Phuket, Thailand – July 2009 – Nike sportswear opened its doors at the health club in the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa earlier this month.
(Phuket, 2 September) – Phuket’s newest international school, Phuket International Academy Day School (PIADS), part of the overall Phuket International Academy (PIA) project,
As 5th year anniversary celebration, Central Festival Phuket has many creative activities in this particular event including decorating ice cream contest, drum contest from many representatives during the period of Phuket Vegetarian Festival on this October.
On December as a Christmas month, there will be a big concert from popular singers and the big Christmas tree will be placed at Central as well.
For social responsibility as they always do; in this years, they keep construction footbridge between Homewoks Department store and Central Festival Phuket.
They also keep doing the great project “Save Phuket Save our Planet”.
Finance Minister Korn Chatikavanij said in the opening ceremony of 16th Thailand’s travel fair at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (3-6 September)
Jonas Sjostedt , Resident Manager of Centara Karon Resort Phuket, welcomes the most popular contestants of Miss Chinese Cosmos South-East Asia 2009
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
31 August 2009 – The Walt Disney Co. revealed that it has agreed to build a long term share holder value by purchasing comic book and action hero company Marvel Entertainment for about $4 billion.
After great success in the wine wholesale and retail business, Wine Connection moves forward and steps into the food business, opening in Patong Beach, Phuket, in the popular Jungceylon Shopping Complex.
The result of Southern Bartender Contest 2009 held at Home Work Phuket on 22nd -23rd August 2009 make Prasit Chompoosri the winners for classic bartender contest from La Flora Resort Patong
After the Champagne Brunch, The wine Brunch, the Martini Brunch and the Brunch en Rose, Indigo Pearl launches the “Absolute Brunch” to once again add a new dimension to brunching in Phuket.
Thai AirAsia’s CEO Tassapol Bejlevield revealed that they have a plan to open another booking centre in Phuket town in addition to the successful existing centre in Patong opened earlier this year.
Phuket, Thailand – Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket invites Australia’s celebrity chef, Mr. Ben O’Donoghue, to the resort, bringing Thailand a truly exciting and entertaining Australian culinary experience.
One of Australia’s favourite celebrity chefs, Mr. O’Donoghue has devoted himself to the culinary arts since youth. This passion has never failed to bring him pleasure nor ceased to stimulate his imagination. His career began in working at prestige Australian restaurants, such as the Tribeca and Goodfellas of Sydney and Jessica’s in Perth, which eventually brought his path to London.
His natural talent escalated him to the position of Executive Chef at the renowned Atlantic Bar & Grill. With the unique seasonal menu he created, he was able to help the company be contracted to open the National Dining Room at the National Gallery. Mr. O’Donoghue is now the Creative Director of Food for the Great Australian Pie Company in the UK. He is also known from the popular Australian TV series The Best and Surfing the Menu. Moreover, he was invited as the food judge for Lifestyle Food’s recent Great BBQ Challenge series, and has also appeared in both BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and Planet Food. He is a columnist for Delicious magazine and has also released a cookbook in October 2008, called Outdoor: Grill Your Way Round the World.
“The visit of the Top Chef from the highly acclaimed BBC series “Surfing the Menu”, Ben O’Donoghue is a wonderful and delectable opportunity that will please all those Gourmet hearts and souls during this Gourmet delight weekend, said Alexander Mack, Director of Food & Beverages, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket.
O’Donoghue will amaze Phukets’ food lovers with a Modern Wine Dinner –“Penfolds’ vs BEN” by Chef Ben at the stylish award-wining La Trattoria, the most picturesque Italian restaurant for fine dining (THB 2,500++) on 19 September.
Follow by “Surfing with Chef Ben” – a trendy BBQ Brunch by the Beach with free flow Australian Lindemans red and white Wine at breezy Casuarina Beach Restaurant, one of the most popular restaurants for steak and grills with air conditioned space right on the beach (THB 1,400++) on 20 September.
“We promise to pursue for more exciting gastronomy and culinary event to this colorful island again soon” Alex added.
Guests can also enjoy Australian culinary experience presented by Mr. O’ Donoghue on September 17, at Dusit Thani Bangkok: a Cooking Demonstration & a 4-Course Lunch at Hamilton’s Steak House [THB 1,600 net] and a fabulous Wine Dinner at il cielo Italian Restaurant [THB 2,900 net].
“Cooking for me is 50 percent confidence, 40 percent passion and 10 percent technique and skill. Be brave and eat anything because experience is everything” Chef Ben’s says in his latest book.
Source: Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket