(No.10, Vol.6,Dec-Jan 2017 Vietnam Heritage Magazine)
RESORTS AND SPAS
Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh
Van Long Nature Reserve, Ninh Binh Province
Tel: (030) 3658-333
Emeralda Resort Ninh Binh has a promotion, ‘Winter Wonder’ at VND2,950,000 per room per night for weekdays and VND3,400,000 per room per night for weekend. The prices include breakfast and dinner. It runs till 20 February, 2017.
Lang Co Beach Resort
463 Lac Long Quan St, Lang Co Town, Hue
Tel: (054) 3873-555
Lang Co Beach Resort is running a three night’s stay at VND2,500,000 per room for two persons with breakfast. The price includes service charge and VAT. The promotion is valid till 14 February, 2017.
Dalat Edensee Resort & Spa
Tuyen Lam Lake, Dalat
Tel: (064) 3831-515
Dalat Edensee Resort & Spa offer a ‘Lunar New Year 2017 Package’ from 27 January to 5 February, 2017. It costs VND6,500,000 per room for two nights in a Mimosa Superior Room with breakfast, dinner, baking class for children and shuttle bus from/ to Dalat centre. The price includes service charge and VAT.
Fortuna Hanoi Hotel
6B Lang Ha St, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi
From 9 January to 11 February, Fortuna Hanoi Hotel will introduce to diners a favorite Chinese dish in New Year, Yee Sang salad, cooking with 27 ingredients. Yee Sang or Yu Sheng means property and longevity. It is believed to bring luck to everyone during Tet. The act of tossing the salad together is said to usher in the abundance and wellness for the coming year. The prices start from VND520,000 to VND980,000
Hanoi Daewoo Hotel
360 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi
Tel: (04) 3831-5000
Café Promenade, at the Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, will serve a Vietnamese and International buffet in January at VND 550,000 . There will be more traditional Tet dishes added to the menu.
Also, Lakeview Sky Lounge at the hotel offers guests a special promotion to enjoy unlimited selected drinks at VND396,000 .
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake
5 Tu Hoa St, Tay Ho Dist., Hanoi
Tel: (04) 6270-8888
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake has Sunday Brunch on 8, 15 and 22 January with delectable Tet dishes. The prices start from VND 1,100,000.
The hotel also holds a Tet market from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on 14 January with a range of cultural activities including food stalls and traditional crafts. Free entry.
Melia Hanoi Hotel
44B Ly Thuong Kiet St
Tel: (04) 3934-3343
El Patio Restaurant, at the Melia Hanoi Hotel, serves a wide range of seafood every Friday and Saturday with the prices starting from VND825.000 without drinks to VND1,170,000 including wine.
40 Cat Linh St, Dong Dan Dist., Hanoi
Tel: (04) 3733-0688
La Cheminee Restaurant, at the Pullman Hanoi, has Italian buffet dinner at 6.30 p.m. every 3rd Friday of the month (20 January and 17 February, 2017). The buffet includes a wide selection of Italian delights with ingredients imported from various regions of Italy. The menu is prepared by Italian Executive Chef Filippo Morelli. VND540,000 .
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
15 Ngo Quyen St, Hanoi
Tel: (04) 3826-6919
A special Tet menu will be served at Spices Garden, at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, from 16 to 27 January. The set dinner costs VND1,200,000. Diners can enjoy the hotel’s delectable Tet Eve dinner on 27 January at VND2,300,000.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi also will hold a three-day Tet market at the hotel from 19 to 21 January with more than 20 vendors selling traditional Tet specialties and handmade handicrafts.
Sheraton Hanoi Hotel
11 Xuan Dieu St, Hanoi
Tel: (04) 3719-9000
To celebrate the New Year, chefs of the Oven D’or Restaurant, at the Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, will prepare lunch and dinner buffet from 18 to 31 January, 2017. Lunch: VND650,000 including one abalone soup. Dinner: VND1,100,000 including one abalone soup, free flow lobster and foie gras.
19 - 23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (08) 3823-4999
Foie gras will be served at Café de l’Opera, at the Caravelle Hotel, from 9 to 19 January. There will be Foie Gras Terrine with pineapple compote; Foie Gras Espuma with ginger brioche crumble; Foie Gras Mousse with cherries and Seared Foie Gras with orange. VND189,000 single preparation and VND729,000 for four.
Lunar New Year Buffet Dinner of Asian, Western and traditional Tet delicacies will be served at Restaurant Nineteen on 27 and 28 January. The prices start from VND890,000 to VND1,490,000 .
Park Hyatt Saigon
2 Lam Son Square, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (08) 3824-1234
Park Hyatt Saigon offers a perfect ambience for those who meeting friends in the evenings at After 5 on the terrace of Square One Restaurant. Beers start at VND40,000 , cocktails at VND110,000 and food at VND 50,000 . Open: 5:05 p.m. until late.
Also, Opera Restaurant, at the Park Hyatt Saigon, has Sunday Brunch with a range of fresh imported seafood from noon to 3 p.m. at VND 1,488,000 including free flow Prosecco, house wines, soft drinks, beer and cocktails and VND1,988,000 including free flow Bollinger champagne, house wines, soft drinks, beer and cocktails.
InterContinental Saigon Hotel
Corner Hai Ba Trung St & Le Duan Blvd, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (08) 3520-9999
Vietnamese traditional Tet delicacies as well as other international cuisines will be available at Market 39, at the InterContinental Saigon Hotel, from 28 to 31 January. Monday to Thursday: VND1,150,000 and Friday to Sunday: VND1,250,000 . Besides, diners can come to Basilico Restaurant at the hotel in the weekend to enjoy grilled food with a wide range of seafood, meat and sausages. BBQ Weekend Dinner at VND1,000,000 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Also, Yee Sang Salad, a popular dish believed to bring luck and prosperity to everyone during Tet, will be served at YuChu Restaurant at the hotel from 16 to 31 January. Yee Sang will be made with salmon, fresh aromatic herbs and kumquat juice. Starting from VND888,000 a set menu or VND388,000 a dish.
Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
88 Dong Khoi St, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (08) 3827-2828
Saigon Café Restaurant at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers introduces a wide array of Vietnamese traditional food to welcome the Year of the Rooster 2017 from 26 to 31 January. There are also international stations with mouth-watering food. The menu also filled up with sweet Vietnamese desserts such as mu gon, Vietnamese tapioca with mung bean sweep soup, sticky rice with custard topping, and Vietnamese Tet traditional candies. Dinner: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., VND1,400,000 including free flowing house wine, draft beer, coffee and tea.
Li Bai Restaurant at the hotel offers a selection of Yee Sang dishes which are believed to bring diners lots of luck during the whole year. It is available from 27 January to 15 February from VND168,000 per dish. Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. and dinner: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Majestic Hotel Saigon
1 Dong Khoi St, Dist.1, HCMC
Tel: (08) 3829-5517
Majestic Hotel Saigon prepares buffet dinners at its hotel on lunar New Year ’s Eve 27 January, 7 p.m. till midnight. VND1,999,000 at the Prima AB Hall, VND2,499,000 at M.Bar and VND499,000 at the Serenade Restaurant. There will be a lot of activities to welcome the New Year in festive atmosphere including live music, dragon dance, dancing, games and lucky draw. Those who book before 2 January, 2017 will get a 10 per cent discount. Buy 10 ticket get one free.
Pullman Saigon Centre
148 Tran Hung Dao St, Dist.1, HCMC
Tel: (08) 3838-8686
Pullman Saigon Centre has ‘Daily Themed Buffet’ at VND768,000 . Monday and Tuesday local vegetables and tasty meats in Mexican style; Thursday and Friday: an exploration of spicy Thai cuisine; Wednesday and Saturday are for seafood lovers.
105A Hung Vuong St, Hue
Tel: (054) 3936-666
Thesecond prize of the Golden Spoon Contest 2016 was handed to Indochine Palace Hue (The Creative Dishes Prize). The contest is an annual cooking competition for professional chefs throughout Vietnam and provides an arena for cooks to showcase their skills, techniques and styles. The award is a motivation for culinary staffs of Indochine Palace Hotel to raise standards and satisfy guests’ expectations at the hotel.
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