A Gourmet Holiday Meal at Home from the Park Hyatt Tokyo

By Amanda Andrews
December 5, 2014
Food & Drink

Will you be home for the holidays this year, or are you looking for that perfect gift? The executive chef team at the Park Hyatt Tokyo has created a luxurious assortment of packaged foodie gifts and pastries that will delight any gift recipient. The highlight of their Christmas offerings is a full course gourmet “table for two” dinner, which can be enjoyed in one’s own home.

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On the first floor of the Park Hyatt Tokyo is a quaint delicatessen and patisserie. It is open year round, but now through January 4, 2015 there are some special holiday offerings that will help you check off even the most difficult on your gift list. The shop is filled with presentation-worthy cakes and gift sets that are ready for giving (or your own indulging), and are priced reasonably starting at ¥1,900.

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If you are looking for a Japanese themed gift, the shop has some beautifully boxed soba and udon noodle sets with ingredients that have been carefully sourced from different areas of Japan by Chef Kenichiro Ooe. Other gift box items include things such as wine, artisan salami, and homemade pickles and spreads.

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If you’re in need of something to bring to a holiday dinner or even a little extra something for your own table, an easy winner is the rich but smooth black truffle meat pie. Prepared by the chefs but coming out of your own oven (only for a light reheat), it is easy to pair with a variety of red wines. This would make an excellent addition to any holiday buffet dinner. Three-day advance notice is required for this item and delivery can be arranged through the delicatessen.

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Not in the mood to seek out a restaurant during Christmas, and don’t have the bandwidth to shop for and prepare something special? The best answer to that in Tokyo is the Park Hyatt’s “Table for Two,” a full-course gourmet Christmas dinner…to go! Every element has been crafted under the direction of executive chef Thomas Angerer, and the meal includes five memorable courses. The main course is a choice of roasted hazelnut encrusted chicken or oven roasted Japanese beef sirloin, but after trying both I would say that the sirloin is an exceptional choice. It melts in your mouth, is full of flavor, and ties the menu together nicely. Match this course with a pinot noir so as not to distract from the meat. The Table for Two is available only for a limited time from December 20 to 25, and must be pre-ordered. Delivery is possible within Tokyo’s 23 wards. Perhaps this is a chance to enjoy a luxurious dinner with the kids in the comforts of your own home!

The Deets

When: Delicatessen and patisserie items are available now through Jan. 4, 2015; “table for two” and the black truffle meat pie are available only between Dec. 20 and 25.

Ordering: Book your meal online here, or call the delicatessen on 03-5323-3635. Online orders for the Table for Two and the black truffle meat pie will be taken up until 8 p.m. on Fri, Dec. 19.

How much: Gifts and cakes range from ¥1,900 to ¥10,000, the meat pie costs ¥5,000, and the Table for Two ranges between ¥14,000 and ¥17,000.

Where: Items can be picked up from the delicatessen located on the first floor of the Shinjuku Park Towers, 3-7-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo.