No. 13, Alley 26, Lane 300, RenAi Rd. Sect. 4, Taipei City
Closed on Mondays
Make sure to make reservations ahead of time. 02-2709-6525
Green pepper and black olive tapenade
Broccoli soup. I wish the bowl was bigger.
Watermelon with balsamic vinegar
Meatballs & new potato with brown sauce and lingonberry jam (220NT)
Maybe I’m a little greedy but I wish these meatballs were bigger! They taste homemade and fresh, not like the IKEA meatballs us plebeians are used to eating.
Black cod with potato gratin and caviar sauce (1290NT)
The caviar sauce definitely steals the dish. This sauce makes everything taste expensive. Eventually, had to ask for more bread so no caviar sauce was wasted.
Sous-vide venison & Hasselback potato with juniper sauce (1490NT)
Everything about this dish is so new to me – venison and Hasselback potatoes!
Sous-vide is a method of cooking by sealing the meat inside a plastic bag and cooking in a controlled water bath. This allows the meat to cook thoroughly and to stay juicy. Means “under vacuum” in French.
Venison is a piece of game meat, usually deer.
Hasselback potatoes are Swedish potatoes roasted with butter. They do not traditionally look like that.
You can probably assume game meat is not a common dish in Taiwan. This really distinguishes Flavors from all other restaurants in Taipei. This piece crumbles to the cut so I am assuming it’s grounded venison. I think the chef did a good job covering the unusual gamey flavor with herbs like juniper.
For special occasions, this would make an amazing dining experience. The food is made with unique ingredients and classically trained techniques.
The service was amazing. My water cup was never empty. The servers spoke fluent English.