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A feast for royalty by Chef Nguyen Dong Hai of the most reputed hotel in Hue City

(TRAVPR.COM) VIETNAM - May 23rd, 2017 - HUE CITY - Inspired by a visit to the Imperial City of Hue by the Emperor and Empress of Japan in March, La Residence Hue's Executive Chef Nguyen Dong Hai outdid the Majestic Menu to treat his noble guests. The culinary masterpiece in which diners can easily spot a harmonious blend of Vietnamese and European specialities is now on offer at the hotel's restaurant.

Born and raised in Hue, Chef Hai -- with a great passion for food -- loves delighting his guests with flavors that present the spirit and soul of his hometown. The city is widely known as the gastronomic capital of Vietnam.  Among over 3000 national dishes, 2000 of those were created originally in the Imperial City of Hue by the Nguyen Dynasty Chefs to the Kings, which contributed greatly to the diversity of Hue cuisine. His expertise also expands on Western cuisines.

Served at the art-deco Le Parfum Restaurant nestled on the banks of the fabled Perfume River, the 5-course Majestic Menu will take diners on a truly adventurous journey back in time. A recommended list of world-class wines is added to enhance the palate and appetite for a memorable experience.

The menu is priced at VND 1,800,000 net (approximately equal to USD 80); optional choice of wine starts at VND 600.000 net (about USD 27). For reservations or further inquiries, email


Half-Smoked Jasmine Sea Scallop Carpaccio
Mashed Edamame Beans
Duck Foie Gras Shavings
Wine: Prosecco Tommasi – Italy- Veneto


Hue Tapas:
Green Mango Salad
Nem Lui (Marinated Prawn Skewer)
Fresh Spring Roll
Deep Fried Spring Roll
Wine: Deakin Estate – Australia – Chardonnay

Hue Royal Soup
Abalone Soup with Mushroom and Lotus Seed

Main Course 1
Marinated Beef with Ginger
Sautéed Vegetables,
Fresh Noodle & Five Spices Sauce
Wine: Joseph Drouhin Laforet Bourgogne – France – Pinot Noir

Main Course 2

Grilled Cod Fish with Fennel & Sweet Potato Mash
Arugula Salad, Lemongrass & Tomato Salsa
Wine: Allan Scott – New Zealand – Sauvignon Blanc

Imperial Tea
Passion Fruit Mousse with Chocolate Crumble,
Vanilla Ice Cream & Red Fruit Coulis

About La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa

Set on a two-hectare site with 200 meters of frontage on the fabled Perfume River, La Residence celebrated its grand opening in December 2005 after a painstaking restoration of the 1930-built mansion. The hotel's distinctive bowed façade, its long horizontal lines and nautical flourishes are hallmarks of the streamline moderne school of art deco architecture.

The hotel's 122 rooms and suites, restaurants, lounges, bars and conference room are tricked out in complementary art-deco furnishings and décor that evoke both the 1920s and 1950s. The hotel's fine-dining venue, Le Parfum, serves Mediterranean and French cuisine, as well as dishes from an expansive Vietnamese menu.

For detailed information about this award-winning hotel, visit the website


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Company: La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa
Phone: (84-234) 383 7475
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