British Promotion at Annam
Roll up! Roll up! For all you Brits and Anglophones out there, Annam Gourmet is doing a special promotion starting on Apr. 8. And the focus? Beer and fine food from the United Kingdom.
Yes, people, it’s true, Britain is far more than just fish and chips, warm beer, roast beef and deep-fried Mars Bars. These days there’s actually a food culture there.
Annam Gourmet is at the Syrena Centre, 51 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi
Dose up on Dim Sum
There ain’t all that much choice on the Chinese food front in Hanoi, but one purveyor all things good that come from north of the border is the Fortuna. And for April they’re going hard on promoting dim dum.
Dumpling yourself Monday to Saturday lunchtimes (11am to 2pm) with their all-you-can-eat deal, running in at VND298,000++ per adult (children go for VND149,000). On Sunday, the brunch deal is a touch pricier — hey it’s only VND20,000 per person we’re talking about here — but is equally well worth the visit.
Fortuna Hotel is at 6B Lang Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi or online at fortuna.vn
West Lake Sunday Brunch
InterCons around the world are known for their lavish, belly-filling Sunday brunches, and our very own InterContinental Hanoi Westlake is no slacker in this gluttonous field.
The venue? Cafe du Lac. The deal? VND 1,110,000 net/adult excluding drinks. The lowdown? Nine live cooking stations, six types of cuisine, live music and the all important views over West Lake.
You know you want to eat up this Sunday. Yes, you know you do!
InterCon is at 1A Nghi Tam, Tay Ho, Hanoi
Ease into Easter
Sunday Apr. 5 is the day, and the place, says Hanoi’s Movenpick, should be at the Movenpick.
With a special Sunday brunch for the occasion, classic dishes include roast lamb, steamed tiger prawn, grilled beef medallions with sautéed mushroom, baked oyster Florentine and of course the mandatory of all mandatories, chocolate Easter Eggs. Just don’t expect any bunnies to be hoppin’ about.
Perfect for the Kids
Cafe Promenade at the Daewoo is not going to be outdone this Easter Sunday, and with the younger generation in mind they are putting on a special buffet for that special day.
Costing VND591.000++ per adult or VND380.000++ for children under 16 (kids shorter than 1m go for free), the Easter bunny will be on hand as will an Easter egg hunt around the property’s gardens. There will also be Easter egg painting in the kiddies corner with games and activities as well as a special chocolate gift for children.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (04)3831 5000 ext. 3039
Sea Food, Eat Food
The Press Club is one for monthly specials, and April is no different with the well-appointed restaurant and bar going heavy on shrimp, scallop and salmon.
Included on the specials menu are dishes like grilled scallops on Nicoise salad with red wine dressing (VND200,000++) or the mussel turmeric soup (VND140,000++). There’s also the grilled shrimp diavolo with spicy spaghetti in a tomato sauce served with garlic croutons (VND350,000+++) and the grilled salmon with Hollandaise sauce served with parsley potatoes and seasonal vegetables (VND320,000++).
The list, quite literally, goes on. Even better — each of the specials is served with a complimentary glass of house white wine.
For more information call (04) 3934 0888
Happy Secretary’s Week
Yes, it’s true. Even secretaries are celebrated these days.
So, for all those bosses out there, time to celebrate the life and work of those staff who you just can’t do without. And the perfect place to give something back to your unsung hero? The Sofitel Metropole.
From Apr. to Apr. 25 get them down to Le Beaulieu for a buffet lunch costing just VND790,000++ per person. Alternatively, show your secretaries how Hanoi street food is really done at Spices Garden and treat them to the Hanoi Street Buffet at VND 760,000++ per person.
Sofitel Metropole Legend is at 15 Ngo Quyen, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Tel: (04) 3826 6919
The Art of Brunch
French Grill in the JW Marriott is launching its Sunday brunch this month.
Focused on a classic French menu with a modern twist, the arty journey starts with an hors-d'oeuvre buffet including a charcuterie board and the likes of Fins de Claire yysters directly imported from France.
Main course dishes include lobsters, foie gras, scallops as well as a special bakery corner, all costing VND1.5 million ++ per person.