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Celebrating kaiseki cuisine; world foods for the World Cup; original cocktails mark 20 years

Celebrating kaiseki cuisine

The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo in Roppongi will hold a special kaiseki dinner titled “Sake Journey,” at the Hinokizaka Japanese restaurant on the hotel’s 45th floor, on June 27.

The restaurant offers the authentic kaiseki courses and, special for the evening, the executive chef will prepare a course with dishes from other restaurants, including sushi from Arita, tempura from Shimizu and teppanyaki items from Kutani.

The dinner features Shichiken sake from a sake brewery in Yamanashi Prefecture, Yamanashi Meijo. Co. Customers can enjoy the exquisite dishes perfectly complemented by the sake, with the brewer on hand to tell diners about the drink.

The dinner is available for ¥19,000 per person, excluding tax and service charge. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner starts from 7 p.m. Advanced reservations are required.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, can be accessed directly from Exit 8 of Roppongi Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya and Toei Oedo lines. For more information and reservations, call 03-6434-8711 or visit www.ritz-carlton.jp .

World foods for the World Cup

In honor of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the ANA InterContinental Tokyo is offering a dinner buffet featuring various dishes from around the world at its Cascade Cafe restaurant through July 14.

The restaurant’s popular dinner buffet offers different items based on a particular theme. During the world cup, the theme has will be a round-the-world food tour and the buffet will offer many different kinds of cuisines such as churrasco for Brazil, Goettinger sausage for Germany and paella for Spain.

The dinner buffet is held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weekdays for ¥6,500 per adult, including tax, and for ¥7,150 on weekends and holidays (from 5 p.m.)

Also, at the hotel’s bakery, Pierre Gagnaire Pains et Gateaux, a special soccer ball-shaped cake is available during the tournament. It is available for ¥6,300, including tax, and reservations are required at 03-3505-1111.

The ANA InterContinental Tokyo is five minutes from Tameike-Sanno Station (Ginza and Namboku lines). For more information or reservations, call 03-3505-1185 or visit www.anaintercontinental-tokyo.jp .

Original cocktails mark 20 years

The Park Hyatt Tokyo in Shinjuku is marking its 20th anniversary this year and will hold various promotions to commemorate the occasion. Through the year, the hotel is offering offers special anniversary cocktail at some restaurants.

A cocktail named after the heart and soul of the hotel, “Timeless Passion,” is an original one created especially for the 20th anniversary celebrations. It is blended of fragrant yuzu-infused vodka, lush Aomori apple juice, Yamanashi sparkling wine and a dash of Japanese pepper for warmth.

The cocktail is available for ¥2,000 at the hotel’s restaurants and bars, including the New York Grill & Bar, Girandole, Kozue and The Peak Lounge & Bar.

The Peak Bar would like to welcome customers to enjoy early evening vistas with a special “Twilight Time” plan, featuring a selection of unlimited drinks and buffet-style canapés. It is available for ¥3,500 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and reservations are not accepted.

Prices are subject to tax and service charge.

The Park Hyatt Tokyo is 12 minutes from Shinjuku Station and eight minutes from Tochomae Station (Oedo Line). For more information, visit www.tokyo.park.hyatt.com .