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Compiled by Tama Miyake

Anniversaire Omotesando

Treat yourself and your loved ones this Christmas to Anniversaire Omotesando’s limited-edition Mousse au Chocolat (¥5,000). Only 200 servings of this creamy handmade cake will be available before Dec 25, making reservations a must. Its sinfully sweet mousse offers a hint of chestnut and rum on a semi-sweet chocolate base. Your friends will thank you for not showing up with the same old fruitcake.

3-53-30 Kita Aoyama, Shibuya-ku. Tel: 5411-2488. Open 11am-8pm. Nearest stn: Omotesando.

 

Hotel New Otani

Sweet tooths will find even more satisfaction at the Hotel New Otani Garden Lounge as it unveils a collection of decadent desserts. The three seasonal selections include a creamy chestnut Mont blanc de Japon, spicy chocolate and passion fruit Epice de Chocolat, and fruity Crème d’Ange. A ¥1,700 set includes one dessert and a choice of regular tea, herb tea or coffee. Available 11:30am-10pm in the tower lobby looking out over the hotel’s Japanese garden, this special offer ends Feb 28.

4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku. Tel: 03-5226-0246. Open 7am-10pm. Nearest stn: Akasaka-Mitsuke.

 

Lawry’s The Prime Rib

Akasaka’s own American-style steakhouse is now offering its juicy prime rib and delectable seafood creations at lunchtime. Lawry’s The Prime Rib’s weekday set menu includes the Tokyo outlet’s original prime rib “JU,E a choice of four prime rib cuts, or daily seafood selection with salad bar, dessert and coffee for ¥2,500-¥5,500. Take your appetite with you and enjoy the mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and fresh bread that also make their appearance on the new lunch menu.

Akasaka Twin Tower East Tower 1F/B1F, 2-17-22 Akasaka, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-5114-8080. Open for lunch 11:30am-3pm weekdays. Nearest stn: Tameike Sanno.

 


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