Enjoy alfresco barbecue and beer at hotels
By Kim Rahn
Summer is around the corner. Temperatures are rising with people preferring to sit outdoors at bars or cafes to enjoy the cool breeze.
At this time of year, a glass of beer with colleagues after work is a popular way to chase away the woes of the day. Or if you have a family, an outdoor barbecue will entertain both adults and children.
The Renaissance Seoul Hotel has opened its Outdoor Beer Garden, offering a wide selection of cool beers, other beverages and snacks under starlit night skies from 6 p.m. to midnight, from Mondays to Fridays.
Between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., the garden offers the Beer Garden Package in which guests can enjoy unlimited beer and grilled snacks off the buffet menu. There are different choices through the week— barbecued sausage on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; sausage and seafood on Tuesdays; and sausage and whole pig barbecue on Thursdays. Besides what’s on the menu, roast beef and salad are also offered every day.
There are unlimited drinking offers on draft beer, soju and makgeolli. A wide screen is also set up to show sports.
The sausage buffet is priced at 32,000 won; sausage and seafood, at 36,000 won; and sausage and pork, at 39,000 won. Without ordering food, unlimited alcohol is available at 18,000 won. The buffet closes when it rains. For more information, call 02-2222-8630.
The Millennium Seoul Hilton’s traditional English-style bar, The Oak Room, offers BBQ Happy Hour in the patio garden.
Every evening except for Sunday, the bar presents a feast of various barbecued meat grilled to perfection, along with side dishes, salads and a full array of condiments from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Guests can choose from unlimited glasses of draft beer or free flowing wine, while unlimited soft drinks are prepared for designated drivers.
The food and beverage is priced at 42,000 won including tax and service charge, and 55,000 won for premium wines. For inquiries, call 02-317-3234.
The Ritz-Carlton Seoul’s European restaurant The Garden presents California-style menus including barbecue on the outdoor terrace during May.
Chef Matt Greco from Wente Vineyards is visiting to showcase seasonal Californian cuisine in the garden of green trees that has flowers in full bloom and a small pond.
Greco has selected a variety of grilled menu items including lobster, prawn, scallops, lamb and sirloin steak. The items were selected to complement wines from the Wenti Vineyard which is approaching its 100th anniversary.
Wente’s winery and vineyards are Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing. The magazine “Wine Enthusiast” awarded it American Winery of the Year last year. To celebrate the centennial anniversary, the vineyard produced a chardonnay using imported wines from Montpellier in France.
The 1959 vintage Wente Chardonnay has obtained international recognition, and is listed as the best white wine in American by Michelin Guide in 1960. For more information, call 02-3451-8271.
The Grand Hyatt Seoul opened its Poolside Barbecue, offering a romantic setting for dining in the scenic garden beside sparkling blue waters with breathtaking views of the city.
From 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., the dining features seafood such as cuttlefish, prawns and salmon, along with a wide array of prime beef, chicken, lamb chops and homemade sausages, all charcoal-grilled to perfection.
A buffet of salads, appetizers, side dishes and desserts is also available.
The barbecue dinner costs 67,000 won for adults and 33,500 won for children. With an additional charge of 40,000 won for adults, unlimited wine, draft beer and soft drinks are available. For more information, call 02-799-8495.