The three Michelin star chef Pierre Gagnaire will open Pierre Gagnaire à Séoul today on 35th floor of Lotte Hotel, Seoul, Korea. By this, Seoul will be the fourth city in the world that has Pierre Gagnaire, following Paris, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.
Today, there will be a grand opening party for invited guests only, and dinner reservations will be received from tomorrow.
Monsieur Gagnaire will be at Pierre Gagnaire à Séoul until October 9, then he will leave for Hong Kong to prepare for his special dinner events at Pierre @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
For your info., it is the restaurant's policy that no photos will be allowed inside the dining room, I heard. I will be there tonight, and I will let you know what it's like.
Yet another world-famous restaurant will ally with a Korean Hotel restaurant.
Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul, Korea, used to have a Japanese restaurant on its basement floor, called "Sushi Cho". The restaurant was relocated to top floor of the hotel, went through a major face lift for several months, and will reopen either at the end of October or early November.
With its reopening, Sushi Cho will ally with Kyuubei, the world famous sushi restaurant at Ginza, Tokyo.
It sounds similar to S. Qube in Hong Kong, but unlike S. Qube, whose main chef previously had nothing to do with Kyuubei, Sushi Cho's sushi chef will be dispatched directly from Kyuubei and the restaurant's Korean staff has been trained at Kyuubei for the past few months.