April Dining Events

Sunday, March 30, 2008

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Weekend Sushi Buffet at Irodori in the Renaissance Seoul Hotel. Irodori chooses only the freshest, high quality seafood. Seven kinds of sashimi and eight kinds of sushi, including flatfish, red snapper, tuna and scallop will be available. Each piece of sushi is made on request. Tepanyaki service is also available. Saturday and Sunday. W55,000 lunch, W60,000 for dinner, and Children under 11 years old will be charged half-price. (tax and service charges are excluded). 2222-8659.

April 3rd

Wine and Art Event at Bistro Restaurant, Novotel Ambassador Gangnam. There will be an inauguration photo exhibition, "Wine is a Natural Emotion," for Korean photographer Young Joon-Jang. The Bistro will be launching a new French wine list in celebration. Come taste the many exclusive wines. Free. 7-9pm. 010-9497-0343

April 6-8

Uljin Snow Crab Festival. Known as “bamboo crabs,” the Uljin crabs are celebrated throughout Korea for their delicate flavor. The festival will feature crab tasting and exhibitions, as well as, boat races and a yacht parade. This year the Uljin Dae Ge festival will take a stab at breaking the Guinness Book of World Records by making the world’s largest snow crab stuffed Kimbab. www.uljin.go.kr 54-1330.

April 11-13

Busan Spring Festival. The Gwangalli Eobang Festival is the most major spring festival. It starts off with a parade with over 1000 participants wearing traditional costumes as they make their way through the cherry blossom strewn streets to Gwangalli Beach. The festival offers the freshest raw fish dishes and be sure to see Jinduehwa: a reinactment of a traditional torchlight fishing event. www.visit.busan.kr 51-1330.

March 1 until April 30

Tempting Sweet Fresh Strawberries at The COEX InterContinental Seoul’s Lobby Lounge (1F) will be featuring a “Strawberry Dessert Buffet.” enjoy different kinds of desserts made with only the freshest strawberries. Enjoy a welcome pick-me-up with strawberry treats such as Strawberry Pistachio Frasier, Puff Strawberry Fruit Band, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Strawberry Crumble. From Monday to Sunday 14:30 – 17:30. W25,000. (VAT and service charge will be added). 3430-8603.

April TBA

Margarita Night at On the Border in Shinchone. Unlimited Authentic Margaritas and all-you-can-eat Mexican with freshly fried chips, salsa, guacamole, chili cheese, Mexican rice, black beans, refried beans and chicken flautas. Mexican dress strongly encouraged! Limited seating, call between 12 and 8 for reservations. 7 pm – 9:30 pm. W25,000. 324-0682.

April 10th

French Networking Party at Café du Commerce at Gran A Entertainment Bar, Novotel Ambassador Gangnam. A French networking party with unlimited French wines and food, including cheese, cold cuts, soup, hot meal desserts, etc. 6:30-8:30pm. 18,000 (+ VAT). 010-9497-0343.

April 17th

Well-being dinner at Bistro Restaurant, Novotel Ambassador Gangnam. The Bistro Chefs will offer a 4-course menu at Bistro made with only natural ingredients. Three different organic wines will be paired with the meal. 7 pm – 10 pm. W50,000 + VAT. 010-9497-0343.

April 18

Zelen VIP Wine and Buffet Party. Drink wine and taste authentic Bulgarian food in hip, upscale atmosphere. There is a variety of wines from different regions and the food includes Bulgarian specialities such as Spinach Rolladas, Eggplant Salad, Smoked Salmon Canapes, Chicken and Lamb Skewers, and much more. This month will be a VIP reservation only buffet and wine party. 8 pm- 12 pm. 749-0600.

April 23rd

Wine Around the World 2008 in the Champagne ballroom, Novotel Ambassador Gangnam. This is a cross-cultural wine festival with the best wines from more than 10 countries. There will be an international buffet dinner, lucky draw, performances and dance party! 7 pm – 3 am. W80,000 price at the door, W60,000 paid in advance. nagfbmkt@ambatel.com, Catherine : 010-9497-0343.

April 19~24, 2008

Korean Traditional Drink & Rice Cake Festival in Gyeongju. Korean liquor and rice cakes are not just food but, more importantly, a part of Korean culture. Liquor has been used for ancestral services or to serve guests, while rice cakes have been widely used to celebrate joyful events and ceremonies. Visitors can see, learn, and experience the taste of liquor and rice cakes in Gyeongju, most of which has been designated as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Hwangseong Park, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do.

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