After a night of fashion-party-hopping and
eating to our hearts content, we decided to neglect
going back to work and to keep on partying. But after a tussle
with our taxi driver over directions, he decided hed
had enough and dropped us off somewhere between Ebisu and
Hiroo. After aimlessly walking around like Hobbits, we entered
through two tall wooden gates into a magical world befittingly
Before even stepping inside, we were greeted by Stevie Wonders
You And I, and not to be outdone by the music,
Bons towering ceilings were the perfect height to fill
the air with the wonderful aroma of fresh-baked pieBons
specialty, along with European and Asiatic sweets and a bevy
of digestifs, cocktails and dessert wines.
After we entered, a very friendly host escorted us to the
second floor, where we couldnt help gazing at a series
of images adorning the walls. According to the owner, these
are Japanese versions of mythological figures found in forests.
Accompanying the symbols were actual crosscut tree trunks
serving as tables. The light pink, blue and green pillows
added an attractive touch to Bons fairy-tale ambience,
electrified by several lovely Prada-clad gamines giggling
away while comparing their latest purchases.
After overdosing on the eye candy, we decided
to intoxicate ourselves with a round of Alcosweets,
alcoholic dessert cocktails and one of Bons specialties.
The long list that included sorbet drinks like Granita with
Tantakatan shochu (¥700) and Granita with Cinzano (¥800).
We tried Fruit Au Lait (¥1,000), which, with syrupy ingredients
like banana and apple liqueurs blended with milk, was slightly
sweeter than we expected, and the Taiwanese Jelly with Ai
Yu and Red Wine (¥600), a scorcher to die for. Stuffed
as we were, we had to reluctantly pass on Bons great
selections of dessert and cocktail sets, like the Blue Cheese
Fruit Tart with a glass of Mariage Avec Robert Skalli Merlot
(¥1,600), although we did end up splitting a Mariage Avec
French Connection (¥1,600), a combo of quality chocolates
with a calvados and amaretto cocktail.
As darkness began to wither under the sunrise, we decided
to make our getaway, but not before a quick trip to the basement
WC. We were astonished to find that Bons best room was
actually this dungeon below street level. So naturally we
cried out bonjour, nestled into one of the comfy pillows,
and asked for the weekend menu, cause this journey was
too delicious to give up on just yet.
2-24-9 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 03-3447-1063.
Open Tue-Thu 3pm-2am, Fri and Sat 3pm-4am, Sun noon-11pm,
closed Mon. Nearest stn: Ebisu (East exit).
Photos by Martin Hladik
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