8.25 Hotel event
Sept. 1 to 30: Orangerie, the international buffet restaurant at the Millennium Seoul Hilton, hosts the “world’s spiciest food festival.”
The featured menu ranges from spicy spaghetti to spicy salads with lots of red peppers. Specialty stations will offer made-to-order pastas like fra diavolo, Chinese BBQ and Sharwamas. The lunch buffet is 45,000 won ($48) for adults and 27,000 won for children under 13.
Dinner prices are 48,000 won for adults and 29,000 won for children, including tax and service charges.
Orangerie: (02) 317- 3143
Jung District, central Seoul
Sept. 3 to 16: Akasaka, the Japanese restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Seoul, presents a ladies lunch set menu. For women concerned about nutrition and calories, Chef Fukuda designed the menu with low-calorie food. The main items are sea cumber, baby abalone, hairtail fish and sea urchin. The luncheon menu consists of seven courses. It includes halibut, salmon sashimi, sea urchin roe with a banana and kiwi crepe as a dessert. The set menu is priced at 70,000 won, excluding tax and service charges.
Akasaka: (02) 799-8164
Yongsan District, central Seoul
Imperial Palace Hotel
Sept. 1 to Nov. 30: Cheonsan, a Chinese restaurant at the Imperial Palace Hotel, introduces shark’s fin stew and shrimp. The shark’s fin stew is cooked with white truffles. The autumn set menu A consists of steamed scallop, shark fin and Oryong Trepang. Set B includes steamed shark fin, jeongabok and beef tail with hot and sweet sauce. The menus cost 100,000 won or 70,000 won, respectively. The shark fin stew with truffles and shrimp are available as a single dish. Shark fin stew is available for 100,000 won and the price of the chuiha shrimp depends on the market price. Prices do not include tax and service charges.
Cheonsan: (02) 3440-8000
Gangnam District, southern Seoul
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
To Sept. 30: Olivo, the Italian restaurant at the JW Marriott Hotel, is featuring mushroom specials.
Pan-fried veal fillet with mushrooms, red wine sauce and pepper ratatouille is priced at 28,000 won.
Pan-fried sea bass filled with clams, porcini sauce and eggplant is available for 24,000 won.
A crepe filled with mushrooms, ricotta cheese, and herbs in cream sauce costs 15,000 won.
A mixed mushroom salad with porcinis, artichoke, semi-dried tomatoes and lemon dressing is priced at 17,000 won.
Prices do not include a 10 percent service charge and a 10 percent tax.
Olivo: (02) 6282-6765
Seocho District, southern Seoul