"Alice in the Old Castle" in Ikebukuro, Tokyo is a popular restaurant with a unique interior and cuisine with the motif of "Alice in Wonderland". It is an elegant space for adults who are not only cute but also drink alcohol.
Hard-working Hello Kitty collaborated with a restaurant this time. The collaboration partner is the concept restaurant "Alice in the Old Castle Country" in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. This restaurant is popular for its unique interior and cuisine with the motif of "Alice in Wonderland".
What is the country of old castles? Is there Alice in the store? What kind of food will come out? What is a collaboration with Hello Kitty? … Everything is worrisome. That's why I went to the country of the old castle, which also served as a leisure activity for Golden Week!
Hello Kitty collaborates with "Alice in the Old Castle Country" !?
■ To the land of the old castle ruled by the Queen of Hearts
5 pm on Sunday. I came to Ikebukuro, which is full of people. About 5 minutes walk from the east exit of Ikebukuro station. There should be Alice in the old castle country in a building around here ... I found it! A very suspicious (?) Staircase leads to the basement. Let's get off!
I found a staircase leading to the basement
When I went down the stairs, a glass door appeared. You will be curious to see a shining space at the end of the long corridor. A female staff member wearing a light blue dress and a male staff member wearing a top hat will appear and guide you to your seat.
"Welcome to the land of old castles!"
You can see the shining space in the back
As it is called the country of old castles, the interior is based on brick and crimson colors, giving it a chic and mature atmosphere. It may seem surprising to imagine the cuteness of Disney's anime. Most of the customers are women, and it seems that they are mainly in their late 20s to 30s, who are a little older than the students.
Shining "Big Chandelier Seat"
There are also two seats where you can relax as a couple
Staring at the portrait of the Queen of Hearts
■ Order cocktails and dishes
I was given a heavy menu. What should I ask for?
Open the door to a mysterious world of food and drink
When you look at it, all the drinks and dishes have strange names. Like the food and drinks in Alice's story, it's kind of suspicious, but it feels magical to try.
"A favorite of sleeping mice, an assortment of cheese?"
"Uncle hornworm roll cake tea party set?"
Was there such a character ...? I will narrow down the candidates while looking back on the story of Alice that I read a long time ago. There are no pictures on the menu, so if you want to look good, it's a good idea to look at the pictures on the website in advance.
Menu with mysterious names
But this time, I will order a special menu in collaboration with Sanrio Puroland's musical "Hello Kitty in Wonderland," which will be offered until July 9.
The collaboration menu with Alice Kitty is for a limited time until July 9th.
I ordered "Alice Kitty's tomato cream risotto with mozzarella cheese and spinach". I also ordered "Alice lost in the old castle (cocktail)", "Laughing Cheshire Cat's directions (cocktail)", and "White Rabbit fanfare (pasta)". Hello Kitty has nothing to do with this. sorry. I really should have ordered salad and dessert. I'm sorry for this too!
Well, after ordering, "Alice" appeared with a plate with crackers on it.
"It's a gift from the Queen. Like the story, you may eat it and your body may get smaller, so please be careful."
It's a hateful production. Well then, Pakuri. Was good! No change happened to my body!
I received a gift from the Queen
■ First of all, cocktails are here!
First is the introduction of cocktails. It has nothing to do with Hello Kitty, but I will introduce it because it is interesting.
The "Laughing Cheshire Cat Directions" expresses the laughing face of the Cheshire Cat with strawberry ears and an orange mouth! The skillful decoration makes me smile. Did "Alice lost in the old castle" express the color of Alice's dress? A cocktail that is as cute as Alice but has an elegant atmosphere.
Both are delicious with a refreshing taste! The food that comes out after this is also highly anticipated!
"Laughing Cheshire Cat Directions" that expresses the laughing face of the Cheshire Cat
The same light blue "Alice lost in the old castle" as Alice's dress
■ Hello Kitty is here!
Hello Kitty is finally here. It looks just like a simple decoration! This may be the first and last time you can see such a unique collaboration.
"Alice Kitty's Tomato Cream Risotto" skillfully using cheese and spices
"White Rabbit Fanfare" with cute crisp eyes
By the way, if you like it ...? "Alice Kitty's Tomato Cream Risotto" is slightly sweetened. It is very easy to eat because it has a moist texture. "White Rabbit Fanfare" uses raw pasta. The ingredients are simple but not unsatisfactory because they are chewy and you can feel the taste of wheat. Not only the appearance but also the taste is authentic!
It was a waste to eat it right away, so I made this arrangement with pasta. how is it? Doesn't it look like a cookie monster? The next time you make pasta at home, let's keep the boiled eggs and black olives on standby.
Does it look like a cookie monster?
■ An elegant shop for adults, not just cute
A fantasy world that you sometimes want to immerse yourself in. However, some people may hesitate a little if the shop has a too cute atmosphere.
In that respect, "Alice in the land of old castles" is safe. It is an elegant space for adults who also like alcohol. The price is a little higher, so you can enjoy a relaxing and luxurious time. The staff at the shop also had cute costumes, but they were graceful and very polite. The Queen of Hearts employee education (?) Is surely tough.
For girls-only gatherings, anniversary dates, birthday parties, etc. How about immersing yourself in the world of Alice and enjoying delicious sake and food? Now you can enjoy the collaboration menu with Hello Kitty!
Alice in the old castle country was a great success