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Miss the Kantary Hills Chiang Mai Christmas Eve Buffet? 
All those great flavors on my taste buds? 
NOT A CHANCE!

I've mostly attended the Christmas Eve Buffet at the Chiang Mai Kantary Hills Hotel over the past 5 years!

It’s pricey, but a great treat for my Thai family and friends.

In 2017, I tried to book in late November, but there was “no room at the Inn”, and I had to make do with a Christmas Day buffet at another hotel.

That one was... OK... but not up to the Christmas Eve Buffet, Kantary Hills...[cheaper, though]

So for the 2019 event, we booked in early November.

The cost was 1800 baht per adult… about $75 CAD… and included gratuities and taxes.

The universe willing, and the Canadian $ not further collapsing… I’ll do it again next year.


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The buffet setup

Hotel entrance

This is a classy, well setup hotel, and it does a smashing Christmas Eve buffet!

Hotel entrance

Outside dining area

Buffet seating area outdoors

Decorations and view of inside dining area

Decorations

Appetizer and drink area

Appetizer and drink area

Thai flower art in a water bowl

Thai flower art in a water bowl

Table setting

Table setting

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Food available at the Kantary Hills Chiang Mai Hotel
Christmas Eve Buffet


Appetizers and nibblies

Appetizer table

Appetizer table

Fresh Fruit Skewers

Fresh Fruit Skewers

Clockwise from 12 o'clock

Pate on toast, Salmon aspic, Gherkin pickles, Avocado salad, Peasant bread

Clockwise from 12 o'clock
Pate on toast, Salmon aspic, Gherkin pickles, Avocado salad, Peasant bread

Bread, Cheese, Cold Cuts, and Salads

Breads and Buns

Breads and Buns

Cheese Tray

Cheese Tray

Cold Cuts

Cold Cuts

Salad Bar and Pates

Salad Bar

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

Cold Salmon

Cold Salmon

Cold Seafood Platter

Cold Seafood Platter

Hot Food

The hot buffet table with western and Thai food

The hot buffet table with western and Thai food

Western Christmas Eve food

The Kantary Hills hotel advertises a Christmas Eve buffet... and makes sure there's roast turkey...

Roasted turkey

Roast beef with accompanying vegetables, and sauces... some people may say this is a bit too rare! But not me...


And baked ham, of course

Baked ham

The dessert table is just LOADED with Christmas puddings, and cakes, and cookies, and chocolate dips... and... and... and...

But that's still further down this page...


Warm Buffet Food

Soups

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Entrees

Curried Beef

Curried beef

Brussel Sprouts and Bacon

Brussel Sprouts and bacon

Baked Fish With Pineapple

Baked fish with pineapple

Pork With Bell Peppers

Pork with Bell Peppers

Roast Pork

Roast Pork

Roasted Potatoes

Roasted potatoes

Fried Rice With Seafood

Fried rice with seafood

Made to Order Hot Food

Mongolian Table

Mongolian Table

Pasta Table

Pasta Table

Desserts

Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

Dessert Table

Dessert Table
More desserts

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Relaxing after supper

Cheese plate and Irish coffee, with cookies from Santa at top of picture.

Relaxing, after a great buffet, with Irish Coffee, cheese plate and cookies from Santa

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Santa and his elf came bearing gifts of gingerbread cookies

Santa and his Elf

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The Kantary Hills Chiang Mai hotel
also played Santa and provided lots of gifts, via draws.

The luck of the draw... 4 times!

Lun won a Teddy Bear

Our group also won a

  • t-shirt,
  • an insulated lunch pack,
  • and a gift certificate for 2 to The Friday Buffet at the hotel.

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In summary:
-it's a classy event
-great venue
-the food is varied, plentiful, and tasty
-free-flowing booze if you wish
-Good value, even if pricey

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Warmest regards,


Garry says

p.s. It's a worthwhile "splurge" for my Thai family at Christmas Eve.