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The faint smell of lemongrass fused with the aromatic spices of a Thai green curry; the gentle hum of 60 people enjoying each other’s conversation and the sight of an entire restaurant packed with Winged Boots customers and staff… it’s safe to say that Winged Boots: The Extra Mile Dinner Club in association with The Tourism Authority of Thailand was a great success.

Hosted at Nipa Thai restaurant in The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on Thursday 25th April, our first large-scale private dining event saw 45 Winged Boots customers enjoy a Thai feast amongst the Winged Boots team and representatives from the Thailand tourism board.

“I want to thank everyone for coming to our Extra Mile Dinner Club evening at Nipa Thai,” said David Ox, managing director at Winged Boots. “A huge thank you goes out to The Tourism Authority of Thailand for their sponsorship and all the staff at Nipa Thai for their warm hospitality. The food and setting were faultless – it was a great venue to meet lots of our customers face-to-face and I hope everyone had as good a time as myself and the rest of the Winged Boots team did.”

The evening began with a drinks reception in the hotel’s Lounge Bar, before guests took their seats inside Nipa Thai for a feasting menu of authentic Thai cuisine cooked by an all-female, all-Thai kitchen. Led by Head Chef Sanguan Parr who has been at the restaurant for more than 20 years, every dish was packed with flavour and cooked traditionally with the recipes passed through her family’s generation.

The starters included a selection of Thai delights and a spicy lemongrass, chilli and lime broth with prawns, mushroom and coriander. Mains included a delicious Phad Thai, stir-fried prawns, a tasty green coconut curry with chicken and fried seabass in an oyster sauce. Each course was meticulously paired with a glass of wine and the evening concluded with a selection of fresh fruit and coconut ice cream for dessert.

Sponsored by The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Emma Arnott, trade manager, said: “It was a wonderful evening, spent enjoying delicious food and great company. Winged Boots has a reputation for putting on the best events for their clients, and we were honoured to be a part of it."

“The Winged Boots clients were a pleasure to spend time with and get to know more. We hope that they are inspired by the authentic Thai cuisine and the warm welcome they received from the staff at Nipa Thai to book their own holiday to the Land of Smiles.”

A final thank you goes out to all our Thai hotel partners who contributed to our goody bags including Samujana, Kata Rocks and Soneva Kiri who kindly gifted every guests three complimentary nights’ stay. To book, get in touch with the team using your exclusive code.

Winged Boots’ new events programme The Extra Mile provides its customers with on-trend dates for their diary. From evenings spent at the O2 in our Corporate Hospitality Private Suite to an exclusive invitation to attend a company-organised golf day at one of the most prestigious courses in the South-East of England, The Extra Mile is dedicated to enhancing our customers’ travel experience no passport needed. The Extra Mile Dinner Club is the private dining division to the programme and provides a great way for Winged Boots’ personal travel managers and selected partners to interact with its customers in a fashionable London setting.

To register your interest to attend one of our upcoming Winged Boots: The Extra Mile events, email our marketing team on marketing@wingedboots.co.uk or visit our events page here. https://www.wingedboots.co.uk/events/

Lauren Godfrey

Lauren Godfrey is a Marketing Manager

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