Fri, Jul 16, 2010 - Page 14 News List


By Ian Bartholomew  /  STAFF REPORTER


Finding inner peace is not always easy in the hectic modern world, and traveling to India for a retreat is not always convenient, so The Lalu hotel is turning a corner Sun of Moon Lake (日月潭) into an oasis of calm, where guests can practice water yoga at dawn in the hotel’s infinity pool and enjoy a “cleansing” menu at the restaurant, all under the direction of Rajesh Mishra of Bhagalpur University, who recently took up the post of spa manager at the hotel. For bookings and more information, contact the hotel at (049) 285-5311 or visit its Web site at

Another high-profile addition to Taiwan’s increasingly diverse hospitality scene is the appointment of Antonio Tardi as the head chef of the Shangri-La Far Eastern Plaza Hotel’s prestigious Marco Polo restaurant. Tardi, 36, a native of Naples, was a guest chef at the 2006 World Gourmet Summit, and has also worked at numerous Michelin-starred restaurants. He will draw on his vast experience of Italian cuisine to launch a new menu that represents his own culinary style.

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Tardi can be found at on his blog at For bookings, call (02) 2376-3156 or visit the hotel’s Web site at


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