Christian Etienne, chef of the Michelin one-star restaurant bearing his name, is coming to Brasserie at the Eighth at the Conrad. At Restaurant Christian Etienne in Auvignon, the chef is famous for his themed menus, in which one ingredient is featured in most of the courses (a former tomato-hating friend remembers the tomato menu as one of the best meals in his life). Guests at the Brasserie have the choice of three themed meals. There's a six-course Provencal menu for $688 plus 10 per cent, which includes crispy red mullet fillets with artichoke vinaigrette, gratinated Swiss chard with snails, and rabbit tart on Provencal vegetables with black olive sauce. Lobster lovers can have a five-course meal ($888) featuring dishes such as clear lobster broth with fresh herbs and garlic and seared lobster tails with baby vegetables. There's also a truffle menu ($1,088). Etienne will be at the Conrad from February 12-18; phone 2521 3838. The Peninsula, together with the Hong Kong Arts Festival, is featuring a special theatre dinner for the Los Angeles Opera's La Cenerentola (Cinderella). The three-course dinner with a ticket for the performance on February 10, 12 and 14 costs $1,388 per person. Before the opera, guests can enjoy the starter and main course at Felix, then afterwards, return to the Lobby for dessert and coffee. If you already have tickets for La Cenerentola, you can enjoy the meal for $600 plus 10 per cent. Phone 2920 2888. The Mandarin is featuring traditional Hungarian dishes on the buffet at the Clipper Lounge from February 15 to 24. Jozsef Revesz, chef of the Gambrinus Restaurant in Budapest's Hotel Taverna, will be here to prepare a range of dishes such as Transylvanian green pepper salad with pumpkin seeds and pork with parsley and potatoes. The lunch buffet is $288 plus 10 per cent ($168 for children), while the dinner buffet is $248 ($168 for children). Reservations on 2825 4822.