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FUN MAGAZINE, August, 2005.
3, Lane 248, ZhongXiao East Road, section 4, 1F
--By Shanzi Chen, translated by Cara
Over 10 years ago, Jo To was known among
Taipei gourmands for its fresh ingredients and delicious
food. Then owner Li Hong-rong closed down his business
and left the country so his children could pursue further
education. After a long absence, his son Li Wei-Qing,
who graduated from French Cuisine and Management Studies,
has returned to Taipei with his father to reopen Jo
To. In addition to Italian and French cuisine, the restaurant
also offers light Japanese meals and hot pots. One attention
getter on the Western menu is the Rossini Filet Steak
with Foie Gras and Truffle Sauce (NT$880). Prepared
according to Italian musician and gourmand Rossini's
own recipe, this wonderful combination of foie gras
and fillet steak is reminiscent of Rossini's music.
The Japanese-style hot pots are another major attraction.
Fresh ingredients compliment the superb soup bases,
prepared in a high-quality stainless steel pot that
transmits heat quickly, and helps maintain food freshness.
Business lunches are priced between NT$280 and NT$360.
Add NT$120 to NT$200 to any Western main course and
you get a set meal. Hot pot set meals start at NT$520.
Jo To owners sincerely invite everyone to come and experience
the art and philosophy of great food.