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Korea Dinner

Bailliage Korea
Seoul, March 24, 2023

Cinematic experience of touch, smell, and taste!
" The Conrad team's spirit of challenge and passion shone "

Movies engage our senses of sight and sound, leaving the rest to the imagination. To fill the gap, the Conrad Seoul Team, led by Hotel Manager Nicola Coccia, Executive Chef Marco Lee, Events Executive Nick Choi, Director of Food and Beverage Min Lee, and Sommelier Dong Young Lee, orchestrated “A Movie Maniac’s Dream,” a feast that comprised dishes inspired by well-known movies.

Invitations, menu boards, black and red décor: every detail oozed “movies”. A photo wall was in high demand as “movie star” guests snapped photos whilst sipping aperitifs and chatting.

As you read the menu, you’ll spot the movie references. For example, food critic Anton Ego in “Ratatouille” whose perspective was changed on fine dining; American chef Julia Child whose life was transformed by the John Dory dish; palate cleanser inspired by “Bottle Shock”; Burnt was a movie - who knew; dessert straight from “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. Intrigued? You’ll want to watch the movies. We did.

RECEPTION

Smoked popcorn corn cappuccino
Cuban sandwiches
Salmon tartare and roe
2020 Casas Del Toqui Extra Brut
Cachapoal Valley, Chile
or
Italian 37 Cocktail

MENU

“Old Boy Bold”
Pickled baby octopus, beef tartare
buttery croutons, shallot chips, capers
Black beer mustard dressing
2020 Tenuta Guado al Tasso “Scalabrone” Rosato
Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

“Ratatouille heartfelt”
Ratatouille in cabbage
poached egg, gougère
2019 Château Romassan Rosé
Domaine Ott, Bandol, Provence

“Julie and Julia harmony of classic and modern”
John Dory
meunière sauce, lightly grilled scallops
white asparagus, black truffle
2019 St. Francis Chardonnay
Sonoma, California

“Wine miracle”
Wine and raspberry sorbet

“Burnt - we do what we do”
Grilled lamb sirloin wrapped in sage and prosciutto
lamb croquette, smoky eggplant puree
beetroot, artichoke, soft polenta
2018 Poderi Dal Nespoli
Borgo Dei Guidi, Emilia Romagna, Italy

“Budapest elegant beauty”
Courtesan au chocolat
a tower of choux filled with
chocolate custard cream, vanilla monte, almond praline
Muscat Samos Kourtaki - Crete

Petits fours
Selection of premium coffee or tea

The Conrad team’s spirit of challenge and passion shone. Skills with professionalism resulted in a successful event. Seeing the team celebrate with pride was heart-warming. That reminded us about the key role the Chaîne can play to support our host establishments.

The theme may have been movies however the Conrad staff members were the stars. Many thanks to Mark Meaney, Conrad’s General Manager and fellow Chaîne member.

Prepared from a detailed report by Chargé de Presse Soon Chul Kim

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