Great way to enjoy beer, food pairings

Through March 31, the Grand Hyatt Tokyo is offering a new way to enjoy craft beer.

The hotel has prepared a beer pairing dinner course featuring four craft beers. The hotel is also offering a variety of original cocktails made with beer. The dinner course starts with an appetizer and a Japanese pale ale, which is categorized as a light type of beer with a refreshing flavor similar to green tea and wasabi.

The main dish will be stew of beef cheek accompanied by an India pale ale, which has a somewhat bitter taste. It will be followed by mature cheddar cheese paired with a sweet flavored amber ale. Desert will be a chocolate tart with a dark ale.

This dinner course will be available at the Oak Door on the sixth floor of the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. The dinner starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. and will is available for ¥11,500, excluding tax.

The Grand Hyatt Tokyo is three minutes from Roppongi Station (Hibiya and Oedo lines). For more information and reservations, visit restaurants.tokyo.grand.hyatt.com/news/craft-beer.html

Wishing for a lucky new year

The Tokyo Prince Hotel, located in the shadow of Tokyo Tower in the Shiba area, is celebrating the new year with a restaurant fair through Feb. 3.

At its four restaurants: Japanese restaurant Shimizu, Chinese restaurant Marronnier, buffet restaurant Porto and tea salon Pikake, various dishes using products considered “lucky” are offered to bring people good luck for the year.

At Marronnier, stir-fried noodles (chow mein) with shark fin, abalone and sea cucumber is being, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., for ¥3,300. Those products are said to be effective for maintaining youth and longevity in China, making the dish a good choice for diners seeking health.

The hotel is convenient to many temples and shrines, including Zojoji Temple, Shiba Daijingu Shrine and Atago Shrine, making the hotel an ideal place to have a meal and recover before or after visiting the shrines to make wishes for the coming year.

The Tokyo Prince Hotel is one minute from Onarimon Station on the Toei Mita Line or seven minutes from Daimon Station on the Toei Oedo Line. For more information, call 03-5400-1170 or visit www.princehotels.co.jp/tokyo.

Happy hour

The ANA InterContinental Tokyo is holding “Mixx Free Flow Time,” which is an all-you-can-drink cocktail plan during happy hour (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Tuesday through Saturday at the Mixx Bar & Lounge.

The selection of cocktails will include Mojitos that use Belvedere vodka and Italian Affairs made with Hennessey cognac. There will also be a corner with tapas, vegetable sticks and other snacks to accompany the cocktails.

Mixx Bar & Lounge is on the 36th floor of the hotel where you can enjoy a gorgeous view of Tokyo, and from 6 p.m., a live performance by a DJ will entertain guests.

The “Mixx Free Flow Time” is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for ¥2,500 for women and ¥4,000 for men and features eight cocktail options. Fridays and Saturdays are ¥3,500 for women and ¥5,000 for men with Fridays featuring 10 cocktail varieties. On Saturdays, six types of cocktails and two choices of sparkling wines are available. Tapas and snacks are served every day.

The ANA InterContinental Tokyo is five minutes from Tameike-Sanno Station (Ginza and Nanboku lines). For more information or reservations, call 03-3505-1185 or visit www.anaintercontinental-tokyo.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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