July 7th, 2017
LA YEON at Shilla Seoul gets 3 MICHELIN STARS
La Yeon at Shilla Seoul is one of the most famous restaurants in the world and definitely the best and luxurious restaurants in South Korea. Opened in August 2013 La Yeon has always overwhelmed every guest with a high prestige and refinement of each dish, leaving an unforgettable moment for those who love Korean cuisine. Bringing the classic recipes to a whole new level and always improving the taste allowing science to interfere, La Yeon at Shilla Seoul is definitely an award winning restaurant. The experience at La Yeon is vibrant and definitely tasty, so the good reviews and highly appreciation keeps on going ever since 2013. Recently inaugurated by Michelin Guide Seoul 2017 in the lavish Dynasty Hall of Shilla Seoul, the prestigious restaurant was acclaimed by experts for having an impeccable service, drink pairings but nevertheless authentic flavors. Another important fact is that La Yeon at Shilla Seoul is the first restaurant to rank up that far on the Michelin scale as being part of a hospitality chain.
It is a great honor and privilege for the entire Korean society to be highly appreciated and included on the Michelin list. Among those who contributed to such a distinguished honor we can mention also Lee Ki-Jo and La Ki-Hwan renowned for the porcelain masterpieces that decorate each table on La Yeon at Shilla Seoul. Korean culture seems to be present in every single part of the restaurant creating the unique atmosphere were guests feel respected but also protected being spoiled in a honorable manner found only in the Asian culture. This reward would have never been possible without the strong connection and same goals sharing of Shilla Seoul. Both the restaurant and the hotel are one and the same piece, a precious diamond in the heart of Korea. Worldwide acknowledgment is hard to achieve so La Yeon at Shilla Seoul has to stay in touch continuously with the latest trends and gastronomic news. Keeping up to date with the highest 100% authentic Korean ingredients gathered from local suppliers is a tough mission for La Yeon’s team.
Over 100 local supplies are involved in this wide process and some of the carefully procured ingredients are: edible wild plants, Hanwoo or grouper fish. Visiting other restaurants in cities such as New York, Tokyo or Hong Kong is just a small part of the entire process of what La Yeon has to go through. Involved in many international banquets and hosting high rank dignitaries or even state leaders from all over the world, La Yeon at Shilla Seoul has always managed to impress even the most demanding clients. Besides exquisite food and dishes La Yeon at Shilla Seoul offers a wide variety of collectible red wines but also traditional Korean wines carefully selected by a prestigious sommelier. The executive chef of La Yeon, Mr. Kim Sung II says : “It is an honor to be recognised in the Michelin Guide and to receive the highly coveted three-star rating. Since opening three years ago, we have continuously strived to recreate the best of Korean cuisine”