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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

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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

The guest speaker at the Pattaya City Expats Club meeting on Sunday February 12 will be Bart Van der Molen, a former Mr. Universe and present executive manager of Fairtex the new complex on North Road just before the Dolphin roundabout. Bart will have more advice to offer on wellness and dietary tips. He will also have information on membership to their fitness facilities and special discounts for Pattaya City Expats Club discount card holders. Meetings take place every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. at Henry J. Bean’s in the grounds of the Amari Orchid Resort on North Pattaya Beach Road. Meeting freely open to all, buffet breakfast available from 9.30 a.m. More details visit www. pattayacityexpatsclub.com

Valentine’s Day Specials

Sheraton Pattaya Resort is inviting you and your beloved to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic evening by the beach with the unsurpassed view of Coral Island, a glass of sparkling wine, and a rose for your lady. At the Mez restaurant, Chef Olivier will be presenting 5 luxury courses which will fulfill your Valentine atmosphere. More information and reservations call 038 259 888 ext: 6421 or E-mail: fb.pattaya @sheraton.com

Valentine’s Day at the Montien Hotel, Pattaya. Dazzle your loved one on February 14 with romantic ambience coupled with a rose, chocolate hearts and dimly-lit candles at La Mer Restaurant. Impress your sweetheart this lovers’ day. A five course set dinner by candlelight and a complimentary glass of Kir Royal each, accompanied by gentle piano music. 6.30-11 p.m. For reservations call 038-428155-6 ext. 1620 or 1621 or email; [email protected]

The chefs at The Peak Chinese Restaurant and The Bay Italian Restaurant, Dusit Resort, Pattaya, have each created a divine Valentine’s Romantic Dinner set menu, and since both restaurants overlook the bay, it’s your choice where to celebrate with your loved one. Both offers include two glasses of sparkling wine, a rose for the lady and a present of heart-shaped sweets. For reservations: Bay 038 425611-7 ext. 2270. Peak 2276.

Valentine’s Day at Thai Garden Resort. Enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner on Tuesday February 14 with a five course Western gourmet dinner for lovers served from 6-10 p.m. at the Lanna Coffee Shop and at the Moon River Pub & Restaurant. For reservations: 038-370 618 extension 6666, or email: [email protected]

The Tahitian Queen 2 (Soi BJ, South Pattaya Walking Street) will be throwing a Valentine’s Day Party on Tuesday February 14 beginning at 6 p.m. The TQ2 dancers will be wearing sexy Valentines outfits and competing in the 2006 Miss Tahitian Queen 2 Beauty Pageant with great prizes for all. Come on by and give the judges a helping hand. TQ2 will have free food from the Bob’s BBQ TQ2 kitchen all night, with extra ribs and fish and chips for the gluttons. All are welcome!

Dining

Now available at the Ace Café: Old Speckled Hen Ale, John Smiths Extra Smooth and Newcastle Brown Ale at extremely reasonable prices at Hanuman Corner, Jomtien. And yes, the best chef in Jomtien still works there! All day breakfasts, steaks, burgers, pies and an extensive Thai menu, with all dishes served in Western sized portions! Delicious all day fresh ground coffee, PG Tips & Tetley breakfast tea. Friendly no hassle staff are a delight and always game for some cheeky banter! So, visit the Ace Cafe for an early breakfast, an afternoon session or an evening social, and some of the best home cooking in town!

Amor Restaurant is now offering a Traditional English Afternoon Tea from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Pot of tea or cup of coffee, cucumber sandwiches, home made scones with fresh cream and strawberry preserves. The strawberry season is still with us and Amor is offering the following strawberry delicacies: Strawberry chicken breasts or pork fillet; pan fried with a sauce of fresh strawberries and crushed black peppercorns flamb้ed in brandy. And new desserts: strawberries with yoghurt and Chiang Mai longan honey, strawberries with sour cream and brown sugar. They continue to have the following: fresh strawberries and cream with whipped or pouring cream, fresh strawberries with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, French strawberries with Grand Marnier and whipped cream, Irish strawberries with Jameson’s and whipped cream, strawberry yoghurt smoothies, strawberry fruit shakes, and fresh strawberry milk shakes. Visit http://www. amorrestaurant.com

Art Café Pattaya introduces Menu Gastronomique - created by guest Chef Thierry from France. Savor an exquisite and thrilling 6-courses-menu plus a half bottle of Boccacino wine from Sicily. For more information or reservations: 038 367652 or mobile: 01 8326031.

Casa Pascal Restaurant offers a new gourmet set menu including house champagne (Amuse Bouche), white wine (Angove’s Chalk Hill Blue, Colombard Chardonnay, Australia, 2003), rock lobster salad with avocado, walnuts and crab roe sour cream, green pea soup with sun dried tomatoes, goose liver stuffed duck breast on cranberry sauce and apple calvados sherbet. Red wine: Butterfly Ridge Shiraz Cabernet Australia, 2003. Seabass fillet เ la proven็ale with basil and tomato coulis or flamed pork mignon on blue cheese and pine nuts sauce. Spanish cr่me br๛l้e with orange fillets or selection of premium French cheese, coffee or tea. Calvados, Grappa, Remy Martin, Williams.

Truffle Indulgence at The Bay Italian Restaurant, Dusit Resort, Pattaya. Truffle has long held its mystique in the annals of culinary history and is often referred to as the ‘black diamond’. The Bay Italian Restaurant lets you experience the luxurious delights of truffles with an a la carte selection in February: Deep-fried truffle mozzarella salad with tomato fondue, white asparagus, pickled onion, tomato basil dressing and truffle foam; Risotto with black truffle and bacon, parmesan basket; Pan-fried beef tenderloin with rucola mash, baby vegetables, onion ice cream, and truffle meat sauce. Pamper your sweet tooth with Chef Guiseppe’s roast plums with honey and yogurt ice cream. For reservations: 038 425611-7 ext. 2270. The Peak now has inspired dim sum creations such as abalone stuffed with shrimp and ebiko roe, morel mushroom stuffed with shrimp and ebiko roe, crab claw stuffed with shrimp curry sauce, and sea cucumber stuffed with shrimp and ebiko roe. Also try chef recommended dishes: stir-fried king Phuket lobster with XO sauce and Hong Kong noodles, and lotus roots stuffed with sticky rice and honey plum. For reservations: 038 425611-7 ext. 2276. At the Dusit’s Cascade Café enjoy the new theme buffets. Every Wednesday night try Tex-Mex dishes. Friday nights are reserved for all curry lovers.

Jameson’s the Irish Pub has a host of Daily Specials! Don’t miss out on Jameson’s Thursday night special. Enjoy the two kebab mixed grills of beef, onion, pork, green pepper, chicken, tomato, liver, bacon, pineapple, kidney, and mushroom, served with white rice, salad & barbeque sauce. Also the famous British beers, Old Speckled Hen on draught and Newcastle Brown Ale by the bottle. Located at Soi Sukrudee (Soi A.R.), Pattaya, email: info@jamesons-pattaya. com Website: www.jamesons -pattaya.com

Mercure Hotel Pattaya presents P&P all you can eat pasta and pizza at the Cappuccino Terrace every Wednesday night. Contact: 038 425 050.

Sang’s Western Food is now open in Ban Chang: western food supplies for bacon, sausages, pies, pastries, cooked meats, etc. In association with Yorkies of Jomtien. Located in Soantakard Village near Pala.

Fusion Cuisine, The Tide Resort will present a new special promotion for spring with a Tropical Fruit Season for February. Tasty dishes such as tropical melon boat, salad of cantaloupe, melon and rock lobster, and grilled chicken breast with rambutan sauce. Also every Saturday evening, try the international buffet dinner, and the Tide Bakery breakfast stets. Bangsaen Beach Road. For more information call: 038 399200.

Tropical Bert’s can now be found in its brand new home on 2nd Road across from the Bangkok Bank just before Soi 6/1. They now have a fully air conditioned bar and restaurant along with their traditional outside beer garden, and they are also the only bar in Pattaya offering Draught Bass Bitter, not only that but also 6 luxury rooms to rent all with cable and satellite T.V, kitchenette, lounge and all you would expect from a first class establishment. They still have their golf every Tuesday and Quiz on Sundays along with great specials every day, for instance on Sundays you can have soup of the day, roast beef, lamb or pork along with all that goes with it followed by apple pie and custard, and if you want more please just ask. Worried about parking, no problem, they have their own car park that you can enter from 2nd Road or Soi 6 / 1. Call in and start your day of with a great breakfast or end it listening to the antics of Parsons Corner.

Entertainment

Ray’s Place jazz bar at the Mercure Hotel Pattaya has live music and entertainment by Phil, a professional cocktail barman from St Tropez. Happy Hour every day from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 50% discount on all drinks. Mercure Hotel, Pattaya Second Road Soi 15, tel. 038 425 050, email [email protected]

Pattaya’s most popular Power Jam Band rocks the Moon River Pub & Restaurant nightly except on Mondays. Happy hour is daily from 6.30 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. Located in front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.

Events

Alcoholics Anonymous Welcome Day Come and find out what AA is all about. Thursday February 16, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Cabbages and Condoms Hotel Resort. Call Danny 09 253 4498 or Carl 09 0980204.

Mike Baird (M.J.B) Pattaya Mail’s Life In Fun City cartoonist is holding an exhibition until March 28, of his cartoons in full color A3 size and postcard size next to the Flamingo Hotel at the Salt and Pepper Restaurant behind IT-City, South Pattaya. Open every day from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. All profits go to the Pattaya Orphanage. Stop by and have a chuckle at the funny side of this town. You have never seen anything like this before. Now is your chance to take home a smile. Any Charities wishing to raffle these unique pictures, email. amuzingthaicartoons @yahoo.com

At Gallery Opium until February 12, Caroline R.K. Brown’s solo exhibition, Sensual Moments - Imaginative drawings, drawings with mixed media, paintings, sculptured 3D drawings and photographic works. 315/26 Thepprasit Road, M12 (opp Gubai Art Gallery) Pattaya. Contact: Alan Kirkland-Roath 038 303040, or 05 0847947, email: [email protected] or visit the website: www. galleryopium.com

Solo art exhibition by Jessada Kongmassart using oil & acrylic on canvas. February 25, to March 12. Following the recent successful exhibition ‘Thai living’ at the national gallery in Bangkok his paintings are now highly collectible, and the works much sought after. Location: Chamnan Gallery 308/16 moo 12, Thappraya Road, Banglamung, Pattaya City. Tel: 038 364 023 Tel: 015 778 494 Email: chamnan_studio @hotmail.com

Getting ... Something. An art exhibition of oil & acrylic on canvas. February 10-25, daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Spire group comprises of 7 Thai artists: Narakorn Sittites, Atthaporn Nimmalaikaew, Mongkol Sae-li, Nithipat Hoisangthong, Thassapol Borriboon, Marisa Eiamwong, Phansa Phutharaka. Location: Chamnan Gallery 308/16 moo 12, Thappraya Road, Banglamung, Pattaya City. Tel: 038 364 023 Tel: 015 778 494 Email: [email protected] Selected works of Narakorn Sittites can also be viewed at Gallery Opium on Thepprasit Road, Pattaya City.

The Stereo Music Lounge is celebrating its 1st anniversary on Friday February 10. Free food and entertainment will be provided. Stereo is a modern bar with funky d้cor and comfortable seating. It plays the coolest music in town and pool can played on their 8 x 4 American pool table. It can be found on the corner of Soi Buakaow and L.K. Metio.

Read-a-Thon, a children’s reading competition, will continue until February 25 at the North Star Library. The competition is divided into age groups of 2-4, 5-7, 8-12, and 13-15 years. Prizes will be awarded to those who raise the most money in each age group. To register, stop by the North Star Library, pick up your sponsorship form and ‘start reading’.

The Pattaya Women’s Open is Thailand’s most unique sporting event; it has been a landmark on the women’s professional tennis world tour for 15 years. This year’s tournament is held at the Dusit Resort, Pattaya from February 4-12, 2006. For 9 days, you can be close to the action on the courts, watch all the big matches: See the best of the players from the Asia-Pacific region, China’s Peng Shuai, Japan’s Shinobu Asagoe, Korea’s Yoon Jeong Cho, Australia’s Sam Stosur and Thailand’s Fed Cup hero’s Tamarine Tanasugarn and Suchanan Vilaiprasert take on the Russian, European and American stars as Argentina’s Paola Suarez, former double champion Henrietta Nagyova, Jelena Dokic and many more. Tickets on sale at the following prices: Saturday February 4 and Sunday 5: admission free. Monday February 6 – Thursday February 9: 200 baht. Friday February 10 – Sunday February 12: 300, 500, and 1,000 baht. For further details and bookings, please contact Pentangle Promotions on 02- 3818703 – 4, or 02-3823488/89.

Promotions

From February 4-12, Dusit Resort, Pattaya’s Sports Club has a special membership offer to celebrate the Pattaya Women’s Open. Purchase one-year membership – individual, couple or family – and receive one extra month free! On Valentine’s Day, upgrade your membership to one year couple category, and receive a one month ‘Couple Membership’ extension free! Offer is valid exclusively to married couples only. The Sports Club will give away its exclusive gym bag to the first 100 members who will apply for one year membership. For further details and membership information, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2226.

Free Overseas Calls at Art Café Pattaya: In addition to free ADSL Internet access service, patrons can call any other world-wide land line number without time limitations or restrictions. Also on offer are art reproductions of oil paintings from their talented and dedicated artists. For further information please contact or come to the Art Café Pattaya, 285/3, Moo 5, Soi 16 Pattaya Naklua Road, Pattaya, tel. 038 367 652 or 01 832 6031, email: info@artcafe-thailand. com; www.artcafe-thailand.com

Travel in comfort with Dusit Hotels & Resorts’ new shuttle service, the Dusit Sprinter, a Mercedes Benz deluxe shuttle bus, custom-made to accommodate only 11 persons for maximum passenger comfort, bringing guests between Bangkok and Pattaya daily. The Dusit Sprinter leaves Dusit Resort, in Pattaya at 10.30 a.m. arriving at Dusit Thani, Bangkok at approx 12.30 p.m. It returns, leaving Bangkok at 2 p.m. and arrive at approx 4 p.m. Guests can book at the concierge of both hotels. Reservations are highly recommended. For details and reservations, please call 038 42 5611-7, ext. 2179-80.

Good news, the increasingly popular Door 2 Door food delivery service has introduced 8 new restaurants to its already extensive 2006 menu. A La Turca (Turkish), Alibaba (Indian), Chow Soy (English Chinese), The Continental (breakfast & dinner), Jameson’s (the Irish Pub), La Mole (Italian), Mikes (Mexican) and Subway (perfect sandwiches) are very excited about being involved with such a professional delivery service. To receive your free 2006 Door 2 Door Menu, simply call 038 720 222 and a friendly driver will deliver a copy to you.



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