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Taipan Gourmet Circle: Spotlight On Cantonese Cuisine

21 March 2016, Seoul, Korea… Taipan, Millennium Seoul Hilton’s Chinese restaurant, is pleased to launch its inaugural Taipan Gourmet Circle dinner on Friday, April 22nd. This exquisite epicurean extravaganza will be a showcase of Taipan’s new menu, which will have a Cantonese cuisine focus.

The Taipan Gourmet Circle Dinner will commence at 7pm with welcome cocktails including a Tea Master station. While enjoying the refreshments, guests will be presented with the Roasted Duck, a wonderful way to whet the appetites for the soon-to-be-enjoyed gourmet dinner. The dinner will feature an array of delectable dishes paired with fine French wines. There will be live Chinese traditional music playing in the background to set the mood for this very special gastronomic occasion. The event is expected to sell out so advance recommendations are highly recommended.

The dinner will be preceded by a special visit by two guest chefs from the Grand Millennium Beijing from March 21st to April 3rd. During this time, the guest chefs will lend their experience and creativity by introducing completely new, bold, and mouth-watering dishes to Taipan’s menu, including various barbecued pork and chicken, and the ever popular roasted duck. The Gourmet Circle Dinner will feature the finest representations from the new menu. Often referred to as China’s haute cuisine, Cantonese cuisine originated out of China’s Guangdong province and is one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of Chinese cuisine as well as one of the four major cuisines in China. Since Guangdong has long been a trading port, chefs in the area had ready access to local and imported ingredients. Many cooking methods are used, with steaming and stir frying being the most favoured due to their convenience and rapidity. Spices of Guangdong cuisine are used modestly so that the flavours of the main ingredients, fresh and high-quality, take center stage in the dish.

Taipan is renowned for its innovative cuisine that showcases the complex flavors of China with its extensive a la carte selection including seasonal delicacies. Taipan is set in an elegant environment, and has private dining rooms that exemplify undisturbed surroundings. Taipan means “Great Leader” in Chinese and was the moniker of leading merchants engaged in trade between China and India in eighteenth century Canton. The merchant princes rose to unrivaled prosperity on the surging wave of industrialization. Over the years, the meaning of Taipan was modified to represent progress and prosperity. (Lower Lobby Level) For reservations or enquiries, please call Taipan at (02) 317-3237. The details of the event are subject to change.

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