how spaces might instead be used to facilitate learning and critical thinking.

Long-time Litfest favourite and Shanghai legend Paul French returned to Glam once again, this time to introduce the eighteen real life figures, albeit true characters, that populate his new book, Destination Shanghai

Sunday morning with Stephen Brusatte was an absolutely stand out session. A palaeontologist at the University of Edinburgh, Brusatte revealed to an amazed audience not only that birds are members of the dinosaur family tree, but also that many dinosaurs had feathers. 

Adrian Bradshaw arrived in China to study in the early 80s; instead, he found himself drifting away from formal language study and into photography as he documented the changes in China throughout the 1980s. In this retrospective session, Bradshaw talked the audience through his photographic collection of the era; quite literally providing a snapshot of China over three decades ago. 

For the kids: Our first Saturday session saw New Zealander and author of The Kitchen Science CookbookMichelle Dickinson, lead her young audience in easy experiments to pique their scientific minds.

Litfest 2019 was graced with not one, but two talks from Australian journalist Richard Fidler. We enjoyed his Friday conversation about Ghost Empire and the ancient layers of Constantinople in contemporary Istanbul so much that we squeezed in another session the following Tuesday. In this, he spoke about his more recent book, Saga Land, and the Icelandic tales and histories that it contains. 

The 1st Weekend of Litefest ’19 in Review

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It was a stellar, star-studded weekend at Glam for the first days of Litfest 2019. There was hardly a bare chair in sight, with Christopher Doyle, Tess Johnston and the FT Debate leaving standing room only. 

 

Jin Yucheng

The beloved local novelist delved into the private lives and secret idiosyncrasies of Shanghai residents in the 1950s in conversation with his friend Qiu Xiaolong and Austin Woerner. The conversationalists’ excitement at Jin Yucheng’s own illustrations of his changing, fictional Shanghai was palpable as they sprang between English and Chinese in an effort to explain it all to their audience. 

Christopher Doyle

For Saturday’s closing session, Chris Doyle spoke to a wrapt audience about his relationship to the camera, the actors and his audience in an unprecedented hour long encore.  

You never know who will be in the crowd… we even had a special audience member Barry Jenkins, director and writer of Oscar-Winning film ‘Moonlight’…

Tess Johnston

Ever a Litfest favourite, Tess Johnston returned on Sunday morning to speak about the life of Daisy Kwok, daughter of a wealthy Shanghai family and survivor of the turmoils of 20th Century China. 

Alan Hollinghurst 

Another Litfest alumn, Man Booker Prizing winning author Alan Hollinghurst returned on Sunday to speak about his new novel, The Sparsholt Affair. Not least amongst the highlights were the sections he read aloud in his famously mellifluous baritone. Keep an eye open for the Podcasts, out in a few weeks…

FT Great Debate

The weekend ended in another iteration of the riotous FT Great Debate, with this year’s teams grappling with the motion: Is Brexit Best for Britain? Perhaps the votes were unsurprising, but the debate was full of thrilling twists and argumentative acrobatics by the brilliant FT correspondents.

2017 Shanghai International Literary Festival Recap

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We made it! After a whirlwind two weeks, we have just wrapped up our 15th annual Shanghai Litfest and with over 3,000 ticket sales, we could not have been happier with the turnout!

We’re already busily planning the next Litfest…dates are March 8-21, 2018…so stay tuned for any updates!

A big thank you to all of our sponsors who made it all possible, to all of our authors who made us think, ask and discuss, to all of our fantastically enthusiastic audience members and, of course, to everyone at M on the Bund & Glam who worked tirelessly to bring a literary and cultural feast to Shanghai.

Here’s a short clip from weekend one…               And a quick review of weekend two!

The brilliant and gorgeous Amy Tan discussed her life as a writer as well as her new memoir, Where the Past Begins, which is still COMPLETELY UNDER WRAPS…what a lucky audience we were!

The quietly powerful Claire Keegan showed us what it means to be a true master of your craft with a reading of her short story, Foster, followed by a Q&A.

The Great FT Debate was truly great…a fun, passionate and fast-paced debate (following strict guidelines, of course) divided the audience on whether western democracy has been discredited.

Anne Sebba illustrated the undercover lives of the many women living in Paris under the Nazi occupation. The famous women who fought against them…and those who collaborated…will surprise you!

Witi Ihimaera, Lee Tamahori and Anne O’Brien brought a piece of New Zealand to Shanghai and shared with us Maori culture, their journeys to fame and their experiences of bringing their visions to the big screen.

Thank you again and we’ll see you all next year! 

Dec 1996: M’s First Foray into China

By | Michelle, News

Ever wonder what the Bund was like before it became the tourist destination it is today? Michelle Garnaut, Founder & CEO of the M Restaurant Group, was the first to open an international restaurant on the Bund…back in 1999! But before she opened M on the Bund, Michelle and her team (who had already opened a M at the Fringe in Hong Kong) dipped their toes into the Chinese culinary scene by doing a two week stint at the Peace Hotel from December 5th through 15th, 1996. Shanghai Daily just did a piece on Michelle’s experiences at the Peace in honour of M’s 20th anniversary in China!

“TODAY’S Shanghai enjoys a very diverse dining scene, especially when it comes to Western cuisine. Local diners can find everything from Hawaiian street food to new age molecular cuisine, and special dining events happen regularly throughout the year.” For the full article, please click here.

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A view of the Bund in 1996…how things have changed! WechatIMG57

An original flyer for M at the Peace in 1996.

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M at the Fringe’s Influence on Hong Kong

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Michelle Garnaut’s–Founder & CEO of the M Restaurant Group–first foray into the restaurant industry was M at the Fringe in Hong Kong. Her restaurant, which was considered the first fine-dining restaurant outside of a hotel chain soon became an institution and was synonymous with delicious food, beautiful decor and a hub for all things cultural. The South China Morning Post‘s article, How Hong Kong Has Absorbed and Adapted Foreign Cuisines, chronicles the different influences on the Hong Kong restaurant scene. Of the many restaurants, few made as large of an impact as Michelle’s M at the Fringe.

“The opening of Michelle’s Restaurant at The Fringe in 1989 (later renamed M at The Fringe), was considered the first fine-dining restaurant not situated in a hotel. Michelle Garnaut’s place was described as warm, ‘like those 18th century salons which can still be found in Macau’, with tastefully mismatched cutlery, and serving delights including Greek goat cheese baked with sun-dried tomatoes into a filo tart, pumpkin tortelli, and poppy seed galette for dessert.” Please click here to read the full article.

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