The Nai Harn Invites Guests To Dine, Drink And Delight In The Work Of Celebrated Culinary Craftsmen

01/23/2017 by

THE NAI HARN, Phuket’s premier luxury resort overlooking pristine Nai Harn Beach, will be further enhancing its reputation as one of the island’s leading wining and dining destinations this year by welcoming some of the world’s most respected chefs and barmen to the resort for a limited time. Visiting experts include mixologist Salim Khuory, Chef George Panagiotidis and Chef Will Holland, and each one is bringing their skills, styles and flavours to Phuket’s only member of Leading Hotels of the World. 

Throughout the month of January, legendary barman Salim Khuory, the renowned Head Barman at the iconic American Bar at The Savoy in London for more than three decades, is sharing his expertise during an annual visit to THE NAI HARN where he conducts exclusive training sessions for the resort’s bar and service staff. Mr. Khuory will also consult on the resort’s cocktail list and create two new signature drinks featuring local gins – Iron Balls Gin and Kristal G. 

While Mr. Khuory is whipping up creative libations behind the bar, Chef George Panagiotidis will be bringing a taste of Greece to Thailand with specially prepared offerings during the resort’s daily breakfast and the newly launched weekend barbecue. 

Visiting Phuket throughout January, Chef Panagiotidis will also be introducing a special menu at Rock Salt, THE NAI HARN’s trendy beachside restaurant, which serves up inventive dishes featuring flavours from the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa. 

“THE NAI HARN concept goes well beyond offering luxurious accommodation,” explains General Manager, Frank Grassmann. “Our aim is to ensure that each step of every guest’s journey with us is an experience to be remembered. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in our ever-changing culinary offerings and emphasis on world class cuisine.” 

In March, the resort will turn up the flare another notch when it welcomes Will Holland, the celebrated British chef and founder of Coast Saundersfoot restaurant on the shores of Pembrokeshire. With extensive experience working in some of the U.K.’s best hotels and restaurants, Holland already boasts an illustrious career, earning a Michelin star before the age of 30 and appearing on several national television programmes in his home country. 

At THE NAI HARN, Chef Holland will offer diners a culinary journey “From Coast to Coast” at Cosmo restaurant, and during his visit, a select group of diners will have the opportunity to savour an exclusive six-course set menu specially designed and prepared for the resort. 

In addition to the special dining experience, Chef Holland will also create a selection of signature dishes for Rock Salt during his visit, as well as a series of mouthwatering canapés making the most of fresh, local ingredients to be enjoyed by guests during the General Manager’s regular cocktail hour. 

“Since the resort re-opening last May, THE NAI HARN has quickly become one of Phuket’s most sought after dining destinations and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off 2017 with even more delectable options thanks to this strong line-up of revered culinary guests,” adds Mr. Grassmann. 

To wash down the fine fare, the wine cellar at THE NAI HARN stocks an impressive range of fine vintage, including top quality personal selections made by world wine critic James Suckling who recently hosted the inaugural Great Wines of Italy "Limited Edition" gala event at the resort. Following the event Mr. Grassman introduced a consumer friendly wine pricing policy with attractive prices on a full range of wines to encourage wine lovers to enjoy the best. 

“Great food deserves fabulous wine. So we decided to add amazing prices and complete the overall pleasure of the experience,” he said.