FOOD & STYLE

Pierre Gagnaire a Seoul

For Safe Year-End Parties, Visit LOTTE HOTEL
It’s always a tall task to find just the right place for your year-end party, the one with just the right ambience and food to satisfy everyone. And during the pandemic, you’d also have to find a spot that ensures health and safety for everyone. If you’re stumped for ideas, LOTTE HOTEL should be your choice. Here are LOTTE HOTEL restaurants that have everything, whether it’s the ambience, hygiene or great food. LOTTE HOTEL also offers a wide range of choices, in terms of the size of your party and your preferred menu.
Authentic French Food in the Heart of Seoul, Pierre Gagnaire a Seoul
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Pierre Gagnaire a Seoul

Come enjoy fine dining with the gorgeous backdrop of Mt. Bukhan and downtown Seoul, and soon the tough, challenging year you’ve had will become a distant memory. ‘Pierre Gagnaire a Seoul’ is on the 35th floor of LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL’s Executive Tower. Opened in 2008, it’s the only restaurant in Korea run by Pierre Gagnaire, the ultimate Michelin-starred chef if ever there was one. Called ‘Picasso of the palate’ for his innovative and creative approach, Gagnaire has won acclaim from food critics and epicures alike. He has been selected as the No. 1 chef by fellow Michelin-starred chefs for the French gastronomy magazine < Le Chef >. 
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Pierre’s Bar

A French chef and a service manager hired by Gagnaire work full-time at the restaurant and stay in Korea year-round to bring you the authentic taste and service of France. At the same time, Pierre Gagnaire a Seoul also incorporates the taste of Korea. The restaurant prepares authentic French dishes that reflect the latest gastronomic trends while also using in-season local ingredients. They make four special selections for year-end parties. Course meals at Pierre Gagnaire a Seoul will help you wind down at the end of the year. You can bring your loved one for a romantic night, or reserve a room for a private gathering. After your dinner, hop over to Pierre’s Bar on the same floor for some cocktails and whiskeys against more fantastic night views.
Address 35th Fl., Executive Tower, LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL, 30 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Inquiries +82-2-317-7181
Website Pierre Gagnaire a Seoul
Enjoy New World of Korean Dining with Parents, Mugunghwa
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Mugunghwa

Our parents did so much for us when we were younger. And now it’s time for us to return the favor and have them enjoy some special things. If you’re planning a year-end gathering with your parents, ‘Mugunghwa’ should be your first choice. Situated in LOTTE HOTEL main building, Mugunghwa boasts the longest history among Korean restaurants at five-star hotels in Korea. As soon as you walk into the hotel lobby, you’ll be in for a special treat. There is an elevator in one corner used exclusively for Mugunghwa. It will take you up to the 38th floor, and the modern interior and tableware at the entrance will grab your eyes. 
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Mugunghwa

Mugunghwa serves authentic Korean dishes from a diverse menu. Its selections are at once familiar and refreshing, enough to satisfy all taste buds. The elegant plating is second to none. The breathtaking view of Mt. Bukhan and downtown Seoul is a bonus. Mugunghwa is a popular choice for meeting of parents for soon-to-be brides and grooms. Mugunghwa has seven private rooms, making it a perfect restaurant for year-end parties of varying sizes. Enjoy Mugunghwa’s special offering of Korean food as you wrap up the year.
Address 38th Fl., main building, LOTTE HOTEL SEOUL, 30 Euljiro, Jung-gu, Seoul
Inquiries +82-2-317-7061
Website Mugunghwa
Luxurious Party High Above, The Lounge
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The Lounge

For a unique partying experience, all you have to do is look up. ‘The Lounge’ is located on the 79th floor of LOTTE World Tower, the tallest building in Korea. It brings you an amazing view and fine dishes prepared by the star chef Yannick Alleno, he of seven Michelin stars. You’d be hard pressed to find a better location for a small but luxurious year-end party. 
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Escoffier Cheeseburger

And to complete your perfect partying experience, you have to pick the right menu. And there’s something you absolutely must try at The Lounge. It’s Escoffier Cheeseburger, the signature dish at The Lounge. The burger is named after the legendary French chef Auguste Escoffier, whose recipe is used for the burger with beef tenderloin patty and Gouda cheese. Maxime Maniez, the chef patissier at the hotel, created the buns that provide the finishing touch on the delicious burger. The sunny-side-up egg placed inside the hole in the middle of the bun is the unique feature of Escoffier Burger. Whether your party is a casual gathering or a more serious one, this burger will fit right in.
Address 79th Fl., LOTTE World Tower, 300 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
Inquiries +82-2-3213-1212
Website The Lounge
‘Most Beautiful Time of the Year’ Above Haeundae Beach, Chaoran
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Chaoran

If you’re the type that goes for Chinese over everything else for parties, then we recommend ‘Chaoran,’ the modern Chinese tapas and bar on the fifth floor of SIGNIEL BUSAN. When it comes to taste and ambience, Chaoran will exceed whatever expectations you may have about Chinese cuisine. Chaoran has been curated by chef Lee Che Liang, who previously worked at Hakkasan and Park Chinois, high-end Chinese places in London. Chaoran is the rare place in Haeundae that serves the authentic Cantonese cuisine. 
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Art Deco-style interior at Chaoran

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Assorted dim sums

Its signature items are dim sums using fresh seafood of Busan. Har gow with juicy shrimp, truffle dim sum, and scallop dim sum are all part of the assorted dim sum set. They’re among the most popular dishes at Chaoran. They also go well with cocktails by Chaoran Bar’s mixologists. The lavish and elegant interior design at Chaoran is straight out of the 1920s Hong Kong, when Art Deco-style interior was at its peak. Chaoran has 106 seats at tables in the hall, and three private rooms, plus a bar with 10 individual seats. Come enjoy your fine dining against the backdrop of the Haeundae beach.
Address 5th Fl., SIGNIEL BUSAN, 30 Dalmaji-gil, Haeundae-gu, Busan
Inquiries +82-51-922-1250
Website Chaoran
December 2020 Editor:Kim Hyewon

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