Dusit Resort Pattaya appoints new Italian chef
Chatchawal Suphachayanont, general manager of Dusit
Resort, Pattaya Hotel recently announced the appointment of Chef Maurizio
Menconi as the new Italian chef at The Bay Italian Restaurant, Bar &
Terrace at the hotel.
Maurizio was born in Camaiore (Tuscany), where he started
his cooking career with his brothers at their family-owned
Trattoria/American Bar. Wanting to learn more about the various cuisines
around the world, he furthered his knowledge at Perigord/France, the
University of Truffle in San Miniato, Italy, the Oriental Hotel Cooking
School, Bangkok and the Thai Sompet Culinary School, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
At the same time, he worked in between in Italy and Sydney, Australia.
Looking back, he still refers to his years in Italy,
which formed his strong passion for Italian cuisine and his delicate taste
buds, as his most important training ground. His first junior sous chef
position at the famous Tuscanian Ristorante Pappillon at Figline Valdarno,
Italy from 1992-1994 was a career highlight; also as the pre-opening sous
chef of Ristorante Lappeggi, Berlin in 1997-1999 was another milestone, and
most of all three years at the Pennone Beach Village at Forte die Marni,
Italy also made him realize that his second passion, the Far East, has not
Mauizio finally returned to Thailand in December 2003, first to Bangkok
and now Dusit Resort, Pattaya.
Charity Club of Pattaya keeping busy
The Charity Club of Pattaya has been busy of late: Malcolm and Christina had
the arduous task of spending the 64,445 baht that was raised on the St.
George’s Day pub crawl and then delivering it to the Camillian Center in
Rayong. Armed with woks, cutlery, hot pots, rice cookers, bedding and much
needed household items they invaded Georgina’s office with the goods.
with woks, cutlery, hot pots, rice cookers, bedding and much needed household
items, the Charity Club of Pattaya invaded Georgina’s office at the Camillian
Then it was off to Bangkok to collect prizes for the up and
coming Charity Gala Dinner, Prize Draw and Auction on Saturday day 1st October
to be held at the Dusit Resort Pattaya.
The Nai Lert Park Hotel, J.W. Marriott, Emirates and the
Majestic Grande are among those donating to the coffers.
There is also an autographed original Manchester United jersey up for
auction. Fourteen Man U players have signed the jersey specifically to raise
funds for charity. More details coming soon.
Sophon goes Hawaiian
Hard work by Sophon Cable TV staff over the past year was
given recognition during the company’s annual staff party on June 18. The
theme - Party Hawaii Night - saw staff from all departments let their hair down
for an evening of fun and entertainment.
Hengtrakul (inset) opens the show, followed by the lively Pinky Hula Hula show.
Chanyuth Hengtrakul, Sophon managing director and Chonburi
MP, led the fun through the evening, joined by honoured guests Mayor Niran
Wattanasartsathorn and Pol Col Somnuk Changate, Pattaya police superintendent.
Apart from a buffet dinner, there was plenty of entertainment
including skits from the staff dressed in Hawaiian style outfits. The highlights
of the evening were special performances from the Pinky Hula Hula and the Supper
Lady Boy groups, featuring well-known Thai comedians and celebrities.
The fun continued well into the night, ending with a lucky draw with top
prize being a brand new motorcycle.
Rotary Club of Pattaya Marina makes 2nd donation to tsunami victims
On June 18, the Rotary Club of Pattaya Marina, the first
French speaking Rotary Club in Asia, donated fishing material and two side-cars
for transportation of material, worth 550,000 baht, to the people of Ban Nam
Kem, who lost everything during the tsunamis of 26/12.
Tawip Chamuy, phuyai of Ban Nam Kem, Rotarian Yves Echement, Piangpid
Mangonkeow, Rotarian Bruno Wagner and Rotarian Dr Olivier Meyer.
This material will allow four fishing boats to be completely
operational. Medicines were also donated to the Takuapa Hospital.
This second donation follows the first one, which was also fishing material,
worth 450,000 baht, held during February 2005.
Seminar discusses the power of baby’s brain
A seminar at Bangkok Pattaya Hospital on June 18, organized
in cooperation with Abbott Co, explored the important steps to take in helping
develop the brain of a child under the age of three years.
“I want to
play with the bear...”
Kamjorn Suriyasin, assistant director of communication
marketing at the hospital, was the opening presenter of the seminar. He said
that correct development at that stage of a baby’s life was critical to
The event was well attended by parents bringing their children along to
participate. A talk entitled “The Power of Baby’s Brain” was given by Dr
Banchoun Benjasuwanathep, pediatrician and lecturer at the pediatrics faculty of
Srinakharintharawirot University, who also led a question and answer session.
Café New Orleans Extends “Fiesta Filipina”
Café New Orleans, a culinary landmark for over 7 years on Pattayaland Soi 2,
serving fine Cajun, Creole and American cuisine, is extending its Fiesta
Filipina by popular demand. In conjunction with the restaurant’s classic
dishes, an array of fine Filipino food will now be permanently added to its
New Orleans has acquired and imported the talents of two of the best-known
Filipino chefs from the most popular Bistro in Manila.
These talented culinary artists will prepare traditional
Filipino cuisine just as you would find in the best hotels and restaurants in
the Philippines. Each selection is made-to-order with imported ingredients,
herbs and spices and served in traditionally ethnic culinary.
Feast on pork and chicken “Adobo” (marinated in a
combination of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and fresh herbs and spices … and
Savor the famous Filipino soup … “Sinigang” shrimp,
pork or fish … a delectable Tamarind-based soup with radish, morning glory,
okra, tomatoes and onions);
Indulge yourself with “Crispy Pata” (generously
marinated, deep-fried pork-knuckles … a Filipino favorite!);
“Tinolang Manok” (succulent chicken, saut้ed in
garlic, onion and ginger - then simmered with vegetables);
or grilled “Bangus” (pronounced “Ban-muse” - a sweet, succulent
fresh-water fish … endemic to the Philippines … more interesting than
In addition to all of this, vegetable “Lumpia” (fresh or
fried in a seasoned-flour wrapper) as well as “Lumpiang Shanghai” (ground
pork with carrots and onions wrapped in a seasoned-flour wrapper, then fried) is
on the menu.
And let’s not forget the “most famous of famous”
Filipino dishes - “Pansit - stir-fried imported rice noodles, mixed with saut้ed
vegetables, chicken or pork.
To top it off - Filipino desserts such as “Leche Flan”
and several others are on the menu.
In addition to the fine Filipino food, Café New Orleans has added an extra
“treat”! Teaming-up with the world famous Philippine-based San Miguel
Brewery, customers will receive special discounts on 2 Flagship beers - Blue Ice
and Red Horse. With the purchase of either Flagship Beer, each customer will
receive an “Instant Lucky Draw” for an array of fun prizes.
3 more days
for the exhibition
3rd of July Town & Country Property Group is proud to present one of
Pattaya’s latest housing projects; “The Meadows” at the ground floor of
Royal Garden Plaza. “The Meadows” is a unique medium-sized housing
development altogether 64 units and located in Soi Nern Plub Wann - Pattaya.