Cherry Blossom Celebrations at MAISON MARUNOUCHI, the Parisian-Style Bistro at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi

March 3, 2023,
Tokyo, Japan

Inspired by Japan’s favourite blossoms, MAISON MARUNOUCHI at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi welcomes springtime with a selection of remarkable offerings, including an evocative Afternoon Tea and signature seasonal menus.

Come March, a floral wave sweeps across Tokyo, lighting up its streets, parks and gardens in glowing pinks and whites. An iconic symbol of Japanese culture, cherry blossoms (known as sakura) are nationally celebrated and appreciated for their transient beauty.

“What makes sakura even more special is that the flowering season lasts only for a few weeks,” says General Manager Charles Fisher. “This year, our team has curated exceptional dining experiences that reflect the true spirit of springtime in Japan.”

Bright and welcoming, the Parisian-style bistro is framed by iconic Tokyo views. Guests can soak up views of the impressive Marunouchi skyline and Shinkansen bullet trains gliding by as they discover locally inspired culinary delights.

Life of Sakura: Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea

Inspired by the incredible yet ephemeral life of cherry blossoms, this sublime Afternoon Tea promises to delight the palate, gaze and soul alike. Blooming in a spring palette of pink, white and green, six signature sweets trace the life of sakura – from the young buds upon trees, to the fragrant carpet of fallen petals at the end of flowering season.

Crafted by Pastry Chef Patrick Thibaud, each miniature masterpiece expresses the delicate beauty of cherry blossoms in edible form. Begin with Cherry Blossom Buds, featuring sakura leaf and vanilla infused crème atop a buttery strawberry tart, followed by Half Bloom, a sumptuous roll cake with sakura Chantilly cream and Griotte cherry jelly. Full Bloom offers a sensational composition of strawberry shortbread and choux with Griotte cherry and sakura crème, blooming with chocolate flowers and fresh strawberries.

Sakura Blossom Shower mirrors the soft fall of petals through white macaroons with Griotte cherry and sakura ganache, accented with Amarena cherry. Embodying a blend of Japanese and western pastry traditions, Cherry Blossom Carpet features a crisp biscuit base, layered with Matcha baked cheesecake, sakura bean paste jelly and sakura cream cheese mousse. Guests can also enjoy a classic English teatime delight with a sakura twist: Pink Scones with Amarena cherry confit.

The repertoire of sweets is complemented by Cherry Breeze, a refreshing beverage evoking the dance of sakura petals in the spring breeze. Sparkling with floral and fruity elements such as rose hip tea, sakura syrup and cherry puree, this bubbly blend is balanced with citrus and salt.

  • Available from March 22 to April 30, 2023
  • Weekdays JPY 7,600; weekends and public holidays JPY 8,800

Sakura Mille-Feuille

The seasonal Mille-Feuille at MAISON MARUNOUCHI is an all-time favourite. Springtime brings a cherry blossom flavour to this classical French delight, composed of airy puff pastry filled with sakura and cherry diplomat crème and topped with sakura leaf and vanilla infused crème diplomat and meringue on top. A dusting of sakura powder completes the magic.

  • Available from March 22 to April 30, 2023
  • JPY 7,000

Miraval Rose Magnum

Raise a glass to cherry blossoms with Miraval Rose Magnum, available by the glass all through spring. From Château Miraval in Côtes de Provence, this fresh and elegant rosé offers an incredible aromatic explosion in the mouth. Its blushing pink hues are the perfect liquid complement to sakura season.

  • Available from March 22 to April 30, 2023
  • JPY 2,200 per glass

Spring Feast: Seasonal Set Menu / Flavours of Japan: Spring Menu

Savour the season’s abundance with a special set menu. Crafted with the finest locally harvested ingredients, this three-course feast takes diners on a delectable journey through springtime across different prefectures in Japan.

Start with the Sansai Tart, a crispy tart layered with mountain vegetables, cheese sauce and shirokabi cheese, followed by the Tokyo Shirokabi Cheese Hirame, an intricate composition of seasonal Hirame (flounder) with pea shoots, brown butter and sakura shrimp. The Sakura Mille-Feuille offers the perfect sweet finish.

  • Available for lunch and dinner, from March 22 to April 30, 2023
  • JPY 13,000 per person

Steak Night

Share a tantalizing steak experience at MAISON MARUNOUCHI, the perfect spot for a lively evening out with family, friends or colleagues. Each Australian Rib-Eye Steak, grilled to succulent perfection, is accompanied by a hearty yet refined Béarnaise sauce and a crisp Parmesan salad. End the evening with a delectable Mille-Feuille.

  • Available every 4th Wednesday of the Month (dinner only) starting March 22, 2023
  • JPY 18,500 per person

All prices mentioned above include taxes and service charge.

For reservations, contact MAISON MARUNOUCHI at +81(03)5222 7222

About MAISON MARUNOUCHI

Backdropped by views of Shinkansen bullet trains and cityscapes, MAISON MARUNOUCHI is the sister eatery to SÉZANNE, the Michelin-starred French fine dining restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi. This bright and airy Parisian-style bistro offers a warm welcome at any time of day. Led by Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Calvert, the dynamic menu brings together bistro classics and all-time favourites, ideal for power breakfasts, relaxed brunches and lively dinners alike.



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Polly Chen
Regional Director of Marketing
1 Chome-11-1 Marunouchi, Chiyod-ku
Tokyo, 100-6277
Japan