On the ground floor of The Place Taichung Hotel, this 84-seat restaurant provides a spacious, stylishly-modern setting illuminated by glass walls offering views of the green belt across the street. With 20 years of experience at Taipei’s Westin and W hotels, Executive Chef Ren Ren Huang offers exceptionally creative dishes that follow his philosophy of “Oriental spirit with Italian cuisine” and use of local ingredients to bridge distances between food cultures–all for very accessible prices. Pasta and risotto selections (NT$280-680) include exotic variations such as Beef Short Rib Donburi Risotto, mixing wasabi risotto, charred AUS Wagyu, charred ox tongue and local farm vegetables, and served in a Japanese-style lidded lacquer box. Among pizza choices (NT$460-480), the Oyster Omelette Pizza incorporates a Taiwanese night market staple for a savory result. Main course Mangelica Pork Loin (NT$880) combines exquisite, top-grade Hungarian pork with guava puree and other ingredients. Add NT$250 to any of the above for a five-course Zebra Dinner Set.
西區英才路601號(台中大毅老爺行旅); (04) 2376-6732
601, YingCai Rd, 1F, West Dist (The Place Taichung)
11:30 am-2 pm, 6:30-9:30 pm