By Phuc Trinh   November 24, 2023 | 06:15 am GMT+7

This weekend promises to be full of life in Hanoi, with opportunities to learn about and enjoy everything from Japanese culture to swing dancing and Michelin-starred dining.

Expo on Regional Products of Vietnam, 2023

This trade-boosting event, hosted by the Hanoi Promotion Agency, aims to introduce and promote local products to new markets.

The fair will be a visual extravaganza, filling an area of 4,500 square meters with 280–300 booths. Agriculture and food products from the Central Highlands, Red River Delta, and other mountainous regions can be sampled by curious tourists.

Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, located at No. 72A Nguyen Trai Street in Hanoi’s Thanh Xuan District, will host the event from November 22nd through the 26th.

Celebration in Japan

When it comes to celebrations of Japanese culture in northern Vietnam, Japan Festa is unrivaled. The upcoming yearly gathering will explore the Japanese concept of Ikigai, which essentially boils down to doing work that you love while also filling a need in the world and earning a living.

Attendees can shop for discounted Japanese products, savor traditional dishes, and explore Japan through a 360-degree photo booth. Live music and performances will be featured throughout the two-day event. There will be a cosplay contest with prizes for fans who dress as their favorite characters, and a special kids’ area with engaging activities.

Free admission is being offered to the event on November 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Quan Ngua Stadium, located at 30 Van Cao Street in the Ba Dinh District.

Studio time for artists

This Saturday, guests of the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake are invited to participate in a watercolor painting workshop and immerse themselves in the arts. While snacking on finger sandwiches, French pastries, and fruits, guests can let their imaginations run wild and create works of art.

Each participant will need to pay $ 24.80 (VND 600,000). The workshop will take place on November 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Sunset Bar in the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, located at 5 Tu Hoa Street in the Tay Ho District.

Hanoi Breaks Free

The “Hanoi Swing Out” event in November offers a chance to participate in swing dance sessions on the top of COMPLEX 01.

The “Hanoi Swing Out” dance program has been updated to feature brand-new sample classes and live group performances. The point is to provide attendees with a memorable swing dancing experience. Its purpose is to give people a chance to learn not just the steps to swing dance but also the history, social significance, and cultural milieu of the dance.

There will be a 30-minute Taster Class at the event on November 26 from 8 to 10 p.m. at COMPLEX 01 (Level 3, 29 Alley 31 Lane 167, Tay Son Street, Dong Da District). The entrance fee of VND50,000 ($2) per person includes mineral water.

After his successful 2017 visit to French Grill, Michelin-starred chef Nicolas Isnard is planning to come back. On the evenings of November 25 and 26, Chef Isnard will serve a delectable dinner menu that combines contemporary French cooking techniques with the flavors of the Mediterranean.

Chef Nicolas Isnard will provide diners with a menu that includes modern French dishes. Photo courtesy of French Grill

Chef Nicolas will be present at the event for a total of five days, from Nov. 22 to 26. During this period, a set menu for dinner will be offered, with 4 courses including dishes like veal tenderloin, Patagonian toothfish, fresh oyster and foie gras. Additionally, there will be a lunch event featuring an à la carte menu, available only on Nov. 25 and 26.

The dinner set menu will be available from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and is priced at VND3,200,000 per person. The French Grill is situated within the JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, at 8 Do Duc Duc Street, Tu Liem District.

Source: vnExpress