SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

February 22, 2012 15:20 ET

The 1st International Samui Fine Dining Festival

The Art of Dining at tawaNN, Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa

KOH SAMUI, THAILAND--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - Koh Samui has developed into one of Southeast Asia's most prestigious dining destinations, with top of the line properties and first-class chefs. The 1st International Samui Fine Dining Festival happening throughout March 2012 is presented by 16 top restaurants and an international constellation of elite Executive Chefs.

"The Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa is proud to take part in this initiative on the island and we can't wait to welcome guests for this event. It will definitely prove that dining on Koh Samui is of the best available and that Thai hospitality is always served with a smile," says the resort's General Manager Lutz Mueller.

Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa is a delightful tropical hideaway with picturesque scenery overlooking the glittering Gulf of Siam. The resort's stunning Koh Samui Pool Villas offer the perfect setting to experience the secret bliss of a secluded holiday and a romantic escape where comfort in accommodation and a variety of culinary joys combine to produce your own heaven on earth.

Inspirations on Canvas by Artist Nartana
From 1-31 March 2012

German born artist Nartana, proud to be a resident of Samui's paradise, gladly presents his latest collection of work, displaying a quality universal to life: the spiritual, visionary and mystical.

Nartana's paintings are a reflection of the artist's striving for harmony and beauty in these powerful forces. "The need for creativity has always been with me. There is such an intimacy and freedom when I paint, or rather, when painting happens! It's not always pretty. At times it seems that the most perfect thing is the untouched, clean, white and square canvas. Yet there is something else there, not visible yet, but slowly to be unveiled. And so the journey begins. It can be tremendously chaotic at first; it can also flow harmoniously from the start. It can feel both destructive and constructive within a moment's time ... always balancing light and dark to create something unique and -- beautiful," says Nartana.

The Art of Dining at tawaNN
From 1- 31 March 2012

tawaNN, or "Sun" in Thai, is the resort's signature restaurant, with a stunning view of Lamai Beach. The alfresco dining experience makes this the eternal location for romantic dining or a special night out in Koh Samui with signature cuisine. A background of light jazz and blues adds to the soothing ambience of enjoyment and relaxation.

The delicate flavors created by this Koh Samui restaurant reflect the creative use of herbs enhanced through imagination and a charming simplicity of style. The herbs are healthily grown on the premises and cut fresh just before cooking. tawaNN opens daily in the evening from 18:00 - 23:00 hrs.

Experience an unforgettable culinary experience during the 1st International Samui Fine Dining Festival with a special 7-course dinner menu from 1- 31 March 2012

The Art of Dining
7-Course Dinner
Baht 2250- net per person

Cocktail caviar on blini
Serrano ham with Japanese rock melon
Classic gazpacho with poached Samuian prawn

Grilled Cajun prawn wrapped in Caesar salad
Salmon terrine with dill mustard sauce
Canadian lobster tortellini with tom yam foam

Chilled avocado soup with salmon caviar and cheese grissini

Middle Course
Pan seared snow fish wrapped in pancetta on risotto served with
saffron buerre blanc

Home Made Sorbet
Lemon grass and pomelo sorbet

Main Course
Duo of Australian lamb rack and beef tenderloin coated with a Pommery mustard crust, mashed potato with an essence of truffle, glazed baby carrot
and grilled mushrooms served with port wine sauce and home made
chunky tapenade

Strawberry Mille Feuille
and homemade mangosteen ice cream
Freshly brewed coffee or tea

For more information and reservations, please contact the Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa. Tel. +66 77 429 300 or visit

About Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa
Set on a hillside overlooking the mesmerizing Gulf of Thailand with a private beach, an ideal destination for vacation, wedding or executive retreat. Asian décor with Thai hospitality. 43 deluxe rooms feature private terraces, whirlpool tubs and luxury bedding. Private plunge pools, large terrace, and sun loungers are luxuriously offered at Pool Villas and Beach Villas, surrounded by lush vegetation and opening onto truly sublime views. Choose relaxation at Quan Spa or activeness at the fitness center, 2 swimming pools, a mountain biking journey or tee off at a nearby golf course. A specious function room with pre-function space and meeting facilities, dining options from Thai to Mediterranean, sunset cocktails, and an unforgettable wedding on the private beach.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Wannapa Rakkeo (Pang)
    Director of Marketing Communications
    +66 2 656 7700
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    Pariyaporn Lertvanichsutha (Pair)
    Marketing Communications Manager
    +66 2 656 7700 Ext. 4368
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