In this volume we welcome Mr. Tomotada Ishikura, Vice President of Tsubame Enterprises. After graduating from Keio University, Ishikura-san joined Sapporo Brewery Co., Ltd. and after he joined Tsubame Co., Ltd. in 1998, he assumed the positions of Deputy General Manager and General Manager of the Sales Planning Division, and General Manager of the Sales Division before he was appointed his current responsibilities. He was also a Representative Director of Ginza Information Management, the operator of Zenginzakai’s official website “Ginza Official.”
Our first stop was Curry and Wine Paul, in Ginza 2-chome where Ishikura-san often dines. The owner couple take pride in the carefully selected organic wine they select and their bistro cuisine.
A favorite spot since its opening in 2010 as a curry restaurant, which restarted as a curry pub in 2011, Curry and Wine Paul is the source of Ishikura-san’s energy. He looks forward to dropping by alone after work to be welcomed by the homey atmosphere and to meet the friendly owner couple who never forget to smile.
While serving savory bistro cuisine that matches good wine, the restaurant maintains its roots as a curry shop. Their most popular dish is Staub-baked curry. The piping hot curry with melted cheese is a dish without which a meal is incomplete, according to Ishikura-san, who strongly recommends the baked curry.
The Staub curry is popular throughout the year and is a best match with wine in both summer and winter.
On the wall are autographs of winemakers that have visited the restaurant, indicating how selective the couple is in choosing their wines. Wine lovers and even those who do not usually drink wine might find their favorite bottle here.
Our next stop was Wine Cellar Rosenthal, where carefully selected German wines can be enjoyed. The wine bar specializes in German wines, which are paired with seasonal cuisine using fresh vegetables from their garden.
Each dish is carefully arranged to be light enough to enhance the savor of the wine. The vegetables are presented in a way that lets one not only enjoy the brilliant colors but also their genuine flavor and aroma. (Photo: ethnic tartare with salmon and herbs, marinated paprika, tomatoes, salad with couscous and Japanese basils.)
The bar was originally opened by the Ishibashi Collection, a German wine importer. The current owner runs the bar by herself with the hope of spreading the unknown charms of German wines, even by creating one new fan at a time.
The bar is strongly recommended not only to German wine lovers but also anyone curious to try rare German wines. Wine Cellar Rosenthal is a select bar only known to a few, located in a night club area of medium-rise buildings.
Our final destination was Pent House Garden, which reopened at a new address in March 2019.
Pent House Garden, located on the top floor of a building facing Ginza Chuo Dori, has an authentic atmosphere in which one can spend luxurious time in a spacious room with comfortable chairs at the counter, sofas and seating on the terrace looking out to the Ginza townscape.
Pent House Garden not only serves a large variety of drinks but also delicious food, ranging from snacks to meats, pasta and pizza that can be enjoyed with alcohol.
Their most popular menu is their thick and juicy cutlet sandwich.
Their delicious cutlets are soft and light, made with only selected portions of pork from Okawaracho, Miyagi Prefecture.
They also have a bartender who is also a certificated venenciador, with a wealth of expertise about sherry and the skills to pour sherry with the venencia, a special instrument consisting of a long shaft with a cup attached at one end. The venenciador will suggest the perfect sherry for the coming season.
Furthermore, they have a collection of more than thirty different cigars bought from Cuba that cigar fans can indulge in.
Pent House Garden offers a sophisticated Ginza experience.
2017ミスアース群馬代表・全国大会4位ミス・ファイアー受賞。同年2017Miss Tourism queen of the year世界大会へ日本代表として出場し、各国の出場者達の投票によって決まる、ミスフレンドシップ賞を受賞。現在はモデル・MCとして活躍中。