For a solid rotisserie chicken meal, look no further than Alze Roppongi. This speciality joint sells spit-roasted chicken in whole, half or quarter pieces. You could prepare your own sides to accompany the roast but Alze’s menu also offers salads, appetisers, pastas and rice dishes for a cosy, fuss-free dinner. The best bit? You don’t necessarily have to go and get it yourself. Alze provides delivery services for a small fee – depending on your location – so you won’t have to brave the cold. Reservations for a whole Christmas chicken (¥2,900) are open now through December 20.
If you’re the designated host for Christmas dinner, you might be accustomed to the usual holiday chaos: frantically juggling four hot pans over a stove that’s way too small, and cursing when you realise you forgot a key ingredient. In the end, you’re congratulated on your impeccable cooking skills, but we wouldn't blame you for feeling like that's not enough.
Let’s be honest: the past year has been hard enough as it is. Do you really want to be on the brink of emotional collapse worrying about the best way to brine your turkey? Give yourself a break. You can still throw a smashing celebration by picking up a ready-made roast chicken or turkey – and dazzle your guests even more with one of these stunning Christmas cakes. All you need to do is put in your order, pick it up on the day, and keep the drinks flowing.
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