The Grand Hyatt Tokyo has unveiled its 2019 spring menus. The hotel's 10 restaurants and bars embrace the spring season with exceptional offerings.
Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea
When beautiful cherry blossoms in season in March and April, The French Kitchen will combine the best of spring flavors with a sakura and strawberry afternoon tea that will feature an endless selection of sweets including sakura tiramisu, sakura roll cake and sakura tarts from the lavish dessert buffet, accompanied by premium organic tea from Los Angeles-based ART OF TEA. One of the many ways to enjoy spring in Japan is with sakura-inspired cosmetics and spa treatments.
Maduro’s Original Whisky and Japanese Tea Cocktails and
Whisky connoisseurs can enjoy a one-of-a-kind blended whisky at Maduro jazz lounge, made by celebrated whisky maker Ichiro Akuto and his team, known for their award-winning Ichiro’s Malt whiskies. Maduro’s staff traveled to the small distillery in Chichibu, the countryside of Saitama Prefecture known for its abundance of nature and ideal climate, to taste test and create a Maduro Original Blended Whisky, a special blend specifically for serving at Maduro. The blend combined 10- and 20-year-old vintage whiskies from five different countries (Canada, Ireland, Scotland, the U.S. and Japan) and matured it in a French oak cask wine barrel for three years, which resulted in a plum-like fruitiness with hints of cinnamon followed by the gentle aroma of vanilla. The whisky is limited to 300 bottles but will be available for purchase by the bottle or by the glass at Maduro.
From April 1, head to The Oak Door Bar where the skilled bartenders will be concocting flavorful Japanese tea cocktails to welcome the warm weather and the season of shincha, or new tea leaves. Sip on cocktails such as the Hojicha Whisky Sour, which features Chivas Regal Mizunara whisky infused with hojicha (roasted green tea), then mixed with lemon juice and topped with edible flowers and hojicha leaves, or the fruity Peach Tree that combines genmaicha (brown rice tea) leaves with peach liqueur, Belvedere vodka and Saint-Germain elderflower liqueur.
Golden Giant Burger
In celebration of the new era that will start in May and the long Golden Week in Japan this year, The Oak Door steakhouse will serve a dynamic Golden Giant Burger that measures 25 cm in diameter, 15 cm in height and weighs a total of 3 kg. The juicy beef patty is topped with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, Wagyu beef slices, foie gras and freshly shaved black truffles and sandwiched between two gold-dusted buns. The sizeable burger is perfect to share among a group of six to eight people and costs 100,000 yen, which includes French fries and a magnum-sized bottle of Champagne, red or white wine. From April, indulge in this Instagrammable burger that is fun to share with a big group.
Easter Chocolates and a Brunch Buffet
From an egg-centric Easter brunch to gourmet Easter treats, the restaurants at Grand Hyatt Tokyo will be the perfect place to bring family and friends to celebrate the holiday. The French Kitchen will host a two-day Easter brunch buffet on April 20 and 21 featuring dishes such as rotisserie leg of lamb, traditional French Easter dish pâté de Pâques, hot cross buns and a selection of delectable desserts.
The award-winning pastry chefs at Fiorentina Pastry Boutique will create a selection of Easter chocolates including adorable Easter egg chocolates filled with amandines and Easter bunny and egg-shaped chocolate lollipops.
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Celebrations
During May and June, show appreciation for mom and dad by treating them to a special lunch course at Keyakizaka teppanyaki restaurant. For Mother’s Day, the chefs will prepare a premium tasting course featuring ingredients such as caviar, foie gras, abalone, Ise-ebi lobster and two types of Wagyu beef while the Father’s Day course features 150 g of the restaurant’s original Keyakizaka Wagyu beef, grilled to perfection.
Add a sweet touch to the special occasion and purchase a selection of spring-inspired cakes at Fiorentina Pastry Boutique. The lineup will include a dome-shaped flower cake decorated with pink buttercream and Champ de Fleurs, a vibrant mango shortcake made with rose petal-shaped mangoes. Reward moms for all their hard work with a sweet treat to enjoy at home with the entire family.
Matcha Fika Afternoon Tea
In collaboration with the "Moomin: The Art and Story" exhibition that will be held at Mori Arts Center Gallery from April 9, Grand Hyatt Tokyo will be offering several Nordic-inspired menus at its restaurants and spa. The French Kitchen will offer a Matcha Fika Afternoon Tea featuring a selection of Nordic sweet and savory items as well as three types of fragrant teas from premium organic tea brand ART OF TEA. Guests can indulge in a lavish buffet that features Swedish favorites such as semla, a confection that is traditionally enjoyed during fika or coffee time in Scandinavia, as well as a layered princess cake made with sponge cake, jam, pastry cream and whipped cream topped with green marzipan, and Chokladbollar, a no-bake chocolate oatmeal ball rolled in coconut.
In addition to the 10 sweet dishes that also feature Japanese elements such as Uji matcha from Kyoto, the chefs will prepare six different kinds of savory items including meatball and carrot pintxos, homemade smoked salmon and marinated herring, all commonly enjoyed in Scandinavian countries. Fiorentina will offer a fika cake set during the afternoons featuring semla, a Nordic confection made with cardamom-flavored bread that has been hollowed out and filled with whipped cream, custard cream and almond paste. Diners can enjoy this traditional treat with a side of homemade vanilla ice cream, fresh fruits and a cup of coffee. In addition, from April 9 to June 16, the first 2,000 guests who order the fika cake set or the matcha fika afternoon tea will receive a complimentary coaster that will be sold at the ‘Moomin: The Art and Story’ exhibition.
Springtime Take-Out Items
Make the most of the warm spring weather and take some seasonal bites to go from Fiorentina Pastry Boutique. New items include Bonne Fraise and Bonne Cerise, a beautifully presented two-tiered box filled with nine different bite-sized strawberry and cherry confections and fresh strawberries and cherries in the top tier. Bonne Fraise will be offered during the first two weeks of April and Bonne Cerise will be offered from mid-May to mid-June.
For those looking for something to go during the cooler spring days, Fiorentina’s seasonal soups will now be available for take-out along with freshly baked bread including ciabatta sticks, croissants and mini baguettes. The flavors will rotate daily and will feature ingredients such as corn, pumpkin, mushrooms, sweet potato, cauliflower, onions and spinach. The soups will be available all year round but will make the perfect springtime takeout item for hanami (cherry blossom viewing) gatherings at the nearby Mohri Garden in Roppongi Hills.
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