Imperial teaches restaurant etiquette

In keeping with the spring enrollment season, the Imperial Hotel Tokyo is offering restaurant and table etiquette lessons through June 30.

The lessons take place in the hotel’s French restaurant Les Saisons’ private dining rooms. Students learn table manners from professionals while enjoying the finest French cuisine. The lesson plan will be adaptable to each student’s needs. For those who want to learn business manners, along with table manners, there will be a lecture from a sommelier on how to choose wine for occasions such as receptions and a lecture on proper greetings. The course is available for ¥18,000 for lunch (11:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and ¥28,000 for dinner (5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Reservations are required for both lunch and dinner.

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 03-3539-8087, or visit www.imperialhotel.co.jp/j/tokyo.

Champagne at ANA InterContinental

The ANA InterContinental Tokyo will hold a Champagne seminar and tasting event on May 24 at its third floor Champagne Bar.

As the second edition in the series of “Untold Stories behind Champagne,” food journalist Kimiko Anzai will introduce stories on Champagne in relation to renowned female figures, including actress and Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly, fashion designer Coco Chanel and opera singer Maria Callas, focusing on their private lives, which were far removed from their successful images.

The seminar will be followed by a tasting of four Champagne brands: Veuve Clicquot, Krug, Taittinger and Moet & Chandon, followed by all-you-can-drink of two of the brands served with dishes that best complement them.

The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is available for ¥12,000 per person (including tax and service charge).

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 .

New Yona Yona Beer Kitchen in Kanda

Beer bar Yona Yona Beer Kitchen’s new branch recently opened in the Kanda area of Tokyo.

Upon entering, guests are welcomed to a casual space built around an open kitchen with a big hearth and a large wooden bar in the center of the room.

The bar offers more than 10 craft beers produced by the Japanese Yo-Ho Brewing Company, including Yona Yona Ale, Indo no Aooni, Tokyo Black and various limited edition beers. In addition to small (260 ml) and regular (400 ml) sizes, the bar serves pints (500 ml) as well.

The food menu includes pinchos (traditional Spanish bar snacks), vegetables, hot appetizers and more substantial fare along with more than 10 original deliciously seasoned sausages. The bar’s signature roast chicken thrills guests with its great texture and the sweetness of the meat.

The bar is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch, and 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. for dinner. Prices per person are about ¥2,800 for lunch and ¥4,000 for dinner.

Yona Yona Beer Kitchen is adjacent to the Ginza Line Kanda Station, exit 5, or five minutes from JR Kanda Station’s north exit. For more information or reservations, call 03-5289-4747, or visit www.yonayonabeerkitchen.com/kanda .

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.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.