To be on Cloud Nine is to be in a blissful state of happiness. A number of conflicting theories abound as to the origins of this phrase. One of the most popular attributes it to the fluffy white cumulonimbus. This is the ninth cloud out of ten types first identified in the 1896 International Cloud Atlas which rises as high as a cloud can go, hence the sense of being ‘on top of the world’. Some attribute it to the mystical divine number nine or to Buddhism saying 9th cloud is one of the stages in the search for enlightenment.
We chose to call our new restaurant at La Siesta Premium Hang Be Cloud Nine because we are confident after dining here you will feel extremely happy and satisfied. Located on the 9th floor and encased in walls of floor to ceiling windows the restaurant’s 360 degree views across Hanoi’s rooftops, Hoan Kiem Lake and Red River are breathtaking and inspiring. Flooded with light and a feeling of openness the concept of seeing the outside world is just as important as what is within.
The restaurant and bar area are classically styled calling to mind an Indochina area. A color palette of black, white, creams and blue-greys partners with geometric shapes of striped furnishings and square patterned floor tiles. The expanse of windows is creatively broken up by a series of iconic photos and pictures suspended against the glass, while floor to ceiling drapes soften the environment.
The menu features the very best in authentic flavorful Vietnamese cuisine including dishes from all regions of the country as well as an extensive selection of favorite international fare. Creatively presented and technically exquisite each dish takes the diner on a culinary journey through food.
While no one knows for the sure how the words Cloud Nine came about, one thing we are certain about is that visiting Cloud Nine gives the feeling one is dining high in the clouds above Hanoi.