Monday, September 27, 2010

A3 Bar & Restaurant

Located in the first floor of Bella Vita building, a stylish modern and elegant restaurant. A3 is only open to a floor with  high ceiling space for the design of the main theme of white and black tiles, a large windows that allow natural light, exquisite colorful  wobble presents it is totally in line with our expectations for lavish light meals. The 1st floor staircase leading with LED wall panel it change color, so has a different attitude will be extended to the second floor.
It's been a while since we had a classic English high tea. I'm tired of Starbucks since my husband his getting addicted to their frappuccino and caramel pudding bun every weekend. Me and daughter was looking forward an afternoon tea with all the elegance and charm that notion conjures. The A3 afternoon tea looks like the real thing. Its elegant three-tiered stand carried a selection of those very British food finger sandwiches and cute mini desserts.
So we ordered the classic high tea set for price NT$880 had high quality finger smoked salmon  and guacamole, mentaiko egg salad sandwiches and mini beef burgers, orange pound cake and 2 scones with strawberry jam and cream, assorted sweets and macadamia chocolate tart, and a selection of freshly brewed coffee or teas, and it's good to shared for 2 people. The top tier held my attention is the mini beef burgers is a pretty good indication you're eating a fancy-pants burger. The sandwiches also we feel quite fresh!
The second layer is orange cakes, madeleine and scones with butter cream and strawberry jam. The cake is very fragrant and fruity.
Butter cream and strawberry jam
The third layer is a comprehensive dessert and fruit tarts, dark chocolate tart and full of sweetened chocolate cream and finished with dessicated macadamia nuts, the green tea cake is heady with fragrant smell of tea, the other individual desserts is very good too.
English tea
I have a cup of cappuccino which is absolutely delicious.
Cubes of white and brown sugar !
High tea set is not good enough for 4 people we were so hungry! When we first looked at the menu we couldn’t decide if we had to choose one option or if we had all. And so we try the Prosecco's snack set had a  glass of prosecco sparkling bubbly wine, duck liver terrine with maple chips, deep fried crab cake, a block of smoked salmon, avruga caviar with potato cake, freshly brewed of coffee were all irresistible.
After my husband waiting for his coffee a glass of champagne brought to us.
A good impression of this lovely coffee latte.
Charles ordered the single tea set which it serve of Maine lobster salad sandwich roll, deep fried crab cake, mini beef burger, 2 kind of sweets, a scoop of sorbet and iced English milk tea. It was a nice, well balanced plate: fruity, pastry, savory. We liked the small burgers we were fighting for that on the table (wink) very delicious tiny presentation and not greasy.
 A nice scoop of cherry sorbet was very refreshing.
English tea its light fresh flavour which was serve of fresh milk and liquid sugar. We finished everything, we find this a great place to while away the afternoon. The surroundings are comfortable and clean is a calm oasis with welcoming staff. Leisurely taste of elegance to eat a meal in rich detail ask what can be more luxurious than this it? I will recommend this place and fits to chilled out during afternoon. There are other options also available. We will be back to try the other meal.
A3 Bar and Restaurant
1 floor Bella Vita Shopping Center
No. 28 Song Ren Road, Taipei City
台北市松仁路 28 號
Contact No: 02-87292866 or 02-87292867

1 comment:

kiki from taipei said...

Previously I had post a3 in pixnet. I was here with my mother for breakfast it was nice and clean environment and the food was quite expensive. Maybe the owner spend billions of Taiwan dollars just to build this shopping center that is why everything here was expensive.