Sweet Art by Janice Wong at Hilton Tokyo

This information originated in American English.

June 01, 2012

TOKYO - Hilton Tokyo is proud to welcome the 2011 Pastry Chef of the Year by the World Gourmet Summit, Chef Janice Wong, to the hotel during June to showcase her innovative desserts in the Marble Lounge and take part in a special collaboration dinner in Le Pergolèse French Dining. Chef Janice, owner and chef of "2am:dessertbar" in Singapore, will be in the hotel kitchen from June 1 to 10 with her selection of chocolate desserts on offer on the dessert buffet until June 30. The one-off dinner on June 8, entitled "sweet, savory + wine", will combine the talents of Chef Janice and Stéphane Gaborieau MOF - Meilleur Ouvrier de France with a unique selection of wines from Hecht & Bannier.

After graduating from Le Cordon Blue, France, Janice worked in some of the most cutting edge restaurants in world, ranging from Melbourne's Fenix, to Singapore's Les Amis, to Europe's top patisseries, Pierre Herme and Oriol Balaguer. Dissatisfied with how desserts were never the highlight of a meal, Janice actively sought to up-end the status quo with the opening of "2am:dessertbar" in Singapore in 2007. Her never ending passion for culinary art has propelled her to test the limits of dessert making, constantly blurring the boundaries between sweet and savory. This journey lead her to being awarded 2011 Pastry Chef of the Year by the World Gourmet Summit and being selected as one of the nine chefs that will represents Singapore's culinary scene in selected cities worldwide for the Singapore Takeout project.

During the promotion guests to the Marble Lounge will have the opportunity to sample more than 40 stylish chocolate creations. Combining the aesthetics of contemporary art, maximizing flavors and providing innovative texture, the menu include Janice's signature dish; Chocolate Water Coral -airily light and sweet, made of pure chocolate, water, chocolate vinegar and eight kinds of chocolate bon bons with the flavors of chili, truffles and more. The display of artistic desserts, almost too beautiful to eat, will also include 'Yuzu Basil White Chocolate' and 'Pandan Coconut' and can be enjoyed everyday from June 1 to 30 for just 4200JPY per person.

Another highlight of Janice's tenure will be the collaborative dinner with Stéphane Gaborieau MOF at Le Pergolèse French Dining where the two master chefs will create four dishes each in the degustation style, with each course paired with a specially selected wine from Hecht & Bannier. A culinary adventure departing with "Mango coated foie gras dome, caraway and long pepper biscottie" and culminating with "Chocolate H20 - yuzu cherry sorbet & chocolate soil" the journey is accompanied by such distinct companions as a Maury 2009, which has yet to be released in Japan. A truly holistic culinary and artistic experience is promised at a price of 28,000JPY per person. Starting from 6.30pm on June 8. Limit to 40 guests.

*Prices are inclusive of tax and service charge.
*Menus are subject to change.

Contact:
Momoko Gonohe
Hilton Tokyo
+81 3 3344 5111
Momoko.Gonohe@hilton.com

About Hilton Tokyo
Hilton Tokyo opened on September 1, 1984 and is located in Tokyo's vibrant Shinjuku city center. Overlooking Shinjuku Central Park and just minutes from the heart of the business and entertainment areas, the distinctive S-curved 38-storey hotel is a well-known Tokyo icon. 808 spacious guest rooms are located on the 8th to 38th floors. Comfortably decorated in warm tones with Japanese lacquer and wood details, each room has a writing desk, sofa and easy chair and feature Hilton Tokyo's famous traditional shoji screen window covers. Executive rooms are located on the top seven floors in a 'hotel-within-a-hotel' dedicated to providing exclusive service. The latter includes personalized private check-in and check-out, a full range of business and leisure services and complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails are all provided within an elegant setting with unbeatable views. Hotel features 7 restaurants and bars including 24/7 Marble Lounge and 'Le Pergolèse' French Dining. Hotel also features 24/7 Hilton Fitness by PRECOR, 24/7 Business Centre, luxurious take-away shop 'Chocolat Boutique Tokyo' and ballrooms which can accommodate up to 1200 people. For more information about the Hilton Tokyo, please visit www.tokyo.hilton.com.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.