THE Spanish and Latin Americans have fiestas. The French, well, the French have The Month Of May, during which all things French are supposed to be bowed to and scraped over. The Omni Marco Polo Hotel has jumbled up its geography and customs with the French Fiesta from May 1-31. The Scots aren't going to be pleased with the hotel's geographic licence: the Tartan Bar will be serving French cocktails. But mixed manners aside, the celebrations pick up on the French upswing Hong Kong is currently enjoying. Parisian chef sommelier Jacque Mehault is being flown in to co-ordinate food and wine at La Brasserie, and special menus have been laid on at the hotel's Coffee Mill. Reservations on 2737-7925. Simply French ELITE Concepts will be opening an informal, simple French restaurant called La Cite in Pacific Place in May. La Cite features two restaurants, one an outdoor cafe open during the day and offering light meals, the other a bistro open for lunch and dinner. It will feature an a la carte menu, as well as plat du jour and prix-fixe menus. Pacific Place's cinema-goers will find it ideal for a quick dinner before or after their films. The wine list offers a good selection of French wines. A special weekend brunch menu and a children's menu have been incorporated to suit family occasions. Competition: NOBILITY wouldn't get better from the Regal Hong Kong Hotel's Chinese executive chef, Hui Shing. Shing, who served in the imperial court in Japan and in the palace in the Philippines, now reigns over the hotel's Regal Palace Chinese restaurant. Classical Chinese dishes are his speciality. We have a meal worth $500 at the Regal Palace (Tel: 2890-6633) for the person who correctly tells us what Beijing cuisine's flagship dish is. Fax your answers to 2564-1244 by Friday, together with your name and daytime contact number.