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Metropole Hanoi Introduces Special Mooncake Flavors for Mid-Autumn Festival

Metropole Hanoi Introduces Special Mooncake Flavors Ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival - TRAVELINDEXHanoi, Vietnam, August 3, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / One-hundred-twenty years after the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi made its debut, the landmark hotel is introducing an exclusive collection of mooncake flavors and elegant decorative boxes designed to resemble a history book that pays tribute to the Grand Dame of Hanoi’s anniversary.

The hand-baked, preservative-free mooncakes are made from authentic and innovative recipes, and infused with the Metropole’s gourmet touch. The special boxes for this year’s festival, which falls on September 21, feature the hotel’s distinctive facade underneath a starry sky.

Crafted by Metropole Hanoi’s culinary team, the mooncakes come in six exquisite flavors in 2021: Traditional Mix; Black Sesame and Coconut; Caramel with Dried Fig and Candied Orange; Green Bean with Dried Apricot and Salted Egg; Lotus and Mixed Dried Fruits; and Pineapple with Matcha and Salted Egg.

Metropole Hanoi’s mooncakes are available in four elegant box options this year: a four-piece box (each piece is 250g) priced at VND 1,980,000; a six-piece box (each piece is 100g) priced at VND 1,980,000; a six-piece VIP box (each piece is 100g), along with one special 250g mooncake and one Metropole lotus tea priced at VND 4,660,000; and a six-piece VIP lacquer box (each piece is 100g) along with one special 250g mooncake and one Metropole lotus tea priced at VND 6,060,000. Prices are inclusive of 10% VAT.

The hotel is also offering special promotions for orders placed before August 22, 2021. Orders of 20 boxes or more receive 25% off (Accor Plus members receive an extra 5% off). Orders of 10 boxes or more receive 20% off (Accor Plus members receive an extra 5% off). For orders of fewer than 10 boxes, the hotel is offering one complimentary box for every four boxes purchased (the complimentary box must be the same kind as the item purchased). Accor Plus members may buy four boxes and receive one complimentary box or 10% off the public price.

Orders placed after August 22, 2021 are entitled to the following promotions. Orders of 20 boxes or more receive 15% off (Accor Plus members receive an extra 5% off). Orders of 10 boxes or more receive 10% off (Accor Plus members receive an extra 5% off). For orders of fewer than 10 boxes, the hotel is offering one complimentary box for every six boxes purchased (the complimentary box must be the same kind as the item purchased). Accor Plus members may buy six boxes and receive one complimentary box or 10% off the public price.

The mooncakes are available at L’Epicerie du Metropole from August 5 to September 21.

The Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrated annually on the 15th day of the 8th month in the East Asian lunar calendar, is a time for families to come together to enjoy delicious teas and mooncakes, while giving thanks and praying for good fortune in the year ahead. Known as Tet Trung Thu in Vietnam, the festival traditionally signifies the end of the harvest season.

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