CLOSED 已關門 ~ VIVO Spanish Tapas (Da’an, Taipei) | VIVO光癮時尚餐飲 (台北大安)

2015-08-23 13.15.01

在台北吃到美味手工冰淇淋,不見得需要到處尋找藏於巷弄的、巴掌大的冰淇淋專賣小店,其實有許多餐廳另外販賣自製冰淇淋。「VIVO光癮時尚餐飲」就是其中一個。西班牙「tapas」料理概念餐廳的VIVO, 不僅提供精緻又地道的,巴塞隆納來的廚師做的西班牙料理--它還有很豐富的菜單(從早午餐到消夜都有,還有咖啡吧、進口葡萄酒)、設計獨特又想像的空間、寬敞的用餐區和舒適的露天座位等等;但對我來說最重要的是他們的自製手工義式冰淇淋與雪酪

To get great handmade ice cream in Taipei, you don’t necessarily have to go searching for obscure hole-in-the-wall shops that specialize exclusively in ice cream – many restaurants make ice cream as a side business. VIVO Spanish Tapas is one of these. A concept restaurant that offers a complete experience VIVO boasts authentic Spanish cuisine (the head chef is a native of Barcelona); an extensive menu that includes brunch, lunch, dinner and imported wines; artistic modern atmosphere with quirky art-deco design; indoor and outdoor seating; a full coffee bar; and, most importantly, an ice cream bar serving a selection of fresh house-made gelatos and sorbets!

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我喜歡VIVO的布置,冰淇淋櫃台面對人行道,讓逛街的客人能夠順便買個冰淇淋帶走,或是在店內、外的餐桌坐下賣內用冰淇淋單獨用或配咖啡、正食一起用也可以。

I like the layout of the restaurant, with the ice cream counter at the window facing the sidewalk. You can order ice cream to go, or you can sit down at the indoor or outdoor tables and enjoy it with a coffee or a meal.

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VIVO提供的冰淇淋跟雪酪選擇,隨季節更換口味,除了幾款每天固定提供的口味(比如香草、巧克力、招牌蕃紅花鳳梨等等)以外。一切都是以新鮮當地水果和高級進口食材,現做現賣的。熱情的人員會樂意的讓你試吃幾款冰淇淋幫你選擇!定價方式簡單:所有的冰淇淋與雪酪都一樣價格,NT $89/單球,NT $149/雙球

VIVO’s gelato and sorbet selection changes depending on what ingredients are in season, although some core flavours (vanilla, chocolate, and house specialties such as saffron-pineapple) are always available. Everything is made fresh from scratch, using local fruits as well as premium imported ingredients. The staff are very accommodating and happy to let you sample several ice creams before you decide! The pricing is simple: all flavours are NT $89 for a single scoop and $149 for a double scoop.

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蜂蜜冰淇淋牛奶冰淇淋

Honey gelato and plain milk gelato.

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2015-08-23 13.25.08

黑巧克力冰淇淋還不錯,香濃可口,但味道不夠多層次讓我愛上它。

The dark chocolate gelato was adequately rich and dark, but not complex enough to make me fall in love with it.

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2015-08-23 13.24.01

巧克力榛果冰淇淋就是普通的巧克力榛果冰淇淋,吃起來跟「Nutella」巧克力醬差不多。

The chocolate-hazelnut gelato is a fairly standard flavour, basically like Nutella spread.

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2015-08-23 13.26.01

紅葡萄酒冰淇淋,可能因為試吃量少的關係,我就吃不出來葡萄酒味,大概要吃大口一點才吃得到它的味道。這款冰淇淋我覺得有點甜,不太合我的口味。

The red wine gelato had no detectable red wine flavour in my small sample – maybe I’d need a proper mouthful to taste it. I found it quite sweet, though – not to my taste.

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2015-08-23 13.20.18芒果雪酪蠻好吃,但我上週在「駱師傅法式冰淇淋之家」吃的超級美味芒果雪酪寵壞我了,所以VIVO的芒果雪酪沒給我那麼深刻的印象了。

The mango sorbet was nice, but after the amazing super-dense mango sorbet I had at La Maison de Glace last week, it didn’t impress me as much.

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2015-08-23 13.22.19

莓果香檳雪酪很好吃,充滿了新鮮野莓的酸甜滋味,好像以藍莓為主,吃起來蠻天然,不會過甜,香檳酒帶給它比較深沉的、多層次的味道,我很喜歡,差點決定點一球……然後我決定要再試吃一款,蕃紅花鳳梨口味,結果不得不換個決定!

The berry champagne sorbet was really nice – chock full of fresh mixed berries (mostly blueberries), quite natural-tasting and not too sweet, with an extra layer of depth from the dry champagne. I really liked this one and almost ordered it…but then I tried the pineapple-saffron gelato and had to change my decision!

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朋友點了蜂蜜冰淇淋,NT$89/單球。像松山區「馬提亞手工義式冰淇淋」的蜂蜜冰淇淋一樣,這款冰淇淋是使用台灣當地龍眼蜂蜜做的。

My friend ordered the honey gelato, $89/single scoop. Like the honey gelato at Matias’ Gelato in Songshan, it’s made with local longan honey.

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可是,VIVO蜂蜜冰淇淋的味道和口感跟馬提亞做的完全不一樣,吃起來好像乳脂含量比較高,牛奶的味道很重,有點掩蓋蜂蜜的微妙、多層次香味。此外,它的口感非常濃厚,黏黏稠稠的,有點奇怪,吃起來好像像加入了大量奶粉,但我問人員這個獨特口感冰淇淋是怎麼做出來的他說他們是用全鮮奶而不是奶粉。我沒有吃過這樣的冰淇淋。我的朋友蠻喜歡,吃的津津有味,可是對我來說,重重牛奶味加上厚厚口感及偏高甜度,讓它有點膩口,我不是很喜歡,比較喜歡馬提亞的蜂蜜冰淇淋。

This honey gelato has a totally different flavour and texture from the one at Matias’, though – it seems to have a much higher butterfat content, giving it a stronger milky flavour that competes with the delicate natural flavours in the honey. Also, it has a curiously thick, heavy mouthfeel, like it’s been thickened with a high ratio of powdered milk. I asked the staff about it and they claimed they only use fresh milk, so I’m not sure where this thick texture comes from; I’ve never had anything like it before. My friend really liked it, but between the heavy milky flavour, thick texture, and high level of sweetness from the honey, I found it too cloying for my taste. I definitely preferred the honey gelato at Matias’.

2015-08-23 13.31.59

我超愛吃草本香料口味的冰淇淋(比如雪王的九層塔冰淇淋轉轉吉拉朵的迷迭香鳳梨冰淇淋),所以我一看VIVO的招牌蕃紅花鳳梨冰淇淋(NT$89/單球)就抵抗不住了! 其實,這是我第一次遇到蕃紅花口味冰淇淋,覺得很特別!

I love herbal ice creams (like Snow King’s Thai basil ice cream and Tenten’s pineapple-amaretto-rosemary gelato), so of course, I couldn’t resist VIVO’s signature pineapple and saffron gelato, $89/single scoop. Somehow, this is the first time I’ve ever encountered saffron in ice cream!

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它的口感濃厚綿密,還吃得到鮮鳳梨果肉的小顆粒。味道偏甜,比維特、雪王等等比較本土化冰淇淋店的東西甜一點,但還沒有歐美冰淇淋的那麼甜。鳳梨味很濃,我本來認為它吃起來好像是用煮成稍帶焦糖味鳳梨醬做的,像我在轉轉吉拉朵吃的鳳梨冰淇淋那樣,但我問人員的時候他說他們用新鮮生鳳梨。

The texture is super thick and rich, textured with chewy little bits of fresh pineapple pulp. This is a fairly sweet gelato – sweeter than what you’d get at more localized ice cream shops like Vita or Snow King – but still not as sweet as the gelato typically sold in Europe or North America. The pineapple flavour is very deep and rich – I thought it tasted like it had been cooked down and lightly caramelized, like the pineapple-amaretto-rosemary gelato I had at Tenten a few months ago, but I asked the staff and they said they use uncooked fresh pineapple.

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蕃紅花的味雖然很微妙,但還吃得出來它的特殊香味,甚至看得到冰淇淋裡面細細的橘色蕃紅花絲! 除了精美的味道以外,它還帶給並起立超漂亮的深黃金顏色。我雖然我不是很喜歡VIVO的蜂蜜冰淇淋,但我真的很喜歡他們的蕃紅花鳳梨冰淇淋,吃完了再把紙杯刮乾乾淨淨的,有點後悔沒有點雙球! 我覺得我再來VIVO買蕃紅花鳳梨冰淇淋吃,有很大的可能性。

The saffron has a very delicate flavour. It’s not strong, but it’s definitely there – you can even see the little bits of saffron in the ice cream! It gives the gelato a gorgeous rich golden colour, too. Although I didn’t like VIVO’s honey gelato, I really liked their pineapple-saffron – I scraped my cup clean when I was done and felt a little sad I hadn’t ordered two scoops! There’s a high likelihood I’ll be coming back for seconds. 2015-08-23 13.29.20

VIVO的裝飾很獨特,有些小細節你可能不會馬上注意到,像上面的相片最右邊的白色椅子! 很好玩!

VIVO’s decor is interesting – there are several little details you don’t notice right away, like the white chairs on the right! Too cute.

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這裡是我的椅子,是一個巨大面具!

This was my chair – a giant mask.

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VIVO還賣外帶盒,大盒(450 ml)為NT $335,小盒(300 ml)為NT $223。

VIVO also sells take-home tubs of ice cream – NT $335 for a large container (450 ml) and NT $223 for a small container (300 ml).

2015-08-23 13.17.18

VIVO Spanish Tapas | VIVO光癮時尚餐飲

地址:台北市大安區敦化南路一段232巷8號
捷運: 忠孝敦化站(東區地下街12號出口)
電話:02 2721 4666
時間: 週日至週四12:00~22:00; 週五、六12:00~22:30
官網vivo.looker.tw
臉書www.facebook.com/VIVO.Taipei

Address: No. 8, Lane 232, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City
MRT: Zhongxiao Dunhua (East Metro Mall exit 12)
Phone: 02 2721 4666
Time: Sunday to Thursday 12:00~22:00; Friday & Saturday 12:00~22:30
Website: vivo.looker.tw
Facebook: www.facebook.com/VIVO.Taipei

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