New York Steak of Mind

Reminiscent of a mob hangout, this classic steakhouse slings mouthwatering dry- and wet-aged cuts with a side of Hollywood glamor New York City of the early 20th century has been immortalized in film like perhaps no other time and place ever will be. From the opulence of Jay Gatsby to the secret dealings of Michael

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The G is Garnacha

Why you should (re) discover Grenache Grenache, or also known by its original name Garnacha, is one of those grapes most people have tried, but not many remember, mostly because it is usually found in blends rather than on its own. The grape originates in Spain, which is still its major producer, and once was

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Saigon Grand Cru, a Possibility?

The undrinkable world of Vietnamese wine Just a few weeks ago, the owners of the iconic Chateau Lafite (DBR), one of the top 5 Grand Cru of Bordeaux, announced its first Chinese wine, Long Dai, which will be released this year and distributed by Pernord Ricard. With so many countries that already have a great tradition, as well as ideal soil and climate

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Elevated Expectations

Raise a glass to spectacular views, delicious light bites and refreshing cocktails What do you do when your lounge is inside the newest iconic skyscraper in Saigon? A whopping 75 floors up, perched near atop the Landmark 81 building, Blank Lounge Landmark (75F and 76F, Landmark 81, 208 Nguyen Huu Canh, District Binh Thanh) offers

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Oasis Dining

A calm and soothing restaurant that feeds the stomach and relaxes the soul Situated evenly between bustling Xa Lo Ha Noi and Xuan Thuy Streets is the serene oasis of Laang Restaurant (22 Dang Huu Pho, Thao Dien, D2; www.laangsaigon.com). Its location perfectly echoes the meaning of its name, an interpretation of the Vietnamese word,

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Guten Appetit

In the city center of Saigon sits one of the oldest and most authentic German restaurants in Vietnam

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Inspired Dining

Behind Ben Thanh Market, on the second floor of a building across the street, is an intriguing foodie experience Xi Xup Noodles & Tapas (Level 1, 31B Thu Khoa Huan, D1) is a small, intimate room, seating around 20 diners inside with room for an additional five outside. There are high tables with stools in

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Wines of Argentina

Argentina is the ffth largest wine producing country in the world and it makes some outstanding wines Argentina is an amazing country—the people, the various landscapes, and the extreme in weather—and so are its wines, which are generally overlooked by consumers. I first came across Argentinian wines when I was living in London. A friend

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