Metropole Hanoi to Host 2nd Annual Korean Culinary Experience

HANOI, Vietnam (November 10, 2021) — 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 November 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 – restaurant.


The event kicks off Monday, November 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:






A prominent fixture in the heart of Hanoi since 1901, the Hotel Metropole Hanoi has a long tradition as a luxury venue for prestigious events and a popular rendezvous for business and leisure travelers such as playwrights, ambassadors and heads of state. The recipient of numerous international awards for its fine service, this legendary landmark has contributed to the richness of local heritage.


The hotel includes 364 rooms. The historic Metropole wing has 106 guestrooms and three Legendary Suites. The suites are named after famous residents and visitors to the hotel (Graham Greene, Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham with private garden) and have access to the Club Lounge. We proudly welcome our esteemed guests from all over the world.


The Metropole restaurants and bars are all famous dining venues, each offering a different exotic experience: Le Beaulieu has the best French fare in this corner of the world; Spices Garden offers the ultimate in Vietnamese gastronomy; angelina – Hanoi’s bespoke bar-lounge-restaurant, La Terrasse brings Parisian-style to the sidewalks of Hanoi; Le Club Bar treats guests to its famous chocolate buffet and cool jazz performances; and, finally, Bamboo Bar brings poolside lounging to the next level.




Sofitel Legend is an illustrious selection of heritage luxury hotels where the best of past and present converge. Set within beautiful and culturally-rich destinations, each legendary retreat is both timeless and elegant, delivering lavish settings, renowned restaurants and modern comforts matched with impeccable service for the ultimate luxury experience. Noble, rare and soulful, Sofitel Legend hotels entice worldly travelers who are all drawn to these beloved places of grandeur for their storied past, architectural beauty, sweeping vistas and enchanting ambience. Sofitel Legend is part of Accor, a world-leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. | |


For further information, please contact:

Ms. Trang Nguyen

Assistant Marketing & Communications Manager

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