A French Christmas
For the festive season, Millenium — Café des Arts are running a six-course Christmas dinner on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 all cooked up by French chef, Baptiste. The meal includes appetizers, two starters, two main courses one pre-dessert and Café des Arts’ special Christmas cake. The price is VND1,030,000 per person. Mention that you’ve heard about this in Word, and get an additional 10 percent discount off your final bill.
Café des Arts is at 11B Ngo Bao Khanh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
From Barcelona with Love
La Bicicleta, the Barcelona Bistro formerly known as THBC Spanish Tapas Bar, is running a selection of Catalan-style Christmas delicacies from Dec. 17 through to Dec. 24. Dishes include canalons de nadal (Christmas roast meat stuffed cannelloni), fricando amb llagostins (Catalan surf and turf meat stew with mushrooms and king prawns) and the splendid cuixa de pollastre farcida a la Catalana (Catalan-style stuffed chicken leg)
Served up with a complimentary glass of Tempranillo or Airén provided by wine supplier Phu & Em, this is a perfect way to get a Catalan Christmas experience.
La Bicicleta is at 44 Ngo 31 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi
Christmas at the Hilton
The Hilton is putting on a lavish buffet for Dec. 24 with a wine and champagne free-flow to the accompaniment of a live band, kids’ games and a visit by Santa. Running from 6pm to 10pm, the cost is VND1,800,000++ per person and VND900,000++ per child aged six to 12.
Christmas Day brunch on the 25th from midday to 3pm follows the same format but costs VND1,500,000++ per person and VND750,000++ per child aged six to 12. In both instances, kids under six eat for free.
The Hilton is at 1 Le Thanh Tong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Christmas at the InterContinental
The InterCon in Hanoi is pulling out all the stops this Christmas with all their dining outlets getting into the Christmas spirit. But the key event will be in the Grand Ballroom on the evening of the 24th where the property will set up “the ultimate festive buffet of delicious international and local dishes, complemented with exciting entertainment and cheerful live music.” Together with a visit from Santa Claus, adults pay from VND2,000,000++ per person including a free flow of wine.
If you’d rather tone down your celebrations a bit and focus instead on Christmas Day, then the buffet restaurant Café Au Lac is running a sashimi, sushi and Christmas roast buffet costing VND1,300,000++ per adult excluding beverages.
InterContinental Hanoi Westlake is at 1A Nghi Tam, Tay Ho, Hanoi