The Conrad Tokyo will hold special wine events from Oct. 13 to 15 under the direction of the hotel’s wine consultant Ron Georgiou, who holds the qualification of “Master of Wine.”

Programs taking place over the three days include those that combine a cooking seminar and wine-tasting lunch, wine seminar and wine-tasting dinner, wine seminar and cocktail party, afternoon tea and wine.

One program is “Wines for Health & Beauty” on Oct. 14. Georgiou will introduce the effects of wine on health and beauty at a wine seminar between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., and guests can then enjoy dinner with wine tasting at a restaurant of their choice — modern French cuisine at Gordon Ramsay at Conrad Tokyo, Chinese cuisine at China Blue or Japanese cuisine at Kazahana.

The seminar is ¥5,000 and the seminar with wine-tasting dinner is ¥15,000.

The Conrad Tokyo is in the Tokyo Shiodome Building, a one-minute walk from Shiodome Station or a seven-minute walk from Shinbashi Station. For more details or reservations, call (03) 6388-8000.

Tokyo tastes flavors of Chile

The Hilton Tokyo, the Embassy of the Republic of Chile and Prochile, the country’s export promotion bureau, will jointly hold a Chile Gourmet & Cultural Promotion from Oct. 1 to 7 at the hotel’s Checkers buffet restaurant.

A variety of unique Chilean dishes will be created by the young and talented Chilean chef, Matias Palomo, owner of Sukalde restaurant in Santiago. A team of chefs will prepare the popular Chilean corn and meat pie pastel de choclo, Palomo specialties rib pork with pebre and merken, arrollado huaso, and more. Desserts such as cherimoya with orange juice and pumpkin blini with chancaca will also be available.

In addition, there will be a variety of Chilean wines from the country’s most famous wine regions to complement the food.

During dinner, entertainment will be provided by a Chilean folk dance group.

The buffet is available for lunch, between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. (11 a.m-2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday), for ¥3,500 per person (¥2,000 for children), and for dinner, between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. (last orders 9:30 p.m.), for ¥6,000 per person (¥3,000 for children). All prices are inclusive of tax and service charge.

The Hilton Tokyo is a two-minute walk from Exit C8 of Nishi-Shinjuku Station or a 10-minute walk from the West Exit of Shinjuku Station. For more information or reservations, call (03) 3344-5111.

Swiss Food Fair in Osaka

The Swissotel Nankai Osaka in the city’s Namba district will host a Swiss Food Fair from Oct. 3 to 12 at its 36th-floor Tavola 36 Italian Restaurant and Sky Bar under the direction of chef Philip Fischer from the Swissotel Zurich.

The fair will provide a rare opportunity for guests to savor Swiss Italian menus, using a variety of acclaimed Swiss cheeses, such as Raclette.

There will be a lunch buffet (11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on weekdays or 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on weekends and national holidays) priced at ¥4,100 for adults and ¥2,100 for children and a dinner course for ¥7,507, between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. (between 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on weekends and national holidays).

During the fair period, there will be a lottery with prizes, including a 12-day combined stay for two at the Swissotel Zurich, La Plaza in Basel and Metropole in Geneva, with business-class round-trip air tickets provided by Lufthansa.

The Swissotel Nankai Osaka is located above Nankai Namba Station. For more information and reservations, call (06) 6646-5125.

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