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Friday, June 27, 2008

HOTELS & RESTAURANTS

Star-crossed celebratory feast

Star-crossed celebratory feast

A Gourmet Legend dinner will be the centerpiece of the seventh anniversary celebrations of the Cerulean Tower Tokyu Hotel on July 7, the day of Tanabata (Star Festival).

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Coordinated by the hotel's executive chef, Nobuhiko Fukuda, who received the title of chevalier from the French government in January, the seven-dish dinner will be prepared with the collaboration of the hotel's French, Chinese, Japanese and dessert chefs.

Paris' famed pastry chef, Laurent Jeannin, who works with the hotel on its desserts, will be visiting Tokyo to prepare the latest confections from the French capital.

The dinner is ¥16,000 per person, including drinks, tax and service. It will be held in the Cerulean Tower Ballroom on the B2 floor, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The hotel is a five-minute walk from Shibuya Station.

For more information, call (03) 3476-3000.

Fireworks at the Hilton Osaka

The Hilton Osaka has put together an accommodation plan for one of the city's biggest fireworks festivals on Aug. 9.

Newly renovated rooms on the Executive Floors (30th to 34th floors) have excellent views that can extend as far as the Rokko Mountains of Kobe. Guests can watch fireworks from a comfortable sofa by the window of their room while enjoying a complimentary light meal, bottle of champagne, canapes, fruit and chocolate.

Guests will also have access to the Executive Lounge, which offers free drinks, afternoon tea and breakfast service, and free use of the Fitness Center (gym, sauna and pool).

The one-night plan is ¥120,000 for two people, including tax and service. There also are other plans for rooms on the Hilton Floor (¥100,000), Deluxe Floor (¥110,000), Japanese rooms (¥150,000) and suite rooms (¥180,000-¥350,000).

The hotel is a two-minute walk from JR Osaka Station.

For more information or reservations, call (06) 6347-7571.

Birthday craft-beer bash

On Saturday, July 5, eni-bru Craft Beer Dining in Sakai City, Osaka, will celebrate its first anniversary with a party from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Featuring 20 different beers on tap, the largest number in the Kansai region, eni-bru is dedicated to pairing top-quality craft beer with fine cuisine.

Admission is ¥2,500, which includes five beer tickets and a raffle ticket. Extra beer tickets are ¥500 each.

Special beers to be served at the event are from small breweries across Japan including Baird Brewing (Shizuoka; TBA), Fujizakura Kogen (Yamanashi; Marzen), Hakusekikan (Gifu; Super Vintage Ale on hand pump), Hitachino Nest (Ibaraki; Pale Ale), Isekadoya (Mie; Shinto Beer), Minoh Beer (Osaka; Weizenbock), Preston Ale (Chiba; Cat Fish Head), Sankt Gallen (Kanagawa; Imperial Chocolate Stout), Yoho Brewing (Nagano; ESB on hand pump) and many more. In addition, Gouden Carolus and Saison Regal from Belgium will be on tap. Food, priced separately, will be available.

For details, see www.ajara-web.com/eni-bru/index.html ; for reservations phone (072) 255-8317 or e-mail eni-bru@sakai.zaq.ne.jp

(Listing courtesy of Bento.com)



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