Hanoi, Vietnam, May 27, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has introduced an all-new Sunday Brunch concept at the award-winning Le Beaulieu, featuring an assortment of sumptuous seafood including signature shellfish on ice, traditional brunch favorites, unlimited courses made to order and much more in an elegant and sophisticated setting.
“Our Sunday Brunch has been elevated into a truly bespoke dining experience, offering guests an extraordinary selection of dishes, both à la carte and prepared tableside, in addition to our incomparable list of wines and Champagnes. It’s the ultimate way to celebrate your weekend,” said Anthony Slewka, the acting General Manager of Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.
French oysters are among the culinary highlights, along with imported shellfish and seafood, charcuterie and foie gras from Le Beaulieu’s wine cellar, and handmade decadent desserts. Premium tableside menu offerings include Smoked Fish Gueridon, Flambéed Lobster Bisque, Côte de Boeuf Carving and Les Frères Marchand Cheese.
The “Brunch Signatures” menu features Rascasse (scorpion fish, zucchini purée, caviar beurre blanc); Bar de Ligne (bouillabaisse, seabass, prawn, mussels, clams, sauce rouille); Confit de Canard (duck confit, carrots and turnip, lentil jus); and Selle D’Agneau (lamb rump, smoked eggplant purée, Provençale potatoes); among others.
And highlights from the “Breakfast Classics” menu include Oeufs Royale (smoked salmon, poached eggs, English muffin, Hollandaise sauce); Oeufs Brouillés à la Truffe (truffle scrambled eggs, asparagus, ciabatta); Oeufs en Cocotte (baked eggs with spinach and mushroom); and Pain Perdu (French toast, caramelized apple, cinnamon Chantilly cream).
Operating in its current space since 1901, Le Beaulieu, the hotel’s celebrated modern French fine dining restaurant, is believed to be the oldest continually operating restaurant in Vietnam.
Le Beaulieu debuted an elegant and sophisticated new design last year that combines the opulent, the classical and the modern in a single scheme that’s long on white, gold and heathery blue-grays. While there are some traditional French touches, the presentation is stylish, with well-balanced portions and fresh produce from France, Vietnam and elsewhere.
The restaurant also boasts one of the most extensive wine collections in Hanoi, featuring more than 600 references and 1,600 bottles, including over 100 Grand Cru Classés and wines from leading chateaux, vintners and wineries from France and around the world.
The all-new Sunday Brunch is served from 12pm to 3pm and is priced at VND 2,500,000++ per person (with wine VND 3,500,000++; with wine and Champagne VND 4,500,000++ per person).
ABOUT SOFITEL LEGEND METROPOLE HANOI
A prominent fixture in the heart of Hanoi since 1901, the Hotel Metropole Hanoi has a long tradition as a luxury venue for prestigious events and a popular rendezvous for business and leisure travelers such as playwrights, ambassadors and heads of state. The recipient of numerous international awards for its fine service, this legendary landmark has contributed to the richness of local heritage.
The hotel includes 364 rooms. The historic Metropole wing has 106 guestrooms and three Legendary Suites. The suites are named after famous residents and visitors to the hotel (Graham Greene, Charlie Chaplin, Somerset Maugham with private garden) and have access to the Club Lounge. We proudly welcome our esteemed guests from all over the world.
The Metropole restaurants and bars are all famous dining venues, each offering a different exotic experience: Le Beaulieu has the best French fare in this corner of the world; Spices Garden offers the ultimate in Vietnamese gastronomy; angelina – Hanoi’s bespoke bar-lounge-restaurant, La Terrasse brings Parisian-style to the sidewalks of Hanoi; Le Club Bar treats guests to its famous chocolate buffet and cool jazz performances; and, finally, Bamboo Bar brings poolside lounging to the next level.
ABOUT SOFITEL LEGEND
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 storied past, architectural beauty, sweeping vistas and enchanting ambience. Sofitel Legend is part of Accor, a world-leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.