Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Snoopy Ever And Never: The Art of Peanuts 六本木ヒルズ×スヌーピー展 期間限定コラボメニュー

I am driven crazy by a dog and his name is SNOOPY.
Snoopy, one of my favorite character is currently being exhibited at Roppongi Hills. At this Snoopy exhibition which showcases 100 original drawings and sketches by Charles Monrole Schulz, the public can also get a glimpse at the original sketches of his early work "Lil Folks", past collaboration works with brands and artists, as well as vintage figures popular amongst core fans.  But perhaps something even better is that many restaurants are collaborating with Snoopy and came out with special Snoopy food. 

Snoopy Box by La Boutique Joel Robuchon
Ladies browsing at the Snoopy Brochure at Lauderale
One of the story in which Snoopy's brother, Spike, appeared is in the "Roasted Marshmallow" scene at an outdoor camp. To recreate this, Lauderale, a casual laid back French bistro has come up with "S'mores Platter" ¥1200

Honestly, it was not easy to toast the marshmallow over a small candle because I am impatient and place the marshmallow straightaway over the fire, causing it to be charred black in less than 8 seconds. A S'more is supposedly a cookie sandwich with gooey marshmallow and chocolate. The most delicious part is actually the cactus cookie and the sweet vanilla ice cream.

Keyakizaka Dori 1F
6-15-1 Roppongi Minato Ku

『スヌーピー展限定 あずきとカカオのガトー』¥840
At modern Japanese sweets Toraya cafe which specializes in red bean paste chocolate gateau, it has come with a "Peanuts Version" 840. Peanut paste is blended into the cake batter and baked. Compared to the original version, it is less chocolatey and sticky.  Perhaps also due to peanuts, the texture leans on the dry side but the scoop of peanut cream was light.

Toraya Cafe 
Where's SNOOPY? 
Not Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich but something more sinful than that--> A Peanut Butter + Blueberry Jam + Cream Cheese + Onions Sandwich was served at A&W Dining Restaurant, AS Classic.  Came with potato wedges and Caesar salad. What's good is that the bread was toasted till dark golden brown but they could cut down on the cream cheese and put more peanut butter. The set at ¥1575 is steep and so this is probably the first and last time I will step into AS Classic.
He's hiding at the back!
And this set was supposed to come with Snoopy-imprinted chocolate cookies. However, there had been a long queue and they ran out of it. So I had to settle for the big sized Chocolate Chip at ¥315, about 6 times the size and thickness of an average Famous Amos Cookie. Not the most delicious cookie in the world but I'm happy :)

Snoopy and Woodstock Tea Time Platter(¥1000)is a caffe latte printed with Woodstock's face and a warm chocolate chip muffin. This is the only cafe that did a coffee art but would be ideal if they can do snoopy face. But the coffee brew was pretty robust.
By Cafe Salon Du Huit (Limited to 10 sets per day) Available till 5th January

Dogs are welcome, so does SNOOPY!! ~~

Keyakizaka Bakery -An all day dining cafe from 8am-9pm 

The tastiest dish was the Honey Nuts and Peanuts Butter Hot Sandwich ¥900 by Keyakizaka Bakery (Available from 4pm only and until 15th December). The double filling of Peanut Butter and Cream Cheese was overflowing and this is the exact kind of sandwich that I loved the most. It was barely nutty as there were less than five whole almonds. Plus, the size of the toast is larger than what I imagined as so it was very satisfying to indulge in so much peanut butter goodness!

ハニーナッツとピーナッツバターのホットサンド ¥900

This dish puts my Snoopy quest to a satisfying end and I don't know why they make me even more excited than when I visited themed cafes.

If you can try, which is the dish you want to have?

“Ever and Never: the art of PEANUTS” 
Venue: Mori Arts Center Gallery
Address: Roppongi Hills 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Dates: Oct 12th 2013 to Jan. 5th 2014
Time: 10 am to 8 pm (Tuesdays close at 5 pm)
Admission: general in advance 1,800 yen, general on day 2,000 yen
No closed days during exhibit period

For details of restaurants serving these food, visit: http://www.roppongihills.com/shops_restaurants/feature/2013/snoopy/

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