Feast your eyes on the open show kitchen as Michelin-starred Chef Guillaume Bracaval crafts innovative French cuisine inspired by the Japanese terroir. Enjoy a spirited meal in the sophisticated, modern dining room with panoramic Tokyo views.
- 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm LAST ORDER AT 1:30 PM
- 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm LAST ORDER AT 8:30 PM AND 9:30 PM FOR À LA CARTE
- Outdoor Terrace
- March 15 – October 31
- PLEASE NOTE
- EST IS CLOSED TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS.
- Entre végétalet gourmandise
Veal, Cos Lettuce
- PEAU DE SOJA
Tofu “Cheese,” Citrus
- La cueillette des champignons
- Available for lunch and dinner courses
Award winning Chef Guillaume Bracaval presents innovative French cuisine prepared with fresh produce and delicate techniques. He and Pastry Chef Michele Abbatemarco make regular visits to local farmer's markets to seek out the fall’s best produce and to find inspiration. The waters just off of Hakodate coastline also offer a bounty of culinary treasures for the est team to work with.
Meet the Team
Guillaume BracavalChef de Cuisine
Born in a tiny village in northern France, Chef Guillaume Bracaval found his earliest inspiration in his family’s vegetable gardens and farmyard. It was there that he learned to love and respect the origins of ingredients, while in his mother’s kitchen he delighted in kneading, stirring, roasting and baking. Now, at est, Bracaval presents innovative French cuisine, inspired by a deep respect for produce from the Japanese terroir.
“A good chef has to think like an artist. My creative spark can come from anywhere – from the market, from a little ramen shop or even from my wife’s Japanese cooking at home.”
Michele AbbatemarcoPastry Chef
From the vibrant markets of Monferrato in Italy to the elite Michelin-starred kitchens of Europe and Japan, Pastry Chef Michele Abbatemarco has been on a fascinating culinary journey ever since he was a child. While Michele’s foundation in pastry-making is decidedly European, the move to Japan changed his perspective, leading to a years-long process of studying local ingredients, understanding Japanese culture and reviewing his personal recipes.
“Tastes are like poems that speak to our palate. Just like with art, we can experience emotions with a dish. If that feeling becomes a lasting memory, then my work is completed.”
More Dining Options
Experience the joy of abbondanza (a life of plenty) at PIGNETO, where every meal is a relaxed, family-style affair. Sit beside one of the open show kitchens and watch our expert chefs craft seasonally inspired Italian cuisine, or step out onto the lively outdoor terrazza and savour sweeping Tokyo views alongside a selection of Milanese aperitivi.
Pay homage to the art of drinking at VIRTÙ, where our head bartender employs modern Japanese techniques to reinterpret classic French flavours using our world-leading collection of vintage French spirits and rare cognacs.
Experience afternoon tea with a decidedly Japanese twist at THE LOUNGE, where our wagashi artist and Japanese pastry chef work together to create a colourful and imaginative selection of delectable sweets and savouries in a convivial setting – all topped off with Imperial Palace views.
Whether it’s a late-night meal, breakfast in bed or a midday pick-me-up, make your selection from our extensive menu and we’ll provide an incredible dining experience in the comfort and privacy of your guest room or suite.