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Homesick Americans and curious local diners will have an opportunity to sample a few lesser-known US delicacies this July 4th.

Two Ho Chi Minh City hotels are preparing special lavish menus to coincide with the American Independence Day.

The Hotel Equatorial will host a special Sunday brunch from July 2-4. Executive chef Vincent Tan and his crew plan to surprise customers with a special selection of burgers at the hotel's Chit Chat at the Café.

Burgermeisters will also enjoy an array of rich salads - from the classic Waldorf to a variation of the Boston cold lobster juiced up with papaya seed dressing.

A lobster and steak special for the 4th of July at Hotel Equatorial in Ho Chi Minh City

Foodies can sample regional delicacies such as Philadelphia pepper pot, Manhattan clam chowder, and Maryland crabcakes. Top it all off with celebrated desserts: Florida key lime pie, Louisiana spiced pecan cake, kona coffee and Hawaiian vintage-chocolate mousse tarte.

The Chit Chat at the Café's special dinner buffet will be available on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July and cost VND670,000++ per person. The Sunday brunch will be available only on the 4th and cost VND610,000++ per person.

The Legend Hotel's Atrium Café will serve up its own American-themed gourmet menu on the big day both brunch and dinner. The Jamm'n Essence quartet will perform throughout the day's events.

On the fourth of July, chef Romeo Bantiling will be roasting up a storm.

Bantiling will prepare classics such as glazed ham, roast US rib eye, beef tenderloin, lamb chops, and roasted turkey.

The Atrium's dessert extravaganza will involve American cheese cake, pumpkin pie, and a selection of ice creams to name just a few. A chocolate fountain will spout on the dessert table. The sweets will be accompanied by a French cheese plate, coffee and tea.

Diners and their families will enjoy free run of the pool which will be opened from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The American Independence Day brunch buffet is priced at VND665,000++ per adult and VND332,500++ per child.

The dinner buffet will cost VND722,000++ for adults and VND361,000++ for children.

Chit Chat at the Café in Hotel Equatorial - 242 Tran Binh Trong Street, District 5, HCMC
Tel: (08) 3 839 7777, ext. 8000

Atrium Café in Legend Hotel Saigon 2A-4A Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, HCMC
Tel: (08) 3 823 3333

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