Pin J French Cuisine
156, ChaoFu Rd, Xitun District
Hours: 11:30 am-2 pm, 6-9:30 pm
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
Pin J is run by the youthful and talented Alex and Ryan, who are respectively qualified as a WSET wine taster, and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles. Together, they built this low-profile luxury restaurant with their professional backgrounds in the culinary arts and wine. To ensure diners have a unforgettable dining experience, this pair will help the them select the best food-and-wine combinations. --By Niang Chen, translated by Angel Pu
A. This fashionable French establishment is a partnership between Alex and Ryan.
B. Maine Lobster Poached in Burre Monte, Lobster Truffle Ravioli with Sea Urchin Sauce and Truffle Foam (NT$2,280, with wine NT$2,580).
C. Seared Black Boneless Angus Beef with Dauphinoise Potatoes, Green Asparagus, Baby Corn and Beef Bone Sauce (NT$1,880, with wine NT$2,180) contains sweet, tender short ribs with evenly-spread fat, seared at low temperature to bring out the meat's savory flavors. This entree's best companion is Chateau Villa Bel Air 2005, which highlights the beef's texture. A warm appetizer is Canadian Duck Foie Gras with Caramelized Blueberry Port Wine Sauce, which goes best with a Dr. Loosen Rrziger Wurzgarten Riesling 2009.