The spice of international hotel chain Aman is its focus on embracing the local culture of each of its locations in the kitchen, alongside scrumptious international dishes. Aman's new restaurant in Tokyo, The Café by Aman, exemplifies this eclectic mix by offering guests dishes crafted from fresh local produce ranging from traditional Japanese to Mediterranean.
The Café is located on the ground floor of the Otemachi Tower, in the heart of Tokyo's pulsing business district. Flooded with natural light and with views through the Otemachi Forest, this is an incomparable place to relax and enjoy their signature Afternoon Tea fusing Japan's bento concept with delicate pastries.
Don't worry if Japan isn't on your agenda, there's plenty of culinary adventures with similar concepts at Aman hotels across the globe. Take part in full-immersion cooking classes with top chefs in Thailand, cook centuries-old dishes from ancestors who once cooked for Mughal hunting parties in India or climb mountains for rare mushrooms in Bhutan.
Amandari in Bali is perched high above the Ayung River Gorge near Bali's cultural hotspot Ubud. Here couples can enjoy smoked duck, suckling pig, long bean salad and spiced chicken. Guests can also learn to make these dishes themselves in a local family's home after a visit to the morning market.
Within the walls of UNESCO-protected Galle Fort in Sri Lanka, whip up devilled prawns, dhal, eggplant moju, chicken curry and a variety of sombols at Amangalla in a thatched-roof, open-sided pavilion.
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