Châtaigne is the name of the French restaurant hidden away in a corner of Samcheong-dong, away from the main alley to the trendy district. The chef has his own unique style forged from many years living in France and the vintage Korean feel that the neighborhood offers. Not fully traditional French, yet not too gimmicky to be called fusion.
I actually went last autumn, when the ground was void of snow. (Belated posts are becoming a trademark of mine, unfortunately.)
I'm not quite sure whether there are other dining areas - the room we entered only had three tables, and the chef served us directly.
Chestnut soup, rainbow trout, vegetable fricassée.
Risotto with a very Korean deep fried louch fish.
I chose not to eat meat that day. Steamed croaker. It was the best fish I had in ages.
Dessert. Apple sorbet with crumble. I wished the crumble had been a bit more crumbly; it felt more like a cookie.