London’s fine dining Thai restaurant Ora, introduces for the first time in the UK – an award winning Thai puppet show, favoured by the Thai Royal family to celebrate Songkran (Thai New Year) this April.
Traditionally, Songkran is celebrated with the throwing of water, but with April showers, there is only so much water one wants to see. Instead, from the 12th-16th April, Ora will mark the end of the dry season with a series of festive dinners showcasing some of the finest puppeteers in the world, which are as unique as they are authentic.
From 6.30pm enjoy a series of dramatic plays and dances from the traditional to the more contemporary whilst indulging in a special three-course set menu for £35, which showcases a host of signature Thai dishes.
Start with Yum Pu Nim (soft shell crab in a light batter with a green mango salad) or Kaow Naam Tod Pla Salmon (smoked salmon rice-rocquettes served on a betel leaves with chilli and fresh herbs). Mains include Moo Sarm Chun Yang (grilled marinated pork belly with chilli oil dip) and Kaeng Sai Bua Pla (red mullet cooked in coconut cream with rhubarb and chillies). To finish, enjoy a refreshing dish of melon in coconut syrup with crushed ice.
With each puppet standing at over a metre high, and controlled by three puppeteers, it takes many years to master the smooth movement and interpretation of each performance.
A rare treat and one beloved of royalty, it is not to be missed. For tickets please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.