Inside one of New York’s finest Chinese restaurants located in the Waldorf Astoria

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A new, glitzy Chinese restaurant has opened its doors in the renowned Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan, New York, and the food looks fantastic. The restaurant, La Chine, is in the running to be one of New York’s finest Chinese restaurants, according to Luxury Travel Magazine.

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La Chine was a collaborative effort of Waldorf’s culinary director, David Garcelon, and executive chef, Kong Khai Meng.

Garcelon hand-selected a team of international chefs including famed Chinese culinary master Jereme Leung. The culinary director said:

“It was our primary focus to develop La Chine as a must-visit destination for high-end foodies, experientialists, New York City locals and international visitors alike.”

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Fine-dining in Ha Long Bay caves

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According to Vietnamese myth, Ha Long Bay was created by dragons. Got your attention, didn’t I? To be specific, legend has it that dragons aided the Vietnamese from a Chinese invasion by spitting out jewels that formed the 1,600 islands and islets surrounding the bay. The dragons decided it was cool in Vietnam, so they stayed, and the locals dubbed the mother dragon’s crib as ‘Halong’.

It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site visited my millions of tourists every year. So if you happen to visit Ha Long Bay in the Quang Ninh province of Vietnam, don’t be surprised by the sight of crowded tourist boats. If you want an off-beat experience of the famous bay, try dining in a cave. At $245 per person, the Emeraude Classic Cruises package includes breakfast, champagne, a seafood buffet, tapas and wine tasting, and of course, dinner inside Drum Cave. Bats not included in the four-course dinner.

Via Chicago Tribune

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Ha Long Bay Cruise
Ha Long Bay Cruise
Ha Long Bay Cruise
Ha Long Bay Cruise
Ha Long Bay Cruise