L’ATELIER DE JOËL ROBUCHON A TAIPEI
If there is a restaurant by Robuchon in town, you know there’s a culinary treat in store. Located on the fifth floor of upscale shopping center Bellavita, this L’atelier branch is helmed by Xavier Boyer, who has worked for the legendary chef for 12 years. The look and feel of the restaurant is consistent with its sister venues globally, and the food adheres to the French technique Robuchon is famous for, although local vegetables and fish are sometimes incorporated. An experience here starts from NT1,380 ($46.50) for amuse-bouche, appetizer, main of your choice and dessert with tea or coffee. Dishes such as le melon with Parma ham, honeydew and figs, and le boeuf (beef cheeks braised in red wine) cost extra. There is also a Salon de Thé de Joël Robuchon on the third floor of the mall for high tea and pastries.