Travelers visit different destinations for many reasons, but there is no doubt that tasting the local culinary offerings is high up on most everyone’s list. If you are heading to Tokyo any time in the future, there is a new restaurant that you absolutely have to visit: Hortensia.
This restaurant is going to titillate your taste buds with a fusion of French and Japanese cuisine. Fraponese is what this marriage of cuisines is called, and it is one of the trendiest things in the Japanese restaurant scene these days.
At the helm of Hortensia is renowned chef Tetsuji Koja, who has decided to strike out on his own after a long string of achievements in the Japanese culinary scene. Chef Koja is well known for his imaginative touch in the kitchen, and his creations at Hortensia put together the best of both worlds. He draws upon his formal training and extensive experience on French techniques, at the same time infusing local flavors and touches to create a unique spread at the new restaurant.
Chef Koja’s delectable dishes – from appetizers to main dishes to dessert – are accompanied by a great wine list. Head sommelier Kaz Chiba will take care of all your wine needs and will guide you through the extensive collection of wines in Hortensia’s cellar.
Dining at Hortensia is a pleasurable experience and is not restricted to adults only. One of their attractions is Kids Day, which is held once a month. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with lunch priced at 4,750 yen for any four dishes on the menu. Dinner is priced at 8,400 yen, which includes two appetizers, one fish dish, one meat dish, and a dessert. All prices are tax inclusive.
Even better, if you feel like relaxing over a bottle of wine – or two – later in the evening, the restaurant turns into a wine bar!
Travelers to Tokyo owe it to themselves to have this one-of-a-kind experience.
Here are Hortensia’s contact details for more information:
B1F, NS AZABU-JUBAN BLDG, 3-6-2 AZABU-JUBAN,
MINATO-KU, TOKYO JAPAN 106-0045
Telephone: 03-5419-8455 FAX 03-3451-9300