Sonoma flavors come to Four Seasons

Through Oct. 14, the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi welcomes guest chef Jesse Mallgren to hold a special fair called “Go Beyond San Francisco — the Best from Sonoma, California” at its ekki Bar & Grill.

Supported by the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, San Francisco Association, Sonoma County Department of Tourism and United Airlines, the fair offers special lunch and dinner menus prepared by chef Mallgren of Michelin star-rated restaurant Madrona Manor in Sonoma County.

Sonoma County is known for its production of high-quality wine, and some of the world’s epicures journey there to partake in gourmet foods that best match the wines.

Lunch is available at ¥4,500 per person and a five-course dinner is available at ¥12,000 per person. For dinner, wine pairings for each course are available for an extra ¥6,000. Prices include tax but are subject to a service charge.

The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi is a 3-minute walk from the Yaesu South Exit of Tokyo Station (various lines) or from Kyobashi Station (Ginza Line). For more information or reservations, call 03-5222-5810.

Lawry’s dishes out beef on the bone

Lawry’s The Prime Rib, a restaurant specializing in prime rib with locations in Tokyo and Osaka, has been offering American beef on the bone since Oct. 1.

Because of changes to import regulations, American beef from older cows can now be imported to Japan. So customers can enjoy the taste of beef from cattle up to 30 months old.

Prime rib is a fine section of beef coated with special spices and rock-salt roasted American style. The prime rib beef on the bone will be served in the restaurant’s biggest serving size, called the Diamond Jim Brady Cut.

The restaurant was established in Los Angeles in 1938 and currently has four locations in the U.S. (Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, Chicago and Dallas) and four in Asia (Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore and Taipei).

The main prime rib comes with Lawry’s Spinning Bowl Salad, mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. Other than prime rib, seafood such as American lobster, a variety of side dishes and over 90 mostly Californian wines are also available.

Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Tokyo, is a 1-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Tameike-Sanno Station (Exit 12, various lines). For more information and reservations, call 03-5114-8080 or visit www.lawrys.jp .

Hungarian fair at Royal Park Hotel

The Royal Park Hotel in the Nihonbashi district of Tokyo is holding a Hungarian food and wine fair at its Symphony restaurant on the lobby floor, through Oct. 14.

In cooperation with the Embassy of Hungary, the Japan-Hungary Friendship Association, Sudy & Co. and AZ-Group Co., the hotel is hosting this fair to promote Hungarian cuisine in Japan.

Hungary is considered one of the gourmet countries of Europe. At the hotel’s annual popular buffet fair, customers can enjoy authentic and traditional Hungarian flavors, including goulash, salad with Hungarian salami and Hungarian-style stew of lamb.

Besides Symphony, various kinds of Hungarian wine will be available throughout selected restaurants in the hotel.

The fair is being held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. On weekdays, the cost is ¥5,250 for adults, ¥4,725 for people over 65 and ¥3,150 for children between 4 and 12. On weekends and holidays, prices are ¥6,300 for adults, ¥5,250 for those over 65 and ¥3,675 for those between 4 and 12. Prices include tax but are subject to a 10 percent service charge.

The Royal Park Hotel is connected to Suitengumae Station (Hanzomon Line). For more information, call 03-3667-1111 or visit www.rph.co.jp/english .

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