Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s new restaurant, angelina, opened its doors on September 15 following an extensive renovation. The bar, lounge and restaurant now offers a brand-new concept, a new chef and a completely different menu.
The redesign was led by the award-winning Karen Hay of the Hong Kong-based interior design studio, In-dulge. The two-story space, which has an approximately 26-foot-high floor-to-ceiling bar and seats up to 120 guests, showcases hints of gold, mustard, maroon and dusty blue. On the ground-level is the elegant wood and leather bar.
Meanwhile, a separate whisky lounge, complete with velvet wingback chairs and a fireplace, lies tucked behind a charcoal curtain. On the second floor, guests are encouraged to eat in the privacy of an intimate dining area, while the open-plan design offers a clear view of the bar below.
Aurélien Houguet, angelina’s new head chef, who worked at many distinguished establishments, including the five-star Ashford Castle in Ireland, has created a new menu for the kitchen, which will serve lunch and dinner as well as a selection of bar menu items after 10 p.m.
Highlights from the seasonal menu include a twist on classic European and New World dishes, such as lobster rolls with caviar, wagyu tomahawk, Arctic snow fish, king crab, roast Welsh lamb pie, and Wagyu beef burgers topped with cheddar cheese and black truffle. Guests can also look forward to a selection of hand-crafted cocktails, a wine list, as well as unique whisky offerings.