Posts Tagged ‘chiang mai’

Charity Dinner, 17 Dec 2011, Four Seasons Resort – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai, Thai Residents’ Rates – Chiang Mai

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Chiang Mai

Escape to a gentle world of serenity, located in the heart of the northern Thai village of Mae Rim. Surrounded by lush green rice fields and lovingly landscaped gardens,
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai provides all you need to reconnect, relax, and
re-energise. From the spiritual sanctuary of the Spa to the region’s best Cooking School, and from early-morning yoga to authentic local flavours, Four Seasons transports you to a world of unforgettable experiences, set in the most beautiful of natural surroundings.
Exclusive Rates for Residents of Thailand
The following rates, exclusive for Thai citizens and expatriates living in Thailand,
include breakfast for two, and one of the following added bonuses:
Choose one of the following :
• Thai Set Lunch at Sala Mae Rim
• Return Airport transfers
• One 60-minute Thai or Head & Shoulder Massage for two persons

Garden Pavilion
THB 10,000
Lanna Pavilion
THB 13,000
Lower Rice Pavilion
THB 18,000
Upper Rice Pavilion
THB 21,000
Pool Villa
THB 25,000
Rates are exclusive of service charge and applicable government tax.
A minimum stay of 2 nights required.

Available from now until October 31st, 2011. Rates are subject to availability.
For more information and to make a booking, please contact the Four Seasons Resorts Thailand Reservations Department by telephone at (0) 2650 2650, or
by e-mail at

Charity Concert to Benefit Viengping Children’s Home – Chiang Mai

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011


Saturday January 22nd Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai will be holding its annual charity concert in aid of the Viengping Children’s Home, Chiang Mai, an orphanage caring for babies and children with HIV, on Saturday January 22nd.

HE Admiral ML Usni Pramoj, Privy Councillor and renowned musician, will perform String Quartet in F major, Op 77, No 2 by Joseph Haydn, and his own composition, String Quintet No 1 for two violins, viola and violoncello.
Amongst the musicians accompanying him will be the concertmaster of the Princess Galyani Institute of Music.

The evening starts at 5:30 pm with a cocktail reception, followed by the hour-long concert in the Resort’s Rachawadee Residence. Tickets are available with a minimum donation of THB850, or THB1,300 plus 17.7 percent applicable tax and service charge, the price including an alfresco buffet dinner with live-action stations at the Resort’s Cooking School.
Ticket holders will be eligible to enter a draw for weekend stays, spa treatments and cooking classes at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai.
For guests who would like to make the evening last that little bit longer, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai has created a special package that includes:
• Elegant accommodations for two in a Garden Pavilion on the night of Friday,
  January 21st and/or Saturday, January 22nd; 
• Two tickets for the concert; 
• Welcome cocktail reception and refreshments during the intermission; 
• 20% discount on food at Sala Mae Rim and Terraces during the stay.

The package rate is THB 9,999 per room per night, based on double occupancy and inclusive of applicable tax and service charge. For enquiries and to make a booking, please contact the Resort by telephone at +66 (0) 53 298 181, or e-mail
Viengping Children’s Home was established in 1986 as a baby care unit attached to the Chiang Mai Boys’ Home, and is under the auspices of the Department of Public Welfare. The home was extended in 1988 to care for all orphaned children in the Northern region before being changed in 1997 to cater to babies and children up to the age of six years, and girls aged seven to 18 years.
The home also cares for children who are HIV-positive from birth and children orphaned as a result of the deaths of AIDS-infected parents. Viengping was the first orphanage in Thailand to take in children with HIV and initially accepted children from across the country. Other homes have followed its lead, and Viengping now cares for infected children from the 17 Northern provinces.

Piccola Roma Palace – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Dining Room Piccola Roma Palace144 Charoenprathet Road, Chiang Mai 50100
Tel. 0-5382-0297-8
No Website
Valet Parking
Credit Cards: All Major

Chef Angelo Faro opened his restaurant in 1991. He has an large extended menu as do most of the other Italian restaurants in town.Piccola Roma Palace
He has the most expensive Italian restaurant in Chiang Mai and considering the overall experience, it might merit the high prices or maybe, it is just the story of the big fish in the small pond. The wine list pricing starts at 1500 baht for red Italian wines and from this medium price escalates quickly to expensive and very expensive wines. The service is attentive and a lot of attention is paid to minute details. The chef spent a good deal of time making sure that my briefcase was in the right position when he arranged it on the small pedestal table, and then proceeded to straighten and align the cutlery and napkin before he would allow me to be seated. Piccola Roma PalaceIn fact you can see that he is a man who will put up with no nonsense. He was constantly reprimanding his dog who insisted on entering the dining room and he kept shooing him back. Chef Angelo Faro obviously likes salt, and there was plenty of it in the dishes I tasted. When he finally was seated to have his dinner on the table closest to the kitchen, the first thing he did was reach for the salt shaker.

Buonissimo Restaurant – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

111/5 Moo 3, Chiang Mai Prao Road
Tel. (053) 853098-9
Fax: (053) 247346, 849744
Tel. 053-853098-9, 053-849744
Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Credit Cards: All Major
Inexpensive – Moderate

The muddy Ping RiverBuonissimo is an Italian restaurant, delicatessen, wine shop and bakery by the Ping River on Faham Road. The main restaurant is outside covered by a huge canopy; there is another section further down on the bank of the river. The most comfortable place to be seated is the small; 50-seat air-conditioned enclosed restaurant that is elevated a few meters above ground level to enable a view of the Ping River.

The owner Sergio, imports products and wines from Italy and sells them to the hotels and other restaurants in Chiang Mai as well as using them for Buonissimo.
The main attraction to dine here is to look at the river while you drink wine from their enormous, mainly Italian, selection of wines. This is probably the best wine list in Chiang Mai and the best pricing I have seen in Thailand due to his being a distributor for wine companies in Bangkok.

All breads and pastas are homemade, and the café deli offers an array of products to take home.
The menu is very extensive as are most of the Italian restaurants in this area.

Riverside Restaurant – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

9-11 Charoenrat Road.,
Chiangmai 50000
Tel. 66 5324 3239, 66 5324 6323,
Fax. 66 5324 251
Opening Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Credit Cards: All Major
Prices: Inexpensive – Moderate

Riverside Restaurant with view of boat and riverI have been in Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand for a few days, and I will be posting a few restaurants today, predominantly Italian, from the area. The old walled city surrounded by moats is quite attractive although the city itself has grown with little or no planning and is not well laid out, on the other hand, the surrounding countryside and mountains are beautiful.

The Riverside is a crowded restaurant and bar located, as the name suggests, just above the river on two floors with a boat tied up below that you may choose to be seated for the dinner cruise. The 75 minute dinner cruise down the Ping River leaves from our pier at 8 p.m. every night, after boarding the boat at 7:15 you may choose from a wide variety from our regular restaurant menu then enjoy drifting past old temples and houses that lie on the river banks.The place has a pleasant view of Doi Suthep and the old city of Chiang Mai and the river and is quite popular with foreigner tourists. I think you are better off to order from the Thai menu although they have a range of European food.

Riverside always crowdedLater in the evening, they have live music either a guitar duo or a pianist depending on the evening.
Light jazz is performed on Sundays only.

To list a few of the Thai items on an immense menu:
“Kao Soi” (egg noodles in curry with chicken leg Northern Style), Chinese Crab and Pork rolls, Spring Rolls, Crab Rolls, Deep Fried Fresh Squids.