Dining Out 7 minutes 02 November 2023

Three MICHELIN Star Visits, PRU's Fresh Look, Eastern Thai Cuisine Launch, and Other Updates from MICHELIN Restaurants

Find the most recent updates and culinary offerings from MICHELIN Guide restaurants in Thailand.

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Prior to the upcoming announcement of the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2024, restaurants in Thailand continue to unveil exciting new menus, with world-class chefs also flocking to Thailand. Additionally, there are a few upcoming special dinners featuring top global chefs.

Let's see what's new to try this November!

PRU 2.0 is now opened. (© PRU)
PRU 2.0 is now opened. (© PRU)

PRU’s new home with the PRU 2.0 tasting menu
Chef Jimmy Ophorst's creativity has outgrown the original PRU, the one MICHELIN Star and MICHELIN Green Star restaurant in the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023. The only star restaurant in Phuket has expanded its horizons and has now reopened with a refreshed identity, PRU 2.0.

The newly renovated establishment now stands at the entrance of Trisara Resort. The space has been redesigned to include a welcoming drinks area before ascending to the second floor, where you're greeted by ocean views and a glorious sunset as you enter the dining room with its expansive windows and a herb garden nearby. Here, guests can revel in the spacious open kitchen, where the Dutch chef eagerly engages in conversations with diners. This fosters dialogues and offers the kitchen team an opportunity to proudly display the ingredients, meticulously sourced from all over Thailand.

Furthermore, the chef also celebrates the reopening dining spot with a reimagining of the menu, featuring locally sourced ingredients and produce from PRU's own organic farm. Get ready to be amazed by the combination of king of fruits with Thai seafood, razor clams infused with tea leaves, squid paired with blue cheese, and more.

PRU 2.0 tasting menu is priced at THB 6,900++ per person, or enhance your experience with wine pairing at THB 5,000++ per person, or opt for the alcohol-free pairing at THB 2,500++ per person.

Location: Trisara Resort, 60/1 Moo 6, Sri Soonthorn Road, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket. For reservations or more information, contact +66 7668 3344.


Chef Hari Nayak's creations at Jhol. (© Jhol)
Chef Hari Nayak's creations at Jhol. (© Jhol)

Latest menu from Jhol
Jhol, an Indian restaurant recommended in the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023, introduces a new tasting menu crafted by Chef Hari Nayak. Inspired by the vast coastal regions of India, stretching over 7,000 kilometers, each with its distinct dining style, this menu features a range of innovative dishes. Highlights include crab with pineapple, Pannipuri, Croquette Beetroot stuffed with lentils, Dosai filled with minced lamb and served with coconut curry leaves, Kerala-style fish curry, grilled lamb ribs with rice and mashed potatoes, and more.

The new tasting menu is priced at THB 1,999++ per person.

Location: 7/2 Sukhumvit 18, Klong Toey, Klong Toey, Bangkok Thailand. For reservations or more information, please call +66 2 004 7174.

Don't miss a special dinner by Chef Mauro Colagreco and Chef Julien Royer. (© Côte by Mauro Colagreco, Odette)
Don't miss a special dinner by Chef Mauro Colagreco and Chef Julien Royer. (© Côte by Mauro Colagreco, Odette)

Three MICHELIN Star Mirazur meets Odette at Côte by Mauro Colagreco
Chef Mauro Colagreco has returned to the 2023 one MICHELIN Star Côte by Mauro Colagreco in Bangkok. The chef of Mirazur, a three MICHELIN Star and MICHELIN Green Star-awarded restaurant together with Chef Julien Royer from a three MICHELIN Star Odette in Singapore is to collaborate in creating a blend of Mediterranean flavours with modern French cooking techniques. They will be joined by Sommelier Sabino Iacobone, the new Head Sommelier, to present a wine-pairing experience.

Mirazur x Odette dinner will take place from 30 November to 1 December 2023. The Carte Blanche 9-course menu is priced at THB 12,000++ per person, or you can enhance the experience with a wine pairing for THB 6,000++ per person.

Location: 2nd Floor, Capella Bangkok 300/2 Charoen Krung Road, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok. For reservation, call +66 2098 3818.


Simon Rogan to open his first restaurant in Thailand. (© Aulis, Simon Rogan)
Simon Rogan to open his first restaurant in Thailand. (© Aulis, Simon Rogan)

Simon Rogan to open Aulis, a restaurant aiming for sustainability in Phang-Nga
Phuket remains a hotspot for culinary transformations, with its journey beginning when Iniala Beach House was transformed into a culinary destination, marked by the arrival of chef Eneko Atxa from a three-MICHELIN Star Azurmendi to open Aziamendi years ago. Later, Chef Tim Butler from Eat Me took over and rebranded it as Esenzi. The latest chef to leave a mark at the same spot is Simon Rogan, a British advocate of the Farm-to-Table concept. He is now preparing to launch Aulis Phuket in Phang-Nga, featuring a chef's table with 15 seats located right in front of the kitchen. The restaurant places a strong emphasis on utilising local ingredients from Thailand and Asia region to elevate the dining experience. Chef Giacomo Primante, who previously worked at the three MICHELIN Star restaurant Mirazur in France and Benu in San Francisco, is to lead the kitchen.

Aulis Phuket will be open for service starting from December 2023, with a tasting menu priced at THB 6,000++ per person.

Location: Iniala Beach House, Tambon Khok Kloi, Amphoe Takua Thung, Phang-Nga. For reservations or more information, please call +66 0 7645 1456.

Latest from Blackitch Artisan Kitchen. (© Blackitch Artisan Kitchen)
Latest from Blackitch Artisan Kitchen. (© Blackitch Artisan Kitchen)

Monsoon Harvest Delights tasting menu at Blackitch Artisan Kitchen
Chef Phanuphol 'Black' Bulsuwan, renowned for his culinary expertise at Blackitch Artisan Kitchen, a restaurant featured in the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023, invites diners on a delightful journey through a menu focused on seasonal ingredients. This menu encompasses a diverse selection of rice varieties and ingredients sourced from the country's hills, rivers, and seas, demonstrating a dedication to fully utilizing every element while promoting local products. This culinary experience allows diners to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the rich tapestry of regional, indigenous ingredients. Sample dishes include shrimp with water spinach, seafood with marigold, and free-range chicken with winter vegetables.

The 'Seasonal Bliss' tasting menu is priced at THB 2,590++ per person.

Location: 27/1 Nimmanhaemin Soi 7 Road, Suthep, Chiang Mai. For reservations or more information, please call +66 8 1881 9144.


A homey eatery opened in Chiang Mai. (© Krua Supanniga by Khunyai Somsie)
A homey eatery opened in Chiang Mai. (© Krua Supanniga by Khunyai Somsie)

Krua Supanniga by Khunyai Somsie opens in Chiang Mai
Krua Supanniga by Khunyai Somsie, a MICHELIN-listed restaurant in Khon Kaen, is to bring authentic flavours of the Northeastern Thai region (Isan) with family recipes passed down through generations for over a century to the San Pee Sua sub-district in Chiang Mai.

Krua Supanniga by Khunyai Somsie is to open on 15 November 2023.

Location: 105 Soi Nong Khiew, Ban Pa Khoy Nuea, San Pee Sua, Mueang, Chiang Mai. For reservations or more information, please call +66 8 3435 4668.

A new menu at Burapa. (© Burapa)
A new menu at Burapa. (© Burapa)

Burapa launches a new Eastern Thai lunch set menu
Burapa, the Bib Gourmand-awarded restaurant from the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023, invites you to explore the flavours of Thailand's Eastern region through their new set lunch menu. The set includes salads, curries, rice dishes, and desserts, served with your choice of tea or coffee. Highlights range from their spicy catfish chilli relish with crispy-fried catfish or chicken red curry with a unique blend of Eastern. Thai flavours. The dishes are best enjoyed with mango salad with crispy catfish and young coconut soup, or their pork jowl chilli relish with lemongrass-grilled pork.

The set lunch is priced at THB 590++ per person and is available every day except Mondays from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM.

Location: 26 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok. For reservations or more information, please call +66 2 012 1423.


Don't miss a chance to visit hom for this special collaboration. (© hom)
Don't miss a chance to visit hom for this special collaboration. (© hom)

Meet David Zilber at hom in Phuket
David Zilber, the fermentation expert from Noma, is coming to Phuket to lead a masterclass and collaborate on an evening meal at hom, a restaurant freshly featured in the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023. For those interested in the art and science of food fermentation, don't miss the workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the chef and receive insights and secrets about the fermentation process during a 2-hour masterclass. The event also includes special snacks and commemorative souvenirs.

The Dinner Extravaganza, featuring a 10-course meal, will take place on 9-12 November 2023. The price is THB 6,000++ per person or THB 8,750++ per person including wine pairing. The Masterclass with David Zilber is held on 10-11 November 2023. The cost for the masterclass is THB 10,000++ per person.

Location: InterContinental Phuket Resort, 333, 333/3 Moo 3, Kamala Beach, Tambon Kamala, Amphoe Kathu, Phuket. For reservations or more information, please call +66 076 629 956.

Chef Michelle Koh and Chef Top Russell of Mia will be cooking with Chef Andrew Martin. (© Mia)
Chef Michelle Koh and Chef Top Russell of Mia will be cooking with Chef Andrew Martin. (© Mia)

Mia chefs meet Chef Andrew Martin
Mia, a modern European-style restaurant featured in the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023, is preparing to host a culinary dinner event called "Friends of Mia - Next Gen" in collaboration with Chef Andrew Martin. They will present an 8-course tasting menu that combines traditional and modern culinary techniques, including collaborative dishes between the two restaurants.

The "Friends of Mia - Next Gen" dinner event will take place on 8 November 2023. The price is THB 3,950++ per person, or you can opt for an additional wine pairing at THB 5,900++ per person.

Location: 30 Soi Attha Kawi 1, Rama IV Road, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok. For reservations or more information, contact +66 9 8862 9659.


Chef Rick Dingen at Pru Jampa Farm. (© Jampa)
Chef Rick Dingen at Pru Jampa Farm. (© Jampa)

Local Roots Market by Jampa
Jampa, a restaurant awarded the MICHELIN Green Star in the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023, is organising the Local Roots Market. This event brings local small-scale farmers and producers together, allowing them to connect with food enthusiasts and shoppers. Come to enjoy fresh produce, creatively crafted food, snacks, and beverages, all produced under sustainable principles. The event also includes fun activities such as DIY tie-dye, cooking demonstrations, coffee art showcases, mocktail crafting, wellness massages, and the sale of skincare and body care products. The kids' corner and more await you at this lively gathering.

The 'Local Roots Market by Jampa' takes place on 4 November 2023, from 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM, and admission is free of charge.

Location: The Community House 46/6 Moo 3, Trewananda, Tambon Thepkrasattri, Amphoe Thalang, Phuket. For reservations or more information, contact +66 7 6342 1222.

A popular Thai chef meets a Swiss culinary giant. (© Anuwat Senivansa Na Ayudhya/ MICHELIN Guide Thailand, IGNIV Bangkok)
A popular Thai chef meets a Swiss culinary giant. (© Anuwat Senivansa Na Ayudhya/ MICHELIN Guide Thailand, IGNIV Bangkok)

Sorn joins hands with the mastermind behind IGNIV
Chef Andreas Caminada, from the three MICHELIN Star restaurants Schloss Schauenstein and IGNIV in Switzerland, is returning to Bangkok. This time, Caminada, along with the team from IGNIV Bangkok, a one-MICHELIN Star restaurant, is welcoming Chef Supaksorn "Ice" Jongsiri of Sorn, a two-MICHELIN Star Southern Thai restaurant featured in the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023. Together, they aim to create a memorable dining experience that fuses the flavours of European cuisine with rich Thai culinary traditions. Discover how these two distinct cuisines come together in this not-to-be-missed special dinner.

The IGNIV x Sorn dinner takes place on 5 November 2023, priced at 8,500 THB++ per person. You can also opt for an additional wine pairing for 4,000 THB++ or 5,000 THB++ per person.

Location: G floor, The St. Regis Bangkok 159 Rajadamri Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok. For reservations or more information, contact +66 2207 7822.


Regina D'Souza, restaurant manager at IGNIV Bangkok, and Giovanni Pitton, General Manager of Blue by Alain Ducasse. (© IGNIV Bangkok, Blue by Alain Ducasse)
Regina D'Souza, restaurant manager at IGNIV Bangkok, and Giovanni Pitton, General Manager of Blue by Alain Ducasse. (© IGNIV Bangkok, Blue by Alain Ducasse)

Front of House Exchange program between Blue by Alain Ducasse and IGNIV Bangkok
In addition to great cookery, service undoubtedly plays a big role in the overall dining experience. Top restaurants endlessly seek quality service personnel who show self-confidence and the necessary skills and knowledge. This brings 2 great minds together to join forces to elevate the service industry by forming FoH, an exchange program dedicated to training Thai people in the service industry. The 6-week program involves the exchange of Thai service staff working in front-of-house roles to develop their skills, and knowledge, and enhance their experience. The initiative is led by Regina D'Souza, the Restaurant Manager at one MICHELIN Star IGNIV Bangkok, and Giovanni Pitton, the General Manager of one MICHELIN Star Blue by Alain Ducasse.

For more information, contact @g.academy.th on Instagram.

Chef Riley Sander's latest colourful creations. (© Canvas)
Chef Riley Sander's latest colourful creations. (© Canvas)

Canvas to launch a new menu called Wild Things
The ultra-innovative chef Riley Sanders, known for his work at Canvas, a one-MICHELIN Star restaurant featured in the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023, is preparing to introduce a new tasting menu centered around the theme of 'Wild.' This extraordinary menu promises a delightful array of unexpected Thai ingredients. These include wild lotus seeds and wild tamarind, which are unique to Southern Thailand, as well as hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, freshwater prawns from Kamphaeng Phet province, and even local sea cucumbers from Ko Pu in Krabi province, among many other exciting discoveries.

The "Wild Things" tasting menu consists of 20 courses, priced at 6,900 THB++ per person.

Location: 113/9-10 Sukhumvit 55, Khlong Tan Nuea, Bangkok. For reservations and more information, contact +66 9 9614 1158.


The team behind L’Arôme restaurants in Phuket. (© L’Arôme Group)
The team behind L’Arôme restaurants in Phuket. (© L’Arôme Group)

L’Arôme by the Sea opens a new sister restaurant
L’Arôme by the Sea, a restaurant featured in the MICHELIN Guide Thailand 2023, is to launch L’Arôme at Blue Tree, a contemporary French dining and cocktail bar located within the Blue Tree Phuket development. Executive Chef Julien Burbaud, who honed his skills with the late Joël Robuchon, Yannick Alléno, and Alain Passard, is to lead the kitchen.

L’Arôme at Blue Tree is set to open on 15 November 2023.

Location: Blue Tree Phuket, 4/2 Srisunthorn Road, Tambon Cherngtalay, Amphoe Thalang, Phuket. For reservations and more information, contact +66 8 2951 8455.


CONTINUE READING: October 2023: 10 New Additions to the MICHELIN Guide Thailand

Written by Sansern Khriengprinyakich and Pruepat “Maprang” Songtieng

Illustration image: © PRU, Côte by Mauro Colagreco, Anuwat Senivansa Na Ayudhya/ MICHELIN Guide Thailand, Aulis, Canvas

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