Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has introduced an all-new Sunday Brunch concept at the award-winning Le Beaulieu, featuring an assortment of sumptuous seafood including signature shellfish on ice, traditional brunch favorites, unlimited courses made to order and much more in an elegant and sophisticated setting.
“Our Sunday Brunch has been elevated into a truly bespoke dining experience, offering guests an extraordinary selection of dishes, both à la carte and prepared tableside, in addition to our incomparable list of wines and Champagnes. It’s the ultimate way to celebrate your weekend,” said Anthony Slewka, the acting General Manager of Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.
French oysters are among the culinary highlights, along with imported shellfish and seafood, charcuterie and foie gras from Le Beaulieu’s wine cellar, and handmade decadent desserts. Premium tableside menu offerings include Smoked Fish Gueridon, Flambéed Lobster Bisque, Côte de Boeuf Carving and Les Frères Marchand Cheese.
The “Brunch Signatures” menu features Rascasse (scorpion fish, zucchini purée, caviar beurre blanc); Bar de Ligne (bouillabaisse, seabass, prawn, mussels, clams, sauce rouille); Confit de Canard (duck confit, carrots and turnip, lentil jus); and Selle D’Agneau (lamb rump, smoked eggplant purée, Provençale potatoes); among others.
And highlights from the “Breakfast Classics” menu include Oeufs Royale (smoked salmon, poached eggs, English muffin, Hollandaise sauce); Oeufs Brouillés à la Truffe (truffle scrambled eggs, asparagus, ciabatta); Oeufs en Cocotte (baked eggs with spinach and mushroom); and Pain Perdu (French toast, caramelized apple, cinnamon Chantilly cream).
Operating in its current space since 1901, Le Beaulieu, the hotel’s celebrated modern French fine dining restaurant, is believed to be the oldest continually operating restaurant in Vietnam.
Le Beaulieu debuted an elegant and sophisticated new design last year that combines the opulent, the classical and the modern in a single scheme that’s long on white, gold and heathery blue-grays. While there are some traditional French touches, the presentation is stylish, with well-balanced portions and fresh produce from France, Vietnam and elsewhere.
The restaurant also boasts one of the most extensive wine collections in Hanoi, featuring more than 600 references and 1,600 bottles, including over 100 Grand Cru Classés and wines from leading chateaux, vintners and wineries from France and around the world.