Toast The New Year in Style High Above The City

By The Savvy Team
December 22, 2014
Lifestyle

Ring in 2015 with with a fancy dinner and amazing view from the Andaz hotel. Andaz Tavern, the hotel’s main dining venue, is located on the 51st floor of the newly opening Toranomon Hills complex. For its first New Year's special, it will be offering a unique dinner and countdown event with a five-course feast from an award-winning chef, live music and free flowing Veuve Clicquot champagne.

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Executive chef Gerhard Passrugger, a native of Austria with decades of experience in world cities including Vienna, London, Sydney, and Shanghai, brings his passion for detail to multicourse menus featuring the refined European provincial cuisine that is Andaz Tavern’s specialty. Crafted with seasonal Japanese ingredients, the menus are offered at two separate seatings on New Year’s Eve.

At the first, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., diners may choose either a five-course (¥18,000 per person) or four-course (¥16,000 per person) option. At the second, from 8:30 p.m. until after midnight, countdown revellers will enjoy select wines paired with the five-course feast, as well as free-flowing Veuve Clicquot champagne (¥29,000 per person).

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Both the four- and five-course menus begin with an elegant starter of snow crab and apple with scallop and grapefruit, and conclude with “Chocolate Ball 2015,” a lavish concoction of pastry cream with champagne jelly and tonka-bean ice cream by pastry chef Masaki Okazaki, the 2012 winner of the coveted Mondial des Arts Sucrés held annually in Paris. Périgord truffle with duck confit ravioli, and Japanese F1 beef sirloin with crispy celeriac and green peppercorn sauce round out the celebratory meals. In addition, the five-course feast includes champagne soup garnished with caviar.

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Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills opened its doors on June 11 as the twelfth Andaz hotel worldwide, bringing the brand’s warm and engaging sense of sophisticated luxury to Tokyo for the first time. Since then, Andaz Tavern, with its uncomplicated yet dynamic cuisine, friendly service, and striking space surrounded by five-meter-high, floor-to-ceiling windows, has been a sought-after destination for locals and visitors alike. The inspired surroundings make it a fitting setting in which to mark the passing of the year and greet the new one in style.

The Deets

When: Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Where: 51F Andaz Tokyo, Toranomon Hills, 1-23-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo

How much: Three courses are available (see above), ranging in price from ¥16,000 to ¥29,000 per person. All prices are exclusive of sales tax and subject to a 13 percent service charge.

Reservations: To book your spot, please call the Andaz Tavern on 03-6830-7739.