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Fah Thai Magazine May-June 2017

HAPPENINGS THAILAND

HAPPENINGS THAILAND SAMUI SPOTLIGHT High on a Win The signature view, the signature dishes – it’s hard to know what to focus on. But then the tranquil blue waters of Crystal Bay or Silver Beach’s waters calm you and eating becomes a meditative process at The Cliff restaurant. Winner of the Top Choice Restaurant Award for 2017, their signature dishes include their grilled seafood platter presented plateau style. Freshly done on a charcoal grill, the Atlantic lobster, King Crab legs, New Zealand mussels, prawns and other seafood du jour are accompanied by Spanish rice. Another crowd favourite is the seafood or Frutti di Mare pasta dish, with a light creamy herb sauce that’s perfect for the tropics. From items from the surf to turf items, other house specialties include grilled steaks like an Australian T-bone or the temptingly moist Portuguese Piri Piri Chicken. Portugal, Spain and Italy have served as inspiration for Chef Sergio Martelli’s extensive menu. All dishes are done thoughtfully, with all ingredients cooked right and accordingly. thecliffsamui.com MAKE IT YOUR OWN What’s the joy in life without delicious food? Since you’re holidaying in Samui, it will be the perfect time to learn how to whip up a series of authentic Thai cookery with local chefs – so you can replicate these delights back home. These following cooking classes have garnered favourable reviews including Pai Cooking Class, Ying’s Thai Cooking Home and Lamai Thai Cooking School. You will have a chance to know insightful secrets – from selecting good and fresh ingredients at markets, how to use pestle and mortar, to preparing it like a Thai cook. All of the chefs speak English quite well and they won’t keep Thai culinary methods a secret anymore. paicookerysamui.com, thai-cooking-samui.com, lamaithaicookingschool.com SAILING INTO THE BLUE YONDER From its birth in 2002, the Samui Regatta has been attracting professional and amateur sailors as well as yacht fanatics from all over the world to this paradise island in the Gulf of Thailand. This year, Samui Regatta 2017 takes place during 20-27 May while the 1st weekend of the race means a comeback of youth sailing classes. Headquartered at the Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, the regatta is a splendid community event where Samui businesses ranging from resorts, restaurants to bars are ready to deliver their world-class hospitality to the participants and support to Samui Regatta 2017. samuiregatta.com 94