Surrey-born Chef Daniel Calvert is to launch a brand new restaurant, Sézanne, at Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi this June.
Named after a small city in the Champagne-Ardenne region, the restaurant will showcase technique-driven French cuisine, with a focus on classic flavour profiles featuring produce from across Japan. Calvert will oversee the boutique Hotel’s entire food offering with a more casual bistro bar also opening.
Previously Head Chef of Belon in Hong Kong, Daniel won the restaurant a coveted Michelin star within two years of opening, making him Hong Kong’s youngest Michelin-starred chef.
In 2018 the restaurant reached No.4 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Daniel trained at three Michelin-starred Epicure in Paris and Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York where he stayed for five years, holding the position of sous chef for three.
Set against spectacular views of Marunouchi and Tokyo Station, the 40-cover restaurant will also feature an extensive champagne list with an eclectic range of vintages available by the glass. Poised to become a go-to for epicures in Tokyo, Sézanne will offer a dynamic, technique-driven tasting menu in a refined yet approachable ambience.
Elwyn Boyles, former Executive Pastry Chef at Per Se, also joins the restaurant’s brigade. Daniel Calvert commented, “ I’ve always been drawn to Tokyo so to be given the opportunity to work here is really every chef’s dream. I want to make sure that the highest quality is felt across the board, so whether you’re having breakfast in bed, a working brunch or a celebration dinner at our flagship restaurant, Sézanne , you can expect an impeccable standard of food and drink, along with deeply personalised service. It’s the smallest Four Seasons property in the world, and you can really feel that personality and sense of place throughout”.
The Hotel’s food and beverage outlets are currently undergoing a dramatic renovation project led by Daniel in partnership with acclaimed interior designer, André Fu.
Reservations for Sézanne will open in May 2021.