Satoshi recently won a trip to the Ritz Carlton's dessert buffet. His department apparently achieved their sales goals so they had a dinner party at the Ritz Carlton and a drawing for various prizes.
The certificate was only good for a weekday (since the price of the buffet goes up on the weekends), so we planned on a day when Satoshi would be off, which was yesterday.
When we got to the buffet there were tons of women all chattering and eating various desserts. Drinks off the menu were unlimited and included in the cost of the buffet. You could also order freshly made pizza but that was at an additional cost of 800 yen (about US$8) for a 6 inch pizza.
This was our first round: Kat (macaron (pistachio, lemon & raspberry, chocolate covered mousse). Satoshi (baked alaska, chocolate orange mousse, crepe filled with coconut, banana and custard topped with chocolate gelato). Kat (cafe latte), Satoshi (black coffee).
The second round: Kat (pistachio bavaroise, red fruit baked cheesecake, bread pudding, churro with chocolate sauce, dark chocolate truffle), Satoshi (coconut pearls, peach pudding & chocolate sesame cake). Kat (lapsang souchong), Satoshi (earl grey). This was my first time trying lapsang souchong tea, it reminded me of pur-erhl tea only smokier. I liked it following all those sweets.
The third round: fresh fruits and dried fruits which we shared. Satoshi (assam).
There were many more desserts which we didn't get to try, we were quite full, but it was a great experience.
Splendido dessert buffet @ The Ritz Carlton, 1F
Monday-Friday 14:00-16:30 (from 2900 yen about US$29)
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 14:30-16:30 (from 3900 yen about US$39)
on our way home, we stopped in Breeze Breeze, Satoshi hadn't seen it and it was just about the time for the marionette to move.
We also stopped in to look at an art exhibition by Teppei Sasakura at Daimaru. Tamakikat had told me about it so I was looking forward to seeing it, I had never seen his works before but there was something about them that was really touching. He has a style in which he paints things which you can see through. It is hard to explain, maybe you can google around to see some of his works on the web. (Thanks for the tip Tamakikat!)
It was a great day. It is a 3-day weekend here, hope you enjoy yours.