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Metropole Hanoi unveils decadent Mooncakes steeped in nostalgia

Released at: 18:36, 06/08/2018

Metropole Hanoi unveils decadent Mooncakes steeped in nostalgia

Photo: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

The Metropole's mooncakes are available for purchase at L'Epicerie du Metropole from August 20 to September 24.

by Doanh Doanh

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has unveiled a beautiful mooncake gift box with six mouth-watering mooncakes ranging from classic creations such as traditional mix, lotus seed and young rice, and black sesame with coconut to aromatic varieties such as green bean with salted egg yolk, and caramel with dried fig.

For those who prefer more intriguing flavors, The Metropole will also be debuting a new twist on the festive treat - pistachio and coffee. 

Each elegant gift box set contains six individually-wrapped mooncakes in six assorted flavors and is priced at VND 1,850,000++ per box ($80.4).

The Metropole’s mooncakes are available for purchase at L’Epicerie du Metropole from August 20 to September 24.

The Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam is a time for families to bond, celebrate, and create memories with traditions that have been passed down through generations. This year, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is unveiling a beautiful mooncake gift box featuring nostalgic drawings by the award-winning Vietnamese graphic novelist and illustrator, Nguyen Thanh Phong.

Designed to conjure up the halcyon days of childhood, each red and white mooncake box is adorned with intricate sketches. By illustrating images such as children parading the streets holding paper lanterns or Vietnamese kids performing a lion dance, Nguyen has captured the spirit of the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday with a narrative portrait inspired by his own childhood memories.

Born and raised in Hanoi, Nguyen is well known for his often surreal sketches of the city. The young comic artist has won a number of international accolades throughout his career including the Special Jury Prize for Best Artworks at the Asian Youth Animation & Comics Contest in 2011 as well as the Silver Award at the annual International MANGA Awards in 2016.

The Mid-Autumn Festival, or Tet Trung Thu, is one of the biggest national holidays in Vietnam and signifies the end of the harvest. Traditionally, it's a special time for Vietnamese children where kids can be seen parading the streets while singing and carrying colorful lanterns of different shapes and sizes. Families get together to feast, pray and admire the full moon.

The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month in the East Asian lunar calendar, which falls on September 24 in the Gregorian calendar this year.

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 architectural beauty, sweeping vistas, and captivating ambience.

Sofitel Legend is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group that owns more than 4,300 hotels, resorts, and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.

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