J.J. Mahoney’s at The Grand Hyatt Seoul will celebrate the arrival of spring with a cherry blossom party on April 20 and 21.
From 6 p.m. to 3 a.m., J.J.’s will be enveloped with pastel-colored walls to create the vibrancy of a blossoming spring flower garden. The evenings will include events such as a best dance contest, live performances by the house band Xpress and guest DJs, lucky draws, free coffee and many more surprise treats.
The entrance fee is 35,000 won including a welcome drink and for JJ Ladies and Dine@Hyatt members, 25,000 won. For more information, call 02-799-8601.
The Imperial Palace Seoul presents a selection of teas that help maintain health against yellow dust in the spring season.
Teas available at the lobby lounge Delmar include lycume which contains eight vitamins and essential amino acids for moisturizing; kudzu juice that is known to eliminate yellow dust accumulated in the body; and “omija” (fruit of Maximowiczia typical) that assists recovery from fatigue.
Traditional rice cakes are served with the teas. The price is 15,000 won. For more information, call 02-3440-8000.
Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas
The Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas and InterContinental Seoul COEX offer a series of customized classes for cooking and table manners.
Participants can choose the time, method of instruction, and the restaurants where the class will be held. In the cooking class, they can learn cooking from hotel chefs and sample their creations with a glass of wine. The price is 150,000 won for lunch and 200,000 won for dinner.
The table manners class covers basic table etiquette, behavior that should be avoided while at the table, and tips for selecting wine. It includes a full-course meal, wine and another beverage. It is 100,000 won for lunch and 150,000 won for dinner.
A minimum of eight participants is required and reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance. For more information, call 02-559-7329.
The Ritz-Carlton Seoul offers an opportunity to host a party on a balcony with its Balcony Delight Package through Dec. 30.
The package meets every demand for a range of events from a girls’ night out to a bridal shower or a birthday party. It features a one-night stay in a deluxe room with a private balcony and a choice from two finger food sets, each including eight kinds of treats such as smoked salmon, salad, sandwich, king crab with salsa, cheese platter, cake and fruit. The finger food sets can be replaced with a full dinner or a specific menu.
The package for up to six people costs 400,000 won or 470,000 won depending on food choices. For more information, call 02-3451-8114.
Grand Hilton Seoul
The Grand Hilton Seoul presents special spring menus at its Buffet Restaurant throughout April.
The menus feature herbs, green sprouts and “hwajeon” (traditional Korean pan-fried rice cake with flower petals) made with various colored flowers. At a special corner, “bibimbap” (rice mixed with assorted vegetables) is also available with spring vegetables and soybean paste stew.
The buffet lunch is priced at 55,000 won and dinner, 65,000 won. For more information, call 02-2287-8271.