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Gastronomy in Minato-ku, Tokyo! Photogenic Parfait & Matcha Sweets

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Beautiful parfaits and matcha sweets make your café time a high-quality, luxurious time that you can enjoy with your eyes. Minato-ku is a treasure trove of cafes and lounges where you can enjoy photogenic parfaits and matcha sweets. Here we introduce you to five carefully selected spots for a sweet experience.

Emporio Armani Cafe

Cherry and ruby chocolate parfait 2,600 yen (tax included, 10% service charge not included)

Emporio Armani Cafe"" in Omotesando is an elegant Italian-style cafe produced by Giorgio Armani. The monthly changing ""Seasonal Parfait"" is the restaurant's most popular menu item, and the ""Cherry and Ruby Chocolate Parfait"" can be enjoyed until June 30. Made with American cherries, it is characterized by its elegant sweetness and subtle tartness.

Flanking the cherries are two types of gelato: cherry beer, which spreads an enticing aroma, and amaretto, which is combined with milk. The parfait layers include, from the top, shortbread with almonds, American cherry and cherry beer jelly with chantilly (fresh cream) and apricot jelly inside, a thick blackcurrant sauce and ruby chocolate cream, refreshing hibiscus jelly and Elderflower jelly is layered in four. The carefully selected parts change dizzyingly with each bite. The result is an elegant parfait with a variety of flavors.

In addition to parfaits, the café menu is filled with the essence of Italian cuisine. Stylish afternoon tea sets and ""Armani Dolci Tea"" are also popular. You can enjoy a luxurious time to treat yourself or have tea time with your loved ones.

Emporio Armani Cafe Omotesando
3-6-1 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyoエンポリオ-アルマーニ-カフェ-東京-表参道
Opening hours: 11:00 - 20:00 (LO 19:00)

Hotel InterContinental Tokyo Bay, New York Lounge/Hudson Lounge

Muscat Melon Parfait 3,300 yen (tax included, 15% service charge not included)

New York Lounge"" and ""Hudson Lounge"" at Hotel InterContinental Tokyo Bay in Takeshiba are offering seasonal parfaits as a special menu. The concept of the parfait is ""to serve the seasonal ingredients of the season in their best possible flavor. The layered layers and bright fruit decorations on the glass are beautiful, and the dish is a delight to both look at and taste.

The ""Muscat Melon Parfait"" is being offered until June 30. The lavish use of melon and muscat with its aromatic sweetness and pulpy texture makes this parfait a refreshing early summer-inspired dish.

The seasonal parfaits are always praised by word of mouth for their ""deliciousness"". Many people are repeat customers, and some even come all the way from far away to try the parfaits. The recommended way to eat is with a drink set that includes coffee, tea, iced coffee, or iced tea (3,850 yen on weekdays, 4,180 yen on weekends and holidays *all inclusive of tax and service charge). Hot drinks and cold parfaits go well together, and black tea, muscat, and melon are recommended as they go well together.

Hotel InterContinental Tokyo Bay
1-16-2 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo

New York Lounge
Hours: 11:30 - 21:00 (LO 20:00)

Hudson Lounge
Hours: Sun-Thu 11:30-22:00 (LO 20:30) / Fri, Sat, eve of holidays 11:30-22:30 (LO 20:30)

strings hotel tokyo intercontinental lutmos

Melon× Mojito Parfait, Mango× Moscow Mule 4,180 yen (tax included, 15% service charge not included)

"Lutmos," the café and bar at the Strings Hotel Tokyo InterContinental in Shinagawa, is offering parfaits featuring seasonal fruits. The menu changes every two months, with two types of ""Strings Cocktail Parfait"" being offered until June 30. The two parfaits on offer until June 30 are the ""Melon x Mojito Parfait"" and the ""Mango x Moscow Mule"".

The Melon x Mojito Parfait is made with chocolate sticks, two types of ice cream, and eight layers of layers. Lime is added to the layers of mojito julep and chantilly (whipped cream) to bring out the deliciousness of the melon.

The Mango x Moscow Mule is a parfait with coconut tuile, two types of ice cream, and eight layers of layers. Crunchy ginger chips and ginger ale accent the sweetness of the mango. It leads to a sophisticated taste.

Duo Parfait"" (7,700 yen, tax included, service charge 15% not included), which includes two parfaits and two drinks, is also available for those who want to share two parfaits and have a little bit of both. The restaurant is open not only during café hours but also until nighttime, so you can also enjoy the parfait at night with a cocktail. From daytime to nighttime, you can enjoy a creative parfait experience in a chic space.

strings hotel tokyo intercontinental
26F-32F Shinagawa East One Tower, 2-16-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Cafe & Bar ""Lutmos
Hours: 11:30-22:00 (LO 21:00)

Yok Mok Aoyama Blue Brick Lounge

Uji matcha Mont Blanc 1,980 yen (tax included)

Blue Brick Lounge in Omotesando is offering four kinds of matcha sweets under the concept of "discovering new depths and ways to enjoy matcha. It is made with the same Uji green tea as the Cigar au Matcha.

Homemade rum raisin ice cream and Uji green tea biscuit are wrapped in soft Uji green tea cream to complete this dish. Around the mont blanc, the plate is sprinkled with ingredients that go well with matcha, such as savory black sesame tuile, sweet and sour yuzu confiture, and cacao crumble. The bittersweet taste and the change in texture caused by the combination of ingredients are the key to the flavor.

Uji green tea mont blanc is the most popular item on our seasonal menu. It is especially popular among women, and the secret to its popularity is that it is not only rich in green tea, but also photogenic. Some days it sells out, so we recommend coming early in the day. Enjoy it on the terrace while feeling the fresh early summer breeze.

Yoku Moku Aoyama Honten Blue Brick Lounge
5-3-3 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Hours: Mon-Wed-Sun 10:00-19:00 (LO 18:30) / Thu-Sat 10:00-18:30 (LO 18:00), 19:00-22:00 (LO 21:30)
*Reservations are required for evening hours.

Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa Lounge Koumei

Matcha Affogat 1,600 yen (tax included, 13% service charge not included)

"Lounge Koumei" at the Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa in Shinagawa offers a wide variety of Japanese sweets. The recommended matcha green tea sweet is the ""Matcha Affogato. It is served by mixing matcha, a Japanese pride of Japanese ingredients, and a Western-style affogato, a way to enjoy the dessert. The concept was conceived as a new proposal for Japanese people and a familiar way of eating for foreigners in a Japanese style. It is designed so that everyone can enjoy matcha in a fresh style.

The matcha affogato is a sweet treat that allows you to enjoy the difference in temperature between the cold, rich vanilla ice cream and the warm Uji matcha tea* prepared by the staff. The matcha can be served directly from the bowl provided. Monaka, shiratama, anko (red bean paste), and chestnuts are also available together, making this a sweet that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.

When eating, taste the matcha, vanilla ice cream, and monaka individually, and enjoy the matcha poured over the ice cream as a Japanese affogato at your favorite time. Furthermore, you can add whipped cream, chestnuts, and other toppings to make it your own, which is another reason why it has been so popular. It is ordered not only as a café sweet, but also as a dessert after a meal.

Lounge Koumei is a lounge where sweets can be ordered from morning to night. At tea time, you can enjoy the warm sunlight, and at night, you can relax and enjoy the view of the Japanese garden that spreads across the large window surrounded by more than 400 bamboo lamps.
For a meal, we recommend the Takanawa Original Calcutta Curry, a traditional recipe handed down from generation to generation at the Prince Hotel, to start off the dessert menu. You will have a wonderful time at Lounge Koumei.

*Different matcha may be used depending on availability.

Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa
1F, 3-13-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Lounge Koumei
Hours: 10:00-21:30 (LO 21:00)
The parfaits and matcha sweets available at selected cafes and lounges in Minato Ward are like little works of art. We have focused on seasonal parfaits and matcha sweets until June, but the charm of these sweets is that they change with the seasons. Please visit the cafes you have already visited.

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