Big news for Spanish restaurant Terreno in Seoul: it recently received its first Michelin star. As the prestigious guide says, “The name ‘Terreno’ clearly sums up what Chef Shin Seung-Hwan aims to deliver on a plate – the flavors that Mother Nature intended.”
Menu highlights include cod, lobster paella, melon with Ibérico ham and olives, beef tenderloin with Ibérico ham butter and morel mushrooms, and cinnamon soufflé with chocolate ice cream. The chef prepares his dishes with vegetables and herbs that he grows personally on the restaurant’s rooftop garden. This distinction is extremely positive for promoting for the image of Spanish food in Korea. What makes Terreno even better is that it runs in connection with a social enterprise called Oyori Asia, which supports the economic and social independence of underprivileged women and young people in Asia. The company offers internships for those groups at Terreno.
Considered one of the best Spanish restaurants in the city, the chef was named one of the top 10 chefs in Seoul last year by Koreat, a restaurant ranking list.
Seung-Hwan trained at prestigious restaurants around the world, including Black Wattle Bay in Sydney, Australia; Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai; and Zuberoa in San Sebastián, Spain. His exposure to international cuisines is reflected in the dishes he creates at Terreno.