Diavolo Restaurant @ Paresa Resort, Phuket

It took me quite a while to finish this post as I’m awed by the beauty of the Paresa Resort‘s compound. Kinda lost on where to start…Anyway I’m thrilled that I made the right choice to stay at this amazing resort instead of only heading to their Diavolo Restaurant for dinner. The outdoor terrace of Diavolo Restaurant offers panoramic view of the Andaman Sea, perfect for watching sunset. However if you are staying at the resort, almost all the rooms have an infinity pool offering similar view~

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Reluctantly we dragged our feets out from our cozy and spacious room and took a short walk to the Diavolo Restaurant to enjoy our pre-dinner cocktails at 6pm as there was 1-for-1 during Happy Hour. =) Had Mai Tai and Cosmopolitan for total of around S$14++. Though it wasn’t perfect clear sky that evening, we could still enjoy the beautiful hues of the setting sun. *P.S the corner table on Diavolo Restaurant terrace is the most sought-after seats* We didn’t book a table at the restaurant itself as we will be enjoying our dinner at their infinity pool~

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It was indeed one of the most memorable dinner I ever had cos of its unique location. We waded across a shallow pool to get to our “island”. The sun loungers were transformed into dining set-up with a long table combo. Right before our eyes was the fibre-optic lit infinity pool with its colour-changing glows. We had the whole area to ourselves as we were the only couple having dinner at the infinity pool that day.

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Bread and Chef’s Amuse Bouche – Parma ham & melon was served first. My honest opinion – while the ambience was great the lighting was a little too dark for us to appreciate the visual aspects of the food while relying on the small candle light source. Nonetheless we had fun trying to use our phone flashlight to brighten up the lighting for photo taking.

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Our first appetizer was Carpaccio di Wagyu Carpaccio of wagyu beef with “Harry’s bar” dressing, parmesan crisp, mesclun greens and confit cherry tomato and Tartare trio Sea bass with wholegrain mustard and green apple, Scottish salmon with horse radish, dill & creme fraiche and King prawn with orange zest, black pepper and crispy Serrano ham. The carpaccio was lightly seasoned, bringing out the freshness of the carpaccio. For the tartare trio, I liked the salmon one the best. Raw prawns are not exactly my cup of tea while the sea bass tasted slightly fishy.

The Paresa Sorbet was served as palate cleanser before our main course. The raspberry sorbet was zesty and refreshing. It took a while before the main was ready and we took the time to snap some photos around the pool.

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Once we hear the splashing sound of the waiter waddling through the water, we knew our food was going to be served. We had the Surf & turf Sauteed beef filet mignon with crispy polenta, potato espuma in green peppercorn jus Char grilled Phuket lobster tail (half) roast green apple puree, crispy prosciutto and orange/cointreau bisque sauce and Lobster Pad Prik Thai Dom Stir-fried lobster Thai-style with local farmed egetable and black pepper sauce. The steak was cooked to our order of medium-rare, tender and juicy while the stir-fried lobster was devilishly delicious. The lobster was chewy and al-dente, way better than the one we had in Patong seafood place…

Dessert were Khao neow Ma Muang Freshly sliced Thai mango with mango sticky rice and coconut cream and Creme Brulee Organic ginger creme brulee with carmelised brown sugar torched tropical fruit and toffee sauce.

It took us 2 hours to finish our 3-course meal, would suggest other diners to start their dinner earlier (we only had ours at 7pm) so that you can enjoy half of the meal before it goes into total darkness.

Other amazing photos of Paresa Resort during the day:

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