TENQOO Restaurant at Hotel Metropolitan Marunouchi Offering Strawberry Parfait Lunch for a Limited Time

14.February.2022 | FOOD / SPOT

Hotel Metropolitan Marunouchi’s restaurant TENQOO, located on the 27th floor, is now offering a weekday-only lunch set with a scrumptious strawberry parfait until March 31, 2022.

 

Tochitome Strawberry Parfait

Appetizer & Salad Buffet

Dining & Bar TENQOO

The strawberry parfait, made with strawberries from Tochigi Prefecture, was designed to be a light and refreshing dessert. Guests can also enjoy the buffet-style appetizer and salad buffet along with a lineup of pasta.

 

Strawberries from Tochigi Prefecture were selected for their juiciness and balance of sweetness and acidity. With high sugar content, they pair wonderfully with jellies and cream. Complete with jasmine jelly and blancmange, this will be a lunch to remember.

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