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Meliá Chiang Mai Launches Sky-High Mai Restaurant

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Chiang Mai, Thailand, August 8, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Chiang Mai’s newest five-star hotel has unveiled an intimate fine-dining restaurant serving contemporary Northern Thai dishes with Mediterranean influences accompanied by spectacular vistas and a compelling design that references the city’s rich culture.

Meliá Chiang Mai, on Charoen Prathet Road in the heart of Chiang Mai, has opened its signature restaurant Mai Restaurant & Bar on the hotel’s 21st floor with panoramic views of the city and famed Doi Suthep Temple on the mountaintop to the west.

Adjacent to the hotel’s executive lounge and tucked under the highest rooftop bar in the city, the 38-seat restaurant is a visual marvel. Diners enter the venue under an arch that pays homage to a nearby temple. In a salute to Chiang Mai’s Bo Sang Umbrella Village, large lit installations of umbrella ribs cling to the ceiling. Various artworks of umbrella canopies hang on the walls, such as those made from antique Chiang Mai textiles. The carpet’s concentric patterns, in the likes of gun-metal gray, periwinkle and soft amber hues, reference umbrella tops in a striking yet subdued way.

“Given there are so many local restaurants in our vicinity that offer a great bowl of food, we knew from the outset that Mai Restaurant & Bar needed to be different with not just an aesthetically pleasing environment and a great view but also with one-of-a-kind dishes,” said the hotel’s general manager Edward E. Snoeks.

“The menu celebrates traditional Lanna cuisine in a contemporary fashion with Mediterranean touches, each dish is so distinctive due to profound combinations of ingredients and textures, and the ‘360° Cuisine’ program promotes healthy and sustainable eating based on ‘farm to plate’ and ‘plate to farm’ processes.”

Under the stewardship of award-winning executive chef Suksant Chutinthratip (Billy) and sous chef Karn Phojun, each dish from the restaurant’s seasonal menu is prepared à la minute from an open kitchen.

The recommended ‘Mai’s Samplers’ (THB 390++/USD 10.80++) comprises tasting size portions of five different delicacies:

  • Crisp fried fluffy catfish and pomelo salad scented with rice field crab jus
  • Vietnamese sausage and edible flowers salad roll with yellow chili puree
  • Grilled green chili relish on crispy salmon skin
  • Northern Thai-style pork sausage with grilled ginger and pickled cucumber
  • Warm spicy tomato relish in golden-fried tortilla

Main dishes ‘Pappardelle Soi Neur’ (THB 350++/USD 9.70++), featuring fresh homemade pappardelle with creamy khao soi curry sauce and slices of seared Australian sirloin, served with homemade pickled vegetables and chili oil, and ‘Pla Salmon Nham Prik Oung’ (THB 550++/USD 15.20++), a baked salmon fillet with northern Thai-style tomato confit, sautéed gurmar leaves and pickled garlic served upon steamed pandan rice, are also recommended dishes.

Of the 28 vegetarian, vegan, meat and seafood menu options, 12 belong to the hotel’s ‘360° Cuisine’ concept, which has been designed to minimise waste and carbon emissions. Under the program, the chefs craft dishes using produce from the hotel’s nearby organic gourmet farm partnership with ORI9IN, and use every part of each ingredient possible before leftovers are returned to the farm as compost.

With 28 years of hospitality experience, Chef Billy was previously the executive chef at some of Bangkok’s top hotels. Chef Billy began his hospitality career in 1994 as a cook helper and climbed the career ladder at various hotels in Thailand as well at Lotus One in Dubai and Raffles Singapore.

After 19 years as a chef, Chef Karn joined Meliá Chiang Mai late last year from work as a sous chef at Bangkok-based Michelin Guide restaurants Baan Suriyasai Royal Thai Restaurant and Saneh Jaan. Starting out in 1993 as chef de partie at Mahanaga Thai Fusion Restaurant, his career has taken him as far as Switzerland where he was the head chef at Michelin Guide restaurant Patara.

Mai Restaurant & Bar is open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday from 6pm – 10pm. Dishes are priced from 190 – 850 THB++ (USD 5.25++ – 23.50++). Call +66 52 090 601

About Asset World Corp Public Company Limited
Asset World Corp Public Company Limited is a holding company under TCC Group operating leading integrated lifestyle property development in Thailand. The company has two main businesses consisting of the Hospitality business managed by top hotel executives of world-renowned hotel brands such as Marriott, The Luxury Collection, Okura, Banyan Tree, Hilton, and Sheraton and Retail, Wholesale and Commercial properties whose projects include 1) Retail and Wholesale including lifestyle travel destinations, community shopping malls, community markets, and wholesale business real estate. Popular real estate projects consist of ASIATIQUE the Riverfront Destination, Gateway at Bangsue, AEC Trade Center – Pantip Wholesale Destination, and Tawanna Bangkapi and 2) Commercial buildings including the famous Empire Tower and Athenee Tower located in Bangkok’s central business district.

About Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Meliá Hotels & Resorts is the best-known international brand in the portfolio of the Meliá Hotels International company; it has more than 100 city and resort hotels in the main leisure and business destinations of Europe, Asia, Africa and America. The brand offers exemplary meetings and events facilities in all important business cities as well as in exotic locations, catering to the ever-expanding conference and incentive travel market. As part of its innovation philosophy and new positioning, Meliá Hotels & Resorts has reinvented itself to cater to every aspect of the guests’ wellbeing. Unique experiences are created for guests and are defined by relaxation, quality time and personalised services. For a balanced lifestyle, Meliá Hotels & Resorts instinctively understands the guests’ needs and lifestyle expectations, which is an integral part of its redefined identity.

About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 380 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, The Meliá Collection, INNSiDE by Meliá and Sol by Meliá, plus a wide portfolio of affiliated hotels under the “Affiliated by Meliá” network. The Group is one of the leading companies in resort hotels worldwide, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company in Spain and Europe, according to the last S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2022 (Silver Class distinction). It also has ranked seventh in the Wall Street Journal’s list of the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world (and the leading travel company) and is the only Spanish travel company included in the list of “Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021” by Financial Times. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market.

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Da Vittorio Launch at Reverie Saigon Redefines Italian Fine Dining

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, August 8, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Da Vittorio, the world-renowned Italian fine dining group with eight Michelin stars to its name globally, is reshaping Vietnam’s high-end culinary landscape with the recent debut of a new two-story restaurant at The Reverie Saigon.

Blending classic Italian gastronomy with sophisticated contemporary design and warm hospitality, Da Vittorio Saigon, which officially launched in June, follows the much-lauded Da Vittorio Shanghai (already awarded two Michelin stars since opening in 2019) in the storied Cerea family’s first restaurant expansion outside of Europe.

Da Vittorio was founded in 1966 by Vittorio Cerea and his wife, Bruna, who together opened a restaurant in Bergamo in northern Italy. Over the following 56 years, Da Vittorio has earned a reputation as one of the world’s finest and most authentic Italian culinary experiences. Today, Da Vittorio remains a family-operated enterprise, run by Bruna and her five children.

“To have the pinnacle of Italian fine dining under our roof at The Reverie Saigon means that our guests can be transported from Vietnam’s most cosmopolitan city to the verdant hillsides of Lombardy for a truly unforgettable meal,” said James Young, Vice President of WMC Group, the management company of The Reverie Saigon. “It’s one more way that our hotel stimulates imagination and wonder.”

The menu at Da Vittorio Saigon faithfully adheres to the culinary program at Da Vittorio’s flagship three-Michelin-star restaurant in Brusaporto, Italy. Among the signature dishes is the mouthwatering “Vittorio Style Paccheri Pasta,” featuring a rich, creamy tomato sauce that is warmed tableside in a copper pan while fresh parmesan cheese is added by the spoonful.

Another signature, “Egg à la Egg,” has a reputation for single-handedly earning Da Vittorio its third Michelin star in 2010. Delicate and full of flavor, the dish combines free-range hen and quail eggs, salmon roe, and potato mousse, and is topped with Oscietra caviar. Other dishes on the multi-course tasting menus (or à la carte menu) prominently spotlight fresh seafood.

Da Vittorio Saigon Executive Chef Matteo Fontana has worked closely with the Cerea family in their Brusaporto restaurant, and he plans to regularly update the menu and consistently employ the freshest and highest-quality ingredients, with a focus on seasonality.

Much like The Reverie Saigon itself—which is celebrated for its extraordinary traditional and contemporary Italian design and craftsmanship—Da Vittorio is turning heads with its stylish luxury flair. The 70-seat restaurant, spread over two levels in the prestigious Times Square Building in District 1, feels at once classic and modern, with intricate tile mosaics, elegant wooden furniture and decorative screens, glowing yellow Spanish marble, and high-end imported Italian furnishings, glassware, and dinnerware. The dining room is below ground on the B1 level in a spacious 1,000-square-meter setting that allows for privacy and intimacy.

Da Vittorio Saigon complements The Reverie’s other acclaimed culinary outlets, including The Royal Pavilion (famed for its Chinese dim sum), Café Cardinal (one of Southeast Asia’s most distinctive all-day dining venues), The Long @ Times Square (a casual sidewalk-style trattoria) and The Reverie Boutique (sweets, treats, coffee and more).

The flagship Da Vittorio restaurant in Brusaporto is described by Michelin, the world’s definitive fine dining guide, as “the perfect example of a well-run family restaurant… Elegant without being stuffy and sumptuous without being cold… a truly memorable gastronomic experience.”

Da Vittorio St. Moritz, in the Swiss alpine resort town, has earned two Michelin stars. Another restaurant run by Da Vittorio, Il Carpaccio (in Paris, France), holds one Michelin star.

For more information or to make a booking at Da Vittorio Saigon, please call +84(0) 28 3823 6688

About The Reverie Saigon
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Reverie Saigon offers a truly astonishing hotel experience – showcasing extravagant, unapologetic European opulence in a storied Asian setting. The dazzling hotel features 286 rooms and suites alongside 89 residential-style suites, all of which are among the largest in the city and feature incomparable views of the Saigon River and the city skyline.

Renowned Italian brands furnished the rooms and suites and set the ambiance with exquisite and, in some cases, one-of-a-kind pieces. The property features five distinctive food and beverage outlets, a 1,200-square-metre spa & fitness centre, an expansive outdoor swimming pool and a range of versatile function spaces. In addition, guests have a fleet of over a dozen luxury automobiles at their disposal as well as exclusive access to the hotel’s very own yacht.

The Reverie Saigon is located in the 164-metre-tall Times Square Building, a mixed-use development that includes eight storeys of premium office space and the showrooms of some of the same high-end Italian furniture brands whose pieces are featured throughout the hotel.

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

World Gourmet Festival Returns to Bangkok

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 World Gourmet Festival Returns to Bangkok - TOP25RESTAUNTS.com - TRAVELINDEXBangkok, August 5, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Bangkok’s most prominent and longest-running international culinary event, World Gourmet Festival returns to the City of Angels to gather award-winning Master Chefs under one roof for a weeklong celebration of outstanding food paired with superb wines in an environment that fosters free exchange of ideas.

Held from the 6th to 11th September 2022 at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, the festival promises an extraordinary line-up of some of the world’s best chefs who will showcase their distinctive styles at one of the capital’s most exclusive addresses. Nine acclaimed chefs from the Netherlands, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and Thailand with four Michelin stars between them will present an international culinary extravaganza:

Peter Gast: Graphite in Amsterdam, Netherlands (1 Michelin star)
Davide Caranchini: Materia in Como, Italy (1 Michelin star)
Nicolas Isnard: Auberge de la Charme in Prenois, France (1 Michelin star)
Amerigo Sesti: J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain in Bangkok, Thailand (1 Michelin star)
Christian Martena: Clara in Bangkok, Thailand
Sugio Yamaguchi: Botanique in Paris, France
Chudaree “Tam” Debhakam: Baan Tepa in Bangkok, Thailand
Claire Clark: Pretty Sweet in London, the United Kingdom
Sutakon Suwannachot: Chocolatier Boutique Café in Bangkok, Thailand

The proceedings will kick off with a glittering gala dinner on the 6th of September held at Anantara Siam’s ballroom giving guests a taste of what’s to come during the festival: exquisite starters from Sugio Yamaguchi and Peter Gast, mains from Nicolas Isnard and Davide Caranchini, dessert from Claire Clark and petit four from Anupong Nualchawee, Anantara Siam’s Executive Pastry Chef. The experience is open to the public and tickets are available for THB 8,500++ for a five-course meal including wine pairings.

During the festival, each chef will host between two to three exclusive dinners in the hotel’s award-winning Biscotti, Madison, Spice Market, Guilty and Shintaro restaurants, while English master pâtissier Claire Clark, rightfully considered one of the world’s best pastry chefs, and Bangkok’s own Sutakon Suwannachot of the MasterChef Thailand and Top Chef Thailand Dessert fame will be showcasing their refined confectionery in the Lobby Lounge throughout the week.

At Guilty restaurant, Anantara Siam’s brand-new dining and entertainment venue, celebrated chef Peter Gast will host three dinners on the 8th, 9th and 10th of September inviting food lovers to experience exquisite flavours that earned his speakeasy-style restaurant Graphite in Amsterdam a Michelin star.

At Biscotti, Christian Martena of Bangkok’s Clara restaurant will be serving up a veritable Italian feast on the 7th and 8th of September, followed by two more nights of Italian extravaganza courtesy of Davide Caranchi named Best Italian Young Chef 2018 by L’Espresso restaurant guide and whose restaurant Materia made it into the ‘50 Best Discovery’ collection by the World’s 50 Best.

At Madison steakhouse, Nicolas Isnard will give two dinners, on the 7th and 8th, showing the foodie crowd why, at 27, he was awarded the notable “Young Talent” award by the Gault Millau guide. On the 9th and 10th of September, the Madison kitchen will be taken over by another culinary star, Amerigo Sesti. Having earned his stripes at Jean-Michel Lorain’s celebrated Côte Saint Jacques, he is now heading the kitchen at J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain, one of Bangkok’s top restaurants.

Lovers of French cuisine will find an unmissable offering at Shintaro, where Sugio Yamaguchi will be recreating the spirit and flavours of France’s Lyon region on the 8th, 9th and 10th of September.

At Spice Market, Chudaree “Tam” Debhakam, the youngest chef to ever compete in Top Chef Thailand, will be serving up authentic Thai dishes on the 8th, 9th and 10th.

As has become a tradition in recent years, the exclusive fringe events will return, including the hugely popular World Gourmet Brunch on Sunday, 11th September 2022. Designed to appeal to both aspiring chefs and professionals alike, daily cooking classes by all the visiting chefs will offer a unique opportunity to learn new techniques, as well as sampling specially prepared dishes from the chefs’ World Gourmet Festival repertoire and a wine master class on 7th.

The 22nd World Gourmet Festival is a proud supporter of Foundation for the Welfare of Rajavithi-Girls’ Home Under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali. THB 600 per dinner ticket sold and proceeds from the auctions, which take place throughout the festival, will be donated to the Fund.

Reservations for the 22nd World Gourmet Festival at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel are essential and can be made by visiting www.worldgourmetfestival.asia, where detailed information and prices of all the events are available, or email: wgf.asia@anantara.com or telephone +66 2 126 8866.

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel’s Amazing World Gourmet Festival accommodation package offers gourmands a sumptuous opportunity to experience an extraordinary international culinary feast by some of the world’s best chefs in the heart of one of the world’s most enigmatic capital cities. Starting from THB 16,000++ per room per night, this special offer includes accommodation for two, a sumptuous daily buffet breakfast, and a table for two at a guest chef’s dinner each night of the stay period.

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

PATA Publishes Food and Plastic Waste Reduction Standards for Tourism

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PATA Publishes Food and Plastic Waste Reduction Standards for Tourism - TRAVELINDEXBangkok, Thailand, August 2, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is proud to publish the Food and Plastic Waste Reduction Standard for Tourism Businesses as part of its commitment to the European Union (EU)-funded TourLink project, under the EU SWITCH-ASIA Programme.

TourLink aims to drive Thai tour operators and suppliers, from hotels to transport companies and activity providers, towards sustainability. Under the project, PATA collaborates with members of the Thai-EU tourism supply chain to develop a series of capacity-building initiatives that promote best practices for sustainable tourism growth. PATA takes on a crucial role in developing new standards, toolkits and trainings that empower Thai tourism professionals to embrace sustainability in their operations as the industry recovers from COVID-19.

As PATA CEO Liz Ortiguera says, “PATA is focused on supporting the industry recovery with tangible in-market projects that can demonstrate practical, responsible and sustainable solutions. Our goal is to develop and share business models that combine sustainability with profitability. Creating strong sustainability development plans brings businesses a competitive advantage in addressing a growing consumer interest and global need.”

A key component of TourLink involves achieving common standards for sustainability in the industry to transform Thailand into a leading sustainable tourism destination. According to TourLink Project Manager, Peter Richards, “Strengthening tourism and hospitality businesses’ sustainability will help the sector become more resilient in the face of future crises, save critical resources and boost overall morale as we prepare for a greener tourism reopening.”

Following the success of PATA’s BUFFET Toolkit and Plastic Free Toolkit for Tour Operators (which are also available in Thai), PATA recently published the Food and Plastic Waste Reduction Standard for Tourism Businesses. The standards act as a guide for all tourism businesses, professionals and communities to reduce food waste and plastic waste in their operations. According to Peter Richards, “The standards were developed through thorough research on food and plastic waste reduction strategies in tourism along with consultations with experts and partner organisations”.

As Fernanda Rodak, PATA Project Coordinator of Sustainability and Social Responsibility and lead author, adds, “The standards can be applied as a checklist, a step-by-step guide as well as a training tool for waste prevention in the tourism and hospitality sector”. Underpinned by the circular economy framework and the hierarchy of waste reduction strategies, the document encompasses best practices across the industry on sustainability management and tools and resources for practitioners to advance their food and plastic waste reduction efforts.

About PATA
Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations, which including government, state and city tourism bodies; international airlines and airports; hospitality organisations, and educational institutions, as well as thousands of young tourism professional (YTP) members across the world. The PATA network also embraces the grassroots activism the PATA Chapters and Student Chapters, who organise numerous travel industry training programmes and business development events across the world. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 32 local PATA Chapters worldwide, while hundreds of students are members of the 28 PATA Student Chapters globally. The PATAmPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing and London.

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Masterchef Adds Spice to India Week at Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh

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Masterchef Adds Spice to India Week at Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh - TRAVELINDEXPhnom Penh, Cambodia, July 26, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Indian cultural sway has traditionally been strong in Cambodia, not least the Hindu cosmology and myths that fed into the design of the temples at Angkor.

Next month, the influence of the subcontinent — this time its heady gastronomic traditions — will once again be to the fore in Cambodia as Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh gears up for a special week-long celebration of Indian cuisine curated by one of India’s leading chefs.

The multi-day appreciation, which runs from August 8 to 14, will coincide with “India Week” in Cambodia. The program features a host of culinary events and specials at the luxury hotel. Highlights of the week include a special launch event, a gala Indian Sunday brunch, and Indian inspired dinners, business lunch menus, and breakfast items.

Overseeing this celebration of subcontinental manna will be chef Jhupa Singh, a master of Indian cuisine who plies his culinary trade at the award-winning SOMA fine dining Indian outlet at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai.

Singh, who hails from Uttar Pradesh in North India, specializes in Northern Indian cuisine. But he is looking forward to giving guests at Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh an all-encompassing culinary journey during the week-long celebration.

“We’ll give guests an overview of Indian food culture,” said Singh. “From light, vegetarian breakfast items that originate in the south of the country to rich curries and aromatic kebabs from Northern India, we plan to make the Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh the hub for a true Indian culinary odyssey.”

Cambodia’s capital has long had a strong Indian food game. Since ancient times there have been various exchanges between India and Cambodia. Indian communities are long established in the nation.

As a result, it’s never been difficult to fill up on Indian cuisine in Phnom Penh. From ramshackle shophouses to opulent dining rooms straight from the set of a big Bollywood production, the city is not short on curry-laden tables.

Even so, it is rare to find such a comprehensive celebration of Indian cuisine in Cambodia. Guests will be able to sample the spicy spreads at Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh’s Market Café Restaurant & Lounge.

“It’s an honour for us to welcome Chef Singh to Cambodia,” said Herman Kemp, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh. “We are sure that guests will appreciate the amazing diversity of Indian cuisine over the course of the week.”

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Exceptional Top Chef Collaboration Dinner in Phuket

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Exceptional Top Chef Collaboration Dinner in Phuket - TOP25RESTAURANTS.comPhuket, Thailand, July 23, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / L’Arôme by the sea and Samut will be holding an exceptional collaboration dinner with restaurant Samut and L’Arôme by the Sea on 1st of September 2022, at L’Arôme by the Sea, where chefs from these two restaurants team up to prepare a special dinner. The collaboration dinner will feature the new 8-course tasting menu, the best of the two restaurants.

Please note that they will be unable to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, seafood allergy, dairy or gluten intolerance for the special collaboration menu. A non refundable deposit of 2000 THB per person is required to secure your booking.

To make a reservation:
reservation.phuket@laromegroup.com
+66 (0)76 346 271

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News

Travelindex Reveals its 2022 TOP25 Restaurants Awards Bangkok

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TOP25 Restaurants Awards Bangkok 2022 RevealedBangkok, Thailand, July 22, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Today, Travelindex unveils the winners of its 2022 TOP25 Restaurants Bangkok Awards, highlighting the favourite restaurants that exemplify why the Thai capital is a favorite dining destination for gourmets and gourmands. The Best Restaurants in Bangkok ranked by Culinary Experts & the Restaurant Rating Index.

TOP25 Restaurants Bangkok has ranked Chef’s Table and Mezzaluna as the city’s best restaurants for five-star dining. The two restaurants share the top position with a rating of 96.2 out of 100, and both are located at lebua, the world’s first luxury vertical destination. The two top restaurants are followed by Sorn, serving fine Southern Thai cuisine in an elegant setting, and Savelberg where chef Henk Savelberg delights his guests with his legendary style of cooking.

The annual list and awards are based on Travelindex’s owned and patented “Restaurant Rating Index.” The multi-tier rating combines the power of crowd wisdom (social media and review sites) with artificial intelligence behavioral algorithms enhanced with guidance and expertise from on-the-ground experts, making it a true and objective curation and measuring standard.

THE TOP25 RESTAURANTS IN BANGKOK – Ranked by the Restaurant Rating Index

1* – Chef’s Table, French Fine Dining
1* – Mezzaluna, Experiential European
2 – Sorn, Southern Thai
3 – Savelberg, French Fine Dining
4 – Côte by Mauro Colagreco, Innovative French
5 – Aksorn by David Thompson, Traditional Thai
6 – Villa Frantzen, Nordic Cuisine
7 – R-Haan, Royal Thai
8 – Le Normandie by Alain Roux, French Fine Dining
9 – Yu Ting Yuan, Cantonese
10 – IGNIV, Progressive European
11 – Saawaan, Classic Thai
12 – Sushi Masato, Omakase
13 – Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Thai Molecular
14 – Gaa, Progressive Indian
15 – Le Du, Modern Thai
16 – Sühring, Modern German
17 – Blue by A. Ducasse, Classic French
18 – Ginza Sushi Ichi, Omakase
19 – Elements, Modern French
20 – Paste, Royal Thai
21 – Nahm, Modern Thai
22 – Canvas, International Cuisine
23 – Clara, Italian Fine Dining
24 – Cadence by Dan Bark, Progressive American
25 – Suan Thip, Classic Thai

Seeking a little inspiration for where to dine in Bangkok? Luckily, TOP25 Restaurants has just announced the winners of its annual TOP25 Restaurants Awards, highlighting the best restaurants in the city of angels: bit.ly/3ofNk9Y

If you do not see your favorite restaurant on this year’s TOP25 Restaurants list, please click here for its submission.

About TOP25 Restaurants by Travelindex
Travelindex is a content-driven ecosystem for the travel and tourism sectors. Our media group operates an open and free digital platform, connecting directly to millions of people worldwide, providing inspiration and advice for discerning travelers. The TOP25 Restaurants guides leverage the first independent rating system based on artificial intelligence combined with human expertise, to curate a premium selection of restaurants and available dining choices, wherever you are. We bring together the best of all cuisines with every establishment chosen first and foremost for the quality of cooking and service. The annual TOP25 Awards showcase the most outstanding restaurants and the ultimate collection of dining venues.

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Cooling Tower Showcases Japanese Kushikatsu

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Cooling Tower Showcases Japanese Kushikatsu - TRAVELINDEXBangkok, Thailand, July 9, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit showcases Japanese Kushikatsu at Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar Kushikatsu is a Japanese style deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables. Come and try our selection of Crispy Chicken, Pork, Quail Egg, Prawn, Salmon and Champignon mushroom Kushikatsu. Pair them with your favourite drink at Cooling Tower.

THB 420++ per set
Available at Cooling Tower in July – September

Cooling Tower Rooftop Bar
Level 34, Carlton Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit
Monday – Sunday: 5:00 pm – Midnight
Happy Hour: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

For more information or reservations, please contact us at 02 090 7888

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Aloft Bangkok Unveils Savor + Staycation Promotion

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Aloft Bangkok Unveils Savor + Staycation Promotion - TRAVELINDEXBangkok, Thailand, July 9, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Marriott International’s Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 today unveils its latest rooms promotion ‘Savor + Staycation’ allowing guests to staycation in style in the heart of Bangkok with 1-hour free flow drinks, hotel food credit and many more.

Available to stay during Thursday – Monday until 30 September 2022 only, price starts from THB 3,399++ and guest can enjoy daily food credit of THB 500, 1-hour free flow drinks at W XYZ bar during 4 PM until late, 20% off food, beverage & laundry and many more.

Just steps from vibrant attractions, nightlife, clubs and bars, Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 is an urban gem in a stimulating travel destination. The hotel features loft-inspired rooms and suites with tech-smart features, free Wi-Fi, platform beds and panoramic views of the Bangkok cityscape. The prime location on Sukhumvit Road places the excitement of Soi 11 at your doorstep; guest can also take advantage of the free hotel shuttle to the Nana BTS SkyTrain and MRT subway stations for easy access to celebrated attractions.

Guest eligible to use Rao Tiew Duay Gun to benefit from this deal while rediscovering Bangkok at this stunning Sukhumvit hotel, other terms and conditions may apply.

To book this promotion, please visit https://www.marriott.com/offers/savor-staycation-off-51797?propertycode=bkkal

For more information, please call 02 207 7000

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A Zambian Dining Experience at Avani Victoria Falls

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A Zambian Dining Experience at Avani Victoria Falls - TOURISMAFRICA.org - TRAVELINDEXLivingstone, Zambia, July 6, 2022 / TRAVELINDEX / Guests at Avani Victoria Falls Resort can immerse themselves in a truly Zambian dining tradition during a boma dinner at the resort’s African restaurant, Mukuni Boma. Sit under the stars, lounge fireside with a Zambian feast, enjoy live bands, traditional dancing and ground yourself to the beautiful Zambian rituals on the banks of the majestic Zambezi River.

Dining under glow

The setting of the boma dinner depicts a Zambian village where guests sit under the stars and lounge fireside for an authentic boma meal, which is a traditional, open-air African dinner. When walking into the Mukuni Boma, guests are greeted by the tastes, sights, sounds and smells of Africa before being seated and invited to taste the local brew. A four-course menu consisting of Pan African food and game meat on barbeque is then served. An indigenous Zambian dish sure to delight guests is Chikanda, a snack prepared with a tuber of chikanda orchids. The small-sized tubers are dried and pounded, and then combined with a thick mixture of peanuts and dry chili peppers. Chikanda is often referred to as African polony, because of its meat-like consistency. Ifisashi is another popular Zambian meal made with peanuts, tomatoes, onions, and greens such as pumpkin leaves, sweet potato leaves, spinach and collard greens. The ingredients are cooked until the peanut sauce achieves a desired, thick consistency.

The real fun begins after dinner as guests are treated to an interactive traditional African drum show and performances. Traditional singers, djembe drum performers and expert Amakhezi traditional dancers spark the night with vibrant and energetic songs and dance. The engaging and welcoming atmosphere means guests can fully take part in the evening’s festivities by joining the dance and beating the drums to create an unforgettable experience.

Beauty close to the edge

Avani Victoria Falls Resort is situated in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and offers unmatched encounters with the majestic and spectacular Victoria Falls and Zambia’s amazing wildlife. With complimentary and unlimited access to Victoria Falls, guests at the resort can witness one of nature’s greatest treasures throughout their stay. Columns of spray can be seen from miles away and a selection of clearly marked pathways take visitors to different sections of the falls, including vantage points where views of the Eastern Cataract and the Main Falls as well as the Boiling Pot where the river heads down the Batoka Gorge are merely several metres away.

Adventures of a lifetime

The resort’s strategic location and eclectic environment mean the possibilities of recreational activities are endless. Guests can lift their spirit with a scenic adventure on one of the resort’s helicopters tours or microlight flights and marvel at the incredible power of the falls from a different perspective. The exquisite tranquility of the river and the exhilarating thrill of authentic Africa can be experienced by canoeing through the Zambezi River. Rare sights of birds and river wildlife can be spotted as visitors raft down the Zambezi and explore quiet channels. A visit to the historic Livingstone Island provides a one-of-a-kind swim at what feels like the edge of the world in the Devil’s Pool. Panoramic horseback trails take novice and experienced riders along the striking African Bushveld with the exciting possibility of spotting wildlife.

About Avani Hotels & Resorts
Launched in 2011, Avani Hotels is part of the global hospitality group Minor Hotels (BKK: MINT) and was designed for the millennial-minded traveller whose priorities are style, value and comfort. Avani is an upbeat and contemporary hotel concept that delivers the perfect balance, with a focus on good sleep, designed social spaces, locally inspired sustenance and friendly service.

Avani welcomes guests to over 30 properties in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, the United Arab Emirates and Portugal, with a rapidly growing pipeline across Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East.

First published at TravelNewsHub.com – Global Travel News