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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

Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort is now offering an all-inclusive dining Kids Pass for children under 12. This provides an all-inclusive dining option where children can enjoy food off the children’s menu and join the daily buffets, for just THB 490 per day, when accompanied by a parent. The Kids Pass covers all food and beverages including soft drinks, chilled juices and local mineral water in all outlets where kids’ menus are offered,. This includes Limoncello Mangosteen and Malati restaurants, as well as hotel buffets as shown in the monthly promotion brochure, subject to the opening times of participating venues. It excludes items for purchase in the minibar and in-room dining services. To learn more about Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort please visit www.dusit.com or call 6675 628 000 or email at dtkr@dusit.com.

Just only a few days before we bid farewell to 2018! What a year it has been. Now it’s time to celebrate the coming year with family and friends. Bangkok is one of the unique cities to celebrate this festive season. It’s truly the city of opportunities filled with good, fun, and wild times and sleepless nights like no other! If that’s what you’re yearning for all year long, here is the list of restaurants with special NYE menus & offers that you can rave up and wrap up the year 2018. Let’s toast to the end of the marvelous 2018 and cheers to the new adventures that 2019 has to offer! URBAN CULINARY ADVENTURE Sunday, December 31, 2018 from 18.30 hrs. at Lelawadee Restaurant A five course gala New Year’s dinner party in Lelawadee Restaurant and Rainforest Rooftop Bar. The luxurious dinner will be highlighted by menu options of Australian beef tenderloin in truffle oil and red wine or black Seafood Casimir with Alaskan Crab, Tiger Prawn, New Zealand Mussels and Seabass Fillet. Following the dinner, music by a live DJ will help count down the year’s end up on the rooftop bar, and dinner guests will also have access to the Rainforest Rooftop Bar. Price: Adult THB 1,599++ including soft drink. Blue Elephant Restaurants Bangkok and Phuket Home to a lavish selection of cuisine options not only influenced by Portuguese, Indian and Chinese traditions but also by epicurean cuisine of the West, French and Italian in particular. The New Year’s Eve menu features such delicacies as “Disco Scallops” from Patong Beach, and “Baba Yaya Andaman Lobster” inspired by the Phuketian Peranakan Heritage, the spicy “Hot Pot Tom Yum Roasted Duck” inspired by Yaowarat China Town, “Drunken Snow Fish” and the fiery “Phad Phong Alaska Crab Curry” will keep you awake and vibrant to ring in 2019 great energy and fanfare! For reservations, please call 02 673 9353 (Bangkok) or 076 354 355 (Phuket). ATTITUDE Rooftop Bar & Restaurant Monday 31 December 2018 from 7.30 pm. until 3.00 am. Enjoy an exclusive 4-course set menu dinner of their fresh seafood menus and order your favorite from their wine station. Finish with a lavish dessert or a plate from the huge cheese station. The set menu dinner included a complimentary Billecart-Salmon Champagne for each patronage/couple. Live DJ’s and musicians will fulfill your happiness on this biggest night as the splendid firework light up the sky. Prices: THB 28,019 nett per couple includes a 750ml. bottle of Billecart-Salmon Champagne or THB 15,019 nett per person includes a 375ml. bottle of Billecart-Salmon Champagne. *Without attending the dinner, the price is THB 2,019 nett per person, including one glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne. La VIE – Creative French Cuisine Monday, 31st December 2018 New Year’s Eve Grand Buffet Dinner featuring a delectable feast of the finest treasures of the ocean, such as six kinds of imported oysters, local and fresh imported seafood, mainly from Japan, including lobsters, Hokkaido scallops, Japanese King Crabs, French crabs, Giant River Prawns and much more to completely tantalize your taste buds. Enjoy this convivial celebration along