Renowned for unrivalled luxury in accommodation, Trisara, a crown jewel of Phuket, has upped its game yet again. Trisara Seafood, the flagship restaurant at the resort, has unveiled a new menu crafted by Chef Jimmy Ophorst, who lets fresh seasonal ingredients reveal their individual stories.
Ingredients come from as near as the Andaman Sea and as far as Europe and Japan. “The concept is based on a mix of the best seafood from the Andaman, the best local vegetables from the market, and the best imported seafood, prepared in a modern style that shows love and respect for the ingredients,” explains the youthful Chef Ophorst, a native of Holland who previously worked at Gaggan, named the top ranked restaurant at S.Pellegrino Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2015.
While the new menu remains true to the restaurant’s “best of the sea” concept, retaining favourites like Fine de Claire Oysters from France (B950 for a half-dozen) and Seared Tiger Prawn on Himalayan Salt (B1250), diners can expect myriad new signature dishes. Some of these include Homemade Black Ink Pasta with Canadian Lobster (B1050), Dover Sole with Morel Mushrooms (B2000), and Atlantic Cod with Green Vegetables and White Miso (B850). For starters, try a refreshing kohlrabi with green apple, almond, avocado, and frisée (B550), or perhaps black crab with fennel, green apple, and fresh greens (B750).
“From a visual point of view, we see a white fish surrounded by a green forest of seaweed,” says the chef of his innovative Atlantic cod. “We chose an assortment of green vegetables that [would] come together beautifully to delight the senses with different flavours and textures. As a final touch, we added a white miso glaze for the saltiness and sweetness it brings to the fish.”
While the new menu is reason enough to pay a visit to Trisara Seafood, the stunning backdrop seals the deal. The restaurant looks over a brilliant blue sea, an especially enchanting viewpoint at sunset. Combined with the staff’s discreet service and the fresh new menu, the view sets diners off on a culinary journey across the seascape.
Trisara Phuket, 60/1 Moo 6, Srisoonthon Rd | 0 7631 0100 ext 5 | trisara.com | Mon-Sat lunch 12.30pm-3pm, dinner 7pm-10.30pm