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Join Thai Celebrity Chef and MasterChef Finalist at Anantara Mai Khao

Join Thai Celebrity Chef and MasterChef Finalist at Anantara Mai Khao

Phuket (Thailand) – September 25, 2018 (travelindex) – Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas is thrilled to be hosting Thailand’s very own Chef Nawamin Pinpathomrat for two nights of private dining and one cooking class in October. Chef Nawamin gained international celebrity when he became a finalist in the 2018 season of MasterChef UK with his uniquely Thai dishes.

A qualified medical doctor studying and conducting research at Oxford, it was Nawamin’s passion for cooking that brought him to the MasterChef kitchen. His “crab dance” caught everyone’s eye, but his crab curry enthralled the judge’s taste buds. Chef Nawamin now brings his delightful take on Thai flavours to Anantara Mai Khao. Anantara Mai Khao’s La Sala, featuring southern Thai cuisine, is the perfect venue to showcase Chef Nawamin’s specialities born from his experiences cooking with his grandmother in southern Thailand.

On Friday, 19 October, and Saturday, 20 October, guests can savour a five-course private dinner meticulously crafted by Chef Nawamin. Diners will discover the flavours that inspire these whimsical names: Grandma’s Garden (beef carpaccio and burnt aubergine salad), Wedding Ring (pan-seared scallops, oysters, and shimeji mushrooms), Anatomy of Crab (crab prepared four ways), Land of Smiles (Macadamia-encrusted sea bass), Swan Lake (sticky rice with Thai coconut custard).

On Saturday 20 October, Chef Nawamin will share tips and techniques as he takes a cooking class through creating two signature dishes. Starting with Kanom Jeap Nok (Bird-shaped dumplings), the class will learn how to make the dish crab in yellow curry.

There are only 20 places available for each night’s dinner at THB 7,500++ per person and only 15 places for Saturday’s cooking class at THB 7,500++ per person, so reservations are highly recommended.

A luxury stay and exclusive dining experience package available at starting rate THB 17,300+++ per night.

Package includes:
– Daily breakfast for two persons at La Sala Restaurant
– One dining experience OR one cooking class for two persons
– Round-trip airport transfers by Mercedes Benz E220

Terms and Conditions
– Above rate is subject to 10% service charge, applicable 7% government tax and 1% provincial tax.
– The rate quoted is per night per 2 persons, subject to availability, seasonal variations and change without notice.
– Rate noted above is based on recent currency exchange data. The rate indicated on your
confirmation is in the official hotel currency and will be charged at that rate on check-out.
– Minimum 3 nights’ consecutive stay required
– Offer available only from 19 to 21 October 2018 (3 nights inclusive)

For more information or to reserve your place, call +076 336 100 or email

About Anantara Hotels & Resorts:
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 35 stunning hotel and properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Portugal, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East, Africa and South America. The brand’s premier vacation ownership programme, Anantara Vacation Club, extends the opportunity to own a share in the Anantara experience with a portfolio of 8 luxurious Club Resorts as well as travel privileges at partner resorts and hotels worldwide.

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