Hotel news, opinions and updates from the team at The Sukhothai.
Agriturismo Villa Maria in Minori is owned by Vincenzo Manzo and his wife Maria. The property is almost totally self-sufficient, with olive tress and home-grown vegetables such as lemon, lettuce, zucchini, cucumber and cherry tomato. Their homemade charcuterie, including cured pork and salami with wild herbs, is exceptional and so tasty. Mamma Marie’s cooking is hearty and delicious. The freshness is of paramount importance - from the sea and the garden into the pan with minimum fuss, then... Read more
This is springtime. I arrived late afternoon in the colorful Piazza Campo dei Fiori in Rome with great excitement and expectation. I had researched Roman cuisine for weeks and couldn’t wait to try it. I want to eat like a Roman in Rome!
I tried tender tripe in creamy, spicy tomato sauce. Sprinkled with pecorino cheese, it was hearty and tasty. The fresh Porcini mushrooms with fresh made pasta were delicious. Suckling pig roasted with laurel herb, garlic and black p... Read more
The South African Embassy in Bangkok celebrated the official opening of The 2010 World Cup at The Sukhothai Bangkok last Friday evening. We were very proud to hand over a golden chocolate World Cup trophy to His Excellency Ambassador Gibson.
South Africa kicked off the tournament by earning a 1-1 draw against Mexico. The late evening atmosphere was amazing with a feast of African bush style braai with borewores, steak rolls, amazing kebabs, plenty of chilled beer and beautiful South Afr... Read more
I like to walk along the colorful backstreet stalls under the railway near the Imperial Hotel. A good time is between 5-8 pm, when office workers are scurrying to catch their trains home and sometimes break their stride to perch on a streetside stool for a quick beer and yakitori and bit of gossip. I passed a tiny yet cozy stall, literally a hole in the railway, with the deliciously fragrant smoke from the grill in the air irresistible and enticing. The place was packed and looked chaotic... Read more
Two months ago in March I was asked by my company to go to Sendai city in Miyagi region, north of Japan. The reason was to help with the grand opening of our new Leading Hotel of The World Onsen Resort & Spa "Chikusenso" situated in the tiny village of Mt. Zao 1 hours drive from Sendai.
I knew this was going to be an exciting and eye-opening experience, and I just couldn’t wait.
The resort has a sophisticated open-air bath where the hot spring comes straight from a fountainhead. Styl... Read more
I have always wanted to learn and see a real Spaniard cook authentic Paella in my kitchen. So I took the challenge and asked my dear Spanish friend Nora to demonstrate once for all at my home. I could not wait any longer! Nora came over with her real paella pan or caldero and she is original from Almeria situated in middle of the beautiful region of Andalucia.
I have learnt that Spanish rice dates back to the eighth or ninth century brought in by the Moorish invasion. The rice was cultivated ... Read more
I had a very enjoyable lunch yesterday in Celadon with friends of mine Dr Katharina Prüm from Joh Jos Prüm and Mr Wilhelm Steifensand from the legendary Valckenberg Merchant and Winery.
Joh Jos Prüm is known as the worlds greatest Riesling and it is one of the favourites amongst our regular guests at Celadon. Thank you both for visiting and bringing such good cheer and it’s really good to see you once again and hopefully we can do another wine dinner with J.J Prü... Read more
It is the second day of our exclusive Pascal Barbot promotion and I am already tried! Waking up this morning at 6:45am when the alarm went off was honestly a very painful experience! Obviously I stayed in bed until the very last minute…so now I’m in turbo speed mode.
Knowing the last 3 days is fully booked for lunch and dinner makes me seriously think of indulging in a grand breakfast with lots of healthy “fat”, protein and carb-focused breakfast cereals. Breakfa... Read more
Yesterday was a very busy day for me with three star Michelin chef Pascal Barbot’s promotion in full swing at La Scala restaurant. I was intoxicated by the busy agenda and happened to be walking fast through Colonnade restaurant.
Here was our beloved regular guest Thai artist Khun Petch Osathanugrah. Khun Petch has his usual lunch with friends in Colonnade very regularly, and briefly I stopped by to greet him and saw incidentally his guitar beside him. I just needed to cool down... Read more
Two weeks ago, world-renowned chefs Charlie Trotter and Ken Hom came for dinner at our Thai restaurant, Celadon.
It was my great honor to cook a very humble meal for them. They are men of learning and letters and are real gentlemen.
Chef Charlie has just gotten married and I was lucky enough to meet his beautiful wife. Read more