Australian Event at Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket - November 2004

Australian celebrity chefs, Vic Cherikoff and Benjamin Christie hosted an Australian Cuisine Promotion at the Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuketfrom the 27th November – 1st December 2004. The promotion was held in two of the resorts restaurants; The Teahouse Restaurant and The Market Place Restaurant.

Each evening in The Market Place Restaurant Vic and Benjamin presented a cooking show to guests, cooking a variety of dishes including; Paperbark Smoked Sea Bass with Mango Chutney, Wok tossed Wildfire Prawn Noodles with Wattleseed, Phuket Lobster with Lemon Myrtle & Wild Lime Confit and a Rainforest Parfait. While watching the cooking show in the Marketplace Restaurant, resort guests dined on a buffet of Australian dishes and salads together with BBQ local seafood.

The Teahouse Restaurant was the venue for the Gala Dinner on Monday the 29th November and played host to over 70 resort guests, local expatriates, media, chefs and general managers from other Laguna Resorts. The menu included an Australian tasting plate of Gumleaf prosciutto, Lemon Myrtle smoked salmon bushetta, Kangaroo with mango & wild mint salsa, wild herb fetta, paperbark smoked oysters with wild limes.

We would like to thank Thai Air, who not only sponsored the Australian Cuisine Promotion, but provided return airfares for Vic & Benjamin.

A special thanks to the Sheraton’s General Manager, Andrew Jessop, Executive Chef, Glen Roberts, Director of Food & Beverage, Torsten Richter and all the kitchen staff, particularly Executive Sous Chef, Suwin, Pastry Chef, Prageet & Chef de Partie, Prawit.