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food, drinks, atmosphere at Hi House
Shi Zheng North 7th Rd., 2F
Tel: (04) 2258-8855
Hours¡G6 pm-3 am
Credit cards accepted, 10% service charge, parking available
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Catherine Liu Translated by James O'Donnell
appeals to someone looking for a place with its own unique
style, from the simplest things--like space, tableware and
ingredients--down to every button on waiters' clothing. The
planning of this Italian music pub is designed to give every
person an unusually pleasant feeling, evident from the moment
the greeters open the glass doors for you.
As you are welcomed inside and, if necessary, provided with
seating, your eyes are immediately drawn to the two-story-high
ceiling. The spacious hall comfortably provides seating for
about 120 guests. The dining area is screened into nine theater
boxes, which create privacy but allow a clear view of entertainment
on the big stage, where there are performances after 10 p.m.
To the right side of the hall is an extremely large, lavish
design on the glass, which harmonizes with the decorative
Chef Edward Liu offers an array of delicious, nicely-presented
cuisine. Take Food and Beverage Director Mr. John Lee's recommendation
and try the House-made Stracc Pasta with Gorgonzola Cheese
(NT$280). This includes tomatoes, spinach, sepia juice and
three colors of pasta, which match the fragrant, rich Gorgonzola
cheese. The chef's specialty is his Fried Veal Fillet, smothered
in a divine truffle paste sauce (NT$750). This meal includes
black truffles and delicious mushrooms, cooked to perfection
and complementing the fresh, tender, succulent veal fillet.
Another good choice is the Hot Chicken Wings (NT$300) and
there are many other high-end meals to meet all tastes.
Not surprisingly, Hi House has a vast selection of red and
white wines and champagne, plus several beers, all served
from a beautiful bar. This includes NT$250 Belgian beer with
an alcohol content of about nine percent. Less potent is the
three-percent alcohol Belgian fruit beer, popular with the
ladies. Other touches include various Cuban and Dominican
cigars, offered in a walk-in humidor/display room.
During the 6 to 10 p.m. dining hours, there is very relaxing
lounge music. Later, more upbeat music begins with an entertainer
performing on stage. For a more memorable experience, make
early reservations to sit in your desired area.