The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has unveiled a new collection of handmade, preservative-free mooncakes, presented in beautiful decorative boxes, ahead of the 2019 Mid-Autumn Festival, which kicks off 13 September 2019.
The mooncakes, created by Metropole’s Chef Nguyen Thanh Van, feature a variety of unique flavours, ranging from classic favourites to modern reinventions. The seven flavours available this year include Traditional Mix; Caramel and Dried Fig; Lotus Seeds and Young Rice; Pistachio and Chocolate; Green Bean, Dried Apricot and Salted Egg Yolk; Black Sesame and Coconut; and Chocolate Delight.
This year’s mooncakes come in three different types of decorative boxes: four-piece boxes, six-piece boxes and VIP boxes. The elegant four- and six-piece boxes draw inspiration from the carousel—the classic amusement ride—with the mooncakes showcased inside on two tiers. The beautifully designed, unique boxes could be repurposed as a high-tea set or for decoration.
Metropole Hanoi’s mooncakes are available between 1 August and 13 September, with a special Early Bird Discount (10%) offered for purchases from 1-18 August. Bulk discounts are also available, including a 10% discount for orders of more than 10 boxes, a 15% discount for orders of more than 20 boxes, and a 20% discount for orders of more than 30 boxes. Bulk orders placed during the Early Bird Period will receive an additional 10% discount.
The Metropole is also offering an exclusive Mooncake Cooking Class for guests who would like to learn the fine art of making these delicacies for themselves. The hotel’s experienced pastry chefs lead the course, offering their secrets to creating perfect mooncakes. The Mooncake Cooking Class will be held on 10 August from 08.00AM until 12.00PM.
The Mid-Autumn Festival, known in Vietnam as Tet Trung Thu, is one of the country’s biggest national holidays, signifying the end of the harvest season. It is a particularly special time for Vietnamese children, who can be seen parading the streets, while singing and carrying colourful lanterns. Meanwhile, families get together to feast, pray and admire the full moon.
The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month in the East Asian lunar calendar, which falls on 13 September on the Gregorian calendar this year.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
15 Ngo Quyen, Hoan Kiem
10000 Hanoi – Vietnam
Phone. +84 24 3826 6919