Efflore Ginza 5 Bldg. BF 5-4-15 Ginza Chuo-ward, 104-0061 Tokyo
By Nicholas Coldicott
HIDETSUGU UENO FINALLY HAS A BAR that befits his reputation. Japan’s most famous maker of cocktails spent seven and a half years muddling and mixing in a little room next to an establishment in which the staff all dressed as bunny rabbits.
They’ll find out why you should shake egg whites and fresh fruit drinks in a small plastic shaker. They’ll learn which drinks demand a curvier shaker and which work better in something angular. They might even learn to carve ice into diamonds, though nobody goes to High Five for that anymore. They go for that special blend of drinks and hospitality. And now they can get it in a big, posh room.