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Exciting New European Grill and Vietnamese Bistro at Hotel Equatorial


Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City (242 Tran Binh Trong, D5; (028) 3839 7777) has recently appointed Chefs Donald Pezar and Pastry Chef Pongrat Prasitthim­et to create a new dining experience. They are delighted to announce a new bistro concept at Chit Chat at the Café, where diners will enjoy a European grill and Vietnamese bistro all in one. The European grill features a range of imported steaks, meats and seafood. Diners can enjoy the freshest produce such as grass fed Angus beef from Cape Grim in Tasmania, free range lamb from New Zealand, or live Canadian lobster cooked exactly to their liking. Chef Pezar’s home recipe of ‘homesmoked baby back ribs with Kansas City barbecue glaze’ is amongst the biggest favorites. Chit Chat at The Café is a great place to experience authentic Vietnamese cuisine with the reintroduc­tion of some local classics, prepared with the freshest of ingredient­s, such as steamed chicken with onions & Vietnamese herbs, braised caramel prawns with fish sauce & spring onions clay pot or Bun Cha and more.

Pastry Chef Pongrat also brings the very best of irresistib­le desserts including ‘the finest Vietnamese Marou Chocolate Mousse with sea salt & biscotti’, New York-style apple cheesecake with oatmeal crumble topping & caramel sauce’. Chef Pongrat has also developed a delicious rage of artisan chocolates, cakes and pastries available at Etc, located at Chit Chat at the Cafe.

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