I have a confession to make – I’ve become a bit frustrated living in my tropical paradise of Phuket. As much as I adore eating at hidden Thai gems, from market stalls to noodle shops, my “grand” side needs to be fed occasionally (or frequently, depending how you look at it). And nothing thrills me more than thoughtful delicious cuisine prepared by a chef passionate about his craft paired seamlessly with well-crafted wines.
Recently I had the enormous pleasure of attending the Dinner with Attitude, with Pascal Jolivet at the luxurious Pavilions, Phuket.
|Plantation Club Dining Room|
Each delicious course was thoughtfully prepared by Pavilion’s unassuming, yet food-passionate, Chef Alec Lomas & his competent team. And were perfectly paired with the glorious, beautifully-crafted wines of Pascal Jolivet.
Now you know that Ms Q doesn’t take dining lightly – this evening has officially been entered onto my (short) list of superlative dining experiences alongside Daniel, NYC; Trippini, Umbria and La Colombe D’or, South of France.
From the gracious hospitality of the Pavilion’s management, to the professional service of the dining room team and the effortlessly chic, yet casual, ambiance; coupled with a stunning view and flawless wine/food pairings – Pavilions has set the bar high for how to conceive and execute a stellar wine dinner. Phuket F & B professionals – the gauntlet has been thrown.
My only regret is that I didn’t remember to take a pic of each course – because I kept eating them before it occurred to me! (scroll down to see full menu) But my absolute fave was the Kusshi Oysters – Deep Bay, British Columbia sour pearls and yuzu gelée served with a Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Blanc Clos du Roy – stunning!
|Queensland Coral Trout Sweet pea & edamame wonton, sweet pepper coulis|
|Aurora lamb chops, grilled over hickory coals baby beet root, sweet potato frites and black currant reduction|
|Magnificent Spa & Pool Pavilions|
|Private Outdoor Pool Area|
|Plantation Club, Fine Dining Restaurant|
Dinner with Attitude Menu
Assortiment de Canapés
Assorted canapés cocktail
Huitres Kusshi-Colombie britannique perles acides et gelée de Yzu
Kusshi Oysters – Deep Bay, British Columbia sour pearls and yuzu gelée
Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Blanc Clos du Roy
Carpaccio de Gambas, aragula sauvage et mangue pressée en vinaigrette
Tiger Prawn Carpaccio, Wild arugula, compressed mango
Metis Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc by Pascal Jolivet
Truite de corail accompagnée de Wonton verts et un coulis aux poivrons doux
Queensland Coral Trout Sweet pea & edamame wonton, sweet pepper coulis
Pouilly Fume Pascal Jolivet
Côtelettes d’agneau grillées, « baby » betteraves, frites de patates douces et réduction au cassis
Aurora lamb chops, grilled over hickory coals baby beet root, sweet potato frites and black currant reduction
Attitude Pinot Noir Pascal Jolivet
Crumble de chèvre et fruits rouges
Goat cheese crumble and red fruits
Sancerre Rose Pascal Jolivet