Last Call is doing you a solid from 9pm to 12am nightly, by shaking up your Grey Goose bottle into delectable cocktail form. Forget the soda, their clever cocktailians are on the prowl for fresh juices, Triple Sec and all the other fine accoutrements of classy, Martini-glassed drinks like Lemon Drops, Cosmos and Kamikazes.
Last Call is at 59 Dong Du, Q1
A Taste of Thailand
The excitement of the New Year continues! The Square at Novotel Saigon rings in the Thai New Year in culinary style this month with special Thai dishes available from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15 only. Delicious dishes include tom yum gung, som tam, green curry chicken and many more, with free-of-charge boxed juices or soft drinks for dining groups of four or more. Enjoy buffet dinners for VND420,000++ per person, or add free flow of beer and soft drinks for an additional VND100,000++
During the Liberation Day (Apr. 30) and Labour Day (May 1) holiday celebrations, get into the spirit with a feast of spectacular display at Saigon Café. Liberate your taste buds with local and international favourites alike. From the baked salmon Florentine to the Vietnamese chicken curry, you have the freedom to choose from a variety of delish dishes. Enjoy this intense buffet in the company of family and friends — VND1.2 million++ with free flowing wine and beer.
The glitz and glamour of Hollywood is descending on Level 23 for one night only, and you’re invited. 8pm the night of Apr. 12, break out your red carpet-ready threads and enjoy a free welcome drink for everyone in attendance. Top it off with live music from Saigon’s premiere international band and a staff dressed to the nines, and you’re in for a night to remember.
If you start feeling crabby about your food routine, head to Li Bai on Sheraton’s 2nd floor to freshen your spring appetite with their new flower crab delectables. Li Bai offers a variety of prepared crab dishes such as steamed flower crab with shao shing, wok-fried flower crab with chilli and garlic, or braised vermicelli with flower crab in a clay pot. Don’t forget about the classics, though, that make Li Bai an excellent Chinese restaurant such as the Sunday dinner buffet from 6.30pm to 10pm at VND860,000++, which of course includes the free flow of drinks.
Chit Chat is all about anniversaries this month, celebrating the anniversary of the Hung Kings on Apr. 19 and a Liberation Day rebirth on Apr. 30 with sumptuous buffets. Each meal includes local and international specialities like seafood, BBQ, sushi, sashimi, hand-made desserts and free flows of beer and wine — VND880,000++ per person.
For the whole month of April, Orientica is holding a Szechuan Festival, offering the delights of Szechuan at rates of VND80,000++ and up per dish. Discover why they call Szechuan the ‘heavenly country’, and don’t miss the chance to experience true Szechuan flavours in Ho Chi Minh City.
2 Lam Son
2 Lam Son will reward thirsty hospitality workers every Wednesday with some deals — the first such industry night in Ho Chi Minh City. Simply present a business card and receive a buy-one-get-one special on selected bottles. The service industry includes airlines, hotels, restaurants and food, and beverage suppliers’ employees.
Little Black Dress Thursday Nights is happening at 2 Lam Son. Slip into your favourite LBD for an evening of sophistication and fun. Those dressed to impress will receive buy-one-get-one-free cocktails and have a chance to win lucky draw prizes.
New World Hotel
Guests are welcome to join a fun-filled night at Dynasty restaurant. From Apr. 18 to Apr. 28, Chef Ho Wing Sang will create traditional poon choi, a special Chinese hot pot featuring nine layers of fresh and tasty ingredients, cooked to perfection in an authentic clay pot. During lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy this speciality with locally grown seasonal vegetables, freshly caught seafood, succulent chicken and duck, and the finest cuts of beef and pork, layered with herbs and secret spices to ensure a fabulous feast priced at VND542,000++ per person. The Chinese combo hot pot is available at Dynasty from 11.30am to 3pm, and 6pm to 10pm, and is available for a minimum of four people. A 10 percent discount applies to Platinum members.