HANOI, Vietnam (Sept. 21, 2022) — Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has celebrated the grand reopening of its award-winning modern French fine dining restaurant Le Beaulieu with an exclusive event featuring cocktails and canapés—and a special ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Le Beaulieu and its refined al fresco extension La Terrasse, which draws inspiration from Parisian sidewalk cafes, recently underwent an extensive seven-month refurbishment.
The grand reopening celebration on Sept. 15 included live jazz music, a speech by Metropole Hanoi’s General Manager William Haandrikman, and a video showing how the restaurant has changed in the recent refurbishment. Operating in its current space since 1901, Le Beaulieu is believed to be the oldest continually operating restaurant in Vietnam.
“Le Beaulieu ties together the hotel’s 120-year-old storied past with a complete new look, and we are delighted to welcome diners back to experience the aesthetic and culinary enhancements—which we are confident will win the approval of the most devoted French culinary enthusiasts,” Haandrikman said.
The elegant and sophisticated new design at Le Beaulieu combines the opulent, the classical and the modern in a single scheme that’s long on white, gold and heathery blue-grays. The menu continues to spotlight modern French gastronomy with nods to classical French flavors and an emphasis on seasonality and superior ingredients.
The restaurant’s inventive approach to cuisine and service is enhanced by a chef-driven perspective. While there are some traditional French touches, the presentation is stylish, with well-balanced portions and fresh produce from France, Vietnam and elsewhere. Metropole chefs’ trademark signature dishes and other menu items incorporate storytelling, charm, sophistication and authenticity.
Le Beaulieu also boasts one of the most extensive wine collections in Hanoi, featuring more than 600 references and 1,600 bottles, including over 100 Grand Cru Classés and wines from leading chateaux, vintners and wineries from France and around the world.
For more information about the reopening of Le Beaulieu and La Terrasse, or to make a reservation, please contact Tel: 024 3826 6919 ext. 8200 or email: H1555email@example.com.