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  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    12:00 AM,07 December - 11:59 PM,07 January

    Manzi Art Space, 14 Phan Huy Ich St., Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi

  • Japanese Film Festival 2018 in Hue

    Japanese Film Festival 2018 in Hue

    12:00 AM,14 - 11:59 PM,23 December

    BHD Star Cineplex, 5th Floor, Vincom Plaza Hue, 50A Hung Vuong Rd., Gr. 10,, Thua Thien Hue

  • European Film Festival 2018

    European Film Festival 2018

    12:00 AM,16 - 11:59 PM,29 November

    87 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

TRAVEL NEWS

The ‘Taste of Indonesia’

December 02,2018 12:06 PM

Indonesia Embassy in Hanoi held the ‘Taste of Indonesia’ on 30 November at the only Indonesian restaurant in town, the Batavia Restaurant & Café. The event is aimed at to introduce to it partners and friends in Vietnam about the diversity of Indonesian cuisines ...+

Indonesia Embassy in Hanoi held the ‘Taste of Indonesia’ on 30 November at the only Indonesian restaurant in town, the Batavia Restaurant & Café. The event is aimed at to introduce to it partners and friends in Vietnam about the diversity of Indonesian cuisines such as Soto, Satay or Rendang, the entitled ‘most delicious food in the world’ according to CNNGo 2011.

Indonesian cuisine is considered as one of the most vibrant can colorful cuisine in the world with around 5,340 traditional recipes.  The cuisine varies greatly by region and has many different influences.

“The embassy would like to host this special culinary event at Batavia restaurant, aiming at to promote Indonesia through the restaurant. We hope that more and more Vietnamese people are getting used to and starting to love the spices of Indonesia cuisine,” said the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Vietnam, H.E Mr. Ibnu Hadi, “The event is also intended to celebrate our friendship and cooperation between Indonesia and Vietnam as well as within the ASEAN family”

Established since 2016, Batavia Restaurant & Café is the only Indonesian restaurant in Hanoi to meet the needs of customers who long for Indonesian cuisines, and also those caring and seeking for Halal food in clean and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant has been recently relocated to No 116 Ngoc Ha Street in Ba Dinh District.

Metropole Hanoi Appoints New Executive Sous Chef

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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has named Raphael Kinimo as the hotel’s new Executive Sous Chef. The French national has worked in some of the world’s top kitchens and hotels and brings more than two decades of culinary experience to Vietnam’s most storied hotel. ...+

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has named Raphael Kinimo as the hotel’s new Executive Sous Chef. The French national has worked in some of the world’s top kitchens and hotels and brings more than two decades of culinary experience to Vietnam’s most storied hotel. In his role as Executive Sous Chef, Raphael will help oversee the culinary team, under the helm of Executive Chef Paul Smart at the hotel’s iconic upscale French restaurant Le Beaulieu.

Raphael began his career at the three Michelin-starred Paul Bocuse restaurant in Lyon, before continuing his apprenticeship in a number of award-winning restaurants around France, including Jour de Marche in Lyon and The Yoann Conte Restaurant (or L'Auberge de l'Eridan) by Marc Veryat in Annecy.

In 2006, Raphael moved to London where he worked under master chef Joel Robuchon at the three Michelin-starred l’Atelier de Robuchon in Covent Garden before relocating to Dubai to work as Head Chef for La Maison.

In 2009, Raphael moved to Thailand to work as the Executive Head Chef at the French fine-dining establishment, Artur, which was awarded the ‘Best Restaurant in Bangkok’ by Thailand Tatler in 2011 and 2012. Raphael was previously also Chef Patron at Brasserie 9 in Bangkok.

Most recently, Raphael worked as Chef de Cuisine at the Ritz Carlton Café in Macau where he specialized in classic French fare with a modern twist and fresh seafood.

InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

New Faces

Opened on 21 June, InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort features an exclusive beachfront, six restaurants and bars, 459 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites, and villas, as well as state-of-the-art meeting facilities, while seamlessly combining the sophisticated ...+

Opened on 21 June, InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort features an exclusive beachfront, six restaurants and bars, 459 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites, and villas, as well as state-of-the-art meeting facilities, while seamlessly combining the sophisticated and cosmopolitan essence of the InterContinental® heritage with the heartfelt rustic charm of the resort’s surrounding local area and culture. Accepting reservations for stays from 28 June, the resort has an Opening Special Offer starting from VND6,500,000++ per room per night, for a minimum two-night stay until end of September, including a VND2,500,000 credit to spend at the resort’s restaurants, bars and spa, daily breakfast for two, return airport transfers, and 2,000 additional IHG Rewards Club points, while children aged 12 years or less dine for free when accompanied by a paying adult. For more information or reservations, please visit www.phuquoc.intercontinental.com or contact the resort by email at reservations.icpq@ihg.com or by phone on (028) 3978 8888.

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Calypso Cruises - A splendid start

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The first two weeks of the new Calypso Cruises have been an outstanding success.

A HEAVENLY FESTIVE SEASON AT THE REVERIE SAIGON

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A HEAVENLY FESTIVE SEASON AT THE REVERIE SAIGON

Enjoy all the magic of Festive Season with your family and friends at The Reverie Saigon, where a host of seasonal delights await.

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