INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO’s popular series of original shaved ice desserts returns this summer from June 25.
This year’s is the Jewel Drop, a unique kind of kakigori Japanese-style shaved ice treat accompanied by jewel drops and sparkling jewel sauce. Witness the creation of the sauce at your table as the server pours syrup onto a soda jelly, resulting in two beautiful layers in the glass. Break the soda jelly with your fork or spoon to mix it in, and then add as much of the sauce and glittering jewel drops as you like to the pristine white ice, which is topped with richly textured homemade yoghurt ice cream. All the ingredients are Japanese and the ice is, as always, shaved from natural Karuizawa ice. The Jewel Drop comes in a vacuum-insulated titanium bowl that prevents the soft and fluffy ice from melting until you are ready to enjoy it.
The shaved ice dessert is joined by two rare sugar smoothies. Made with carefully selected, high-grade ingredients, the smoothies feature flavors that are just perfect for this time of year.
Visit INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO to try these luxury summer treats.
■ Original Shaved Ice: Jewel Drop 1,200 yen (incl. tax)
To create the sparkling jewel sauce, carbon dioxide is added to apple mint from Ibaraki and pure Koshu grape juice from Katsunuma in Yamanashi, and shaken in front of guests. The finished syrup is then poured onto a soda jelly with naturally carbonated, silica-enriched water from Kusu in Oita.
Known for its health and beauty benefits, silica is a silicon oxide that is found in skin, hair, nails, blood vessels, cell walls, and other parts of the body. It cannot be generated by the body, making it an essential mineral only obtained through our diet.
The jewel drops are visually stunning jellies made with edible flowers and seasonal fruits like kiwi, blueberries, and raspberries, all hardened and sealed together with yogurt whey.
■ Rare Sugar Smoothies 800 yen (incl. tax)
Snack Pineapple, Mango & Paprika
To sip this smoothie is to indulge in a trip to the far south of Japan, thanks to its generous helpings of Okinawan snack pineapple and mango. The rich sweetness of the mango follows the gently acidic flavor of the pineapple, and is deliciously complemented by the lychee to create a truly tropical flavor experience. The secret ingredient is paprika, whose texture adds yet another accent to the mix, bringing out the sweet afterglow of the fruit. Experience the tastes of the tropics with seasonal fruit packed with vitamins and iron.
Blueberry, Yoghurt & Plum
This smoothie achieves an ideal blend of sweet and sour. It features Japanese blueberries with richly textured premium yoghurt, and a plum extract so rare that a whole kilo of green plums only yields a few grams. Fusing this trio of strong flavors together results in a natural medicine that refreshes the palate and the body. Enjoy a balanced smoothie replenishing the vitamins and minerals we often lack.
Rare sugar: A sugar that occurs naturally only in small quantities, unlike commonly available glucose and other regular types of sugar. It has attracted attention as a healthy sugar substitute for dieting and combating the signs of aging.
Please inquire at INTERSECT BY LEXUS – TOKYO for further information.