2021.7.2 Hotel Events
Through Oct. 10: The Lounge at Park Hyatt Seoul greets summer with the launch of the 2021 bingsu (shaved ice) collection. With flavors including honey gold, persimmon, cherry and red bean, this year’s bingsu are made with fine shavings of organic milk ice for a soft, melt-in-your-mouth experience.
Botanical mango bingsu, this year’s special edition summer dessert, celebrates the freshness of plants. Ice flakes crafted from frozen barley shoots and organic milk are generously infused with yogurt ice cream for an irresistibly soft texture, while toppings of wheatgerm, Jeju mango and viola petals conjure shades of green and blue to bring pleasure to both the eyes and palate.
The year-round favorite honey gold bingsu features fresh honey from Korea’s Mount Worak region and topped with apple purée and roast pecans for a subtle, sweet flavor. Soft persimmon bingsu strikes an exquisite balance of sikhye (rice punch drink) ice and persimmon ice cream, while cherry bingsu features frozen milk shavings and cherry ice cream topped with a thick layer of cherries and drizzled with fruit juice. The traditional red bean bingsu has classic toppings of homemade organic red bean paste, chewy glutinous rice cakes, preserved chestnuts, and jujube chips. Bingsu combination combines two bingsu varieties of your choice, presented in style on a traditionally patterned stand shrouded in a mist of dry ice rising from below to create the perfect picture for social media.
All bingsu toppings are also available as sides, offering unlimited customization. Bingsu varieties and toppings may change in accordance with the seasonal supply of ingredients. Prices begin at 46,000 won (including tax).
Park Hyatt Seoul: (02) 2016-1100
606 Teheran-ro, Gangnam District
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas
Ongoing: Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas presents the Signature Handcraft Beer Combo as this summer’s to-go product at Grand Deli, located on the first floor. The hotel’s Signature Handcraft Beer Combo with a refreshing and cooling flavor that offers reprieve from the summer heat includes two cans of “Art Pale Ale,” assorted cold cuts prepared by hotel chefs, cheese and mini pretzels and is packed in a hotel-branded cooler bag. “Art Pale Ale” is a fragrant ale full of citric aroma with orange and grapefruit, and it has been instantly poured into and sealed in a specially made aluminum can. The cooler bag made by the hotel is a portable size broadly useful during the summer season, especially for outdoor camping and picnics. The Signature Handcraft Beer To-go is available until the end of August at 33,000 won, including tax.
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas: (02) 555-5656
Teheran-ro 521, Gangnam District
Andaz Seoul Gangnam
Ongoing: Andaz Seoul Gangnam, a lifestyle hotel brand of Hyatt International, located next to Apgujeong subway station, announces the return of the Apple Mango Bingsu, or shaved ice, season. Apple Mango Bingsu is one of the ever-popular seasonal Korean desserts. The apple mango bingsu comes with other treats made with mango such as apple and mango tart and mango jelly. The set is usually good for two to three people to share. About two to three entire mangoes are used to make one bingsu. Mango sherbet is placed on top with chocolate. Milk ice flakes help soften and enhance the mango flavor. Guests can also add red bean paste or condensed milk according to their preference. The Apple Mango Bingsu is priced at 56,000 won.
The Jogakbo restaurant, recently relaunched in March, offers exquisite dining experiences via three unique dining & bar venues, Bites & Wine, Seafood Grill and Meat & Co.. The Bites & Wine bar, which offers the Bubbles N Bites happy hour promotion, features over 100 kinds of liquor and a variety of snacks cooked nonstop from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Teppan open kitchen. Most dishes are priced between 10,000 and 30,000 won, and beverages start from 8,000 won per glass.
Andaz Seoul Gangnam: (02) 2193-1234
854 Nonhyeon-ro Gangnam District