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In collaboration with a team of award-winning chefs and mixologist from Mizulim restaurant in Phuket, Amanpuri will curate an unforgettable dinner on Saturday 27 March 2021, serving seven-course tasting menu with creative cocktail pairing under "Forest and River" concept. The delectable concept is inspired by seasonal abundance and balance of ecosystem, highlighting local produces and local wisdom of food preservation. Mizulim’s signature dishes and cocktails focus on seasonality and sustainability, whilst supporting the local farmers, aligning with Aman’s desire to support the local community. The team at Mizulim are rising stars in Thailand’s diverse dining scene with their stunning creativity and their excellent knowledge on local ingredients, together with their unique and innovative cooking styles that create an extraordinary dining experience. The Mizulim team comprises Chef Mond who was recently crowned winner of Iron Chef Thailand, Chef Korn who returned to his hometown of Phuket after gaining experience overseas, and Chef Wyn whose inventive tipples have won him numerous awards and placements in Diageo World Class competitions. The dining experience starts from THB 5,000 net per person, with an optional cocktail-pairing menu available at an additional THB 1,000 net. Advance reservations are essential. To reserve your table, please call +66 (0) 76 324 333, email fb.amanpuri@aman.com or register online at amanpuri. Guests may combine a stay with the incomparable Closer to Home package, specially curated for local residents who wish to spend two nights or more in one of the resort’s Pavilions. The exclusive stay includes a number of unique privileges.

Elite Havens, Asia’s leader in high-end villas, will hold its first Gourmet Escape event from 29 to 31 January 2021 on the island paradise of Koh Samui. You will also experience a two-night stay in one of five stunning villas located at the Thai-inspired Panacea Retreat or the luxe jungle-clad Cape Laem Sor Estate, with daily breakfast, and one exclusive lunch and dinner specially created by some of Bangkok’s most celebrated chefs: Dylan Jones of Bo.lan and Err; Chef Paolo Vitaletti of Appia, Peppina and Trattoria Giglio; Chef Jarrett Wrisley of Soul Food Mahanakorn and Appia; and Chef Tim Butler of Eat Me and Bunker. The heavenly creations will be enjoyed alongside signature cocktails crafted by Campari Group’s seasoned bartenders, as well as a series of unique entertainment curated by Elite Havens’ guest experience specialists. Also, Elite Havens has partnered with Bangkok Airways to offer return flights (Bangkok/Koh Samui) at only THB 4,520 per person.  Villas can accommodate up to 12 guests each, and start from USD 3,450++ (including two nights of accommodation, daily breakfast, and one lunch and one dinner cooked by the guest chefs). For bookings, please contact yim@elitehavens.com or +66 (0) 84 841 4100. For more details about the package and the chef line-up, please visit www.elitehavens.com/promos/gourmet-escape.html

Trisara’s culinary team is again bringing spectacular culinary feast to Phuket with 5 acclaimed chefs, where guests can enjoy a 3-night stay in one of the award-winning resort’s villa, all with private pool and ocean view, and dine with some of the nation’s leading chefs famous for championing local produce and sustainable dining. The Gastronomic Getaway Culinary Weekend at Trisara Phuket, celebrating the resort's philosophy of #DineGoodDoGood, will feature creative delectable experiences crafted by the following chefs: Bo Songvisava and Dylan Jones, Bo.lan, Bangkok: One Michelin Star and 19 th Asia’s 50 Best, and Chef Bo was awarded Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2013. Authentic Thai cooking using only the tastiest, organic, locally sourced produces. Jim Ophorst: PRU Restaurant, Trisara Phuket: The island’s first and only Michelin Starred restaurant, serving eco-system inspired cuisine. Chalee Kader: 100 Mahaseth, Bangkok: A Michelin Bib Gourmand awarded restaurant, that takes pride in showcasing “nose-to-tail” cuisine with a commitment to sourcing top-quality meats directly from local farmers. Kla Prakobkit: Seafood at Trisara: A Michelin Plate awarded restaurant; the cuisine showcase authentic Thai seafood cuisine inspired by recipes passed down generations. Chris Eiting: Hideaway by JAMPA: Originally from Locavore, 37 th Asia’s 50 Best, and now leading Trisara’s latest culinary addition, showcasing zero waste cuisine and wood fire techniques. On Saturday, 10 October, Chef Chris Eiting, will be at Hideaway by JAMPA and showcase his wood fire, local ingredients and zero waste cuisine at the resort beautiful farm, Pru Jampa. In an outdoor setting, guests will enjoy lunch over a 5-course menu surrounded by lakes. In the evening, the island first and only Michelin starred restaurant, PRU, led by Chef Jim Ophorst, will be serving a 6-course menu, inspired by the different ecosystems of Thailand, paired with the best natural and biodynamic wine pairings selected by Khun Benjawan Wisootsat, Managing Director from FIN Wine, Thailand’s pioneer and leading distributor of handcrafted boutique wines. On 11 October, Chef Kla Prakobkit will helm SUNDAYS, the resort’s signature Brunch of playful service, creative plating and fine beverages in collaboration with Chef Chalee Kader, who will present some of his creative dishes from 100 Mahaseth. In the evening, guests will have the chance to try Chef Bo Songvisava and Chef Dylan Jones of acclaimed Bo.lan restaurant Peranakan cuisine tasting menu showcasing the rich culinary heritage of Phuket island paired with biodynamic wines from FIN Wine. On 12 October, the grand finale of the weekend will be “The Great BBQ Battle”, where Chef Bo, Chef Dylan, Chef Chalee and Chef Chris will get their hands-on wood fire cuisine. The four gastronomic artists will prepare an eight-hands collaborative BBQ dinner where Chef Bo and Chef Dylan will use only ingredients that swim, Chef Chalee only ingredients that have four legs and Chef Chris only ingredients that have wings. Foodies can attend the events by booking the #DineGoodDoGood weekend "Gastronomic Getaway" package at THB 70,000++, including 3 nights in the resort’s Ocean Junior Suite including breakfast and airport transfers, access to all the culinary events for 2 persons, complimentary Champagne on

The Luxury beachfront resort Meliá Koh Samui invites you to indulge into a delectable dusk with the resort's new menu in the grandiose setting. Azizskandar Awang, the resort's executive chef who has won a number of awards during his 20-year career, has created degustation, vegan, afternoon tea and Sunday brunch menus celebrating contemporary Thai, Western and Mediterranean fare. Served in the evening at the resort’s Breeza Beach Restaurant and Bar overlooking Choeng Mon Beach, Awang’s five-course ‘Chef’s Tasting Menu’ includes ‘sea scallop with cauliflower puree, nantua sauce, pickled grapes and salicorne’ and ‘Jack’s Creek Wagyu beef with glazed carrot and parsnip puree, shallots, beetroot and red wine reduction’. Paired French, New Zealand, Spanish and Italian wines are optional. Awang's five-course ‘Taste of Thai’ counterpart, with optional Thai wine pairings, features ‘salmon wrapped in betel leaf with light chu che sauce and pickled pearl onion’ and ‘Australian lamb in massaman sauce with peanut puree, crispy onion and potato gnocchi’. Designed to tap into the movement towards sustainable, plant-based consumption, Awang’s vegan menu’s dishes range from ‘lentil soup flavored with coconut milk, cumin and ginger’ to ‘Greek salad topped with hummus, tofu and avocado’. ‘Saffron risotto with caramelized porcini mushrooms’, and ‘spinach and ricotta cannelloni gratin with mozzarella cheese’ are among the standouts on the new vegetarian menu. Held every Saturday from 15:00 to 18:00 at Yod Maprao, a venue with floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto the resort’s two-level infinity pool and Choeng Mon Beach, afternoon tea entails a selection of premium TWG loose teas, the obligatory scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, sweets such as ‘lemon and pistachio éclair’ and ‘canelé de Bordeaux’ and savory items including smoked salmon and grilled brie cheese and cranberry sandwiches. Optional Nua Prosecco and Moët & Chandon Piccolo cost extra. Staged on the first Sunday of each month at Breeza and Yod Maprao and the sand deck adjoining the two venues, the Sunday brunch menu brims with all sorts of indulgent options at a series of stations. The brunch affair’s ‘Raw Bar’ dishes out imported French oysters, steamed white shell clams, Koh Samui blue swimmer crab, poached local shrimps, Turkish stuffed mussels with rice and lemon. The ‘Soup’, ‘Live’, ‘Highlights’, ‘Carving’, ‘Charcoal Grill’, ‘Japanese’ and ‘Artisan Pasta’ stations serve the likes of ‘salmorejo with serrano ham and boiled egg’, ‘crispy fish tacos with marinated cabbage and pico de gallo’, seafood paella, grass-fed Australian beef, tiger prawns, nigiri sushi and ‘black truffle ravioli with brown butter’ respectively. To contact Meliá Koh Samui or to make a booking, please call +66 (0) 89 184 0725 or email reservation.kohsamui@melia.com

For a fantastic Sunday, bring your friends and family to Carvery at Amber Kitchen, the family-inspired restaurant at Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa! On the last Sunday of every month, Executive Chef Renggli Konrad and his team will prepare you a great time with a traditional Sunday roast featuring premium roasted beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish, accompanied by homemade Yorkshire puddings, gravy and plenty of vegetables. Diners can also savor a selection of fresh salads, appetisers, local dishes and delectable desserts. The Sunday Carvery is available for just THB 764++ per person, including free-flow soft drinks. Two additional free-flow beverage packages are available, starting from THB 828++ per person. The spectacular Sunday Carvery at Amber Kitchen will be held on 30 August 2020 from 12:00 to 15:00, and then on the last Sunday of every month. For more information and to book your place at this unmissable dining experience, please email huahinrestaurants@marriott.com or call +66 (0) 32 904 666, or visit www.huahinmarriott.com

One of the must-visit spots for foodies, Michelin-starred PRU at Trisara Resort Phuket, is now open again. In addition to elevated safety and sanitisation, PRU returns with stronger relations to the local farming and artisan community, an exciting new dinner menu, and gourmet product line available for delivery, in accordance with Trisara's "Dine Good Do Good" ethos. Trisara has implemented numerous updates at PRU to allow for a safe dining experience, including: Tables and chairs removed in the dining room to further limit restaurant occupancy and allow for physical distancing without detracting from ambience Tables and chairs reconfigured for increased physical distancing while still offering magnificent ocean views  Restaurant hosts will guide physical distancing at entrances, waiting areas and queues All surfaces will be sanitized regularly, and UVC sterilization of entire table setup QR Code menus will be implemented that enable guests to scan and access on their mobile phones. Strict HACCP guidelines enforced for food preparation, receiving, and storage of all products Hand sanitizer will be readily available to guests\ Face masks are required for staff Moreover, PRU restaurant and Trisara resort also launch a special gift voucher ‘A Night Under The Stars at PRU and Trisara’ for an exquisite evening under the starlit sky of Phuket. Enjoy a 5-course eco-system based meal with wine pairing at PRU Restaurant, followed by a one-night stay in our Ocean View Pool Junior Suite with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. Purchase gift card for THB 24,000+++ and valid for a stay until 30 September 2021. For more information, click here or contact reservations@trisara.com  and call +66 76-683-320 PRU restaurant is now open Friday to Monday for 6 pm dinner service. Reservations are required. For more information on PRU, please visit www.prurestaurant.com. To make a reservation please contact +66 76-310-232 or prureservations@trisara.com

Hidden away by the beach and in the embrace of lush mountains, Ta Khai at Rosewood Phuket has become one of the must-check-out spots in Phuket presenting the best of Southern flavours with local ingredients. In the marvellous setting, the restaurant offers a one-off indulgence into mellow dishes made from nutritious local produce and fresh catches. Some of the ingredients are sourced right from the on-site garden. On the menu is a myriad of Thai favourites that may sound familiar, but the experience at Ta Khai is totally different, mostly thanks to the secret magic the chefs put in every single dish. Southern’s must-try Moo Hong (THB 460), braised pork with black pepper and garlic, melts in my mouth with ultimate tenderness and flavour. Gaeng Som Pla Gao (THB 460), spicy and sour black grouper curry, comes with the right level of spiciness and tangible freshness on the fish. Not to be missed is Pla Tod Rad Prik Sabparot (price varies) that combines all flavours harmoniously, plus pleasant crispiness. Cocktails served at Ta Khai make a great match with the food, as they creatively add subtle Southern scents into each glass. Galangal Negroni (THB 450) here does not taste too boozy, and it is a very charming drink, thanks to the scent of fresh galangal. If you like it exotic, try Tom Yum Moscow Mule (THB 450), made to be completely enjoyable with a subtle bit of Tom Yum. Made with perennial passion for Southern cuisine, every single dish served at Ta Khai is undoubtedly a heavenly experience that will make your casual evening feel special.   TA KHAI AT ROSEWOOD PHUKET 88/28, 88/30-33 Muen-Ngern Road, Patong, Kathu, 83150 Phuket, Thailand T. +66 (0) 76 356 888 E. phuket@rosewoodhotels.com W. www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/phuket/dining/ta-khai   Text by Pakvipa Rimdusit Photos by Nissorn Somrattanakul

The best way to boost your immune system is on a wholefood, low sugar diet.  The more nutrient dense foods you can get in on the daily, the better. There are five significantly potent immune boosting nutrients that will give your body an extra wall of defense. Zinc Zinc is a well-loved mineral in the immunity world.  It nourishes and supports the innate (first defense) and adaptive immunity (long-term, has memory).  Zinc is a co-factor for over 200 enzymatic reactions within the body, with many of these being immune dependent mechanisms.  It supports the thymus gland in adaptive T-cell production/regulation and acts as a free-radical scavenger.  We love zinc as it supports against viruses and bacterial pathogens and promotes healthy function and integrity for our white blood cells: macrophages, neutrophils, natural killer cells, T-cells and lymphocytes. Food Sources:  Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, egg yolks, seafood, oysters, beef Vitamin C This is probably your go-to nutrient when it comes to immune boosting superstars, and all for the right reasons!  Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is one of the bodies most essential antioxidants, and unfortunately we need to get it from external sources.  Vitamin C has shown to significantly strengthen the body’s immunity, particularly during times of stress and infections.  White blood cells have high concentrations of vitamin C that are essential to all levels of defense against free radicals, pathogens and inflammation.  It helps to upsurge white blood cells (first defense and adaptive) communication, durability and pathogen killing abilities! Even better, if you have those nasty lymphatic inflammatory conditions, vitamin C contains substantial detoxification and anti-inflammatory properties.  This is a great nutrient to have on hand for viruses, bacterial infections – especially for systemic or respiratory conditions. Food Sources:  green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, kiwis, papaya, strawberries, mango, red peppers, and cabbage. Kiwis and strawberries are some fruits that are high in Vitamin C.   Vitamin A Vitamin A comes in many different molecular structures, retinyl palmitate is one of the most abundant forms and retinyl esters are found mainly in animal products such as: eggs, liver, fish oils, milk and butter.  Plants provide us with the precursors to Vitamin A in a carotenoid form, this proceeds to further biochemical reactions to make Vitamin A.  Plant sources are mainly found in orange coloured fruits/vegetables and dark green leafy vegetables: papaya, squash, carrots, spinach, broccoli, sweet potatoes, kale, and pumpkin.  Carotenoids have potent antioxidant effects in the body and can improve our immunity by nourishing our white blood cells and lymphatic detoxification.  Vitamin A is excellent for skin and gut integrity, which is our first line of defense from the exterior pathogenic world. Vitamin D Vitamin D is best sourced from UV sunlight, it is obtained through 2 pathways: activation within the skin and through the diet.  If you receive adequate levels of sunlight, usually you would not need to supplement vitamin D.  Unfortunately, many of us live in rather gloomy climates where supplementation is vital.  Vitamin D has been shown to significantly regulate immunity and to support auto-immune conditions.   This wonderful fat-soluble vitamin also

With the opening of Age, Anantara Layan Phuket aspires to accommodate the best grill restaurant in Phuket, if not Thailand. Serving up dishes both proven and experimental, Age is nothing short of a gastronomic sanctuary guarded by the hands of time. Age takes you on a culinary journey along the most exquisite meats and the finest locally caught seafood, paired with the very best wines from around the world. To dine here is to commemorate life’s defining moments. And as every era and milestone has its own unique tastes, a night out at Age is catered entirely to your wishes. Hand pick from the finest cuts of meat. Choose from one of sixty premium vintage and new world wines or entrust our award-winning sommelier to tailor your selection.  If it’s a view of the spectacular Phuket sunset sinking into the Andaman Sea that you’re after, you’re more than welcome to take a seat on the Age terrace boasting panoramic scenery and sample our extensive menu of classic and contemporary craft cocktails made from the most astonishing mix of ingredients.  The boldness of Age’s cuisine is matched only by its interior. Dominated by dark woods, rusted steel and raw leather, its industrial look is more akin to a warehouse restaurant on New York’s Lower East Side than a tropical island location.  Situated on Phuket’s serene northwest coast and surrounded by national park forest, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort features 30 guest rooms and suites and 47 one- and two-bedroom pool villas. In this luxurious hideaway, both resort guests and day visitors can enjoy the timeless taste of authentic quality.  For more information or to make a reservation visit https://www.agerestaurant.com/ .