Guest Chef Ton at Misool, 12-21 October 2017
Join Chef Ton at Misool as he takes us on a very special voyage to discover the soul of traditional Thai cooking. For seven nights, Chef Ton will create unique, Thai-inspired dinners for you to enjoy while surrounded by the world’s richest reefs.
Chef Ton (also known as Thitid Tassanakajohn) is the Executive Chef, Certified Sommelier & owner of Le Du restaurant in Bangkok, currently ranked #37 in Asia. Prior to opening Le Du, Chef Ton trained at some New York’s most esteemed Michelin-starred restaurants, including Eleven Madison Park and Jean Georges.
Chef Ton has generously donated his time and expertise for this special fundraising trip. A $300 donation will be added to this trip to support Misool Foundation’s work to defend the heart of marine biodiversity.
Conservation Trailblazers Patagonia and WildAid team up with Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker Shawn Heinrichs and Misool co-founder Marit Miners for this rare chance to go underwater and behind the scenes at Misool’s award-winning resort and the Misool Foundation.
While on a diving adventure in 2005, Marit and Andrew Miners stumbled upon a shark finning camp and decided to start a conservation initiative then and there. Tribal elders gave their blessing to establish a private Misool Marine Reserve spanning 300,00 acres (that’s the size of all 5 boroughs of New York City combined), inside which all fishing is forbidden. While this unique collaboration has empowered 15 full-time paid local rangers to take back their reefs with a 24/7, year-round patrol, Misool Foundation’s other initiatives support education, manta ray research, and recycling of ocean-bound plastics while moving community members towards sustainable livelihoods.
Shawn is best known for his work in Racing Extinction, but he’s also a member of the boards at both Misool and WildAid International. In addition to treating guests to a screening of his favourite Racing Extinction clips, he will talk about his conservation work with Misool Foundation. Marit, who was key to strategizing this unique partnership between business, conservation, and advocacy on behalf of local communities, will look back to the challenges of building of Misool and forward to describe new partnerships and events.
Entry to the event is a $48 donation and tickets available here. All proceeds to benefit Misool Foundation and WildAid, which support the local rangers who patrol the 300,000-acre Marine Protected Area, as well as Misool Foundation’s other initiatives.
Entrance also includes local beer, kombucha, soft drinks, vegetarian-friendly hors d’oeuvres, and sweet treats sponsored by Patagonia and WildAid. Five-dollar raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win close to $2,000 in prizes, including Patagonia merchandise, Misool merchandise, Oregon Zoo Passes, a giant stuffed Eagle Ray, and more.
Win a weeklong trip for 2 to Misool’s private island resort & Marine Reserve
Guests who want to dig a little bit deeper can buy a $100 extra-special Golden Raffle Ticket (limited to 175 tickets!). They will be enter into a drawing to win a 7-night stay for 2 at Misool, valued at $6,000. Winners will each enjoy luxurious full-board accommodation, plus a 5 dive or snorkel package and a traditional Indonesian massage. Pre-sale tickets available here and 80 tickets will be reserved for purchase at the event on November 2nd. Terms and Conditions Apply*.
Date: Thursday, November 2. Doors open at 7pm
1106 West Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
Phone: (503) 525-2552
telephone: Lynn Palensky at 503-432-6477
email: contact us with the form below
* Terms and Conditions:
Winner of the Misool stay (Golden Ticket draw) need not be present to collect the prize. Prize includes:
- double occupancy accommodation for 2
- 5 dive or snorkel excursion package for each guest
- traditional Indonesian Massage each
- speedboat transfers to/from the resort on scheduled transfer dates
- four meals per day and afternoon tea time
- most non-alcoholic beverages
- free local use of kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards
- snorkelling on the House Reef and with baby sharks in the North Lagoon
- a series of optional evening educational lectures in our Dive Centre
- Sorong Airport pick-up and porter service
- government tax
- hotel accommodation in Sorong for one night following your stay at Misool
- Raja Ampat Marine Park Entry Permit (about 100 USD per person)
Prize is Subject to availability. Offer expires 11 June 2019 and includes the following black-out dates:
- 2 Nov 2017 - 18 January 2018
- 31 October 2018 - 16 January 2019
- 5-19 May 2019