2021.8.18 Hotel Events
Through Aug. 31: Wei Lou, a modern Chinese restaurant located on the 34th floor of Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, presents a special summer course menu featuring Chinese cold noodles and more until late August to mark the summer solstice and the beginning of summer. Customers are cordially invited to discover the delicious set menu including hearty and healthy Chinese cold noodles, along with steamed sliced pen shell with Singaporean chili sauce, scallop appetizers, assorted homemade dim sum, deep-fried pork ribs, and chef’s special dessert.
Wei Lou's Chinese cold noodles are packed with revitalizing seafood delicacies such as sea cucumber, shrimp, scallops, jellyfish and garnished with beef shank and chinaberry sprout, served with rich ice-cold chicken broth and noodles. The immunity-boosting chinaberry sprout is served salted, and sesame paste is served instead of the usual peanut sauce to be mixed with the Chinese cold noodles so as to deliver a unique flavor.
Wei Lou's signature menu, deep-fried pork ribs, is also included in the set menu. Cooking deep-fried pork ribs involves a great deal of time and care in the basic prep work. Pork ribs need to be soaked in water for a day to draw out the blood, and then they're marinated with special seasonings for 12 hours. These seasoned pork ribs are steamed for 30 minutes and are then freshly fried immediately before being served to customers. This dish is highly popular among all customers since it boasts the ribs’ original savory taste and soft texture without any extra sauce.
Meanwhile, a more satisfying set menu can be enjoyed through the premium tea pairing service, whose tea selection has been carefully chosen to suit the menu. Besides the default Jasmine tea, customers can choose from different premium teas to complement specific menus. It is recommended pairing the summer's special course menu with Yunnan Gushu White Tea, which tends to be effective in lowering temperature, or Changnyeong Wild Black Tea, which offers a clean aftertaste and refreshing aroma.
The Chinese cold noodles special summer course menu is available for lunch on weekdays until late August, and the price is 89,000 won ($76) including tax and service charges.
JW Marriott Hotel Seoul
Through Aug. 31: Tamayura, the upscale Japanese dining destination at JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, greets summer with a restorative authentic teppanyaki course menu crafted from diverse seasonal ingredients and luxury summer truffles. The seven-course lunch menu begins with appetizers of shira-ae (tofu sauce), crushed tofu and vegetables in dressing; and fan mussel dashimaki tamago, a Japanese-style rolled omelet with fan mussels lightly fried in butter and generously topped with aromatic summer truffle. Pepper Genovese capellini with seafood and summer vegetables, thin noodles with seasonal seafood, grilled corn, and peas dressed in Tamayura’s special Genovese sauce (an oil-based sauce made with Korean pepper leaves), are served with fresh, palate-cleansing Jeju lemon sorbet. The main course features hanwoo beef tenderloin steak, a premium 1++-grade cut of tuppul hanwoo beef, served with shirasu fried rice. The meal concludes with a refreshing dessert of seasonal fruit, freshly sourced each day, and handmade monaka ice cream.
An eight-course dinner menu brings an even greater abundance of seasonally-inspired flavors. Appetizers of sea urchin roe dashimaki tamago, with fresh Korean sea urchin roe, and pepper Genovese capellini with live abalone and summer vegetables, featuring fresh abalone from the waters off Wando Island, are followed by grilled seasonal seafood and butter rice, made with Tamayura’s special tomato bisque sauce and served with Jeju Lemon Sorbet. A main course of hanwoo beef tenderloin and striploin, deeply-marbled cuts of premium 1++-grade cut of tuppul hanwoo beef, and grilled vegetables, is served with shirasu fried rice.
The summer teppanyaki course menu is priced at 180,000 won per person for lunch and 280,000 won for dinner, and available for a minimum of two guests. Three wine pairings, curated by the hotel’s own sommelier, are available to complement the teppanyaki menu for a supplementary 90,000 won. Tamayura serves authentic Japanese cuisine crafted to celebrate the natural flavors of each fresh seasonal ingredient. Seven private dining rooms on diverse scales to host groups of all sizes, an eight-seat sushi counter, and eight-seat teppanyaki station and a six-seat tea bar offer ideal venues for small-scale private dining experiences.
Park Hyatt Busan
Through Aug. 31: Park Hyatt Busan’s Italian restaurant Living Room presents a unique experience featuring the refreshing summer scent of the Mediterranean with 100 years of Italian premium niche perfume brand “Acqua di Parma” and Italian comfort foods.
The Aqua di Parma course menu, which will be presented in this collaboration, offers a choice from all menus, including appetizers, pasta or risotto and main dishes that suit your preference for each course menu. For dessert, which is inspired by the signature color of Aqua di Parma, yellow and citrus fruit scents, specially prepared lemon panna cotta. It also doubles the flavor of the course menu and includes an Italian lemon liqueur Limoncello to help digestion after meals. All guests who order this special course menu will receive a gift of Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo perfume and shower gel. A total of thirty Early Bird guests who ordered the course menu will receive on a first-come, first-served basis a Colonia luxury gift, which is a signature line.
In addition, Living Room will hold an Instagram event to present various products during the promotional period. After ordering the Aqua di Parma course menu, you will receive three types of Blu Mediterraneo samplers if you upload a photo with the required hashtags (#parkhyattbusan, #AcquadiParma) on your personal Instagram. The three guests selected as the best reviewers amongst those participating in Living Room Instagram event will be presented with a Living Room voucher for two, a special gift prepared by Acqua di Parma, and Park Hyatt Busan illustration notes.
The summer limited collaboration with Park Hyatt Busan’s Living Room and Acqua di Parma is available through Aug.31, with lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Acqua di Parma 4-course menu is priced at KRW 80,000 won per person including tax
Park Hyatt Seoul
Through Oct. 10: The Lounge, the 24th-floor lifestyle destination at Park Hyatt Seoul, presents Botanic Garden Afternoon Tea, a fresh forest-themed tea set inspired by a botanical garden concept. The set features light, gluten-free desserts such as Green Tea and Almond Cake, Pistachio Cake, Blueberry Friands, and Apricot Mousse, and a variety of vegan savory items, striking an artful blend of exquisite taste and natural wellbeing. Seasonal highlights include a collection of classic summer bingsu dishes, including Mini Botanic Mango Bingsu, crafted from a healthy balance of organic barley shoots and milk and Jeju apple mango. The set is served with a choice of coffees or teas, including special botanic tea, and a glass of sparkling wine, offering escape from the summer heat amid panoramic views across the city.
Savory and dessert items on the afternoon tea set menu are served on a unique Park Hyatt Seoul three-tier tray inspired by traditional Korean aesthetics. Desserts, crafted to evoke the natural freshness of a summer forest, present a magical visual experience. Green Tea and Almond Cake is topped with brightly-colored macarons to create the form of a fruit-laden tropical tree, while round Apricot Mousse cake with peach compote, flower-shaped Pistachio Cake, and Mille-feuille crafted in the shape of a chocolate leaf create pleasure for the eyes as well as the palate. Desserts are made with gluten-free ingredients, promising a light and healthy afternoon tea experience. Afternoon tea is accompanied by Mini Botanic Mango Bingsu, crafted from organic barley shoots and milk and Jeju apple mango. Filling savory items on the menu, crafted entirely from vegan ingredients, include Plant-based Meat Sandwiches, Eggplant Roll, Mini Mashed Potato Tarts, and Barley Shoot Blinis.
The Botanic Garden Afternoon Tea set is served with a variety of premium teas and coffees. Herbal teas including Blue Lavender, promoting stress relief; Sage, with exceptional calming properties; and Linden, helping prevent respiratory disorders, promise wellbeing in the exhausting heat of summer. Botanic Garden Afternoon Tea is also available with a Hibiscus Gin & Tonic cocktail, blended with tangy hibiscus tea syrup, for a supplementary 18,000 won per guest. The tea set menu is subject to change in accordance with daily availability of ingredients.