From February 15 to March 15, INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO presents a special menu direct from INTERSECT BY LEXUS – DUBAI in addition to an exhibition of Arabic calligraphy that showcases the ultimate in letterform beauty.
INTERSECT BY LEXUS – DUBAI has established a reputation as an popular place for businesspeople to enjoy power lunches and for evening networking between leading figures in their respective fields. It offers a visually stunning space with a ceiling evocative of the desert, as befits its location in Dubai, as well as an open counter where guests can communicate directly with chefs and a menu packed with cosmopolitan dishes.
Following a previous showcase of New York, INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO now offers a sampling of incredible food and drink from the second INTERSECT BY LEXUS global location.
This special menu is complemented by artworks by Wissam Shawkat, who has held exhibitions of Arabic calligraphy at INTERSECT BY LEXUS – DUBAI. Inspired by the theme of crafted “endeavors,” the ground floor Garage space gives guests in Tokyo the chance to see the work of this artist known for his unique “Al Wissam” style, which references traditional calligraphy while connecting it with modern design. In this way, Shawkat creates a whole new approach that is both contemporary and beauty while nonetheless utilizing classic materials and tools. The exhibition features the first showing of his work expressing the links between the three INTERSECT locations as a wallpaper design commemorating the partnership embodied in this event.
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to experience the work of an artist who continues to experiment and reinvent calligraphy as well as a memorable selection of exotic food and drink from INTERSECT BY LEXUS – DUBAI.
Roasted Cauliflower with Almond and Brown Butter, Burned Leek 1,500 yen (incl. tax)
This dish was created to showcase how something so simple can be transformed into something so delicious. Utilizing cauliflower in three different ways, it is paired with white truffle oil and almonds. It uses burned leeks to add an aromatic, charred aroma.
Octopus with Tomatoes, Smoky Romesco Sauce 1,700 yen (incl. tax)
Tender sous vide octopus is pan-seared to add a crispy texture and served with the nutty and smoky Spanish classic that is Romesco sauce and heritage tomatoes. The dish is curated with various aromatic herbs to create a different experience with every bite.
Basque Cheesecake 800 yen (incl. tax)
INTERSECT BY LEXUS – DUBAI’s chef found inspiration for this cake during a trip to the Basque country. The crustless cheesecake is baked in a hot oven so that the cake butter caramelizes into a natural crust. The result is a soft, creamy bite of heaven.
Corn-fed Chicken with Celeriac Terrine, Parsnip Puree, Cranberry jus 1,300 yen (incl. tax) (lunch only)
richly comforting dish for winter. Pan-seared corn-fed chicken breast is paired with very thin layers of celeriac and potato, baked in an aromatic creamy sauce. The combination of parsnip puree and cranberry jus incorporates earthy, fruity flavors to balance the dish.
Hibiscus Lemonade 700 yen (incl. tax)
A bright, refreshing combination of hibiscus and lemon. Filled with antioxidants and a subtle floral aroma.
cocktail 900 yen (incl. tax) / mocktail 700 yen (incl. tax)
On the occasion of the fourth anniversary of INTERSECT BY LEXUS - DUBAI, the Dubai team created this perfect balance of ginger spice and lemongrass. The pineapple espuma mirrors the texture of beer foam.
Verde Breeze 900 yen (incl. tax)
A refreshing alcoholic drink packed with cucumber, mint, tequila, and the delicate flavor of aromatic basil.
Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition
Born in Basra, Iraq in 1974
Arabic calligrapher and designer, based in Dubai
Wissam Shawkat trained his calligraphic skills almost by himself from childhood and is known for his new calligraphic style, Al Wissam, which references a number of traditional scripts that he brings them together in a modern design.
In recent years, he has pursued what he calls “Calligraforms,” fusing the graphic beauty seen in traditional letterforms with Western art movements like abstract art and Cubism.
Solo shows in New York (2011) and Dubai (2015, 2017, 2019)
2017: “INTERSECTION” (INTERSECT BY LEXUS – DUBAI)
2018: “Red” (INTERSECT BY LEXUS – DUBAI)
INTERSECT BY LEXUS – DUBAI