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BANGKOK: Perfect pairings

Make this Friday a wine day at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Tower, as Sheraton Social Hour returns with a collection fine wine and cheese.

Part of its global programme, Sheraton Social Hour takes you to the worlds of wine - old and new, horizontal and vertical, and gourmet cheeses. For just Bt599, you can sample South Africa's Two Oceans Chardonnay and Two Oceans Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. The tasting runs from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and there's a shuttle boat service from Saphan Taksin BTS station. Call (02) 266 9214 or e-mail: events.rosh@sheraton.com.

Meetings with a Hornbill twist

Think out of the box and arrange your next meeting at The Great Hornbill Bistro on Sukhumvit Soi 39. The restaurant, which is run by winery PB Khao Yai Valley, provides the facilities for a small meeting with coffee break, drinking water and set lunch. The price is Bt349 (Thai food) and Bt480 (European food). Call (02) 262 0030 or visit www.Facebook.com/TheGreatHornbill.Bistro.

A night to remember

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit invites you to make the most of the cool season and dine under the stars at The Sala restaurant. The price starts from Bt1,300 per person and features barbecued meats including Japanese-styled Wagyu, beef tenderloin and lamb chop or fish and seafood. The offer is available through the festive season. Call (02) 649 8365 or visit www.SheratonGrandeSukhumvit.com.

On earth, in the sea

The Siam Hotel on the banks of Chao Phraya River offers a five-course dinner on both Christmas Eve and Christmas night. Prepared by chef Jane-Therese Mulry, the menu takes diners on a culinary adventure through the very best of local produce with Char-Grilled River Prawns, Lobster Vichyssoise and Pomegranate Glazed Turkey. The dinner is priced at Bt2,800 and Bt4,400 with wine. Book a table by calling (02) 206 6999 or e-mail: info@thesiamhotel.com. Visit www.TheSiamHotel.com.

PHUKET

Festive feast

Enjoy a fine dinner at the Dusit Laguna Phuket on Christmas Eve with December 24 and indulge in roasted turkey, oysters, pork pate, smoked salmon, steamed seafood and a lavish desert. It costs Bt2,900 (adult) and Bt1,450 (child under 12) and includes a visit from Santa. Call (075) 362 999 or visit www.Dusit.com www.Dusit.com.

In Lanna and loving it

Experience a perfect vacation by the Kok River this winter with a limited offer "Great Holiday Sale" from Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort. Rates start at Bt4,000 per night and include shuttle service to town 4 times per day (drop-off at night bazaar and Chiang Rai weekend walking street included). The deal is valid for stays completed by March 31. Call (053) 603 333 or visit www.LeMeridien.com/chiangrai.


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