2020.8.20 Hotel events
Through Aug. 30: Lobby Lounge, located on the first floor of the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, is to showcase the hotel's first caviar-themed brunch. The entire brunch menu carefully incorporates Almas Osetra caviar obtained from sturgeons that have grown for 10 years or more. The menu also offers truffles and foie gras along with caviar. Guests are invited to enjoy the weekend in the lap of luxury with the world's top three delicacies, complete with the sumptuous atmosphere offered by the Lobby Lounge’s openness and high ceilings.
The brunch provides a course menu featuring French-style caviar, along with apple lime kombucha served as a welcome drink. The six-course brunch offers the finest gourmet experience with truffle choux and foie gras mousse with caviar, truffle sweet potato velouté, lobster and steak, chocolate dessert garnished with gold leaf and more. Also, an extra portion of caviar is served in a separate bowl alongside the meal so that guests can appreciate its authentic taste. Almas Osetra caviar used in the brunch menus is considered the best caviar in the world, and contains no additives other than salt in order to boost its natural, smooth and savory taste.
The Lobby Lounge's caviar brunch is available between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every weekend until Aug. 30, and costs 110,000 won ($93) per person. (Tax and service charge included).
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas: (02) 555-5656
Teheran-ro 521, Gangnam District
Through Sept. 6: The Lounge, the luxury lifestyle destination on the 24th floor of Park Hyatt Seoul, presents "The Taste — Boyangsik Dinner Set", a menu inspired by Korea’s seasonal tradition of revitalizing summer Boyangsik dishes, from June 9 to Sept. 6. Comprising of five courses, the dinner set is a celebration of seasonal abundances crafted from nourishing ingredients including Korean-grown deodeok root, chicken and abalone. A further culinary highlight is the unique dessert course, a creative reinterpretation of traditional snacks that brings together sweet red bean jelly, mugwort mousse and soybean flour crumble. The menu is priced at 100,000 won per person (including tax; no service charge applies). For a supplementary price of 40,000 won per person, dinner is served with two glasses of paired wine and one glass of traditional Korean liquor Gangjang Baekseju.
The dinner set menu commences with a unique interpretation of the summer dish Chogyetang (chicken in a cold broth with vinegar and mustard), made with chicken and ginseng rolls. The chicken, marinated in soy sauce with star anise and other spices before being rolled with ginseng, strikes a uniquely refreshing flavor balance with the cool mustard broth. Deodeok Root Tempura and Vinegar Chili Paste is served with tenderly chewy Conch Skewers as an invigorating summer appetizer. The main course brings a choice of Grilled Korean Hanwoo Ribs with Garlic Soy Sauce, served with Napa Cabbage Geotjeori Salad and Fresh Chamnamul Greens in Dressing; or tender Deep-fried Sea Bream Wrapped in Kadaif Noodles and served with homemade Melon and Chili Sauce for an exceptional blend of sweet and spicy aromas. The following course features Doenjang Mulhoe, a soup of abalone, squid, other seafood and vegetables in a doenjang bean paste-based broth, accompanied by seasonal side dishes and multigrain rice. The final course is a dessert of Mugwort Mousse, flavored with white chocolate, topped generously with sweet red bean jelly, garnished with soybean flour crumble and juxtaposed with yuja meringue and orange biscuits for a sublime combination of astringent mugwort fragrance and sweet contrasting notes.
The Boyangsik Dinner Set menu may be accompanied by a carefully curated selection of beverages, for a supplementary price of 40,000 won per person. Appetizer and main courses are paired with two glasses of different selected wines and one glass of Gangjang Baekseju, a traditional liquor crafted from some 10 medicinal herbs and ingredients.
Park Hyatt Seoul: (02) 2016-1100
606 Teheran-ro, Gangnam District
Park Hyatt Busan
The limited time “Summer Afternoon Tea Set” comes with seasonal fruit jam, clotted cream and butter, with a selection of savory or sweet treats, featuring fresh homemade scones made by the hotel every morning. In particular, the sweet selection consists of cute desserts using fresh seasonal fruits, such as a blueberry mille-feuille shaped into a beach chair, white chocolate tube donuts, coconut panna cotta with passion fruit jelly, a raspberry breton decorated with parasol-shaped chocolates and mango shortcakes. The savory selection includes a curry-flavored chicken sandwich, toasted brioche with berry cream, homemade smoked salmon sandwich and mini croissant sandwiches. Premium coffee or tea are also offered for a richer experience.
The “Summer Afternoon Tea Set,” where anyone can enjoy the cool, sweet summer without any burden, is available daily from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for 70,000 won for two people (including tax).
Park Hyatt Busan: (051) 990-1234
51, Marine City 1-ro, Haeundae District
Through Nov. 30: InterContinental Seoul COEX in Samseong-dong announced a new promotion called "Dine Now, Stay Later" available to provide diners visiting a restaurant or bar inside the hotel with a credit voucher that can be used when staying in the hotel. Simultaneously carried out by IHG’s Asia-Pacific branches, the promotion gives away a 30-dollar room voucher to those who spend 90 dollars or more (exclusive of tax and service charge). The room credit voucher is valid until Dec. 30 and is applicable to IHG-app-linked hotel stays only.
InterContinental Seoul COEX offers a room credit voucher worth 35,000 won that can be used when staying in the hotel by guests who spend 127,050 won or more (inclusive of tax and service charge) in any of the three restaurants run by the hotel: The Brasserie, Asian Live and Sky Lounge. As most diners who visit in a pair or a larger group will qualify for the voucher, those considering a vacation in a hotel in the autumn and winter season can use this opportunity to make their hotel stay more affordable.
The number of room credit vouchers applicable to each room is limited to one and the promotion is available for IHG app-linked hotel stays only. (Phone-booked package products are not applicable). The voucher is not issued for banquet or in-room dining menu purchases.
Well-known for the ‘shopping mall vacation’ trend, InterContinental Seoul COEX provides the comfort of cool temperatures regardless of outside conditions. Guests can enjoy their holidays visiting various facilities connected from the underground of the hotel, including COEX Aquarium, COEX Mall, a department store and a movie theater.
InterContinental Seoul COEX: (02) 3430-8888
Bongeunsa-ro 524, Gangnam District