Tuesday, February 18, 2014

JAPAN: Bulgari Il Café @ Osaka Umeda Hankyu Departmental Store 阪急百貨

Recently we made a special holiday trip to Japan. This time, we toured the Western and Central Japan in 2 weeks, and enjoyed many delicious food and wonderful hospitality in the land of the rising sun. Over the next few posts, I shall be sharing some of our yummy discoveries in Japan.

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In the heart of Osaka lies one of the oldest shopping mall in the upper end district of Umeda. A landmark mall in Umeda is the Umeda Hankyu Departmental Store, and the ground floor lobby of the departmental store is one of the grandest mall I have seen in Japan.

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We are here to visit the Bulgari Il Café by Bvlgari. Those who follow our blog will remember that we have been to their Tokyo shop in 2011. We heard that the Osaka one offers something unique, so we are here to find out what it is.

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A very classy and quiet place. A great place for all to relax and recharge after a day of shopping.

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First timers should order the Blvgari Tea Box. More on the tea box later. Each set comes with a glass coffee or tea (hot or cold).

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In traditional Japanese style, we are each presented with a beautiful Bvlgari bento box, which resembles a jewellery box. Open up and see what's inside the double layer box.

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The top layer is the savoury items, while the second layer are the sweets. They are presented like small beautiful jewels.

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For today, we have the mini cheese burger, quiche, vegetable sandwich and smoked salmon rolls.

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But everyone here comes for the sweets, and today we have the Bvlgari dessert gems and a Bvlgari chocolate.gem. The Bvlgari tiramisu was really yummy.

All in all, everything costs 2,900 yen per person. A bit pricey but it's a great experience! Recommended!

Bulgari Il Café
Umeda Hankyu Departmental Store 阪急百貨
8-7 Kakudacho,
Kita Ward,
Osaka Prefecture,

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