It was a long drive to PRU at The Trisara… we started out early, hoping to catch the sunset at one of Phuket’s top beach resorts; and the sunset we caught…, along with more….
Be transported to a world of pure bliss the moment you step onto the grounds of Trisara Resort. It was a quiet weekday evening during low season the day we visited, and as such we were rewarded with the entire resort to ourselves roam the peaceful lily pond courtyard, beautiful poolside; and the peaceful, scenic beach.
PRU is the first and only Michelin Starred Restaurant in Phuket. Chef Jim Ophorst has been with the restaurant from the beginning. He’s a chef, a farmer and a creator rolled into one! The passion and dedication within him in delivering meals from soil to plate is deeper and grander than I can put into words. In the PRU (Plant. Raise. Understand) kitchen, Chef Jim targets to integrate entirely, local products and ingredients straight from the establishment’s very own Pru Jampa farm or local farms around Phuket.
Before your meal begins, you are introduced to many, if not all of the ingredients which will be used for your meal. The short show and tell was both interesting and informative.
Our fixed dinner course was one wow factor after another. Not just by appearance but also by all other senses. Many were wildly unique. And we were wildly impressed from start to end.
Here’s my little show and tell on what went on at PRU.
Nakhon Si Thammarat- You had me at Chempedak! Not everyone’s favorite but this is one fruit I absolutely adore. The marriage of the strong fruit with citrusy kaffir lime was truly brilliant as it mellows out the pungent chempedak, and made it almost aromatic!
Service at PRU was outstanding. From the moment we stepped onto the grounds of the resort, to the moment we stepped off the premise; it was smiles, grace and warmth all the way. It is mind blowing how Chef Jim creates each dish, plans the layering of flavors, and puts together the imaginative usage of the most unlikely and amazing ingredients. Go ahead. Pamper yourself; or rather, be pampered, and have a meal here. I promise you won’t regret it!