Gentlemen of taste, your hour has finally come. For the first time in Phuket there’s a place where gentlemen can retire to, a place where every whim is seen to by a dream team of gorgeous all female staff members; a fine wine bar with a full supporting cast of smooth vintage whiskeys, brandies and cigars. Far removed from Patong’s tawdriness, this haven of respectability and taste is aptly called Indulge and it’s to be found on the grounds of Dream Hotel &Spa on the island’s northwest coast in Cherngtalay.
With an intimately designed interior featuring plush leather seats, indoor and outdoor-seating and soft lighting arrangements, Indulge has covered all the best options, leaving you to simply choose from a truly impressive drinks and tapas choice while surrounded by classic opulence.
Starting from a 12-label champagne list ranging from Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial (there’s also a rosé version for those who appreciate a blush or two) to a lofty Salon Blanc Brut1999/2002, it’s definitely impressive.
For sparkling wine aficionados there are 18 brilliant choices to make – including a classy Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superior DOSCG Millesimato 2012 Villa Sandi. Notable amongst the 11-label rosé list is the Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence 2012 from the world-famous Chateau D’Esclans. This choice comes in magnumand jeroboam sizes. Definitely recommended for lots of pink fun.
Notable in the 70+ choices of white wine from all the major wine growing areas in both the New World and Old World is the simple yet bewitching Italian Chardonnay Poidilei DOC 2013 Pio Cesare and a Louis Latour Meursault Poruzots Premier Cru.
Impressed? It gets even better. You’ll find medium (yet canny) to absolutely excellent red wine choices at Indulge – all served at exactly the right temperature of course – including Pinot Noirs; Sangiovese selections; a good choice of Merlots; Syrah andShiraz labels as well as Shiraz blends;a fi ne Cabernet Sauvignon selection;a succulent three-label ArgentineMalbec choice; an excellent Grenacheselection which, of course, offersseveral Chateauneuf du Pape options,and a great Italian selection thatincludes Nero D’Avola, Primitivo, andNebbiolo, while Spanish wine is amplyrepresented with a robust choice ofRiojas, as it should be.
The cocktail and whiskey/whisky listis second to none with the best labelsmoney can buy – all served up by aglamourous mixologist – and if you’refeeling hungry there are world-classMediterranean tapas, tasty Thai bites, cheese platters, and charcuterie selections. It’s unique, plush, sinful and delicious; Indulge is a gentleman’s dream atDream.
Open:Monday – Friday 17:00 – 02:00weekends 14:00 – 02:00
Dream Hotel & Spa
11/7, Soi Khok Tanot 12, Cherngtalay,Thalang, Phuket 83110Tel: +66 (0) 76 609 888