As Chinese New Year coincides with Valentine’s Day, the Imperial Boat House has a very special event in store for her guests featuring a Dragon Dance Show, fabulous cocktail party, traditional flying lantern release, scrumptious buffet, and last but not least an upbeat evening with live music and plenty dance opportunity.

dragon dance

Example of a Dragon dance by: http://www.kaileung.org/gallery.html

From January 15 – February 15 2010 The Imperial Boat House will be presenting a highly selective Italian menu designed by executive chef Flavio Manzoni.

Chef Flavio Manzoni is owner of this own highly acclaimed restaurant in Sukhumvit Bangkok named Il Tartufo (www.iltartufobangkok.com)

Flavio’s philosophy in cooking is to keep his dishes as natural as possible, using macrobiotic ingredients and presenting authentic Italian cuisine  in a modern fashion. Born in the lake Como region of Italy, Flavio has an impressive culinary resume spanning nearly every continent.

Flavio has received many reviews for his culinary achievements. A few locations where he has honed his culinary skills are Fuzio, La dolce Vita and Belguardo in Bangkok.

Click here to read some reviews from other customers at his own restaurant “Il Tartufo”.

Torretta al forno di pomodoro melanzana mozzarella al basilico
Baked napoleon of tomato eggplant buffalo mozzarella basil mousse

Seppioline alla griglia in salsa verde
Grilled baby cuttlefish in Italian green sauce

Vellutata di tartufo nero con schiuma di carota organica
Black truffle velloute with organic carrot foam

First course
Fetuccine all uovo con granchio in salsa di cocco e pomodoro
Egg pasta with crab meat in coconut tomato lemon zest sauce

Penne al ragu di agnello con porcini
Penne with lamb ragout and porcini mushroom

Secondi piatti
Second course
Branzino chileno all aqua pazza
Poached Chilean sea bass with tomato basil lemon zest olive oil

Filetto di manzo alla salsa di tartufo bianco con patate al tartufo
Grilled beef tenderloin in white truffle sauce with truffle potato

Zabaglione all arancio con mosaico di frutta di bosco
Gratinated orange zabaion with wild berries mosaic

A special menu will be offered to guests of the Captain’s Choice restaurant at the Imperial Boat House from January 15, 2010 to February 15, 2010.

We will be offering a Set Menu of 3 courses @ 850.- THB  & A Set Menu of 4 Courses @ 950.- THB including a complementary glass of white or red wine.

Captain’s Choice Lunch is served from 12.00 – 03.00 pm and Dinner from 07.00 – 10.00 pm.

A wide selection of Italian wines will be made available at the most reasonable prices.

Please make your reservation and enjoy the Italian flavours of chef Flavio in a romantic and intimate setting.

Chef Flavio at the Boat HouseRenowed Chef Flavio will be delighting the Imperial Boat House with his exclusive Italian Menu.

The Boat Suites have been recently refurbished, remodelled and redecorated to make the cozy atmosphere even more sensible and your stay even more enjoyable. These very high in demand rooms are going fast, so please reserve on time to ensure your reservation.

The New Year’s celebrations were short of spectacular with exhilirating performances by several groups and artists, top cuisine and a breathtaking firework show.

Christmas celebrations at the Imperial Boat House were fun-filled with spectacular entertainment, lavish dinner buffet and cozy, intimate atmosphere.

The Imperial Boat House hosted an annual charity event in cooperation with the Samui Family inviting 70 local school children from the Wat Boontarikgaram school in Chaweng. The children enjoyed a scrumptious lunch buffet, learned some Christmas songs, played educational games as well as a yoga workshop and received gifts from Santa Claus himself. It was a wonderful and entertaining event for the children who normally don’t get a chance to enjoy any extra curricular activities. They left the event very inspired and grateful for a wonderful day and Christmas celebration.

To see more photos or learn more about The Samui Family charity programs please visit this link.

The King’s Birthday, also known as the official Father’s Day in Thailand was celebrated by the team in Nathon Town.

Later that evening a special Cocktail Party was organized for the guests.