2021.3.4 Hotel Events
Andaz Seoul Gangnam
Ongoing: Jogakbo restaurant, located on the 2nd floor of the Andaz Seoul Gangnam, will unveil new menu offerings for its three distinctly unique interactive dining zones.
Jogakbo, inspired by the Apgujeong gourmet food alley, offers Bites & Wine, Seafood Grill and Meat & Co. Each interactive kitchen offers its very own product-driven menu prepared by specialized chefs with distinctive cooking techniques and styles. The interactive kitchens invite diners to view the market produce and specialty ingredients of the day that each zone features.
At the re-launched Jogakbo, each zone offers a creative way to enjoy intimate occasions or casual social gatherings by catering to diners seeking value-oriented, quality-conscious experiences in an engaging and energetic atmosphere. To celebrate its re-launch, Jogakbo invites all diners to enjoy 30 percent off the à la carte menu at Seafood Grill and Meat & Co. throughout the month of March. This offer is available through Andaz Seoul Gangnam’s KakaoTalk channel.
Bites & Wine is an all-day dining and social zone where guests can enjoy a relaxed and comfortable ambience with a variety of tapas-style bites, a selection of wines from around the world, including natural and organic wines, creative contemporary cocktails, and must-have classics − some with a distinctly Korean twist – with non-stop hours from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Featured must-try tapas are teppan-grilled cuttlefish with perilla pesto, seafood croquettes with marinara, Taiwanese XXL chicken cutlet, Sichuan-style crispy fried chicken wings and the teppan-seared beef Andaz Taco, at prices ranging from 15,000 ($13.20) won to 30,000 won. Andaz Seoul Gangnam’s dedicated bar specialists are on hand to craft guests’ favorite cocktails, recommend select Champagnes and pair wines or craft beers with your tapas of choice. Diners can also enjoy year-round promotions such as Bubbles N Bites, a true value-for-money happy hour serving free-flow beverages and tapas-style canapés. On weekends, the zone’s chill vibe turns energetic with resident and featured DJs performing live from dark until late.
Seafood Grill features “robatayaki” fireside-cooking cuisine with pan-Asian flavors. Live seafood from the markets and a selection of the day’s fresh catch are grilled on skewers over charcoal. The restaurant's strong relationships with local fishermen and qualification as ASC-certified seafood purveyors enable it to offer a rotating seasonal selection prepared to perfection.
Counter seats offer diners the opportunity to interact with the chef and review the variety of seafood on offer while watching as their selection is prepared over the fire. At lunch time, light meals, skewers and grilled dishes are available from 15,000 won, and Jogakbo’s signature stone rice bowls are available both à la carte and as tray sets from 45,000 won.
Meat & Co. is Jogakbo’s featured oven kitchen experience. Premium cuts of aged beef from Korea, the United States and Australia, featuring our Andaz signature 28-day dry-aged beef, are skillfully prepared in the oven along with a variety of roasted and baked specialties. Professional chefs take special care in preparing hearty dishes, such as braised veal ossobuco, oven-baked lobster cheese rigatoni, smoked anchovy linguine and beef ragu rigatoni as well as other pasta dishes.
For meat lovers, the chefs recommend the oven-roasted beef and assorted meat platter for sharing. Jogakbo’s signature bread, baked fresh daily, is set on every table. Meat & Co. offers a three-course lunch set comprising an appetizer, main and dessert for KRW 52,000 to deliver a quality dining experience for guests at a reasonable price, while dinner provides various dining options from à la carte, to a four-course dinner set, to a family set for four people. Dinner à la carte items are priced in the 10,000 won range, while mains start from 30,000 won. The four-course dinner is 120,000 won (per person) and 450,000 won for the family set.
Andaz Seoul Gangnam: (02) 2193-1234
854 Nonhyeon-ro Gangnam District
InterContinental Seoul COEX
From March 8 to April 30: Sky Lounge, located on the 30th floor of InterContinental Seoul COEX in Samseong-dong, announced that it will launch “Aperitivo” in March. The term Aperitivo refers to the Italian culinary habit specifically meant to whet one’s appetite before dinner. To replace the bar culture that has recently become rare at night due to social distancing, Sky Lounge's Italian chef Luca Carrino showcases an enriched reinterpretation of Aperitivo, which is a light early evening meal shared with a small number of friends and families.
Aperitivo, meaning an early evening pre-meal drink originating from northern Italian tradition, will be presented by chef Luca Carrino himself along with Italian wine and delicious appetizers. The Aperitivo will feature an assorted platter of Italian treats including homemade bread, grissini, cold cuts, assorted cheeses, pizza fries, fruit and more, completed with recommended wines and cocktails carefully selected by the sommelier.
The Aperitivo at Sky Lounge is available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day. The price is 116,000 won for two persons, including tax and service charges.
InterContinental Seoul COEX: (02) 3430-8888
Bongeunsa-ro 524, Gangnam District
Haevichi Hotel & Resort Jeju
On March 13 and 14: Haevichi Hotel & Resort Jeju celebrates White Day with an exclusive two-day promotion — French Fine Dining Restaurant Milieu X JL Dessert Bar Gala Dinner — a culinary collaboration with elegant Hannam-dong dessert destination JL Dessert Bar, on March 13 and 14 only.
Created for couples seeking an unforgettable White Day experience, the gala dinner is a one-off gift of romantic dining produced in collaboration between Paul Semboshi, Head Chef of Milieu, Jeju’s first French fine dining restaurant, and Chef Justin Lee of JL Dessert Bar, renowned as Korea’s first luxury dessert bar.
The gala dinner features signature dishes from Milieu and JL Dessert Bar, as well as exceptional courses created from the same ingredients by Paul Semboshi and Justin Lee, respectively, showcasing each chef’s unique interpretative style.
Guests are greeted before dinner with an amuse-bouche of Korean Pear Dessert, a signature dish by JL Dessert Bar featuring foie gras and gamcheon pear crème brûlée topped with fresh pear sorbet. The second and third courses feature tomatoes and Jeju gujwa carrots, respectively, each interpreted in the unique styles of the two chefs. These two exceptional courses offer a rare opportunity to experience the different tastes, aromas and textures elicited by each chef from the same ingredients.
A main course of signature Milieu dish Jeju tile fish and tenderloin of Hanwoo Beef is followed by a pre-dessert and main Cranachan dessert by JL Dessert Bar. Guests are also offered the gift of a set of handcrafted chocolates by JL Dessert Bar. Finally, a choice of coffee or tea completes the exceptional eight-course dinner.
The gala dinner will be served for two nights only at Milieu, the French fine dining destination at Haevichi hotel, with a limited 30 seats available by advance reservation. The price is 250,000 won per person. It comes with a wine pairing.
Haevichi Hotel & Resort Jeju: (064) 780-8000
40-69 Pyoseon-ri, Jeju Island