Brunch upon a time. . . there was Twinpalms
Twinpalms is located close to the sands of gorgeous Surin Beach and adjacent to “Millionaire’s Mile” and reigns supreme as one of Phuket’s most fashionable resorts. In many ways it is the epicenter and social barometer of all things trendy in Phuket. It’s as if on the Phuket social scene Twinpalms leads and then the rest of the island falls into line and tries to keep up.
Certainly it was this way with the bringing of a revolution to Phuket’s tranquil Sundays in the form of something called “doing brunch”.
When it was first introduced to Phuket in the early “naughties” this latest social and gustatory phenomenon was as much about dressing up in one’s finest and going out to “see and be seen” with the island’s glitterati, as it was with the grazing on the bounteous buffet of wonderful foods.
Twinpalms brunches soon became legendary as “THE” place for Phuket’s high rollers to partake in Sunday’s longest, most languorous indulgence in fine food and wine. If that weren’t enough, the lovely beach and the resort’s Catch Beach Club are just a short canter away and so Sunday afternoons easily segue onto the sands and continue into the sunset hours.
As you wander into the relaxed open space that is the Oriental Spoon Restaurant you’ll see the limpid pools of water, hear the sophisticated background sounds, see the lovely smiling staff and realize this is going to be a long, lovely Sunday in Heaven. Just grab a complimentary BloodyMary to dispel Saturday night’s cobwebs and you’re away.
The abundant spread of crab, clams, lobsters and imported oysters on ice are amazing and a good place to start. The sushi and sashimi are so fresh and tasty that they also have to be savored. Then there are the brimming salads,both pre-mixed and with the basic materials for the DIY enthusiast with all sorts of sauces and… Oh Joy!….. artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes to die for.
The famous Swiss Raclette cheese is a specialty that you won’t want to miss. Try it with meted with fresh cut ham and melon for a superb starter.
A successful Twinpalms brunching experience takes careful planning and judicious timing.There is so much on offer and much of the “I-can-resist-anything-except-temptation”ingredients are in the final furlongs, so you MUST pace yourself.
Think about the chocolate fountain with fresh berries and fruits and the famous crème brûlée, or traditional Thai mangoes and sticky rice and a panoply of ice-creams and you’ll soon realize why the hardened Twinpalms bruncher plans the afternoon with strict precision.
And it’s not over yet, on offer is one of Phuket’s finest selections of cheeses with breads, biscuits and grapes and heaven-sent complementary Taylor’s Port just to confirm that you’ve discovered Nirvana.
Most Sundays there won’t be a single table free so advanced booking is certainly recommended.
The Twinpalms brunch costs THB 1,390++ per person for brunch only, THB 1,690++ per person including ½ bottle of wine,THB 7,380++ per couple including a bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne.
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