Trick or treat!

The ANA InterContinental Tokyo will be one of the city’s venues to celebrate the coming spooky nights. From Oct. 17 to 31, the hotel will hold a “Halloween Dinner buffet” at its Cascade Cafe restaurant on the hotel’s second floor.

The buffet will have about 70 different kinds of dishes and many will be pumpkin-themed to better fit in with the season.

The restaurant’s creative chefs have put together a menu to get everyone in a festive mood with a variety of offerings, including pumpkin croquettes, pumpkin and yogurt salad, bacon and pumpkin pizza and pumpkin pudding.

For those people who wish to come dressed in either a costume or in a black and orange motif will receive a bonus 20 percent discount on the cost of the buffet.

The buffet will be available from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. On Sat., Sun. and holidays, there are two seatings, with the first from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the second from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The buffet is available for ¥6,500 per person on weekdays, including tax, not including service charge.

The ANA InterContinental Tokyo is five minutes from Tameike-Sanno Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza and Nanboku lines. For more information or reservations, call 03-3505-1185 or visit www.anaintercontinental-tokyo.jp/e .

Delicious autumn harvest buffet

Royal Park Hotel the Shiodome, Tokyo, in the Shiodome Tower, is holding a lunch buffet fair featuring products from Gunma Prefecture at the hotel’s Harmony restaurant, through November 30.

Gunma Prefecture, in the northwest corner of the Kanto region, is surrounded by mountains and it often enjoys sunny days throughout the year, giving the prefecture various harvests from both hillsides and lower fields. Also, since the prefecture is close, fresh produce from the prefecture finds its way fairly easily to Tokyoites.

From Gunma’s iconic okkirikomi udon to the hotel’s own risotto of mushrooms and foie gras, a range of dishes using fresh produce from the prefecture are offered.

The buffet is available for ¥2,970 per person (¥4,158 on Sat., Sun. and holidays). There are two seatings, with the first from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the second from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Royal Park Hotel the Shiodome, Tokyo is one minute from Shinbashi Station on the Yurikamome and Toei Oedo lines. For more information, call 03-6253-1130.

Austrian take on celebrating season

Taking full advantage of the harvest season, the Park Hyatt Tokyo’s executive chef, Thomas Angerer, revisits the traditional fare of his native Austria, presenting a fair to offer authentic Austrian cuisines for dinner at the hotel’s Girandole restaurant, from Oct. 20 to 26.

Surrounded by many other nations, Austria was able to develop their culture as well as their cuisine borrowing the best influences from each neighbor.

To create the hotel’s 20th anniversary tribute from the heart, Angerer will prepare savor his Viennese-style tafelspitz — a boiled beef dish, dearly loved by Emperor Franz Joseph I in his time — along with familiar favorites such as veal schnitzel and goulash.

The chef will deliver several Austrian desserts, too, including the delightful kaiserschmarrn, sweet shredded pancakes.

Courses are offered at ¥8,000 and to let customers enjoy all they want, a la carte selections are available from ¥1,800. A fine selection of Austrian wines are available by the glass from ¥1,800. Prices are subject to tax and a service charge.

The Park Hyatt Tokyo is eight minutes from Tochomae Station on the Oedo Line. There is also a free shuttle bus available from Shinjuku Station. For more information and reservations, call 03-5323-3459 or visit tokyo.park.hyatt.jp .

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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