The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi will celebrate French cuisine at the global gastronomic event Goût de France from March 21 to 30, attended by more than 2,000 chefs from five continents.

Organized by France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Chef Alain Ducasse, the Goût de France food festival is an annual event that aims to commemorate French cuisine being named as a feature of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010.

The Metropole’s Executive Chef Paul Smart has cooked up a wide array of traditional French fare for Goût de France, including seared foie gras with smoked pumpkin and hazelnuts, red mullet with artichoke mousseline, and Normandy rabbit with dried apricot and garlic cream. The six-course set dinner is priced at VND1.7 million net ($75) and will be available at the hotel’s premier French fine-dining restaurant, Le Beaulieu.

Cheese lovers can rejoice, as French affineur of great repute, Patrice Marchand, of the cheese-making family Les Freres Marchand, returns to the historic hotel for an evening of cheese and live jazz at Le Beaulieu on March 15, priced at VND1.5 million net ($66).

On March 22, Spanish Chef Sergi Millet, who worked at elBulli, one of the world’s best restaurants, is set to delight palates at Le Beaulieu with a meal priced at VND1.9 million net ($83).

The Metropole’s Spring Culinary Festival concludes on March 30 with a special wine dinner, featuring a number of one-of-a-kind “Made in Bordeaux” Grand Crus, supplied by French wine trading house Mestrezat, priced at VND1.9 million net ($83).

The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is an award-winning colonial and neo-classical luxury hotel located in the heart of Hanoi and the ideal choice for business and leisure travelers as well as for weddings, conferences and social events.

The hotel offers 364 rooms and suites together with French, Vietnamese and Italian restaurants, three bars, seven function rooms, a heated swimming pool, the luxurious Le Spa du Metropole, complimentary wi-fi, and a unique Path of History tour.