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Full Moon Italian Restaurant of Anantara Koh Samui Wins Wine Spectator Award 2009
01 Aug 2009
Full Moon Italian restaurant of Anantara Koh Samui Resort & Spa has earned the highly coveted ‘Award of Excellence 2009' from the prestigious Wine Spectator magazine. The resort receives this award for four years in a row now.
The 2009 Wine Spectator Dining Guide listed more than 3,800 restaurants worldwide, 21 of which are in Thailand and Full Moon restaurant makes it the only award-winning restaurant in Koh Samui. "We are extremely honored to receive the Award of Excellence again this year," Reutener, Anantara Koh Samui's hotel manager says, "and hope to continue this four-year tradition well into the future."
Wine Spectator magazine is known worldwide as a guide to the world's best wines. This year, the Wine Spectator Awards programme celebrates its 10th year of recognising restaurants that show passion and commitment when it comes to wine. The Award of Excellence is awarded each year by Wine Spectator to restaurants that offer at least 100 different wine selections from a diverse spectrum of geographic origins and grape varietals.
Winners of the Award of Excellence match wines to their menus thematically, and Full Moon's choices are no exception. When it comes to Full Moon restaurant, the fine-dining of Italian cuisine and wine consumption are not the only significant affair for the restaurant. Full Moon has also won Thailand's Best Restaurant Award 2009 for its exceptional service and cuisine, voted by the readers of Thailand Tatler. The restaurant is designed by Bensley; world's renowned interior designer. The restaurant is cantilevered over the edge of the swimming pool giving diners the sensation of hovering between the deep blue sea and a dramatic torch lit waterway which runs the length of the gardens.
The restaurant's three interlocking terraces start with the pool bar on the lowest level and ascend over two floors of dining, all of which are connected by a void space in which a huge full moon globe hangs suspended. Polished concrete beams with copper edgings, teak and copper-trimmed furniture, custom-made ceramic tableware and a menu of contemporary Italian cuisine finish off a modish restaurant, which since its opening, has become a highly-sought after venue.
Opened in November 2004 on the Thai island of Koh Samui, Anantara is a boutique-sized resort of just 106 rooms and suites. Anantara Resort Koh Samui, sets on 11 acres of beachfront land next to the laid-back haven of Fisherman's Village on the north coast of Samui and is less than 10-minutes drive from the airport.