Celebrating Mother’s Day SALA style

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SALA BKK Dining

MOTHER’S DAY is a national holiday in Thailand, where it is celebrated on Aug. 12. It coincides with the birthday of Queen Sirikit.

During the month of August, Thai homes and public places are decorated with portraits of Queen Sirikit. In the morning, an alms-giving ceremony will be held followed by country-wide candle-lighting ceremonies and fireworks in the evening.

While celebrated throughout the kingdom, the Queen’s birthday is especially celebrated in Bangkok along Ratchadamnoen Road and the areas surrounding the Grand Palace.

To mark the occasion, the SALA Hospitality Group is offering a range of dining promotions throughout its properties in true SALA style.

SALA Rattanakosin Bangkok suggests starting the day with a tour of the river via river ferry from the Central Pier at Saphan Taksin and take in many historical sites, architectural achievements and new developments on the banks of the Chao Phraya River along the way.

First stop: SALA Rattanakosin for a freshly brewed coffee or tea and a breakfast on the river deck, featuring a traditional English Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, Thai Omelet with Blue Swimmer Crab, pastry and sweet tropical fruits.

Just meters from SALA Rattanakosin, make your next stop at Wat Pho. Bangkok’s oldest temple and first university. It also houses the 46-meter long, 15-meter high gold-colored Reclining Buddha, a must-see. Then take a museum tour while you’re there. There are plenty to choose : Museum of Siam, Old Big Gun Museum, Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles and the Bangkok National Museum.

Take a break in the parklands on the river bank next to Tha Thien pier with some of your favorite snacks purchased direct from the many surrounding markets before boarding the Wat Arun ferry across the river to visit the picturesque Temple of the Dawn.

The return to SALA Rattanakosin Bangkok and take in the great sunset views from its rooftop bar before indulging in its Mother’s Day Seafood Set Menu. Contact stay@salarattanakosin.com for details.

SALA Samui 'Dining In The Pool'SALA Samui is offering an in-villa BBQ that lets you choose from three BBQ menus – The Earth Menu, with Wagyu beef, Australian Lamb and tasty sides; The Sea Menu, with Maine lobster, king prawns and a Valhrona chocolate dessert and The Essentially Thai Menu, with Rock Lobster and BBQ chicken prepared in aromatic Thai spices. Contact reservations@salasamui.com for details.

At SALA Phuket, you can take advantage of a family outing in one of the resort’s chauffeur-driven vehicles. Design a day of exploring and adventure from a list of recommended activities including elephant rides, the butterfly garden, the Big Buddha, mini golf and paint ball and much more. Contact reservations@salaphuket.com for details.

Each month, SALA Khaoyai one of the many locally grown products from the Nakhon Tatchasima region. August highlights local spinach. Its special spinach menu offers three dishes, creamy spinach soup, chicken breast rolled and stuffed with spinach and a twist of spaghetti carbonara with a spinach highlight. Contact stay@salakhaoyai.com for details.

At SALA Lanna in Chiang Mai, you can indulge in an exclusive selection of dishes from Chef Mirko Lacchini every Tuesday at Italia with a special degustation menu. Contact wineanddine@salaitalia.com for more information.

About jimcarr

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