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FUN MAGAZINE, June, 2006.
90, AnHe Road, Section 2
Hours: 11 am-2 am
Credit cards accepted. Smoking allowed.
MRT: LiuZhang Li
---By Charles McHale Translated by
Opulent splendor is exactly what you
should expect from a visit to Vogue 90. Located on a
quiet little lane just off AnHe Road, this fresh, new
lounge was opened just before the new year by interior
designer Coco Li. Ms. Li owns Janus Casa, an upscale
furniture store next door, and more than proves her
talents in Vogue 90's decor. The mirrored walls and
draped glass-bead interior is subtly lit to enhance
the spaciousness of the room and imbue the room with
a liquid shimmer. The seats and couches are P-L-U-S-H.
Whether it's for dinner, or something
to share with friends, the kitchen is open and open
late. Qiao Da was a chef at the Hilton and shows his
impeccable taste in the menu he designed for Vogue 90.
The Wasabi Beef Ribs have already gained a reputation
in Taipei. When summer heats up this year, try the Japanese-style
Sunomono Salad with rare beef and crisp cucumber in
a light sesame dressing.
Vogue 90 is a great place to bring friends,
colleagues or a date. The bar has a formidable selection
of top-shelf liquors, champagne and wine, beer and even
a good selection of tea and espresso. Scotch fans will
want to keep an eye out for the Glenmorangie girl in
a gold dress offering two bottles for the price of one.
By day, Vogue 90 will make an impression for a business
lunch or coffee date. Try an iced double espresso with
Kahlua for NT$200. At night, DJ Tim sets the mood with
a mix, from ambient to hip hop, at a volume you can
converse with. Bring on the martinis (NT$300) and cigars
(Cuban cigars from NT$450) -- the vibe at Vogue 90 is
upscale, yet relaxed, even if you forgot your suit coat.
drinks are strictly prohibited for those under