Banyan Tree Phuket hosts Japanese Masterchef

Phuket, Thailand, September 2009 – Banyan Tree Phuket plays host for the first time to a visiting Kaiseki Masterchef from Japan. Long-time resident chef, Mr. Tadashi Sawauchi at Okura Tokyo’s classically elegant Yamazato restaurant, presents an eight-course autumn kaiseki dinner during his first visit to Thailand, featuring the freshest ingredients. With a strong principle in retaining the original cuisine of award-winning Yamazato, Mr Sawauchi says, “I am pleased to offer the taste of Yamazato abroad, and introduce authentic Japanese cuisine to more guests as Japanese cuisine remains popular worldwide.”

Guests will also have the opportunity to learn the art of decorating sushi or “kazari zushi’ through a demonstration by Mr Sawauchi. The dinner venue is Tré, the romantic waterside restaurant located in Banyan Tree Phuket’s DoublePool Villa enclave. The eight-course kaiseki dinner is priced at THB 3,900++ per person.

For reservations, please visit, call Banyan Tree Phuket at +66 76 372 400 or email


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