Indulge in decadence to start off the day

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jul 23, 2020

Indulge in decadence to start off the day

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. ...

Elevated appetizers for at-home dining

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jul 9, 2020

Elevated appetizers for at-home dining

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 ...

High-end French dining with safety in mind

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jun 25, 2020

High-end French dining with safety in mind

Dishes created by executive chef Masahiro Ishihara of Blanc Rouge at The Tokyo Station Hotel are sophisticated, yet simple in their execution. They are healthy, yet flavorful, and innovative while remaining true to the tenets of French cuisine. Ishihara’s latest course menu, Balance Up Rouge ...

Indulge in decadence to start off the day

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Jul 23, 2020

Indulge in decadence to start off the day

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. ...

Early summer desserts for a sweet reprieve

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS May 21, 2020

Early summer desserts for a sweet reprieve

Desserts and cakes are always a welcome distraction, perhaps now more than ever. The New Otani Hotels group of hotels in Tokyo, Makuhari in Chiba Prefecture and Osaka is running an early summer sweets fair campaign until June 30, with matcha, melon and chocolate ...

Get work done in style in quality rooms

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Apr 23, 2020

Get work done in style in quality rooms

For a productive and peaceful teleworking experience, people need to look no further than the ANA InterContinental Tokyo, where offers focused on working remotely include Half Day (three-hour) and Full Day (nine-hour) plans. The plans are available until June 30 and see up to ...

Flavorful soup and baked goods to go

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Apr 16, 2020

Flavorful soup and baked goods to go

Everyone has the best of intentions, but home-cooked meals tend to lose their appeals after a while. Grand Hyatt Tokyo, in Roppongi, aims to help. The hotel’s Italian Fiorentina Pastry Boutique is offering an array of seasonal soups for takeout, with ciabatta sticks, croissants and ...

Springtime cuisine with a French twist

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Mar 26, 2020

Springtime cuisine with a French twist

Springtime cuisine with a French twist Dishes prepared by executive chef Masahiro Ishihara of Blanc Rouge at The Tokyo Station Hotel speaks of elegant, high-end modern French cuisine. The acclaimed chef sources his produce from all over Japan with menus typically skewing toward prime ...

Refined flavors inspired by the Reiwa Era

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Mar 13, 2020

Refined flavors inspired by the Reiwa Era

For a privately booked banquet, party, wedding, corporate anniversary or group event, the New Otani Hotels group of hotels — specifically, hotel branches in Tokyo, Makuhari in Chiba Prefecture, and Osaka — present a sumptuous Reiwa menu featuring the same dishes that were served ...

Dishes prepared with local tastes for a cause

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Mar 6, 2020

Dishes prepared with local tastes for a cause

The date of the Great East Japan Earthquake, March 11, 2011, is very much etched into Japan's collective memory. Continuing its annual charity event, four hotels of the Royal Park Hotels and Resorts brand are presenting special dishes and course meals where 3 percent ...

French cuisine made with a Japanese twist

Travel | HOTELS & RESTAURANTS Feb 27, 2020

French cuisine made with a Japanese twist

A comfortable and atmospheric dining experience awaits at Vicky's, a newly opened contemporary brasserie at the Hyatt Regency Tokyo. Vicky's goes well beyond being a French bistro, although it can be that too. Chef Minoru Otaki pours his culinary heart into procuring fresh ingredients from ...