Gamma Cafe: Exquisite Western
fare for unbeatable prices
By Niang Chen
Translated by Angel Pu
17, GongYuan Rd (Park Rd), Central District
Hours: 6:30-10 am, 11:30 am-2 pm, 5:30-9 pm
No service charge.
Credit cards accepted.
Parking lot available.
Facing the beautiful, landmark Taichung Park with its verdant trees and small lake, Forte Orange Business Hotel has a good location near the Ziyou Road commercial area. Located on the hotel's first floor, the Gamma Cafe offers a spacious dining area, simple decorations and--most important--delicious, high-quality, reasonably-priced meals.
The food is handiwork of Chef Jiang Nian-jie, who studied at the Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school in Paris for years. Although he is not even 40 yet, he has over two decades of Western culinary experience. Being the true professional that he is, he's very focused in the kitchen and his signature dishes include pasta and risotto entrees, lamb shanks, and pig knuckles. While French cuisine is known for its complicated cooking procedures, the dishes available here turn out just fine, offering a delicious flavors that complement each other.
Gamma's breakfast buffet is NT$200 per person. For lunch and dinner, diners can order an entree (NT$249-699) and enjoy all-you-can-eat buffet with salad, cold dishes, soup, fruit, coffee, bread and ice cream, making it one of the better dining deals in town.