Angsana Laguna Phuket announces appointment of Executive Chef Jens Heier

Phuket, Thailand, July 2017 — Angsana Laguna Phuket is delighted to announce the arrival of Executive Chef Jens Heier to the beachfront resort. With over 30 years experience in the hospitality and dining industry, Chef Jens brings his global knowledge and culinary expertise to all four restaurants in Angsana Laguna Phuket.

Chef Jens was born in 1969 Heidelberg, Germany. Inspired by his mother, his passion for cooking and curiosity to see the world motivated him to start his career when he was only 13 years old becoming the youngest chef with a diploma at 20 after his graduation in 1989. During his career, he has received many honors including cooking for Queen Silvia of Sweden, Thai royalty as well as Hollywood celebrities such as Jamiroqua, Lionel Ritchie, Madonna, Kate Moss and others.

Prior to his career at Angsana Laguna Phuket, Chef Jens had been working in luxury hotels in Samui and Pattaya in Thailand and has 15 years of experience working in Asia under the Onyx Hospitality Group as Culinary Director in charge of corporate operations for all Onyx Group properties in Asia. He had also been voted twice for chef of the year in 2 different continents, Berlin Germany and Seoul South Korea. He has also been a part of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Eastern Seaboard as a Conseiller Culinaire which offers profound insights on gastronomic dining.

Believing in fresh and honest cuisine, Chef Jens said simplicity in creating dishes is the ultimate challenge. “Listening to our guests is very important as they are good indicators. I always prefer to tailor make a menu in order to achieve the goal of ultimate satisfaction. Nowadays, we see less of the molecular cooking and find more focus on flavour, quality and honesty, therefore nothing beats a handcrafted dish. At Angsana I will contribute my local and oversea talents together with food and beverage team to create those new menus and experiences that deliver and exceed our guest needs and expectations” says Chef Jens.

With the arrival of Chef Jens, Angsana Laguna Phuket invites our guests to enjoy his culinary creations along with our signature hospitality and stunning location beside a tranquil lagoon and world-class golf course. Stay tuned for some exciting food and wine pairing events and themed buffets this year!

Meet Sous Chef Marco Cacia at Bodega & Grill by Angsana Laguna Phuket

June 2017, Phuket, Thailand – Bodega & Grill, an Italian Restaurant and Steak House operated by Angsana Laguna Phuket today announced the appointment of Sous Chef Marco Cacia. Chef Marco will enhance the menu offerings for Bodega & Grill restaurants and develop new signature food & wine pairings.

Born in Italy and passionate for Italian and French cuisine as well as a profound love of Thai cooking, Souf Chef Marco Cacia, carries his knowledge and experience to Angsana Laguna Phuket. Chef Marco began his career at a young age in 2011, undertaking culinary adventures in well-known restaurants in Italy, Spain and Australia. Prior to joining Angsana Laguna Phuket, Chef Marco was a Sous Chef at Amari Vougue Krabi.

Meet Sous Chef Marco Cacia at Bodega & Grill by Angsana Laguna Phuket
Sous Chef Marco Cacia
Meet Sous Chef Marco Cacia at Bodega & Grill by Angsana Laguna Phuket
Pumpkin and Asparagus Risotto

“I am proud to join the Angsana family, which is known to be one of the best worldwide brands, being part of this team, renowned for its exceptional culinary performance, will drive me to further explore the culinary world. I’m excited and look forward to create dishes that incorporate my personal style, where guests can soon experience new pairings to accompany classic dishes such as my signature dish Pumpkin and Asparagus Risotto with almond slices” said Marco Cacia, Sous Chef at Bodega & Grill by Angsana Laguna Phuket.

Angsana Laguna Phuket invites our guests to enjoy Chef Marco’s culinary creations along with our signature hospitality and gorgeous location beside a tranquil lagoon and world-class golf course. Stay tuned for some exciting food and wine pairing events and themed buffets this year!

Terrazas & Steak Promotion with special Malbec-infused salt

Terrazas & Steak Promotion with special Malbec-infused salt served at Bodega & Grill by Angsana Laguna Phuket

Phuket, Thailand, May 2017 – Enjoy a “Terrazas & Steak” promotion at Angsana Laguna Phuket’s Bodega & Grill every evening from 6pm to 11pm from now till July 2017. This special dining experience features Terrazas high altitude wines paired with selected beef and lamb dishes served fresh from the grill.

Terrazas & Steak Promotion with special Malbec-infused salt served at Bodega & Grill by Angsana Laguna Phuket

Experience the best wines of Argentina: Terrazas Altos del Plata Malbec which gives off the flavours of ripe red fruits, such as raspberry, blackberry and plum reduction. A fresh floral profile of lavender and spicy notes of pepper showcases the wild aspect of the variety. This expressive wine is a perfect match with our 3 different steaks: 200gm Beef Tenderloin at THB 1,088++, Double Lamb Cutlets at THB 1,088++ or 300gm Porterhouse Sirloin at THB 1,288++. Enjoy our premium cuts with crafted Malbec-infused salt, giving the meat a light accent of wine aroma. A pairing not to be missed!

For enquiries or reservations please email FBReservation-LagunaPhuket@angsana.com or call 076 358 500.

Bodega & Grill – The best restaurants in Thailand by Thailand Tatler Best Restaurant 2017

May 2017, Phuket, Thailand – Bodega & Grill, an Italian Restaurant and Steak House operated by Angsana Laguna Phuket today announced that it has been selected as one of best restaurants in Thailand by Thailand Tatler Best Restaurant 2017, a guide to the best of fine dining in Thailand.

For 16th year running, the Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants Awards 2017 is back again with this year’s pick of the top 230 restaurants that have been anonymously sampled by the team of judges over the past few months. Then scored across the four key areas that make up the total guide to the finest achievements in the F&B industry and publish in Thailand Tatler Best Restaurant Guide 2017.

Bodega & Grill - The best restaurants in Thailand by Thailand Tatler Best Restaurant 2017

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Special Brunch at Bodega & Grill

Phuket, Thailand, May 2017 – Bodega & Grill will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday 14th May 2017 by serving up a fantastic selection of Italian-themed favorites as part of its Sunday Brunch. Every mom will receive an Angsana Spa Voucher valued at THB1,500 and food discount at 25% off for the brunch that runs from 12.00 pm – 3.30pm at Bodega & Grill Restaurant.

Treat your mom and enjoy the wonderful variety of dishes, including lobster spaghetti, foie gras, risotto, grilled suckling pig, live pizza and pasta stations and much more. A generous selection of homemade salads, antipasto platters and authentic Italian gelato flavours will complete the experience. Bodega & Grill will present a range of Italian wines, and Chandon Sparkling wine, for the Free Flow bar option to the semi-buffet Sunday Italian Brunch. A non-alcoholic drinks package is also on offer with the buffet, and includes juices, soft drinks and other refreshments.

Complimentary use of the pool is included for all guests enjoying the brunch, and Angsana Laguna Phuket Tree House Kids Club will also be opening its doors to all kids whose families are dining at the buffet. The restaurant offers comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, with its warm and welcoming atmosphere perfect all year round for casual lunches or intimate dinners.

Bodega & Grill’s exquisite Italian Sunday Brunch runs weekly throughout the season. The buffet is from 12:00pm to 3:30pm, with prices starting at THB 1,650++.

For enquiries or reservations please email Bodega-LagunaPhuket@angsana.com or call 076 358 500.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with Special Brunch at Bodega & Grill by Angsana Laguna Phuket

 

New Sunday Italian Brunch at Bodega & Grill by Angsana Laguna Phuket

Phuket, Thailand, April 2017 – Beginning May 7, Bodega & Grill will serve up a fantastic selection of Italian- themed favorites as part of its Sunday Brunch. This weekly feast has become a much-anticipated seasonal event, bringing together sumptuous and mouthwatering treats and delicacies for the whole family to enjoy.

Choose from a wonderful variety of dishes, including lobster spaghetti, foie gras on saffron risotto, grilled suckling pig, live pizza and pasta stations and much more. A generous selection of homemade salads, antipasto platters and authentic Italian gelato flavours will complete the experience. Bodega & Grill will present a range of Italian wines, and Chandon Sparkling wine, for the Free Flow bar option to the semi-buffet Sunday Italian Brunch. A non-alcoholic drinks package is also on offer with the buffet, and includes juices, soft drinks and other refreshments.

Complimentary use of the pool is included for all guests enjoying the brunch, and Angsana Laguna Phuket Tree House Kids Club will also be opening its doors to all kids whose families are dining at the buffet. The restaurant offers comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, with its warm and welcoming atmosphere perfect all year round for casual lunches or intimate dinners.

Bodega & Grill’s exquisite Italian Sunday Brunch begins on May 7, and runs weekly throughout the season. The buffet is from 12:00pm to 3:30pm, with prices starting at THB 1,650++. For beverages, choose between the non- alcoholic drinks package for an additional THB 500++, or the complete Free Flow package, including Chandon Sparkling wine, for THB++ 1,000 extra.

For enquiries or reservations please email Bodega-LagunaPhuket@angsana.com or call 076 358 500.

Break bread with friends & family this Easter over brunch and dinner at Angsana Laguna Phuket

Phuket, Thailand, April 2017 – There’s a festive feeling in the air at Angsana Laguna Phuket, the perfect resort for a Spring Break with family or friends. Special Easter events will be held at both XANA Beach Club and Bodega & Grill in April 2017.

XANA’s Sunday Easter Brunch is an ideal weekend escape for the whole family, with a 50% discount for children aged 6-12, and complimentary dining for all kids under 6. With the young ones free to enjoy the club’s always- active kids’ corner, build sandcastles on the beach or take a swim in the pool, XANA’s brunch also offers a free flow of cocktails, wine, beer and live band music to ensure a relaxing and pleasurable experience for adults. Beach volleyball and billiards are available on site, or you can simply sit back and take in the magnificent views from one of Thailand’s most tranquil locations. Sunday Easter Brunch on Sunday, 16th April 2017 comes with an Easter-themed Kids Corner – a paradise for kids including planned activities such as Egg Painting and Egg Hunt. Prices start from THB 1,650++ ( food only ) and THB 2,450++ ( free flow).

Break bread with friends & family this Easter over brunch and dinner at Angsana Laguna Phuket

Break bread with friends & family this Easter over brunch and dinner at Angsana Laguna Phuket

Break bread with friends & family this Easter over brunch and dinner at Angsana Laguna Phuket

Break bread with friends & family this Easter over brunch and dinner at Angsana Laguna Phuket

In the evenings, Bodega & Grill, a premium steakhouse in Angsana Laguna Phuket, will host a fabulous Easter- dinner celebration filled with classic and sumptuous four-course dinner pairing with wines from Friday 14th April to Monday 17th April 2017. Prices start at THB 2,080++ (Food Only) and THB 3,880++ (Wine Pairing or one glass of selected wine).

So get inspired and make a reservation at one of our restaurants for Easter brunch or dinner. We look forward to seeing you soon!

For enquiries or reservations please email: FBReservation-LagunaPhuket@angsana.com or call 076 358 500.

Angsana Laguna Phuket Presents Northern Thai Food Promotion

Angsana Laguna Phuket Presents Northern Thai Food Promotion

Phuket, Thailand, April 2017 – Angsana Laguna Phuket brings ‘North to the South’ with its Northern Thailand Food Promotion this April at Baan Talay Restaurant daily from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Chef Wannee Kalasri, Executive Sous Chef of Baan Talay Restaurant with 25 years of experience in Thai cuisine will feature the famed Lanna Food from Northern of Thailand to Baan Talay’s special promotional menu. Enjoy North Curry Noodles with Braised Chicken Drumstick, Northern-style sausage and deep-fried pork rind that complements Nam Prik Ong – a spicy minced pork and chili sauce.

Angsana Laguna Phuket Presents Northern Thai Food Promotion
Chef Wannee Kalasri, Executive Sous Chef of Baan Talay Restaurant

“We are thinking of bringing authentic local cuisine from different parts of Thailand to Baan Talay to offer our guests and diners the opportunity to experience the various unique flavours of Thailand” said Martin Schaumburg, Director of Food and Beverage.

Baan Talay is open seven days per week for dinner; operating hours are from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm. The dress code is smart/casual and reservations are recommended.

Enquiry and reservation services for Baan Talay at Angsana Laguna Phuket may be made via FBResrvation-LagunaPhuket@angsana.com or telephone +66 7635 8500

Angsana Laguna Phuket Presents Northern Thai Food Promotion

Celebrate Songkran Festival in style with Angsana Laguna Phuket & XANA Beach Club

Phuket, Thailand, March 2017: Angsana Laguna Phuket will celebrate the Thai New Year in style with the traditional Songkran Festival. One of Thailand’s most anticipated and celebrated annual festivals from 13 to 15 April, the country commemorates the occasion with a spectacular water festival alongside traditional cultural shows and Buddhist ceremonies. Angsana Laguna Phuket in collaboration with XANA Beach Club will be organising a full day of endless cultural fun and water activity on Thursday, 13 April 2017.

The festivities will kickoff at the Loy Krathong Bar, where associates and guests alike will gather for a celebratory religious session, followed by a water blessing ritual at the Poolside Garden. The pouring of fragrant water over the hands of elders is a symbol of paying respect and washing away bad luck for the New Year. The activities continue with a long drum parade, water war, a boxing performance and a Miss Songkran Contest.

XANA Beach Club will host the two event highlights – “Shower from the Tower’, a water fight with plenty of foam to cool down in the summer heat, and a DJ party featuring the Winner of Pioneer Pro DJ Lady Championship 2010 – DJ Roxy June ,the Princess of House Music from Thailand and resident DJ Viki Love.

Celebrate Songkran Festival in style with Angsana Laguna Phuket and XANA Beach Club

The word Songkran means “a move or change in the astrological position of the sun” symbolised by the sprinkling of water and hand cleansing for good luck in the New Year. Taking place during the hottest period of the year, Songkran is a fun way to cool off. After the traditional water pouring ceremony, also known as Rod Nahm Dum Hua, the water throwing commences! In recent times, the ceremony has evolved into spontaneous water fights all over Thailand.

“By showcasing the traditional Thai way of life, with its colourful and vibrant festivities, we hope to provide our guests with lasting memories” said Brian Connelly, General Manager of Angsana Laguna Phuket.

Angsana Laguna Phuket welcomes all guests to experience an authentic Thai cultural experience with plenty of water and lots of fun.

Entrance fee for XANA Beach Club at THB 100, inclusive of two THB50 coupons for food and beverage.

Angsana Laguna Phuket
10 Moo.4 Srisoonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel. +66 76 358 500 Fax. +66 76 324108 Email: reservations-lagunaphuket@angsana.com

Food Event of the year, Pop Up 3 at Latitude with Angsana Laguna Phuket

Food Event of the year, Pop Up 3, returns on Saturday 1st April at Latitude with Angsana Laguna Phuket

Phuket, Thailand, March 2017 – Angsana Laguna Phuket is proud to be the host of Phuket’s Charity Event Pop Up 3, a fine culinary event featuring 20 of the best restaurants in Phuket along with free flow alcohol, live music, dancing and prizes on 1st April 2017.

For one night only, guests have the opportunity to try a wide range of cuisine from some of the most acclaimed chefs on the island! This includes Chefs from Bodega & Grill by Angsana Laguna Phuket, Panache by Angsana Villas Resort Phuket, Metzo’s Bistro and Bar by Outrigger Beach Resort Phuket and Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket. Pop Up 3 is back at a new location “Latitude Marquee” in Laguna Phuket with more food and beverage sponsors supporting Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation.

Food Event of the year, Pop Up 3, returns on Saturday 1st April at Latitude with Angsana Laguna Phuket

Food Event of the year, Pop Up 3, returns on Saturday 1st April at Latitude with Angsana Laguna Phuket

Other participating hotels and restaurants include Anantara Layan Resort & Spa, Anantara Vacation Club Mai Khao Phuket, Bampot, Breeze at Cape Yamu, DeDos, ENZO Japanese Restaurant, Firefly at The Pavillions Phuket, Higher, Iniala Kitchen & Bar, Kata Rocks, Novotel Phuket Surin Beach, Paresa Phuket, Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach, The 9th Floor and Two Chefs.

The entry fee of 2,500THB, on Saturday 1st April 2017 will be donated to Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation, a Thai registered charity providing free English education to over 1,200 underprivileged children in Phuket. The event will begin at 7pm.

For more information on Phuket Has Been Good To Us and how to get involved, please visit www.phukethasbeengoodtous.org or like the Foundations Facebook page at www.facebook.com/phukethasbeengoodtous.

For event reservation, please call us 076 278 146 or email ruth@phukethasbeengoodtous.org to book your tickets.

Angsana Laguna Phuket to hold ‘Candle Light Dinner’ to commemorate Earth Hour

Phuket, Thailand, March 2017 – Bodega & Grill, a premium steakhouse in Angsana Laguna Phuket, will be holding a Candle Light Dinner to celebrate the 10th anniversary of international energy-saving event, Earth Hour, on Saturday 25th March 2017. This is aligned to Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Stay For Good philosophy to build a better society for all by embracing the environment and empowering the people.

Angsana Laguna Phuket to hold ‘Candle Light Dinner’ to commemorate Earth Hour

With an a la carte dinner menu starting from 18.00pm until 11.00pm.
At 8.30pm to 9.30pm local time, Bodega & Grill will join homes and businesses across Phuket and the rest of Thailand to turn electricity off.  During this hour, an intimate and cozy atmosphere will be created with warm candle lights and acoustic music to accompany the scrumptious dinner.

Earth Hour is organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). With almost 5 million supporters and a global network in over 100 countries, it is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth’s natural environment and build a future where people live in harmony with nature.

For the Planet, by the People, so join us at Bodega & Grill.

For enquiries or reservations please email Bodega-LagunaPhuket@angsana.com or call 076 358 500.

Angsana Laguna Phuket to hold ‘Candle Light Dinner’ to commemorate Earth Hour