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Christmas dinner made easy

For those who are thinking of preparing for the coming holiday season, the Conrad Tokyo will take reservations for their take-out Christmas dinner from Dec. 1 to 19.

People often find themselves in a bind, with reservations at popular restaurants for Christmas dinner hard to come by or being too busy to prepare it at home.

Hoping everybody can enjoy the holiday spirit and share happiness with their family and friends, the hotel offers a take-out dinner set so people can enjoy the exclusive hotel dinner at home on Dec. 24 or 25.

The set for two contains roast beef, gravy, horseradish mashed potatoes, butternut squash with cinnamon and nutmeg, fricassee and a panettone for dessert.

The set will be available at ¥15,500 for two and a set that comes with a half bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne is ¥21,000. Prices exclude tax and a 13 percent service charge.

The Conrad Tokyo hotel is in the Tokyo Shiodome Building, one minute from Shiodome Station (Yurikamome and Oedo lines) or seven minutes from Shinbashi Station (various lines). For more information or reservations, call 03-6388-8745.

A new take on breakfast

A breakfast item enjoying popularity on the U.S. West Coast, the eggslut will be available at the Sarabeth’s in Shinagawa, through January.

Eggslut is a coddled egg on top of a smooth potato purée, poached in a glass jar and enjoyed with toast.

As a leader in classic American breakfasts, Sarabeth’s brings its original take on eggslut to Tokyo. Resembling an egg in a nest, it has truffle-oil seasoned steamed egg perched on mashed potatoes, fried lotus roots and eringi mushrooms in a cup.

Served with toast, grilled bacon and romaine lettuce, the dish is available for ¥1,400 including tax.

Also, in response to customer requests, the restaurant has started “Sweet Dinner,” which allows people to enjoy its popular breakfast items, including pancakes and French toast, in the evenings from 5:30 p.m.

Sarabeth’s Shinagawa is one minute from JR Shinagawa Station. For more information, call 03-6717-0931 or visit www.sarabethsrestaurants.jp .

Classic French cuisine

On the occasion of its 125th anniversary, the Imperial Hotel Tokyo is looking back at history and offering dishes made by the hotel’s first executive chef, Kanekichi Yoshikawa, at the hotel’s French restaurant, La Brasserie, through Dec. 18.

Since opening in 1890, the hotel has served authentic French cuisine to its guests, although there was little information about the recipes used in the iconic hotel’s early days.

But in 2009, Yoshikawa’s recipe book was donated by his family, and dishes, ranging from hors d’oeuvres to desserts, are now reproducible.

During the promotion, the restaurant is offering five traditional French courses, including beef tongue stew, crab cream croquette and bavarois, all arranged in a modern style.

The course comes with coffee and is available for ¥12,500 per person, including tax, but subject to a service charge.

The Imperial Hotel Tokyo is three minutes from Hibiya and Uchisaiwaicho stations, or five minutes from Ginza and Yurakucho stations. For more information and reservations, call 03-3539-8073.

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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