299, Taichung Port (ZhongGang) Rd, Sec 1, 4F, West Dist.
(SOGO Dept. Store); (04) 2328-1662
Hours: 11 am-10 pm
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
1-hour free parking for bills over NT$500.
Located on SOGO Department Store's fourth floor, Movenpick serves not only ice cream, but also various dishes such as Spanish-style appetizers, salads, set meals, pasta made with durum wheat, and a local female favorite--honey toast dessert. Until June 30, an opening promotion offers any signature chef's set meal for two for NT$1,498 (originally NT$2,170), or any classic set meal for two for NT$888 (originally NT$1,280), with a free serving of Norway Smoked Salmon. All set meals come with soup, bread, appetizer and salad. There are also 2-5:30 p.m. tea times. --By Uvia Chang, translated by Erica Lin
Tapas with Sausage and Pepper (NT$180) is made with sausage tomato salsa, salami and jack cheese on top of a black-olive baguette.
Braised Beef Shank (NT$650)--marinaded with Burgundy red wine and then slow-cooked--is tender and aromatic.
The modern ambiance here includes big windows and large, comfortable tables.