Designed by the award-winning Karen Hay of the Hong Kong based interior design studio, In-dulge, the re-design and total renovation heralds a new dawn for angelina. The two story space with an 8 meter high floor to ceiling bar seats up to 120 guests and features soothing hints of gold, mustard, maroon and dusty blue. On the ground-level, the elegant wood and leather bar makes a grand statement. Meanwhile, a separate whisky lounge, complete with velvet wingback chairs and a roaring fireplace, lies tucked behind a charcoal curtain. On the second floor, guests are encouraged to feast in the privacy of intimate dining area, while the open-plan design offers a stunning ambience and a clear view of the elegant bar below.
Aurelien Houguet, angelina's new Head Chef, who earned his chef stripes at many distinguished establishments including the five-star Ashford Castle in Ireland, has created a new menu from the kitchen, which will serve lunch and dinner as well as a select bar menu items after 10 pm. Highlights from the seasonal menu include a playful twist on classic European and New World dishes, such as lobster rolls with caviar, wagyu tomahawk, Arctic snow fish, king crab, roast Welsh lamb pie, and Wagyu beef burgers topped with cheddar cheese and black truffle.
Guests can also look forward to a selection of hand-crafted cocktails, an exceptional wine list as well as the most interesting whisky offering in Vietnam.
"The refurbishment of the angelina bar, lounge and restaurant has brought it up to date, with a fresh, modern design that's still in-keeping with the luxurious and historic grandeur of the rest of the hotel," said Mr. William J. Haandrikman - General Manager of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. "The new look of the bar, lounge and restaurant perfectly complements the exciting menus being created by Chef Houguet, which put a fresh interpretation on classic European and New World dishes."
Vietnam's most storied hotel celebrated the opening ceremony of the new angelina by an invitation-only party on September 15.
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