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
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 -
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
Serene days with good foods. Where to? Chanthaburi might be an unexpected answer, but this quiet province is indeed the real deal for foodies. The myriad of idiosyncratic eatables of Chanthaburi make sure your peaceful days are perfectly satiated, and you can then joyously tell your friends, “I’ve had such a food time!” What makes the dishes here stand out from the crowd is Chanthaburi’s unique seasoning. Thanks to the tradition of having “Prik Gluar” (seafood dipping in Chanthaburi’s style made with chilli, sour calamodin juice, salt, and garlic) on the table, the seasoning invigorates every simple food and makes it wondrously special. Unmissable is “Prik Gluar” stir-fried rice topped with mantis shrimp and other seafood at the cosy Kluk Klik Noodle Shop, which owns the original recipe. The place is also famous for its yummy noodle soups. Moo Liang (pork) or Nua Liang (beef) noodles are Chanthaburi’s impressionable signature dishes. With the local herb that could only be found in the East of Thailand, and again unique seasoning, the menu is worth trying especially at Pa Teed Noodle Shop, which has been operating for over 90 years already. Situated by the Gulf of Thailand, not a doubt Chantaburi has the freshest seafood all the time. The best of the best goes to Napha Restaurant, serving tempting grilled seafood to be dipped with Prik Gluar, stir-fried squid with salted eggs, and many more delicious dishes. For fresh, unusually huge and juicy oysters, go straight to Pa Louise Loong Thom Oyster Farm at Tha Chalaeb Community. If you are up for trying as many various savouries as you can, visit Chanthaboon Riverfront Community. Having been the vital commercial centre since ancient days, this old town is filled traditional treats that could only be found in Chanthaburi. The area is also adorned with modern creativity, making a walk around here extraordinarily charming. Riverside guesthouses are also available for guests to fully experience life as a local. Travelling further back to the older times, easeful Toob Moh Market looks just like a market from centuries ago. Over 20 stalls at this market offer a variety of yummy bites, nostalgic snacks and toys. Yai Lung’s special stir-fried noodles with her secret sauce is a must! With jolly traditional music playing and the nearby ancient temples, the ambience of this market is quaintly delightful like nowhere else. Previously mentioned are just a few of what Chanthaburi has to offer. If you are fond of food, you will definitely fall for charming Chanthaburi.