Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hotel Lobby

Novotel Ambassador Gangnam

Novotel Ambassador Gangnam’s European restaurant, The Bistro, offers “Chef’s Special Recipe” presented by the hotel’s chief chef Gerard Mosiniak who recently marked 50 years of culinary experience.

His authentic French cuisine in the promotion is offered in a three-course dining _ chartreuse of crab meat, melted leeks and crispy asparagus as appetizer; black pork belly confit, sweet and sour caramelized red onion and fettuccine sauteed with thyme flowers as the main dish; and dark rum baba served with whipped double cream as dessert. It is priced at 58,000 won.

The restaurant also introduces newly-renovated private dining rooms that can host any type of dining occasion comprised of six to 15 guests. For more information, call 02-531-6604.

Renaissance Seoul Hotel

Renaissance Seoul Hotel has had Frederic Nef as its new director of food and beverages (F&B).

Born in France, Nef began his culinary career in 1981 and has worked at hotels around the world including England, Russia, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Turkey. After joining Marriott International in 2005 at Marriott Beirut, he moved to Marriott Paris Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center and to JW Marriott Seoul in 2009 as executive chef.

Nef will oversee all F&B-related departments from restaurants to conventions. “The Renaissance Seoul is very well located in the heart of Gangnam where the major corporate companies are, so we will develop a new approach of F&B offering that local and foreign guests may enjoy,” he said.

Grand Hilton Seoul

Grand Hilton Seoul presents Bridal Shower Package for those wanting a special party with friends to celebrate the upcoming marriage.

Available until September next year, the package for a group of up to six people, includes a one-night stay in a three-bedroom suite, balloon decorations, a cake, a bottle of wine, a chocolate box, two bottles of lemonade, imported beer and Hydroxydase water, respectively, some other drinks and donuts.

Six cocktails are also available for free at Club Babalu, so guests can continue to party through the evening. The package is priced at 500,000 won. For more information, call 02-2287-8400.

The Shilla Jeju

The Shilla Jeju offers a Big Jazz Festival where guests can enjoy live jazz music at the outdoor pool through the end of November.

Throughout the week except for Monday, jazz artists and bands from Korea and overseas present various jazz genres, such as swing and bossa nova. The stage is set up at Soombi Spa Zone, which is comprised of an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. A heating system maintains the pool water temperature at between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius, allowing guests to enjoy swimming even in wintertime until midnight under the moon light.

The poolside bar also offers seven kinds of draft beer from seven countries. During Happy Hour between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., guests can enjoy unlimited beer at 32,000 won. For more information, call 1588-1142.

Millennium Seoul Hilton

Millennium Seoul Hilton’s Japanese restaurant Genji offers a swellfish promotion during November. Swellfish has the finest flavors and most tender textures during this season, as the fish fatten to survive the cold.

Both a la carte and special set menus are available. The dishes include swellfish sashimi, boiled swellfish with vegetable, deep fried swellfish, grilled swellfish, vinegared swellfish with vegetables and swellfish porridge. Prices range from 42,000 won to 220,000 won.

For more information, call 02-317-3240.

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