65, BeiPing Rd, Sec 4, Beitun Dist.
Hours: 11 am-12 am,
open to 2 am Fri/Sat
English menu available.
No service charge.
Resembling a traditional European inn, this cozy eatery offers imported beers and a variety of Italian/Spanish cuisine. The Taipei-born chef/owner prepares dishes such as Poutine Fries with Cheese and Meat Sauce, Spicy Wings, Shrimp with Tomatoes, Italian risotto and pasta entrees, and main courses like Grilled Marbled Pork Chop, and Norway Salmon. The noteworthy Cuttlefish Ink Pasta is seasoned with freshly-made cuttlefish ink sauce quick-frozen to preserve sea fragrances. Beer smoothies and imported Spanish beverages are also available. --By Ann Li, translated by Alicia Yu
A. The Spanish Cheese Tortilla (NT$190) is pictured with Mexican Fried Chicken Wings (NT$200), stir-fried with pickled peppers and the owner's specially-made sauce for a creative, uniquely-flavored dish.
B. Dozens of German, British, American and Belgian beers are available. Produced in the French Alps region, this beer has a creamy head and mixes a mildly-bitter mugwort fragrance with a smooth, slightly-sweet flavor.
C. The rice in the Steak with Short Rib with Balsamic (NT$290) fully absorbs the pesto sauce, while the tender steak exudes a slightly-roasted aroma.