Until recently, Tokyoites spent much time in the city’s internationally renowned restaurants, izakaya pubs and bars. Dining out is an integral part of this city’s DNA.

But now there is a new reality, one where picking up takeout food or ordering in is a new style of “dining out.” Many establishments are adapting to the situation with creativity and innovation.

The Imperial Hotel Tokyo is no exception, with the hotel’s head chef keeping in mind home-bound customers and creating a series of sophisticated appetizers that are available until July 31 under the “Tarte Stylee” promotion.