Well that time of the year has rolled around again - Bonenkai season. Literally this translates to Forget the Year party, and is generally held among groups of co-workers or friends. The purpose of the party is to give completion to the year by forgetting the ups and downs of the past year, and also look to the new year, and usually involves consumption of large amounts of alcohol. Most people will have multiple Bonenkais, which can get pretty tiring.
I had lunch at Ginza Aster recently and thought it would be a great place for a low key bonenkai with some close friends or someone special.
They have various course menu options which would be great for an end of year celebration starting from 4000 yen. This represents great value for the quality of the meal and the great atmosphere.
I made a video of my interview with Minagawa san – the grand chef of Ginza Aster . Here is the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuyyBXTGzFI