(JAKARTA, April 2017) – As the Sakura trees in the Amsterdam Forest are in full bloom, it is time to celebrate spring together. For the first time, Taiko restaurant at the Conservatorium hotel will honor the Hanami Festival in a very special way. In this Asian-inspired restaurant, opened in 2014, creative chef Schilo van Coevorden is not content simply to seduce. Beauty, flavour, aroma and texture are the instruments he uses to enchant every sense.


The Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the most colourful events in the world. Every year visitors from over the entire world visit Japan to see the iconic cherry blossom flower. The Cherry Blossom Festival, also called Hanami (“flower viewing”), is a Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, welcoming the new harvest and celebrating the season when the rice is being planted.

Walk through the Sakura trees in bloom on a beautiful sunny day, followed by enjoying the Hanami menu in Taiko, especially created by chef Schilo van Coevorden. Working with local suppliers and farmers he has developed his own unique style that captivates the hearts and taste buds of many well-traveled food aficionados available throughout spring.

Hanami Menu at Taiko


Taiko restaurant will serve a special created Hanami menu from Tuesday 18 April onwards. This eight course dinner includes a Hamachi Tartar with white asparagus salad and Nitamago eggs, Jamon de Wagyu and Temari sushi with sakura followed by the daikon salad with wild ginger dressing and sashimi of watermelon with shiso leaves. Third to enjoy are crispy wasabi prawns, lobster gyoza with black garlic and miso. After this, guests will be surprised by a cappuccino of asparagus with sea urchin custard and seaweed. Then fresh water trout including sakura soba and fiddleheads as the fifth course followed by the roasted duck along with Szechuan peppers and Chinese broccoli and Taiko fried rice.  The kakigõri is accompanied by ameshu, almonds and violets. As a final course guests will experience the taste of cherry blossom chocolate tree.

An eight course menu in Taiko costs 115 euro per person and a four course menu costs 85 euro per person Taiko is open from Monday to Thursday 18.30 to 22.30 hours and from Friday to Saturday 18.30 to 23.30 hours. The menu will be served from 18 April onwards.

For further information or to make a reservation: +31 20 570 00 00 or via email at For further information, visit and follow @ConservatoriumHotel on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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