Trisara Phuket is launching an immersive culinary experience that takes guests on a foraging discovery by private yacht. The guests then visit heritage homes to meet local Phuketian “Mamas” who share authentic recipes that have been passed down the generations.
During the four-day stay in an Ocean View Pool Villas, guests will stroll down to the resort’s secluded beach to meet Executive Chef Chalermchai Prakobkitand, also known as Chef Kla, who joined Trisara at its opening and has worked alongside Michelin-starred chefs from around the globe. Together they will step on board a luxury yacht from Trisara’s dedicated jetty, cruise along Phuket’s West Coast and finally arrive at Koh Racha, a tropical island South of Phuket known for its abundance of sailfish, tuna and mackerel. Following hours of fishing and intermittent snorkelling in Koh Racha’s crystal clear waters, guests join an onboard Thai cooking class with Chef Kla using the freshly caught fish before returning back to Trisara.
Another day, guests head into Old Phuket Town for a local market visit during which they collect fresh morning glory, lemon grass, okra and other seasonal produce. They then head to a beautiful heritage mansion to meet one of Trisara’s “Mamas”, a name that has been given to the handful of loveable mothers, grandmothers and local personalities who have shared their secret and often long-forgotten recipes with Trisara’s culinary team as part of the relaunch of Seafood, Trisara’s Thai oceanfront restaurant. Following a “Mama”-inspired lunch, guests will stroll around Phuket Old Town’s heritage buildings and galleries before heading back to the resort, where a poolside barbecue awaits them in their private villa.
On the third day, Chef Jimmy, sous chef at the resort’s recently launched restaurant PRU and Thailand’s contestant for the San Pellegrino Young Chef Award 2017, takes the lead during a trip to Pru Jumpa, Trisara’s 60-hectare land dotted with natural lakes, wild forests and a flourishing farm. Guests will forage for local ingredients in the wild and pick fresh herbs, vegetables and eggs from the farm. That evening, Chef Jimmy will prepare a six-course tasting menu at PRU with the foraged ingredients, paired with exclusive wines.
Trisara’s Culinary Foraging Experience is available until 31 March 2018.
For the less adventurous, yet culinary-inclined travellers, Trisara offers the Full Board Ocean View Experience when staying in one of the resort’s two-to seven-bedroom pool residences, including meals at the resort’s oceanfront restaurants The Deck and Seafood at Trisara as well as in-villa private dining in the comfort of the expansive ocean view villas.