2014.5.29 Hotel EventsSheraton Grande Walkerhill
Through June: At Golden Dragon, the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill’s Chinese restaurant, a seasonal menu focusing on foods that increase stamina will be offered. The invigorating dishes will include sea cucumber, black beans, five grains of rice, abalones and fresh scallops as part of a seven-course meal or the a la carte menu.
The seven courses begin with a soup made from ginseng, stir-fried seafood and vegetables with crab meat, and asparagus and lobster with a spicy sauce.
For the main, beef tenderloin and deep-fried tofu with Hong Shao sauce will be served. This option is priced at 120,000 won ($117) while the a la carte menu starts from 25,000 won.
Meanwhile, Ondal, the hotel’s Korean restaurant, also presents seasonal delicacies such as samgyetang, or chicken soup, with abalone. The soup is made with pullet, octopus and abalone, is cooked for more than 10 hours and is seasoned with various medicinal herbs. The soup is 96,000 won.
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill:
Gwangjang-dong, eastern Seoul
Grand Hyatt Seoul
From June 7: Grand Hyatt Seoul’s Japanese restaurant, Akasaka, introduces a Japanese-style weekend brunch buffet featuring more than 60 different items. The brunch starts off with a variety of home-style foods such as steamed egg custard, porridge and vegetable salad. Grilled and pan-fried selections will also be available.
After the meal, guests can enjoy a variety of desserts made with green tea and red bean, as well as citron-flavor macaroons, pancakes and pumpkin cake served with pear syrup.
Akasaka’s Japanese Weekend Brunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekend.
The price is 99,000 won per person.
Grand Hyatt Seoul: (02) 799-8164
Hannam-dong, central Seoul.
Millennium Seoul Hilton
Through June: Millennium Seoul Hilton’s Il Ponte trattoria will host a monthlong promotion celebrating cuisine from the north Italian region of Lombardy.
Throughout June, diners will be able to take a gastronomic journey to the area in addition to eating from Il Ponte’s popular regular menu. Lombardy’s cuisine is varied because of its diverse terrain. Risotto, usually made with saffron and polenta, is commonly featured, as are peppers, potatoes and pumpkin. Butter and cream sauces prevail over tomato and olive oil varieties.
For this salute to Lombardy, Chef Anita Bidini will introduce signature dishes native to the area including pumpkin cream soup with parmesan cheese, buckwheat fettuccine with potato and so on. The dishes will be created as part of a five-course menu that is priced at 91,000 won per person.
Millennium Seoul Hilton: (02) 317-3270
Namdaemun-ro, central Seoul
The Plaza Hotel Seoul
Ongoing: The Plaza Hotel Seoul’s cafe and bar The Lounge presents Premium Echire Pancake as its new signature dessert. Limited to 15 pancakes a day, this special pancake is made with organic flour and the premium French butter Beurre d’Echire, adored by gourmets all over the world. The butter was selected by Frances Case for his book “1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die.”
The pancake is served with four kinds of syrup including organic maple syrup, blueberry, raspberry and orange. It costs 49,000 won.
The Lounge has a variety of other sweets on its dessert menu, including the souffle puff pancake, an excellent combination of custard and soft meringue, and an authentic American-style original classic pancake.
Plaza Hotel Seoul: (02) 310-7100
Sogong-dong, central Seoul
The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul
Ongoing: The Garden, a restaurant with an open-air terrace at the Ritz-Carlton, Seoul, serves the seasonal Korean treat of bingsu, or shaved ice flakes. One of two options is the “healthy bingsu,” which is topped with boiled adzuki beans and a variety of nuts, including almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts and hazelnuts. It costs 23,000 won. Meanwhile, the hongsi bingsu is priced at 20,000 won and is made with pureed persimmon. Boiled adzuki beans will be offered as a side.
Ritz-Carlton, Seoul: (02) 3451-8271
Yeoksam-dong, southern Seoul
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