"HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO", a 5-star hotel located in front of World Heritage Nijo Castle in the center of Kyoto City, has collaborated with "BROWN RICE by Neal's Yard Remedies"!Following the very popular last year, we will hold the second “Organic Vegan Afternoon Tea”.

Overview of “Organic Vegan Afternoon Tea”

At HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, we are developing restaurant promotions that consider food sustainability.We have continued our efforts with our thoughts on the natural beauty of Japan expressed in the brand concept "EMBRACING JAPAN'S BEAUTY".The idea resonates with "BROWN RICE", which is based on the concept of protecting the original landscape of Japan for the next generation, sticking to the farming method (organic) that protects nature that is cyclical and leads to the future.Continuing from last year, we have prepared an “Organic Vegan Afternoon Tea” through a collaboration between the two that delivers vegan recipes that are friendly to the body and the environment.Starting with savory by consultant chef Fumio Yonezawa, who is active in the world of sustainable and vegan cuisine, we will propose new attractions that go beyond beauty and taste.Enjoy a relaxing tea time while feeling harmony with nature.

■Period: Saturday, July 2023, 7 to Thursday, August 1, 8
■ Time: 12:00- / 14:30- (* 2 hours each)
■Place: Bar & lounge "THE GARDEN BAR"
■ Price: 6,100 yen (2 types of drinks), 6,700 yen (You can enjoy more than 20 types of drinks such as TWG tea and original mocktails with free flow.)
*All prices include tax and service charge

■Menu: sweets (7 types), savory (6 types), scones (2 types)
*The contents of the menu are subject to change depending on the purchase situation.

■Benefits: Comes with Neal's Yard Remedies skin care sample as a souvenir (please pick up at Neal's Yard Remedies Kyoto BAL store)

■ Restaurant reservation number: 075-468-3166

▽ Online reservation


BROWN RICE is an organic and vegan restaurant opened in Omotesando, Tokyo in 2003 by Kenji Kajiwara, the founder of the Japanese subsidiary of the organic cosmetics brand Neal's Yard Remedies.The concept is to provide food that makes the body, mind, and earth healthy and beautiful, making use of the ancient Japanese wisdom of valuing the four seasons.The restaurant surrounded by greenery has a terrace and shops.The warmth of plants resonates with the way the garden of HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO and his FORNI / THEGARDEN BAR are in harmony with nature.Also, BROWN RICE meals and vegan cookies were used at King Charles' birthday party hosted by the British Embassy in Japan in June.

Consultant chef of Italian restaurant "FORNI"

Mr. Fumio Yonezawa

Born in Tokyo in 1980. Before moving to New York alone at the age of 22, she trained at the pioneering Italian restaurant "Trattoria Boccalone" in Ebisu. Became the first Japanese sous chef at Jean-Georges.After returning to Japan, after working as an executive chef at a famous restaurant, he became a chef de cuisine from the opening of "Jean-Georges Tokyo" in 2014. In 2013, she won the American Embassy "Taste of America" ​​Japan Tournament. In 2015 she won the "Gold Egg" at RED U-35, Japan's largest cooking competition. In 2018, he opened a sustainable grill restaurant “The Burn” in Minami Aoyama.One of his major publications is Vegan Recipes Shibata Shoten.Currently developing collaborations with major food companies and menu offerings as sustainability and vegan recipes.Recently, he established NO CODE, a new company that develops genre-less "food" business, and serves as its representative.


HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO was born on November 250, 2020 on the site of the former residence of the Mitsui family, which existed for over 11 years near Nijo Castle.We have 3 guest rooms made with carefully selected natural materials and craftsmanship, and three restaurants and bars that serve the finest ingredients and the outstanding skills of our chefs.It also has a variety of facilities, such as a SPA area where you can enjoy natural hot springs bubbling up on the premises.Also, in February 161, it won the highest rating of "3 stars" in the US "Forbes Travel Guide 2023", which ranks world-class hotels, restaurants and spas.This is the second year in a row since 2, when it was the first in Japan to receive a five-star rating in the first year of its opening. Based on the brand concept of "EMBRACING JAPAN'S BEAUTY", we offer a special experience and relaxation for all customers while valuing the unique beauty of Japan seen in traditional culture, architecture, crafts, food, etc. We will provide


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