American bar to take place of Indian eatery The old Indian Village Restaurant on Wyndham Street is being converted into an American bar and restaurant under the wand of Al's Diner boss, Richard Feldman. Mr Feldman bought the forgotten spot last month as part of his slowly growing food empire, which also includes home delivery service Food-by-Fone. Details are being finalised and the new restaurant is scheduled to open towards the end of the year. The revamped Indian Village will be followed closely by a new restaurant from Mr Lan Kwai Fong, Allan Zeman, who has taken over the club-disco opposite 97 and hopes to turn the 4,000-square-foot space into the street's first full-service Chinese restaurant. Plans at the moment are for a China Club-style atmosphere. In a move he started with Cafe des Artistes, Mr Zeman also plans to have an open terrace. The restaurant will open at the end of this year or early 1998. Meanwhile, he has warmed up his Italian restaurant, Tutta Luna, toning down the light, bright, glaring notes and adding warmer, more chocolatey colours. Corkscrew spin Causeway Bay supermarket-cum-department store City Super's new French range of corkscrews - marketed under the brandname Skrewpull - promise 'unique design' and 'amazing efficiency'. They are, the publicity material gushes, 'quite simply the best corkscrew in the world'. In the real world, Skrewpull offers high-quality, classy wine accessories, including a Champagne opener, foil cutters, and a two-bottle wine cooler that allows the wines to be poured at separate temperatures. Justine's saucy extras The latest talking point on the international food circuit is the French restaurant, La Nouvelle Justine, in New York. Along with their food, diners can order a little light sadomasochism, such as a birthday paddling or dinner in a dog bowl overseen by a whip-toting mistress. Named after a character in a novel by the Marquis de Sade, La Nouvelle Justine was described by comedienne Joan Rivers in American reports as 'Disney meets S & M'. Food for thought A little food trivia: if the rashers of bacon curl up when frying, a new lover is about to turn up for some one or other of the females in the house. This piece of wisdom is included in a collection of love charms and superstitions from the 18th and 19th centuries, A Garter Round The Bedpost (Copper Beech Publishing). Another of the quirky divining tools in the pocket-sized offering is the pea pod. Take a pea pod in which there are nine peas and suspend it over the doorway with a white thread. If the next person who enters by that door is not a member of the family and is single, then your wedding will take place in not more than a year's time.