Dining Destinations October 2019
C O N T E N T S October 2019
04| Seven Seas Restaurant 06| The Cliff Bar & Grill Chinese 07| Pagoda Restaurant
08| Park Society
09| The Peppertree 10| JÙ BĂO XUĀN 11| The Beach Grill 12| AMUZ Gourmet 13| Brasserie de Paris 14| Pearl Dragon 15| YET-SEN MANSION
16| Tudore Tranquility Blue by Jereme 17| China Leung
18| K Restaurant
19| Wakatipu Grill 20| Aqua Restaurant 21| The River Room Restaurant
22| Gloria 1937 23| Ottepel 24| Pod Nosem 25| Restaurant PRIVO 26| Skyline Rooftop Bar 27| Nagai Restaurant Ibiza
28| Esperisma Bar-Restaurant 29| Herbert Samuel 30| Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant
31| Nama 32| Teatro
Seven Seas Restaurant
Pimalai Resort & Spa Co., Ltd, Krabi - Thailand The Seven Seas Wine Bar & Restaurant is an awarded restaurant, nominated for many consecutive years as “Best Restaurant in Thailand” by the internationally recognized Tatler Guide. Seven Seas is located on the hillside, with breath-taking views of the bay, and offers gourmet dining, either at the outdoor terrace under a starry sky, or in the relaxed interior of the restaurant. At Seven Seas you can enjoy European style cuisine, prepared with the freshest and finest produce flown in from around the world. It is also a great venue for pre-dinner drinks while watching a memorable sunset. Dress is casual smart - no flip-flops, sport shorts, or singlets – especially
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The Cliff Bar & Grill Koh Samui - Thailand
The Cliff Bar and Grill has been in business since 2004, and is proud to always source the highest quality products. Being it food or beverage, in turn striving to give their customers a great dining experience whilst in their care. With numerous accolades, such as being recognised as Thailandâ€™s Best Restaurant 9 times since 2005 by Thailand Tatler, as well as awards from Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards and Wine Spectator. Be sure to visit and discover why at the Cliff.
www.thecliffsamui.com 6 | October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations
Pagoda Chinese Restaurant
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queenâ€™s Park, Bangkok - Thailand
Pagoda Chinese Restaurant is situated in the Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queenâ€™s Park Hotel. The interior design is inspired by the structure that gives the restaurant its name; the pagoda, which in China stands for power and wealth. This was an important part of every ancient Chinese royal household, as the emperors developed grand pagodas to display their power. This classical Chinese interior design also incorporates dragons, which are believed to bring good fortune to all patrons. Pagoda serves authentic Cantonese cuisine with premium ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible. Some of the spices and seasonings that are not available in Thailand are imported directly from their native sources in Hong Kong and China. Pagoda also serves many other delicious delicacies, including delectable dim sum, sumptuous steamed dumplings, perfect prawn spring rolls and pork buns, and sticky barbecued pork, all prepared in a classical yet contemporary Cantonese style. These timeless dishes can be enjoyed alongside a selection of premium Chinese teas.
bangkokmarriottmarquisqueenspark.com/dining/pagoda-chinese-restaurant/ Luxury Dining Destinations | October 2019 | 7
Park Society SO Sofitel Bangkok, Bangkok - Thailand As part of the ongoing evolution of Bangkok’s culinary scene, SO Sofitel Bangkok stays on top of the hospitality game with Park Society recalibrating its menu of “Modern Fine Dining with Asian Influence” to encapsulate the experiences and gastronomic ethos of its head chef Joost Bijster. An “infusion of global cultures” is one of the main directives of Park Society’s menu. Borrowing the best from all the countries he has visited – including those in North and South America, Caribbean, North Africa, Europe and Asia – Park Society’s Chef Joost creates dishes that are layered in texture and flavor with a certain depth and complexity. Park Society has upped the ante by creating a chic and eclectic space where guests are encouraged to take their time, share some laughs, soak up the ambience and have an unforgettable evening wining and dining in style.
www.so-sofitel-bangkok.com/wine-dine/park-society/ 8 | October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations
La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc, MGallery by Sofitel, Phu Quoc - Vietnam
The Peppertree Restaurant is a must-visit place for an unforgettable meal on Phu Quoc Island. Fragrant Phú Quốc pepper and the island’s prized tangy fish sauce inspire an artful blend of authentic local and French cuisine. Carefully prepared by the award-winning chefs, The Peppertree’s menu takes you on an interesting culinary journey. Start off with a signature, the La Veranda Tasting of Spring Rolls, infused with more than a century of royal history from Madame Thanh’s fish sauce. The Beef Tenderloin is equally endearing with a local twist, served with seasonal hand-chosen vegetables and Peppercorn Sauce made with Phu Quoc pepper. While you soak in the romantic ocean views and cooling sea breeze, complete your journey of fine cuisine with Madame Catherine’s own num sang kya l’peou, a light coconut custard with pumpkin. Visit The Peppertree for a true fine-dining experience. A meal here is marked only by the freshness of every single ingredient, leaving diners crying out for more.
laverandaresorts.com/restaurants-bars-2/the-peppertree/ Luxury Dining Destinations | October 2019 | 9
JÙ BĂO XUĀN The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam Located at the center of the five-star integrated resort, The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Ju Bao Xuan is the perfect place for couples and families to relax while enjoying stunning views of the beach, the coconut trees and the phenomenal water fountain at night. Ju Bao Xuan is home to classic Cantonese cuisine with innovative flourishes and seasonal specialties. Immerse yourself in a handcrafted dim sum menu plus a variety of main course specialties and desserts. Ju Bao Xuan passionately value their authentic dishes and achieve the high standard with well-honed culinary skills and premium ingredients. Talented chefs and staff at Ju Bao Xuan work with heart and passion to offer exclusive private dining options plus beautiful panoramic views of the Ho Tram Beach. Let’s reserve a seat and have a personalized and special experience with Ju Bao Xuan now!
thegrandhotram.com/dining/ju-bao-xuan/ 10 |October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations
The Beach Grill
The Ritz-Carlton, Bali - Indonesia
Overlooking palm-fringed white sands lapped by the Indian Ocean, The Beach Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is the epitome of tropical contemporary design. An elegant dining room offers unrestricted views over the sparkling blue ocean, with fold back glass doors allowing a gentle sea breeze. Sofa-style seating on the lawn provides an idyllic al fresco setting just metres from the beach – perfect for sunset sangria or star-lit after dinner cocktails. Savour the bounty of Bali’s fresh fare, as just-caught seafood and grilled temptations are served against a spectacular backdrop. Signature dishes include the chef ’s tuna ceviche, Wagyu carpaccio, prawn spaghetti, salt and pepper lobster and stuffed quail. A thoughtfully conceptualized tasting menu showcases scallop and lobster linguine alongside seasonal delights, while the grill menu features rack of lamb and Angus beef striploin. Laid back lunches are a chance to soak up the views and the tropical ambience but as darkness falls The Beach Grill transforms into a glamorous candle lit affair with a sophisticated menu and service to match.
www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/indonesia/bali/dining/the-beach-grill Luxury Dining Destinations | October 2019 | 11
AMUZ Gourmet Jakarta - Indonesia Located at the corner of the second floor of the Energy Building in the Central Business District of Jakarta, Amuz guarantees guests an elegant and luxurious dining experience. With its contemporary romantic, chic Parisian interior, featuring Eiffel Tower-inspired iron works, a unique teardrop chandelier as well as original paintings created by some of Indonesiaâ€™s most renowned artists, Amuz exclusive interior, is setting the scene. With over twenty yearsâ€™ experience in French cuisine, Chef Gilles Marx is leading the Amuz culinary team to assure guests a unique dining experience. Amuz promises perfect execution, an ever-changing menu following the best seasonal products available in markets around the world, exclusive desserts, fine wines and quality service.
www.amuzgourmet.com 12 |October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations
Brasserie de Paris The Legend Palace Macau - Macau This Parisian-themed restaurant is inspired by Monte Carlo and features high-class international cuisine in both its buffet and Ă la carte menu selections.
legendpalace.com.mo/en/dining/the-grand-palace/ Luxury Dining Destinations | October 2019 | 13
Pearl Dragon Studio City, Macau - Macau
Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant, Pearl Dragon, situated in Studio City, Macau, offers a refined taste of China complemented by sophisticated interior dĂŠcor. With culinary maestro Chef Lam Yuk Ming at the helm, the experienced and talented team delights and surprises with signature dishes featuring delicacies such as abalone and birdâ€™s nest, as well as innovative creations that is unique in its kind, and only available at the Pearl Dragon.
www.studiocity-macau.com/en/dining/detail/pearl-dragon 14 | October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations
YET-SEN MANSION Taichung - Taiwan
Yet-Sen uses old American Military Housing to recreate a 20th century old Shanghai atmosphere, as well as combining Chinese and Western style in the mansion. This unpretentious luxury restaurant strives constantly to develop a deep relationship with every guest and treat them like family. Finding haute material and local food to create every dish, the chef ’s team uses innovative ideas to bring some new flavour to your table. Guests are usually pleasantly surprised by what they experience. Their focus is not only on maximizing the guest’s enjoyment, they are also committed to maintaining their family’s gastronomic standard. With every dining experience, guests become family!
www.yet-sen.com.tw Luxury Dining Destinations | October 2019 | 15
Tudore Tranquility Tokyo - Japan
Tudore Tranquility is in a residential area near Yoyogi Park, offering creative plant-based cuisine in a luxurious setting. The exquisitely arranged dishes are infused with an intricate mixture of flavors, created through the use of herbs and spices which complement each other. Soft lighting, soothing music, fresh flowers and abstract art combine to create an elegant atmosphere. The 8-course dinner features palate cleansers and naturally sweetened fruit and vegetable based desserts. The wine list includes vegan wines.
www.tudoretranquility.com 16 | October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations
China Blue by Jereme Leung
Conrad Manila, Pasay City - Philippines
China Blue by Jereme Leung situated in Conrad Manila, Philippines, presents a modern interpretation of traditional Chinese cuisine. A first for a Chinese restaurant in the Philippines to partner with a celebrity chef; China Blue by Jereme Leung elevates the local dining experience to new heights with the restaurantâ€™s tastefully authentic dishes coupled with plush modern interiors, featuring the signature blue chandeliers, local artworks and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer glittering panoramic bay views. An award-winning and renowned chef in the culinary industry, Jereme Leung is hailed as one of the most creative Asian pioneers of modern Chinese cuisine, blending it perfectly with classical Chinese dishes. Hong Kong-born, Leung has made his rounds as a Chinese executive chef in luxury hotels around Asia and has been instrumental in curating various restaurant and menu concepts.
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Australia & Oceania
K Restaurant Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort - French Polynesia Restaurant K is situated in the Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, offering a mythical sight of the lagoon and of the island of Tahiti. Enjoy the world class cuisine K Restaurant offers in an intimate and romantic setting whilst enjoying a Polynesian dance show, called Te Vahine The Woman.
sofitel-moorea-iaora.com/k/ 18|October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations
Australia & Oceania
Wakatipu Grill Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa - New Zealand
Wakatipu Grill is Queenstown’s ultimate lakeside dining destination. This is a luxury dining experience set on the shores of the glistening Lake Wakatipu with a magnificent mountain backdrop. Impeccable service from expert team members, local and seasonal produce, an extensive wine list and cosy fireplaces make Wakatipu Grill the perfect setting for any culinary occasion. In the bar, be tempted by the expert mixologist’s unique cocktail creations or an exceptional vintage from the 1000-strong wine cellar which places a keen focus on Otago’s best winemakers. Linger on the generous terrace and enjoy lake views, clear air, and a decadent outdoor fire pit.
www.kawarauvillage.com/wakatipugrill Luxury Dining Destinations | October 2019 | 19
Aqua Restaurant Dublin - Ireland Aqua Restaurant has the best restaurant views in Dublin, Ireland. Serving mouth-watering seafood from local waters in a first floor dining room overlooking the water. The picturesque working fishing village of Howth offers visitors a choice of scenic walks, boat trips, shopping or historical sites to enjoy before or after dining. Howth is just a short 20-minute drive from Dublin City Centre or a 30-minute train ride on the local DART. The Aqua dining room has floor to ceiling windows offering a majestic view over the water to Irelandâ€™s Eye a stunning uninhabited island or over the bustling fishing harbour. Always included on the Aqua menu is the finest fish from the daily local catch. Howth lobster is a favourite speciality or Irish reared beef or lamb served with seasonal vegetables or salads from the Aqua kitchen garden. A truly memorable dining experience awaits with the combination of seriously good food, in a room with a view.
https://aqua.ie 20| October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations
The River Room Restaurant Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, Ballymena - United Kingdom
The River Room Restaurant embodies the ethos of Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort through its menu selection offering a unique and memorable dining experience. It is one of four restaurants in Northern Ireland to be awarded 3 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence. Head Chef Chris Rees creates dishes that are true to the ingredients, showcasing local artisan producers with menus that change daily. The dishes are packed with seasonal ingredients, sourced from carefully selected local suppliers and the Resort’s very own kitchen garden, all imaginatively served to complement an extensive wine list – a perfect dining experience for the serious foodie. The River Room Conservatory is also home to The Resort’s Gin Bar and has one of the most extensive and exclusive gin menus in the country. You are invited to experience an innovative array of classic and bespoke cocktails in this unforgettable setting.
www.galgorm.com/river-room.html Luxury Dining Destinations | October 2019 | 21
Gloria 1937 Tallinn - Estonia Gloria Restaurant has served the hospitality industry well over the past 70 years. This magic number stands for hundreds of thousands of memorable taste experiences, with VIP visits from Prince Charles, John Paul II, The Rolling Stones and Sting to mention a few. Gloria is innovative in form, but conservative in essence, always offering the best from Estonian nature and its four versatile seasons.
www.gloria.ee 22 | October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations
Ottepel Moscow - Russia With exquisite interiors from the year 1956, picturesque views and an author’s kitchen – the team of Ottepel invites one to appreciate the design of the reconstructed historical pavilion and to enjoy the ingenious dishes. Ottepel is a restaurant with history that stems back during the time during the overhauled pavilion “Silkworm breeding.” The open bricklaying, big panoramic windows and monumental colonnades have been preserved as part of the detailed interior design, as a reminder of their history. The menu boasts dishes of the modern kitchen: Taiga Pelmeni, Adjoin Burgers and French fries are served with confit duck leg and apricot in caramel. Do not rush to reject such unusual combinations, but rather appreciate the unique and wonderful flavours. Ottepel is worth a try!
https://www.ottepel-restoran.ru/ Luxury Dining Destinations | October 2019 | 23
Pod Nosem Kanonicza 22, Krakรณw - Poland Pod Nosem is an elegant and beautifully designed restaurant located on the ground floor of the historical tenement house at Kanonicza 22. Here you can treat yourself to traditional Polish cuisine with a modern twist, while enjoying the atmosphere of the Old Town. The mould of Polish hospitality is broken by offering light original cuisine. The carefully selected menu at Pod Nosem is changed every month to provide best quality of seasonal products. The original compositions of tastes are sure to satisfy even the most demanding guests.
www.kanonicza22.com 24| October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations
Restaurant PRIVO Hotel PRIVO, Mures - Romania
PRIVO Restaurant is the place where guests can relish their senses with exquisite, carefully selected dishes and drinks. The elegant ambience and culinary culture propose an international fine dining interpretation using the best ingredients and local flavors. The Team at PRIVO pays special attention to bring to guestsâ€™ table various dishes that complete the experience of design and space. Guests can enjoy a fabulous lunch, dinner or wine and food pairings in the minimalist restaurant, in the quietness of the interior garden, or they can retreat in the intimate space of the PRIVO wine cellar. Balanced, eclectic and elegant, the restaurant is defined by its transparent walls and opens to the outdoor terrace of the interior court, offering a unique sight to the city of Targu Mures and the hotel park.
www.privo.ro/ Luxury Dining Destinations | October 2019 | 25
Skyline Rooftop Bar Hilton Molino Stucky Venice - Italy
The exclusive Skyline Rooftop Bar, on the eighth floor of the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, is one of the coolest and most evocative rooftop bars in Venice and in Italy. Its two terraces overlooking the Venetian lagoon offer breath-taking panoramic views - described by Lonely Planet as “the best over Venice” – that stretches from the Giudecca Island to Saint Mark’s Bell Tower. Open both to guests of the Hotel and external visitors, Skyline Bar is a not-to-be-missed spot when visiting the magical city of Venice. Let the expert Skyline bartenders guide you in choosing the cocktail that represents you the most- ranging from a selection of 21 signature cocktails forming part of the newly renovated Skyline Signature Cocktail Menu. The Menu is a tribute to the art of creating Signature Cocktails and hints at the art world are given by the unique palette-shaped menu and by the colour scale that dominates the order in which cocktails are presented. Each creation is defined by a dominant feature: from the evocative “stardust” to the “firm” Smokerita, which is one of Gabriele’s first creations since he arrived at Skyline, and also one of his favourites. “I love this cocktail because it reminds me of the beginning of my career abroad, in particular of the several years I spent in California and Mexico. I really like the taste of tequila and a touch of smokiness paired with Scotch Whisky. I also have very good memories tied to it, as it was created as a reinterpretation of a classic Mexican drink for an internal Hilton competition”. Gabriele Cusimano and his team of bartenders invite you to join them at Skyline Rooftop Bar for some quality time in good company. You will discover that the view is not the only extraordinary thing at Skyline Rooftop Bar!
www3.hilton.com 26 | October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations
Nagai Restaurant Ibiza
Ibiza - Spain
Nagai boasts contemporary Japanese Cuisine with the chef â€™s fusion creations served in an old farmhouse with terrace and garden, featuring artworks, murals and soft music. Set in the heart of the beautiful Ibiza countryside, Nagai is a romantic and authentic setting for food-lovers and is sure to delight even the most demanding palate.
www.nagairestaurant.com Luxury Dining Destinations | October 2019 | 27
Esperisma Bar-Restaurant Athina Luxury Suites, Santorini - Greece
Perched high above the water and situated next to Athina Luxury Suites, Esperisma combines breath-taking views with an incredible menu to satisfy any palate. At Esperisma, there is a continuous strive towards culinary innovation and creativity to offer the guests an unforgettable gastronomic experience. The Mediterranean and Greek cuisine is inspired by the freshest local ingredients available, and Chef Zacharakis is a master in creating delectable dishes that delight guests. From fresh, vibrant salads and main dishes made with the highest quality meats and seafood, to decadent desserts- every bite is designed to impress. At Esperisma, it is believed that the menu is rivalled only by the setting. The Greek Isles have long been known as some of the most beautiful places on earth, and Santorini is the jewel of the Aegean Sea. When in Santorini, a visit to Esperisma is more than just a meal - it is the opportunity to partake in an unforgettable culinary affair in an amazing setting.
www.esperisma.com/ 28 | October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations
The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya - Israel
In the corner of the luxurious lobby at the Ritz Carlton Herzliya, lies the “Herbert Samuel” kosher chef restaurant, conducted by the talented chef Mor Cohen. The restaurant offers a unique culinary experience in a Mediterranean atmosphere, with an open kitchen, overlooking Herzliya’s Marina and the Mediterranean Sea. The menu is based on local ingredients and according to the seasons of the year, carefully selected daily by the chef and his team. These ingredients provide inspiration for a menu combining Mediterranean dishes, along with flavours from all around the world. In the relaxed atmosphere at “Herbert Samuel” and the clean-line design, you can experience strong flavours of fine food and wine, along with meticulous, pleasant and inviting service
www.ritzcarlton.com Luxury Dining Destinations | October 2019 | 29
Al Dawaar Revolving Restaurant Hyatt Regency Dubai - United Arab Emirates Experience Al Dawaar, Dubaiâ€™s only rooftop, revolving restaurant and lounge, situated in the Hyatt Regency Dubai. Al Dawaar combines culinary excellence with panoramic 360-degree views of the cityâ€™s skyline, Burj Khalifa, creek, and the sea. Enjoy live kitchen dining in a chic, tropical colonial setting or treat yourself to a handcrafted cocktail at the lounge.
www.hyatt.com 30| October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations
InterContinental Fujairah Resort, United Arab Emirates Located on the ground floor of the InterContinental Fujairah Resort, Nama Global Dining is a spacious, naturally lit all-day restaurant known for its extensive themed buffets and unique experiences that is an ode to global gastronomy. Combining the best elements from the worlds of art and flavour, the food at Nama Global Dining tastes as delicious as it looks. This flagship restaurant brings together culinary perfection with the best ingredients and techniques from around the world with a Levantine twist. The outdoor patio allows guests to dine while enjoying captivating panoramas of the Indian Ocean. Start the day on the right note with a delectable international buffet, and for lunch and dinner, dig into the delicious buffets or an Ă la carte menu. Fuel your thirst for adventure and satiate those wanderlust goals with a trip for your taste buds across the globe at Nama Global Dining, home to irresistible fare.
https://www.intercontinentalfujairah.com/dining Luxury Dining Destinations | October 2019 | 31
Teatro Sundus Rotana Hotel, Muscat - Oman Teatro - where Eastern cooking meets Western cuisine - an award winning concept and a signature upscale restaurant. An open kitchen, cooking stations and different cuisine counters add flair to Muscatâ€™s hottest new place to be seen. A dedicated sushi bar, pizza oven, open-kitchen duck oven and two tandoor ovens showcase the variety of fusion available. A convivial atmosphere, exquisite cuisine and culinary performances will satisfy the most discerning diners. Teatro offers both indoor and outdoor seating options.
www.rotana.com 32 |October 2019 | Luxury Dining Destinations