Seoul Shilla Hotel's Korean restaurant "Rayeon" has become one of the top 150 restaurants selected by the French tourism agency for the first time in Korea.
Seoul Shilla Hotel said on Dec. 3 that its Rayeon and French restaurant Continental and Japanese restaurant Ariake have been listed on the French gastronomic guide "La LISTE 2020."
Rayeon was the only Korean restaurant in the top 150 with 94 points, the highest score among Korean restaurants on the La List, while Continental and Ariake were listed in the top 1,000.
Rayeon became the first Korean to finish in the top 500 in 2017, followed by ranking 200 last year and settling in the top 150 this year.
Rayeon will focus on expressing the taste of tradition in a careful and refined manner under the theme of "The best Korean food formal dinner with the dignity." It features a modern reinterpreted menu based on seasonal ingredients and authentic recipes, the Seoul Shilla Hotel explained.
Rayeon was the only Korean restaurant invited to this year's La List official dinner, presenting five types of canapé and two kinds of traditional liquor that can be enjoyed in Korea. Only seven of the world's restaurants will be invited to the official dinner.
La List is a gastronomic guide for the French tourism agency to announce 1,000 restaurants worldwide since 2015, and is to be decided based on online tourism and gastronomy sites, reviews of famous restaurants around the world, and a survey of restaurant owners from the world.