MICE Middle East Websites

Guest Chef Series with Peter Kuruvita at Banyan Tree 2018 Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival

Award-winning Australian chef and restaurateur Peter Kuruvita will host a weekend of fine cuisine at Banyan Tree Phuket from April 27-29. With his remarkable 3-decade culinary career featuring world-renowned restaurants in Australia and Fiji, Mr. Kuruvita represents the latest highlight at the renowned luxury pool villa resort’s ongoing Guest Chef Series.



Best known for his popular Flying Fish restaurant brand, Mr. Kuruvita has delighted diners for decades with his inventive modern seafood dishes and fresh takes on local cuisine. His two cookbooks, Serendip – My Sri Lankan Kitchen and My Feast with Peter Kuruvita, won audiences over by blending culinary insight together with charming personal stories and a rich exploration of several stunning island countries.


Mr. Kuruvita has recently been active as a host for acclaimed TV series “My Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita”, “Island Feast with Peter Kuruvita” “Mexican Fiesta” and latest series “Peter Kuruvita’s Coastal Kitchen”, covering culinary destinations in Asia, Australia and Mexico. He also frequently headlines food festivals worldwide, inspiring audiences with his skill and winning personality. Currently he acts an ambassador for Dilmah Tea, developing the concept of tea gastronomy and crafting new recipes from around the globe.


This much-anticipated weekend event at Banyan Tree Phuket luxury hotel offers food enthusiasts an opportunity to savour the style of tropical cuisine that made him famous, before Mr. Kuruvita embraced his new roles as TV presenter, author, industry speaker and restaurant consultant. His appearance at the Phuket resort comes right on the heels of the previous “Guest chef series” event starring Thailand’s first Lady Michelin-star chef, Khun Pom, from her acclaimed restaurant, “Saneh Jaan” in Bangkok. Future Banyan Tree Phuket culinary “Stars” in 2018 will see the arrival of a talented Japanese guest chef, as well as a 2-Michelin-star chef from Barcelona.


The three-day weekend extravaganza begins with a private lunch hosted for members of the media on Friday, April 27, followed by festivities in the afternoon and a magnificent dinner at Tre. A highlight this weekend for our regulars will be by Chef Kuruvita at our popular family Sunday Brunch on the 29th. Guests who enjoy the Sunday Brunch will receive an additional afternoon tea pairing experience, courtesy of Dilmah.


The weekend’s highlight also includes, the Laguna Phuket Food & Music Festival which is another one of Laguna’s community events for children and adults, tourists and locals. All visitors will be treated to a wide selection of gourmet food booths from local restaurants and a picnic area for listening to the concert performances. The event will also bring together live cooking performances as well as evening acts from prominent Thai rock bands Bodyslam and Sweet Mullet, drawing thousands of spectators on Friday evening to raise money for the Phuket Panyanukul School for children with special needs.


The Festival’s live acts will continue on Saturday from 4pm onwards, featuring famous Russian pianist and opera singer Ivan Sharapov, followed by the Phuket-based Black ‘n’ Blue band. Sunday’s performances will be headlined by the popular Thai duo Joe & Kong, with Black ‘n’ Blue returning to close the festivities at Phuket’s best resort.

Back to Home Page

Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has appointed Mr Benjamin Perera as Hotel Manager of Dusit Princess Srinakarin Bangkok.more
Cheval Blanc Randheli, an intimate and contemporary haven on the unspoiled Noonu Atoll, offers guests a wide selection of fine dining. The Maison presents ultimate indulgence with culinary vibrancy in all five restaurants. Frmore
The medical tourism market in Thailand is ‘in the pink’, with global industry revenues forecast to gain strength over time and hit USD 3 trillion by 2025 according to a 2016 VISA and Oxford Economics report.more
Seychelles has banned plastic straws from this exclusive private-island destination, known for its pristine natural environment and progressive conservation initiatives. In taking its first steps towards becoming a completely plasmore
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts is celebrating after 17 of its properties in Asia (Southeast Asia & and Japan) achieved the 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.more
Company prepares to debut its brands in new and emerging markets. Aims to have double the number of rooms in operation by 2021more
Dusit International, one of Thailand’s foremost hotel and property development companies, has officially made its Vietnam debut with the opening of Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort on the country’s largest island, Phu Quoc.more
In the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Country and City Rankings 2017 Report, Thailand has claimed the top spot in ASEAN for the third consecutive years. more
Joining on 11th June 2018, Ramzy will be based at the company’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. He will also be a member of the Asia Pacific executive committee. In this key role, he will oversee all aspects of the group’smore
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has launched its new Summer Promotion, offering a Best Western Travel Card® to its loyal guests all across Asia. more
Urban Beauty - Thailand
ITE HCMC 2018, Vietnam
CEMS Beijing International Travel Mart 2018
Chengdu International Tourism Expo 2018
Huvafen Fushi, Maldives, For Honeymooners..
Zaatarah & Co. Travel Agency - Jordan.
Honeymoon In Spain By Spain Top.
Casa de Campo, For Honeymooners..
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, For Honeymooners..
Travel Armenia - For Honeymooners.
Caribbean Tourism Organization, For Honeymooners.
Meydan Hotels and Hospitality, Dubai - For Honeymooners.
Travel Connection Maldives For Honeymooners.
Dominican Republic Tourism For Honeymooners.
Hilton Munich Park, Hilton Munich City and Hilton Nuremberg, Sellers at The Honeymoon Workshop and Dinner 21st April, Dubai - UAE
Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives, For Honeymooners.
Spiceland Holidays - India, For Honeymooners.
...Caldana Tour Operator - Italy, For Honeymooners.
Bali & Beyond Travel Fair - BBTF2018.

Copyright Travel and Tourism Guide - Middle East 2011

P.O.Box 841113 Amman 11180 Jordan, 37 Samir Rifai Street 3rd Floor, Amman - Jordan

Mobile: +962 785557778 fax: +962 6 5713689

Email: motaz.othman@micemiddleeast.com  Website: www.ttgmiddleeast.com

Motaz Othman Email