Culinary festival celebrates food of Brunei
The Embassy of Brunei in Viet Nam, in collaboration with the Melia Hanoi Hotel, will organise a food festival to celebrate Brunei's National Day today.
During the event scheduled on February 24-26 at the hotel's El Patio restaurant, Bruneian guest chef will delight even the most demanding palates with delicious ingredients and recipes of this country.
Connoisseurs can savour Brunei's specialities such as beef satay (grilled chunks of meat served with a spicy peanut sauce), ambuyat (sago starch), kelupis (steamed glutinous rice with coconut milk) with beef curry and much more.
The Brunei Food Festival is available as a dinner buffet from 6-10pm.
Classes cook up some fun for children
The kids' cooking class at Hanoi Cooking Centre will allow your kids to roll up their sleeves and explore their creativity in a safe and supervised environment.
This one-hour class is a fun way for kids to learn about food and prepare some simple dishes. Children will learn how to prepare pita with cheese and salad and chocolate peanut butter balls.
The class will take place at 44 Chau Long Street, Ba Dinh District, on Saturday, from 3.30-4.30pm. Bookings are essential at firstname.lastname@example.org or (04) 37150088.
Capital city literati to gather for reading event
This monthly reading event brings out voices of all kinds to share their written work. The motivation behind the event is to call together Ha Noi's diverse community of poets, short fiction writers, bloggers, essayists, and creative text message crafters. With the goal of exchange across culture, Noi Hanoi is open to writers of any language, aspiring or professional. Each night has a theme, and this month's is "Appetites".
Noi Hanoi is happening at 8pm on Sunday at CAMA ATK on 73A Mai Hac De Street. Free entrance.
Saigon Saigon Bar signs off each month with Carnival
Caravelle Hotel, on the last Saturday of every month this year, will hold a Cuban-themed Carnival Party on its rooftop Saigon Saigon Bar.
Starting at 9pm, the bar will reinvent South America's popular street festival with spirited samba dancers in costume and non-stop music from Cuban bands Luna Negra and Warapo.
Partygoers are invited to bring along their masks, carnival costumes and best dance moves.
Maslenitsa festival at Windsor Plaza Hotel
Windsor Plaza Hotel will celebrate Maslenitsa, the ancient Russian holiday and folk festival to bid farewell to winter and welcome spring on Saturday.
Kicking off at 2pm, the traditional celebration, which includes songs, dances, games, contests, traditions and a bevy of hot and hearty pancakes, is said to bring good luck for the year to all participants.
Annual cycle charity race begins on March 10
The annual cycle charity race will hold a fundraiser for disadvantaged children, the Saigon Cyclo Challenge, in Phu My Hung in District 7 on March 10.
A decoration competition, Cyclo Deco, will take place from February 26 to March 8. Decorative cycles will be on display outside the Crescent Mall until the event day. The race, organised by the Saigon Children Charity, will begin at 8.30pm at The Crescent.