Celebrated in Japan during July and August each year, the Tanabata Festival is derived from the celestial love story of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi, represented in legend by the stars Vega and Altair respectively. Also known as the Star Festival because of this heavenly link, activities during Tanabata include decorating homes, shopping malls, and streets with colourful streamers and boys and girls writing their wishes on strips of paper which are then hung from trees and bamboo.

Food also plays an important part during the festival and our award-winning Yamazato restaurant at The Okura Prestige Bangkok is marking the occasion with traditional Gozen set lunch and Kaiseki dinner menus with a twist. A number of the dishes feature decoration and ingredients with a Tanabata theme. In addition to delicious soups and noodles and wonderfully fresh sashimi, tempura and grilled offerings, diners can enjoy a Gozen starter of mussels, shrimp, and a dish of duck soup with shimeji and strip-shaped vegetables. Highlight of the dinner Kaiseki includes seasonal sweet fish (Ayu) with octopus and star-shaped okra, and a main dish of grilled scallop with asparagus.

Yamazato Shines Bright with Tanabata Star FestivalYamazato Shines Bright with Tanabata Star FestivalThe Tanabata Festival traditional Gozen set lunch and Kaiseki dinner menus at Yamazato restaurant runs from 3 – 30 July 2017, lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., dinner: 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Priced at Baht 1,300++ for Gozen lunch and Baht 4,500++ for Kaiseki dinner.

Yamazato Shines Bright with Tanabata Star Festival

Yamazato restaurant is located on the 24th floor. For more information and reservations, please contact 02 687 9000 or email yamazato@okurabangkok.com, or book on our website www.okurabangkok.com

Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.

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Chelsea was born in Hong Kong and is a genuine food lover. Her palate is especially sharp on Cantonese food, delicacies from Hong Kong and meat (especially beef, chicken and lamb). She is able to taste how the food is cooked and prepared. Besides, she is also a pro buffet gourmet because of her unlimited appetite. When she says ‘too sweet’, it may not be sweet for you as her preference for chocolate is 72++ dark chocolate.

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