Over the last few years Taipei has carved out its place in the international food scene, but despite the countless quality restaurants, the city has been lacking a key accolade that cities like Hong Kong, New York, and Las Vegas all enjoy: a Michelin star chef.
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Esteemed Italian chef Igor Macchia, owner of the one Michelin star restaurant La Credenza in Italy, is bringing his talent and passion for Italian cuisine to Taipei’s foodies with a new restaurant in the Grand Victoria Hotel. While the city has hosted Michelin chefs before, la FESTA will be the first restaurant launched by a Michelin chef anywhere in Taiwan.
Taipei doesn’t lack in Italian food, but Macchia’s aim is to push the boundaries of traditional Italian cooking and introduce patrons to new flavors and cooking methods through whimsical reinventions of classic dishes. Macchia also aims to make the most of Taiwan’s best local ingredients, and pork is front and center. Set menus start at NT$720 for lunch and NT$1,500 for dinner, not including the 10 percent service charge.
To complement the menu, la FESTA will feature a wine list with over 300 types of wines from every wine region in Italy, nearly half of which are imported exclusively for la FESTA.
Breakfast： 6:30~10:00 (Weekend 6:30~10:30)
Lunch： 12:00~15:00 (Weekend11:30~15:00)
Contact:168 Jing Ye 4th Rd, Taipei 104 02-6602-5671