Spring is here, and hotels in Korea have dreamed up all sorts of yummy ways for you to indulge in the season’s freshest flavors. From savory Italian delicacies with a stunning view of Seoul to sweet mangoes a million ways while overlooking the sea in Busan, here are a few of our favorites.
Afternoon QualiTea Time “Spring Edition” at Banyan Tree Club and Spa Seoul
Namsan’s cherry blossoms are the inspiration for the wide array of colorful desserts in their spring tea set, which features Pink Madeleine, Pink Roulade, and Strawberry Langue de Chat. Now through May 31 at the Granum Dining Lounge. 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 59,000 won for two people. For reservations call 02-2250-8000.
Mango Afternoon Tea Set at Park Hyatt Busan
This May the Park Hyatt Busan’s famous tea set proves that there’s no such thing as too much mango. On the sweet side highlights include fresh scones with mango cream and jam, mango roll cake, mango pancake, and a white chocolate brownie with mango yogurt. On the savory side there’s a chicken mango wrap and a crab salad with, you guessed it, mango. Every day in the Lounge from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 65,000 won for two people. For reservations call 051-990-1234.
Luxe Mondays at InterContinental Seoul COEX
A three-course seasonal trattoria menu for 30,000 won on the 30th floor overlooking Seoul? Oh yes! Every Monday through June 29 at the Sky Lounge you can have a sumptuous Italian soup, salad, and your choice of five main dishes for just 30,000 won. Plus, they offer 15 types of wine for 30,000 won a bottle. The deal is available for both lunch and dinner, but for best results time your meal to watch the sunset. For reservations call 02-3430-8630.