Terraces @ Four Seasons Chiang Mai

The luxurious Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is set amongst the terraced rice fields in Northern Thailand, with an awe inspiring location, an unrivalled level of service and impeccable fine dining it was right at the top of our list of ‘must visit’ locations whilst in town.

Terraces – which takes it’s name from the incredible and ever changing view of the surrounding rice terraces – offers International fine dining to their discerning guests.

Terraces and the surrounding rice fields.

Terraces and the surrounding rice fields.

When the sun drops behind the hills, Terraces takes on a whole new ambience.

When the sun drops behind the hills, Terraces takes on a whole new ambience.

How would their team of talented chefs cater for a couple of vegan guests who were in the midst of their mission to Find, Eat & Write about the Best Vegan Food in the World?

The Vegan Food:

Our meal got off to a great start with a pre starter of tasty little arancini; the rich and creamy rice balls, breaded and lightly fried were delicate and packed full of flavour, we could have happily eaten another plateful of these!

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Delicious arancini balls.

The starter used a couple of our favourite ingredients, quinoa and barley, which were combined and seasoned perfectly to create a light, fresh and healthy dish which everyone at the table loved.

This type of cuisine shows that vegan food can be simple, creative and packed with flavours when prepared correctly, the team at Four Seasons Chiang Mai delivered this dish perfectly.

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Healthy, light and full of goodness.

Our main course was a beautifully presented tofu dish served with soy, lightly cooked spring vegetables and a timbale of nutrition packed red rice.

Red rice is a whole grain that is a great source of fiber and iron which makes a healthy addition to anyones diet; with it’s nutty flavour and alongside the rich soy reduction, silken tofu and perfectly cooked vegetables this dish was very enjoyable.

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Simple tofu dish with lightly cooked spring vegetables.

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Red rice is a great healthy addition to any meal.

And next came the dessert, vegan desserts can be a bit hit and miss, don’t get us wrong but fresh tropical fruit and sorbet is very tasty, very healthy and probably the most sensible option when you are trying to eat a balanced meal but what if you don’t want your dessert to be a ‘healthy option’ and you want chocolate?!

The vegan brownie at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai was fantastic, it was the perfect end to a memorable meal; rich, nutty, chocolaty and oh so tasty! Drizzled with a strawberry jus and garnished with fresh strawberries and mint this was vegan dessert heaven.

http://www.fourseasons.com/chiangmai/dining/restaurants/terraces/

Vegan chocolate brownie? yes please!

The Vegan Food Quest Verdict:

Book a table at Terraces to enjoy International vegan fine dining from a chef that goes out of his way to make sure vegan guests have the same wonderful experience as other non – vegan guests.

Make sure to arrive early enough for cocktails at Ratree Bar whilst watching the sunset over the rice fields before moving next door for a vegan meal you will remember.

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Cocktails with a view at Ratree Bar.

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We were guests of Terraces @ Four Seasons Chiang Mai but please rest assured that their generosity in hosting us didn’t influence our views.

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Mae Rim,
Samoeng Old Road,
Chiang Mai 50180,
Thailand.

Telephone: +66 53 298-181

Opening Hours: Lunch 1100-1630 or Dinner 1800-2200

2 thoughts on “Terraces @ Four Seasons Chiang Mai

  1. Anon

    Hi Caryl and Paul,

    The meals look really wonderful.

    We have just moved on from staying at the Four Seasons residence. Unfortunately the Terraces did not accomodate us anything like what you had described. They were informed well in advance and we were only offered some menu which was neither vegan or vegetarian -items included Parmesan and crispy bacon etc. they did not have any highlights of vegan options or any suggestions. We chose not to eat there.

    Despite this, their other restaurant Rim Tai was incredible. They designed a fully vegan menu for us and also made dishes off the menu (was craving a yellow curry). The service was great and prices were about 50-60 AUD for 2 meals with unlimited brown rice (they kept serving it when we asked and didn’t charge..). We had a pleasant experience here instead.

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    1. Vegan Food Quest Post author

      Your experience at Rim Tai sounds amazing and one we would love to have ourselves! It’s a shame that the staff at Terraces were unable to come up with something exciting and creative as they did during our visit. I can only imagine that your information was not communicated correctly which at a hotel of this level is a little disappointing and i’m sure one they would not expect. I will be emailing the hotel with your feedback and if when i hear from them i will let you know their thoughts…

      Thanks again for your comments and updated information!

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