屋頂上,你和我的帳篷晚餐 Dining in Tents@佐佑帳篷餐廳

(Reported on the program ‘FM Lifestyle’ on Radio Beijing International on 13/07/2017)
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在北京這座城市的中心,在天台上搭起帳篷,貓身鉆進去,席地相對而坐,吃著火鍋唱著歌,看著星星聊故事,是不是聽起來特別浪漫?不過要想在這家位於鼓樓東大街的佐佑帳篷餐廳進餐至少需要提前兩星期預訂,而現在已經排到一個月之後。

Do you still remember the beautiful moments of camping with your beloved ones on the perfect summer night? Have you always wanted to recreate the moment of happiness but haven’t got the time? Good news now that there’s a place that can take you down the memory lane right in the heart of the city.

Providing Beijingers with the experience of dining in a tent on their rooftop since their opening last October, Zoo Yoo Café has become the talk of the town.Located in the Gulou area, countless couples and besties are attracted to come here for the magical dining experience. You have to make a reservation at least two weeks prior arrival. We even heard that it is all fully booked until late August! Let’s follow our reporter Chloe and Hong Kong intern Richelia and Ashley to take a look.

2016年開業的佐佑帳篷餐廳其實融咖啡館和帳篷餐廳於一身,它的英文名字就充分地體現了Zoo Yoo Café and more這一點。我們的香港實習記者Richelia受到網上評論和溫馨照片的誘惑,忍不住嘗試了一下佐佑的帳篷進餐。

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On the first floor, it is a coffee shop. But when you walk up the stairs to the rooftop, you will arrive at the place where people can dine at eight different well-decorated tents. When we asked the owners of the café, Bingbing and Yaoyao, how they came up with the idea of dining in tents, they said they got the inspiration when they used to own an inn in Tibet.
“One night we and the staff of the inn all went to the rooftop to stay in the tents as it was during the travel seasons and all the rooms were full,” they said. “We spent time in the tents and hang out with each other. We dined and we stargazed. It’s like the tents pull us closer to one another.”
佐佑帳篷餐廳是一對兒好閨蜜瑤瑤和冰冰開的,倆人在幹了十幾年公關和培訓的正經工作之後,決定幹點兒“不務正業”的事兒。開設帳篷餐廳是源於她們在西藏的一段難忘的經歷。她們認為帳篷能夠讓人與人之間的溝通加深。

 

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The two humorous ladies said they would like to provide a fun and different dining experience for citizens.
“We are people who want to pack our lives full of interesting experiences. Therefore we want to create something interesting for our customers as well.”
As for their menu, they are currently serving Thai cuisine with ice-cream hotpot. They will change their menu to serving steaming hotpot in winter.
瑤瑤和冰冰兩位老板娘十分貼心地為客人設計出適合當時季節的食品,冬天煮雪烹火鍋,夏天則是清爽泰餐加冒煙冰淇淋。

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If you are worried about staying in a tent under the steamy Beijing weather in July, you can be assured that they are thoughtful enough to provide an electronic fan in each tent to make sure you are having a relatively comfortable environment to enjoy your meal.
天台上的這些帳篷是美國原住民式帳篷,設有8個,每一個都是不同的風格。(還有一個是為店裏的愛寵——名叫“小猴子”的泰迪狗設計的迷你小帳篷)。帳篷不大不小,坐下來兩個人的距離剛剛好。裏面十分貼心地添置有公仔、靠墊,地板冬天可以加熱,夏天則由空調扇降溫。
WechatIMG35Not only there are unique themes of drawings on the tents in Zoo Yoo, a board with your name written on it will be hung on it as well.
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夜幕降臨,天台上將會亮起星星點點的燈,遠處樹影憧憧,一個個帳篷透出黃色的微光,仿佛變成一個個會發光的小蘑菇。鉆進屬於你自己的帳篷,或坐或躺或趴,一頓私密的美味大餐就開始了。除此之外,佐佑帳篷餐廳還設計了一些有趣的活動。IMG_6651Throughout the meal, it is as if you are in your own little world with everything magical happening around you. There are going to be moments when you just can’t help but gasp at the surprises. What surprises are they? We’ll leave that for you to find out. 
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佐佑一層的咖啡館則是另一種感覺。森林系風的設計,門口布滿著乾花鮮花,一種寧靜而美好的感覺。墻上掛了各國風情的裝飾品,客人可以一邊喝著特色飲料,一邊思考墻上裝飾品的意義。
The pleasant scent of flower welcomed us when we first walked into Zoo Yoo. On the first floor, it is a café surrounded by flowers and hip decorations. 

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咖啡館最特別的飲料是古老的土耳其咖啡,喝完還能玩玩占卜的遊戲,這正是少女們喜歡的刺激感。

One of their specialities is the Turkish coffee. Not only it is served in delicate traditional Turkish chinaware with a piece of macaron, you can read your fortune with the coffee grounds as well.

 

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等一個人咖啡是店裏的一個活動,買一杯咖啡留給妳想找的人,然後把留給他(她)的信封掛在墻上。WechatIMG39佐佑服務方式很特別,所有的訂位、點餐、呼叫服務都可以通過手機微信上的一個“佐佑大管家”來打理。

Bingbing and Yaoyao said they plan to open another branch in the Guomao area in the near future. They also hope that more people will go camping and stay in tents for the fun experience.

對於佐佑帳篷餐廳的成功,瑤瑤和冰冰歸結於“有趣”二字。她們認為每個人都一顆浪漫而有趣的心,像一粒種子,只要提供空氣、土壤和養分,就會生根發芽。

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Dining in your own private tent surrounded by the glowing fairy lights while cuddling some adorable cushions, it is truly a must-go café to spend some cosy time with your loved ones.

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Read the original article here.

(Reported by Radio Beijing International Reporter Chloe Liu and Intern Reporter Richelia Yeung and Ashley Keung; English article by Richelia Yeung; Chinese article by Ashley Keung; Photo credits to Zoo Yoo Café/ Richelia Yeung)

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