Le Jardin de Tweed Chanel

Ginza TokyoChanel’s Le Jardin de Tweed (The Garden of Tweed), housed on the rooftop terrace of the Chanel Ginza building lets diners take in the spectacular views of Tokyo’s premier luxury shopping district while sipping on Perrier-Jouët champagne and munching on everything from delicious cheese platters to a light meal with dessert. Well worth a visit if you’re ever in town!

Le Jardin de Tweed Chanel Ginza

Linnea Nilsson at Chanel Le Jardin de Tweed Ginza, Tokyo

Chanel Le Jardin de Tweed Ginza, TokyoIf you really want to maximize your multitasking skills you can forgo the lovely shade provided by the parasols and work on your tan while both dining and socializing.

Cheese Platter at Chanel Le Jardin de Tweed Tokyo GinzaA succulent cheese selection from France that makes my mouth water just at the memory…

Lunch at Chanel Le Jardin de Tweed Tokyo GinzaGinza Sakura Box including a prosciutto salad, freshly baked focaccia, roasted pork with mustard, potato puree, marinated salmon and vegetables, beet-flavored ricotta cream, and for dessert a mango and vanilla matelasse and sakura macaron.

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Beige Alain Ducasse at Chanel Tokyo

Chanel Beige Restaurant TokyoFeasting on Michelin starred cuisine on the skyline of Ginza- one of the world’s most luxurious shopping districts, is the best pick-me-up after an intensive shopping spree. Alain Ducasse’s restaurant Beige, in collaboration with fashion brand Chanel boasts two Michelin stars and offers a sumptuous setting with excellent service and delicious food that indulges both sight and taste senses.

Beige Alain Ducasse TokyoBeige tweed upholstery in line with classic Chanel suits is used on the dining chairs and the large glass windows feature a square quilting diamond pattern similar to that of the Chanel 2.55 handbag.

Linnea Nilsson at Chanel Beige TokyoI chose a delicate green lentil soup followed by roast chicken from Bresse as appetizer.

Chanel Beige Alain Ducasse Tokyo

This was then followed by a main course of seared Kinmedai, two ways fennel, lemon jus.

Small Sweets at Beige Chanel Alain Ducasse Tokyo Small sweets included summery lemon and sakura (cherry blossom) macaroons with chocolate Chanel buttons.

ベージュ アラン・デュカスAs for dessert, I simply had to try the lavish and indulgent chocolate-praline Chanel square sprinkled with gold leaf and served with hazelnut gelato. Délicieux!

Ginza TokyoThe restaurant also offers a fabulous view of the luxury lined streets of Ginza with the Bvlgari, Tiffany & Co. and Cartier buildings in the near distance.

グッチ・カフェ (Gucci Café)

DSCN5372For those of you that don’t already know, I absolutely adore all of the wonderful naughty things that people try to stay away from during their diets and that is pâtisserie. In all honest to god truth, could you say that your life isn’t that much better when biting into a  really tasty tarte aux framboises, tart aux fraises, or gelato? I decided to treat myself with just this at Gucci Café in Ginza, Tokyo. On the dessert menu was black currant gelato with an orange tart. Total bliss!

DSCN5380Let me be your reminder to indulge once in a while, there really isn’t a better feeling!

Life’s a Soirée

Fine DiningTonight it’s really raining cats and dogs outside, it might possibly even be a typhoon so I’m taking full advantage of the comfort of the indoors by hosting a little soirée with friends. The Veuve Clicquot is flowing and the cheese is perfectly French and stinky, just the way I like it. Have a wonderful evening darlings!

グッチ・カフェ (Gucci Café)

Gucci Café Tokyo Ginza (グッチ・カフェ)Yes darlings, the divas who lunch are back and this time we hit up the glamorous Gucci café after a strenuous day of some luxury shopping.

Gucci Café Tokyo Ginza (グッチ・カフェ)Their absolutely delicious risotto and a nice warm cappuccino proved the perfect pick me up because baby, it’s cold outside!

Gucci Café Tokyo Ginza (グッチ・カフェ)If you’re feeling inspired and like giving risotto a go then why not try this recipe (serves 4)?

Ingredients:

50ml olive oil, 1 finely chopped onion (amount acc. to taste), 1-2 crushed cloves of garlic, 200g Arborio rice (risotto rice), 120ml white wine, 750ml hot vegetable stock, 20g butter, 50g grated Parmesan cheese, 10g of basil leaves (shredded), sea salt and black pepper

1. Put oil and onion in a pan and fry on low heat until soft. Add the garlic and stir fry for another 3 minutes.

2. Turn up the heat and add the rice. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the wine and cook for yet another 2-3 minutes.

3. Turn down the heat to medium. Add the hot stock to the rice, little by little (let it absorb), while stirring. When all the stock has been added, remove pan from heat. Add whatever taste you prefer (could be lemon zest of one grated lemon, +2 tbsp lemon juice and 2 medium, previously diced and fried aubergine or maybe pesto), also add the butter, most of the Parmesan and a pinch of salt. Stir well and put a lid on and leave for 5 minutes.

4. Sprinkle with basil and light roasted pine nuts before serving. Enjoy, and add salt and pepper according to taste.

Rosersberg Palace & Picnic

Stopped by Rosersberg palace to enjoy a tour of the beautiful interiors, the view and enjoy a picnic in the palace park. An extravagant excursion. I’d love to share some images of the divine decor but sadly photography was not permitted.

I made a new friend during my adventures, this adorable furry little baby calf. Far too cute!

Luxury picnic that consisted of homemade ciabatta sandwiches with a filling of smoked turkey, lettuce, Brie le rustique, and Vacherol cheese, served with cucumber sticks. Yum!

Enjoyed a bottle of La Mortuacienne Citron, Reine des Limonades.

The homemade pie made from apples from my apple tree turned out delicious. Recipe in previous post. Give it a try and enjoy!

Chanel’s Le Jardin de Tweed

Welcome to a little bit of paradise, Chanel’s Le jardin de tweed (the garden of tweed) is conveniently located at the rooftop of their Ginza store. So, if you’ve had a tiresome day shopping at Tokyo’s most luxurious streets, this is the terrace to visit and replenish your energies.

The terrace design is sleek and stylish, offering either the option of basking in the sun and working on your jet setter St. Tropez tan or sitting under the safe guard of a parasol.

The stylish terrace offers café-style food with aperitifs and other deliciously elegant snacks. It is catered by Beige’s chef Alain Ducasse which is conveniently located a level down in the Chanel building.

The Champagne Perrier Jouët themed bar serves a range of summery cocktails including champagne of course, but also tea, coffee, and lemonade.

The fabulous view that features Tokyo’s very own version of the Parisian Eiffel tower in the distance, namely Tokyo Tower.

The food arrived in this fabulously simple basket and was presented in a very tasteful manner. I couldn’t wait to dig in and see what a Chanel menu tastes like. I nibbled on a small salad, some poisson (fish) bruschetta and cup of legumes (vegetables). For dessert some pound cake, rose and mint flavored marshmallows, a fabulous macaroon with possibly what tasted like hazelnut filling and some fruit. Such a scrumptious menu!

Ginza street view.

I couldn’t get enough of the dessert menu so I ordered an ice latte to enjoy with some Chanel chocolates.

Très chic!

If you find yourself in need of a trip to the ladies or mens room, you may find yourself searching for quite a while as the outside looks more like a stylish walk in closet than a restroom. A collection of Chanel perfumes is on proud display as is a classic Chanel handbag and some men’s  ties.

The ladies room sign was by far the most stylish one I’ve seen to date.

The men’s room sign proved equally stylish with three Chanel ties in the colors of le tricolore (France’s flag).

All in all, this was the perfect day and such a fabulous experience! A must do if you find yourself in Tokyo.

Details from the Ginza Chanel boutique windows.