5 Recommended Winter Buffets in Japan 2018: From Desserts to Seafood!
We recently covered the springtime strawberry buffets being held in Japan right now, but today we’re going to take a look at some healthier buffet options that use nutritional ingredients like seafood and warm vegetables. But we might throw some desserts in there too.
Did you know that Hilton Tokyo Bay is an official Tokyo Disney Resort® Hotel? Well, from January 13th to July 1st this year, a dessert buffet lusciously listed as “Strawberry Field” will make an appearance at the hotel’s “lounge O.”
Scrumptious strawberry desserts will be lined up ready for savouring in a dreamily cute space that will look like it has been taken straight out of a fairy-tale. 35 gorgeous items will grace the menu, including regular desserts and light food, all of which will have you grabbing your phone to take a snapshot without even realizing to share before relishing in the moment. Look forward to enjoying your time as the heroine of a fairy-tale story in curious surroundings.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/84449
This café opened in Ebisu in April 2017. Since December, they have been serving up their “One Shot Buffet” for customers looking to enjoy meal and dessert time even more. Food is served in a buffet style – something unique for a café. They offer freshly baked bread, special cakes crafted by dedicated patissiers, fresh seasonal fruits and more.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/80942
SALVATORE CUOMO & BAR began serving a limited edition winter lunch buffet from January 17th. This warm veggie menu aims to warm the bodies of its customers in the cold winter by serving warm-coloured veggies, from red to black and brown, as well as fiery ingredients such as ginger and red peppers. They also serve meals made with soy milk and red beans as well as spicy dishes containing curry powder, cumin and chilies, all of which will warm you up and are also good for dieting and skincare support.
Winter Seafood Fair
InterContinental Yokohama Grand Hotel are holding a seafood fair where you can get your fill of luxurious winter flavours including crab, ebi and scallops. The lunchtime live kitchen offers a range of dishes using seasonal seafood and vegetables, including the “Sakura Shrim & Winter Vegetable Risotto” which is dressed in giant cheese balls, and the “Grenoble Style Wakazaki Meunière”.
“Hokuriku Buffet” – Enjoy the flavours of winter
Karuizawa Prince Hotel West is serving up meals with traditional Kaga-yasai vegetables, Koto pork and more, as well as seafood from the Sea of Japan that faces the three prefectures of Hokuriku: Fukui, Ishikawa and Toyama. This Hokuriku style winter buffet will be available for two days on February 10th and 11th.
Fill up your belly this winter with a delicious and healthy buffet.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Themed Food Buffet to be Served at The Strings Hotel Nagoya
The Strings Hotel Nagoya has announced a special collaboration with the internationally-celebrated anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. The hotel will serve up an Evangelion-themed buffet titled “Evangelion Buffet ~The Time Has Come~” which will be served at the hotel from February 15 to March 22 this year.
The Strings Hotel Nagoya sits at the doorstep of Sasashima-Raibu, making it one of the first places you will see upon arriving there. As part of the Evangelion Chukyoen Project, which aims to promote Evangelion to the world from Sasashima-Raibu, the hotel is hosting this very special themed buffet which will consist of an assortment of food, drinks, and dessertsーall serve Strings Hotel-style.
A statue of popular Evangelion character Kaworu Nagisa will be located on the first floor lobby, and there will also be a rally held to decipher a code.
The food menu is made up of 15 unique Evangelion-inspired dishes, such as the Misato Katsuragi Roast Pork, Pen Pen Penne Arrabbiata, Angel Attack, and more. Fans can also tuck into one of the 12 delicious desserts, like the Evangelion mecha coloured desserts, the “Hazelnut & Lemon Opera ~NERV~” based on the Nerv organisation, and more. For beverages, there’s a selection of 9 soft drinks including 6 original non-alcoholic cocktails.
The buffet will take place at the hotel’s Rooftop Garden which will be decorated in all things Evangelion.
Evangelion Buffet ~The Time Has Come~
Running: February 15, 2020 / February 22-24, 2020 / March 7-8, 2020 / March 21-22, 2020
February 22-23, 2020 / March 21, 2020
→Reception Opens: 11:30 / Dining: 12:00-13:30 (90 Minute Slot)
February 15, 2020 / February 22-24, 2020 / March 7-8, 2020 / March 21-22, 2020
→Reception Opens: 18:30 / Dining: 19:00-20:30 (90 Minute Slot)
Location: The Strings Hotel Nagoya’s “Rooftop Garden”
Address: 4-60-7 Hiraikecho, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
Prices: Adults ¥5,000 / Children ¥2,500 / 3-6 Years Old ¥1,000 / 0-2 Years Old – Free (Tax & Service Charge Included)
Event Details (Japanese): https://www.strings-hotel.jp/nagoya/recommend/party/banquet/7188.html
The Strings Hotel Nagoya Official Website (English): https://www.strings-hotel.jp/nagoya/en/
Hilton Tokyo Bay Tips Over the Toy Box to Reveal Playful Pink Strawberry Dessert Buffet
05.December.2019 | FOOD
Tokyo Disney Resort® ‘s official hotel Hilton Tokyo Bay will be serving up a strawberry dessert buffet called Strawberry Playroom from December 28 at lounge O. The buffet will be served exclusively on weekends and national holidays excluding New Year’s Day.
Hilton Tokyo Bay has tipped over the toy box, creating a dessert buffet which is like the playroom of every little girl’s dreams. The interior decor of the buffet room is a nostalgic throwback to the Vaporwave days of dial-up internet, bulky CRT TVs and retro games, however, everything is transformed with a pop pink filter.
If you think the decor is playful, just wait until you see the desserts. Slice into the heart-shaped Very Berry Cream Cake and a strawberry and heart-shaped chocolate filling will come bursting out like a jack-in-the-box. This is the dessert to go for if you want a slice of fun.
Delving deeper into the world of toys, you will discover the Berry Brownie Toys dessert, which is garnished with chocolate robot toys.
The MELTY or NOT Mousse Cake is the only time you won’t feel disappointed seeing a dropped ice cream. This vanilla mousse cake is topped with a “melting ice cream” and is freshly baked from the fantasy oven.
When you need a break from all the sugar intake or are looking for a late lunch, make sure to check out the 15 savoury dishes. Some savoury dishes include the Infinite Coleslaw Tower, which is made of purple cabbage and crunchy fried noodles, the Peachy Pink Beetroot Scattered Sushi (Chirashizushi) which is made from purple sushi rice and the Macaroni Gratin Treasure Hunt which challenges you to find the macaroni with a unique shape.
All together, the buffet includes approximately 40 varieties of fun savoury mains and desserts for you to enjoy and are bound to get lots of likes on your Instagram.
Strawberry Dessert Buffet: Strawberry Playroom
Location: Hilton Tokyo Bay Lobby “Lounge O”
(1-8 Maihama, Urayasu, Chiba)
Running: December 28, 2019 – April 12, 2020
*Open only on weekends and national holidays. Closed on New Year’s Day.
Opening Hours: 3:00 ー 15:00/ 15:30 ー 17:30 (Two sessions per day, each runs for two hours each)
Price**: Adult: ¥3,100, 4 – 8 y/o: ¥1,200, 9 -12 y/o: ¥1,800
*Drinks bar access included (Approx. 15 drinks)
** Prices Before Tax and Service Charge
Reservation Tel: 047-355-5000 (Restaurant Extension Number)
Instagram-Worthy New York Christmas Lunch and Dessert Buffet Jollies Up Omotesando, Tokyo
BAR & GRILL DUMBO is a restaurant heavily inspired by the Brooklyn neighbourhood town of Dumbo in New York. They will be adding a sprinkle of New York Christmas magic to the menu from November 7 – December 25, 2019 with the Christmas New York lunch and dessert buffet.
The buffet table will be filled with irresistibly cute and delicious desserts. From the Statue of Liberty to Brooklyn Bridge, the background is lined with skyscrapers and New York’s most iconic landmarks.
The S’more Bar is the perfect opportunity to toast your own marshmallows. Sandwich your molten marshmallow between two crackers to enhance your New York Christmas experience.
Put your icing skills to the test at the Iced Biscuits Corner where you can enjoy decorating your own biscuits to your liking.
There is more than just desserts, however. You must try the Christmas gratin, which is garnished with a jolly green Christmas tree made from romanesco broccoli. There is also a DUMBO Caesar Salad in the shape of a wreath, a delicious Roast Turkey Breast dish and much more.
Make sure to pop down to Omotesando for a jolly New York-style Christmas celebration.
Christmas in New York Lunch and Dessert Buffet
Running: November 7 – December 25, 2019
Location: BAR & GRILL DUMBO, The Strings Omotesando Floor 2
Address: The Strings Omotesando, 3 Chome-6-8 Kitaaoyama, Minato City, Tokyo
Running: 15:00 – 16:30 (90-minute time slot)
Buffet Photography Times: 14:45 – 15:00
Prices: Adults:¥4,500/ Children: ¥2,250 *Tax and Service Charge Included)
Tea-infused desserts buffet by global tea shop LUPICIA to run at InterContinental Tokyo Bay!
InterContinental Tokyo Bay collaborates with global tea shop LUPICIA to launch a collaboration dessert buffet at the hotel!
LUPICIA is a specialist tea shop adored by the world…and why?
When on the hunt for a present, there are just so many options and the packaging is so cute. This is why LUPICIA is so popular.
Indulge to your heart’s content in the dreamy dessert buffet, which contains a wide assortment of Japanese-style, western-style and asian-style desserts that are made using LUPICIA’s luxury tea leaves. Just some examples of the desserts in the buffet include matcha mousse with Yuzu citrus and East Asian Arrowroot sauce, Usagi earl grey and berry mousse, Green tea fruit punch, Jasmine tea chocolate mousse, Hoji tea and shiratama white dumpling, and jasmine tea and aninnin dofu almond jelly.
The lunch menu is also heavily influenced by tea. Many delicious ingredients have been used to create dishes that will invite you to explore entirely new flavours! ♪ For example, mint tea-fragranced soup, assam tea blancmange and milk tea gratin.
There are also many cute photo spots in the area!
LUPICIA staff will also be holding a “one point tea lesson” where you can learn how to really enjoy a cup of tea! This event is only going to be held on 4th June!
Come experience and enjoy an Alice in Wonderland-like world of tea and tea-flavoured desserts!
Location: InterContinental Tokyo Bay 3rd floor, Park Lane
Address: 1-16-2, Kaigan, Minato City, Tokyo
Open: Tues 4th, Weds 5th, Tues 11th & Weds 12th June
Event hours: 12:00 ー 14:00 (You can serve from the buffet until 13:45)
＊ Open until 14:15 on 4th June only (You can serve from the buffet until 14:00 on this day)
Time limit: 2 hours (free drinks)
Reservations/ questions: 03-5404-3918 (Open weekdays 9:30 ー 18:00, closed on weekdays & national holidays
Hello Kitty’s 45th Anniversary Celebrates During Hilton’s 100th Anniversary
Hilton Osaka will celebrate both the 100th anniversary of Hilton and 45th anniversary of Hello Kitty from May 31 to August 31 this year at the hotel’s Folk Kitchen on the second floor.
Hilton is credited with starting the dessert buffet trend in Japan. Their dessert buffets enjoy a surge in popularity every single year with a line-up of unique and Instagrammable delectables. To celebrate Hilton’s 100th anniversary, the theme of this year’s dessert buffet is Hello Kitty dressing up smart to stop by the hotel. 25 different desserts can be tucked into, all inspired by fashion from cosmetics to jewellery, bags and beyond.
Bright Red Hello Kitty Bag Cake
Hilton Osaka’s pastry chef Hyakuda is no short of ideas, and that’s proven with this cake that is shaped into a Hello Kitty bag. This cute creation includes a chocolate Hello Kitty charm while the cake itself is a luxurious combination of chocolate and cherry compote.
Hello Kitty Peach Cream Cake
The pink and white cream that adorn this cake is what grabs your initial gaze. The refreshing cream sits on top of melt-in-the-mouth sponge which is filled with a peach compote. Hello Kitty also hides amongst the decorative chocolate.
The “Ruby Rouge Mousse” is made with ruby chocolate, a variety of chocolate that was introduced in 2017 as the 4th main type of chocolate alongside milk, white and dark. The ruby colour of the cocoa beans is completely natural. They have an exquisite sour flavour. The chocolate is mixed with fruits like guava and passion fruit.
Other desserts in the line-up include a selection made with summer fruits including the colourful macarons, refreshing melon and grape blancmange, mango pudding, Peach Melba and more.
The “Diamond Fruits Jelly” looks like a sparkly jewellery box while the “Eyeshadow Palette Tart” is inspired by a cosmetic palette. There are also some light meals such as an open pizza made from a crunchy baguette and rich cheese, corn soup, a potato salad with Hello Kitty hidden inside, and more.
You won’t be short of Instagram material with this dessert buffet. There will even be a Hello Kitty makeup room photo spot for you to snap a commemorative picture. Enter the fashionable world of Hello Kitty at Hilton Osaka this summer!
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Fashionable Hello Kitty Dessert Buffet
Location: Folk Kitchen, Hilton Osaka Floor 2F
Running: Everyday from May 31, 2019 – August 31, 2019
Time: Weekdays 15:00-16:30 / Weekends (2 Slots) 14:30-16:00, 16:30-18:00
Price: Weekdays – Adults ¥3,900, Children (4-11 years) ¥1,950 / Weekends Adults ¥4,200, Children (4-11 years) ¥2,100
*7 drinks to choose from including tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Prices do not include consumption tax or service charge.
Event Page: https://www.hiltonosaka.com/plans/restaurants/sweets/folkkitchen_1905
Hilton Official Website: www.hilton.com
Enter a delicious yellow world at Hilton Tokyo♡ Enjoy the Happy Honey Holic dessert fair buffet!
29.April.2019 | FOOD
In the Marble Lounge located on the first floor of Hilton Tokyo, there will be a honey and cheese collaboration dessert fair taking place from Tuesday 4th June called the Happy Honey Holic. You can enjoy the sweet yellow, melt-in-the-mouth cheese and honey desserts that are perfect for any girl’s party, as well as colourful summer fruits that are rich in vitamins! Pass through the flower-filled entranceway to watch a beautifully happy world of yellow unfold before your eyes. Now it’s time for you to drift away with the happy atmosphere!
This tart is topped with fresh yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit) and mango cream. The circumference of the tart is decorated with glazed orange segments to make the tart take on the appearance of a sunflower!
Earl grey cream, lemon confit and walnuts piled beautifully on top of a lemon-flavoured sponge cake. This is coated with milk cream and then garnished finely with lemon and chocolate. The refined lemon and chocolate garnish represents a flower shower celebrating blessings to a bride.
Koisuru W cheese
The koisuru W cheese uses what many consider the king of all cheeses ー emmental! This dessert is a cheese souffle with a second layer consisting of cream cheese. Your love for cheese will just never stop! Passionfruit-flavoured milk chocolate ganache and roasted coconut cover the sides of the souffle to accent the flavour. This will leave you feeling refreshed!
This is a fluffy, honey-flavoured chiboust!
Summer bee princess
You can see some summer honey bees sitting on this cake. You can also smell the fragrant thyme-lemon cheese mousse.
There are so many other delicious desserts to enjoy! Come treat your tastebuds to syrupy honey and cheese egg tart, or salt and lemon scones, the three varieties of chocolate fountains, gold marble ice cream, homemade lemonade and much more! There are 30 different sweet treats waiting for you.
This summer, make room only for the happy vibes at the Marble Lounge! This would make the perfect afternoon teatime treat where you can surround yourself with the supreme bliss of melt-in-the-mouth honey and cheese!
Happy Honey Holic dessert fair
Venue: Marble Lounge (Hilton Tokyo 1st floor, 6-6-2, Shinjuku, Tokyo)
Running from Tuesday 4th June.
Opening hours: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Prices: ¥3,800 per person. Weekends/national holidays: ¥3,950
There is also a separate tax fee and service charge.
Reservation website: https://www.hiltontokyo.jp/plans/restaurants/sweets/marble_lounge_1906
Matcha Sweets Buffet Delights at Hotel New Otani Makuhari in Chiba
Hotel New Otani Makuhari is set to delight all with its premium buffet stuffed with desserts made with Kyoto’s famous Uji matcha tea. It will run every day from April 27 to May 6 after which it will run on weekends and holidays only up to July 7.
Uji matcha is known for its rich flavour and slight bitterness. Those distinct notes are made even richer when combined with desserts. Hotel New Otani Makuhari invites everybody into the palate-tingling world of Uji matcha with its delicate taste whether it be in the luxurious Uji Matcha Roll Cake or sumptuous Uji Matcha Tiramisu.
A must-try dessert is the New Edo Dainagon Shortcake crafted by the hotel’s grand chef Shinsuke Nakajima. It is part of his “Edo Sweets” series in which he takes traditional Japanese sweets and ingredients and skillfully makes them into something contemporary.
Also on the menu is the Super Melon Shortcake and Super Chocolate Shortcake. These are part of the “Super Series” which makes use of only the best, carefully selected ingredients. This series has made its mark to the extent that it has even been picked up by Japanese news media.
One slice of any of these shortcakes―pictured above―can be enjoyed at the hotel’s SATSUKI bakery. The buffet will also allow you to enjoy as many of the other cakes as you want too all of which are normally priced from ¥1,500.
In addition to the matcha buffet, a dinner service will be carried out in front of customers by the chefs with a menu that includes roast beef, teppanyaki, sushi, tempura and more. Pick from 25 options that span Japanese, Western and Chinese cuisine.
SATSUKI Delicious Buffet ~Uji Matcha~
Location: SATSUKI, Hotel New Otani Makuhari (Floor 1F)
Running: April 27, 2019 – May 6, 2019 / Subsequently on weekends and holidays only until July 7, 2019
Time: [Lunch] Slot ① – 11:00-13:10, Slot ② – 13:40-16:00 (Last Orders 15:20) / [Dinner] 17:30-20:30
Price: [Lunch] General ¥5,000, Children ¥2,000, Infants ¥1,200 / [Dinner] General ¥6,000, Children ¥2,500, Infants ¥1,500
*Prices do not include tax or service charge
TEL: 043-299-1848 (SATSUKI)
Hotel New Otani Makuhari Official Website: https://www.newotani.co.jp/makuhari/
Dessert Buffet Whipped Up at RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka This Spring
18.March.2019 | FOOD
The RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka is bringing a colourful tea themed dessert buffet to its Remone restaurant and bar annex this spring. It will run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and weekends from May 10 to June 18.
This will be the second time the hotel has held this event. Around 25 desserts and 15 light meals will be served all flavoured with various teas, mainly yamecha but also matcha, sencha and houjicha too.
As a welcome dessert, you can look forward to a rich yamecha flavoured tiramisu which comes with kaga-boucha cheese tea. The tiramisu sponge is soaked in yamecha syrup and thoroughly covered with yamecha powder to elevate the tea flavour even more. The cheese tea comes with black chewy tapioca. It’s made first with a mascarpone cheese cream and flavoured with kaga-boucha. Mix to combine three delicious flavours.
The buffet will look like a tea farm as you attempt to choose which to dig into next: the matcha shortcakes, houjicha roll cakes, houjicha panna cotta with ginger cider jelly―the list goes on.
The matcha parfait lets you put on whatever toppings you like. It comes with adzuki beans, skewered rice dumplings in a sweet soy glaze, warabimochi, and more.
Light meals include tea soba noodles with whitebait caught in Suruga Bay, green tea rice porridge, a tomato, chicken and veggie hot pot, a focaccia sandwich filled with finely chopped cookie vegetables, meat and egg, and so on.
If you love tea, you’ll love this tea soaked food buffet.
Tea Sweets Buffet Nagomi
Location: RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka, Remone Annex (Annex Floor 7F, 5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka)
Running: May 10, 2019 – June 18, 2019 (On Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Weekends only)
Price: Adults ¥4,800 / Children ¥2,400 / Infants (4-6 Years Old) ¥1,000 *Tax and service charge included
Opening Hours (2 Hours Allowed Max)
[Mondays/Tuesdays/Fridays] 12:00-16:00 (3 Entry Slots – ①12:00 / ②13:00 / ③14:00)
[Weekends] ①12:00 / ②15:00
*Children aged 3 and under can enter for free for every one adult.
RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka Website: https://www.rihga.co.jp/osaka
Easter Dessert Buffet With Strawberries & More at Scara Terrace in Nagoya
12.February.2019 | FOOD
Hop on up to Scara Terrace at Sir Winston Hotel in Nagoya this Easter for two buffets running from March 18 to May 31: the “Picnic Lunch Dessert Buffet” and “Picnic Dessert Buffet.”
All-you-can-eat premium strawberries will also be sold during spring break (March 23-April 7) and on the 15th of every month. The “15th” in Japanese can be pronounced to mean “Strawberry Day.”
The Picnic Lunch Dessert Buffet lets you make up your own sandwiches with a selection of tasty ingredients. There are also onigiri rolls, bento-style food, and lots of desserts made with freshly-picked strawberries.
The Picnic Dessert Buffet will have even more desserts with strawberries as the main ingredients and all of which fill you with that feeling that spring is here.
Forget about plain old chocolate Easter eggs and indulge in a luxurious dessert buffet this year♡
Address: 100-36 Yagotohonmachi, Showa Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
No Fixed Holidays.
Picnic Lunch Dessert Buffet
Running: March 18, 2019 – May 31, 2019
Location: Scara Terrace
Time: 11:30-13:00 (90 minutes)
Weekdays: Adults – ¥3,800 / Elementary School Students – ¥2,200 / 3-5 Year Olds – ¥1,200 / 0-2 Year Olds – Free
Weekends & Holidays: Adults – ¥4,300 / Elementary School Students – ¥2,200 / 3-5 Year Olds – ¥1,200 / 0-2 Year Olds – Free
*Prices include tax and service charge.
Premium Strawberries – Spring Break (March 23-April 7) & 15th of Every Month
Price: Adults – ¥4,300 / Elementary School Students – ¥2,200 / 3-5 Year Olds – ¥1,200 / 0-2 Year Olds – Free
*Prices include tax and service charge.
Picnic Dessert Buffet
Running: March 18, 2019 – May 31, 2019
Location: Scara Terrace
Time: Slot 1 – 14:00-15:30 / Slot 2 – 16:00-17:30
Price (Both Slots)
Weekdays: Adults – ¥3,200 / Elementary School Students – ¥2,000 / 3-5 Year Olds – ¥1,000 / 0-2 Year Olds – Free
Weekends & Holidays: Adults – ¥3,600 / Elementary School Students – ¥2,200 / 3-5 Year Olds – ¥1,200 / 0-2 Year Olds – Free
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo Unveils Strawberry Dessert & Lunch Buffet
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is bringing a 22-item strawberry dessert and lunch buffet to its Lobby Lounge―which overlooks the hotel gardens―on January 16, 2019.
The title of the buffet’s theme is “Strawberry Party in the Forest.” Customers will get to enjoy tucking into a line-up of sweet desserts and food while gazing at the outside forest-like garden.
The pancakes served at the buffet use 2 times more eggs than the hotel usually serves, giving them a fluffier texture. By topping them with strawberry, blueberry jam and other treats you can create the ultimate dessert pancake.
Of all the desserts available to pick from the buffet, one of the chef recommendations is the “Strawberry Brûlée Parfait.” It includes mousse heaped with sauce made from fresh strawberries which is again topped with hardened caramelised sugar for added crunchy texture.
Other choices include shortcake, strawberry mont blanc, chewy fruit sandwiches made with rice flour, and more. You can also make your own parfait. There are three ice creams to choose from as well as strawberry compote, colourful chocolate sprays and six different syrups from France including nut, berry, sugarcane, rose, lemon and caramel. Try making your own parfait.
Sides include a croissant topped with dried raspberries, quiche inspired to look like a forest, meringue and more. There’s a lunch menu too.
Enjoy the strawberry season at Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo!
Strawberry & Lunch Buffet: Strawberry Party in the Forest
Running: January 16, 2019 – March 20, 2019 (*Weekdays Only)
Time: 11:30-13:30 (Last Entries 12:00)
*Reservations only. 90-minutes allowed.
Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo – Lobby Lounge “Le Jardin”
General (13+ years) – ¥4,300
Elementary School Student (6-12 years) – ¥2,000
Infants (3-5 years): ¥1,200
*Tax included in prices. Service charge charged separately.
Enquiries: 03-3943-0920 (10:00-21:00)
Girls’ Sweets Coffret Christmas Buffet to be Held at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba
17.October.2018 | FOOD
Christmas is loved particularly by girls in Japan as it’s the season when all the sparkly items begin to fall and flicker. Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is bringing a Christmas buffet this year which it is calling the Girls’ Sweets Coffret. It’s inspired by the “Christmas Coffret” cosmetic sets that are sold during the Christmas season only and tickle the hearts of girls across the country.
Coffret is a French word that refers to a small jewel box. Searches for the term “Christmas Coffret” have been on the increase in Japan since 2015 and in 2016 and 2017 ranked in the top 10 most searched Christmas related terms by women. Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is responding to this by packing everything a girl could want into their Christmas buffet.
The buffet is overlooked by a bright pink Christmas tree under which are all presents a girl could hope for including a dress, jewel box, flowers and more―all edible. A cute Santa Claus, reindeer and snowmen also decorate the table in all their delicious dessert glory. The colour palette is girly but stylish, with pink as the main colour and blacks and whites everywhere else.
There will also be a photo spot decked out with a pink Christmas tree, huge life-sized presents and other Christmas motifs. What’s more is that guests who attend during the event dressed in something pink or wearing ribbons will receive a special drink.
The line-up of desserts all have some very enticing names. Translated from Japanese, some to look forward include the “Going Out With Your in My Best Dress – Princess Tart,” “Like a Romantic Bride – Pink Dress Strawberry Chiffon Cake,” “What I Want the Most: Jewellery – Yogurt Panna Cotta Jelly,” “Drag Me Away – Pink Pearl Cupcakes,” and more.
Also on the list is a cake made to look like Santa’s belly called “I’ll Start My Diet Tomorrow – Cranberry Mascarpone Santa Cake.” There’s also the the “Santa’s Happy Helpers – Reindeer Chocolate Cake.”
There’s a range of Christmas classics too like the yule log and stollen as well as a tree-shaped mohn plunder. If you’re looking for Christmas treats this year then look no further!
Girls’ Sweets Coffret Christmas Dessert Buffet
Address: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, 1-9-1 Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo
Location: Seascape Terrace・Dining (Floor 2F)
Running: November 1, 2018 – December 28, 2018
Time: Slot 1 – 15:00-16:30 (90 minutes) / Slot 2 – 16:45-17:30 (Express Buffet – 45 minutes)
Slot 1 – Weekdays: General ¥3,500, Children ¥2,100 / Weekends: General ¥3,900, Children ¥2,340
Slot 2 – Weekdays: General ¥2,400, Children ¥1,440 / Weekends: General ¥2,800, Children ¥1,680
*Listed prices do not include tax or service charge.
*Children prices are for those aged between 6-11 years.
Alice in Wonderland Halloween Themed Dessert Buffet to Arrive at Hilton Tokyo
A new dessert buffet dubbed ‘Aice in Halloween Trick’ is arriving this fall from September 14 at Hilton Tokyo’s first floor Marble Lounge.
In the run up to the start of the buffet, the hotel’s Marble Lounge has undergone its first renovation in 30 years. The room now holds more entertainment value to welcome story-driven dessert buffets together with decorations.
The new buffet includes close to 20 desserts with the themes Alice in Wonderland and Halloween as well as 10 light foods. The buffet is also ornamented with small decorations. Not only does everything promise to be delicious, it also looks beautiful too, so much so that you’ll be left wondering what’s a dessert and what’s a meal. This is the chefs’ little ‘trick.’
The hotel’s dessert buffets were first showcased with projection mapping back in 2017. That is set to return with some new realistic trick art.
The chic red and black imagery of the desserts, decorations and autumn fruits are inspired by a more mature Alice.
The above dessert, called “Her Majesty Queen Alice,” is made with chestnut bavarois, wild strawberries and red currents and is coated in chocolate powder. It has a crunchy cookie texture.
The above dessert is a refreshingly sweet tart made with high quality Valrhona chocolate, a Valrhona Manjari ganache, raspberries, and aniseed.
The selection of items you’ll be left wondering whether they’re a dessert or a meal includes the above plates made in collaboration by head chef Thomas Jacoby and executive chef Osamu Harita which line up together like Tweedledum and Tweedledee. The “Dum Open Face Cake” is a chocolate sponge cake topped with berries and the “Dee Open Face Cake” includes black olives, smoked salmon and curry flower mousse.
There’s a range of elegant and scary desserts and light meals in the Halloween area too in addition to the Alice desserts.
If you’re an Alice fan and love desserts you won’t want to miss out on this special buffet this fall.