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Celebrating Children’s Day with cake; enjoying a taste of Paris in Tokyo; everything is peachy in Yokohama

Celebrating Children’s Day with cake

The Royal Park Hotel has begun to take orders for roll cakes shaped like carp streamers and animal cakes to celebrate Children’s Day on May 5.

With the cakes, the hotel hopes to provide people with a sense of delight as soon as the box is opened.

The hotel prides itself on using honey instead of sugar and fresh cream in the carp streamer cakes. The elegant taste and mild sweetness is popular with adult customers. The 3-D chocolate accents make the cake appear to be flying in the sky, leaving a light and uplifting impression. The cakes are available for ¥2,160 (tax included).

Bears, cats and rabbits are featured in the animal cakes, which are perfect to mix and match depending on the number of guests or favorite animals, allowing people to enjoy the different tastes. The cakes are ¥540 each (tax included).

The cakes will be sold from April 29 to May 8 at the Royal Delica delicatessen on the first floor.

The Royal Park Hotel is connected to Suitengumae Station (Hanzomon Line). For more information, call 03-3667-1111, or visit www.rph.co.jp/english/.

Enjoying a taste of Paris in Tokyo

From May 9 to 15 the Park Hyatt Tokyo in Shinjuku is offering a Parisian menu prepared by guest chef Franck Detrait at the Girandole French restaurant.

Detrait, executive chef of The Dining Room restaurant at the Park Hyatt Sydney, will present original modern French lunch and dinner selections using Japanese ingredients, including seasonal vegetables and seafood at the 41st-floor restaurant.

The menu is inspired by flavors from Detrait’s childhood in Provence, France, and his journey as a chef studying under world-famous chefs such as Guy Pommelet at Concorde St. Lazare, Christian Contanat at Les Grandes Marches restaurant and Jean-Francois Rouquette from Pur’ at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome.

Today, Detrait creates his own culinary universe, sourcing the finest of ingredients. He defines his cuisine as “revisited modern traditional,” created using modern concepts and traditional techniques. Guests are invited to indulge in Detrait’s original French dishes during this unique culinary event.

Lunch, priced at ¥4,000, is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays (from 11:30 a.m. on weekends); and dinner, priced at ¥8,000 for a four-course menu and ¥10,000 for a five-course menu, is from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (All prices exclude tax and service charge.)

The Park Hyatt Tokyo is 12 minutes from Shinjuku Station and eight minutes from Tochomae Station (Oedo Line). For more information and reservations, call the restaurant at 03-5323-3459, or visit www.tokyo.park.hyatt.com.


Everything is peachy in Yokohama

From July 1 to August 26, the “Peach Fair” evening dessert buffet will be available at The Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers.

The buffet is all-you-can-eat for ¥3,889 (10 percent service charge included, tax excluded) and features 14 types of desserts made with different types of peaches such as white and yellow varieties.

The chef will prepare flaming crepes with a chunky peach sauce right in front of guests. Also on offer is white peach genoise with fresh cream from Hokkaido, peach tarts, peach jelly with coconut milk, red peach panna cotta custard with yogurt; sparkling fruit punch made with peaches, raspberries, blueberries, sparkling wine and peach liquor, and freshly cut peaches and other fruit.

Guests can also choose from a variety of light meals such as sandwiches, salads, homemade bread and soup.

The buffet is open from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays at the Sea Wind lobby lounge and reservations are accepted from May 1.

The Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers is one minute from Yokohama Station (various lines). For more information, visit www.yokohamabay-sheraton.co.jp.