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The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul has a new general manager, Radu Cernia. In his new capacity, Cernia brings a wealth of experience and skills to reinforce the hotel's position as one of the leading luxury hotels in Korea.

With a career spanning more than 15 years, he has held a variety of managerial positions at The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Bulgari Hotels & Resorts in several countries, including Japan, Indonesia, the United States and United Arab Emirates.

He joined The Ritz-Carlton Company in 1998, and his most recent role was cluster hotel manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing and JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, where he led a team of more than 900 people, managing 11 outlets and 893 rooms, and delivered a successful business growth model.

Originally from Romania, Cernia graduated from the Business and Commercial Institute of Romania.

The Grand Hyatt Seoul's European restaurant, Paris Grill, offers its weekend champagne brunch. Renowned for its extensive array of brunch items complemented by Moet & Chandon champagne, guests can enjoy a variety of fresh European brunch selections prepared to order by the restaurant's chefs.

The breakfast station features freshly baked pastries, breads and cereals; the appetizer station where one can taste seafood, salmon, ham and cheese; and the grilled-dish station which offers a variety of meat and seafood. In addition, there is also the pasta station. The brunch is open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays. The price is 85,000 won for adults and 42,500 won for children. The price includes 10 percent VAT and a glass of Moet & Chandon champagne. For more information, call (02) 799-8161.

The Conrad Seoul offers a special set menu featuring the signature dishes of Lombardia, Italy through April 28. Guests are invited to experience the Lombardian cuisine, served by Alberto Cuzzit, the chef of Atrio Restaurant.

This special set menu, introducing the varied flavors and food culture of the Lombardia region of Italy, starts off with Parmesan cheese with its rich flavor, and asparagus gratin with ricotta fondue, followed by a sweet pumpkin soup and saffron risotto.

The menu's main dish is ossobuco, a Milanese specialty featuring cross-cut shanks garnished with polenta made from Maize. The menu finishes up with a vanilla ice cream with small, dark-red amarena cherries from Italy and almond biscotti.

The Lombardian set menu will be available at Atrio, located on the second floor of Conrad Seoul, from March 28 to April 28. The price is KRW 94,000 per person (inclusive of taxes). For inquiries: (02) 6137-7120.

This Lombardia special promotion is a part of the "Italian Food Festival" organized by ITCCK.

The Plaza's buffet restaurant The Seven Square has a "Ladies Spring Cuisine" for female guests through April 30. The event includes special discounts for women, first come first served gifts, various giveaways and more.

The menu consists of more than 40 delicacies, including hot and cold corners, desserts and more. Highlights of the buffet are "smoked salmon roll and olive" that helps combat aging and hair loss, "tuna tataki and ponzu sauce," "roasted button mushroom filled with pea and beef," "waxy corn salad," "seafood cocktail salad" and mini-"bibimbap." In addition, healthy and tasty desserts such as vitamin drinks, fresh strawberry dessert tart, coco pomegranate, lemon curd, and on-spot mini pancakes are prepared to please the palates of guests. For more information, call (02) 310-7777.


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