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FUN MAGAZINE, March, 2005.
ZhongShan N. Rd., Sec. 2
*Hours: 10 am-10 pm;11 am¡B4 pm
*Bread and pastries arrive fresh out of the oven
at 11 am and 4 pm daily.
*Credit Cards accepted.
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and buy yourself a slice of happiness from Ambassador
Hotel Taipei's Le Bouquet! Greeted by a friendly "Bonjour!",
the frangrance of a French bakery and, fabulous pastries
all around, it makes one want to bring them all home.
Le Bouquet mostly uses ingredients imported from France,
such as high quality French chocolate, fresh cream,
fennel, hazelnut sauce, rum raisins and chestnuts, plus
fresh berries and fruits. All pastries are handmade,
with special seasonal desserts. The sweetness level
of these French pastries has been adjusted to suit Taiwanese
tastes. Le Bouquet also has French chocolate and bread.
Their six-inch cakes are especially popular. The "White
Angel" (NT$750) uses Fromage Blanc (NT$360 for
500 grams) from Isigny in Normandy, France, rather than
the usual fresh cream (NT$85 per 500 grams). The fat
content is only 8 percent. With a layer of strawberry
jam within, it gives a hint of tartness as well. The
"Mona Lisa" (NT$700), is layer after layer
of flavor and fruity aroma; its sweetness lives up to
its name. There are other delicate little cakes priced
between NT$100 and NT$120 that are all very alluring,
--By Josie Wu, translated by Cara Steenstra.