The Regatta restaurant at Le Royal Meridien Phuket Yacht Club always
seems to bring new culinary surprises to the island. Last year, Chef Andrea Accordi,
named Chef of the Year in his native Italy, was brought to direct kitchen operations.
During his tenure, the Regatta has produced one gourmet menu after another.
attract very experienced, sophisticated guests who stay for a couple of weeks
at the resort and we want to give them an unforgettable dining experience which
Chef Andrea does every day," comments Guillaume Varnery, Food and Beverage
Director at the upscale Nai Harn Beach resort.
The latest promotion at the
Regatta are several special seafood and wine events this month featuring Bill
Marinelli who travels the world expanding the market for fresh American seafood.
Last month he presided over a promotion at the Regatta in co-operation with Ambrose
Wine Limited which featured California sturgeon, Maine sea scallops and Alaska
"American seafood is the best in the world as the colder water
means the shellfish have more flavor. This is enhanced by quickly freezing each
catch which also retains better taste and texture," Bill explains. "I've
been developing and distributing the Pacific half-shell oyster, the New Zealand
Greenlip mussel, Pink scallop, as well as caviar, seaweed and finfish."
will preside over a Seafood Extravaganza at the Regatta opening on 13 November
with a Wine Maker's Dinner which will feature four courses of Bill's select American
seafood paired with Ambrose Wines chosen for the menu.
Monday, 15 November,
Bill will present "Lunch and Learn" at 12.30hrs where guests are invited
to share in his passion for fresh shellfish and other seafood.
The USA Seafood
Promotion will continue until the 22 November with a menu designed by Chef Andrea
featuring risotto "Mantecato" with Queen crab meat and Hog Island clams,
pan fried prawns and Maine sea scallops and Alaska halibut smothered with porcini
and goose liver.
"The Regatta is set directing over Nai Harn Bay. There
is no more romantic place or no better time to enjoy our world class menu than
during November," smiles Guillaume.
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