Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi will host a two-week celebration of modern Korean gastronomy featuring extraordinary dishes created by Chef Joseph Lidgerwood, an Australian native living in Seoul whose restaurant Evett holds 1 Michelin Star (2020 and 2021) and who personally won the Michelin Young Chef Award 2021.
Now in its second year, this special Korean culinary event runs for two weeks, from Nov. 15-30, with à la carte dishes in Metropole Hanoi’s Le Club Bar, in addition to bar bites and cocktails at angelina, the hotel’s cocktail bar, whisky lounge and restaurant.
The event kicks off Monday, Nov. 15 from 11am-2pm with a private lunch at La Veranda. This invite-only affair will include canapés and two live cooking stations featuring Korean dishes.
The dishes on Chef Joseph’s special à la carte menu are inspired by popular Korean folktales. These include Liver Parfait with Assorted Namul Muchim, a Foie gras parfait inspired by the tale of a smart rabbit that makes use of a variety of mountain herbs found in Korea. Stuffed Persimmon with Creamy Halibut Tartar and Citrus is inspired by the humorous folktale known as the Tiger and Persimmon. Drawing from the Fairy and the Woodsman, Velvety Lobster on Gondrae Jook & Paprika Leathers features lobster brushed with seaweed butter, congee and paprika leathers. Inspired by the same story, Gochujang Glazed Wagyu Beef & Paprika Crisps features a dish covered in fallen “autumn leaves” of sweet potato and paprika crisps atop Wagyu beef glazed with gochujang sauce on a bed of sweet potato mash.
Chef Joseph is the chef-owner of the restaurant Evett in the South Korean capital, which showcases a tasting menu based on Korean ingredients and traditional food, taking a fresh perspective, with ideas and techniques gathered from around the world.
Due to ongoing travel restrictions, Chef Joseph will be unable to personally join the event, but Metropole Executive Sous Chef Thien Nguyen and Culinary Guide So Yeon Kim will present the food according to Chef Joseph’s exclusive recipe and procedures.
For more information on this event, or to make a reservation, please contact the hotel’s food and beverage department at Tel: 024 3826 6919 ext. 8200 or email: H1555email@example.com