Indulge in Desserts From Popular Sweet Shops at the UNWIND HOTEL&BAR OTARU “Halloween Sweets Festa”!
As a place for cultural exchange, UNWIND HOTEL&BAR OTARU strives to convey Hokkaido’s attractions from its unique perspective. This time, the hotel’s first Halloween event “Unwind Halloween” will be held with the hope that guests from the local area will enjoy the hotel beyond the boundaries of their stay. Enjoy a fun and spooky Halloween atmosphere in the hotel’s magical interior, which was renovated from a historic building built in 1931.
Two-day Limited Edition Sweets Marché “Trick or Treat Halloween Sweets Festa“
“Trick or Treat Halloween Sweets Festa” will be held for two days only on October 30th and 31st, bringing together popular sweets shops in Otaru. The Ball Otaru, the hotel’s restaurant with its beautiful arched windows and stained glass, will be the venue for the event, and a café space will be set up where guests can enjoy sweets purchased in the hotel and drinks such as coffee, tea, cocoa and lemonade on the spot. The Ball Otaru, which is usually used as a breakfast and dinner venue, will be open to the public for a limited time, allowing guests to enjoy the hotel space that retains the architectural beauty from 90 years ago. Please join us with your children, friends and loved ones while enjoying the masquerade.
- Otaru Kanure Kura
Otaru Kanure Kura, which just opened in August this year, is Otaru’s first shop specializing in canelé. The shop offers a wide variety of bite-sized miniature canelé, making it fun to choose from a wide range of different flavors.
- SANNOUE SAKA STAND&BAKE
The concept of Yamanoue-no Uezaka STAND&BAKE is “a shop offering healthy and tasty drinks and baked goods sold by weight”. It aims to be a take-away shop that blends into the daily lives of local people and is a casual place to drop in on a day-to-day basis. The shop offers guilt-free baked goods made with flour, eggs, milk and butter produced in Hokkaido, as well as other ingredients that are as much as possible home-grown and organic. Cookies, financiers, canelé and scones will be on sale.
Kometowa is a gluten-free baked goods shop that makes its goods from rice flour and light brown sugar. A wide variety of gluten-free rice-flour pastries are made at this hideaway shop in Shinkacho, Otaru. You will be able to taste sweets that are gentle on your body, since they incorporate lots of millet sugar and other Japanese ingredients that will make your heart beat with energy. Cakes and cookies will be on sale.
- Café Ameishiki (October 30 only)
Located in a renovated old house in Ishikawa-machi, Otaru, the baked goods are made under the motto “delicious and carefully made with familiar ingredients” and are all wonderfully candy-colored. Cakes, pies, cookies and snowballs will be on sale during the event.
- La Verte (October 31 only)
La Verte makes sweets using organic, fair trade, heirloom eggs, fermented butter and other delicious local ingredients. Visitors can taste delicious pastries made with familiar ingredients. Muffins and cookie sets will be on sale on the day.
- Ghost Baker (October 30 only)
The Ghost Baker is a bakery specialising in baked goods, located on a steep hill at the end of Jigokuzaka. The sweets are made from Hokkaido wheat and French wheat, which can be tasted in the fragrant outer layer, and unrefined sugar from the Amami Islands. Visitors can enjoy the rich confectionery made with the finest ingredients. Financier sandwiches and other baked goods will be on sale on the day.
Venue: UNWIND HOTEL&BAR OTARU 1F Restaurant The Ball Otaru
Date and time: October 30 and 31, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. (ends when sold out)
*Closed Lunch/dinner service at The Ball Otaru on October 30th and 31st
Limited time Halloween Cocktails
From October 24 to October 31, a limited-edition Halloween cocktail will be served at the hotel’s Bar Ignis Otaru. The Spooky Martini has a smooth, mouth-watering cream with a spider’s web pattern to get you in the Halloween spirit. The cocktail has a rich, sweet aftertaste with the addition of UNWIND BLEND, the hotel’s original blend of aromatic hazelnuts and chocolate liqueur for an exquisite sweetness and depth of flavor.
Spooky Martini: 1,400 yen (tax included)
Location: UNWIND HOTEL&BAR OTARU – BAR IGNIS 1F
Opening hours: Open all year round 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. (L.O 11 p.m.)
Limited-time Only Halloween Scones
The hotel’s popular high-tea style breakfast will offer its regular scones in a Halloween version only on October 31st and November 1st. Enjoy the Halloween spirit with pumpkin-shaped scones kneaded with real pumpkin. This is only available to breakfast guests (if you are not staying at the hotel and would like to use this service, please make a reservation in advance).
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