The Royal Park Hotel in Nihonbashi, Tokyo introduces “Sakura afternoon Tea” to celebrate the coming of spring and the cherry blossom season.

From March 15 to April 30, the hotel will feature a range of Sakura themed bites and products available to grab at the hotel’s ground floor Patisserie and Bakery, Iki, and from April 1 to April 30, the hotel’s lounge, Fontaine, will be selling “Sakura Afternoon Tea”.

Customers will be able to enjoy cherry blossoms in a different perspective as the theme of the afternoon tea is “Cherry Blossom viewing in the Garden”.

Sakura Afternoon Tea | © PR Times, Inc.

On the hotel’s ground floor, the elegant Fontaine Lounge will be selling the colourful “Sakura afternoon tea”. Chocolate worked into pale pink sponges, decorated by Japanese printed cocktail umbrellas will imitate a “cherry blossom viewing in the garden” on the cake pedestal, perfect for any Foodies Instagram feed.

The sweets to be offered are inspired by cherry blossoms when they are in full bloom and will include a cream cheese pudding with a subtle aroma of sakura, and a fluffy pink sakura roll cake. Savoury snacks made of soybeans and rapeseed will complete the spring season afternoon tea collection.

  • Event name: Sakura Afternoon Tea
  • When: Wednesday April 1, 2020 - Thursday April 30, 2020, 11:00 ~ 17:00
  • Afternoon tea ~ ¥ 4,235 (¥ 3,500 + 10%Tax & 10% Service fee) per person
  • Afternoon Tea & Sparkling rose wine with salted cherry blossoms ~ ¥ 4,840 (¥ 4,000+ 10%Tax & 10% Service fee)

Pedestal Set Menu

  • Upper plate: Chocolate Cream Cheese and Cherry Jelly Pudding
  • Middle plate: Sakura Roll Cake, Matcha Madeleine, Rasperry Choux a la Creme, Sakura and plain scones & Macaroons.
  • Lower plate: Soybean and egg brioche sandwich & shrimp and rapeseed quiche
  • Choice of Tea or Coffee

Sakura themed bites from the bakery | © PR Times, Inc.

In addition to the “Sakura Afternoon Tea” offered in the hotel lounge, the patisserie and bakery, Iki, on the ground floor will be selling cherry blossom themed bread, cakes and sweets; the perfect snacks for spring.

A sakura roll cake made of salted sakura and pale pink sponge and crispy choux a la creme with an inner whipped up from sakura custard will satiate any sweet tooth. As well as the cakes, customers will be able to try sakura pudding pots made of layered sakura and matcha flavours, and sakura sweet rolls filled with spring season red bean paste, which are both being added to the menu for the first time this year.

The special menu at Iki is being prepared as an entry into the Sakura Fes Nihonbashi. The Sakura Fes Nihonbashi is an annual event which sees places in Nihonbashi showcase sakura in all sorts of ways, from light installations, to food and drink markets.

Iki Patisserie and Bakery Sakura event

When: Sunday March 15, 2020 - Thursday April 30, 2020

Sakura Menu:

  • Sakura Roll Cake ¥ 486
  • Sakura choux a la creme ¥ 378
  • Sakura Pudding Pot ¥ 540
  • Sakura Sweet Roll (red bean paste) ¥ 216
  • Sakura Danish (red bean paste) ¥ 324
  • Sakura Cube Brioche (red bean paste) ¥ 216

The Patisserie and Bakery has more limited edition sweets to celebrate Girl’s Day and White Day in March.

From Sunday March 1, 2020 - Tuesday March 3, 2020, Iki will be selling a cute hinamatsuri shortcake decorated with edible dolls inspired by the Peach Festival. The cakes will cost ¥ 3,240.

For White day, the store will sell chocolates with a smooth ganache center from Sunday March 1, 2020 - Saturday March 14, 2020. The chocolates will cost ¥ 1,296.

Hinamatsuri Shortcake | © PR Times, Inc.

White Day Chocolates | © PR Times, Inc.

The Royal Park Hotel which opened in 1989 is a large hotel with 20 floors and 419 guest rooms. The hotel hosts large scale banquets and weddings for state guests and VIPs from around the world, and strives to provide customers with a smart and sophisticated warm welcome.

Location: 2-1-1, Nihonbashi Kakigara-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

By - Connie Sceaphierde.