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Media Release
26-Aug-2009

Australia’s celebrity chef, Ben O’Donoghue, debuts at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket


Phuket, Thailand – Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket invites Australia’s celebrity chef, Mr. Ben O’Donoghue, to the resort, bringing Thailand a truly exciting and entertaining Australian culinary experience.


One of Australia’s favourite celebrity chefs, Mr. O’Donoghue has devoted himself to the culinary arts since youth. This passion has never failed to bring him pleasure nor ceased to stimulate his imagination. His career began in working at prestige Australian restaurants, such as the Tribeca and Goodfellas of Sydney and Jessica’s in Perth, which eventually brought his path to London.


His natural talent escalated him to the position of Executive Chef at the renowned Atlantic Bar & Grill. With the unique seasonal menu he created, he was able to help the company be contracted to open the National Dining Room at the National Gallery. Mr. O’Donoghue is now the Creative Director of Food for the Great Australian Pie Company in the UK. He is also known from the popular Australian TV series The Best and Surfing the Menu. Moreover, he was invited as the food judge for Lifestyle Food’s recent Great BBQ Challenge series, and has also appeared in both BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and Planet Food. He is a columnist for Delicious magazine and has also released a cookbook in October 2008, called Outdoor: Grill Your Way Round the World.


“The visit of the Top Chef from the highly acclaimed BBC series “Surfing the Menu”, Ben O'Donoghue is a wonderful and delectable opportunity that will please all those Gourmet hearts and souls during this Gourmet delight weekend, said Alexander Mack, Director of Food & Beverages, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket.
O’Donoghue will amaze Phukets’ food lovers with a Modern Wine Dinner -“Penfolds’ vs BEN” by Chef Ben at the stylish award-wining La Trattoria, the most picturesque Italian restaurant for fine dining (THB 2,500++) on 19 September.


Follow by “Surfing with Chef Ben” - a trendy BBQ Brunch by the Beach with free flow Australian Lindemans red and white Wine at breezy Casuarina Beach Restaurant, one of the most popular restaurants for steak and grills with air conditioned space right on the beach (THB 1,400++) on 20 September.
“We promise to pursue for more exciting gastronomy and culinary event to this colorful island again soon” Alex added.


Guests can also enjoy Australian culinary experience presented by Mr. O’ Donoghue on September 17, at Dusit Thani Bangkok: a Cooking Demonstration & a 4-Course Lunch at Hamilton’s Steak House [THB 1,600 net] and a fabulous Wine Dinner at il cielo Italian Restaurant [THB 2,900 net].


“Cooking for me is 50 percent confidence, 40 percent passion and 10 percent technique and skill. Be brave and eat anything because experience is everything” Chef Ben's says in his latest book.

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