This incredibly innovative Catalan-inspired restaurant is led by world renowned chef Daniel Negreira, who learned his craft under the watchful eye of Ferran Adrià at the former Number 1 restaurant in the world, elBulli. DN innovación is a great example of how fine dining has recently exploded in Taipei, a city known as much for its food as for its tourist sites. Although Negreira was trained in the mountains of Spain, he gains a lot of inspiration from Taipei, especially the city’s many markets. Be sure to make reservations well in advance, as this popular restaurant fills up fast.
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Innovative World-Class Dining in Taipei
Taiwan is known for stellar street food and humble mom-and-pop establishments - bought on a busy street or at a chaotic night market, traditional foods of all kinds are savored by locals.
In the past decade, Taiwan has seen a huge boom in fine dining, with talented chefs and increasingly well-traveled citizens creating a hunger for world-class cuisine in their own country.
One of the leaders is DN innovación in Taipei. Each season, Chef Daniel Negreira (formerly of El Toro and Spain's El Bulli) reinterprets Spanish cuisine using local Taiwanese ingredients and a huge dose of creativity. The restaurant is sleek and modern, with food to match.
My whole family enjoyed a multi-course chef's tasting menu (in a glamorous private room) that surprised and intrigued our senses of taste, sight and smell. We were excited course after course, but everybody's favorite was a rich, decadent foie gras with cherries - one of the most memorable bites of food we have ever enjoyed. Service was on the highest professional level and the wine list was extensive.
DN innovación is perfect for a special occasion, when you want to linger over a luxurious meal and savor each indulgent bite with friends and family.