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Friday, Dec. 3, 2010
HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
Italian Christmas cooking lesson
The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so is hosting a cooking class featuring Christmas dishes on Dec. 15.
Leonardo Di Clemente, the executive chef at the hotel's Il Teatro Italian restaurant, will teach participants how to cook a traditional Italian Christmas meal. The dishes to be introduced include baccala (dried, salted codfish) salad with celery and pomegranate bark; tortellini stuffed with pumpkin and mostarda, served with chicken broth; oven roasted veal with tuna sauce and kuruma-ebi (Japanese tiger prawn) marinated with thyme; and panettone parfait for dessert.
The reception starts at 10 a.m. (continental breakfast will be served), and the cooking class starts at 10:30 a.m. After the lesson, enjoy the meals from 12 p.m., served with wine, at Il Teatro.
The class costs ¥10,000 per person, including tax and service charge, and is available for up to 30 people.
The Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so is a 10-minute walk from Edogawabashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line. For more information and reservations, call Il Teatro at (03) 3943-6936.
Odaiba yearend party plans
The Hotel Nikko Tokyo in Odaiba has prepared party plans for the yearend and New Year's at its five restaurants and bars. From ¥5,000 per person, the plans are available through Jan. 31.
For example, the ¥5,500 plan (including tax and service charge) at Lounge & Champagne Bar Veranda comes with a sparkling cocktail, eight kinds of finger foods and a selection of desserts, with two hours of unlimited drinks. Unlimited drinks include eight kinds of cocktails, beer, wine, highballs and soft drinks. Sparkling wine can be added for an additional ¥2,000; Champagne for an additional ¥3,000.
The plan at Veranda is available for groups of five or more people between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
The Hotel Nikko Tokyo is adjacent to Daiba Station on the New Transit Yurikamome Line. For more information or reservations, call(03) 5500-5500.