At the end of April, Vietnam’s most talked-about hotel – The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi – welcomes Michelin-starred celebrity Chef Christophe Lerouy for two fantastic culinary experiences to the hotel’s French fine-dining restaurant, Le Beaulieu.
This cameo appearance is a part of the Metropole’s yearly culinary feast-ival, Les Arômes, now in its 11th year. Chef Lerouy will bring his unique French fare with an Asian twist to Hanoi for the first time. As a starter, foodies and epicureans can savour a four-course dinner on the 28th of April, with palate-tantalisers such as warm oyster with torched foie gras, apple wasabi puree and Iberico ham stock.
An explosion of flavours will follow the next evening when Chef Lerouy partners up with Metropole’s Chef de Cuisine, Olivier Génique, to craft a glorious five-course feast. Each chef will prepare two courses, with imported delicacies put on the spotlight such as seared Hokkaido scallops and Argentinean striploin. The culinary duo will then seal the deal with an indulgent surprise chocolate-infused dessert.
“This meeting of the culinary masterminds brings passionate foodies together in both the kitchen and dining room, offering an unforgettable dining experience,” said the Metropole’s General Manager, Franck Lafourcade. “We are excited to have Chef Christophe Lerouy with us and we are looking forward to two special evenings of excellent food and wine.”
Not a stranger to the best of the best, Chef Lerouy holds more than 20 years of experience in various Michelin-starred restaurants, including Amador in Abu Dhabi and Jardin des Sens in Montpellier. He was awarded his first Michelin star at Alma by Juan Amador in Singapore where he held the position of Chef de Cuisine. After he left Alma in 2016, Chef Lerouy raised his own restaurant, DSTLLRY par Christophe Lerouy in Singapore, with a menu serving French cuisine with subtle infusions of Asian techniques and ingredients.
The celebrity chef dinners on the 28th and 29th April are open to both hotel guests and non-hotel guests, with each dinner priced at 1,800,000++ VND per person. For additional pricing and more information, e-mail: [email protected]
Photos from Google and Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.