Inspired by beautiful ingredients from the eight regencies of Bali, The Warung at Alila Villas Uluwatu presents “8 Regencies Journey”, featuring four epic nights of gastronomy crafted by four esteemed guest chefs. Consistently delighting diners with its wholesome authentic Indonesian cuisine, The Warung is a must-visit destination for local and international foodies and tourists, as well as acclaimed chefs who share a passion for Indonesia’s culinary heritage. In its latest culinary extravaganza, each chef will transform ingredients from two regencies into sensational dining experiences that celebrate the best of Bali. Embark on a culinary journey from coast to coast, including Tabanan, the ‘rice bowl’ of Bali; Badung, home to the tourist hot spots of Uluwatu and Seminyak; and less visited regions such as Buleleng in the north and Negara in the far west. 14 June 2019 Buleleng and Karangasem by Chef Kieran Morland Chef Kieran has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the restaurant industry and at some of the world’s most renowned venues, including Momofuku in NYC, Wapping Project in London, Syracuse in Melbourne, and Ku De Ta in Bali. Currently Executive Chef of Merah Putih and Sangsaka Indonesian restaurants in Seminyak, Kieran is a chef who not only understands the basic elements of a great dish, but also the finer details that make an exceptional meal. Representing Buleleng and Karangasem regencies, Kieran will present some dishes that are based from Boni (Balinese berries), cassava, kluwek, andaliman and many more. 9 August 2019 Badung and Bangli by Chef Nic Philip Chef Nic is Executive Chef of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, whose signature restaurant, Salon Bali, combines authentic Indonesian flavours and spices with contemporary techniques and presentation. Stints in Michelin-starred establishments in Europe coupled with his love of travel and passion for Asian flavours imbue Nic’s culinary style with plenty of inventiveness and enticement for the senses. Nic will transform Bali’s most favourite fruits Salak (snake fruits) and Plaga Pinneaples into some sensational dishes. 25 September 2019 Negara and Klungkung by Chef Wayan Kresnayasa Hailing from Nusa Penida in the Kelungkung regency, Wayan Kresnayasa is Executive Chef of Potato Head Beach Club and Kaum Global, where he plays an instrumental role in putting Indonesian cuisine on the map. With a Culinary Arts degree from Chicago’s Washburne Culinary Institute, Chef Wayan honed his skills in the acclaimed kitchens of two-Michelin-starred Acadia and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York. He was named Chef of the Year at Bali’s Best Eats 2018. On this event, Chef Wayan will recreate some local delights into world-class dishes that are based on Kaffir lime, Corriander, and Turmeric as they are known as the local products from Negara and Klungkung regencies. 10 October 2019 Tabanan and Gianyar by Chef Putu Dodik The final stop on the journey will be created by Putu Dodik, Chef de Cuisine of Nusantara by Locavore, and part of the original Locavore team. As an Indonesian, Chef Putu is proud to show what can be achieved with local ingredients and regularly invents new dishes that challenge traditional cuisine without losing the original ingredients and flavours. Chef Dodik will show his
Following the success of the first Thai Gastronomy Series I, Michelin one-star Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is pleased to announce an exceptional collaborative “Thai Gastronomy Series II” on Saturday 8 June 2019, featuring Chef Chumpol Jangprai from one of Bangkok’s most innovative fine-dining establishment: one-Michelin-star R-Haan, Wisdom of Thai Cuisine. Three culinary masters, each famed for producing memorable and innovative Thai cuisine, will join hands to create a six-course dinner that focuses upon Thai gastronomy with innovative interpretations. This exclusive dinner brings together guest chef Henrik Yde- Andersen, founder of Kiin Kiin restaurant in Copenhagen and the inspiration behind Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin; chef Chumpol Jangprai, Co-Founder of R-Haan Thai Fine Dining; and Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Head Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan. Together they will prepare and showcase an extraordinary “Thai Gastronomy Series II” dinner. “This latest exquisite collaboration is between chefs of Michelin one-star restaurants with a proven passion to escalate Thai gastronomy to the next level. They will adapt the popular concept where guests witness theatre-style performances of the chefs and their team members as they prepare and present each course,” explained Alex Pichel, General Manager of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Each will create and produce two courses with interactive live-cooking demonstrations, tantalising guests as they create a very special culinary journey featuring different flavours and textures, each created with impressive passion and flair. Dishes created for this six-hand culinary collaboration include Thai Ceviche with Halibut and Passion Fruit by Chef Henrik Yde-Andersen; Phuket lobster tom yum prepared by Chef Chumpol Jangprai using a traditional recipe handed down through several generations; and roasted Alaskan King Crab Leg served with Turmeric and Krachai Root Foam, Coconut, and Pickled Radish by Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin – Thai Gastronomy Series II with Chef Chumpol Jangprai will see the three culinary masters join forces to create an unforgettable experience for an exclusive collaborative dinner for one night only on Saturday 8 June 2019. The dinner will include a wine pairing with each label selected carefully to complement the dish, priced at THB 5,800++ per person for six courses. Dining prices are exclusive of 7% government tax and 10% service charge For more information or to make a reservation, call +66 (0) 2 162 9000
With daily life becoming increasingly fast-paced, Lifestyle+Travel and Klook have curated a selection of activities that will treat families with the best thing they can get: an opportunity to slow down and spend quality time with each other. Whether foodie families are seeking to surprise their taste buds or culture vultures are looking for a chance to learn about the heritage of Thailand’s undiscovered areas, we have a variety of family-bonding experiences that are sure to last a life-time. For the Foodie Families: Amphawa Floating Market Half Day Trip from Bangkok Gallivanters can explore the areas neighbouring Thailand’s buzzing capital Bangkok on a half-day tour of one of the country’s most renowned floating markets - Amphawa Floating Market. Hosting a wide variety of stalls selling famously spicy Thai delicacies and delectable bites, the trip is made to delight foodies of all ages. Offering an array of authentic Thai products and souvenirs, families will leave hands full and bellies filled. The day ends with a calm drift along the waters of Amphawa, beneath the moonlit night skies. For the Culture Vultures: Ancient Ayutthaya Tour 80 kilometres north of Bangkok lies the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam Kingdom. Ayutthaya provides a snapshot of Thailand’s past splendour and houses some of the country’s most important relics. History lovers can spot the famous Reclining Buddha statue at Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon and visit the impressive Wat Mahatat, one of the key monasteries and religious centres in the country. The tour concludes with a lunch at the Ayutthaya floating market, where families can slow down to enjoy each other’s company, with some of the freshest produce found in Thailand. For the Outdoor Enthusiasts: Jungle Kayak Tour The serene Mae Ngat Valley is a haven for fathers who are nature lovers or outdoor enthusiasts. Beginners and experts alike can take a step off the beaten track and head to the Mae Taeng Jungle reserve for a quiet afternoon of paddling amidst the untouched surroundings of the valley. Ideal for families looking for a hassle-free trip, lunch and transport to and from hotels is provided. For the Multi-generational: Elephants Day Tour in Kanchanaburi Thailand’s first privately owned nature reserve for wild elephants, the OurLand reserve, is dedicated to ensuring natural habitats with thriving flora and fauna where wild elephants can have safe access to a natural water resource. Families can spend an afternoon interacting with the gentle giants and support the cause by learning more about the Human Elephant Conflict (HEC) between farmers and elephants.
Praya Kitchen Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse Praya Kitchen, an authentic Thai buffet restaurant brings back the forgotten recipes that passed down from generations to generations. The simple yet sophisticated delicacies are recreated from chefs’ childhood memories, using seasonal local ingredients. “Pak Nam Seafood Market Night” serves the delectable variety of fresh seafood every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in a reasonable price. Every Friday-Sunday | 6:00pm-10:30pm | THB 1,388++ (Children below 6 years old eat free) |Reservation Madison Steakhouse Anantara Siam Bangkok Direct from Michelin-starred Vermeer restaurant in Amsterdam, Chef Chris Naylor brings his quirky creativity and passion for pure flavours to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel for two nights at award-winning steakhouse, Madison. The five-course culinary journey at Madison will feature mackerel marinated in apple and ginger with red pepper and olive bouillon, a roasted and braised veal blade with pumpkin puree and horseradish granola, a choice of mouth-watering desserts and much more. 7-8 June | THB 4,000++ THB 5,500++ | Reservation Zaab Nua Premium Beer & Funky Molam Jim Thompson Cafe Jim Thompson calls all foodies and fans of Isaan cuisine and modern Molam to join the feasts “Zaab Nua Premium Beer & Funky Molam.” Expect some good old northeastern dishes, a wide range of beers and enjoy Funky Molam Music by DJs Maft Sai and Kanehbos, who will take turns spinning their funky tracks in the event. 24-25 May | 5pm-10pm | THB990, or for THB900 if bought before 23 May | Buy Tickets SATURDAY FAMILY BRUNCH WITH JAK VIU restaurant at The St. Regis Bangkok The St. Regis Bangkok invites families to gather around the table on Saturdays with a new weekend offering – Saturday Family Brunch with Jak. The Saturday brunch features a dedicated children’s buffet with delectable savory and sweet highlights. Offerings include a sumptuous sampling of kids’ favorite dishes including tomato pizzetta, chicken hot dog with pineapple, creamy macaroni and cheese, crispy fried fish and homemade potato fries, as well as sushi, vegetable spring rolls, chicken and pork satays. Children can look forward to a fun-filled activity area which features a family-friendly setup with engaging entertainment for the little ones. Every Saturday | 12:00pm-3:00pm | THB 1,288++ per adult and THB 644++ per child aged 4-12 years (free for under 4 years old) | Reservation Bubbles Restaurant Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas is pleasure to introduce a gourmet selection of local and imported seafood with “Grand Seafood Barbecue” A few highlights on the menu include a seafood-on-ice station with scampi, rock lobsters, French oysters and Japanese sashimi while snappers and blue crabs are getting prepared on the barbecue. A chef also thought of meat lovers with grilled Australian sirloins and New Zealand lamb chops to please the most discerning palates. Every Friday | 6:00pm-10:00pm | THB 1,399 | Reservation
For those looking to get away for the weekend in the heart of Bangkok. The award-winning lifestyle wellness, Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 invites the health-loving travelers for an extra day to enjoy the staycation with Stay Three Pay Two – Book three nights and pay for two. The fabulous stay/pay deal includes a 3-night stay in Superior room at 3,252 Baht, Deluxe room at 3,761 Baht and Executive room at 4,286 Baht. This package also includes additional amenities to make a glorious weekend away such as daily buffet breakfast for a maximum 2 persons, complimentary 15-minutes Well Classic Partial Massage, credit voucher 500 Baht at The Twist Bar & Bistro. Free room upgrade with late check-out until 4 pm and so much more! Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 is located in the heart of the city and within 10 minutes walking distance to BTS Asoke and MRT Sukhumvit. It is comprised of 235 rooms and suites, with five room types including Superior, Superior Corner, Deluxe, Executive Room and Executive Suite. The two latter room types are equipped with an exercise bike, yoga, Pilates and resistance exercise set. Stay Three Pay Two Package is available for booking and stays from now until 31 October 2019. To be eligible for this promotion, the reservation of a 3-night stay is required. For reservations and information, visit www.wellhotelbangkok.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +662 1275995.
Sooner than ever, it's the last day of the month. It's the perfect opportunity for you to unwind, take a few days to relax, and prepare yourself for the next journey around the sun. Here are 5 places to celebrate and loosen up at the end of the month. Uptown Funk Brunch CHAR Restaurant, Hotel Indigo Bangkok CHAR Restaurant at Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road invites foodies to an adults-only Uptown Funk Brunch, with free flow packages to keep spirits up and the party going. Every last Saturday of the month, guest can feast on all-you-can-eat a la carte selections as well as freshly cooked favourites from cooking stations, while a DJ spins retro hits to set the funky mood. THB 1,900++ including soft drinks and mocktails THB 3,400++ including signature cocktails, champagne, premium red wines, white wines and beers on every last Saturday of the month, next brunch will be on Saturday, 25th May 2019, from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. For more information or to make a reservation call 02 207 4999 or email CHARbangkok@ihg.com Modern Thai Seafood The House on Sathorn The House on Sathorn today announced the opening of Paii, heralding a new chapter in the culinary offering of the historic, 130-year old landmark. The new restaurant presents the best of local and imported seafood. Diners will not want to miss the Giant Crab Fried Rice, made with organic jasmine rice from Nakhon Pathom. The plate is designed for sharing and topped with no less than half a kilo of freshly steamed Surat Thani mud crab meat. The restaurant also features a bar for an enticing mix of crafted seasonal cocktails, cutting-edge sounds and tempting bites. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 12PM to 12AM. Visit www.thehouseonsathorn.com/paii 'Summer Retreat' at Spa Le Méridien Give your body the tender loving it merits with a 90-minute spa journey. A deeply moisturizing and gently exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub (30 minutes), leaving your outer layer silky smoother than ever. Nourishing and hydrating your skin, relaxing your muscles, oiling your joints, and leaving you feeling balanced, elevated, and rejuvenated with Summer Special Oil Massage (60 minutes). THB1,900 net per person Available throughout May – July 2019 from 11:00 – 23:00pm. Advance appointments are essential at email@example.com X2 Pattaya Oceanphere & Ocean Bistro X2 Pattaya Oceanphere is tapping into Bang Saray’s fishing heritage by celebrating the fruits of the sea at its new all-day restaurant, Ocean Bistro. The dining venue is nestled just 450 metres from the shore. In this exquisite seafront setting, expert chefs will create contemporary à la carte menus that focus on local sustainable seafood, prepared in Mediterranean and Thai styles. The villa features 59 one-bedroom pool villas and spacious two-bedroom duplex pool villas, designed to resemble rice terraces gently cascading towards the seafront. Each villa features large living spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximise natural light, and the resort’s spectacular rooftop pool provides the perfect place to chill out during the day or enjoy a sunset cocktail. The villa also offers a 24-hour in-room dining service featuring a wide selection of Thai and international options, including the signature sardine dishes. Opening rates start from just THB 7,415 per
Celebrated chef and former holder of three Michelin stars hosts an exquisite epicurean evening on the shores of Koh Lanta, as Pimalai continues to enhance its culinary reputation Pimalai Resort & Spa, the luxury resort surrounded by nature on Koh Lanta, has further elevated its culinary reputation by welcoming celebrated French chef Bruno Menard back to the resort for his second annual “Gastronomic Journey”. Hosted on the evening of Sunday 31st March 2019, this exclusive epicurean evening saw Chef Bruno create an extraordinary four-course dinner for guests at Seven Seas Wine Bar and Restaurant, Pimalai’s stunning fine dining destination which overlooks the Andaman Sea. This year’s Gastronomic Journey took place almost exactly a year after Chef Bruno hosted his inaugural culinary event at Pimalai. This will now become an annual occasion, as the luxury resort strives to become a world-renowned gastronomic destination and put the island of Koh Lanta on the global culinary map. A former holder of three Michelin stars and a judge on the Asian edition of MasterChef, Chef Bruno is a culinary genius whose stellar 35-year career has taken him to some of the world’s leading restaurants. He is currently the Food Director at JUNON, the acclaimed French restaurant in Hong Kong, and Executive Chef at Vranken-Pommery Monopole, which owns a collection of vineyards, including many in the Champagne region of France. “Thailand’s food culture has been famous for many years, but we are now seeing the country’s culinary influence spreading across the globe. Many of the world’s leading chefs are now being attracted to Thailand’s shores, and Bruno Menard certainly fits into that category - he is one of the few chefs to have achieved three Michelin stars, the holy grail of fine dining. We were delighted to welcome Chef Bruno back to Pimalai and our guests were dazzled by his cuisine. This is another important step in establishing our resort as an exceptional gastronomic destination,” said Franck de Lestapis, Pimalai’s long-serving general manager. Chef Bruno’s refined four-course menu at Pimalai focused on light, vibrant flavours, with dishes that blended exquisite French cooking techniques with Asian influences. To ensure a deep connection with Koh Lanta, many ingredients were sourced from the resort’s own herb garden. The evening commenced with an amuse-bouche of borscht emulsion with marinated mushroom, followed by an appetiser of confit salmon with caviar, asparagus and Chantilly sauce. The main course showcased lightly poached turbot with white wine and extra virgin olive oil emulsion, ikura and condiments, before the menu concluded with a dessert of textured red fruit with espuma de crème Catalane. Pimalai’s second annual Gastronomic Journey was attended by in-house guests and outside diners, plus local and international media from Thailand, Hong Kong, UAE and Singapore. Publications represented at the event included the Bangkok Post, Robb Report Thailand, World Travel Magazine, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, South China Morning Post, and Destinations of the World. Guests were also treated to an exclusive itinerary at Pimalai, including sunset cocktails, a wildlife tour to a mangrove forest, a sunset cruise to Koh Haa,
Escape the summer heat and experience the Thai New Year Songkran festival with traditional celebrations and a feast of Thai. Here are 4 places to celebrate the Songkran festival. Amari Koh Samui Beach Wing Pool from 14:00 to 16:00 Join the parade around our Beach Wing Pool where the celebration begins, with traditional water-pouring and then a fun all-out splash fest with friends and family. Amaya Food Gallery from 19:00 to 22:00 Come to enjoy live entertainment and traditional Thai dancing performances while feasting on a delicious Thai and barbeque buffet. The Songkran buffet dinner is at 950 THB net per person including your choice of a glass of wine or local beer. Children under six dine free of charge and kids from age 6 to 11 enjoy half price. For reservations, www.amari.com/koh-samui/ Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square International Buffet Lunch 12:00 to 14:30 Enjoy the traditional taste of Songkran with ‘Khao Chae’ during lunch at The Square, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square., ‘Khao Chae’ is a refreshing must-try dish during the Songkran period. Along with ‘Khao Chae’, enjoy western and eastern dishes along with an assortment of desserts, fresh fruit and free flow soft drinks. International Buffet Lunch is available during April 6 – 16 on Monday – Saturday from 12.00 - 14.30 hrs. For reservations, http://www.novotelbkk.com/special-offers/ Siam Songkran Music Festival The newest four-day Songkran music festival is set to be held on 12 – 15 April, 2019 at the SHOW DC Arena. Siam Songkran is set to blend Thai and Western cultures with a packed music and entertainment programme and the largest water fight in Bangkok. Held over four days with four outdoor zones and two huge stages showcasing live music from top Thai performers, as well as talent from around Asia. Tickets can be purchased online at www.siamsongkran.com and range from 1,500THB for a single day pass, to 6,400THB for a VIP 4 Day Pass. VVIP Packages range from 100,000THB (for 6 pax) to 385,000THB, the first festival pack with pool suite. Mandarin Oriental Sala Rim Naam Restaurant 12:00 to 14:30 From 1 – 30 April 2019 - come and stay cool with this Thai specialty at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. Enjoy the delicious sweetness of the jasmine scented water on the palette, coupled by the sharp flavours of fried sweet peppers, battered salted eggs, stuffed shallots, fried shrimp paste, sweet fish, salty beef and pickled vegetables and fruits. For reservations, www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok