Vampire Cafe’s Bloody Halloween
Tucked away in a corner of the Ginza neighborhood of Tokyo, you’ll find Vampire Cafe, an uncommon dining experience where spooky and ghoulish decor meets elegant French fusion and Italian cuisine.
For the first Halloween of the Reiwa Era, Vampire Cafe is preparing a very special “Bloody Halloween.” Their usual spooky and festive fare will be enhanced by the addition of drinks inspired by the latest trends, as well as a special Halloween version of their collaboration menu overseen by Moi-même-Moitié, the pioneering Gothic Lolita brand now celebrating its 20th anniversary and established by Mana, former guitarist of Malice Mizer and frontman of Moi dix Mois.
Let’s take a look at all the chilling delights you’ll find:
Bloody Halloween Menu
This year’s Bloody Halloween menu has an eye-popping and thrilling collection of cocktails for your enjoyment.
Bloody Drunk Boba Tea Zombie
Kicking off the collection is the 酔っちゃう血塗れタピオカゾンビ Yocchau chimamire tapioca zombie, which translates as “Bloody Drunk Boba Tea Zombie” (1,080 JPY). This cocktail combines the now-trending boba tea (known as “tapioca tea” in Japan) with the soon-to-be-trending banana juice, chocolate syrup and cassis liqueur in the guise of blood. Topped off with a ghoulish green zombie finger cookie, it’s a must-order item.
Bloody Sober Boba Tea Zombie
Those who would rather stay away from alcohol can partake of the 酔わない血塗れタピオカゾンビ Yowanai chimamire tapioca zombie (980 JPY) mocktail instead.
Magical Pumpkin Witch
In case the Jack-o’-lantern biting a rose didn’t give you a clue, the マジカルパンプキンウィッチ Magical Pumpkin Which (1,080 JPY) cocktail features the taste of pumpkin spice. Sweet but not too sweet, its smooth taste will lure you. But beware, have one too many and you’ll fall under the pumpkin witch’s spell.
Black Cat Tail
A perpetual Halloween feature of Vampire Cafe’s Halloween, the 黒猫テール Kuroneko tail, meaning “Black Cat Tail” (980 JPY) is both whimsical and mysterious. Stare into the cat’s eyes while sipping this mocktail based on grape and blood orange juices perfect for the Halloween season.
Moi-même-Moitié Collaboration Menu
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Moi-même-Moitié, Vampire Cafe has been offering a collaboration menu of 20 items over the course of a year since March 2019. For their fourth round, the collaboration menu features drinks and dishes appropriate for the Halloween season.
Eggplant Bolognese Lasagna with Creamy Zucca Sauce
For the main dish, you can’t go wrong with 赤い月と薔薇の花嫁達の美しき墓標 〜茄子とボロネーゼのラザニア クリーミーズッカソース〜 Akai tsuki to bara no hanayome-tachi no utsukushiki bohyō: nasu to Bolognese no lasagna creamy zukka sauce, which could be translated as “Beautiful Tombstone of the Rose Brides Under the Crimson Moon: Eggplant and Bolognese Lasagna with Creamy Zucca Sauce” (1,560 JPY), featuring the seasonal vegetables eggplant and pumpkin. The title and its presentation is true to the gothic collaboration theme.
Blueberry and White Chocolate Shortcake
For dessert, you can have 白亜に佇む青薔薇と煌めく古城の亡霊 〜ブルーベリーとホワイトチョコレートのショートケーキ〜 Hakua ni tatazumu aobara to kirameku kojō no bōrei: blueberry to white chocolate no shortcake, which could be translated as “Blue Rose Suspended on Chalkstone and the Ghost of the Glittering Ancient Castle: Blueberry and White Chocolate Shortcake” (2,020 JPY). A signature item of the collaboration, this desert plate has been a favorite among customers and makes common appearances on Instagram. The cross decorative piece is directly inspired by a Moi-même-Moitié pendant.
Bloodstained Jumièges Slumbering in Amber
An elegant yet potent cocktail, 琥珀に眠る血染めのジュミエージュ Kohaku ni nemuru chizome no Jumièges, which could be translated as “Bloodstained Jumièges Slumbering in Amber” (1,280 JPY) is composed of a base of whiskey and orange juice with rose petals scattered within. A black straw cross towers above the glass, perhaps in homage to the famous abbey of Jumièges. You complete the cocktail yourself by pouring port wine on top. Watch the colors change and be enchanted by its power.
Madder Red Despair and Twilight Romanesque
For non-alcoholic offerings, you can try 茜色の絶望と黄昏のロマネスク akane-iro no zetsubō to tasogare no Romanesque, which could be translated as “Madder Red Despair and Twilight Romanesque” (980 JPY). Decorated with a blue rose, and colored in light pumpkin yellow, this mocktail has a tropical air with a mango and orange juice base.
Inside the Vampire Cafe
When you enter Vampire Cafe, you may find it hard to believe you were in Ginza just moments ago. Go through the velvet-curtained hallway with flooring decorated in red blood cells, and you’ll arrive in a spacious room where a coffin rests. Above, bats fly among the chandeliers, welcoming your arrival.
At Vampire Cafe, there are a total of 81 seats. You can choose from the following spaces to enjoy your dinner:
Saint George’s Altar
The 聖ギオルギウスの祭壇 (Saint George’s Altar) is a VIP seating area featuring booths separated by thin curtains. It’s recommended for parties of 3 to 6 people, perfect for a girls’ night out.
Chamber of the Sacrificed
Separated by thick red velvet curtains, this L-shaped seating area called 犠牲者の部屋 giseisha no heya (Chamber of the Sacrificed) is perfect for couples seeking intimacy. The only thing you’ll need to sacrifice here is your timidity…
Room of the Coffin
Good for parties of 2 to 5 people, the 棺の間 hitsugi no ma is the central room you see when you go through the entrance hallway. Under the mysterious light of the batty chandelier, your dining experience is sure to be special.
Room of Pitch-Dark Ceremony
Surrounded by pitch-dark walls creating a mood like a moonless night, the 漆黒儀式の間 shikkoku gishiki no ma (Room of Pitch-Dark Ceremony) is good for parties of 2 to 4 people and also perfect to rent out for parties of up to 20 people.
The “Bloody Haloween” menu will be available between September 1st and October 31st, 2019. Will supplies last, you’ll also be able to see and purchase a limited number of Moi-même-Moitié items at the cafe.
- Address (JP): 東京都中央区銀座6-7-6ラペビル7F
- Address (EN): 7F La Belle, 6-7-6 Ginza, Chuo-Ku Tokyo
- Access: 3 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Ginza Station B3 Exit
- Telephone: 03-3289-5360
- Hours: 17:00 to 23:30
- Holidays: none
- Website: Vampire Cafe