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IN HANOI

Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi
83A Ly Thuong Kiet St., Hoan Kiem Dist.
Tel: (04) 3 822 2800
Website: www.moevenpick-hotels.com

Sunday brunch

The Mövenpick's Sunday brunch features a selection of international dishes ranging from appetizers to salads, from seafood to an extensive grill as well as some of the most delicious varieties of dessert in town.

VND620,000++ including house wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mangosteen Restaurant on the second floor.

Operating hours: 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. for lunch buffet and 6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m. for the dinner buffet.

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 gourmet getaway weekend promotion at only US$159.00++ for two people (twin share).

Package includes two nights' accommodation in a superior room (check in either Friday or Saturday), daily buffet breakfast, Saturday evening poolside barbecue buffet with an extensive selection of Vietnamese and international dishes, a variety of salads, pastas, desserts and fresh barbecued seafood, plus entertainment courtesy our in-house Filipino band Stardust.

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

Promotion is valid until October 31, 2011.

IN HO CHI MINH CITY

Park Hyatt Saigon
2 Lam Son Square, Dist. 1
Tel: (08) 3 520 2385
Email: squareone.saiph@hyatt.com

Family get-together at Square One

Through May 31, chef Benjamin Attwater will present a special three-course family-style meal at Square One. This limited-time menu includes wines, thoughtfully paired with each course. It's an ideal meal to share with family and friends.

The family-style menu will be offered during lunch and dinner, every day, and will feature:

Five-hour slow-cooked lamb shoulder, spicy coleslaw, salsa verde, barbequed sweet potatoes, sumac onions paired with Cote Rotie Brune et Blonde 2005 or Cheval Noir St Emilion.

Our half duck will include a confit leg, a roast breast, foie gras pistachio sausage, braised red cabbage, watercress hazelnut salad and olive jus paired with Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2007 or Di Stefano Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley.

Prices begin at VND1,450,000++.

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

"The art of dim sum" at Kabin Resident Hong Kong Chef, Yeung Loi Ming invites you to sample his creations at the "All you can eat" dim sum lunch and dinner at Kabin Restaurant, 1st floor.

Dim sum "All you can eat":
Choose from among 70 varieties
Four dine for the price of three
VND396,000++ (US$19++) per person
12 noon 2:30 p.m., daily

Dinner "All you can eat"
More than 50 items for you to savor from VND458,000++ ($22++) per person

Caravelle Hotel Lobby Lounge Ground floor
19 Lam Son Square, Dist. 1
Tel: (08) 3 823 4999
Website: www.caravellehotel.com

Add sparkle to your day with Mojitos at high tea

Each day in the Caravelle's Hotel's well-appointed Lobby Lounge enjoy tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes, in the best colonial tradition, from noon to 5 p.m.

Through May 20, the Caravelle will add Ernest Hemingway's favorite drink to its high tea menu: the mojito. This cool, refreshing enhancement provides the perfect antidote to a sweltering Saigon afternoon.

Unlimited refills of the classic beverage are included in the price of admission. For the perfect afternoon break, step inside, cool off and imagine yourself, just for an hour, in Havana.

High tea costs VND280,000++ per person.

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, with a classic garden and barbecue cuisine.

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 CDs from recording to cover design.

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