The man who’s been described as the ‘Picasso’ of the pastry world has been tapped by All Nippon Airways to cater its dessert menu.
Passengers on international flights traveling in First and Business Class will tuck into a range of in-flight desserts created by French pastry wizard Pierre Hermé, best known for his inventive macaron flavors and gourmet cakes.
The trio of desserts will debut in June for First Class customers and in September for Business Class passengers.
Fans bidding in a charity online auction to buy a teacup used once by pop diva Lady Gaga had offered more than four million yen ($50,000) by Tuesday.
The china cup and saucer set was used by the star at a press conference in Tokyo three months after the massive tsunami of March last year swamped a large stretch of coastline.
After being awarded four more 3-starred restaurants by gastronomy bible Michelin last week, Japan widened the gulf between it and its closest culinary rival, France.
With an astonishing asking price of US$21.1 million, this Tokyo pad is the most expensive one-room apartment in the world.
Dubbed “The House”, the luxury penthouse is located in the most expensive neighbourhood in Tokyo, the Minami-Azabu district.
Featuring 4,434 square feet of living space, the owner spent the past 18 months renovating it to become a live-in masterpiece.
A documentary that goes behind the counter and into the life of a man who’s been called the greatest sushi chef in the world is set to open in New York Friday.
Tucked away in an underground Tokyo subway station is an unremarkable-looking 10-seat eatery called Sukiyabashi Jiro which serves Michelin-starred sushi by 85-year-old Jiro Ono, the first chef in Japan to earn three Michelin stars.
One of Tokyo‘s historic hotels – The Tokyo Station Hotel - will be reopening its doors on 3rd October 2012.
The hotel takes up a large part of the historic red brick building that was originally built in 1914 and has been undergoing a complete renovation since March 2006. The hotel is already accepting reservations for its wedding and function rooms.
Built in an eye-catchingly un-Japanese style, the building embodied Japan’s social and cultural globalization and modernization efforts in the early 20th century.