Metropole Hanoi Basks in the Light of Two Michelin Stars

Jan. 17, 2014
Chef Oger

HANOI, Vietnam — A shot of culinary star power is lighting up the kitchen at Le Beaulieu this February as Michelin-awarded chef Bruno Oger of ‘La Villa Archange’ fame arrives for his first-ever gastronomic showcase in the Vietnamese capital.

The renowned French chef will prepare standout dishes from his two-Michelin-star restaurant in Cannes for diners at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s flagship French brasserie from Feb. 26 to March 2.

Top billing over the week-long visit is a seven-course Gala Dinner on Feb. 28, beginning with an amuse bouche of baby squid cooked “a la Plancha”, and finishing with the chef’s lavender honey Madeleines. On Feb. 26 and 27 and March 1, the chef will be offering an à la carte menu of appetizers at Le Beaulieu.

Born in 1966 in northwestern France, Bruno Oger began cooking at the age of 12 and received his culinary certification from the Lycee Hotelier de Dinard in Brittany. The young chef earned his stripes working for two years at Georges Blanc’s legendary three-Michelin-star restaurant in Bresse. At the age of 23, Chef Oger uprooted to Thailand to lead Georges Blanc’s ‘Normandy’ restaurant at the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok.

Upon his return to France in 1993, he oversaw the opening of a famous hotel restaurant in Cannes, which won its first Michelin star in 1997. In 2003, Chef Oger received the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres medal, and earned a second star in 2005.

His own restaurant, La Villa Archange, was awarded two Michelin stars within 10 months of its debut in 2010.

Chef Bruno Oger’s Gala Dinner at Le Beaulieu is priced at VND 2,950,000 per person. For reservations please contact: Ms. Ly Le at ext. 8519 or email: H1555-MK@sofitel.com.