By Khun Paew
The Outrigger Laguna Phuket is proud to announce the opening of its new interactive dining experience called ‘Panache.’ The new restaurant, which opened its doors this week, presents innovative Asian and European flavors in a relaxed poolside or air-conditioned setting away from the crowds.
The poolside al fresco and indoor restaurant serves the best of Asian and international cuisine with panache. Under the guidance of Austrian chef Robert Czeschka, the 100-seat restaurant is part of the new suites area of the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort and Villas. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the focus of Panache is on informal, healthy and innovative cuisine that will satisfy Asian and European tastes with options ranging from “small”, “medium” and “large” to “very Thai”.
Executive Chef Czeschka was trained in Europe and has spent the last six years in Malaysia, China, Vietnam and Thailand. “At Panache we aim to satisfy Asian and European palates in style. Knock-out noodles, dim sum, satays, rich Thai curries and subtle but spicy larb will feature alongside wagyu sirloin, lamb rack provencale, seafood and family favourites such as wood oven fired pizzas,” he said. “Our service and quality standards are deluxe, as you’d expect from Outrigger,” said Czeschka, “but our prices are informal and relaxed like the setting.”
Panache is also an “interactive kitchen”. Chefs prepare dishes after finding out how the guest likes their food. “Fewer calories, hold the garlic, extra anchovies?” says Czeschka, “This piece of sirloin, not that? All possible,” is his promise.
“I like to think of it as a culinary conversation,” says Czeschka. “With such a cross-cultural mix among our guests our approach is to be flexible and really cook what people want.”
A wide range of wines, healthy fruit drinks, and beverages accompany the menus. Panache is open all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and al fresco poolside dining.
Our first guests to this new restaurant were the Liu family from Hong Kong, first time visitors to Phuket and Outrigger but definitely our new regulars!