Recap | Photo auction meets wine tasting at O’Steak’s MaovembArt


Maovember is all about fun new events and that was certainly the case on November 24 as restaurant O’Steak hosted a photograph auction and wine tasting aka MaovembArt.

The auction featured ten photos–eight from Beijing, two from Shanghai–taken by Francois Nadeau. All profits from the auction, which saw plenty of bidding, went to Maovember.

Guests also enjoyed flights of three glasses of wine—as Nadeau is a French-Canadian in China, we picked a French, a Canadian and a Chinese label—at rmb120, which also went to Maovember.

The wine trio included Mt. Boucherie Merlot from Canada (English / 中文介绍) as well as Pierre-Marie Chermette Beaujolais from France and Xi Estates Jade Dove Red Blend from China.

This night of art and wine, not mention tasty French food and plenty of conversation, ended up raising rmb13,240 or 132,400 mao.

Maovember focuses on quirky events for good causes. Our 2022 partner is Library Project, which has furnished thousands of reading rooms in rural schools. Learn more about Maovember here. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.