The Peninsula Tokyo Collaborates with MIKIMOTO
This June, known as the month of pearls, The Peninsula Tokyo is partnering with luxury Japanese jeweler Mikimoto to unveil a shimmering Afternoon Tea experience in celebration of Mikimoto’s 120th anniversary of opening its doors in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district.
Both companies are synonymous with luxury. The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, owner and operator of The Peninsula Hotels, has a more than 150-year legacy; while Mikimoto, the world’s foremost producer of the finest cultured pearls, and a global leader in exceptional jewelry design, shares a long-standing tradition of 126 years.
Drawing inspiration from the elegance and brilliance of Mikimoto’s fine pearls, the hotel’s talented culinary team has crafted a delectable line-up of savory seasonal finger foods and sweets. The Afternoon Tea features six opulent savory bites, including: foie gras terrine; edamame arancini – a deep-fried cheese rice ball topped with a green leaf – inspired by Mikimoto’s “Fortune Leaves Collection”; and a flaxseed open sandwich with fig, ham and gorgonzola cheese. Six sophisticated sweets include: lychee rose mousse crafted as a pink-colored pearl; a dark chocolate sphere mousse with a fruity peach and lavender compote; and a mini version of the hotel’s ever popular mango pudding topped with tapioca. Homemade scones, one plain and the other infused with apricot, are baked in spherical shapes resembling pearls and are the perfect accompaniment to the classic, rich clotted cream and sweet-tart apricot jam.
Each guest who enjoys the Afternoon Tea will be presented with one original gift item from Mikimoto at the Mikimoto Ginza Main Store (please note, a limited number of gifts are available, and the presented gift may not be exchanged). Diners may pair their Afternoon Tea with a selection of teas while listening to live music from the balcony. Mikimoto Afternoon Tea is available daily at The Lobby between June 15 and July 14, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and is priced at JPY 5,400 per person.
For reservations, please contact The Lobby on (+81) 6270 2888.
Prices for all food and beverage items are subject to 8% tax and a 15% service charge.
Items are subject to change without prior notice.