Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi will join more than 2,000 chefs on five continents in celebrating French cuisine at the global gastronomic event Goût de France, on March 21, the first day of spring.
The Metropole’s executive chef Paul Smart has cooked up a wide array of traditional French fare for Goût de France, including seared foie gras with smoked pumpkin and hazelnuts, red mullet with artichoke mousseline, and Normandy rabbit with dried apricot and garlic cream. The set six-course dinner is priced at 1,700,000 net VND and will be available at the hotel’s premier French fine-dining restaurant, Le Beaulieu.
Organised by France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chef Alain Ducasse, the Goût de France food festival is an annual event that aims to commemorate French cuisine being named as a feature of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010.
Cheese lovers can rejoice, as French affineur of great repute, Patrice Marchand, of the cheese-making family Les Freres Marchand, returns to the historic hotel for an evening of cheese and live jazz at Le Beaulieu restaurant on March 15, an event priced at 1,500,000 net VND.
On March 22, Spanish Chef Sergi Millet who worked at elBulli, one of the world’s best restaurants, is set to delight palates at Le Beaulieu with a meal priced at 1,900,000 net VND.
The Metropole’s Spring Culinary Festival concludes March 30 with a special wine dinner, featuring a number of one-of-a-kind “made in Bordeaux” Grand Crus, supplied by French wine trading house Mestrezat, priced at 1,900,000 net VND.