Mrs. Panga Vathanakul, Managing Director of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group together with Mr. Antonello Passa, General Manager of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group and Acting President of the deVine Wine Club were on hand to warmly welcome wine aficionados at the start of the evening. Over 70 valued guests gathered at The Bar of Royal Cliff Beach Hotel for an exquisite selection of canapés accompanied by the Old Winery Semillon 2012 before Executive Chef Walter Thenisch’s delectable dinner that proceeded soon after at the Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar.
Highlighting this gastronomic occasion was a riveting 5-course dinner prepared by Royal Cliff’s award-winning culinary team that was carefully paired with extraordinary vintages from Tyrrell’s Wines, Australia. Guests indulged in a light salad of poached Canadian lobster with young coconut and palm heart on lemon dressing which was perfectly complemented by Glenbawn Premium Brut for pre-appetizers. The dish was followed by savoury slow cooked Pacific scallops with sweet corn, chanterelles and lemon grass paired with the sparkling Moore’s Creek Chardonnay 2009. Juicy roasted rib eye served medium rare with asparagus and parmesan crust sauce bordelaise that followed was married flawlessly with Old Winery Shiraz 2009. Before dessert, wine lovers experienced an exquisite combination of flavours from a spiced plum with Tasmanian double cream brie paired with Brokenback Shiraz 2010. Ending the meal, Royal Cliff’s pastry Chef presented a delightful chocolate tart topped with banana soufflé and vanilla raspberry terrine with yogurt ice cream served with the sparkling Moore’s Creek Brut Cuvée.
Throughout dinner, guests had the great opportunity to explore the world of Tyrrell’s Wines through the expertise and insights of Mr. Hugo Acket, the Sales Manager of Vanichwathana who was the guest speaker and wine specialist of the evening. A Taste of Tyrrell’s Wine Dinner was certainly a great opportunity for wine lovers to indulge in a well-curated selection of beautifully balanced wines from Australia’s multi-award winning vineyard.
The deVine Wine Club was launched in April 2001 as the visible face of the resort’s enthusiasm for promoting wines and hosting wine-related events. It has enjoyed tremendous success from its very first function. Today, membership has grown substantially and it is now Asia’s leading wine club which hosts popular gala dinners offering exquisite seven-course meals. At each event, the resort invites renowned international wine experts to introduce and offer their wines for tastings.
Situated on a 64 acre private parkland estate overlooking the stunning Gulf of Thailand, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group has been honored with multiple awards and recognition from organizations of national and international repute. It is home to four award winning 5-star hotels offering a sensory experience defined profoundly by its style, culture and elegance - all presented with the distinctive spirit of the State of Exclusivity and Fascination.