--By Tammy Huang, translated
by Sho Huang
20, ShiZheng Road
Hours: 5-10 pm; 11 am-10 pm (opens 11 am Sat/Sun)
Credit cards accepted.
Dark, red-brick walls, dark-brown wooden
floors and decorations, a golden piano and European-style
chandelier all contribute to feeling that you're in
some kind of central European forest lodge at La Ble
D'or. While Taiwan's domestic brewing industry continues
to play catch-up, this establishment focuses on introducing
beer-brewing skills from Quebec, Canada, and offers
guests a variety of great options. Barley, wheat and
rye are the three main ingredients and traditional German
brewery techniques have been adopted to preserve the
essential yeast, minerals and proteins in the process.
The result is great beers with a smooth head of foam.
Outdoor seating is offered and provides a good venue
for live band performances. Wooden tables, chairs and
a lounge area help ensure the comfort of guests, who
can also entertain themselves with the big-screen LCD
TV. In another special feature, the special beers here
also go into meat dishes and help accent the flavors
of the main ingredients. German Pork Knuckle (NT$480),
French Duck Breast (NT$780) and Italian Song Ban Pork-pigs'
neck famous for its chewier texture-(NT$280) are highly