Trisara, a leading Phuket luxury resort has recently launched Cielo, a Mediterranean-inspired dining concept. Aiming to bring a flavour of the Med to the Andaman Ocean, this new al fresco concept showcases fresh, sustainable cuisine in a casual atmosphere.
The restaurant was initially named Waew but then in order to reflect the Mediterranean theme of the menu, the resort decided to change its name to Cielo. The new concept imparts a flavour of Southern Europe to the gilded shores of the Andaman Ocean, in terms of both its cuisine and casual, laid-back character. Mere footsteps from the beach, Cielo utilizes the best in sustainably sourced produce for menu items inspired by the famously light and vibrant food traditions of the coastal regions of Southern Europe and the Levant. Bold flavours are enhanced by preparation styles that range from light grilling to live-fire cooking in a statement wood-fired oven. An extensive wine list encompassing natural and boutique wines from acclaimed producers and the soothing soundtrack of lapping Andaman waves, meanwhile, encourage long, leisurely lunches and indulgent dinners.
Diners can savour the delights of indoor or al fresco dining while being whisked away on an epic gastronomic voyage spanning Portugal, France, Italy, Lebanon, Spain, and Greece. The menu consists of Raw Bar, Oysters, Starters, Salads, Soup, Seafood, Meat, Sides, and Desserts. Sample menu items include Grilled sardines with Provence olive oil, lemon, and parsley; Pissaladière Provençal tart with caramelized onion, anchovies, black olives, and thyme; Burrata salad with cherry tomatoes, basil oil, lemon zest; and Smoked Australian lamb cutlets with chimichurri and cauliflower tabbouleh.
As you might expect from a venue with a tangible connection with the ocean, there’s a strong emphasis on fresh seafood. And the best of Thailand’s marine bounty is showcased in dishes such as Phuket lobster with herb salad and beurre blanc; Andaman seabream cooked in a seaweed-fennel salt crust; and wood-fire grilled octopus with romesco sauce.
Some of the recommended desserts you should taste are Pineapple Rum Baba, Issan Almond sponge cake, vanilla whipped cream; Kad kokoa chocolate single origin Chumphon 58%, crumble, salted caramel ice cream; and Tiramisu lady fingers, dark rum, mascarpone, Thai coffee.
With Cielo bolstering this dining portfolio, Trisara’s reputation as one of Thailand’s most gastronomically-forward resorts is sure to be enhanced.