Aegean Sea European Country-Style Kitchen
6, WuQuan 6th St
Hours: 11:30 am-2 pm,
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
This restaurant--located on an alley just off the Art Museum Parkway--has been around for a while but recently revised its name to reflect a completely new menu makeover, changing from Greek to more upscale French/European cuisine. While there still are some Greek appetizers available, Aegean Sea is now focused on set-menu meals (changed every three months). NT$880, NT$980 and NT$1,080 options include appetizers, soup, salad, a choice from three main courses, dessert and coffee/tea. Chefs here show a lot of variety and creativity in preparation and presentation throughout the courses, with stand-out items like the fragrant Cappuccino Cauliflower Chicken Velvet Soup, presented with a coffee-like froth on top; or the main-course Grilled Prime Veal Chop with vegetables (NT$880 set, NT$680 a la carte). Diners don't get short-changed on dessert, either, with offerings like a thick slice of chocolate cake, sprinkled with French chocolate balls, accompanied by cherry-brandy ice cream on a cookie and a slice of pomelo fruit. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Ann Lee
A. The Garlic Red Wine Escargot is one of Aegean Sea's tastiest appetizers and can be enjoyed as part of a set meal or ordered a la carte. The delectable morsels of snail are baked on mushrooms with cheese and other ingredients.
B. Aegean Sea lives up to its name by immersing diners in a Greek ambiance with plenty of photos and knickknacks, and deep Mediterranean blue highlights against white walls. The goal is to create a relaxing setting with high-end food and service.