Outrigger in Phuket announces festive season food galore
RELEASE NUMBER 115/15
PHUKET, THAILAND – The Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort has announced over 20 delectable foodie events for the festive period Dec. 24 to Jan. 1.
The mouth-watering creations by executive chefs Roberto Conrad, Mustapha Haj Omar and Aod Sittikraisit have been created to make Christmas and New Year’s a culinary sensation.
Here are some highlights.
Chef Roberto will show Locavore at its festive best with a Christmas Eve Buffet featuring slow roasted grain fed Australian sirloin, Christmas turkey with all the trimmings, roast leg of lamb and more (adults THB1,990++; kids THB950++; adults US$56++; kids US$27++).
Or savor grilled lobster, fin de Claire oysters and the outdoor beachfront barbecue at Edgewater (THB2990++/1200++; US$84++/$34++).
Christmas carols and cocktails take place at Icon with a local choir 6.30 p.m.-midnight on the 24th.
On Christmas Day, Wagyu beef Tomahawk steak and Argentinian Malbec are the highlights at Locavore, noon to 10 p.m. (THB3990++, US$112++), while Metzo’s offers a brunch feast of charcoal grill signature dishes, shawarma specialities, mezze and tapas, plus turkey with all the trimmings (extra charge THB300++, US$8.40++), with two hours free flow drinks (THB990++ / THB2290++ with beverages; US$28++/US$64++ with beverages), 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. There are rumors that Santa might drop by….
After a day of festivities and gifts, chill to jazz and soul with an evening seafood barbecue by the beach at Edgewater (THB1600++/800++; US$45++/$22.40++).
For New Year’s, the focus is on the Gala Dinner and Dance at Locavore with five-piece live band, magician, DJ, fireworks and a luxurious international buffet (THB7000++/3500++; US$196++/$98++).
Edgewater will bring in the New Year at the beachfront with a sumptuous five-course set menu for lobster lovers (THB5900++/2950++; US$165++/$83++). Alternatively, reserve a private room, terrace or bistro table for Mediterranean delights at Metzo’s 6-10.30 p.m. (THB2500++/900++; US$70++/$25++).
On New Year’s Day, Locavore will restore equilibrium with a special full international brunch with optional spicy Thai Bloody Mary on arrival (THB1250++/625++; US$35++/$17.50++).
Other highlights include a Lebanese buffet in the evening of Dec 27 and Chef Aod’s authentic Thai-Thai experiences Dec. 27 and 29. There’s Singapore chili crab or a meat-eaters special with Chef Mustapha on the evening of the 28th.
“With our brand new layout at Metzo’s and the combination of our Locavore, Edgewater and Icon venues, we have the perfect setting for a fabulous festive period,” said Tony Pedroni, general manager.
Kids’ Night Out
The ‘Kids’ Night Out’ initiative offers parents the option of placing their kids in the kids’ club if they are dining in one of the hotel restaurants. The youngsters eat at the club, watch movies and engage in fun activities, 6-9 p.m. for THB 700++, US$19.60 including kids meal and drinks.
Mr. Pedroni recommends early bookings for each culinary event over the festive period to avoid disappointment.
The Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort is located in Laguna Phuket on Bang Tao Beach, 20 minutes from the airport. The hotel can arrange round-trip taxis for Phuket residents seeking to join festive season culinary events by Outrigger.
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