A few weeks back, Hunter went to the Oxalis ’Summer Begins’ Terrace Party in Shanghai to witness the showcase of music, design, fashion, and dining that the city has to offer. At a time when the city is slowly finding its feet again after lockdown, this European Garden Party themed event was a welcome relief for the guests in attendance. Attending on behalf of Mountain River Venison, Hunter was there to represent one of the products included in the dining showcase; a New Zealand venison tart prepared by French Chef Jonas Noel. Chef Jonas also placed his NZ venison offering beside other fine dining food such as wagyu beef, Australian octopus legs, and Boston Lobster. Not a bad table to be presented on! Figures from the media industry to the hospitality industry as well as many supporters of Oxalis came out to support the venue and Chef Jonas said in his toast for the night that he was especially grateful to all those guests from around the world who, he says, inspire his work and his vision for what the venue has to offer. The event was incredibly well received by local media and guests in attendance and for a venue that is only six months old, it was incredibly special to experience an event of this size after a turbulent few months in China. A successful event to let Shanghai-ers rediscover the creative joys of dining out. The event was called ‘Summer Begins’ and for Oxalis, Summer is beginning. After this, they say, it feels like the start of something new.