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Friday, March 4, 2011
HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
Austrian fair returns to Ebisu
The Westin Tokyo in the Ebisu area will hold its annual Austrian fair from March 14 to April 3.
This is the 11th time the hotel will hold the fair, which again offers authentic Austrian cuisine by visiting sous-chef Bernhard Frais from the Hotel Imperial in Vienna, a former Austrian princely estate.
The Terrace restaurant offers lunch and dinner buffets of more than 50 dishes, including traditional Wiener schnitzel and goulash. The lunch buffet is available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for ¥4,500 per person on weekdays, and for two seatings, from 12 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and from 2:15 p.m. to 4 p.m., for ¥5,500 per person on weekends and holidays. The lunch buffet costs ¥2,400 per child. The dinner buffet is available from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for ¥6,800 per person (¥3,400 per child) on weekdays and from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for ¥8,000 per person (¥4,000 per child) on weekends and holidays.
Also during the fair, The Lounge in the hotel's lobby will serve a variety of Viennese-style drinks (from ¥1,300) using recipes provided by Austrian Airlines. At The Deli, next to The Terrace, the Hotel Imperial's famed Imperial Torte (from ¥800) is available for takeout.
All prices include tax and service charge.
The Westin Tokyo is in Yebisu Garden Place, a seven-minute walk from the East Exit of JR Ebisu Station. For more information or reservations, call (03) 5423-7865.
Feast on Turkish food, art in Osaka
The Hilton Osaka is holding a Turkish Food and Art Fair at its buffet restaurant Checkers from March 4 to 13.
With two chefs invited from the Hilton Istanbul and a French chef who has two years of experience in Turkey, the event will offer a range of authentic Mediterranean dishes such as doner kebabs, hummus and Turkish meat dumplings.
The lunch buffet is available from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for ¥3,700 on weekdays, and on weekends and holidays until 3 p.m. for ¥4,100. The dinner buffet is available from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for ¥4,300 on weekdays, and on weekends and holidays until 10 p.m. for ¥4,600. For children, the lunch buffet costs ¥2,100, dinner buffet ¥2,500. Prices include tax and service charge.
During the fair, one diner selected in a lottery will receive a round-trip ticket to Istanbul from Kansai International Airport on Turkish Airlines.
As a part of the event, there will be a demonstration at the restaurant of the traditional Turkish art of paper marbling.
The Hilton Osaka is a two-minute walk from Osaka Station. For further information or reservations, call (06) 6347-7571.