New Otani Hotels Extends Sales Period of Dreamy Croissants

11.July.2018 | Uncategorized

You’ve only got a small chance of being able to try the Amaou Crossaints at Satsuki, a pastry shop owned by New Otani Hotels Tokyo. That’s because only 10 of these premium sweet croissants are sold per day. You’ve got to be quick, and luckily they have extended the sales period to run until July 16. Additionally, they are now selling a new mango croissant for the summer season.

Amaou Croissant

Shinsuke Nakajima is a Japanese pastry chef who created the Super Series, a name that has become synonymous with New Otani Hotels. The Amaou Croissant is a dessert croissant that was developed in January this year and the first in the series. Nakajima came up with the idea because he wanted to make something where it tastes like you’re eating pure amaou, a type of strawberry. It looks luxurious, and everything from the pastry to the jam filling has been made to the utmost perfection thanks to Nakajima’s skills. It takes much time and calculation to make just one of these croissants, to they limit sales to 10 per day. Once the behind-the-scenes story on the croissants’ production hit TV they were covered across media sources and sold out straight away.

Mango Croissant

Mangoes are the king of summer fruits, and this new dessert croissant is packed with them. The center contains juicy and flavourful mango and passion fruit jelly. They’re made using a special process that consists of cooking them at 200℃ in the oven. It’s then sprinkled with white chocolate and freeze dried mangoes. When you sink your teeth into one of these it’s just a refreshing explosion of delicious mango.

Almond Chocolate Croissant

A chocolate croissant made the Hotel New Otani way with a marzipan containing almonds and chocolate, and a specially-made dough.

Matcha Croissant

This croissant is very much Japane-esque, made with matcha flavoured marzipan, matcha jelly and strained bean paste. It also has white chocolate and salt obtained from burning seaweed. The green colour brings to mind the traditional Japanese-style gardens of Hotel New Otani which are 400 years old.

 

Which of this dreamy croissants do you want to try the most?

 

■Information

Mango Croissant / Amaou Croissant / Almond Chocolate Croissant / Matcha Croissant

Price: ¥800 each (pre-tax)

*10 per day

*Amaou Croissant available until July 16

Time: 11:00-21:00

 

Reservations / Enquiries

Hotel New Otani (Tokyo) Patisserie Satsuki

Address: The Main Lobby, 4-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

TEL: 03-3221-7252

Website: http://www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo/restaurant/p_satsuki/index.html?Psubid=1069

 

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    Text: Sayoko Ishii

    Translation: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

     

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    Menu Sample: Breakfast – Seasonal Yosei Gozen | Dinner: SOKI Course, Nabe Course, Chef’s Course

    In the restaurant wing is the dining room which has an open kitchen in front of guest tables where the chefs cook locally-sourced fish and vegetables among other delicious foods. and other ingredients are all sourced locally and directly.

    The dining room was designed by age co.,ltd which has worked on many different ryokan and restaurants. The open and dynamic space has a high ceiling towering 4.5 meters overhead.

     

    Garden

    The garden area can be seen from the restaurant and is home to a variety of citrus fruits from the Izu Peninsula as well as seasonal vegetables and herbs. It offers beautiful scenery throughout the year .

  • Hilton Tokyo Bay Readies For Christmas With Special Dessert Buffet

    05.November.2020 | FOOD

    Hilton Tokyo Bay, an official hotel of Tokyo Disney Resort®, has announced a special dessert buffet titled “Dress up for Christmas” which will be served at the hotel’s lounge O restaurant on weekends and national holidays from November 7 to December 20.

     

    A Christmas party is the theme for the buffet line-up which consists of 20 desserts like a cake inspired by a frilly dress and another by a red manicure, as well as 15 savoury foods.

      

    The buffet area takes inspiration from a Christmas party with decorations like dresses, accessories, bags, makeup, and more littered around. It’s a chance to indulge in cute treats in style.

    The Hazelnut Hot Chocolate is mixed with cinnamon and nutmeg for a spicy combination and is topped with fresh cream and marshmallows. It’s also served with an edible chocolate red lipstick.

    The “Dress Up! Raspberry Shortcake” is nothing short of a work of art, nearly too beautiful to even consider eating. The cake has a gorgeous pink gradation and has all the frills of a breathtaking dress. The fluffy sponge is filled with a sweet and tangy raspberry jam.

    The “Lychee & Rosehip Manicure Mousse” is a cake made with rosehip jelly, mixed berries, and lychee mousse. It’s topped with white and red chocolate and decorated with chocolate nails.

    On the savoury menu is the Hilton Tokyo Bay Curry, Orange Beef Stew, Minestrone Soup made with basil and cheese, Smoked Salmon Chirashi finished with olive oil and lemon juice, the pink Kawaii Beetroot Potato Salad, and more.

     

    To ensure diners are safe during their meal, the restaurant is limiting seats from 280 to 200, all of which are a safe distance from one another. The buffet table also has acrylic panels set up to avoid contact with other people.

  • Hoshino Resorts KAI Poroto to Open in Hokkaido in January 2022

    21.October.2020 | SPOT

    Hoshino Resorts, Japan’s premiere hotel management company boasting over 40 properties both inside and outside Japan is set to its new onsen ryokan (hot spring Japanese style inn) Hoshino Resorts KAI Poroto in January 2022 following the completion of a partnership agreement with Shiraoi, Hokkaido on June 28, 2018.

     

    KAI Poroto comes as the 19th property for the KAI brand, following KAI Nagato (opened in March 2020), KAI Kirishima (scheduled to open in January 2021), and KAI Beppu (scheduled to open in summer 2021). It will also be the third KAI property to open in Hokkaido, following RISONARE Tomamu in Shimukappu and OMO7 Asahikawa in Asahikawa. The new property will be designed by Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura.

    (Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP)

    Guests will be able to enjoy Shiraoi onsen water at KAI Poroto. The water comes from a “moor spring” which contains organic minerals derived from plants. This type of water is rare throughout the world. KAI Poroto faces the shores of Lake Poroto and is surrounded by the natural forests of Hokkaido where many species of wild bird live. All guest rooms boast a lake view where changes in scenery throughout the seasons can be enjoyed.

     

    KAI Poroto will is cooperating with both the town of Shiraoi as well as “Upopoy”, the National Ainu Museum and Park, which has the aim of becoming a “symbolic space for ethnic harmony”. The facility will respect Ainu culture and provide a place of accommodation for guests to experience it.

     

    Upopoy: A symbolic space for ethnic harmony

    A symbolic space for ethnic harmony by the name of “Upopoy opened in Shiraoi, Hokkaido on July 12, 2020. This national centre serves as a base for the reconstruction and development of Ainu culture, which is in danger of survival. The main facilities are the National Ainu Museum and the National Ainu Park. The National Ainu Museum is the first national museum in Japan centred around indigenous Ainu people and the history and culture of the people as expressed through their perspective. This is expressed in a variety of different exhibits. The National Ainu Park is a field museum, where Ainu culture can be taught through a number of programs. Experiences on-site include the Ainu traditional dance, which is registered as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage, wood carving, and embroidery workshops, as well as food and traditional performing arts experiences. “Upopoy” means “to sing (in large numbers)” in the language of Ainu.

     

    Designed by Hiroshi Nakamura

    Japanese architect Hiroshi Nakamura is behind the design of KAI Poroto. “Poroto” means a large lake in the Ainu language and KAI Poroto boldly draws this lake into its premise. In the lobby of the birch forest, guests will be greeted by a magnificent view of the lake, which leads to Mount Tarumae. Guests can also relax in the lounge while watching the flames in the fireplace, something which was at the centre of Ainu people’s lives. On the surface of the lake, a bathhouse called Kashi, which is built using traditional Ainu construction methods, stands like a village. The open-air bath makes one feel as if you are immersed in the lake. The design has been created in a way that is modern, inspired by the lifestyles, nature, and family of Ainu people.

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