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18 Hang Be St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

¡Provecho! features a large and diverse menu including burgers, pizza, Mexican and assorted Asian cuisine. The restaurant has an open kitchen, full bar, balcony and offers smoking and non-smoking areas.

Weekly events:
Sunday happy hours, typical price per person: VND60,000-150,000
Specialties: burgers/pizza/grill

R&R Tavern
10 Tho Nhuom St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

R&R Tavern features a large and diverse menu with burgers and assorted Asian and Western cuisine.

Weekly events:
Tuesday: Hanoi Trivia
Friday: Dungeon & Dragons Night (3.5 edition)


Pandanus Resort
KP5, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet
Tel: (062) 3 849 849

The Pandanus Resort is offering a gourmet getaway weekend promotion for only US$159.00++ for two people (twin share).

The package includes two nights' accommodation in a superior room (check-in either Friday or Saturday), daily breakfast buffet, and a Saturday evening poolside barbecue buffet with an extensive selection of Vietnamese and international entrées, a variety of salads, pastas, desserts and fresh barbecued seafood.

Guests can also use the tennis and badminton courts, bicycles, the game room, fitness center, wifi, and the largest swimming pool in the province.

The promotion is valid until October 31, 2011.


Gartenstadt Restaurant
34 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1
Tel: (08) 3 822 3623

Asparagus "A star in the world of vegetables" at Gartenstadt

This month, the chefs at Gartenstadt are pleased to present a culinary extravaganza featuring the "star vegetable" asparagus. Choose from a variety of dishes to satisfy your cravings for this healthy and delicious green, each dish featuring a twist of German flavor. We know that you won't walk away disappointed after an evening with asparagus "A star in the world of vegetables" at Gartenstadt.

Known for exceptional quality since 1992, Gartenstadt is a favorite of locals and expatriates alike. With a warm and cozy atmosphere, imported German beers and authentic dishes, Gartenstadt will give you the most delightfully memorable and rewarding time.

Open daily 10:30 a.m. - midnight, happy hour 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
8-15 Ton Duc Thang St., Dist. 1
Tel: (08) 3 822 0033

Join us in celebrating one of the foremost events in our history and take part in our National Day revelry. VND830,000++ (US$40++)/person on September 2, 2011 (6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.)

Poolside terrace 21st floor

Entertainment: Live music

Food: BBQ with touches of traditional Vietnamese dishes

Dress code: Wear the national colors for a surprise gift.

* Dining vouchers are accepted with food only. Dining club members are accepted.

Limited free motorbike parking on No. 1 Ngo Duc Ke Street.

Pendolasco-Italian Garden Restaurant
87 Nguyen Hue Blvd., Dist. 1
Tel: (08) 3 821 8181
Fax: (08) 3 914 4994

The oldest Italian restaurant in HCMC has an Italian cook, a classic garden and traditional barbecue.

Amigo Grill Restaurant
55 Nguyen Hue Blvd., Dist. 1
Tel: (08) 3 824 1248

Open daily 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Amigo presents fabulous foie gras

Taste one of the most sought-after and luxurious dishes in the world. Amigo is currently featuring foie gras. Order a 60 gram slice of "goose liver," have it pan-fried, put it on top of your tenderloin or lobster, and enjoy your food on a whole new level.

Amigo Grill Restaurant is a classic steakhouse, char-grilling up savory cuts of imported meat including American, Argentinean, Australian and New Zealand beef, fresh seafood, and Norwegian salmon. Rounding out each meal is a complimentary trip to the fresh salad bar.

Sofitel Saigon Plaza
Gourmand Shop Lobby level
17 Le Duan Blvd., Dist. 1

Through September 12, 2011

Open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mid-Autumn season, also known as the Mooncake Festival, is the second largest celebration in Sino-Vietnamese culture. It is a time for family, friends and business associates to get together and share the enjoyment of delicious mooncakes. This year, Gourmand Shop presents its original mooncakes with five different flavors, including pure lotus, green tea, red bean, tiramisu and mixed nuts. These perfect gifts are packed in beautifully decorated gift boxes.

Box of two at VND298,000++

Box of four at VND528,000++

Box of eight at VND988,888++

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