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One lucky winner and their guest will win return flights to LAX and a seven-night stay for two in a centrally located hotel. Included with this incredible prize are evening meals for two in some of the City of Angels’ coolest restaurants.
On your first night, you’ll be dining in the dark at Opaque. A totally different experience is in store for the second night, when you’ll visit the famous Miceli’s Italian Restaurant in Hollywood, where singing waiters and waitresses will serenade you with Italian arias, show tunes and classical standards.
Eating gets cosy on the third evening at Supperclub, where diners enjoy food on oversized white beds. Downtown LA is your destination on the fourth night at The Edison, a steampunk marriage of refined industrial architecture and art deco chic. Next, you’ll visit the Crocker Club, based in a converted bank vault. On your penultimate evening you’ll see the Thai Elvis performing at Palms Thai, before ending this gastronomic adventure at The Stinking Rose, where everything edible is made out of garlic.
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This Finchley branch of Shikumen – an authentic Chinese restaurant – is situated on the first floor of The O2 Centre, within convenient reach of the Vue cinema next door. The decor, like the food, combines flourishes of both East and West. Within the long, spacious dining space there are mahogany screens and benches typical of Oriental interior design, beside exposed brick walls and marble counters, which lead to a floor-to-ceiling window at the end that overlooks the bustle of Finchley Road. Food includes quality steamed dim sum, robata grilled meatballs, spicy Singapore noodles, wonton soup and other East Asian staples. To wash your meal down there are five teas to choose from (including oolong and jasmine) and for something a little stronger, browse Shikumen's selection of cocktails, wines, mixers, sake, beer and cider. Shikumen has three other links in its mini-chain, in Shepherd's Bush, Ealing and Aldgate.
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