79, ZhongCheng St, West Dist
Hours: 5:30 pm-1:30 am
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
This bistro, offering good meals, cocktails and wines, becomes a cozy, relaxing hang-out after 9 p.m., when the lights are dimmed. The menu includes various imported beers, whiskies (from NT$130), fried finger foods (from NT$150), pasta and risotto entrees (from NT$280), and steak dinners (NT$380-600). All entrees include bread, soup, and black tea; add NT$150 to upgrade to a set meal with added fresh salad and dessert. --By Niang Chen, translated by Anna Yang
A. Customers can enjoy tasty side dishes with individual drinks or an all-you-can-drink offer.
B. Penne Rigate with Basamico & Mascarpone Cream & Pine Nuts (NT$300) features an aged balsamico vinegar wine-sour cream mix poured over penne for layers of sweet and sour flavors that pair well with pine nuts. Classic Classic Spanish beverage Sangria (NT$250) also offers rich, fruity flavors.
C. Crispy Ham Hock with Mustard Sauce (NT$530) presents a pork shank sauteed with white wine, beer, vinegar, and other ingredients. It simmers for two hours until soft before being air-dried, deep-fried and roasted--a complicated process that preserves its pleasing crispiness.