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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This is a classy, well setup hotel, and it does a smashing Christmas Eve buffet!
Outside dining area
Decorations and view of inside dining area
Appetizer and drink area
Thai flower art in a water bowl
Fresh Fruit Skewers
Clockwise from 12 o'clock
Pate on toast, Salmon aspic, Gherkin pickles, Avocado salad, Peasant bread
Breads and Buns
Salad Bar and Pates
Cold Seafood Platter
The hot buffet table with western and Thai food
The Kantary Hills hotel advertises a Christmas Eve buffet... and makes sure there's roast 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
The dessert table is just LOADED with Christmas puddings, and cakes, and cookies, and chocolate dips... and... and... and...
French Onion Soup
Brussel Sprouts and Bacon
Baked Fish With Pineapple
Pork With Bell Peppers
Fried Rice With Seafood
Cheese plate and Irish coffee, with cookies from Santa at top of picture.
Lun won a Teddy Bear
Our group also won a