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Mandarin Oriental’s Pink Ribbon campaign; Hilton Tokyo’s new Wine Garden; Park Hyatt invites U.S. chef to New York Grill

Mandarin Oriental charity campaign

Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo has announced that it will hold a Pink Ribbon Campaign across all major facilities of the hotel, from the restaurants and bar to the guests rooms and spa, from Oct. 1 to 16.

Throughout the period, guests can help others as Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo will donate 10 percent of the purchases made related to the campaign to the Japan Fund for Breast Cancer.

At the Oriental Lounge, pastry chef Shuji Muto will create a special edition Ruban Rose (Pink Ribbon) cake available for afternoon tea and in the evening, as well as at the Gourmet Shop, from \600.

For every half bottle of Ruinart Champagne Rose purchased at the Mandarin Bar, guests will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a magnum of Dom Ruinart Rose 1990. The winner will be selected on Oct. 16.

Guests can also experience a special aromatherapy massage from \35,000.

The Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo is adjacent to Mitsukoshimae (Ginza, Hanzomon lines) and Shin-Nihonbashi (Sobu Line Rapid) stations. For more information and reservations, call 03-3270-8800.

Hilton Tokyo starts a Wine Garden

Japan’s fervor for beer gardens continues even when summer is over. The Hilton Tokyo’s popular beer garden will be converted into a newly launched Wine Garden offering all-you-can-drink wine, draft beer and soft drinks, through the middle of November.

Customers can toast the refreshing autumn nights while enjoying a variety of wines with friends or colleagues in a relaxing, cool and casual atmosphere surrounded by glittering city lights in and around the Shinjuku area.

This package is available at \2,800 per person, including tax and a service charge, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., with a 90-minute block allotted to each party.

A variety of the chef’s special snacks, such as a cheese plate, egg and bacon tart or hot chocolate with lemon pound cake, are also available for purchase from \600.

The Hilton Tokyo is a 2-minute walk from Exit C8 of Nishi-Shinjuku Station (Marunouchi Line) or a 10-minute walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station (various lines). For more information or reservations, call 03-3344-5111 or visit www.tokyo.hilton.com .

Park Hyatt invites U.S. chef to New York Grill

New York Grill of Park Hyatt Tokyo will host Daniel Kluger, the head chef of ABC Kitchen in New York, for four days from Oct. 9.

Kluger will cook American cuisine featuring organic ingredients. Organic food has been enjoying increased support among consumers.

ABC Kitchen, initiated by star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who operates many world-renowned restaurants, grabbed attention quickly after its opening in 2010 and won many awards, including the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant 2011.

Kluger was also named one of the Best New Chefs by New York Magazine and Food and Wine Magazine.

He uses organic food produced locally and avoids food grown with chemical fertilizers, pesticides or genetic modification. He offers cuisine that is ecologically friendly and full of natural energy.

Kluger majored in nutrition and hospitality at Syracuse University in Upstate New York, but entered a culinary career after interning at a restaurant while a university student.

The Park Hyatt Tokyo is a 12-minute walk from Shinjuku Station (various lines) and an 8-minute walk from Tochomae Station (Oedo Line). For more information and reservations, call New York Grill at 03-5323-3458 or visit tokyo.park.hyatt.jp/en/hotel/home.html .