New Thai restaurant coming to spice things up at base of Steamboat Ski Area |

New Thai restaurant coming to spice things up at base of Steamboat Ski Area

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A planned restaurant shuffle at the base of Steamboat Ski Area will replace a Chinese restaurant with a new Thai restaurant run by owners who have several years of experience operating other Thai places in Colorado and beyond.

Ekawat and Duangrat Sunti are planning to open Talay Thai next to the Steamboat Grand sometime in January.

The new restaurant will replace Chelsea’s in the bottom level of the Steamboat Grand.

The Suntis could not be reached Wednesday, but their liquor license application as well as other media reports on their previous restaurants offer a preview of what the new restaurant might be like.

The Suntis are listed as the owners of the Bai Tong restaurant in Loveland.

The Loveland-Reporter Herald reported in 2015 that Ekawat Sunti learned about the restaurant business from his father and had experience running his family’s Thai restaurants in Seattle.

Bai Tong featured 60 dishes when it opened, the Herald reported, and seven curries.

Sunti entered the Colorado restaurant scene in 2010 when he opened Simply Thai in Windsor, near Fort Collins.

Windsor Now! Reported Sunti lived in Thailand until he was 10 years old.

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