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Metropole Hanoi to host Michelin-starred chef

Released at: 21:01, 18/04/2017

Metropole Hanoi to host Michelin-starred chef

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Chef Christophe Lerouy to present two culinary experiences on April 28 and 29 as part of hotel's annual Les Arômes Festival.

by Doanh Doanh

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is set to welcome Christophe Lerouy, a French Michelin-starred chef, for two unique culinary experiences on April 28 and 29 at the hotel’s French fine-dining restaurant, Le Beaulieu.

“This meeting of culinary masterminds brings passionate foodies together in both the kitchen and dining room, offering an unforgettable dining experience,” said Mr. Franck Lafourcade, the Metropole’s General Manager. “We are excited to have Chef Christophe Lerouy with us and we’re looking forward to two special evenings of excellent food and wine.”

Part of the Metropole’s annual Les Arômes Festival, the dinners will see Chef Lerouy bring his eclectic Asian-inspired French fare to Hanoi for the first time. True epicureans can look forward to a four-course dinner on April 28, which will include such mouthwatering dishes as warm oysters, torched foie gras, apple wasabi puree, and Iberico ham stock.

The sensory explosion is set to continue the following evening, when Chef Lerouy teams up with the Metropole’s Chef de Cuisine, Olivier Génique, to cook a five-course feast. Both will prepare two courses, featuring such imported delicacies as seared Hokkaido scallops and Argentinian striploin, before joining forces for the final act: a surprise chocolate-infused dessert. 

The dinner will also welcome Mr. Basile Guibert, owner of the widely-celebrated Languedoc wine estate, Daumas Gassac. For many, this estate needs no introduction. Brought to Hanoi by Red Apron, the world-famous red is an intriguing blend of Cabernet Sauvignon along with a mix of indigenous and more unusual varieties from the south of France, such as Grenache, Cinsault and Tempranillo. Mas De Daumas Gassac Blanc is a similarly fascinating blend of grape varieties, with Chardonnay and Viognier taking center stage.

With more than 20 years of experience in various Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, including Amador in Abu Dhabi and Jardin des Sens in Montpellier, Chef Lerouy was awarded his first Michelin star at Alma by Juan Amador in Singapore where he was Chef de Cuisine. After leaving Alma last year, 34-year-old Christophe launched his own restaurant, DSTLLRY par Christophe Lerouy in Singapore, serving French cuisine with subtle infusions of Asian techniques and ingredients.

Now in its eleventh year, the annual Les Arômes Festival has become one of Vietnam’s most anticipated culinary events, with a range of taste-bud tickling events, including gourmet dinners, wine tastings and auctions, as well as bread and chocolate-making classes.

Open to both hotel guests and non-hotel guests, each dinner is priced at VND1,800,000++ ($79) per person.

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