2020.02.10 Hotel Events
From Feb. 14 to March 15, only on Fridays to Sundays: Welcoming the Valentine’s Day and White Day season, the Lobby Lounge, located on the ground floor of Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, presents “Ruby Chocolate Special,” a promotion that gives away diamond-shaped ruby jewelry chocolate and the Lobby Lounge’s signature dessert featuring ruby chocolate from Callebaut. “Strawberry Gourmet Boutique,” the popular strawberry dessert buffet currently running, accommodates the promotion for a limited time only for five weeks, from Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, to the White Day week ending on March 15. On Valentine’s Day, it will be available at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Ruby chocolate, newly introduced to Korea at the end of last year, is the fourth type of chocolate officially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2019, following dark, milk and white chocolate, and is the newest addition to the range in 80 years. Made without artificial colors, ruby chocolate has a natural red and pink shade and boasts a refreshing fruity aroma thanks to the unique natural elements in the ruby cacao bean. The popularity comes from its ruby-pink color and special flavors, and it is gaining increasing recognition as an ingredient of various desserts.
“Ruby Chocolate Special” will be available from the 14th of February as an addition to the existing three-course meal and strawberry dessert buffet “Strawberry Gourmet Boutique.” Ruby eclair, a choux pastry filled with and coated with ruby chocolate; royal chamomile white chocolate mousse topped with ruby chocolate Chantilly cream; ruby panna cotta, with layers of ruby chocolate; ruby tart, filled with ruby chocolate ganache and topped with strawberries; and ruby blondie bar, a cake baked with ruby chocolate, are offered. Ruby hot chocolate, which has a lovely ruby-pink color, is also optionally available.
Ruby jewelry chocolate is available only on Valentine’s Day and White Day and is diamond-shaped and expected to get a great response from customers due to its limited time availability.
“Ruby Chocolate Special” , held by “Strawberry Gourmet Boutique” at the Lobby Lounge from Friday to Sunday for five weeks starting Feb. 14, is available at the same price, 69,000 won per person.
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas: (02) 555-5656
Teheran-ro 521, Gangnam District
Park Hyatt Seoul
Through April 3: The Lounge, the 24th-floor eatery at the Park Hyatt Seoul, presents the “Strawberry Afternoon Tea” set, a celebration of fresh seasonal strawberries. Featuring a menu of creative strawberry desserts including jeungpyeon rice cakes with strawberry syrup and cream cheese, strawberry and pistachio financiers and bokbunja (Korean raspberries) and strawberry cheesecake, the afternoon tea set is served amid the Lounge’s iconic urban views, ushered in through floor-to-ceiling glass windows, offering the perfect venue for an afternoon of indulgent relaxation.
The “Strawberry Afternoon Tea” is served from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. It is priced at 39,000 won per person (including tax, no service charge applies; tea set served to a minimum of two guests).
Savory items and desserts in the afternoon tea set are served on an exclusive Park Hyatt Seoul three-tier ceramic tray inspired by Korean traditional aesthetics. The eye-catching seasonal strawberry dessert menu includes strawberry and pistachio financiers, baked from dough made with ground pistachio nuts; pavlova of baked meringue topped with strawberries; sweet-yet-tangy bokbunja and strawberry cheesecake; and strawberry tiramisu, crafted from layers of strawberry compote and rich mascarpone. Guests choosing “Strawberry Afternoon Tea” are also offered strawberry jewelry, a unique dessert served in a box designed in the style of a jewelry case. Decorated to evoke the appearance of a genuine jewelry item, strawberry jewelry desserts are available in a variety of designs to suit every taste. The savory menu includes jeungpyeon rice cakes with strawberry syrup and cream cheese; cauliflower cream soup with rosemary chips and bacon; and tteokgalbi croquettes (rib meat patties coated with bread crumbs and deep fried).
The “Strawberry Afternoon Tea” set is served with a wide choice of premium teas and coffees. Sweet and aromatic strawberry or omija (magnolia berry) tea or fragrant Earl Grey complement the flavors and textures of the dessert and savory selections particularly well. Champagne is also available for a supplementary price of 18,000 won per glass.
Park Hyatt Seoul: (02) 2016-1100
606 Teheran-ro, Gangnam District
Ongoing: Millennium Hilton Seoul is excited to add a beverage package to Cafe 395. For a small additional cost, Cafe 395 diners will be able to choose from an unlimited supply of a variety of drinks with a cornucopia of food offerings available.
The optional drinks package costs 29,000 won ($24), and includes bottomless supplies of house wine, domestic beer, soft drinks and juice. Now users can freely enjoy their favorite thirst quenchers along with their meal.
The beverage buffet offers diners an opportunity to completely indulge in both fine food and drink. The buffet is priced at 105,000 won per person for lunch, and 115,000 won for dinner.
Utilizing only the freshest ingredients at various stations located throughout the restaurant, Cafe 395 welcomes diners to a vibrant dining experience that delivers food cooked just the way they want. Some of the delicious offerings of Cafe 395’s buffet include grilled mushrooms, assorted cheeses, steamed king crab, steamed abalone, soy sauce-marinated blue crab and more.
Millennium Hilton Seoul: (02) 753-7788
Namdaemunro 5-ga, Jung District
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