STYLE was recently invited to Taipei to get a first- hand look at a private viewing of Louis Vuitton’s Cruise Collection. While getting a close look at the collection was certainly the highlight of the trip, who could resist the temptations of Taipei’s food and culture?

Check out our report of the private Louis Vuitton Cruise Collection viewing.
Check out our round-up of STYLE’s favourite looks from Cruise Collections.

 

Here are some highlights from the trip:

 

Checked in at the beautiful Mandarin Oriental, Taipei.  The marble touches on the interiors elevated the elegance of the room. I particularly loved the checkered desk.

 

 

Louis Vuitton hosted a grand welcome dinner at Chef André Chiang’s RAW.  If haute couture has a food counterpart, Chiang’s innovative and beautiful dishes would surely be considered it.  Pictured is his rendition of peas and asparagus with a peanut butter sauce served with caviar and uni.

Read our profile on Chef André Chiang. 

 

Going up the mountains is one way to find one’s inner zen. Shi-Yang Culture Restaurant (食養山房), about an hour’s drive from Taipei, offers breathtaking views of lush greenery. The restaurant serves Asian-Japanese fusion dishes from a set menu. Highlights included a sushi/sashimi platter (pictured) and a hearty Chinese soup.  

 

Who can visit Taipei without stopping for a hot pot?  Elixir Health Pot (無老鍋 Wu Lao Guo) is considered one of the ultimate foodie destinations in the city.  The ice-cream tofu was interesting and a must-try!

 

And that’s a wrap. Until next time, Taipei.