A Palace Hotel Tokyo signature restaurant rises above a city of contenders
Less than three short years since its debut, Palace Hotel Tokyo’s Crown Restaurant has made good on its ambition to light up the city’s culinary appeal with its first Michelin star.
The French fine dining establishment now joins the city’s top restaurants in the 2015 Michelin Guide for Tokyo released recently, being one among 24 newly rated additions rounding out the culinary capital’s indisputably impressive total of 226 Michelin-starred dining destinations.
Crown’s Executive Chef Manabu Ichizuka with three decades mastering French culinary arts, collaborates with Patrick Henriroux, grand chef of the two-starred La Pyramide in Vienne, France on the restaurant’s concept and menus.
“With due respect to our French foundation, we’re constantly challenging ourselves to explore possibilities,” says Ichizuka. “We strive to create menus that bring about opposing, yet complementary sensations on the palate by pairing, in the same dish, flavors, textures and temperatures – contrasting each other such as sweet vs. tangy, grainy vs. silky, hot vs. chilled.”
These pairings can be found in dishes such as slow-cooked cod with veal jus and sesame & brandade gnocchi accompanied by Iberian chorizo crumble alongside a yuzu chutney.
One of 10 restaurants and bars at the award-winning Palace Hotel Tokyo, Crown features compelling views of Tokyo’s Imperial gardens and the cityscape; from the floor-to-ceiling windows of its sixth-floor perch. The 64-seat restaurant also cultivates a pleasant design aesthetic in its décor and furnishings.
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