Introducing Chef Rahul Negi – A Master of Indian Culinary Arts at Sofitel Krabi

Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort is renowned for its unique restaurants and gourmet cuisine, ensuring that guests always enjoy memorable dining experiences.

A highlight for diners at the luxury resort is the authentic cuisine of Chef Rahul Negi. A master of India’s culinary arts, Chef Rahul has an impressive culinary pedigree and in-depth knowledge of regional dishes. Prior to joining Sofitel Krabi, he worked at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi where he won the “Best Employee Award”. The Indian Tourism Minister Ms. Ambica Soni also presented Chef Rahul with a prestigious award recognising him as one of the “Best 35 chefs in India”. On many occasions, he has personally cooked for the former P.M of India, Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Chef Rahul discovered his passion for cooking as a teenager and embarked on a three-year culinary apprenticeship in New Delhi. Over the years, he has mastered authentic regional Indian dishes and has also become interested in contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes. “At Sofitel Krabi, I ensure that our Indian food is made with passion and that it stays authentic to its origins. However, I do enjoy introducing modern techniques into the preparation and presentation of recipes,” he says. “I love to surprise and impress people and like nothing more than seeing our guests being very appreciative of their food and leaving with a smile on their face.”

Chef Rahul has an outstanding repertoire of dishes but says the one closest to his heart, and one always on the menu at White Lotus, is chicken tikka masala. “Although this dish originates from the northern plains of India, it is now famous around the world. In 2001, it was declared the national dish of the U.K. This delicious dish is a thick gravy of onion, tomato, and aromatic Indian spices combined with cream and marinated chicken,” says Chef Rahul. He recommends eating the aromatic curry with an Indian naan bread or steamed aromatic rice topped with coriander leaves.

Chef Rahul’s delicious Indian cuisine is served at White Lotus, one of Krabi’s most popular restaurants. Each dish on his menu of irresistible northern favourites is a fragrant blend of spices and premium ingredients, freshly made and cooked to perfection. In the elegant surroundings of White Lotus, diners can savour classic starters and curries, tandoori dishes, and much more.

Discover the exotic flavours of India with Chef Rahul at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort!

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.

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.

Introducing the culinary concepts of Sofitel Krabi

Venezia: is our signature restaurant specializing in Italian cuisine which is led by Chef Non…a passionate Thai chef that has extensive training in European cooking. The restaurant was recently renovated and it reopened in December 2016. Our guests will step into a little Italian oasis with an open kitchen inside and a beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking the pool and Spa Garden. Venezia is well known for its signature risotto menu featuring eight different styles of risotto dishes, made with the famous Acquerello rice from Italy, which Masterchef Heston Blumenthal and many other famous Chef’s call “the best rice in the world!”. Guests have the choice of the 1 year or 7 year aged rice which both provide totally different characteristics and flavors in the risotto. The menu also features many other Italian favorites including pastas, Australian Wagyu beef, chicken and fresh seafood, as well as vegetarian and of course homemade pizzas from the wood fired oven. Venezia is not just about food…..it’s about creating a dining experience. Open for dinner every night from 6pm.

Maya: is our largest restaurant with over 250 seats inside and also in the surrounding terrace. Renowned for our magnifique Sofitel breakfast with over 100 items to choose from including breakfast dishes from all around the world, an extensive fresh bakery section, hot pancakes, waffles, French toast, eggs station, charcuterie selection, fresh fruits and many more dishes. The a la carte menu is available for lunch every day and an extensive buffet available for dinner with regular theme nights including Asian, Indian, Seafood BBQ and Italian.

White Lotus: also renovated and reopened in December 2016, is our very popular Thai and Indian Restaurant, with two separate menus and two separate kitchens. You can enjoy authentic Thai cuisine from our talented Thai kitchen team or you can indulge in some of the best Indian food you will find in Southern Thailand. Our Indian kitchen is manned only by our Indian Chefs and they are 100% dedicated to producing quality Indian food. White Lotus has both indoor and outdoor seating with a terrace overlooking the pool and Maya Garden. The restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere with a choice of normal restaurant tables or sunken Thai tables. White Lotus is open for dinner every night from 6pm.

Koh Poda: is our busy pool bar and restaurant situated in the midst of one of the largest pools in South East Asia. There is a restaurant area as well as a swim up pool bar serving light meals, great cocktails and icy cold drinks every day from 11am till 7pm. Koh Poda also looks after all of our guests around the pool with tray service for food and drinks.

Le Glacier: is the newest addition to Sofitel Krabi. As they say….“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and it is kind of the same thing!”. Le Glacier has a dozen different ice creams to choose from, as well as smoothies, milkshakes, cakes and other treats. Making people happy every day from 11am until 11pm!

Overlooking our beautiful lobby, the colonial style Explorer Bar is open from 11am until late each day with a selection of coffee, tea, cocktails and a large drink selection. There is a bar menu and you can also enjoy a cigar or check out the wine cellar that features over 450 bottles of fine wines from around the world. There is also live entertainment every night from 8pm until late.

Earth Hour: Lights Off and let’s bon fire on!

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide. Today, Earth Hour engages a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues. The one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movements.

To raise awareness about climate change and to symbolise our commitment to protecting our planet, we will be joining in the worldwide movement on Saturday, March 25th by turning off non-essential lights in the building and light candles throughout the resort.

Join us the special Movie Night with barbeque on our Coliseum Lawn from 19:00 until 22:00 for 1,475THB++ per person and 450THB++ per child (from ages 7 to 14), diners can have free-flow beverages for the duration of our barbeque and choose from our Ocean, Land or Mix barbeque sets.

We hope you will join us change climate change by switching off your lights and supporting one of the many projects from around the world.

For more information, please contact contactfb@theslatephuket.com

“Guitar Duck” discount 50% at The Royal Kitchen, The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa

Today – 30 April 2017, The Royal Kitchen have a special promotion for the menu “Guitar Duck” – discount 50% only 625 from 1,250 Baht.

The Royal Kitchen, a Chinese Restaurant at The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa with an idal located on the 25th Floor of the Paradise Wing. The restaurant provide “Traditional Cantonese Cuisine”.

Hours: Lunch 11.00 am. – 02.00 pm., Dinner 06.00 pm. – 11.00 pm.

Booking: +66 (0) 76 340 666

Contact information:
The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa
135/23, 123/15-16 Rat-u-thit 200 pee rd, Patong beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand

"Guitar Duck" discount 50% at The Royal Kitchen, The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa

St.Patrick Day at The Tongkah Tin Syndicate, The Slate Phuket

St.Patrick Day at The Tongkah Tin Syndicate, The Slate Phuket

Join us on Friday, March 17th to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at The Tongkah Tin Syndicate with a live band and a special Irish-themed promotion from 19:00 until 23:00.

Food + Draught Beer Combo for 299THB++
Food + Free-Flow Draught Combo for 799THB++

Choose from a Green Bagel with smoked salmon and Chips (fries), Shepherd’s Pie with minced lamb, or Bangers and Mash with Guinness gravy.

For more information, please contact contactfb@theslatephuket.com or 076 – 327006

Seven dishes from seven regions in Italy available at La Gritta, Amari Phuket

Phuket, 13 March 2017 – La Gritta invites guests to try seven new dishes, which are available only during March 2017, from seven regions of Italy. Chef Patrizia has selected one of the most popular dishes from Tuscany, Sardinia, Campania, Lazio, Puglia, Lombardia and Sicily. Guests will be enjoying a culinary tour of Italy consisting of:

Seven dishes from seven regions in Italy available at La Gritta, Amari Phuket
Ribollita from Tuscany

Ribollita from Tuscany, priced at 300 THB++
Minestrone with mixed vegetables, black kale, white beans and croutons

Seven dishes from seven regions in Italy available at La Gritta, Amari Phuket
Culargiones from Sardinia

Culargiones from Sardinia, priced at 450 THB++
Ravioli filled with potatoes, young pecorino and mint with tomato sauce

Seven dishes from seven regions in Italy available at La Gritta, Amari Phuket
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina from Campania

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina from Campania, priced at 490 THB++
Potato gnocchi with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil leaves

Seven dishes from seven regions in Italy available at La Gritta, Amari Phuket
Saltimbocca alla Romana from Lazio

Saltimbocca alla Romana from Lazio, priced at 980 THB++
Veal wrapped with Parma ham and sage served with mashed potatoes

Seven dishes from seven regions in Italy available at La Gritta, Amari Phuket
Orecchiette alle Cime di Rapa from Puglia

Orecchiette alle Cime di Rapa from Puglia, priced at 450 THB++
Orecchiette with broccoli and anchovy sauce

Seven dishes from seven regions in Italy available at La Gritta, Amari Phuket
Cotoletta alla Milanese from Lombardia

Cotoletta alla Milanese from Lombardia, priced at 680 THB++
Deep-fried pork chop or chicken breast, mixed salad and French fries

Seven dishes from seven regions in Italy available at La Gritta, Amari Phuket
Cassata Siciliana from Sicily

Cassata Siciliana from Sicily, priced at 330 THB++
Ice cream cake served with dark cherry sauce

All prices are subject to a 10% service charge and 7% VAT. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information and reservations
please contact +66 (0) 7629 2697, email lagritta@amari.com,
or visit www.lagritta.com and https://www.facebook.com/LaGrittaPhuket.
Address: Amari Phuket, 2 Muen-ngern Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand