Take time out for a leisurely dinner with family at Mangosteen Restaurant at MÃ¶venpick Hotel Hanoi
Dining with the family is the theme of the Sum Vầy dinner buffet at the MÃ¶venpick Hotel Hanoi"˜s Mangosteen Restaurant on Fridays and Saturdays.
Sum Vầy, which serves authentic Vietnamese cuisines from around the country, originated from the idea that Vietnamese love to get together with their families for meals.
The buffet is decorated and arranged skillfully to evoke images of various places in the country to match the origins of the dishes.
"Vietnamese culinary traditions differ from region to region, but they share some key features like freshness, heavy reliance on herbs and vegetables, minimal use of oil, and yin yang balance," the hotel general manager, Philip Jones, said.
"We would like to feature our Sum Vầy Buffet with all of these features and make it a right place for not only international diners who want to try Vietnamese food but for Vietnamese connoisseurs who understand the cuisine we offer," he added.
The buffet not only showcases Vietnam"˜s sumptous cuisine but also elements of its culture, the hotel says.
There are counters offering live, fresh seafood and grilled meats served at cooking stations.
If the main courses are Vietnamese, the desserts also feature western fare Swiss chocolate desserts, pastries, and fruits with chocolate sauce.
The buffet costs VND499,000++ and is served from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the restaurant located on the second floor.
Guests can enjoy a 20 percent discount when booking for a group of six adults and 30 percent for 10 and more.
Children aged three to 12 get 50 percent off while it is free for younger ones.
MÃ¶venpick Hotels & Resorts, an international hotel management company, operates 70 hotels and resorts in 24 countries. A further 36 properties are planned or already under construction, including this year's openings in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, and Abu Soma (Egypt), Ankara (Turkey), Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Palawan (the Philippines), and Dubai.