2019.10.18 Hotel events
From Oct. 24-26: Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, announced it would host a seven-course gala dinner at Table 34 with renowned Italian cuisine chef Theo Randall, who runs five Italian restaurants in different countries. Five rare Italian wines selected by head sommelier Yoo Seung-min will also be available to pair with the dinner menu presented.
Theo Randall is an eminent Italian cuisine chef with 30 years of experience, operating fine dining Italian restaurant Theo Randall in London. The restaurant is widely considered to be one of the must-visit restaurants in London. The British celebrity chef has appeared on a number of famous TV shows, including BBC’s “MasterChef” and “Saturday Kitchen.”
He earned a Michelin star in 1997 when he was working as the head chef of London’s famed River Cafe, and his namesake restaurant was chosen as the Italian restaurant of the year in its second year.
Following the London restaurant that started in 2006, he continued to open branches of his namesake restaurant in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Zurich and now runs five Italian restaurants in total. He has also published books, “Pasta” (2006) and “My Simple Italian” (2015).
This gala dinner prepared by the visiting chef will come with a variety of uncommon and precious Italian wines for pairing. Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze Bisol ’17, which will be paired with the appetizer course, is produced by Grand Cru vineyard Cartizze, which is known for top-grade Prosecco. The rare sparkling wine accounts for less than 1 percent of the total global output.
Also, Bava Barbaresco ’15, to be served with the main dishes, is from an eminent wine producer with over one hundred years of history and is known for its delicate, mild flavor unique to Barbaresco.
Theo Randall’s gala dinner at Table 34 will be held for three days from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26 and is limited to 40 guests per day at 250,000 won ($209), or 350,000 won with a wine pairing. Tax and service charges are included.
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas: (02) 555-5656
Teheran-ro 521, southern Seoul
Through Nov. 21: Modern Korean dining destination The Lounge at Park Hyatt Seoul celebrates the rich flavors and aromas of autumn with The Taste - Harvest Dinner Set, a seasonal dining promotion. In five inspiring courses, The Taste introduces delicacies from across Korea, including steamed abalone from the southwestern island of Wando, potato pancakes made with potatoes from mountainous eastern Gangwon, a choice of hanwoo beef steak or steamed halibut, rice and Sangju dried persimmon with persimmon ice cream. The Taste - Harvest Dinner Set is priced at 90,000 per person, while pairings with one glass of traditional liquor Gangjang Baekseju and two glasses of wine are available for a supplementary 40,000 won per person.
Park Hyatt Seoul: (02) 2016-1100
606 Teheran-ro, southern Seoul
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul
Through Nov. 30: Tavolo 24, the restaurant at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul, celebrates the arrival of autumn with “Taste of Sea,” a Sichuan seafood promotion combining seasonal delicacies with the unique flavors and spicy aromas of mala sauce.
This season’s promotional menu features Sichuan-style seafood favorites including cold dishes crafted from fan mussels, sea squirts, abalone, white sea snails, clams, squid and conch flown in fresh from China, plus hot dishes including steamed scallops, snow crab and blue crab, as well as Sichuan specialty mala crawfish, crispy deep-fried sea cucumber and eel, and huajiao eel.
Guests choosing the Taste of Sea promotional menu will also be served a bowl of richly-flavored malatang, featuring authentic Chinese-style spicy broth with vegetables and seafood, at the table.
The promotion is available at dinner time on weekdays and during brunch and dinner service on weekends and is priced at 98,000 won per person including a 10 percent tax and 10 percent service charge. Tavolo 24, the venue for this autumn’s promotion, is an all-day restaurant offering views of the historic Seoul landmark Heunginjimun Gate.
JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul:
279 Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jongno District