Spice Garden, the renowned Vietnamese restaurant at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, has relaunched following an inspired refurbishment.
One of the city’s most popular venues for corporate gatherings and intimate meetings, the restaurant, known for its traditional Vietnamese favourites and modern interpretations of fine Vietnamese cuisine, has reopened with a new menu spotlighting à la minute preparation, meaning freshly made to order, in contrast to the buffet dining that was formerly on offer.
Authentic dishes are served in individual portions or shared family-style and the menu represents all of Vietnam, with a focus that extends well beyond the northern regions. The use of the freshest, highest-quality seasonal ingredients sourced from top suppliers, along with sustainable and organic produce and subtle spices, ensure an upscale dining experience.
Highlights on the new menu include Deep-Fried Rice Paper Spring Rolls, made with prawn and flower crab, served with fish sauce and herbs; Crispy Stuffed Pigeon, featuring pigeon stuffed with young rice, minced pork belly and five spices; and Tiger Prawns with Salted Egg, with wok-fried prawns, salted egg sauce and crispy panko crumbs.
Recommended drinks on the new menu include Lotus Flower Tea with a light gold color, flowery flavor and a light finish, and the Herbs cocktail, made with Royal Sedang gin, Thai basil and purple shiso.
The interior of Spice Garden has been refreshed to create a more intimate space with plenty of natural light, as well as locally produced linens, handcrafted pottery, natural fabrics in earth tones and all-new cutlery, dishes, glasses and more. The service approach is elevated and bespoke, with plating techniques that tend toward modern presentations.
The restaurant artfully combines an ambiance of cozy luxury and comfort with authentic Vietnamese touches. It’s more than a dining experience; it’s a celebration of the artistry and warmth that define Vietnamese hospitality.
Other highlights at the new Spice Garden include two private dining rooms that are available for more intimate dining experiences; and an enhanced selection of Vietnamese teas and Vietnamese spirits.
“In a country celebrated worldwide for its extraordinary cuisine, we are thrilled to offer diners our special take on Vietnamese culinary tradition redefined with French flair,” says George Koumendakos, the general manager of Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. “With the relaunch of Spice Garden, foodies have a new ‘must-try’ dining experience in Vietnam’s capital.”
Formerly known as Spices Garden, the venue is now simply known as Spice Garden. The outlet closed for refurbishment during the pandemic and has long been a celebrated destination for authentic Vietnamese cuisine in Hanoi.
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