Looking for 'omotenashi' in Cuba's southeast

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Though half a world apart in geography, history, language and just about anything else you could name, Cuba and Japan are not entirely without similarities. Both are island countries, albeit in different stages of development, and both are in the throes of full-on tourist drives, which got me thinking: After ...

A taste of summer on the French Riviera

| May 25, 2017

A taste of summer on the French Riviera

Back by popular demand, The French Kitchen at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo is hosting Soiree Blanche 2017, a series of luxurious summer events every Saturday from June 24 through Sept. 2. Soiree Blanche, which originated in the 1970s in Saint-Tropez, a small Mediterranean resort ...

Menu offers opportunity to meet the meat

| May 18, 2017

Menu offers opportunity to meet the meat

The “Meet Meat Promotion,” which runs through May 31 at The Tokyo Station Hotel, is part of an ongoing dinner promotion under the concept of “sharing and enjoying meat dishes.” Executive chef Masahiro Ishihara shows off his culinary talents at Bar & Cafe Camellia, ...

Bento offers perfect spring picnic

| May 4, 2017

Bento offers perfect spring picnic

As part of several gourmet garden delights offered at the Tokyo Marriott Hotel, the Green Garden Terrace Box, which is a three-tiered lunch box wrapped in a furoshiki wrapping cloth, is a springtime treat available at the Terrace of Lounge & Dining G until ...

Welcome the summer with cold craft beer

| Apr 27, 2017

Welcome the summer with cold craft beer

A craft beer event, “Hop & Eats,” with live music will be held on May 14 at Tennoz Central Tower, Canal Garden, near the Tennoz Isle waterfront. Produced by Tysons & Company, breweries celebrating their 20th anniversaries such as T.Y. Harbor Brewery, Ise Kadoya, ...

Festive cakes fete children

| Apr 21, 2017

Festive cakes fete children

From April 29 to May 7, the Royal Park Hotel is selling six different types of cakes to celebrate Children’s Day on May 5. The six cakes include a whole cake topped with whipped cream, carp streamers and various animals (¥3,780), a roll cake ...

Springtime dining in the 'garden of France'

| Apr 13, 2017

Springtime dining in the 'garden of France'

La Tour d’Argent at The Hotel New Otani Tokyo has created a selection of food specialties inspired by the regional cuisine of France’s Loire Valley. Two dinner courses, priced at ¥18,000 and ¥25,000 (excluding drinks, tax and service charge), are available until April 25 ...