Le Passage Restaurant
12-3, Lane 23, MoFan St, West Dist.
Hours: 5:30-10 pm (Closed Mon-Tue.)
French menu available.
Credit cards accpeted.
No service charge.
The Japanese chef at Le Passage and his Taiwanese wife met in France and opened this Taichung restaurant, offering a multinational/multicultural culinary mix. The simple, but full, menu includes appetizers like Soupe de Lentilles and Salade Fruits de Mer; entrees such as Boeuf Bourguignon (NT$450) and Filet de Daurade Poele, Sauce Vin Blanc. Desserts include Crepe au Caramel and Pain Perdu (French toast). --By Niang Chen, translated by Angel Pu
A. French-trained Japanese chef Yasutoshi Watanabe has created this assorted French cheese plate (NT$250) that includes Comte, Brie and Camembert cheeses with walnuts, dried figs and honey.
B. Appetizer Terrine de Campagne (NT$350) contains a mixture of minced pork, Matsusaka pork, and foie gras, steamed in a heavy French iron box and refrigerated for two days before serving. Its firm, aromatic flavor will surprise your taste buds.
C. Entree Magret de Canard Sauce Mangue (NT$450) contains medium rare duck breast cooked with red wine, beef broth, mangoes, and potatoes from Lyon.