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The Slate
December 2023

The Botanic Blaze Banquet combines nature, nourishment, and interactivity to create a magical evening under the stars

Phuket, 4 December 2023: Nothing beats dining under a canopy of stars, surrounded by nature and with the sound of the waves gently lapping the beach. The Slate Phuket designer hotel announces the latest BOLD concept, an immersive dining experience that blends nature and nourishment to create the Botanic Blaze Banquet to be held on 27th January 2024. This sensory adventure will see guests enjoying food cooked over fire while dining in the hotel’s gorgeous, whimsical gardens, which were created by acclaimed designer Bill Bensley,

“Botanic Blaze Banquet is an enchanting dining concept that combines the rustic charm of open-fire cooking with the serenity of a garden setting,” says The Slate’s owner Krystal Prakaikaew Na-Ranong. “This experience is designed to connect diners with nature and the primal allure of fire-cooked cuisine, while creating a link to the traditional cooking methods used by Phuket’s tin miners in the past, who used open fire to prepare their food.”

The Slate’s gardens provide the perfect backdrop to immerse your senses in the sounds and smells of nature, while enjoying the fun of interactive cooking stations including a build-your-own-burger station, a taco bar, and mix-your-own-mocktail stand.

BOLD events are specially created to take our guests on a culinary adventure and the latest Botanic-themed banquet promises a memorable evening, nestled in the Coliseum’s lush gardens, surrounded by verdant foliage and soft lighting, around an open-fire barbecue area, where chefs prepare dishes over natural flames. The menu will centre on flame-kissed specialties with a focus on locally sourced and seasonal ingredients including fresh vegetables and herbs picked from the hotel’s own gardens.

The atmosphere will be a magical blend of rustic elegance and casual comfort, with soft music complementing the crackling of the fire, string lights illuminating the foliage and the twinkling of the stars above.

BOLD events are not your ordinary dinners, but an opportunity for guests to try something different and immerse themselves in an adventure that excites all the senses. From cannabis-infused cuisine to an immersion in traditional Issan cooking, to celebratory musical festivals, BOLD events have become the hottest tickets on the Phuket social calendar.

BOLD events bring to life the fearless and fun attitude of The Slate Phuket, which is the only hotel in Thailand to be named amongst TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Out of the Ordinary Hotels, a title given to only the top 1% of the 8 million hotels on the platform. Steeped in Phuket’s rich tin mining history and brought to life by the daring vision of Bill Bensley, the hotel’s art-filled spaces provide the perfect backdrop for your imagination to run wild.

Pricing is 2,500THB ++ for adults, 1,250 THB ++ for children 10 – 14 and children under 10 are free.

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