Pattaya Mailís Peter Malhotra
(2nd left) congratulates the Ottesen family, Ib (left), Kannikar and Ploy
Pailin (2nd right and right) on their grand reopening.
Dr. Iain Corness
The Captainís Corner restaurant, the home of the Grand
Texan BBQ for 15 years, reopened last week after a two month refurbishment.
While the concept has remained the same (after all, it has always been a
very successful formula), the actual venue has been sparkled up, getting it
ready for the next 15 years.
The Captainís Mate, Kannikar Ottesen, was her usual bubbly self at the
reopening party, which was bubbling along with plenty of alcoholic bubbly as
For many long-time diners, it was nostalgic having George Sinatra singing as
the background entertainment, and after a couple of hours, his place on the
bandstand was then taken by a Ďsounds alikeí BGís cover band, but it was
George who was the sentimental favorite of the crowd. Kannikar did say that
George would be singing probably around two nights a week, but full details
are yet to be worked out.
However, the details for the Grand Texan all-you-can-eat BBQ are as before,
including no change in the pricing, still B. 395. This is one of the best
bargains in Pattaya, and I am quite sure the old crowd will be there again,
to enjoy the new surroundings which are under cover as well.
By the way, if you are a visitor, they have a minibus service to pick you up
from any hotel in the Pattaya-Jomtien area and drop you back later, just
phone 038 364 314.
The Captainís Corner, 146/107 Thappraya Road, South Pattaya, telephone 038
364 314, email [email protected] .th. Plenty of on-street parking outside.
BBQ buffet from 6 p.m.
(L to R) Allan Ottesen
(centre) who now runs the business for his mom and dad receives a bouquet
The Ďsounds alikeí BGís cover
band entertains the crowd.
The Corness family (left)
along with Peter Malhotra and the Levy family prepare for an evening of good
food and fun.
The jubilant crowd dances the
The consummate host, Ib
Ottesen mingles with the happy crowd.
Ploy Pailin shows that musical
talent certainly runs in the family.
Welcome guests enjoy a
sumptuous Grand Texan BBQ.
The Pedersens, Sudasawan,
Natasha and Kurt (2nd right) congratulate Ib (center) and Kannikar (right)
Cheers! Hereís to a fabulous
night by the pool.
Elvis Presley is Ďall shook
upí as he excites the audience into a frenzy.
George Sinatra resurrected at
the Captainís Corner.
Jack and Jintana Levy sample
the delicious Grand Texan BBQ.