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A new slice on French toast; summer oysters a real treat; an anniversary to remember

A new slice on French toast

Since April, the Prince Park Tower Tokyo in Shiba Park at the foot of Tokyo Tower has offered an original take on French toast called “Very Berry Brioche French Toast.”

The toast is made from a brioche more than an inch thick, giving customers a crispy and soft French toast. The French toast is topped with an original berry sauce, maple syrup and mascarpone.

The toast is available at two of the hotel’s restaurants, the Brise Verte and the Sky Lounge Stellar Garden, which are both located on the 33rd floor of the hotel and offer splendid views of Tokyo and the dynamic Tokyo Tower.

It is available for ¥2,000 and comes with an original smoothie from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Brise Verte. At the Sky Lounge Stellar Garden, it is available for ¥2,500 with coffee or tea from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Only 10 servings are offered at each restaurant and the price includes tax, but is subject to a service charge.

The Prince Park Tower Tokyo is two minutes from Akabanebashi Station on the Toei Oedo Line and three minutes from Shibakoen Station on the Toei Mita Line. For further information and reservations, call 03-5400-1111.

Summer oysters a real treat

Even though it is said that oysters are only in season in the months containing an “r,” Tokyo Oyster Bar in Shirokane offers little-known Iwagaki or “summer” oysters.

From May until September, the restaurant will offer fresh Iwagaki oysters served in a variety of ways, including raw, ajillo (simmered in oil) and fried, in a French bistro atmosphere.

In addition to oysters, they offer authentic French gratins, quiches, seafood platters and a variety of other dishes served with fine French wines at reasonable prices.

One of the city’s most well-known and popular oyster bars, Tokyo Oyster Bar opened the Shirokane branch last December, operated under the skilled hand of Nourry Lebbad, who was the manager of the Gordon Ramsay restaurant in the Conrad Tokyo hotel.

Tokyo Oyster Bar also has branches in Gotanda and Ebisu.

The Tokyo Oyster Bar & Cafe, Shirokane is one minute from Tokyo Metro Shirokane-takanawa Station. For more information and reservations, call 03-5422-8711 or visit www.oysterbar.jp .

An anniversary to remember

As one of the commemorative events for its 23rd anniversary, the InterContinental Yokohama Grand will hold a one-night dinner event on June 20.

Featuring a meal made by two of the hotel’s renowned executive chefs — Teruo Tamura (right in the photo) and Etsuo Saito (left) — the hotel will hold the exclusive dinner at its banquet hall Pacific.

Tamura’s authentic Chinese dishes will be served alongside Saito’s delicate French creations and diners can watch the action in the kitchen through a screen in the dining room.

To kick off the dinner, the hotel’s sommelier will perform champagne sabrage (opening a champagne bottle with a sword).

The dinner is only available for 50 people (18 years or older) for ¥27,000 per person including tax and service charge.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner starts at 7 p.m.

The InterContinental Yokohama Grand is two minutes from Minatomirai Station (Minatomirai Line) or 10 minutes from Sakuragicho Station (Blue, Keihin-Tohoku, Negishi and Yokohama lines). For more information or reservations, call 045-223-2277.