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COMPASS MAGAZINE, January 2006

Le Jardin de Sens

360, NanTun Road, Sec. 2
(04) 2473-2369
Hours:10 am-10 pm
(closed Mondays)

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---- By Ivy Shih Translated by Cara Steenstra

At first sight, you may wonder why is this elegant, unique-looking cafe/restaurant, which looks a bit like a yuppie residence, has been given the name of a garden. As it turns out, Le Jardin de Sens was originally a garden shop, with an owner that was passionate about studying and promoting of the use of herbs. Today, another of his dreams has come true, although he continues to use the name Le Jardin de Sens and insists on not using dried herbs.

Walk inside and you will sense the relaxing comfort of this place. The understated but tasteful interior decor is of the sort not often seen in Taichung. Every cup of coffee and every piece of cake here is a work of art. Small details, like the water served at your table, are made more interesting by the freshly picked rosemary or peppermint that is added to your complimentary jug of drinking water.

Worth recommending are their freshly-made cakes. The Tiramisu is made with double the normal quantity of ingredients; the Fig Cake has authentic home-cooked flavors; the Orange Cake is refreshingly tasty; the Chocolate Cake is rich and makes for a perfect combination with the delicious Illy-brand coffee that is served here.

The Italian Meat Sauce Spaghetti is worth noting, too. The rich flavors of herbs are paired with meat carefully minced by hand. One can easily taste the difference between this and what is served at most ordinary pasta restaurants. The owner recommends the cheapest but best item on the menu, the Olive Oil Garlic and Hot Pepper Pasta, which allows you to savor the original flavors of the pasta and pure olive oil.

Le Jardin des Sens is located right next door to the Strauss furniture store and the WenXin South Road Starbucks. Drinks are priced between NT$80 and NT$160, while meals are between NT$150 and NT$250. Breakfast is also served on weekends.

 

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