Forget homemade brunches marked by lukewarm coffee and failed attempts at poached eggs. Start making weekends special again at the Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, where fine dining chefs at Italian restaurant Piacere present a sumptuous, creative summer brunch menu served from noon to 2:30 p.m. on weekends and public holidays until Aug. 30.

A welcome drink of Champagne, a cocktail or spritzer is included in the promotion (¥8,500), but if celebrating a special occasion, diners can opt for a two-hour, free flow plan of Champagne Ruinart (¥18,000 extra).

The menu revolves around an assortment of appetizers and mix-and-match mains. Perfect for the indecisive, appetizers can be reordered upon request.