Loy Krathong magic Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort and Spa

| November 4, 2013

Loy Krathong Riverside

Celebrating Thailand’s annual Loy Krathong festival, Anantara Bangkok Resort & Spa presents two mouthwatering reasons to dine at the tropical hideaway along the majestic River of Kings.  Offering unique evenings of irresistible flavours and vibrant entertainment, the choice of a Riverside Terrace International Buffet and a Special Thai Set Menu aboard a Manohra Cruise on 17th November 2013, with both begin at 6:00 pm as the moon lights up the urban night sky..Held on the full moon night of the 12th lunar month, Loy Krathong is a time to pay respects to Buddha and thank the Goddess of Water, Phra Mae Khongkha.  The festival’s name translates as ‘floating basket’, and each year thousands of krathong floats are released along Thailand’s waterways, adorned with candles, incense and money. Wishes are made and as the krathongs drift away, this symbolises letting go of grievances and starting afresh.  Thais believe that the longer the candle burns, the better next year will be.  While an old proverb holds that when a boy and girl float a krathong together, they will be lovers in this life or the next.

For this richly meaningful event that is intrinsically connected with water, Anantara Bangkok Resort & Spa offers an enviable setting on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, with two special dinners inviting guests to experience river magic from two distinctive perspectives.

Manohra Cruises Special Loy Krathong Thai Set Menu

Stepping aboard a magnificently restored antique rice barge of old world charm and modern luxury, Manohra Cruise diners saunter along the river, marveling at some of the city’s most famous historic and cultural sites, as thousands of candle lit krathong floats glide past.  For the Special Thai Set Menu, Thailand’s most exquisite regional recipes are presented in five stages.  To begin, Miang Kam features an assortment of fresh herbs and spices, which guests wrap themselves in wild betal nut leaves and top with sweet tamarind sauce.  A collection of appetisers includes Goong Yang Ta Krai of grilled marinated tiger prawn lemongrass skewer served with spicy sauce.  A spicy seafood soup follows, before a selection of tantalising main dishes are served, including Panang Ped of slow cooked marinated duck leg in dry red curry and Goong Mung Korn Nam Ma Kam of fried Phuket lobster with spicy tamarind sauce.  After exotic traditional desserts, diners can relax and watch fireworks illuminating the city sky.

THB 4,999++ per person

Riverside Terrace Loy Krathong Riverside International Buffet

With tables spread out on a spacious waterfront deck, Riverside Terrace offers a beautiful al fresco setting and an extensive buffet choice.  The wide range of culinary stations includes highlights such as flame grilled BBQ delights, succulent carvery meats, sensational seafood and a wonderful selection of exciting flavours from some of the world’s most celebrated cuisines.  A parade of designer desserts concludes the gourmet meal and the evening is enriched by Thai dancers performing on a flame lit riverside stage, as fireworks erupt in the sky and krathong floats meander with the flow of the river.

THB 2,999++ per person

Share a Loy Krathong festival evening to remember with family and friends at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa.

Prices are per person and subject to 10% service charge and 7% government tax.

For more information and reservations, please call 02 476 0022 Ext. 1416, e-mail riversidedining@anantara.com, or visit www.bangkokriverdining.com.


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