Activities/ Events, Non-Korean Eats

Grand Hilton Thanksgiving Celebration

For those still looking for Thanksgiving dinner. Here is a Press Release fGrand Hilton on Thanksgiving. This article was written by Troy Zitzelberger

The year was 1621 and after struggling to adapt to life in the new world, the pilgrims finally had a bountiful harvest worthy of an epic feast. It was so epic that it became the forerunner of an annual glutinous celebration where American’s and Canadian’s alike stuff themselves silly with delicious holiday fare. Now, how “traditional” is this special cuisine associated with the bountiful celebration of 1621?

Not very. Every third Thursday of November hundreds of thousands of people (90% of the US population) eat Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie; none of which were eaten at that inaugural celebration in 1621. Instead, the pilgrims ate Duck and venison (compliments of the Wampanoag Indian tribe), seafood, cabbage, onions, corn, and squash. All of which I’m sure where delicious in their time, but I for one prefer our modern adaptation of the feast.

That’s right, you guessed it. It’s that time of year again, so bring out your bibs and dust off your finest utensils because Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Now, if you were wondering where in this fine country one might find a banquet of epic proportions that would put the first Thanksgiving to shame, look no farther then Seoul’s very own Grand Hilton. Known for putting on grandiose celebrations (this year’s Oktoberfest may have been the finest outside of Munich), the Grand Hilton will be sure to put a smile on everyone’s bellies. They’ll even role you out the front door at the end.

The feast will have all the “traditional” Thanksgiving fair including Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, apple strudel, pumpkin pie, and even sweet potato casserole along with numerous other dishes prepared by the Grand Hilton’s award winning chef’s with their own personal flair. And since we are in Korea, some traditional Chuseok (the Korean equivalent of Thanksgiving) food will be served as well. The meal will also include a complimentary glass of champagne and red wine to boot.

But wait, the fun continues. The Grand Hilton won’t only be celebrating Thanksgiving on the 24th, they will also be celebrating the beginning of the Christmas season with their tree lighting ceremony and Christmas carolers; both the Songjuk Orphanage Choir and the Grand Hilton Carol Team will be singing their little heart’s out as the grounds are turned into a Christmas wonderland.So be sure to come out and warm your knickers as we put the buckles of our belts to the ultimate test. Enjoy the mass consumption of delicious food, and sing holiday classics as we are mesmerized by the alluring glow of a Christmas tree.

Now don’t fret if you are unable to attend, the Grand Hilton will also be offering take away Turkeys at their Alpine Deli. All you need to do is place your order by phone two days in advance (02-2287-8274).

Thanksgiving Wine Dinner Buffet
• November 24th, 6pm
• Buffet restaurant: ₩ 70,000 (includes a glass of champage and a glass of red wine)
•For more information and to make a reservation (02-2287-8271)

For directions to the Grand Hilton: http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/SELGRHI-Grand-Hilton-Seoul-hotel/directions.do

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Activities/ Events, Central Seoul

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner at O’ngo Culinary School

Thanksgiving Party at O’ngo Culinary School in Insadong

Here is a reminder for our Thanksgiving Dinner at O’ngo Culinary Shool on the 26th! There are only 10 spots left so be sure to sign up soon!


Dinner is sold out. Sorry.

Dan

Gobble Gobble! I guess people are craving turkey because I have gotten calls and emails for a week now asking if we are going to do Thanksgiving again this year. I am happy to announce that yes! we will. Our entire team will be working hard to create a great Thanksgiving Meal for you with all of the fixings. We’ll have several roasted turkeys, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes stuffing, and whatever else we can think of.

We’ll be holding Thanksgiving on November 26th starting at 1pm and it will last till 3pm. Spots will be limited to 40 people so please reserve fast.

Please fill out the reservation form to make your reservation. Preference will be given to those that pay in advance. You can pay by credit card via paypal (see below).




Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner!
Questions?

Thanksgiving Party at O’ngo Culinary School in Insadong
Chef Hyejin and her sister at the Thanksgiving Party at O’ngo Culinary School in Insadong
Thanksgiving Party at O’ngo Culinary School in Insadong
Thanksgiving Party at O’ngo Culinary School in Insadong

Thanksgiving Party at O’ngo Culinary School in Insadong
Thanksgiving Party at O’ngo Culinary School in Insadong
Thanksgiving Party at O’ngo Culinary School in Insadong
Thanksgiving Party at O’ngo Culinary School in Insadong
Thanksgiving Party at O’ngo Culinary School in Insadong
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Activities/ Events, Food News

Food Sovereignty Trip to South Korea: Food, Land and Democracy May 10-20, 2012

Next year O’ngo Food Communications along with Food Sovereignty Tours is planning a trip to Korea to show the real artisan world of Korea through the first food sovereignty tour in Korea. We’ll spend 10 days  visiting farms, meeting with food cooperatives and activists and explore the exciting world of Korean cuisine through eating and through hands-on activities. We already have a number of sign-ups and we are looking forward to making this the most educational and immersive tour that Korea has ever done.
Here is more information on the tour:
Travel to South Korea with Food First!
.“South Korea: Food, Land and
Democracy”
May 10 – 20, 2012
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Explore Korean cuisine and the centuries-long struggle of South Korean farmers for land reform and democracy. In recent times South Korean farmers have become famous for their struggle against global trade liberalization. On this tour, you will visit cooperatives and speak to farmers and activists who are working to promote a democratic local food system that respects the history, tradition, and culture of the Korean people. This tour is organized in collaboration with Ongo Food Tours, the Korean Peasants League and the Korean Women’s Peasant Association.
Tour Cost: $2490
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Activities/ Events, Northeastern Seoul

BYOB: Bring Your Bottle Night at the W-Hotel

Chef Ciarian Hickey over at the W-Hotel is one of the last foreign head chefs in Seoul. He has had his position for almost 5 years because he is constantly innovating. Over his tenure he has made the W-hotel ‘The Hip’ venue for Seoulites in Seoul. His champagne brunch is top notch and so are the meals over at Kitchen. Chef Hickey also came up with the humongous X-burger (which I haven’t had a chance to try.)  I have had his other burger and that is pretty darn tasty.

These days over at the W-Hotel, they have a BYOB promotion. BYOB is bring your own bottle night. You can bring your own bottle of wine and have it with the menu the W-hotel will prepare. This is a great idea and something I am looking forward to going to again. Now you can pick your own bottle and share it with others without having to pay Hotel prices for wine. Plus the food is darn tasty.

The dinner per person is only 100,000 won and with the luxury of bringing your own bottle, I’m totally there. The next one is November 9th from 7 to 10pm. Who’s free to go with me?

Dan

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