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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  

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

Harrods is known for its outstanding dining quality, well-sourced ingredients, along with renowned chefs with high culinary experiences. It is undoubtedly a dining destination for everyone to have an ultimate Western culinary experience here in Bangkok. More than 60 menus are felicitously selected by Harrods. The kitchen is nominated by Chef Nicholas Burel. The appetizer menu consists of Spicy Scallop and Mash, Truffle Cappuccino, and Diver Scallops and Mango Salad to make your mouth watered before going on to the main course.  ‘Harrods Heritage Willington’, the signature dish of Harrods, is the recommended main course offering both Beef Wellington and Salmon Wellington. The Beef Wellington is served with a great quality Australian beef tenderloin wrapped with foie gras and sautéed mushroom in a puff pastry served with sautéed vegetables and madeira sauce. For the Salmon Wellington dish, it comes with Norwegian salmon fillet wrapped with sautéed spinach and puff pastry, served with sautéed vegetables and beurre blanc sauce.  Apart from the must-try entrée, Harrods also offers Pan-Roasted juicy Kurobuta pork chop in black pepper sauce, served with mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables. On top of that, Deluxe Fish and Chips in beer-battered cod loin served with English fries, tartar sauce and malt vinegar is suggested. Harrods serves only the finest dishes cooked with traditional techniques by chef Nicholas Burel to reserve the authentic taste of Western culinary. Harrods, the temporary all-day dining restaurant, is awaiting for you to try the flavour of Western cuisine at Harrods at G floor, Siam Paragon, Harrods the Plantation Rooms at 2nd floor, Central Embassy, and Harrods Café and Ice Cream Parlour at G floor, Emquartier.

Bangkok’s oldest international culinary spectacular is returning to one of the capital’s most exclusive addresses for a landmark 20th year with a star-studded line up of some of the world’s leading chefs, and a tribute to the City of Angels’ world-renowned street food culture. From 2nd – 8th September 2019, sixteen acclaimed chefs from nine countries – from France to Japan and from Taiwan to Portugal – will present an international culinary feast at the 20th World Gourmet Festival at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel.  With no less than thirteen Michelin stars amongst them, the brigade of chefs includes: Wolfgang Becker: Becker’s Restaurant in Trier, Germany (2 Michelin stars) Hervé Deville:  Momo in London, United Kingdom Alan Geaam: Alan Geaam in Paris, France (1 Michelin star) Kai Ho: Taïrroir in Taipei, Taiwan (2 Michelin stars) Chiho Kanzaki and Marcelo di Giacomo: Virtus in Paris, France (1 Michelin star) Hideki Ii: Shirosaka in Tokyo, Japan (1 Michelin star) Richie Lin: Mume in Taipei, Taiwan (1 Michelin star) Angel Zapata Martin: Barrafina in London, United Kingdom (1 Michelin star) Hajime Otowa and So Otowa: Ciel et Sol in Tokyo, Japan (1 Michelin star) Rui Silvestre: Vistas in Vila Nova de Cacela, Portugal (1 Michelin star) Andrea Spagoni: BeefBar in Hong Kong (1 Michelin star) Yoji Tokuyoshi: Tokuyoshi in Milan, Italy (1 Michelin star) Each chef will host two dinners in the hotel’s award-winning Biscotti, Madison, Spice Market and Shintaro restaurants. On Friday, 6th September 2019, Taiwanese chefs Kai Ho and Richie Lin will be joined by the chef behind Thailand’s much-loved and respected streets-to-stardom culinary tale, Ian Kittichai, whose restaurants include Issaya Siamese Club in Bangkok, Tangerine in Singapore and Spot Dessert Bar in New York City.  Chef Ian is an experienced hand when it comes to the World Gourmet Festival and his participation in the 20th anniversary celebration brings him full circle – in 2000 he was a member of the hotel’s culinary team who led the visiting international chefs during the inaugural event.  The trio of gastronomic artists will prepare a six-hands collaborative dinner of six courses – two each of their signature creations. In a first for the World Gourmet Festival, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel will showcase the City of Angels’ enviable status as the best city in the world for street food on Thursday, 5th September 2019, when Bangkok’s popular street vendors will prepare their fare in food stalls strewn around the Parichart open-air garden courtyard.  And as has become a tradition and crowd pleaser in recent years, the exclusive fringe events in the hotel’s iconic lobby and Aqua Bar return, including the hugely popular World Gourmet Brunch on Sunday, 8th September 2019. Foodies and budding and professional chefs alike can attend master cooking classes by all the visiting chefs, where they will have the opportunity to see and taste specially prepared dishes from the chefs’ World Gourmet Festival menu repertoire.  Joining the stellar line up of chefs this year is famed Dutch chef Roger van Damme from Het Gebaar in Antwerp, Belgium, who was awarded the best pastry chef in the world honour at the ‘Best Chefs Awards’

Bangkok celebrates its 238rd birthday this year. As such a long-running happening city, Bangkok is surely packed with abundant attention-grabbing genres to explore that could actually keep you busy for several days. Let’s discover what Bangkok has on offer and plunge into the “Staycation” trend – where you check in to the city hotels and enjoy their premium services as a treat to yourself without making the effort of travelling outside the city.   THE OKURA PRESTIGE BANGKOK ❱ STYLE The Okura Prestige Bangkok hotel is a stylish, elegant, luxurious and contemporary five-star hotel located at the heart of Thailand’s capital city. The hotel combines unrivalled levels of comfort and convenience with the warmth and charm always associated with genuine Thai hospitality. ❱ STAY All 240 rooms and suites offer impressive views across the dynamic Bangkok skyline through the triple-glazed e-coated panoramic windows. The rooms combine comfort and luxury with the very latest technological developments designed to impress business and leisure travellers. ❱ SAVOUR Delightful dining choices at Up & Above – the all-day dining venue, Michelin-starred restaurant Elements which is inspired by the famous Michelin two-star Ciel Bleu and the signature Japanese restaurant Yamazato, which has also received an award from Thailand’s best restaurant and the recognition from the Michelin Guide Bangkok. ❱ SENSES Relax in the amazing 25-metre cantilevered pool; keep fit in the state-of-the-art fitness centre; find peace and tranquility at The Okura Spa where the tranquil journey begins with a professional consultation and continues to an elegant, fully-equipped treatment room. Trained therapists use exclusive organic teas in a range of treatments designed to conjure relaxation and well-being. ❱ SCENE The Okura Prestige Bangkok is located in the award-winning Park Ventures Ecoplex building which is situated at the heart of the city’s Central Business District on Wireless Road, close to the embassies of the United Kingdom, United States and Japan. The hotel offers direct access to the city’s BTS SkyTrain network at Phloen Chit station and sits close to major shopping malls and commercial districts. The hotel enjoys easy access to and from the city’s two international airports. THE OKURA PRESTIGE BANGKOK Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand T. +66 (0) 2687 9000 F. +66 (0) 2687 9001 W. okurabangkok.com AVANI + RIVERSIDE BANGKOK HOTEL ❱ STYLE Overlooking Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel welcomes discerning global travellers with contemporary style, intuitive service and stunning views across Asia’s most dynamic city. From the rooftop bar and pool at the top of the 26-storey hotel, down to the lobby, Avani+ Riverside Bangkok is a place to relax and unwind, and a base from which to explore nearby neighbourhoods and popular tourist sites along the ‘River of Kings’. ❱ STAY All of the hotel’s 248 stylish guest rooms and suites boast uninterrupted city and river views and all elements are geared towards the promise of a relaxing stay and a good night’s sleep. The neutral décor is a blend of comfort and modernity, natural materials and high-tech equipment, along with extra conveniences. Each of the spacious River View Junior Suites features a bathroom with a view,

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

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