Mistletoe and wine

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This time of the year brings the need for reflection and comfort. It’s one of the best times of the year, not because of the gifts we give and receive, not even for the sweet treats we relish, but mostly, the time for rest and rejuvenation. A time for connection with loved ones and family. One of my favourite things … Read More

Making a good new year start

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The new year comes with the chance for renewal of some kind, and putting to rest the year behind us. Keeping in mind the good and the other that we’ve had in the year serves as a reminder helping us to better our year ahead. I’ve always found this month before the new year to be one of the most … Read More

Christmas Time

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With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and feeling like the shorter days leave less time to get things done, it’s important to still make time for oneself. A little luxury and pampering at Christmas is more than acceptable. I’ve had to work harder at making time for that little luxury – to make my Christmas sparkle, whether … Read More

Holiday Festivities

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Welcome to our Christmas specials this Winter season. We can agree that the cold has happily set in and we’re all feeling it by now. This is especially a good time to get cooking and eating warm foods to feel the essence of the holiday festivities and the run up to Christmas.  We will be serving these Christmas specials through … Read More

New Date of Charity Dinner

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We have a new date for our charity dinner – this will be the 21st of January 2019. With a good start to the new year, we hope to raise more money to send to the families struggling in Northern Vietnam. A little goes a long way for these families. It might be putting a roof on someone’s house, or buying a family … Read More

Quê Charity

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It had been a few years ago when we had received a letter from a lady in Hanoi asking us for some help for a humanitarian cause, to help some of the poorest families living in Northern Vietnam. At the time, we had sent money and some supplies as a way of helping her out. We quickly became aware that … Read More

Dining for a good cause

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Following on from the success of our first charity dinner in May 2015, we will be hosting a special 15 course tasting menu in honour of the Quê Charity to support some of the poorest families in Northern Vietnam. The most amazing part of this event is that every little bit goes a very long way for these families and makes … Read More

Christmas 2018

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With only eight weeks to Christmas, and the time passing so quickly –we want to make sure that you enjoy the time before the big holiday. It’s a common feeling that Christmas comes and goes in a blink of an eye and we wonder whether we’ve made the best use of the time before the bustling week in late December. … Read More

Autumn Harvest

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May I introduce you to the Chinese Winter Melon. Also known as the ash gourd, wax gourd, tallow gourd, even an ash squash. It’s incredibly large as it is magnificent, and eaten as a vegetable when it matures to full size. The taste and texture remains a mild and delicate crunch with a high level of hydration and vitamin C. … Read More

Autumn Gatherings

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We’ve felt the sudden change in the air. It’s colder, the light is different and the leaves are at their peak of gold. Autumn is perhaps the best season according to most. While Summer is celebratory in a way that we want to head to the beach and BBQ, and let our hair down, Autumn has a way of bringing … Read More