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Tropicana pool bar & eatery

(Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Legend Hotel Saigon

2A-4A Ton Duc Thang St., Dist. 1

The Poolside Bar serves refreshing tropical cocktails and tasty snacks in a relaxing atmosphere of an exotic garden setting. Happy hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with 30 percent discount on house wine and draught beer.

Seafood spring rolls

Accompanied with sweet and sour sauce and complimented with a glass of beer.

VND210,000++ per person

Legend fried ice-cream

With chocolate topping, and complemented with a cup of café latte.

VND168,000++ per person

Caravelle Hotel

19 Lam Son Square, Dist. 1

Tel: (08) 3 823 4999

Website: www.caravellehotel.com

Egg tarts A Hong Kong Delicacy in Saigon

From March 12 to 18, the Caravelle's Lobby Lounge is preparing eight- and 16-piece takeaway boxes of tempting egg tarts still warm from Chef Chay's oven. The traditional Chinese treats go for VND418,000 for a box of eight and VND638,000 for 16. Price is subject to 10 percent VAT.

Seafood Show at Saigon Saigon Bar

Forget salted peanuts. Refresh your taste buds with some sophisticated bar chow straight from the sea when you stop by Saigon Saigon Bar this March.

From March 15 to 21, customers at the Caravelle Hotel's rooftop bar can sample a mouthwatering platter of live, ocean-catch seafood on ice, including Nha Trang lobster, fresh chucked oysters, crab, tiger prawns, green mussels, and baby clams, as well as a selection of smoked salmon, scallops, and breaded fried squid.

VND880,000++ for two persons including traditional condiments, red wine vinegar with shallots, tartar, chili and Wasabi sauces.

Saigon Saigon Bar Rooftop via 9th Floor.

InterContinental Saigon Hotel

Corner Hai Ba Trung St. & Le Duan St., Dist.1

Tel: (08) 3 520 9099

Email: dine@icasianasaigon.com

At the well-known Basilico, Italian dining takes on a whole new perspective. We use only the finest ingredients, meticulous preparation and our unique InterContinental insider knowledge to create a range of wholly traditional dishes. The brand new five-course set dinner, exclusively chosen by Italian executive chef Rolando Manesco, with premium quality Australian steaks will please the most discerning Italian connoisseur.

Set-dinner menus priced from VND888,000 per person and irresistible Australian beef delicacies priced from VND480,000 per portion. (*)

6 p.m. - 10 p.m., from now till end of March 2012

(*) Price is subject to VAT & service charge

6 p.m. - 10 p.m. - on March 8, 2012.

New World Saigon Hotel celebrates St. Patrick's day

With a "weekend of savage craic"

From 16 to 18 March 2012, New World Saigon Hotel celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a "Weekend of Savage Craic", a common term used in Ireland to describe fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation with good friends.

Executive chef Philip Golding and his team plan to surprise guests with exciting brunch and dinner buffets at Parkview, offering a fantastic selection of Irish delicacies.

To compliment the Irish weekend, a free flow of green beer, soft drinks, Irish coffee and tea will be served at New World Saigon Hotel's popular signature restaurant.

Beyond that, the hotel's two bars will be serving Irish beer in buckets together with a menu of selected Irish specialties to comfort both the Irish, and those who are Irish just for one day. Further information can be obtained by calling New World Saigon Hotel at (08) 3 822 8888 or sending an email to saigon@newworldhotels.com.

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.

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$199.00++ per twin share (two people).

The package includes two nights' accommodation in a superior room (check-in either Friday or Saturday), a 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, game room, fitness center, wifi and the largest swimming pool in the province.

In HANOI

Le Beaulieu

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

15 Ngo Quyen St., Hoan Kiem Dist.

Tel: (04) 3 826 6919

Seasonal Menu Launch

This month Le Beaulieu introduces a new spring and summer menu.

Chef Denis Groison has created original French dishes in an innovative yet simple manner. Committed to serving the finest local and seasonal products, his dishes of braised razor clams, roasted foie gras, "calisson" parfait, marinated raspberries, chocolate desserts... will captivate your senses.

On March 16 join wine maker Emmanuel Cruse - Grand Maitre of Commaderie of Bordeaux for an exclusive five-course Chateau d'Issan dinner.

Price: VND4,350,000 net for maximum 35 guests

Please contact Do Hong Long, Le Beaulieu manager, or any member of his team at extension 8205 to make your reservation.

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