5 Must-Eat Cherry Blossom Foods & Desserts at Hotels in Tokyo

15.February.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

We’re keeping the cherry blossom theme running here on MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON as we approach spring. Today, we’re showcasing something for those planning a trip to Tokyo for the cherry blossom and Hanami season: 5 must-try cherry blossom foods and desserts served at hotels across Tokyo.

 

Sakura Strawberry Afternoon Tea at InterContinental Tokyo Strings


Sakura Strawberry Afternoon Tea – ¥4,800

The fraisier is a strawberry cake said to represent the coming of spring in France. At Rhythmos, a cafe and bar at InterContinental Tokyo Strings, it’s served in a glass so you can see all the delicious insides, from the round-sliced strawberries to the beautiful green pistachio mousseline cream. The pure white crémet d’Anjou has a fluffy texture and is mixed with refreshing and sour strawberry and raspberry sauce which elevates the flavour of the fromage blanc.

 

Other treats to pick from include the cherry blossom ganache tart which has a faint cherry blossom fragrance, cherry blossom and strawberry cream-stuffed macarons, strawberry daifuku, and more―all with spring flavours and colours.

 

The savoury line-up too offers some elegant and unique items. There’s the sandwich wraps which include cherry blossom leaf-topped grilled chicken with a lining of shredded dried plum, strawberry ceviche with grilled scallops, and much more.

 

▶︎Sakura Strawberry Afternoon Tea

Running: March 1, 2020 to April 30, 2020

Location: Rhythmos Café and Bar (InterContinental Tokyo Strings)

Time: 14:00-18:00 (Last Orders 16:30)

Price: ¥4,800 per person

Official Website: https://intercontinental-strings.jp/?updatelang=yes

 

InterContinental Tokyo Strings

Address: 2-16-1 Konan, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Official Website: https://intercontinental-strings.jp/?updatelang=yes

 

For more details, check out our previous article here: Cherry Blossom Themed Menu to be Served at InterContinental Tokyo Strings in Spring 2020

 

 

Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea at Hotel Chinzaso Tokyo


Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea

On the top plate is a collection of four pink and white desserts. This includes some tempting macarons which are filled with a cherry blossom ganache. The macarons themselves are vanilla flavoured, packed with cherry blossom cream, and have prints of delicate cherry blossom flowers on them.

On the lower tier are crunchy pie sandwiches filled with a cream cheese that is laced with cherry blossom leaves, while the bottom tier is an assortment that includes refreshing shrimp, grapefruit and asparagus sandwiches, and more.

 

Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea

Running: February 17, 2020 – April 12, 2020
Time: 12:00-18:00
*On weekdays between January 6, 2020 to February 28, 2020, the afternoon tea will be served from 14:30-18:00 due to the holding of the sweets buffet
Location: Le Jardin at Hotel Chinzaso Tokyo
Prices: Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea ¥4,000 / With Welcome Drink ¥4,500

 

Hotel Chinzaso Tokyo

Address: 2-10-8 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo

Official Website (English): https://www.hotel-chinzanso-tokyo.com/

 

For more details, check out our previous article here: Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea in Japan: Hotel Chinzaso Tokyo’s Beautiful Floral Menu

 

 

Sakura Picnic Basket at Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s Steak House “The Oak Door”


Sakura Picnic Basket – ¥5,500

The Oak Door is noted for its use of high quality ingredients prepared in a dynamic way. This spring, they have the perfect pick to give you that feeling that the Japanese Hanami season is here with a cherry blossom picnic basket. This stylish selection has the lot: food, dessert, glasses, and cutlery. The burgers bear pink buns which are stuffed with prime beef patties, pastrami beef, and veg. They also have skewered vegetables too like radishes. Seeking that springtime sensation? Then order your very own Sakura Picnic Basket!

 

▼Sakura Picnic Basket at Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s Steak House “The Oak Door”

Running: March 1, 2020 – Mid April 2020
Time: 9:00〜22:00

Price: ¥5,500

Location: The Oak Door (Grand Hyatt Tokyo Floor 6F)

 

Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Address: 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo

Official Website (English): https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/japan/grand-hyatt-tokyo/tyogh/offers

 

Gorgeous Springtime Cherry Blossom Set at Keio Plaza Hotel

At eight of Keio Plaza Hotel’s restaurantsーwhose menus span traditional Japanese dishes, French food, Chinese cuisineーthey are cooking up their own unique cherry blossom servings.


“Kadode” Lunch & Dinner – ¥15,500 @ Soujuan

A traditional kaiseki-style Japanese course consisting of a bounty of luxury ingredients like Japanese Black wagyu beef, caviar, and more.


“contente” French Lunch – ¥9,000 @ Duo Fourchettes

You need only look at the dishes served at Duo Fourchettes to understand the level of quality and beauty that goes into their dishes. This French lunch line-up is packed with plenty of seasonal spring ingredients, and there’s even a succulent strawberry-packed dessert to indulge in.

 

▼Gorgeous Springtime Cherry Blossom Set at Keio Plaza Hotel

Running: March 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020
Prices:
“Kadode” Lunch & Dinner – ¥15,500 @ Soujuan
“contente” French Lunch – ¥9,000 @ Duo Fourchettes

 

Keio Plaza Hotel
Address: 2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Official Website (English): https://www.keioplaza.com/

 

 

Spring Sakura Sweets & Pastries at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

At the “Bakery & Pastry Shop,” which is managed directly by the hotel, they have a beautiful choice of desserts perfect for Hanami flower-viewing.


Sakura Opera – ¥610

This three-layered cake is made up of matcha joconde biscuit, adzuki and cherry blossom butter cream, and strawberry jelly. It’s also topped with white chocolate by French premium chocolate company Valrhona.


Spring Milk Cream – ¥320

The pastry of these eclairs are made with plenty of milk and are filled with a homemade cherry blossom milk cream. The cherry blossom petals on top are pickled in salt to give a slight salty bite, contrasting deliciously with the sweetness of the cream.

 

▼Spring Sakura Sweets & Pastries at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba

Running: March 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020
Time: 10:00-20:00
Location: Bakery & Pastry Shop at Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
Prices:
Sakura Opera – ¥610
Spring Milk Cream – ¥320

 

Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba
Address: 2-6-1 Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo
Official Website (English): https://www.tokyo.grandnikko.com/eng/

 

 

Which of these picks has your mouth watering the most? If you’re travelling to Tokyo for the springtime cherry blossoms, why not book at one of these hotels and start your trip with a delicious sakura treat?

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    A themed menu created for the Tokyo exhibition

    From Left: Anniversary Afternoon Tea / Hello Kitty Daisuki Fried Apple Mille-Feuille / Cinnamoroll’s Balloon Trip

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    © 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. SP610376

    © 2021 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. SP610376

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    Original merchandise

    A small peek at just some of the items available

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