OMGD Thailand Sake Dinner
Bailliage of Phuket
Phuket, March 1, 2019
At the iconic Boathouse Resort on Kata Beach
" The eight different sakes were expertly introduced by Khun Tree "

Phuket members of the Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs (OMGD) had been looking forward to the next event since the highly successful Gin Tasting Extravaganza in December last year. They were not disappointed by this Sake Pairing Dinner held at the iconic Boathouse Resort on Kata Beach, Phuket, which had celebrated its 30th Anniversary recently.

At the reception the welcoming sake was Junmai Daiginjo Happou Nigori Sparkling (50). Vice-Conseiller Culinaire Jonathan Bruell, Executive Chef at the Boathouse, created a superb menu seamlessly mixing Japanese and Western styles as the menu demonstrates.


Tuna carpaccio, crispy chicken skin, wasabi caviar
Junmai Daiginjo Migaki Sanwari Kyubu (39)

Tempura rock lobster miso, aioli edamame
Dassai 39 Centrifuge

Omelette Arnold Bennett
Kinmon Akita X3

Beef cheek, foie gras gyoza
Junmai Ginjo Kichifuku Kinju

Slow-braised pork belly
rice berry, wild mushrooms
Junmai Ginjo Karakuchi Kiippon

Double-cooked cheese soufflé
Junmai Yawaraka Type-1

Chocolate truffle cake, lime sorbet
Shukon Junmai Ginjo

Freshly brewed coffee and selection of teas

The eight different sakes were expertly introduced by Khun Tree a Japan-trained sake specialist from BB&B Distributors in Bangkok. He was ready to answer the many questions posed regarding the matching with food. Members were suitably surprised by the many varieties of taste and styles exhibited.

Events were overseen by Maître Hôtelier Max Chin, General Manager of the Boathouse, and Paul Frankland, who in his capacity as Vice-Échanson is in charge of OMGD events for the Bailliage.

As a souvenir members and guests were presented with a personalized wooden wine box, on the flange of which was printed the menu and inside contained three traditional Japanese sake cups. What a novel idea to cap off a novel, and highly successful, occasion!

Paul Frankland