2014.7.9 Hotel EventsConrad Seoul
From July 16 to 18: The Conrad Seoul is organizing a Canadian Lobster Festival, presented by two-star Michelin chef Jonathan Gushue at the hotel’s signature restaurant, 37 Grill & Bar.
The festival features first-class lobster cuisine created by Gushue, a Canadian, who will be presenting a six-course menu.
Gushue’s dinner preparations will feature Fourchu Canadian lobster combined with environmentally friendly, fresh native ingredients from Korea, such as Korean beef, soybean paste, black sesame, black garlic and mountain herbs.
Fourchu Canadian Lobster is grown in Fourchu, a tiny fishing village in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Lobster season in Fourchu is in the months of June and July.
The lobsters that are harvested in the extremely cold water feature a superlative flavor and texture.
Starting off with a lobster carpaccio appetizer, the course is followed by a citrus gastrique lobster knuckle with tofu, toasted chili and melon, black sesame dressing and basil.
For the main course, guests can enjoy homegrown cattle and roasted lobster tail with pine nuts, dark beer and black garlic puree.
Lastly, a sunflower bavarois dessert with a cream mousse and sunflower seeds, topped with peach ice or granita, will be served for dessert.
The six-course dinner menu will be served from 6 p.m. through 10 p.m. The price is 160,000 ($158) won per person, including taxes.
Conrad Seoul: (02) 6137-7100
Yeouido-dong, western Seoul
July 18, 19: Seasons, Millennium Seoul Hilton’s French restaurant, is pleased to announce the arrival of the 75th Gourmet Circle Dinner.
The Gourmet Circle Dinner will commence with a champagne reception at 7 p.m., followed by a seven-course meal that is paired with wines to complement the food on offer. This dinner, including wine, is priced at 220,000 won per person including taxes and service charges.
The Gourmet Circle dinner is offered only four times a year and is a tradition that started in 1996.
Some of the menu includes an amouse-bouche of Beluga caviar, salmon roe and sea urchin; chilled avocado and crab meat salsa.
The included wines are from Australia’s Maverick Winery, which uses bio-dynamically farmed domaine fruit grown in the top territories across the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley.
Millennium Seoul Hilton: (02) 317-3060
Namdaemun-ro, central Seoul
Grand Hyatt Seoul
This month: The Deli at the Grand Hyatt Seoul is promoting a variety of yogurt desserts to help people recover their lost appetites during the hot, wet days.
Pastry chef Beat Loeffel will prepare a number of desserts featuring a soft biscuit and chiffon-layered European sponge cake with a plain yogurt filling.
The desserts are available in many flavors, from orange to raspberry, and are available as both cupcakes and large cakes.
Prices start from 7,000 won for cupcakes, including taxes.
In addition, The Deli will be holding its popular Grand Wine Sale featuring more than 80 varieties of premium global wines all at discounts up to 66 percent off from July 2 to 6.
Grand Hyatt Seoul: (02) 799-8167
Hannam-dong, central Seoul
Through August 24: After a 10-month renovation, the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas hotel introduces its second summer seasonal dessert menu, “Sebastien’s Summer Treats,” offered by the Chief Chef Sebastien Cocquery at Grand Deli.
“Sebastien’s Summer Treats” features summery seasonal fruits such as orange, raspberry, lemon and cherry while offering eclairs, French-style chewy pastries wrapped with sweet fresh cream and chocolate.
Other significant options on the menu are cardinal (chocolate brownie topped with raspberry mousse) and sun shine (rising-sun shaped mousse cake added with orange and almond). Also, parfum de provence (millefeuille-style cake stuffed with pistachios and apricots) will be on offer.
“Sebastien’s Summer Treats” starts from 15,000 won including taxes.
InterContinental Seoul Parnas: (02) 559-7603
Teheran-ro, southern Seoul
Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel
Through August 31: Feast, an all-you-can-eat restaurant at the Sheraton, presents a new twist on Korea’s representational chicken soup, samgyetang this summer.
Located on the top floor of the Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel, Feast presents a new and improved version of Korea’s most popular invigorating soup samgyetang by adding black sesame seeds and black rice into the soup.
Samgyetang with black sesame is available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The price is 24,200 won including taxes.
Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel: (02) 2211-1790
Sindorim-dong, southwestern Seoul
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