FORAGING PHUKET

A five-day culi­nary foraging trip by land and sea across Phuket with Tris­ara Re­sort

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Ultimate Gift Guide - By RENYI LIM

Dis­cover the bounty of Phuket’s land and seas in this cus­tomised foraging trip. Your ad­ven­ture be­gins at Tris­ara Re­sort’s pri­vate beach, where you’ll step onto a lux­ury yacht and cruise to Phang Nga Bay, one of Thai­land’s most fa­mous world her­itage sites. On the way, you’ll pause for a spot of fish­ing near Racha Is­land, as ex­ec­u­tive chef Kla in­tro­duces you to na­tive fish va­ri­eties.

Back on Tris­ara’s shores, he’ll take you through a beach­front cook­ing class with unique, au­then­tic seafood recipes such as clay­pot squid with black ink. The fol­low­ing day, em­bark on a pri­vate he­li­copter tour with Jim Ophorst, Tris­ara’s res­i­dent chef de cui­sine. From the air, you’ll get a first-hand view of the re­sort’s farm, goat and pineap­ple farms as well as Phuket’s har­bour and veg­etable mar­kets.

Upon your re­turn, a six­course tast­ing menu awaits you at Tris­ara’s farm-to-ta­ble restau­rant, PRU ( which stands for ‘ plant, raise, un­der­stand’), where you’ll wit­ness the trans­for­ma­tion of local in­gre­di­ents into Euro­peanin­spired cui­sine. Con­clude your five-day ex­pe­ri­ence in the com­fort of your Ocean Front Pool Villa with a pri­vate bar­be­cue on the pool deck, as­sisted by a pri­vate chef and but­ler as you watch the sun set­ting over the An­daman sea. Gift must be pur­chased by 31 March 2018 and used by 31 Oc­to­ber 2018. Please email ul­ti­mate­gift­guide@ imv.com. sg for en­quiries and to pur­chase. Visit rob­bre­port.com.sg or rob­bre­port.com.my for more de­tails. ≠

• A four- night stay at Tris­ara Re­sorts’s Ocean Front Pool Villa in Phuket • A fish­ing cruise on a lux­ury yacht past Racha Is­land and through Phang Nga Bay • A pri­vate beach­front cook­ing class • A pri­vate he­li­copter tour • A six- course tast­ing ex­pe­ri­ence at PRU, Tris­ara’s farm-to-ta­ble restau­rant • A pri­vate bar­be­cue on your villa’s pool deck, with a pri­vate chef and but­ler

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