Nestled in the heart of a 400-year-old vegetable village in Hoi An, Rêu Dining Trà Quế is a unique and eco-friendly restaurant that combines traditional culture with modern design and delicious cuisine. The brainchild of local residents Lê Quốc Việt and Đào Tiên, Rêu Dining Trà Quế is part of the Rêu Hotel & Restaurant project, which aims to develop the culture, architecture, cuisine, and services of Hoi An.
Architecture and Design of Rêu Dining Tra Que
Rêu Dining Trà Quế’s architecture and design is a standout features that sets it apart from other restaurants in the area. The restaurant was created in collaboration with architects Nguyễn Hòa Hiệp and Kevin Nhật Nguyễn, and their efforts have resulted in a modern and sleek space that also incorporates traditional elements such as wooden beams and tiled roofs. The restaurant is based on the concept of a small and peaceful village, featuring ten separate blocks that each have their own unique characteristics, with a capacity of up to 600-800 people at once. Each block has its own specific capacity, suitable for different needs and group sizes, all aimed at providing guests with a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere in the famous vegetable village of Tra Que.
One of the most impressive aspects of the restaurant’s design is the use of reclaimed materials, such as old wooden boats, and other materials like old ceramic tiles, old bamboo, wine bottles, and jars, as well as old plates and bowls, all of which are used in the spirit of recycling. The restaurant’s representative shared that using reclaimed materials, although more expensive than using traditional materials, is a message of responsibility and depth from Rêu. It is a way for customers to slow down, appreciate and treasure old objects, and be more environmentally friendly. This way, everyone can contribute to making the world greener.
Getting To Rêu Dining Tra Que
To fully immerse yourself in the local culture and experience of Hoi An, Rêu Dining Trà Quế offers the option to take the quaint local backroads and discover a whole new side of Hoi An, as you pass through the beautiful Tra Que herb and vegetable village. Guests can see locals farming the land and bringing the freshest organic produce to Hoi An’s local markets. To arrange this special experience, guests can contact Rêu to arrange to pick up via Xe Lam (Tuk Tuk) from Hoi An Bus Station. This way, your authentic Vietnamese experience can start before you even get to Rêu.
Dining Experience at Rêu Dining Tra Que
Upon arriving at the restaurant, guests can try out various dishes that incorporate the principles of molecular gastronomy, a sub-branch present in the food science industry, usually only found in fine dining restaurants. According to the restaurant’s representative, molecular cuisine is a smooth combination, reaching a harmony between science and art. The restaurant is situated on the Co Co river, making it a destination to enjoy food in a beautiful setting.
The restaurant’s Tasting Menu is a unique experience, where each plate of food is a small dish, just enough for 2-3 chews, and usually, there are 9-18 dishes in a set menu. The restaurant’s representative shared that with this format, the dishes not only taste delicious but also bring a culinary philosophy awakened by the five senses: beautiful look (sight), delicious food (taste), seductive aroma (smell), hear the story of each dish (hearing) and touch the dishes cooked from the heart (touch).
The restaurant’s target audience is foreign diners who want to experience Vietnamese culture in general and Tra Que vegetable village in particular – a tourist destination to experience the vividness of tourists when coming to Hoi An. Rêu Dining Trà Quế has contributed to creating a certain harmony in terms of cuisine as well as architecture, giving diners engaging experiences when coming to Vietnam. The restaurant’s co-founders expect diners to have delicious and different culinary experiences in modern cuisine based on Vietnamese ingredients and culture to create creative cuisine. “Rêu was born out of gratitude for Hoi An culture in particular and Vietnamese culture in general,” the restaurant’s representative shared.
In addition to its unique dining experience, Rêu Dining Trà Quế also provides excellent service. The staff is well-trained and friendly, always willing to help guests with any questions or requests they may have. The restaurant also offers a variety of private dining options, perfect for special occasions or intimate meals with loved ones.
In addition to the dining experience, Rêu Dining Trà Quế also offers a cooking class like no other. Guests have the opportunity to farm, fish, stroll, or bike ride around the beautiful grounds, and then cook a delicious Vietnamese meal. After cooking, guests can relax with a foot massage, making for a truly beautiful day.
Fairy Garden & Bar
the Fairy Garden & Bar, an open and breezy space with a special feeling throughout. The main open dining area offers whimsical garden views and a magical ambiance. The bar is well-equipped with everything needed to make guests’ favorite beverages, including Rêu’s signature cocktails and a special drink, Fish sauce coffee, which is a unique blend of traditional Vietnamese fish sauce and coffee that creates an interesting and delicious taste. This signature drink is a must-try for those who want to experience something new and different.
Overall, Rêu Dining Trà Quế is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a unique and eco-friendly dining experience in Hoi An. The restaurant’s combination of traditional culture, modern design, delicious cuisine, and excellent service make it a one-of-a-kind destination. Its use of reclaimed materials also adds an extra layer of depth and responsibility to the overall experience. If you’re interested in experiencing the best Vietnamese culture and cuisine, Rêu Dining Trà Quế is the perfect place to visit.
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