Heinz Beck, an Italian Restaurant that Won 1 Star in the Michelin Tokyo Guide!

Written by Kenji Nishiyama - Ginza de Lunch
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I recently had lunch at Heinz Beck, a restaurant that was awarded 1 Michelin star, located near the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Chef Heinz Beck, from Rome's La Pergola, winner of 3 Michelin stars for 12 consecutive years, is a master in the world of gastronomy. Now his first fine dining establishment has opened in Tokyo!

The Sign
The Sign

In the same building, there's a slightly casual branch restaurant featuring modern Italian cuisine called "Sensi by Heinz Beck".

Only for Lunch! The Chef's Omakase Selection of 4 Courses for ¥8000

Both lunch and dinner are offered as courses.
I ordered the chef's selection of 4 courses, called "Omakase" in Japanese. It's ¥8000, excluding consumption tax and a 10% service charge. The contents of the courses can change at any time, so please use this review for your reference.

The Bread
The Bread

In addition to the 3 types of bread, Grissini (breadsticks) and chips were offered.
The olive oil was the same as the one used in Rome's restaurant, and the butter came from Bordier in France. You could also choose from 6 types of salt.

The Amuse-Bouche
The Amuse-Bouche

First, I had the amuse-bouche, or appetizer. The chef requested that it be eaten in sequence, from the left to the right.

Greater Amberjack in a White Balsamic Vinegar Marinade topped with Powdered Pomegranate
Greater Amberjack in a White Balsamic Vinegar Marinade topped with Powdered Pomegranate

The pink powder is pomegranate juice that was frozen and powdered.
After being served, there was a surprise.
Under the plate, a minty mist suddenly appeared!

Heinz Beck's Fagotelli
Heinz Beck's Fagotelli

Chef Heinz Beck made his name with an original carbonara recipe.
Piping hot carbonara sauce is put inside fresh, ravioli-like pasta. I was so surprised to find it inside!
This dish had a nice mouthfeel. It was so delicious!
For an additional ¥3000, I had them sprinkle white truffle shavings on top. The aroma was also wonderful!

Curry-flavored Cod
Curry-flavored Cod

Beneath the fish, there was a celery sauce.
The fish was tender and the celery sauce, lacking any peculiar taste, was delicious!

The Dessert
The Dessert

Marzipan Jelly with Air Chocolate and Green Apple Sorbet

Petit Fours and Rose Tea
Petit Fours and Rose Tea

This delightful cuisine, making full use of all five senses, is a form of entertainment.
Just as I expected, this gourmet restaurant elicits many "oohs and aahs" of admiration!
In addition to the original menu from Rome's La Pergola, diners can enjoy creative cuisines only available in Tokyo. By all means, dress up and visit Heinz Beck yourself!

* Note: Children under Junior High School age (12-13) are not admitted.

Basic information on Heinz Beck

Address
M2F, Nissei Marunouchi Garden Tower 1-1-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (*The entrance is on the 1st Floor)
Access
Directly connected to the D6 Exit of Otemachi Station
Tel
03-3284-0030
Business Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm (last order 1:30 pm) , 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm (last order 8:00 pm)
Closed
Sundays, The New Year holiday
URL(English)
http://www.heinzbeck.jp/english/home.php#