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?
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.