As summer’s glorious sunshine and cooling showers encourage hydrangeas and silk trees to bloom in the forested gardens surrounded Aman Kyoto, this is also the time of year when the ancient capital’s Unesco World Heritage sites are at their most photogenic. Aman Kyoto celebrates this time of lush abundance with an array of special seasonal experiences and culinary events.
Native to Kyoto and Hyogo, the Tamba chestnut is revered for its sweetness and mellow flavour. To celebrate autumn, Aman Kyoto’s pastry chefs have used this local ingredient to create a sublime seasonal Mont Blanc – a six-layer combination of chestnut cream, black soybean brulée, Wasanbon whipped cream, matcha ganache, fluffy chestnut mousse, and a hazelnut financier for the base.
There are few more satisfying starts to a day than a leisurely brunch in Aman Kyoto’s beautiful garden setting. Dine on a range of Western dishes specialities surrounded by luscious greenery and dappled sunlight, and serenaded by the sound of birdsong.
With over 20 different types of tea available at the Living Pavilion by Aman, you’re already spoilt for choice even before you receive your decadent spread of sweet and savoury treats designed to suit the season. This includes traditional Japanese and Western confectionaries, as well as ingenious sweets crafted from Western ingredients to look like Japanese delicacies. Freshly prepared matcha is always the finishing touch.
Created especially for the autumn season, Aman Kyoto’s original homemade pastries include a new mini pound cake made from Japan’s much-loved Tamba chestnuts. It is ideal gift for those who wish to share the seasonal flavours of Kyoto.