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TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE > March 2008

Le Coq

Le Coq

Le Coq

(02) 2775-2818
110, Civil Boulevard, Sec 4
Hours: Lunch 12-2 pm (NT$960- NT$1,180)
Supper 6-11 pm (3 sets of either NT$1900,
NT$2,900 and NT$3,800 or a la carte.)
Credit cards accepted.
*Inquire about Chef's Table reservations. Vincent Jen offers to prepare anything French within reason for NT$6,000 per guest.

Absolute attention to detail and refusal to compromise on the three main elements of French cooking--sauces, herbs and wine--practically guarantees a pleasant experience at Le Coq. The restaurant's mastermind, Vincent Jen, lived and studied cuisine in France in pursuit of his modest goal to live, eat and drink. His success is the result of an intimate understanding of every detail of cooking ingredients and how they are used to create meals that simply taste good. "Delicious is just delicious," he says. Le Coq's menu is a litany of well-presented and carefully prepared courses based in one tradition only: the French tradition. Le Coq gastronomie (French for "restaurant") serves lunch and dinner. Lunch sets come with an appetizer, soup, main course, desert, and coffee or tea. Dinner sets come in three price ranges and the daring connoisseur may order a la carte. The menu evolves virtually every two months. You can also inquire about Chef's Table reservations; Vincent Jen offers to prepare anything French within reason for NT$6,000 per guest. --By David Schnell, translated by Ann Lee, photos by Andy Lin

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