2014.5.8 Hotel Events
May 9 to 31: JW Marriott Hotel Seoul hosts Culinary Art @ JW, a global gourmet project showcasing the talents of seven international chefs, including several Michelin-star holders.
Culinary Art @ JW begins at the Marriott’s buffet restaurant, The Cafe, with a selection of Korean royal-palace dishes by Han Bok-jin, one of Korea’s leading chefs. On May 9 and 10, Han will introduce several authentic Joseon Dynasty-era palace recipes. From May 11 to 20, The Cafe will host “Arabian Nights,” a promotion featuring Arabian cuisine by Hassan Mohammad Abdallah of The Ritz-Carlton, Doha.
Western-style restaurant JW’s Grill will serve a modern and creative signature menu by Erlantz Gorostiza, executive chef of the Spanish restaurant M.B., which received two Michelin stars.
Japanese restaurant Mikado will serve a special combining kaiseki cuisine, encapsulating the natural flavors of Korea’s spring, with sake, by Takagi Kazuo, executive chef of three Michelin-starred restaurants. Italian restaurant Olivo will present Korea’s first ever Talamonti wine dinner, showcasing the cuisine of Abruzzo, a region regarded as the cradle of Italian cuisine.
Chinese restaurant Man Ho will introduce the unique Cantonese cuisine of sous chef Fu Man Piu of two Michelin-starred Tin Lung Heen at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.
Details of the dates and prices of special dinners served by each international guest chef can be found on the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul website.
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul: (02) 6282-6262
Banpo-dong, southern Seoul
Millennium Seoul Hilton
May 16: Seasons, Millennium Seoul Hilton’s French restaurant, offers a winemaker’s dinner. Wines from the acclaimed Stag’s Leap Vineyard (formerly Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars) in Napa Valley, California, will be featured. The winemaker’s dinner will be preceded by a champagne reception at 7 p.m. and is priced at 220,000 won ($214).
Millennium Seoul Hilton: (02) 317-3060
Namdaemun-ro, central Seoul
Through June: The Atrium Cafe at the Grand Hilton Seoul is presenting a weekly special menu with a new selection of dishes for each day of the week.
On Monday, an Italian buffet consisting of salads, pastas, pizzas and desserts will be available. Tuesday is for Asian dishes like sizzling teriyaki sirloin and Wednesday is seafood-themed. Thursday is curry day; varied curry dishes from Thailand, Japan and India will be available. Between Friday and Sunday, diners can enjoy steaks and ribs.
The dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the price starts from 28,000 won on including taxes and service charges.
Grand Hilton Seoul: (02) 2287-8270
Hongeun-dong, northwestern Seoul
Ongoing: The hotel’s Poolside Barbeque will heat up its grills for the season.
The Poolside Barbeque features various meats including sirloin steak, lamb chops, chicken and sausage, as well as seafood. A buffet of fresh salad, appetizers, side dishes and desserts is also prepared. For those who would like to enjoy free-flowing beverages, unlimited wine, draft beer and soft drinks, this is also available for an additional charge.
The Poolside Barbeque is open from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. every night (weather permitting). The price for adults is 85,000 won per person from Monday to Thursday and 95,000 won from Friday to Sunday. Grand Hyatt Seoul: (02) 799-8495
Hannam-dong, central Seoul.
* Information is provided by the hotels.