Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipyapongtada held a press conference on Tuesday (July 26) at TuKapKhao Restaurant on Phang Nga Rd to announce the Phuket Lobster Festivals 2016 which is scheduled to run from August from 1-31.
TAT Phuket office director, Anoma Vongyai; and Managing Director of Pracharat Raksamackee Co Ltd, Mr Veerachai Pranveerapaiboon were among those in attendance at the press conference.
Governor Chamroen explained, “More than 30 restaurants, including one in hotel, will be participating in this campaign to promote Phuket lobster, with each restaurant creating a signature menu using Phuket lobster as its main ingredient.
“Today, representatives from restaurants, the lobster farmer community from Phuket and Andaman region, and members of Pracharat Raksamackee Co (Social Enterprise Phuket) are here to present a variety of lobster menus such as grilled lobster, Shushi lobster and Pearl lobster noodle so that everyone in attendance gets an idea of what to expect during the festival,” he said.
“During the Phuket Lobster Festival you can enjoy a signature menu from your favorite restaurant that has agreed to join this campaign. These restaurants will offer a special promotion on their signature menu, they will also offer a very special deal on August 12,” he added.
Organisers of the Phuket Lobster Festival 2016 aim to promote Phuket lobster to tourists and the general public as a comeback favorite seafood because lobster is consider Phuket's best and oldest seafood of all time.
The Phuket Lobster Festival will also generate income to locals and promote the career of lobster farming to a wider audience of people.
Social Enterprise Phuket invites all to enjoy the festival and also partake in a photo contest for a chance to win Phuket-Bangkok airline tickets.
For more information or to check out the menu, please visit https://www.facebook.com/socialenterprisephuket/