Thursday, 11 December 2014 23:17

The Festive Season

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Celebrate the holidays this year


Au Lac do Brazil


All Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, Au Lac do Brazil is keeping the holiday buzz going with a welcome drink of Swedish Glogg and their Churrasco main course, all for VND900,000++. Take in your meat feast to the sounds of live music, and get a sense of what it’s like to celebrate the holidays in Brazil.


Caravelle Hotel


If you find yourself at Caravelle this month, chances are you’re getting your festive season done in style. Take a traditional Christmas Tea with a side of carols at Cafe de l’Opera from Dec. 15 to Dec. 23 — VND380,000++ per person. If that isn’t your thing, hold onto your Veuve Clicquot flutes until Dec. 24 when the recently refurbished Restaurant Nineteen starts putting its kitchen through its paces — VND1,980,000++ for the Christmas Eve Gala Buffet (VND1,390,00++ for early birds) or VND1,680,00++ on Christmas Day. Sleep that off until Dec. 31 and go again at the New Year’s Eve Gala dinner buffet — VND2,380,000++ from 8pm (VND1,390,000++ for the home-before-midnight set).


If you want to step it up a notch, get to Reflections fine dining venue and enjoy Chef Darren Watson’s creations on Dec. 24 — VND1,680,000++ — and Dec. 31 — VND1,980,000++. After that’s all said and done don’t forget to dance the final night of the year away at the iconic rooftop bar Saigon Saigon where everyone’s invited — for VND1.4 million net including one standard drink.


Hotel Equatorial


This Christmas and New Year’s, Hotel Equatorial is inviting you to stay traditional with its Chit Chat Restaurant or to mix it up in its fine Asian resto, Orientica.


On Dec. 24, take your pick of Christmas Eve buffet dinners — with a VND1.59 million++ fresh seafood and carving station option at Chit Chat, and a family feast of their own at Orientica for VND1.38 million++. Brunch on Dec. 25 is VND940,000++ at Chit Chat — international delicacies style — VND50,000++ at Orientica — dim sum style.


And if you haven’t had enough grilled seafood, USDA prime beef and cheese boards by New Year’s Eve, check out Chit Chat’s Dec. 31 dinner for VND1.49 million++ before making your way down to the pool, where there will be DJs and live music going past midnight — and a VND1.69 million++ buffet for those who come before midnight. Free flows of house wine, beer, sparkling wine and soft drinks are standard.


Intercontinental Asiana Saigon


The Intercon is a by-word for classy soirees in Saigon, so with three dining venues to choose from, there’s no shortage of opportunity to pop a few buttons this Christmas.


Start things off on Dec. 24 at Market 39 by indulging in a Gourmet Christmas Buffet Dinner — VND1,998,000++ per person. Follow that up on Dec. 25 with the appropriately titled Lavish Brunch — VND2,100,000++. If your not in a food coma by then, try the Dec. 25 Buffet Dinner for VND1,090,000++. All inclusive of a free flow of house wine, selected cocktails, soft drinks and Tiger beer.


For a change of pace on Dec. 31 check out Yu Chu’s East Meets West Buffet Dinner —VND1,888,000++ which includes entry into Purple Jade’s countdown party — VND380,000 for those showing up just for that. Add an extra VND199,000++ and you’ve got yourself a free flow of Vueve Clicquot all night.


If Italian is more your flavour, Basilico has two set dinners on Dec. 25 and Dec.31 — VND1,488.000++ each, inclusive of free flow Prosecco and all the good cheer of the season. If this all sounds great but you’d rather just bliss out at home, Intercon’s Turkey Take Away is still on, with VND3,250,000++ getting you a huge bird with all the trimmings delivered directly to your door.


Mövenpick Hotel Saigon


If you’re picking the Mövenpick this holiday season, Café Saigon has the bases covered all week long. On Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, dinner rates are VND1,399,000++ per person, while lunch on Dec. 25 is only VND599,000++. All feature the standard free flows of wine, beer and soft drinks. Dinner on Dec. 31 steps up the standard free flow to include champagne and weighs in at VND1,499,000++.

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