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IN HANOI

Sandbox Lounge
12 Phan Huy Ich St., Ba Dinh Dist.
Happy hours: Monday-Friday, from 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Enjoy a 30 percent discount on all cocktails and free nibbles.

Weekly events:
Saturday: Saturday Jazz LIVE
Wednesday: Super special blues night
Friday: Romantic guitar

Price: VND50,000-300,000

Specials: Grilled beef & salmon

Vine Cellar Door
1A Xuan Dieu St., Tay Ho Dist.
Tel: (04) 3 719 2922
Fax: (04) 3 719 0508
Email: vine@vine-group.com

Ring in 2011 with your friends, family and Vine Restaurant & Wine Bar. To help raise your spirits we have unlocked our wine cabinet, opened grandpa's whiskey collection & prepared a scrumptious five course dinner. That's right, an open bar, including wine, whiskey, house cocktails, draught beer & soft drinks!

At midnight we will even bring out our freshly imported oysters, with our midnight canapés. Vine, where else? Price: VND1,170,000

IN HO CHI MINH CITY

Legend Lounge
Legend Hotel Saigon
2A-4A Ton Duc Thang St., Dist. 1
Tel: (08) 3 823 3333

Open daily from 7 a.m. to midnight, Legend Lounge is an ideal place to relax and enjoy light snacks, high tea, dessert, cocktails, and drinks. Listen to the soothing sounds of live piano in the evenings.

Tapas
A selection of Spanish cold and hot appetizers, along with a complementary glass of Spanish white or red wine.
VND200,000++ per person

Spanish torrijas
Slices of French bread soaked in milk and egg, deep fried with a touch of Cinnamon, sugar and honey, with a complementary cup of Spanish hot chocolate.
VND140,000++ per person

Classic high tea
Sink into the opulent, yet casually elegant surroundings of the Lounge, nibble from a three-tiered platter of delectable gourmet pastries, creamy scones and wafer-thin sandwiches together with other light fare served alongside an outstanding selection of teas.

Discover new sets of high tea. Price starts from VND260,000++/2 persons

Cacophony 3D café
57H Tu Xuong St., Dist. 3
Tel: 0933 156 126

Cacophony 3D is the first 3Dthemed café in Ho Chi Minh City. It looks like a small version of Hanoi's old quarter with very special architectural features like old walls and roofs.

There is also live music in the basement starting at 9 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday. The best bands in HCMC will play all kinds of music for your pleasure.

Shang Palace Restaurant
1st floor Norfolk Mansion
17-19-21 Ly Tu Trong St., Dist. 1
Tel: (08) 3 823 2221
Email: reservation@shangpalace.com.vn
Website: www.shangpalace.com.vn

From January 16 to February 17, 2011: To celebrate the Year of the Cat, Shang Palace Restaurant is delighted to introduce a fabulous Lunar New Year feast.

Yu Sheng - a symbol of abundance - is a must-have dish. Raw salmon mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces are sure to excite your taste buds. Prosperous big bowl feast contains premium ingredients such as abalone, fish maw, sea cucumber, dried scallop, prawn, chicken, goose web layered delicately to signify the achievements of the year. The tender meat of BBQ suckling pig, with Shang's special condiments, brings a new, flavorful experience. Don't miss the chef's recommendation a Lunar New Year special mixed meat platter and a Lunar New Year pastry (bánh tổ).

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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