STAY by Yannick Alléno is a fresh fine dining French restaurant in the prestigious Taipei 101 Shopping Mall in Xinyi District. Boasting popular lunch and dinner menus and a compendious wine list, as well as a unique café and patisserie, STAY offers haute cuisine in simple, elegant surroundings.
STAY stands both for Simple Table Alléno Yannick and Sweet Tea Alléno Yannick. The former is a bright and contemporary restaurant, with curved walls and blonde wood and creative fixtures. Sweet Tea is the patisserie section, found in the same location, which sells the intricate and delectable desserts which helped Chef Alléno earn his three Michelin stars.
The food on offer at Simple Table is a modern twist on the dishes of Chef Alléno’s native French cuisine. Set menus are available and highly recommended as they feature the very best dishes available, combined for the optimal taste experience. The Saveurs set menu costs NT$2,800 and features buffalo buratta, chestnuts cream (featuring foie gras and raw and cooked nuts), eggs cocotte, pan-fried veal tenderloin, mignardise and a chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate mousse.
Higher levels of set menu at STAY by Yannick Alléno Taipei include the Gourmet (featuring lobster fricassee) for NT$3,500, Epicure (featuring pan-fried lamb chops) for NT$4,500 and Découverte (featuring poached wild mahi-mahi and Australian Wagyu beef tenderloin) for NT$5,600 or NT$9,200 with wine pairing. There is also an a la carte menu. The wine selection is impressive and makes up for the complete lack of spirits and beers.
The Pastry Library is particular favourite among diners. A large display of chocolate and marshmallow, it is an all-you-can-eat dessert featuring muffins, cakes and cookies. The offerings from Sweet Tea are similarly popular including the signature madeleine lollipops and the classic vanilla Mille-Feuille. Sweet Tea is separate from the restaurant, with a simple café-like style.
STAY by Yannick Alléno is such a popular eatery that it is advisable to make reservations well in advance even to have lunch there. It’s location in the popular shopping mall and tourist attraction of Taipei 101 – which is also the home of a great many high-profile businesses – attracts a glamourous, dressy type of diner, which perfectly suits its elegant décor and excellent food.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 14:00, 18:00 – 21:30
- Location: 4th Floor, Taipei 101 Shopping Mall, No. 45, Shifu Road, Xinyi
- Tel: +886 (0)2 8101 8177
- Cuisine: Contemporary French