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FUN MAGAZINE, May, 2006.
Vino Cafe Restaurant
Vino Vino: 2, Lane 80, ShiDa
Two Fish Cafe Restaurant:
10, Lane 93, ShiDa Rd.
(02) 2362- 3271
Hours: Sun-Thurs 11 pm-3 am, Fri- Sat 10 pm-5
am; 10 pm-5 am
Open daily 10 pm-5 am during winter/summer vacations
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
--By Shanzi Chen Translated by Cara
When Two Fish Cafe Restaurant opened
its doors on an alley of ShiDa Road in 1991, the area
was quiet but had a rich artistic air about it. Two
Fish's relaxed Greek-style atmosphere made it more interesting
and it has remained a very popular meeting place for
the younger generation. At the dawn of the new millennium,
owner Mr. Xu Shu Ming opened Vino Vino Cafe Restaurant
on ShiDa Road with Spanish-style architecture. Since
then, it has been much-loved by locals and foreigners
and has added an extra dash of exotica to the increasingly
internationalized ShiDa Road. However, successful restaurants
cannot rely only on fancy decor, as truly great food
is the way to restaurant longevity. During the first
half of the year, Mr. Xu employed experienced chef Mr.
Wu Fu Guo, from Shanghai, to take charge. The Spice
Cream Seafood Risotto (NT$250) is rich in cheese and
seafood but not overwhelming for the appetite. The Italy
Seafood Pumpkin Soup (NT$120) features a daring combination
of ingredients. There is a true sense of ease here at
Vino Vino and, whether you're looking for romance, excitement
or simply great food -- it is almost guaranteed to satisfy