During the month of April I had the great pleasure to travel to South Korea for the first time – If you have been following me for a while, you already know I am a big fan of Asia and it’s a destination I travel to quite often. This marked my second trip to Asia during this year and I truly enjoyed my visit to Seoul. It is an amazing destination and a place I will definitely return to. Before I begin Today’s installment, be sure to visit the following links for more info on the hotels and tourist attractions I discovered during my trip to Seoul.
- Sheraton D Cube Seoul – Deluxe Room
- Sheraton D Cube Seoul – Pool Overview
- W Seoul Walkerhill – Deluxe Room
- Exploring The Street Markets in Seoul
- Tourist Attractions in Seoul
By the title of the blog you may be wondering, “Strawberry day”? Yes, that is correct – I thought the same thing when I saw the announcement around the property during my stay at the Sheraton D Cube Seoul. Being that I am a big strawberry fan I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to indulge on all the goodness I saw. I think this concept it’s incredible and something that I haven’t seen done before at other properties I’ve stayed in the past and this is definitely considered a dessert buffet. Keep in mind this is a promotion event only and it doesn’t happen year around at the property and every year they do it during different months. I was lucky to catch the promotion during my visit. The strawberry buffet is displayed at the Lobby of the property which is floor 41 and it starts at noon all the way into 6:00pm and the pricing for the buffet it’s 27,500won which equals to $27USD.
Sheraton Seoul D Cube Lobby – Before Strawberry Day buffet
It was incredible to see the process on how they set up the lobby for Strawberry day. The Team at the Sheraton Seoul gathers to create a one of a kind presentation and the chefs are hard at work designing and arranging the lobby. Throughout the process I was already building a hunger from seeing all the yummy treats being prepared for the buffet. Throughout my time in the lobby I was able to meet several executives from the property such as the General Manager and Marketing Team, and I was also able to meet the Executive Chef for the property named Paul originally from Australia but recently moved to Seoul. He was kind enough to give me a tour of the kitchen and how they prepare every single item for the desert buffet. The process takes quite a bit of time and he also mentioned that this is his favorite time because he is able to mentor the younger chefs that are pursuing a career in his industry. He designed a lot of the presentation and a lot of the desserts are cooked by him as well which is remarkable.
Myself and Sheraton Seoul Executive Chef Paul
Now lets take a look of what the lobby looks like and some of the delicious treats they were offering throughout strawberry day.
Strawberry bowl with marshmallows, chocolate fountain and crackers.
The cake section was massive and I saw one of the biggest cakes I have ever seen. A mix of cakes were offered such as chocolate, caramel, mouse cake and strawberry shortcake along with mini bites to nibble on.
If you are a fan of ice cream you would have been in heaven with the ice cream selection here. They had a variety of strawberry ice creams and you could have selected anything and everything you wanted. A chef would pour your ice cream for you and would also let you try any flavors you would like. The presentation was very unique as well. Who is complaining about unlimited ice cream? Not me, bring it on ;).
Aside from the amazing ice cream selections they offer, they also have mini ice cream cups with a few signature touches from the chef. Each dessert had a different texture, taste and presentation. Those were my favorite of all because I was in for something different that I have never had before and for me, its all about the experience and trying new things.
Last but not least, one of my favorite areas for Strawberry day was the cupcake section area and the presentation was simply amazing. The cupcakes were mixed with chocolate and vanilla with a different flavors of frostings and the cupcakes were delicious.
This pretty much sums up what Strawberry day looks like and what is it about. Is it worth it? In my opinion, it is worth trying if you are craving sweets, cakes, and everything else you saw on the pictures above. It is definitely a whole lot of sweets and sugars and I know some of you may have limitations when it comes to this but for myself that didn’t have any sweets I decided to give it a try and enjoy it. Do keep in mind Seoul is known for their pastries and sweets so it is worth noting that you will be missing out if you don’t give it a try – it is a once in a lifetime experience being able to try signature items that are only made exclusive for this promotion. Certainly after this feast I didn’t have any desserts for the remainder of the trip.
You may ask what was my favorite of everything I tried? Here is my list:
- Strawberry shortcake, strawberry cake
- Strawberry shooters and Ice cream
- Macaroons (Different kinds).
Have you experienced anything like this before during your travels? If so, what did you experience and what property was it?