Located in an open atrium with a characteristic 25m high atrium filled with natural light, Ventaglio has transformed from buffet style Mediterranean cuisine to a restaurant offering prefix set menu international cuisine and will reopen at the end of May 2023. start.
The nascent “Ventario” is headed by Chef Vincent Wang, a Mauritian, multiethnic and culturally diverse chef who has worked as a chef in Japan, Indonesia, Morocco and more (Vincent Wan).
Vincent’s culinary philosophy is “food for life”. “Food and culture are vital to our survival, the two are closely related, and food culture tells the story of where we come from,” Vincent said. He added: “Every dish is created with the hard work of many people and the blessing of local culture and environment. But on the other hand, in the catering industry, we cannot ignore the fact that a lot of food is wasted. “In order to solve this problem, we changed from a buffet form to a prefix set meal, and actively used non-standard vegetables. We are actively implementing initiatives to reduce food loss, eg. In addition, with “in the purchasing department team, we also focus on sourcing sustainable raw materials. I believe this is due to the efforts of producers who are passionate about this,” he continues.
At “Ventario”, we aim to provide “sustainable food” and create a variety of dishes that combine inspiration from food cultures around the world with seasonal ingredients from selected producers all over Japan. For example, an appetizer inspired by laksa, which is popular in Southeast Asia, uses octopus from Hokkaido and sea bass from Chiba Prefecture, France, from producers who promote sustainable development of marine resources and fisheries. Dishes that combine “sustainable development”, “local cuisine” and “food culture from around the world”, such as main dishes prepared using teriyaki (steaming), one of the representative cooking methods. I am coming.
At “Ventario”, lunch and dinner are available as pre-courses or à la carte.prefix
You can choose 3 kinds of your favorite appetizers as a set meal, and you can enjoy it in different ways according to your taste.
Vincent and his team weave a variety of free and exquisite dishes, respecting every food culture, but not bound by the framework, please enjoy a “food journey” that meets and touches.
■Overview of the International Cuisine “Ventario”
3 appetizers, 1 soup, 1 main course, 1 dessert
Weekdays 5,280 yen, weekends and holidays 5,720 yen
3 appetizers, 1 soup, 1 chef’s recommendation, 1 main course, 1 dessert
Weekdays 7,920 yen, weekends and holidays 8,580 yen
* à la carte is also available
*Prices shown are inclusive of GST and subject to 15% service charge.
* Closed on Monday and Tuesday
General restaurant reservations 0120-806-823 (9:00-21:00) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Official website: https://www.mandarinoriental.com/ja/tokyo/nihonbashi/dine/ventaglio
■Profile of Chef Vincent Wan at Ventaglio
Native to Mauritius. Growing up, I was influenced by a variety of Mauritian cuisine with French, Indian, African and Chinese influences. He started his career as a chef 12 years ago as an office worker in a restaurant in South Africa. Afterwards, at Club Med Resorts, he honed his skills as a chef in the context of different food cultures such as Maldives, Indonesia, Japan (Hokkaido and Okinawa), Seychelles, Dominican Republic, Morocco. In May 2023, he was appointed Head Chef at Ventaglio at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo. He is good at cooking with clever use of spices.
What is “Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Tokyo”?
Mandarin Oriental Japan’s first hotel opened on December 2, 2005 in Nihombashi, Tokyo. The group’s concept of “building a hotel that respects local characteristics and culture” is not only reflected in hardware, but also in software. The interior design incorporates Japanese style, with the theme of “forest and water = Japan’s nature”, creating a stylish and peaceful luxurious space. A total of 179 rooms are located on the upper floors of the 38-story Nihonbashi Mitsui Building. From the spacious rooms over 50 square meters, you can enjoy the beautiful view of Tokyo. The hotel has extensive facilities and an award winning spa, 12 food and beverage outlets, a grand ballroom (1), ballrooms (4), meeting rooms (6) and a chapel. Since its opening, it has won numerous international awards and rankings.
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Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo Major Awards
In 2023, it will be ranked No. 1 in “50 Top Pizza in the Asia-Pacific Region in 2023” by the world’s most influential pizzeria specialty guide “50 Top Pizza” (Pizza Bar on the 38th).
In 2023, Forbes Travel Guide, the U.S. rating agency, received the highest 5-star rating in the hotel category and spa category for the ninth consecutive year.
In 2022, the “MICHELIN Guide Tokyo 2023” has been recommended by Bib Gourmand for six consecutive years (Pizza Bar No. 38).
In 2022, it won 3 places in the pizzeria category in the 2023 edition of the “Top Italian Restaurants in the World” organized by “Gambero Rosso” (Pizza Bar No. 38).
About “Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group”
The award-winning Mandarin Oriental hotel group is one of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences in the world. We have grown into a global brand rooted in Asia and currently operate 36 hotels and 9 apartments in 24 countries and regions, reflecting oriental traditions, local culture and unique designs. Mandarin Oriental plans to continue developing hotels and residences. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel is part of the Jardine Group.