The Ephernite restaurant is located in the Daan neighborhood and not a large restaurant in terms of size with just only 20 seats in the main dining hall along with 2 additional private dining rooms that can accommodate upto 10 guests each. The interior is modern and chic with black walls along with dimmed tungsten lighting bulbs that added to the elegance of the restaurant.
Even though French cuisine is considered to be one of the best cuisine the world over, the Ephernite is in the making of one of the best restaurants that offers some exquisite French cuisine. Head Chef Vanessa has lots of experience working at 3 Michelin Star restaurants in France decided to open her own and flew over to Taiwan along with her husband and started their dream venture, the Ephernite. One of the interesting aspect about Ephernite is you don’t get the same menu the next day as each day comes with its own and different menu. The team at the kitchen headed by Chef Vanessa strives hard to bring the dishes that are only made using fresh and seasonal ingredients sourced from the local farms.
Both Chef Vanessa and her husband Claude are extremely cordial and takes their time to mingle with their guests and chat with them freely. Whatever you may ask, there is always a friendly smile from both of them and with their exceptional knowledge in the French cuisine they can answer you quite comfortably. Their main objective was to provide the Taiwanese people with a relaxed and calm environment that offers high-quality French cuisine at a reasonable price.
The menu largely focuses on French cuisine that are made using Taiwanese ingredients sourced from local farms. Even though some dishes do have some Taiwanese flavor, all the dishes are exquisitely French and you don’t see any kind of fusion in the making combining both Taiwanese and French in any way.
Chef Vanessa completed her major in film making and art, but her passion for cooking from her early age moved her into the culinary scene. She is largely addicted to French gastronomy and desserts and hence joined a culinary school and started her culinary career working for the 3-Michelin Star Astrance restaurant in France. After she mastered her culinary skills in French cuisine, she decided it was time to open her own restaurant and moved over to Taiwan and opened the Ephernite in 2015.
Daily Menu - 3 course - NTD 1'800
Seasonal Menu - 9 course - NTD 3'500
Chef's Tasting Menu - 9 to 12 course - NTD 5'000+