PRU Retains MICHELIN Red Star for Sixth Consecutive Year

Restaurant wows new fans with fresh “Inside-Out” community-to-fork concept

PHUKET, Thailand (January 31, 2024) –PRU, the signature community-to-fork dining venue at exclusive Phuket resort Trisara, has retained its MICHELIN red star for the sixth consecutive year.

At the grand Thailand star unveiling, which took place at the end of last year at the Capella Bangkok, the restaurant, steered by Dutch chef Jimmy Ophorst, also held on to its MICHELIN Green Star, awarded for its strong commitment to sustainability.

PRU, which just premiered its new purpose-built venue, is the only MICHELIN red star restaurant in Phuket.

“It’s an absolute honor for PRU to achieve such recognition from MICHELIN,” said Ophorst. “It’s a tribute to everything that we have achieved as a team and also to our culinary philosophy. What we do at PRU is to create a unique dining experience by drawing inspiration from around Thailand. By discovering local ingredients and herbs that are not overly familiar, we can fuel our creativity.”

PRU has blazed a trail for sustainable fine dining in Thailand. And its latest “Inside-Out” experience, housed in a new purpose-built restaurant, dissolves the traditional wall between the kitchen and the dining room.

With a theatre kitchen encouraging connections with guests, diners can see how each morsel is prepared, thereby providing complete transparency to the culinary process.

“We’ve been inspired by the kappo style of service, where the formality between the chef and his guests are eliminated as the chef ‘cuts and cooks’ the freshest seasonal ingredients based on interactions with each guest,” said Ophorst. “We adopted the philosophy in the new restaurant design to create the Inside-Out experience and bring our guests closer to the best ingredients Thailand has to offer.”

The restaurant, located inside the exclusive grounds of the award-winning Trisara resort, has ten seats at the kitchen counter where guests can witness Ophorst and his team up close. Guests wanting more space can experience Inside-Out in the main dining room. Further seating for exclusive small group events is available inside The Reserve, a private dining room inside a modern wine cave that houses a select collection of over 200 premium and rare wines.

Broadening ‘farm-to-fork’ to embrace the wider local community, the new PRU experience uses artisanal products throughout the customer journey. From lounge chairs to the tiles used to the artwork decorating its walls, PRU highlights community crafted products. All courses are served using ceramics made by InClay Studio from Chiang Mai, and all utensils are produced by local Thai artisans.

“Fine dining should connect people across cultures,” said Ophorst. “We are proud to play a role to connect our guests to the richness of Thai products via our ‘community-to-fork’ principle which includes artisans as our partners.”

Lunch: Friday – Saturday 12:00 – 15:00
Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday 18:00 – 22:30
For reservations: +66 76 683344

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