Fun Packed Feasts – Christmas Eve & New Year’s menus wow at Banana Fan Sea and Baitong.

Banana Fan Sea

The year’s winding down and it’s time to celebrate again. Where to go and what to do? There’s plenty on offer, but once again Baitong Restaurant at Banana Fan Sea Resort Koh Samui has you absolutely covered when it comes to both Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinners. The culinary team here are used to putting on wonderful feasts and go the extra mile when it comes to pleasing their guests.

Banana Fan SeaOne of the big surprises turns out to be the price. Some resorts and restaurants seem to charge the earth for festive dinners, but at Baitong there’s great quality and all of it is entirely affordable: no hefty price tags go with either the Christmas Eve or the New Year’s Eve dinners. You can sit back and relax, enjoy everything and not have to grit your teeth as your holiday budget goes belly up. The only thing you need to worry about, however faintly, is that you don’t forget to make a reservation for these events!

Banana Fan SeaWhether you’re coming with friends or family, Banana Fan Sea is a great place to be. For a start it could hardly be more convenient; located on Chaweng Beach Road, slightly south of the epicentre of the town, this is a surprising idyll. But at the same time, it’s very easy to go on from here to other venues in the town; many are within walking distance, meaning you won’t have to even think about a taxi.

When you come to eat at Baitong, you’ll first walk through the extensive gardens of the resort, and head down to the restaurant which is just a few metres from the sea. The Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinners are set right by the pool. Watch the sunset, drink in hand, while you gaze out over the sea and see the lights along the coast begin to come on. It’s very romantic. And thanks to the very attentive and friendly staff, it’s an easy-going kind of place where you’ll find it a cinch to relax. The staff, by the way, are great with children, and they too will are more than welcome here.

Banana Fan SeaWith over 25 items on the Christmas Eve menu, this festive buffet could hardly be better. No matter how hungry you are, you won’t possibly be able to eat everything. You’ll find salad and appetizers such as Greek salad, beef carpaccio, tuna sesame with mango salsa, along with many other sides, dips and dressings. Chafing dishes are meanwhile filled with delights such as mini beef burgers, fillet of fish with lime sauce, roast duck with orange sauce. Then there are chefs on hand to serve roast turkey, leg of lamb, beef sirloin and tenderloin, along with sauces of your choice. Try the tropical fruits afterwards, but leave room for Christmas cake, pannettone, crème brulée and cupcakes.

The Christmas Eve dinner starts at 6:00 pm on Sunday 24th December, and goes on until 11:00 pm, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the convivial atmosphere. There’s more than food on offer too. Live entertainment features big with an in-house acoustic show, a welcome cocktail reception, carol singing and a Thai classical dance show. You’ll also be entered into the lucky draw and may win prizes such as wine, a barbecue buffet, Thai cooking class, an around-the-island tour or even free accommodation.

The New Year’s Eve entertainment program is similarly lavish to the one above, and features a welcome cocktail reception and lucky draw, but for the live entertainment there’s modern Thai dancing, a Polynesian show and fireworks. It starts at 6:30 pm and goes on and past the midnight countdown. By the time the evening ends you’ll be safely into January 2018, and already enjoying the New Year.

Banana Fan SeaFor the dinner, there will be another impressive line-up. Start off with appetizers such as papaya salad, Hawaiian chicken with pesto sauce, smoked salmon salad, green chicken satay and sushi and sashimi. You’re bound to find many items that’ll take your fancy. Sides and soups include lobster bisque, spicy seafood soup, garlic bread and fries, as well as a choice of five different cheeses. Chafing dishes offer both Thai and international treats, and then there are chefs cooking up orders of Alaskan king crab, New Zealand mussels, barracuda, lamb chops and steaks, along with sauces of your choice. Finish off with Thai desserts or western favourites that include tiramisu, cheese cake and a variety of ice-cream.

With food freshness a top priority, guaranteed yumminess and great prices, Christmas and New Year’s Eve will be well-spent at Baitong Restaurant. Enjoy the wonderful beachside setting, and relax while the very professional staff go all out to provide you with great memories.

Dimitri Waring

For reservations or further information, telephone 0 7741 3483-6.
www.bananafansea.com