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IN HANOI

Mangosteen Restaurant

2nd floor - Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi

83A Ly Thuong Kiet St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (04) 3 822 2800

Sunday brunch and a great selection

Whether it's for a special occasion, an opportunity to spend some quality time with friends and family, or simply a culinary start to a lazy weekend day Sunday brunch is the place to be. Mangosteen Restaurant's talented kitchen team has prepared a mouth-watering selection of international dishes ranging from appetizers to salads, to fresh seafood and an extensive grill and carving station. Finish off your bunch with some of the most delicious variety of desserts in town.

Children's activities include a game room with a special kid's buffet, fun activities and movies. Brunch is free for children under five years of age and a 50 percent charge for children under 12 years.

Brunch at Mangosteen is served every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and priced at just VND720,000++. This buffet offers a huge selection of delicacies including a free flow of house wines, draught beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea.  

Le Spa du Metropole

15 Ngo Quyen St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (04) 3 826 6919, ext 8700

Email: sparec@sofitelhanoi.vnn.vn

Summer soother

After a day out in the sun, indulge in a total body rejuvenation treatment with an Oriental wrap and moisturizing treatment. These therapeutic healing remedies start at only US$55 for a 45-minute soothing treatment. This spa treatment in advance to receive 20 percent off of aloe vera soothing gel.

IN HO CHI MINH CITY

Café Central An Dong

4th floor, Windsor Plaza Hotel

18 An Duong Vuong St., Dist. 5

Tel: (08) 3 833 6688

Clay pot hotspot in August

Slow down and treat your family and friends to a simmering splendid selection of our flavorful clay pot dishes that promise to warm the heart and the palate. This month, Café Central An Dong is featuring the flavors of Cantonese tofu, honey baked lemon chicken, fish fillet, Vietnamese pork, or Japanese tofu casserole served in piping hot clay pots.

These exquisite clay pot dishes are available on their regular dinner buffet which runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is priced at VND360,000++ on weekdays and VND390,000++ on weekends and holidays. Children 10 years and under are charged half price.

++ Prices are in VND and subject to applicable VAT and service charges.

Opening hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Gartenstadt Restaurant

34 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1

Tel: (08) 3 822 3623

Asparagus "A Star in the World of Vegetables"

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, with 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 delightful, memorable and rewarding time.

Open daily from 10:30 a.m. till midnight.

Happy hour: 2 p.m. 7 p.m.

Pendolasco-Italian Garden Restaurant

87 Nguyen Hue Blvd., Dist. 1

Tel: (08) 3 821 8181

Fax: (08) 3 914 4994

Website: www.pendolasco-restaurantvietnam.com

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

Jet Studio

688 Le Hong Phong St., Dist. 10

Tel: (08) 3 830 9809, (08) 3 833 5781

Website: www.jetstudio.com.vn

Professional studio specializes in recording, mixing songs and making albums for everyone from amateurs to professional singers.

A good voice is not necessary, just the desire to create your own high-quality CD, from recording to cover design.

IN PHAN THIET

Pandanus Resort

KP5, Mui Ne, Phan Thiet

Tel: (062) 3 849 849

Email: rsvn@pandanusresort.com

Website: www.pandanusresort.com

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 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.

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