For all bakes handmade and artisanal, Tokyo’s Aman brings its first standalone patisserie at the Ootemori Centre in the Otemachi Tower.
The serene stage is set, replete with handmade bread, artisanal coffee, and pastries that are as indulgent as they are beautiful. Since Aman Resorts doors first opened in Thailand in 1988, they have now gifted Japan with a standalone patisserie at the Ootemori Centre in the Otemachi Tower.
Launched at the beginning of October and led by the vision of Executive Pastry Chef, Yohihisa Miyagawa, La Pâtisserie will serve a selection of refined culinary creations freshly made each day.
The menu is rife with handmade bread, exquisite cakes, and delicate French pastries including Mille Feuille Framboise, Baba à l’Armagnac and Tarte Chocolat.
Customers will get to choose between lunch on-the-go with a menu of delicious sandwiches and artisan coffee, or purchase large celebration cakes, ideal for special occasions. Additionally, a range of exclusive gift items will also be on sale, including small baked pastries in beautiful Japanese kōbako boxes, Aman Tokyo original fruit jams and pressed juices, handmade chocolates and branded reusable lunch bags and tumblers.
In his time with Aman, Chef Miyagawa has directed pastry operations in all three of Aman Tokyo’s restaurants, firmly establishing the iconic reputation of the hotel’s afternoon tea as the finest. His La Pâtisserie journey began from the ground up, right from sourcing the finest natural ingredients to travelling across the country in relentless pursuit of the best food producers.
Artisanal bread such as Pain de Campagne is made from organic wheat sourced from Tokachi in the Hokkaido province, known for its exceptional quality. The breakfast pastries are made with appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) certified butter, a strict French government certification reserved for products made in a traditional manner in a specific geographical region.
Speaking on the creative process, Chef Miyagawa commented, “Opening a patisserie has always been a dream of mine so I have put my heart and soul into this project. I personally visited our suppliers in their homes to carefully select ingredients and insistently honed my recipes while avoiding overcomplication to allow these ingredients to shine. I hope La Pâtisserie will offer a taste of Aman to the people of the Otemachi District, catering to the needs of our neighbouring office workers, the city’s shoppers, and Aman Tokyo guests.”
Aman has been widely recognized over the years for its vast lobby, ryokan-style rooms, and more. The brand has also evolved into a gastronomes paradise in less than a decade of its existence. La Pâtisserie was therefore designed keeping not just the peaceful aesthetic, but also a guest’s experience of the food in mind.
Creating a theatre for customers and those passing by, a floor-to-ceiling glass-enclosed kitchen serves as a focal point. The architecture allows for customers to watch the chefs in their pristine white uniforms showcasing their culinary skills. Designers also considered Chef Miyagawa’s approach to baking when curating the lofty space, where a wholly modern and minimalist aesthetic allows the delicate pastries to take centre stage.
In a city famous for its exceptional restaurants, Aman Tokyo is renowned for its unrivalled dining experiences, intricate afternoon tea service and creative seasonal menus. La Pâtisserie now brings the hotel’s gastronomic prowess to the streets of Tokyo, for all to savour.