Vol. XI No. 4
Friday 24 January - 30 January 2003

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by Parisa Santithi

 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Do you have an event at your place,or do you have special offers?
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Community Happenings is an opportunity for all clubs, businesses, hotels, restaurants and entertainment outlets to inform the Pattaya Mail’s readers what new “happenings” are coming up. Send us your happening by email to: [email protected] or by fax 038 427 596.

Clubs

Pattaya Expats Club meets every Sunday morning at Henry J. Beans, Beach Road, North Pattaya. Breakfast menu starts at 10 a.m., full breakfast available, Thai dishes, or just tea/coffee. Meeting starts 11 a.m. with open forum, a chance to ask a question or just relax and meet new friends from around the world. Guest speakers from time to time to help all. Website: www.pattayaexpatsclub.com

Dining

NFL madness hits Tequila Reef Cantina with the annual NFL Super Bowl Party, Monday morning January 27. Doors open 5.30 a.m. with the game beginning at 6 a.m. Huge All U Can Eat Breakfast Buffet for 125 baht. Drink specials, football pool. So be there at kick off time, Tequila Reef Cantina & Mexican Grill, Soi 7, 30 meters of the beach.

If you are looking for something different, try one of the exotic dishes at the Paradise Cafe and Grill Restaurant, such as fillet of ostrich, emus, crocodile, kangaroo and deer, or try the popular exotic trio, a grill combination including crocodile, kangaroo and ostrich filets, each served with its own special sauce. Only at the Paradise Restaurant, a dining experience you won’t regret or forget! Open daily from 10 a.m. till 11 p.m. Paradise Caféand Grill is located opposite the Royal Garden Plaza and Marriott Resort, 215/62-63 on 2nd Road. Tel./Fax: 038 723 177.

Mediterranean Buffet Dinner at La Mer Restaurant, every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Reminiscent of the Mediterranean itself, the ambiance is relaxed, welcoming and warm, yet elegant and distinguished. Savor original culinary delights from the sunny Mediterranean. Grilled seafood cioppino, fettuccini alfredo, rich antipasto buffet are some of the mouth watering array of southern European favorites, together with the signature dish of the month. All you can eat. Be entertained by our pianist. For reservations call (038) 428 155-6, ext. 1620, 1621.

La Piola Restaurant, situated in Tiffany’s Complex on 2nd Road, features a new concept in Fine Italian Cuisine in Pattaya. The concept of the restaurant is a “Cantina” style set menu, consisting of an extensive selection of delicious antipasto, a choice of simple and tasty pasta dishes from many different types of Italian regional cuisine. Finish off your meal with some delicious tiramisu or try out the selection of cheese. Open 7 days a week from 6 p.m. till late. Parking is available in Tiffany’s Complex. To book a table call 038 362 058 (after 4 p.m.) or Roberto on 01-173 5513, or via email at: [email protected]ilandsilk.net

Casa Pascal, just off 2nd Road across from Soi Post Office, hosts a special brunch every Sunday. Allow yourself to be pampered and enjoy the atmosphere with a complete international buffet and a free glass of house champagne. Service from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 038 723 660.

The picturesque setting at the Little Hill Resort & Restaurant is host to a Romantic Celebration Set Dinner for all lovers, young and old, from all nationalities, that would like to dine in Pattaya’s most romantic setting on St Valentines evening. All ladies will receive a red rose on the evening as a sign of love from their Valentines sweetheart. Please phone to make a reservation or call in to see us, we would love to see you: 038 734 4.

Cafe New Orleans offers a menu of authentic Cajun and Creole food, as well as the finest baby back ribs in all of Thailand. Eat in or call for delivery. Cafe New Orleans is located on Soi Pattayaland 2, the heart of the liveliest entertainment places in Pattaya. Telephone 038 710 805-6. Website: www.cafeneworleans.net

Benihana, the Japanese-American Steakhouse upstairs at the Royal Garden Plaza, “where every meal is a show”, is offering tiger prawns that will be cooked by professional chefs, Teppanyaki style at your table.

Sala Rim Nam (a traditional Thai cuisine restaurant surrounded by lotus ponds and full of romance and imagination with candlelight dinning) is proud to present a “4 Regions of Thailand set menu”. Sala Rim Nam is located poolside at the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa.

Elephant Bar at the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa is a uniquely Thai lounge overlooking the pool, with relaxed atmosphere and live classical music, and has a special offer for ladies every Wednesday night: order 2 cocktails per person and get a complimentary cocktail of the month.

Art CaféPattaya in Soi 16 off Pattaya Naklua Road offers a wide range of Mediterranean cuisine. In the impressive colonial style house, surrounded by a huge garden, patrons experience dedicated hospitality in the ambience of the good old days. In addition to the culinary relish, the painting gallery as well as the very different house band are points of attraction. The music plays every evening between 7 and 10 p.m. except on Mondays. Art Café is open daily from 11 a.m. till late. Reservations / especially on the weekends are recommended. Tel. 038 367 652, email: [email protected]

Events

Celebrate Chinese New Year on the 1st of February at the Amari Orchid Resort, in the garden, by the beach, on the bay. Begin the year of the goat in style, with a spectacular Chinese dragon dance and a grand fireworks display. Do not miss this exciting and unforgettable event. The hotel’s executive chef, Rick Ney will prepare an international buffet with more than 50 dishes from around the world. Start from 19:00 in the luxuriant gardens.

The Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa is hosting a special promotion for Chinese New Year (01 Feb 2003). Warmest greetings to the year of goat! Enjoy the best dinner in town while watching a great “acrobatic” & “lion dance” performance. All will be set around the pool in the exotic tropical gardens. Only 950++ baht for adults; kids half price.

For Chinese New Year, dine in a private restaurant at the Rice Mill, Pattaya’s premier Chinese restaurant, located on the second floor of the Royal Garden Plaza. Enjoy the special set menu.

The Lions Club of Jomtien Pattaya in conjunction with the Horseshoe Point Resort and Country Club are holding a grand St. Valentines night Gala Dinner Dance and Dancing With Horses Show at Horseshoe Point on Friday February 14. The event is aimed at raising funds for the Jomtien Lions Club charity activities this year. The horse show will last a full hour and for those who have not experienced it before it is quite spectacular. Following the horse show there will be a super dinner accompanied by a professional band. After dinner, dance the night away amongst soft lights and sweet music, perfect for you lovers out there. The Lions Club has been particularly lucky as the Horseshoe Point management is subsidizing the night. Compare that to some local hotel prices and the value is obvious. Do please note that numbers are restricted to 150 people so do be quick. For full details, tickets and location maps please contact Paul or Peter on 038 420 960-1.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at La Gritta. Get into the mood for love at Pattaya’s most romantic restaurant. The ‘Lover’s Menu’ is the perfect aphrodisiac. Chef Rick will surprise you with his combination of new creations and some selected signature dishes from around the world and you’re bound to win over your lover’s heart by candlelight. As the perfect end to the evening, every lady will receive a red rose. Starts at 7 p.m. La Gritta Italian Restaurant, Amari Orchid Resort, North Pattaya Beach Road, tel. 038 428 161, fax: 038 428 165, email: [email protected]

Celebrate Valentines Day for lovers with a romantic set menu for two, including 2 glasses of wine and a complimentary rose for your lady. This offer is available at the Sala Rim Nam (Thai cuisine), the Rice Mill (Chinese cuisine) and Benihana (American-Japanese Steakhouse). For reservations please contact the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, tel. (038) 412 120.

Entertainment

Sunday Afternoon Jazz at Baan Buraran, Km 166, Bangsaray, featuring Mick Barker on guitar. Come and enjoy great music and a feast of Italian pasta. From 1 p.m. till late. For reservations and directions call 01 782 1431. Visit the website: www.buraran.com

Thai Garden Resort in North Pattaya has started a new beer promotion. Every customer who orders at least a liter of beer (draught beer, only in the huge beer tubes and not for bottles or per glass) will receive a “Beer Card”. For every L beer they give a stamp in one of the 10 fields of the card, after 9 stamps the holder of the card receives 1 liter beer for free (Heineken, Carlsberg or Warsteiner). Beer cards are valid for three months and can also be used during Happy Hour. Only at the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.

Celebrate Carnival Time throughout February at Henry J. Beans. Hank celebrates the Carnivale, Rio style. Enjoy Latin and South American cuisine washed down with margaritas, tequila and great music. Do not miss this crazy evening with Hank! HJB holds Ladies Night every Monday, where ladies buy one drink and get one drink for free. Drink As Much As You Can every Thursday, as Hank wants you to have as much fun as possible - for only 499++ baht, he will let you drink as much as you can until 10 p.m. (when you stick to the same drink, applies to selected beverages only). Enjoy Pattaya’s Longest Happy Hour every Saturday; buy one Carlsberg beer get one free all night long.

Dine under the stars at Jomtien Boathouse on Jomtien Beach Road, corner of Soi 8, while the Image Band from the Philippines plays your favorite songs 6 nights a week from 7 - midnight. The restaurant’s top seller is lamb rack brochette with mint sauce, salad, baked potato or french-fries. Your favorite wine is kept at constant temperature in the wine cellar. For reservations call 038 756143.

Rose is the new mocking bird at the Captain’s Corner, nightly from 8.30 p.m. Sweet soothing music. The BBQ buffet, “Eat All You Can” steaks and seafood is on nightly from 18:00. For free transportation within the Jomtien-Pattaya area, call 038 364318. Captain’s Corner is located on the road leading from South Pattaya to Jomtien, just past the 3rd Road overpass.

Packages

The Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya has organized swimming classes at different levels for little hard rockers aged over 5 years. Lessons will be taught by professionals at Pattaya’s largest free form swimming pool, which is located in the hotel. For further details and contacts, please call 038 428 755 up to 9 or email; [email protected]

Experience “Mandara Spa” at the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. Covering 1,296 square feet, the spa offers exquisite choices of lusciously tropical rejuvenation therapies. It features 2 double luxurious spa suites with floral plunge pool, shower and vanity area and three double standard suites with private showers and changing rooms. It is a distinctly Thai spa with a modern edge, offering luxury facials, body massages, body scrubs and exotic herbal steam baths. Blissful honeymoon packages and tropical romance packages are now available. Tel. 038 412 120, fax: 038 710 478.

From Jan 30 to Feb 1, Devarana Spas in Bangkok and Pattaya are offering Chinese New Year specials. It’s a lucky draw for all spa lovers after their spa treatments or when they purchase a minimum of 500 baht of retail products. All spa lovers will have a chance to win 10%, 15% or 20% off a la carte spa treatment to be used for their next visit. For more information, please call Devarana Spa Pattaya at 038 371 044, email: [email protected]

Bangkok and Beyond

The ‘River of the Kings’ show will be performed at the Rachaworadit Pier, with the Grand Palace as background, in Bangkok at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly from January 31 till February 13. Seats on floating stands or on a boat incl. dinner and cocktails for 800 baht. Tickets for 800, 600, 400 baht are available at the Royal Household, tel. 02 623 5500 or 02 222 8181 (ext. 1120-3) or at Amway (Thailand) tel. 02 351 8559 or 02 374 8000 (ext. 140-1). Audio Tapes are prepared for foreigners when one purchases an 800 baht ticket. The River of Kings is part of a cultural program to promote tourism in Thailand. HRH Princess Ubolrattana initiated the program and is the patron together with TAT Thailand. More info at: www.theriverofkingsbangkok.com


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