Ever since Jaras Restaurant opened its doors in 2019, this contemporary Thai dining destination at InterContinental Phuket Resort has elevated the culinary scene in Phuket. Now, it has been rewarded with the ultimate accolade: a coveted place in the Michelin Guide 2022 – the world’s most trusted food bible.
Nestled among the pine trees overlooking the Andaman Sea, Jaras commands breath-taking views of Kamala Beach, the endless ocean and spectacular sunsets. In this setting, amid an ambience that reflects the grace and elegance of the Sukhothai Kingdom’s Li Thai era, this signature restaurant reimagines Thai cuisine by bringing a sense of high style and refinement to authentic southern Thai recipes.
Led by Chef Chalermwut “Nui” Srivolalkul, Restaurant Manager Somruedee “Fee” Ruamsakul and their talented team, Jaras focuses on sourcing the finest ingredients from Thai farmers, local fisherman and independent, small-scale suppliers. This high-quality, sustainable and seasonal produce is treated respectfully, fusing time-honoured cooking techniques with creative flair and artistic presentation to transport guests all the way from the farm to the table.
From the freshest lobsters at Sarasin Farm in Phuket, goat from nearby Bang Tao Farm, and organic chickens and free-range eggs from Tan Khun Farm in Nakhon Pathom, to fragrant hom dok hung rice from Sakhon Nakhon province, organic palm sugar from a village in Songkhla, and bor hua haad salt from Bueng Kan province, Chef Nui and his culinary experts have connected supply chains from Thailand’s best producers. Jaras also works with local farms, expert in terroir, growing fresh organic vegetables.
While each dish is deeply rooted in Thai tradition, the visitor experience at Jaras Restaurant embraces the sophistication of European fine dining. Guests are welcomed with pre-dinner drinks and canapés, and the nine-course tasting menu transports diners on a multi-sensory journey. Enticing à la carte options are also available, and every epicurean adventure at Jaras is enhanced by a carefully curated wine list and handcrafted cocktails.
This progressive approach to Thai cuisine was praised by the Michelin Guide 2022, which commented:
“Despite the luxury setting, Jaras retains honest roots. The intimate design draws influence from the Li Thai, Sukhothai era. The restaurant is named after the owner’s grandma whose cooking inspired some of the recipes. Today’s chef embraces sustainability, serving a modern showcase of Thai flavours sourced locally, including microgreens grown onsite. For the full experience, request the Taste of Jaras tasting menu with wine pairing.”
“Gastronomy is one of the main focuses of our guest journey at InterContinental Phuket Resort. This recognition from the Michelin Guide for Jaras Restaurant is the proof of our hard work, our chefs’ dedication and the excellent service from our team, furthering our drive to innovate and elevate our culinary standards. Our Executive Chef, Marco Turatti, leads a remarkably talented restaurant team that creates truly breath-taking dining experiences in Kamala Beach,” said Bjorn Courage, General Manager at InterContinental Phuket Resort.
“This honour from Michelin demonstrates our commitment to culinary excellence. I am very proud of my team and we promise that we will continue to deliver outstanding service and remarkable dining experiences to all of our guests,” said Marco Turatti, Executive Chef at InterContinental Phuket Resort.
For more information about Jaras, visit guide.michelin.com/gb/en/phuket-region/phuket/restaurants.