2018.6.4 Hotel Events
June 12 and 19: The Millennium Seoul Hilton’s all-day dining restaurant, Cafe 395, will feature exciting and vibrant Singaporean cuisine in addition to the bountiful buffet’s regular offerings.
Cafe 395 will welcome two guest chefs from Singapore, who will lead the kitchen in creating authentic and tasty national dishes.
Executive Chef Bryce Li comes to us from the M Social Hotel in Singapore. With more than 18 years of culinary experience and a great passion for food and travel, Li and his assistant will introduce a kopitiam style to the buffet, a coming together of some of Singaporean’s tastiest foods in a lively atmosphere. This will be a wonderful opportunity to indulge in a wide variety of Singaporean fare and see why Singapore is often called “the food capital of Asia”.
The buffet is 94,000 won ($87) per person for lunch and 99,000 won for dinner.
Millennium Seoul Hilton: (02) 317-3000
Namdaemunro 5-ga, central Seoul
Courtyard by Marriott
Seoul Times Square
Ongoing: The Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square’s all-day dining restaurant, the MoMo Cafe, has completed an extensive renovation and is welcoming visitors. Well known for its semi-buffet style, the restaurant now offers an elevated full-buffet experience, featuring modern-style seating and a locally inspired menu.
The renovated MoMo Cafe offers authentic Korean items such as beef tartare, soy sauce marinated crab and seafood dishes such as fresh sashimi, sushi, abalone and more in the island kitchen buffet.
Soup and a puff pastry is served to every guest as a welcome appetizer, and guests can order a dish of pasta with three different sauces (tomato, oil or cream).
Newly added items include raised grilled station meats such as rib eye, LA galbi (grilled beef ribs), a roast leg of lamb and Iberian pork belly.
The noodle station offers rice noodles with a base of beef leg bone broth, and two distinctive styles of beef bulgogi (grilled marinated meat) and spicy shrimp are suggested.
The upgraded hot food corner presents various unique Asian dishes, such as nasi goreng (Indonesian stir-fried rice), beef stew, fried rice noodle, pad thai and more. Various Western selections include gorgonzola polenta cake, bouillabaisse (French fish stew), shrimp gambas and much more.
The dessert section has moved closer to the buffet station, showcasing pavlova with strawberry, fusion injeolmi (rice cake) brownies, red velvet cake and lemon cake.
During weekdays, the lunch buffet is offered at 42,000 won. Dinner is 55,000 won. On weekends, the brunch and dinner buffet cost 65,000 won, tax and service included. Unlimited sparkling wine is offered only for weekend brunch buffet guests.
For an additional 19,000 won during weekday and weekend dinner buffets, guests can enjoy 10 different kinds of free-flowing wine.
Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Times Square: (02) 2638-3000
15 Yeongjung-ro, Yeongdeungpo District
To June 30: The Park Hyatt Seoul’s authentic Italian restaurant, Cornerstone, presents its Urban Break Picnic Set. Guests can select between a salad and sandwich, served with drinks and desserts. The champagne set includes premium items such as caviar and smoked salmon. The picnic set is available daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and starts at 13,500 won. The champagne set starts from 299,000 won. Tax is included. Reservation at least one day in advance is required for guests who order more than 10 sets.
The salad selection includes panzanella, featuring bread and vegetables with olive oil on top, a chicken breast caesar salad, and shrimp and sprout salad with carrot dressing. The sandwich menu includes an Italian ciabatta sandwich with Mortadella sausage and Vierge sauce, a pastrami baguette and Cornerstone’s round-bread sandwich stuffed with avocado, mozzarella cheese, tomato and basil. Each set includes one drink and a sweet dessert.
For a more luxurious picnic, the Park Hyatt Seoul recommends its champagne set. Premium items such as caviar and smoked salmon, toast and champagne are included. For the champagne selection, two bottles of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial (200 milliliters), a bottle of Louis Roederer Brut Premier 2009 (750 milliliters) and a bottle of Dom Perignon 2009 (750 milliliters) are available.
Park Hyatt Seoul: (02) 2016-1100
606 Teheran-ro, southern Seoul
To June 30: Featuring cool views of the ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows, Lounge at Park Hyatt Busan is pleased to present a mango-themed afternoon tea set.
A very popular item at the Lounge and a favorite among women and couples, the set includes selections of savories and sweets, sandwiches and homemade scones with strawberry jam, clotted cream and butter. Guests can indulge in a variety of interesting and savory mango creations, including a mini smoked salmon bagel, mini pancake stack with mango butter, open-faced eclair with tuna and mango tartar, and curried chicken wrap - along with a selection of sweets, such as mango Mont Blanc, mango egg tart, mango short cake, mango lamington and mango and white chocolate donut.
The Mango Afternoon Tea Set, served with premium coffee (decaffeinated option available) or tea, is available every day from 2 to 6 p.m. and costs 60,000 won for two people, tax included.
Park Hyatt Busan: (051) 990-1234
51, Marine City 1-ro, Haeundae District
To Aug. 2: The Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel is offering two musical packages consisting of a cozy hotel room or dining experience. Both include two tickets to the all-time, killer-hit musical “Chicago.”
One of the most famous musicals of all time is back for a 14th run in Korea on a bigger scale and with a more powerful cast including Choi Jung-won, Ivy, Kolleen Park and Ahn Jae-wook. This year, the musical will be staged at the D-Cube Arts Center, connected to the seventh floor of the hotel.
Collaborating with the musical “Chicago,” you can choose the Musical “Chicago” Room Package which includes a pleasant one-night stay in the spacious deluxe room and two R-seats or VIP tickets. After an unforgettable performance, guests can enjoy a comfortable night’s rest or head to the fitness center for a refreshing workout or swim.
The Musical “Chicago” Buffet Package allows guests to enjoy the musical along with sumptuous dining at the Feast buffet restaurant on the 41st floor. Afterward, guests can conveniently go to the arts center to enjoy the show. The room package can be booked directly through the hotel reservation site, and the buffet package is available for purchase through Interpark Ticket by calling 82-1544-1555. The room package starts from 396,000 won, including tax, and the buffet package starts from 171,000 won.
Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel:
662 Gyeongin-ro, western Seoul
To Aug. 31: The Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas is bringing back Takeout Bingsu for One, first introduced by its patisserie Grand Deli last year. The dessert was a great success with office workers and customers because of its convenience and affordability. Some customers even ordered more than 10 sets at a time for takeout.
The Grand Deli is offering two kinds of bingsu (shaved ice) this year: Classic Red Bean Bingsu and Ice Flake Mango Bingsu. Classic Red Bean Bingsu is the most popular. Its ice flakes are made of frozen milk and topped with red beans boiled with oligosaccharide for four hours, bringing out their subtle sweetness.
Other than the paste, the bingsu is decorated with real honey from honeycombs, crust of toasted rice called nurungji, mixed grain powders, injeolmi (rice cake) and handmade Korean sweets, or hangwa.
The Ice Flake Mango Bingsu is a perfect choice for customers who want to enjoy the flavor of mango. Its frozen milk flakes are topped with fresh mango cubes.
The Classic Red Bean Bingsu costs 10,000 won, and the Ice Flake Mango Bingsu goes for 15,000 won.
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas:
Teheran-ro 521, southern Seoul