BANYAN TREE PHUKET is celebrating this festive season with pop-up dinners, picnics, live entertainment and a host of activities are crafted with special care to create unique memorable experiences.
It all begins with a Christmas Eve Signature Sunday Brunch, the season promises to be an exceptional celebration filled, with fine wine and spectacular cuisines, as well as flutes of quality Champagne to make each day a magical one and bid adieu to 2017.
A sampling of the culinary offerings in store for you:
The celebration begins early on the day of Christmas Eve with a brunch at The Watercourt with a selection of fresh seafood, sushi & sashimi, fine cheese, Italian charcuterie and much more. Diners will get the chance to savour a luxurious feast as The Watercourt plays host to a Christmas Eve Celebration Buffet Dinner.
The feast will include antipasti, traditional Christmas favourites, Asian delights and heavenly desserts. Guests wishing for a quieter more exclusive dining experience can delight their palates at Tre with a carefully-crafted five-course set dinner overlooking the tranquil lagoon with live melodic saxophone background music.
Christmas day starts with a Christmas brunch at The Watercourt. In contrast, guests can also opt to relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life by grabbing a bicycle and taking their loved ones to a private nook around our 88 acre resort for a private Prosecco-paired picnic lunch on Christmas Day. The evening is all about intimacy and sacred family time as guests have the choice of impressing their loved ones with an exclusive in-villa BBQ with a private chef cooking up a bespoke grilled meal.
Those seeking an even more exclusive and romantic dinner can opt for a Destination Dining experience. The couple will be the only ones on a floating dining platform in the middle of the tranquil lagoon or aboard the Sanya Rak, Banyan Tree Phuket’s traditional long tail boat.
The build-up for New Year’s Eve offers even more with a richly satisfying poolside Barbeque on Boxing Day. This is followed by a four-day Dining Matters Series with four different chefs from Banyan Tree Phuket’s culinary team showcasing their talent at our terrace: Executive Chef Ian, winner of Iron Chef Thailand 2015, brings back on Dec.27 the same recipes that won him the title.
Executive Sous Chef Kreaton underlines innovation within cuisine on Dec. 28 with a five-course degustation dinner. On Dec.29, Thai Sous Chef unravels the secrets of Thai cuisine. Japanese Master chef Shiraishi Kikuo brings the series to an end on 30 December with a delectable four-course dinner which his experience of over 50 years encapsulate
The Watercourt returns to the spotlight on the final eve of the year with The New Year’s Eve Gala Party Jet Set. Beginning at 7 p.m. with a bubbly reception and canapés, followed by a full swing feast prepared at several live cooking stations. Guests will dance the night away to the tunes of the live band, as well as the eclectic blend of beats spun by a professional DJ. As the clock strikes midnight, there will be on display of fireworks.
For a slightly quieter New Year’s celebration, Saffron will hold its New Yearâ€™s Eve Fabulous Thai Dinner, starting with cocktails at 7p.m.. Guests will enjoy a sensational Thai buffet throughout the evening, along with Saffron’s world-class ambience and hospitality. Guests can also kick-off the New Year with a private chef cooking up a BBQ meal in the privacy of your villa.
The holiday cheer will continue throughout New Year’s Day with The Watercourtâ€™s first brunch of 2018, the lavish late and expansive meal allows the guests to wake up late without missing out on any of the fun (THB 3,500). The festivities will wrap up later in the day with dinner at Tre to kick off the New Year with a bang.