We are a reservations-only cooking school and dining space in the heart of old Beijing. Chinese-American culinary writer Jen Lin-Liu opened Black Sesame Kitchen in 2008 to promote understanding of Chinese food and to create a convivial setting for socializing and exchange between China and the rest of the world. We invite you to our open kitchen and traditional courtyard setting to experience the many wonders of Chinese cuisine…
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What We Offer
Communal Wine n’ Dine
Our famous Wine n’ Dine communal experience is offered nightly at 7pm. We serve a ten-course Chinese set menu with two imported wine pairings and other house drinks for 350RMB ($60US) per person. Make it a truly Deluxe experience by adding a cooking class preview hour before your dinner.
Perfect for celebrations, large social occasions, or business dinners. Book one of our private courtyard rooms or — for a real chef’s experience — book out our entire open kitchen.
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This month’s featured dish
Salt & Pepper Squid. Freshly caught and scored squid, deep fried with a salt, pepper, chili, and Sichuan peppercorn seasoning, tossed with fresh coriander.