Samui Wining & Dining
Signature Dish

Roasted Duck Breast stuffed with Seafood Terrine, at Prasuthon Restaurant, Nora Beach Resort & Spa.


 

13A picturesque view, relaxing ambience, exquisite food and superb service are usually the top requests for visitors on Samui. Nora Beach Resort & Spa has it all; set high on the rocks at the north end of Chaweng Beach, the view is unbelievable and must be seen to be fully appreciated. The view of the sea is already visible as you walk down to towards the beachside restaurant, Prasuthon, through a tunnel of trees and villas. Your table can be situated by the pool, on the beach or on the covered terrace beside the beach. Whichever you select you can guarantee an enjoyable experience in this light airy open space.

    The menu has a selection of many tantalising treats, with an incredible selection of both Thai and International cuisine. And their signature dish is a combination of both these culinary styles, fused together by Executive Chef, Khun Sitthichai Saephu. And the name of this dish is ‘Roasted Duck stuffed

with Seafood Terrine’. The presentation is as picturesque as the sea view; the plate is awash with colours akin to a rainbow and the aroma is indescribable. The creation of prawn and calamari in a curry paste stuffed inside succulent crispy roasted duck and doused in fruits of the season, makes it a must try during your stay on Samui.

      This dish is served with an herbal rice salad, that’s contained in a mangosteen shell, stuffed full with a combination of rice, tuna, pomelo, lemongrass and a dash of red chilli, all of this is accompanied by crispy rice noodles and then drizzled with a tom yam fruit sauce, which offers a tingly, but not burning spicy sensation to the whole dish. The combination is like a firework explosion in your mouth, there’s so much variety on the plate, and all the flavours compliment each other so well, you’ll want to pile a piece of everything on your fork, then as you look around you remember you’re in public and that shovelling your food in this manner is not appropriate dining decorum!

       The restaurant, pool and beach area are also home to many exceptional events, both public and private, with weddings being the most popular and well organised, as it’s the perfect location for that big knees up! Operations Manager, Matus Valent is the chief organiser of all these events, as well ashaving the responsibility of fulfilling the exceptional service and effective running of the whole resort. He joined the team at Nora six months ago, and oversees the 156 staff, along with the maintenance and upkeep of all the 113 rooms.

      He originates from Slovakia, but has been living on Samui for the past three years. He has worked in the hotel and hospitality trade nearly all of his life, and he’s been fortunate enough to travel around the world discovering a variety of methods to care for his customers requirements on a personal level. With his charm and sophistication he adds a certain professional finishing touch to this establishment. And, as a single man he’s able to dedicate most of his time to the resort.

      He’s also currently studying towards achieving an on-line hospitality management qualification at Cornell University in America, so it’s obvious that this working environment is where he can be his most passionate and creative. This is all evident when you take the time out to stroll from your room to the beachfront on Chaweng, to participate in all that’s on offer at Nora Beach Resort & Spa, and in particular the wonderful signature dish at Prasuthon.

Kathy Ross


 


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