Fri, Jan 08, 2010 - Page 14 News List

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By Ian Bartholomew  /  STAFF REPORTER

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Winter is the best season to savor oysters, a staple in refined Western cuisine, and Grand Formosa’s renowned steakhouse — Robin’s Grill, is presenting an oyster feast featuring Belon, Cabanon Special, and Gillardeau oysters from France, which are complemented with two wines from Australia’s Penfolds winery to provide the perfect balance of flavor and taste. Grand Formosa has also crafted a special lunch and dinner oyster feast that includes Canadian oysters (baked with cheese or baked with spinach and cheese). The oyster promotion lasts until Jan. 31.

Tel: (02) 2523-8000 X3930

For those thinking ahead to next month and the upcoming Lunar New Year, major hotels around the country have begun to release the details of their special food hampers for the festive season. Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei is offering a variety of take-out Lunar New Year gifts. An assortment of Lunar New Year cakes costs NT$650. Hampers priced from NT$1,780 contain XO sauce, Chinese sausages, preserved Chinese meat, Chinese tea and chocolate raisins.

Tel: (02) 2378-8888 X5867

The Caesar Park Hotel, Taipei is offering take-out meals, including its Dragon Flies and Tiger Leaps menu, a six-course set menu that serves six to eight people (NT$3,980) and includes a mixed platter, smoked pork ribs, deep-fried pomfret with garlic, steamed fresh shrimp with boxthorn, glutinous rice in lily leaf and taro cake. Tel: (02) 2311-5150.

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