The buds and flowers that had barely shrunk were in full bloom. Along with the pleasant smell of spring, walking outside with flowers blooming all over the street is very light. How about bringing thrilling spring energy to the body and mind that were curled up in the cold wind? Here are some great places to go hand in hand with your loved ones under the blue sky of Seoul.
1. 'Vintage 1981' with a panoramic view of Seokchon Lake
âVintage 1981â stands out for its stylish wooden table and interior lighting. Popular menus include âVintage Signature Saladâ with prosciutto, chorizo, grilled vegetables, and poached egg, and â6 Fillet,â a deep-fried Korean beef steak. Tender meat is served with seasonal grilled vegetables and cream sauce with truffle paste to add flavor. âBasil pesto spaghettiâ made with pesticide-free basil and gapyeong sunflowers is also popular.
â²Location: 194 Seokchonhosu-ro, Songpa-gu â²Opening hours: 12:00 to 15:00, 17:00 to 23:30 every day, closed for lunch on Mondays â²Price: Chef's signature salad 23,000 won, basil pesto pasta 23,000 won â²Review (Shikigin Everyday Pansuni): I lived in Jamsil for a long time, but why did I still not know about it. The ingredients are all fresh and the flavors are luxurious. Anniversaries are definitely here.
2. The 'Pairing Room', a blend of food, wine, and atmosphere
A âpairing roomâ that pursues a different harmony of paired things. Located in Cheongdam, this is the third space for the architect and designer couple who succeeded in their tasting room and melting shop. The signature menu is âHangjeongsal Pepper Meju Pasta,â which has a wide noodles with a unique texture mixed with a savory meju sauce and finished with pepper. Other popular items include âBalsamic Scallop and Potato Pureeâ and âBarley Gulbi Green Tea Risotto.â
â²Location: 14 Dosan-daero 81-gil, Gangnam-gu â²Business hours: 11:00-24:00 every day â²Price: Hangjeongsal Papper Meju Pasta 28,000 won, Balsamic Scallop and Potato Puree 13,000 won â²Review (Shikigami Summoner): I was dubious about putting a message in pasta. It went really well with being loud and savory. The menu selection was good and I liked all the food! Satisfied satisfied!
3. My own hidden space, 'Analog Society Kitchen'
'Analog Society Kitchen', located on the hill of Bogwang-gil, is a small restaurant with no signboard. The signature menu is âBasil Pesto Spaghetti,â which is made by grinding fresh basil as soon as you order, in a cute, homely atmosphere with a warm atmosphere. âShrimp risotto,â which is made by drying the shrimp head to add umami, is also one of the popular dishes. Please note that group rentals are also available.
â²Location: 19, Usadan-ro 2-gil, Yongsan-gu â²Business hours: 12:00 to 24:0 on weekdays (break time 15:00 to 18:00), Saturday 13:00 to 24:00, Sunday 18:00 to 24:00, closed on Mondays â²Price: Basil pesto spaghetti 15,000 won, shrimp risotto 15,000 won â²Review (*grains of sand are twinkling): It's in the back alley, so I went there in a hurry, but I think I went there really well! The atmosphere was really nice and all the food was delicious!
4. Fine dining for special occasions, 'd_51'
âD_51â in Hapjeong-dong is decorated with furniture designed and produced by design studio Dove. It's a place where you can enjoy Chef Tokyo Kyung-jin's food made with ingredients brought from Garak Market every day. The popular menu is the âgrilled mushroom cream burgerâ with rich mushroom cream sauce. It is open for lunch, dinner, and bar, and after 6 p.m., a new menu combining fine dining and a bistro is prepared.
â²Location: 51 Tojeong-ro, Mapo-gu â²Business hours: 11:00 to 02:00 every day (break time 15:00-18:00) â²Price range: grilled mushroom cream burger 16,000 won, fresh tomato and shrimp spaghetti 15,000 won â²Review (after eating early): All the furniture was beautiful and the industrial interior was really nice. I had pasta and burgers for lunch and they all tasted great too! If I get a chance, I'd like to visit in the evening too.
5. Delicious pasta, âGrand Cielâ
âGrand Cielâ is an Italian restaurant located in Sinsa-dong. âAnchovy oil pasta,â which is moderately boiled noodles seasoned with anchovies, is the most popular menu item. Add Italian parsley to add that flavor. âMushroom cream risotto,â which has the texture of thick mushrooms and rice grains in a rich cream sauce, is also a popular menu. When the weather is nice, you can also eat on the terrace.
â²Location: 16-6, Dosan-daero 45-gil, Gangnam-gu â²Business hours: 11:00-23:00 every day â²Price range: Vongole oil pasta 20,000 won, anchovy oil pasta 20,000 won â²Review (Sungji Gemma Park): The famous anchovy pasta doesn't have any major characteristics, but it's very addictive. French fries have a slight feel to them, but they are delicious, and the menu that comes with meshed potatoes and chicken is normal!