Great Wines of Italy 2016 at The Nai Harn Phuket

Date: Saturday, 10th Dec, 2016
Location: The Nai Harn Resort, Reections Rooftop Terrace
Time: 6:30pm
Price: THB 3,900 net per person

Following the two sell-out shows of Great Wines of Italy in Hong Kong and Bangkok early December 2016, James Suckling will bring his successful event for a “Limited Edition” to Phuket’s iconic The Nai Harn Resort. 20 of the top Italian wine producers and winemakers of
world-renowned estates will personally be present at the event.

Participating Wineries:
Fattoria Le Pupille – Runo – Bibi Graetz – La Spinetta – Petrolo – Schiopetto – Bellavista – Petra – Casanova di Neri – Duemani – Felsina –
Tenuta Sette Ponti – Feudo Maccari – Tua Rita – Prunotto –Masciarelli – Valdicava – San Felice – Rocca delle Macie – Castello di Bossi – Marchesi di Barolo – Damilano.

Guests will be treated to a multi-course live cooking dining experience created by our Executive Chef Mark Jones. The casual open-air setting of Reections Rooftop Terrace will enable guests to eat, drink and meet the winemakers and James Suckling himself.

Reservations must be made in advance to fbsec@thenaiharn.com or call: +66 76 380 200.

Amari and Chulalongkorn University raise awareness on e-waste disposal

Bangkok, Thailand, 26 November 2016 – Amari representatives led by Mr. David Cumming (third from right), Vice President & Area General Manager, Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group, hand over e-waste products collected from hotel staff and their families to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sutha Khaodhiar (third from left), Director of Chulalongkorn University’s Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management (HSM), as part of the “Amari & Chula Love Earth” Campaign.  All of the e-waste collected will be professionally managed by TES-AMM Thailand, a specialistin technology deployment, recovery, remarketing,and recycling.

A joint campaign between Amari hotels and resorts across Thailand and Chulalongkorn University’s Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management, “Amari & Chula Love Earth” aims atraising public awareness on the importance of proper disposal and recycling of electronic waste such as old digital cameras, notebooks, mobile phones, batteries and chargers.

The campaign also includes educational sessions in Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Samui, Krabi and Phuket by HSM for hotel staff, on the detrimental impact to human health and the environmentresulting from improper disposal and handling of e-waste.

Photo (From left – right)
1. Mr. Luc Scholte Van Mast, Managing Director, TES-AMM (Thailand) Company Limited
2. Asst. Prof Dr Manaskorn Rachakornkij, Director of Research and Academic Services, Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management, Chulalongkorn University
3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sutha Khaodhiar, Director of the Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management, Chulalongkorn University
4. Mr. David Cumming, Vice President & Area General Manager, Bangkok, ONYX Hospitality Group
5. Ms. Lisa Thomas, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, ONYX Hospitality Group
6. Ms. Latiporn Tongkhunna, Executive Assistant Manager, Amari Watergate Bangkok

Chef Stefano Baiocco visits Sri panwa for a week of modern Italian culinary delight

A guest chef dinner featuring an eight-course menu, Italian wine pairing and cocktails.

Calling all Italian food lovers: when bringing together the most desirable luxury estate – a place to see and to be seen in Phuket and a visiting chef from Italy cooking with special imported Italian ingredients with fresh local finds, the result is sure to be an unforgettable event. This December, Executive Chef Stefano Baiocco, from the Villa Feltrinelli, Gargnano, Lake Garda – Italy, will prepare a seven-day event of Italian culinary extravaganza at Sri panwa, Phuket.

“Chef Stefano is one of the most highly regarded chefs in Italy and we’re pleased to bring a taste of Italy to Sri panwa for what’s sure to be an unforgettable week of authentic and innovative Italian cuisine this December” said Vorasit-Wan Issara, Managing Director of Sri panwa, Phuket. “I’m so thrilled for the opportunity to present the modern Italian cuisine with international influence at Sri panwa and to create unique Italian dishes from local ingredients found in the markets of Phuket, known for its finest and fresh seafood ingredients.” added chef Stefano about collaborating with Sri panwa.

Wan – Vorasit Issara, owner & MD together with  Suki – Yu Po Yan, Hotel Manager of Sri panwa, they both did their hotel training at Villa Felrinelli, the very traditional countryside estate hotel owned and operated by legendary hotelier Robert H. Burns, Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli (Lake Garda, the oldest and most prestigious hotels in Italy). Chef Stefano was also their ex-boss during the internship. Mr. Burns, founder of Regent International Hotels, and founder and developer of Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, Gargnano, Italy, is a legendary figure of the hotel industry famed for setting new benchmarks in luxury hospitality.

Event Details: The seven-day event of modern Italian culinary where guests enjoy cocktails and small bites prior to experiencing the eight-course tasting menu.

The Menu: Chef Stefano presents Modern Italian culinary delights created from the finest imported ingredients and the fresh local delicacies of Phuket. The eight-course tasting menu includes 2 starters, 2 pasta/risotto dishes, 1 fish dish, 1 meat dish and 2 deserts.
Venue: Baba Soul Food
Date: Thursday, December 1st to Wednesday, December 7th 2016.
Time: Small bites and welcome drinks starts at 6.00pm and serving at 7.00pm. Guests are recommended to arrive 15 min. prior to start time.
Cost: THB 6900 ++ per person –include welcome cocktails.

How to book: Reservation can be made via email: chill@sripanwa.com or call + 66 076 371 000

ABOUT THE GUEST CHEF:
Stefano Baiocco, Executive Chef at the Villa Feltrinelli, Gargnano, Lake Garda – Italy, has cooked around the world since 2001. A native Italian, his journey around the world from Florence, to Paris to Japan has equipped him with a vast array of professional experience by working in prestigious venues and with some of the world’s finest chefs includes Alain Ducasse and Pierre Gagnaire. Focusing on sumptuous but simple – the philosophy of Chef Stefano Baiocco that represents the importance of putting great effort in the details, ensuring consistency and matching of flavors, whether a simple salad, enriched with a careful selection of herbs and edible flowers, or a more elaborate fish and meat dish, he’s earned himself and the restaurant recognitions that include 2-Star by Michelin Guide.

“Ferrari”, one of the fastest vehicles, visits Amari Phuket

"Ferrari", one of the fastest vehicles, vists Amari Phuket
From left to right: Tipaporn Koonphol (Deputy General Manager of Amari Phuket), Leong Kah Wah (Vice President of Ferrari Owners’ Club Singapore), Teo Bee Tat Gregory (President of Ferrari Owners’ Club Singapore), Wong Jes (Motoring Director of Ferrari Owners’ Club Singapore) and Pierre-Andre Pelletier (Vice President and Area General Manager, South Thailand)

Phuket, 25 November 2016 – Amari Phuket’s representatives, Pierre-Andre Pelletier – Vice President and Area General Manager