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Le Bristol Paris, pearl of Oetker Collection, invites all bon vivants to discover superb wines presented by their passionate wine masters, over a four-course dinner from Eric Frechon’s Michelin starred kitchens. The 2019 series of Wine Mondays begins on October 7th. France has long been known as the country of good taste, fine fare and gastronomy. At the heart of this prestigious heritage, there is the noble grape which transforms into a treasure of infinite colours and flavours. At Le Bristol Paris, there are no less than twelve sommeliers each equally determined to seek out the finest wines for the pleasure of the Palace guests. Twelve Wine Masters Under the guidance of Bernard Neveu, Sommelier Director, twelve sommeliers assiduously explore great vintages and seek out the finest newcomers. This elite team of sommeliers discover new wines that will eventually become part of the French gastronomic experience, earning the privilege to be paired with the Michelin starred cuisine of this Parisian Palace. They are masters in creating sublime food and wine pairings, committed connoisseurs, they elevate the profession to an art. A century and half of oenology Le Bristol’s cellars are a hallowed place where some of the rarest wines age with around 100,000 bottles, 60,000 are literally beneath the Palace. There are some legendary vintages such as a Riversaltes 1875, or a Petrus 1961, both on Epicure’s wine list, an historic tome with 2,500 references, cataloguing a century and a half of oenology.  “One of the greatest in the world” proclaims the American magazine Wine Spectator, who gave Epicure’s list their highest accolade, the Wine Spectator Grand Award, for the 4th year in a row. The treasure hunt At Le Bristol Paris wine and the wine makers are held in utmost reverence, and Wine Mondays are dedicated to them. These shared evenings of discovery begin months earlier when you find Bernard Neveu and his team striding along the most beautiful domains across the countryside, from the Côte d’Or to Bordeaux, Alsace’s plains to the Loire valley’s hillsides, seeking the most precious bottles. Their treasure hunt culminates at brasserie de luxe 114 Faubourg where they share their greatest finds and best encounters in their Wine Mondays. Wines are paired with a four course dinner created for the evening by three Michelin starred Chef Eric Frechon. Wine Mondays At these evenings the sommeliers reveal remarkable wines, private domains and passionate wine-growers but above all, give meaning to the word pleasure. The evening takes place in the stylish floral surrounds of 114 Faubourg, over a four-course gastronomic dinner. Price €140 per guest. Continuing the degustation, the wine which is given pride of place will be included in the 114 Faubourg wine list for the upcoming month. Price: €140 per guest Programme 2019-2020 7th October 2019 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret / Bourgogne Côte de Nuits Family-owned since 1620 in the heart of the prestigious village of Vosne Romanée, the Mongeard-Mugneret estate has some 30 hectares of vineyards divided into 35 appellations, including the magnificent grands crus such as Echezeaux, Grands-Echezeaux, Clos de Vougeot and Richebourg. Wines offer the velvety texture and delicacy typical of great Burgundy wines,

Leading culinary stars from around the world, boasting a total of 8 Michelin stars among them, will join the second edition of “Metropole Culinary Stars” from Oct. 6-13 at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. The eight-day culinary extravaganza, which follows last year’s highly successful inaugural event, will feature 18 internationally renowned chefs who will collaborate on a series of extraordinary and memorable meals at the Metropole Hanoi. Michelin-starred chefs participating in this year’s event include: Jacques Pourcel (3-Michelin-star chef at Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier, France), David Rathgeber (the chef-owner of Michelin-starred L’Assiette, one of Paris’ most sought-after bistros), Hervé Rodriguez (chef-owner of Michelin-starred MaSa restaurant in Paris), Jean-Baptiste Natali (youngest chef in France to earn a Michelin star when he was awarded one in 2002 at age 27), Raoul Meuwese (Chef de Cuisine of Michelin-starred Bridges at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam) and Michael Dyllong (head chef of Michelin-starred Palmgarden in Dortmund, Germany). The event will also spotlight other global culinary luminaries, including Dutch celebrities’ private chef (René van Empelen), a former winner of MasterChef of France (Didier Corlou), a scion of a cheese-making family that’s been in the business since 1880 (Patrice Marchand), the maître-chocolatier of the world’s longest-established chocolatier (Stéphane Bonnat), an author of 14 renowned cookbooks (Alain Caron), one of Asia’s top female chefs, according to the Michelin Guide (Vanessa Huang), the Master Baker of France (Bruno Dinel), and pastry master (Fabrice Danniel). Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s Executive Chef Paul Smart and his culinary team Aurélien Houguet, Nguyen Thanh Van and Raphael Kinimo will also bring their expertise to this much-anticipated event. “Metropole Culinary Stars 2019 promises to be a truly remarkable event, as we bring together some of the world’s most celebrated chefs in a city whose culinary tradition is undisputed,” said William Haandrikman, the Metropole Hanoi’s General Manager. Over eight days, starting on October 6, the event will include the following unique dining experiences: Oct. 6: An all-you-can eat “angelina Sunday Brunch with the Stars” featuring delicious culinary creations, live chef stations, free-flow drinks and lively music provided by a DJ. Oct. 7: A six-course “Exotic World of Spice” dinner in which each course is elevated by a different spice and paired with spice wines. Oct. 8: A seven-course “Dinner to Remember from the Farm & the Sea” sourced with the freshest and finest ingredients from the fields and oceans. Oct. 9: A six-course “Most Exclusive Wine Dinner” featuring luxurious ingredients and world-class Champagne and Grand Crus from five different wineries. Oct. 10: There will be two main events this evening. First, is the “Trump-Kim Summit Four-Hands Dinner,” a special gastronomical journey with the two Metropole chefs who prepared the historic four-course menu. The second is an “Extravagant Cheese & Wine Evening with Artisanal Bread” featuring more than 30 selections of Les Frères Marchand cheese served with artisanal bread. Oct. 11: A “Metropole Culinary Showdown Dinner” in which 14 chefs go head-to-head in a 60-minute live cook-off, while guests savor a special four-course dinner menu. Oct. 12: An “All Star Dinner” including an exquisite 9-course dinner menu from 10 of the top participating chefs. Oct. 13: A “Magnifique Sunday Brunch” featuring nine live stations, as well as an opportunity to interact directly with the chefs. All of

Eating is a significant part of any travel experience, and whether it’s enjoying a lamb and pear tajine in Morocco, some spicy jerk chicken in Jamaica or a selection of tapas in Spain, there’s nothing better than savouring a dish in its country of origin, plus it’s a great way to meet the locals. MOROCCAN It is said that in order for a nation to develop a great cuisine, it must have four prerequisites. A rich land from which to draw upon an abundant range of ingredients, a variety of foreign cultural influences, a great civilisation and lastly, a refined palace with royal kitchens to inspire the nation’s cooks. Morocco has it all, and is home to some of the most delicious food imaginable. From robust roasts to rich aromatic stews, spiced or sweetened salads to savoury pastries, fragrant mounds of couscous to bastilla, an exquisite blend of shredded pigeon, a spiced onion sauce with saffron and herbs encased in a flaky, filo-like pastry topped with cinnamon and sugar – an intricate dish that epitomises everything that is grand and extravagant in Moroccan cooking. One of the most interesting ways to absorb the delights of Moroccan cuisine is to wander through the souks (markets) of the towns and cities, sampling the food on offer. It’s early morning in old Fés and sunlight streams in slanted rays through the woven bamboo shades covering the narrow alleyways, catching the steam rising from the many cookers. Close to the city gate of Bab Bou Jaloud, one stallholder is busy cooking and serving a typical Moroccan breakfast, miklee – flaky pancakes with butter and honey. In a nearby fruit and vegetable souk, produce of every kind lines the street – juicy oranges from the sun-drenched groves of Agadir, vine-ripened tomatoes, plump mounds of grapes and preserved fruits and nuts. Entire shops are jam-packed with olives of all types; others display hanging baskets bulging with fresh mint, used to make mint tea that is traditionally served before and after a meal. At a spice souk, bright red paprika, rich yellow turmeric, dusty sticks of cinnamon, seeds of cumin, aniseed and caraway are heaped in tubs waiting to be measured into twisted envelopes of paper. These are some of the spices that form the soul of Moroccan cooking, transforming simple dishes to exotic heights. One of Morocco’s most famous dishes is the tajine or tagine. The name refers to the conical-lidded pot in which it is prepared, as well as the intricately spiced stew of meat and vegetables, sometimes with dried fruits and nuts, cooked very slowly over a charcoal fire. Typical tajine combinations include: lamb with pears and chicken with green olives and preserved lemons – simple yet delicious dishes that are often accompanied by thick wedges of crusty Moroccan flat bread, perfect for soaking up the sauce. JAMAICAN From fiery seasoned meat and inventive seafood dishes to oak-aged rums and hearty stouts, Jamaican cuisine is an eclectic mix of African, European and Indian influences – and is surprisingly healthy and varied. Although many

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and express good wishes to family, friends and business associates with Handcrafted Mooncakes and a Special Afternoon Tea at Mandarin Oriental and PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Handcrafted Mooncakes and a Special Afternoon Tea At Mandarin Oriental Two elegant mooncake boxes designed to represent stylish fan-shaped clutch bags are available this year. ‘The Oriental Classic’ in red with a unique Oriental Chinese drawn pattern (THB 808) and ‘The Luxury Box’ in beige leather incorporating The Authors’ Lounge architectural details with a gold tassel (THB 1,888) both feature eight pieces of delicious mooncake, each of which is lovingly handcrafted by Chef Andy Leong and his team, in the following flavours: custard; lotus seeds with egg yolk and flaxseed; durian with egg yolk, and our newest flavour, tangerine with 8-year-old dried tangerine peel. ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ in The Authors’ Lounge From now until 13th September 2019 guests can also enjoy a special ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ in The Authors’ Lounge. Priced at THB 1,500++ per person, the afternoon tea includes a selection of savoury treats including Char Siew chicken pastries and gluten-free charcoal tart with pumpkin seeds and pastries including black sesame macaroons, matcha and strawberry choux, Custard-flavoured mooncake and The Authors’ Lounge’s famed warm confit pomelo scones with rose petal and raspberry jam and clotted cream. Guests can add a further sparkle to the experience by including a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier (set priced at THB 2,200++). The ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ is available daily from 12:00-18:00 hrs. For reservations or more information, please contact +66 (0) 2 659 9000 ext. 6811     PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag At Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Created from original Python skins combined with the finest Lamb leather, the materials for these Mooncake bags have been selected from the most exclusive leather suppliers of the world for their exceptional quality. Each metal element etched on the bag is plated in 18 carat gold. Each bag contains two sumptuous mooncakes, carefully prepared at Mocha & Muffins. After the Mooncake festival, the bag can be used as a fully functional and stylish handbag. Only eight bags are available, exclusively designed for this event. Each bag will be marked with a limited edition number 1/8 to 8/8. The retail price of each PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag is THB 28,888 (Including 7% VAT). Anantara Siam’s bakery Mocha & Muffins offers two additional special designed mooncake boxes of 4 pieces: - Siamese Fighting Fish Luxury Box, an elegant round burgundy box imprinted with golden textures of Siamese fighting fishes. Priced at THB 1,688+ (150 g per piece). - Premium Red Velvet Box, a standout half-moon design opens up to a full-moon shape revealing a symbol of golden lotus. Priced at THB 1,088+ (150 g per piece). For more information and reservations please call +66 (0) 2126 8866 Ext. 1226  

Dining in a divine setting provides food for the eyes as well as the soul, which combined with palate pleasing bites, makes for a transcendent experience. Zila Street Bistro & Bar at MASON offers such an exhilarating experience. With a sleek ambience and panoramic view of the tranquil ocean, we could not help but feel at ease as we settled down in this casual eatery, soaking in the vista as we browsed the menu. Zila Street Bistro & Bar features international all-day dining based on locally sourced fresh ingredients. The menu features a diversity of dishes from Thai to fusion and beloved Western fare. We decided on a mixture kicking off with Caesar Salad with Smoked Salmon teamed up with Pomelo and Crispy Coconut Salad, all given a vivid touch by a Vegetable Roll. Representing two continents, the two salads were a joy of fresh ingredients and tasty dressing. The spring roll stuffed with mixed vegetables and colourful flowers arrived with Thai-style spicy sauce and proved to be a smash hit as I could only manage to grab one piece before they vanished in the snap of a finger. For our main dishes, we mostly picked Thai choices, looking to savour the local ingredients to the utmost. Grilled Fish Cakes made of grilled fish mousse mixed with Thai herbs were docked by a Thai style cucumber salsa. The cakes were tender and of a standard that made us eager for the rest of our order. The Pad Thai with Tiger Prawn did not let us down, featuring fresh gigantic prawns on cooked toperfection noodles in tamarind sauce. I also particularly enjoyed the Salted Egg Stir Fried Squid. For soup, we opted for all-time-favourite Tom Yum with seafood, which was so delectable I could not resist asking for a second serving. While the Thai dishes truly satisfied our palates, we knew we had to sample the western fare at this modern luxury resort, so we ordered an Australian Beef Burger in which crispy onion and bacon formed a great combination to ground Australian beef. The Spaghetti Aglioe Olio with Grilled Salmon came perfect, as did the aromatic Pizza Salami with its super thin crust. Wrapping up the splendid meal, we chose Banoffee Split–chocolate crust with banana brûlée and salted caramel served with vanilla cream, as well as Pandan Custard Bread. Both were equally awesome and indulgent. Closer to the stars is Krok-a-Café Espresso Bar by the outdoor pool on the rooftop of the property. Here, you can listen to chill out music as well as the sound of nature while indulging on signature cocktails. We recommend the MASON Signature, Zila Champagne (Chandon Brut | Fresh Salak | Salak Syrup), GinCinnamon Ginger (Bombay Gin | Fresh Ginger | Vanilla Syrup | Honey), Summer Sippers (Vodka | Triple Sec | Mango Puree | Fresh Lime Juice | Soda), and Turquoise Ocean (Bacardi Rum | Blue Curacao | Monin Rose | Fresh Lime Juice | Syrup). For mocktails, definitely spoil yourself with the colourful The Circle of The Sun (Orange

In collaboration with Wine Garage, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort invites food and wine lovers aboard an antique rice barge for its first dinner cruise to highlight organic and sustainable food and wines on the 31 August. An evening of food, wine, sights and scenery kicks off at Longtail Bar at the hotel, where guests will be treated to glass of biodynamic sparkling wine paired with canapés to set the tone. Once aboard the Manohra Star, a series of organic and natural wines will be served with a five-course dinner, with explanations from the experts. Meanwhile, the cruise will take in Bangkok’s iconic riverside landmarks, with a soundtrack provided by a live saxophonist. Dinner includes authentic Thai dishes, created especially by the Manohra culinary team and perfectly paired with wines provided by Wine Garage, whose philosophy is to highlight artisanal producers, who use only traditional and natural processes. The first in a series of wine events for Manohra, this special debut is unmissable for culinary enthusiasts for whom sustainability and provenance is a priority. Booking is now available for 31 August 2019 for the cruise, which is priced at THB 2,900 nett per person.  For more information or reservations, call +66 2431 9300

lifestyle+travel proudly proposes the Delectable Trail, for views and reviews on top-notch dining places. We've chosen 7 of the best restaurants in Thailand for you to take a look at! Ocean Bistro Feel A serene spot to unwind while you dine, as you are embraced by the horizon where the turquoise sea meets the sky from the panoramic windows. The show kitchen sits at the heart of the restaurant and you can witness the fresh catch-of-the-day being cooked to perfection. The menu covers both Thai and Western cuisine with the use of supreme quality products, from meat to seafood to herbs. Dining here pleases not only the palate, but also the eyes, as the plate decorations are pretty impressive. Food Daily opening hours Seating: 116 with private dining area X2 Pattaya Oceanphere 95 Moo.2 Bangsaray Satthaip Chonburi 20250 T: +669 1010 2999 E: stay@X2pattayaoceanphere.com W: x2pattayaoceanphere.com Oxygen Dining Room Feel Dining in the heart of the pure nature would already be bliss, yet the experience would be triple with the culinary creation of Michelin-starred French chef Nicolas Isnard . Oxygen Dining Room undoubtedly arms with a delectable menu in contemporary style. This glass-clad dining room amidst ancient Tamarind trees on the back of the Ping River blends seamlessly with the at-ease surroundings, allowing diners to feel as if they are dining in a serene shady garden. The stylish bar also serves a selection of creative cocktails. Food Daily opening hours Breakfast: 7.00am-10.30am Lunch: 11.30am-2.30pm Dinner: 6.30pm-10.30pm Seating: Indoor 40, outdoor 20 X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort 369/1 Thanon Charoenrajd, Tambon Wat Ket, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50000 T: 66 53 931 999 W: x2resorts.com/resorts/chiang-mai-riverside   Pebbles Bar & Grill Feel Nothing beats dining in exquisite ambience, overlooking the tranquil sandy bay, while lavishing crème de la crème cuisine that elevates succulent tastes to another level. Here, you can be assured that top quality ingredients are sought after from local fisherman piers, the hotel organic garden, as well as from all over the world. Under the baton of Kankamol Mongkolmit, the Executive Chef, innovations of tasteful mixtures are created, teamed up with striking presentation. Food Daily opening hours Dinner: 5pm-11 pm Bar: 5pm – 12am Seating: outdoor 32, indoor 70 and bar 12 Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa 9/9 Moo 3, Na Jomtien, Sattahip, Pattaya 20250 Thailand T +66 38 259 099 W: marriott.com/hotels/travel/pyxbr-renaissance-pattaya-resort-and-spa/   Praya Kitchen Feel Imbue the vibe of the bygone years with the perfect blend of fusion touches from the present and the future culinary tradition at Praya Kitchen. Chef Attapol Naito Thangthong and Chef Somkid Ketkaew strove their best to revive some of the rarest, favourite, traditional Thai recipes and conduct them with only the freshest, top-quality seasonal ingredients. The Praya Showcase which features food stations and corners are not to be missed. Food Mon-Fri Lunch THB 788++ - Includes Juice Bar Sat-Sun Lunch THB 888++ - Includes Juice Bar & fresh seafood selection Sunday Brunch THB 1,588++ - Surf ‘n’ Turf Sunday Brunch that includes live seafood carving, imported beef and Oyster Bar Mon-Thu Dinner THB 988++ - 'Chef's Childhood Memories & Forgotten Thai Recipes' Fri-Sun Dinner THB 1,388++ - 'Pak Nam Seafood Market' that includes live seafood carving and signature desserts Daily opening hours Lunch: 12.00pm - 3.00pm Dinner: 6.00pm -

Mother’s Day is a time for celebration, togetherness and appreciation. This year the holiday falls on Monday 12 August 2019, treat your precious mother to a special meal at one of these locations. Up & Above Restaurant The special Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch at The Okura Prestige Bangkok’s Up & Above Restaurant features main course choices prepared à la minute, including pan seared foie gras on brioche and grilled Canadian lobster, piquant Thai dishes, Japanese favourites such as fresh sashimi and sushi, takoyaki, yakitori and gyoza, and a wide range of international items available at the extensive buffet. 11 August 2019 from noon - 3 p.m. at Up & Above Restaurant. Mother dines for free in groups of three or more (limited to one mother per table). Priced at Baht 2,800++ per person (including free-flow mocktails and soft drinks); Baht 3,500++ (including selected free-flow wines, Prosecco, local beers, cocktails, mocktails, and soft drinks); Baht 4,100++ per person for the full Sunday Brunch (including free-flow Champagne, Prosecco, selected wines, local beers, cocktails, mocktails, and soft drinks); and Baht 1,050++ per child aged under 12. For information and reservations, please contact 02 687 9000 Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort Riverside Terrace Dine by the river on an exquisite buffet at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort's Riverside Terrace, with a raw bar with fresh seafood and a smouldering barbecue offering up prime imported meats. Thai dancers stage the Tales of Hanuman in the background to cast an enchanting spell on the evening. The buffet is priced at THB 1,499++ per person and THB 750++ per child aged from 6 – 12 years old. Manohra Cruises Manohra Cruises for an unforgettable night on Mother’s Day. Enjoy a beautiful restored antique rice barge and cruise the majestic Chao Phraya River in old world elegance. Pass iconic landmarks and soak up the magic of the Bangkok’s skyline by night. Price at THB 2,300 nett per person with special offer mother dines for free when come with a group of 4 or more.     For more information or reservations, call 02 476 0022 Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok Brasserie Europa Families are invited to celebrate Mothers’ Day at Brasserie Europa on Monday 12 August, when all mums enjoy complimentary dining. The special Mother’s Day buffet lunch is amazing value at just THB 1,225++ per person. The celebration Mother’s Day dinner, priced at THB 1,800++ per person, is equally spectacular. Both buffets combine an extensive selection of hot and cold dishes, international favourites and Thai flavours.  Mother’s Day lunch buffet available from 12:00 noon to 15:00 hrs. Dinner buffet available from 18:30 to 22:30 hrs. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Brasserie Europa on 02 162 9000 Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Celebrating Mother’s Day at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin on Monday 12 August with two fabulous Michelin-star dining experiences. The five-course set lunch, priced at THB 2,200++, begins with a welcome non-alcoholic drink and continues with a selection of creative Thai dishes that every mum will appreciate. The eight-course set dinner, priced at THB 3,400++, is an amazing culinary presentation that includes a welcome

Features a rich assortment of delicious Thai cuisine, as well as our International Buffet Breakfast and imported treats such as Australian lamb and beef, Italian pasta, Indian kebabs, and homemade Chinese noodles. Get the perfect start to your day with one of Patong’s best breakfast selections! Whether sightseeing, shopping, or relaxing at the resort, let us take you on a culinary journey with European and Asian favourites, buttery croissants and pastries, or vegetarian and halal specialties! A-la-carte options for lunch and dinner as well as buffet themed evenings every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are also available for your enjoyment. Every Monday, we are delighted to introduce our traditional Thai cuisine “Phuket’s Night Market” Buffet Dinner. Choose from a unique and authentic selection of local cuisine, featuring traditional Phuket only THB 799 per person. Every Wednesday, Embark on a journey to the four corners of Asia and enjoy a lavish array of Thai, Chinese, Japanese and other Oriental recipes with our “Oriental Buffet Dinner” only THB 999 per person with a special promotion of “Dine 4 Pay 3”. Every Friday, savour a gourmet selection of local and imported seafood with our “Grand Seafood Barbeque” featuring a seafood-on-ice station displaying scampi, rock lobsters, French oysters and Japanese sashimi, while snappers and blue crabs are being prepared for the barbecue every Friday at THB 1,399 per person with a special promotion of “Dine 4 Pay 3”. Experience the ultimate of local and traditional cuisine “Jewel of Phuket’s Cuisine” prepared by our Executive Chef Anurak Kannittharat. The highlight of this set menu is not only its innovative use of great and fresh flavours but we use all ingredients that could be found in Phuket fresh market and seafood from the Andaman Sea for only THB 1,400 per couple. If you are looking for authenticity and a taste bud revival, Bubbles Restaurant represents a quality, reasonably priced alternative to touristy dining. Located on the ground floor and daily open from 06:30 – 24:00. For more information or reservation, please call +66 76 231 999 or email h8109@accor.com.