At the renovated Boathouse resort in Phuket, the Boathouse Wine & Grill will host a wine-pairing dinner featuring Emily Putnam from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery as guest speaker. Courses from Boathouse executive chef Jean-NoĂ«l Lumineau â€” such as pan-fried red mullet fillet with anchovie butter and eggplant caviar â€” will be matched over multiple courses with â€śdirectorâ€™s cutâ€ť labels from the film directorâ€™s vineyard presented by Putnam. The price for the dinner, to be held on May 25, is about US$65. Cocktails start at 7 p.m., dinner about an hour later.Â The restaurant overlooks Kata Beach and the Andaman Sea.
The Phuket resort also features a beach club called Re KĂˇ Ta designed by the same architect who did Ku De Ta in Bali (Freddo Taffin), with a chic bar that opens to a palm-fringed pool terrace.