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Jazz at Riva degli Etruschi; marriage fair at Hyatt Regency; pets welcome at Hilton Osaka

The Italian restaurant Riva degli Etruschi in the Omotesando area of Tokyo is launching a monthly live jazz event from this month.

The event will take place on every third Thursday night from 8:30 to 9:30.

The restaurant opened in 1996 and serves Tuscan home-style dishes made by native Tuscan chefs Vittorio Cocchi and Pietro Androsoni, who have been colleagues for more than 20 years.

Among the Italian furnishings in the restaurant is a custom-made piano by 30-year-old maker Fazioli Co., based in Sacile, Italy, northeast of Venice. Japanese jazz pianist Junichi Yanagi will perform on the Fazioli piano on Nov. 17.

Diners can enjoy free performances while dining from the restaurant’s course menu (starting from ¥8,500) or a la carte menu.

Riva degli Etruschi is a 5-minute walk from Omotesando Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza, Chiyoda and Hanzomon lines. For more information or to make a reservation, call (03) 3470-7473 or visit www.bellavita.co.jp/etruschi.

Celebrating ‘good married couples’

Through Nov. 23, the Hyatt Regency Tokyo celebrates the so-called good married couple’s day (Nov. 22) with a special campaign.

The fair offers two plans, one with accommodations and dinner, and the other with dinner only. For the accommodation package, customers can choose to dine at the French restaurant Cuisine[s] Michel Troisgros, Japanese restaurant Kakou, Chinese restaurant Jade Garden and the casual Italian-style Caffe.

The plan with Cuisine[s] Michel Troisgros costs from ¥32,890 per person for double occupancy in a Club Room. The plan at the other restaurants costs from ¥20,790 per person for double occupancy in a standard room.

The dinner-only plan for two, available from Nov. 18, comes with a welcome drink and a flower bouquet with the choice of the same restaurants, except Cuisine[s] Michel Troisgros is replaced by sake-dining establishment Omborato. Prices vary depending the restaurant and the date of dining.

The Hyatt Regency Tokyo is connected to Tochomae Station on the Toei Oedo Line, a 4-minute walk from Nishi-Shinjuku Station on the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line and a 9-minute walk from Shinjuku Station. For more information, call (03) 3348-1234.

Stay with your pet at Hilton Osaka

The Hilton Osaka now offers special rooms that allow guests to stay with their pets.

The special accommodation plan offers a rug for your dog or cat to sleep on, a feeding bowl and special dishes. Room-service breakfast is included so that guests can dine with their pets.

Examples of the special menu for dogs include cream pasta with salmon and spinach at ¥2,300 and berry shortcake at ¥1,500. For cats, examples are rice porridge mixed with chicken and whitebait at ¥1,300, and roast beef with mashed carrots and spinach at ¥2,400. All items are delivered to the room.

A special pet concierge is available to meet the pets’ needs. The dog or cat must weigh under 34 kg to be allowed to stay in the room.

The plan starts from ¥16,900 per person. Besides the special pet food menu, regular pet food is not provided. Prices include tax and a service charge.

The Hilton Osaka is a 2-minute walk from Osaka Station. For further information or to make a reservation, call (06) 6347-7571 or visit www.hilton.co.jp/osaka.