First, Cajun eatery Crawfish Fusion opened in early 2016 after Turkish restaurant Cafe Taxim closed. By that fall, the restaurant changed hands and became Les Bizous, a French restaurant.
Now, Les Bizous has shuttered and been replaced by Taste, a Szechuan restaurant that soft opened on Dec. 8.
Taste, a new Szechuan restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. Photo by Elena Kadvany.
Taste is operating under new ownership, an employee said Monday, but the owner was not available for comment.
The restaurant's extensive menu is split into several sections, including seafood; poultry; beef and lamb; pork; sizzling plate; tofu and vegetables; griddle and clay pot; and noodles and rice. There are traditional dishes throughout, from kung pao shrimp and sliced duck to mapo tofu.
More unusual dishes include pork intestine and tofu stew in a clay pot and dry-braised pork liver.
Specials also include dishes like lanzhou beef ramen and hot and sour mu shu with lamb and egg.
Taste is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.