Hot chocolate - A new player in Tokyo's already crowded chocolate field

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Hot chocolate - A new player in Tokyo's already crowded chocolate field

by: . | Metropolis Magazine | January 14, 2014
Del'ImmoCuisine: Japanese
Price: n/a
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Hours: Tuesday: 11:00-21:00
Thursday: 11:00-21:00
Saturday: 11:00-21:00
: 11:00-21:00
: 11:00-21:00
Address:
3-19-9 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tokyo
Japan
Phone: 03-6426-5059
Email:
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With chocolate shops popping up left and right across Tokyo these days, it takes something rather special to get noticed. Fitting that bill is the new Akasaka cafe Del’Immo (3-19-9 Akasaka, Minato-ku. Tel: 03-6426-5059. www.de-limmo.jp).

Chocolatier Kazuaki Eguchi  opened the café after deciding to widen his skills as a chef and pâtissier. Following on the city’s recent pancake craze, Eguchi has concocted monkey punch (¥1,000), chocolate cakes served with sliced banana, whipped cream and extra chocolate sauce for good measure. There are not one but two varieties of cocoa (both ¥800): one is a fruity, 66 percent cacao Caribbean chocolate with hot milk on the side that customers are encouraged to blend and savor by dunking slices of baguette (¥150); and the other is a bitter 70 percent cacao. The chocolat espresso (¥600) packs a punch and will redefine your understanding of cafe mocha.

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