Sarabeth’s celebrates Valentine’s Day

The Daikanyama branch of Sarabeth’s, dubbed the “Breakfast Queen of New York,” is celebrating the coming of Valentine’s Day by offering special chocolate pancakes from Feb. 3 to 14.

Sarabeth’s is a popular restaurant famous for its classic American breakfast menu, which includes pancakes, eggs Benedict, French toast, waffles and other goodies. The original restaurant opened on Manhattan’s upper West side and there are now 11 outlets in the U.S.

The Daikanyama branch is the second in Japan after Shinjuku, and opened in October. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., with dinner starting at 5 p.m. (L.O. for food 9 p.m.)

The “Chocolate Explosion” pancakes, with melted chocolate and marshmallow in the center, are available for ¥1,400, including tax, only at the Daikanyama branch.

Sarabeth’s, Daikanyama is one minute’s walk from Daikanyama Station (Tokyu Toyoko Line). For more information, call 03-5428-6358 or visit www.sarabethsrestaurants.jp.

Delicious decadence in Ginza

A new chocolate shop, Decadence du Chocolat, under the Global Dining Inc. umbrella, will open its doors in Ginza on Feb. 1.

Executive chef Stephane Vieux, who has worked with one of the most renowned patisseries in the world, Pierre Hermé, and who has honed his skills at Shiseido Parlour, will offer deliciously decadent chocolate concoctions. His creations are based on traditional French recipes, but are not too dependent on them, offering original flavors well-suited to Japanese tastes.

Decadence du Chocolat is part of a redesigned La Bohéme G-Zone Ginza. Its crisp, white interior provides a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. A special viewing platform will be installed in the window along Chuo Dori to showcase the colorful collections of the season. Delicious handmade chocolates and colorful macaroons will also be in display cases in the store.

There is also a café space inside and is a perfect place to rest and indulge yourself during a Ginza shopping outing.

Decadence du Chocolat is three minute’s walk from Tokyo Metro Kyobashi (Ginza Line) or Ginza-itchome (Yurakucho Line) stations. For more information, call 03-5579-9181 or visit decadence.jp.

Grand Pacific shares the love

In collaboration with Mary Chocolate Co., the Grand Pacific Le Daiba hotel is holding a Valentine’s Day fair throughout the hotel and is offering a variety of dining plans and events through Feb. 16.

At Star Road, the hotel’s dining bar, a special Valentine’s Day dinner course will be offered from Feb. 8 to 14. Customers can enjoy six courses, including a special dessert with coffee or tea, while taking in the breathtaking panoramic view of Tokyo from the 30th floor. Customers will also receive a glass of sparkling wine as well as a welcome chocolate.

The dinner is available for ¥10,000 per person, including tax and service charge.

At the hotel’s lobby on the second floor, people can write a message of love on a card and attach it to a special “L’arbre d’amour” (tree of love). The cards will later be transported to the village of St. Valentin in Paris.

Also, from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. from Feb. 12 to 14, the hotel’s windows will be illuminated in a heart-shaped pattern to further contribute to a romantic evening.

The Grand Pacific Le Daiba is adjacent to Daiba Station (Yurikamome Line). For more information, call 03-5500-6711.

In line with COVID-19 guidelines, the government is strongly requesting that residents and visitors exercise caution if they choose to visit bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.

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