Where To Eat, Stay And Play In March
1/15 A Ritz-Carlton Southern Sanctuary
Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton resort in Krabi, has opened eight newly redesigned beach villas. Staying true to its commitment to enhance the environment through the integration of local Thai art and cultural heritage, the villas also have a modern and sophisticated feel. Boasting fully redesigned bedrooms, spacious bathrooms and state-of-the-art technology, the beach villas are located in a private area next to the Andaman Sea. Phulay Bay’s beach villas start at 19,000 baht per night.
Discover more at ritzcarlton.com/phulaybay.
2/15 Top Atol
The Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort has been rewarded for its ongoing commitment to sustainability by becoming the first property in Southern Thailand’s Krabi province to receive a Gold Level Green Hotel Award, an accolade certified by the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion. The award recognises hotels that have successfully implemented measures to protect the environment, reduced their carbon footprint and contributed to the sustainability of Thailand’s tourism industry. Facilities such as the Marine Discovery Centre, where guests can enjoy educational and entertaining exhibitions and activities such as coral planting, are part of the resort’s commitment to the guest experience in tandem with its sustainable operation goals.
More information is available at phiphiislandvillage.com.
3/15 The Slate Goes Skin Deep
The Slate, a beachfront resort that blends the beauty of Phuket with the industrial echoes of its past, invites guests to discover a timeless reminder of Southeast Asia through Boo Banphra, the famous sak yant Thai tattoo artist. With the unique opportunity to book a private session with the tattoo master, guests can choose from a large selection of designs to ensure that they receive the personalised symbols that best suit their personality. Tattoo prices start from 10,000 baht and vary depending on the size and complexity of the design.
Call 0-7632-7066 for details.
4/15 Retail Therapy At Amanpuri
Aman’s new retail concept has arrived in Thailand at Amanpuri with the launch of the new Retail Pavilion designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. There, guests can browse and purchase an impeccably curated selection of items exclusive to Aman—products derived from unique collaborations with renowned local and international artists and designers. A focus piece of the store lies in the central axis zone named Living Area, where ten signed and engraved limited-edition kigumi tables by the architect lay available. The Retail Pavilion opens daily from 8am to 9pm during November to April and from 10am to 7pm during the summer months.
Visit aman.com/resorts/amanpuri for more.
5/15 Gliding Gastronomy
Welcome aboard the Pruek Cruise, a luxury dining experience offering guests an entirely bespoke setting for celebrations, soirees and unforgettable get-togethers of every kind. Boasting a three-story teak wood yacht, the Pruek Cruise offers its fine dining experience every Saturday starting at 4,500 baht per person. Special private charter packages with unique lunch sets and luxury options featuring cuisine from renowned chefs are also available upon request.
Visit pruekcruise.com for details.
6/15 Renaissance's Regal Repast
Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong hotel’s Flavors restaurant presents the Royal Thai Recipes menu. Helmed by Thai Iron Chef challenger Prasertchai Trongvanichnam, the recipes lead you through a journey of courtly cuisine with an innovative twist that uses centuries-old cooking techniques and ingredients sourced directly from local growers. Presented in a magnificent buffet setting, the Royal Thai Recipes is available Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 10:30pm priced at 1,290 baht per person.
Contact 0-2125-5055 for reservations.
7/15 Sea Here
Chef Joan Tana Dot has joined Chatrium Residence Sathorn’s Albricias restaurant as its new executive chef. Known for his original style of cooking, chef Joan has curated several signature dishes of his own and his paella and distinctive tapas offerings in particular capture the thrilling flavours of the Mediterranean.
Call 0-2672-0200 for more.
8/15 Burger Bites
Chef Phanuphon Bulsuwan, known more commonly as chef Black and owner of Blackitch Artisan Kitchen in Chiang Mai, has collaborated with chef Sylvain Royer at 25 Degrees Burger, Wine & Liquor Bar at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G to create a farm-to-burger menu that uses only the freshest quality local ingredients sourced from farming communities surrounding Chiang Mai. The restaurant at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G is open 24 hours with chef Black’s special menu available until the end of March.
For more information call 0-2352-4192.
9/15 Pirom's Culinary Compass
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort has unveiled a new-look Pirom restaurant, highlighting Thailand’s distinctive culinary and cultural heritage. With chef Jasvir San-ghera’s expertise, the concept puts special focus on Thailand’s four culinary regions and features classic and contemporary dishes. Also new are pairing menus that combine Thai dishes with Thai wines and herbal drinks. Pirom opens daily from noon to 3:30pm for lunch and from 6:30pm to 10:30pm for dinner.
Reservations can be made at 0-3261-6999.
10/15 Basil's Tasty Trip
At Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok’s restaurant Basil, chef Krit Prathuangsukh combines the latest culinary techniques with his flair for artistic presentation to create a fine modern Thai tasting menu called Thai Journey. It features intriguing locally sourced ingredients seldom found on restaurant menus elsewhere and is available as nine courses for 2,100 baht or seven courses for 1,850 baht with a la carte dining also an option.
Call 0-2649-8366 for more
11/15 Praya Kitchen's Bountiful Buffet
The charms of Bangkok’s Chinatown, also known as Yaowarat, have inspired Praya Kitchen at Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse to serve a Yaowarat-themed dinner buffet on Thursday nights. Guests are treated to a range of mouth-watering dishes including seafood cooked live in the open kitchen, peking duck, suckling pig and more. Praya Kitchen is located on the third floor. The dinner buffet is available every Thursday until March 31, priced at 1,388 baht. Children aged between four and 12 receive a 50 per cent discount while those under four eat for free.
Reservations at 0-2088-5666.
12/15 Spice Trail At Karmakamet Conveyance
Chefs Saurabh Udinia of Masala Library and Jutamas Theantae of Karmakemet Conveyance have come up with an Indian-Asian inspired collaborative menu called A Journey through India—Past and Present. The 10-course menu features the cuisine of Masala Library, a collective culinary experience that spans the Indian region, in harmony with chef Jutamas’ dishes, which reflect her personal memories of the time spent studying art and discovering her passion for cooking in India. The special collaboration is available on March 4 and 5 at Karmakamet Conveyance with the 10-course menu starting at 3,500 baht. A champagne pairing is also available at an extra 3,500 baht.
For information and reservations, call 0-2004-3997.
13/15 Hot Ticket: Jhol
Chef Hari Nayak brings the zesty and vibrant cuisine of southern coastal India to Bangkok with the opening of Jhol Indian restaurant, which offers a brasserie-style dining experience in a chic contemporary setting. The décor is resplendent with cultural design aesthetics that reflect the chef’s culinary heritage and coastal roots. Everyone’s taste is catered for at Jhol with a selection of piquant meat, poultry, seafood and vegetarian options on offer.
Call 0-2004-7174 for reservations.
14/15 Precious Eggs At Caviar Cafe
Caviar Cafe at Nai Lert Park, which imports high-quality Russian ossetra sturgeon caviar directly to Thailand, likens its consumption to a passionate love affair with life and culture, a culinary experience that transports the diner to another dimension. The newly opened 10-seater offers dishes ranging from appetisers to main courses that have been curated to complement ossetra caviar. Caviar Cafe opens daily from 11am to 2:30pm and 6pm to 10pm.
Call 0-2250-0999 for information.
15/15 A Sweet Deal With Anantara Siam Bangkok
Anantara Siam Bangkok offers an afternoon tea treat for those with a fondness for chocolate. Guests visiting The Lobby café can enjoy the innovative sweet and savoury creations of executive pastry chef Ajinkya Soundankar accompanied by exclusive teas. The afternoon tea is served from 2pm to 6pm on weekdays priced at 850 baht per set, inclusive of one drink. A more substantial afternoon tea buffet starts at 950 baht per person and is inclusive of two drinks.
Call 0-2126-8866 for more.