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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.


The Pattaya Gay Festival’s 2006 Gala Gourmet Dinner will be held at Bruno’s Restaurant & Wine Bar on Wednesday March 22 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at 1500 baht, which includes a 400 baht donation to festival charities. Tickets available from Jim at Ambiance.


The main speaker at the Pattaya City Expats Club meeting on Sunday March 12 will be Dr. Naraong, who is president of the Anti-Aging Society and will, among other things, be reporting on the recent anti-aging conference held at Bumrungrad Hospital. The meeting starts at 10.30 a.m. in Henry J. Bean’s Restaurant in the grounds of the Amari Orchid Resort, buffet breakfast available from 9.30 a.m. Further information about the club Sunday meetings and mid-week activities visit www.pattaya

The Pattaya International Ladies Club March coffee morning will be held on Tuesday, March 21, from 10.30 a.m. at Pan Pan in Jomtien Tel: 038 251 874. All members and guests, ladies of all nationalities are welcome. No reservation required.


Gentlemen, start your engines! Yes, race season is here again folks, with both Formula 1 and Moto GP starting this month! And there’s nowhere better to watch than at the Ace Cafe in Jomtien, with the most customer friendly prices for Old Speckled Hen, John Smiths Smooth and Newcastle Brown Ale in town! Every Sunday is “give something back to our customers” day, with complimentary bar snacks and a mountain of somtam for the girls! So for the Bahrain F1 on the 12th, Malaysian F1 on the 19th and the Spanish Moto GP on the 26th get down to the Ace Café where you can enjoy some wonderful “down home” cooking, a great choice of beer and banter with the cheekiest waitresses in Jomtien!

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.

Art Café Pattaya introduces Menu Gastronomique - created by guest Chef Thierry from France. Savor an exquisite and thrilling 6-course-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 serving from March 1 through 15, including Italian sparkling wine Spumante Brut, Pinot Chardonnay (Amuse Bouche), white wine (Angove’s Chalk Hill Blue, Colombard Chardonnay, Australia, 2004). Fresh water prawns on apples and Chinese plum sauce. Cauliflower cream soup with smoked duck breast. Shell fish delicacies seaman style. Roselle sherbet. Red wine; Butterfly Ridge Shiraz Cabernet Australia, 2004. Pan-fried garoupa on a ratatouille sauce or grilled beef medallions with egg plant and mozzarella. Red and yellow capsicum sauce. Pan-seared baby bananas with passion fruits and coconut ice cream or a selection of premium French cheese. Coffee or tea. Calvados, Grappa, Remy Martin, Williams. Food only 1,200++ Baht, Menu with unlimited beverages 2,400++ Baht.

The Peak Restaurant, Dusit Resort, Pattaya now has new dim sum specialties and other inspired Chinese creations. Savor new dim sum flavors: Abalone stuffed with shrimp and ebiko roe, Morel mushroom stuffed with shrimp and ebiko roe, Shark’s fin stuffed with shrimp and ebiko roe, and crab claw stuffed with shrimp curry sauce. You may also try Chef Chi’s new a la carte creations: Stir-fried king Phuket lobster with XO sauce and Hong Kong noodle, Double-boiled shark’s fin with crab claw and morel mushroom, and lotus roots stuffed with sticky rice and honey plum. For reservations: 038 425611-7 ext. 2276. March is mango month at The Bay! Chef Giuseppe Zanotti introduces fresh mango-inspired Italian dishes as Ham Involtini with rockets, smoked salmon, fresh mango, and vinegar balsamic reduction, Spinach Tagliatelle with Scottish smoked salmon and mango saffron sauce, Baked Eggplant with roasted salmon, mango salad and red wine reduction, and fresh mango with amaretto sauce and coconut ice cream. For reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2270. The Saturday night BBQ Buffet continues to enthrall food lovers! This famous weekend family buffet is an all-out, lavish affair with food that presents a wide assortment of meat and seafood dishes to go on the grill. Thai, Chinese, Italian specialties, carving stations with ham and roast beef, along with other delightful dishes to fully satisfy the heartiest of appetites. Dine in air-conditioned comfort or the refreshing outdoors with the magnificent view of Pattaya Bay. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Baht 960++ per person and half-price for children 5-12 years old. For reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2270. Executive Chef Hans Peter Held prepares refreshing new themes for Dusit’s Cascade Caf้ nightly buffet. Every night except Saturday, enjoy a wide variety of appetizers, salads, soup, curries, main dishes, desserts and fresh cooking demonstrations showcasing our kitchen’s culinary talent. Travel around the world with Mediterranean Mondays, Thai Tuesdays, Mexican Wednesdays, Thai Thursdays, Asian Fridays, and Carving Night Sundays. 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Baht 700++ per person. For reservations 038 425611-7 ext. 2149-50.

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: [email protected] com Website:

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

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya announces their Theme Buffet Evenings 2006: Tuesdays - Verandah coffee shop ‘Reef &Beef’ international BBQ 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Wednesdays-La Mer Restaurant Mediterranean 6.30p.m. – 10 p.m. Thursdays - Verandah Coffee Shop international 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Friday - Verandah Coffee Shop BBQ & seafood 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturdays - Verandah Coffee Shop international 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Pamper yourself with the exceptional variety of all-you-can-eat favorites, dazzlingly laid out for an evening of leisurely dining. Bring you family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy. For reservations please call 038-428155 ext 1620, 1621 E-mail; [email protected]

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.

Tropical Bert’s has now added free ADSL wireless internet in both the bar and all suites so you can call in anytime when you should be in the office, log on with your laptop and pretend you are! Or if you’re on the way from Bangkok for a working weekend why not check in to one of our suites, log on whilst being continually fed with our Draught Bass? Bert’s now has deep sea fishing trips every Saturday; the 3 course Sunday lunch is going down great (get in early if you want lamb) along with the Sunday quiz, and of course the golf trips every Tuesday. 2nd Road, across from the Bangkok Bank just before Soi 6/1.


Bulldog Promotions invite you to the Thai Boxing at Thepprasit Boxing Stadium, Thepprasit Road, Sunday March 26, beginning 8 p.m. Come and cheer both male and female, Thai and European boxers. Tickets 600-1000 Baht on sale at the door. For more information call Noot : 04 735 7806.

Sail in to the Lord Nelson, Soi 6 on Sundays, enjoy free bar snacks from 1 to 5 p.m. and watch the best of British comedy. Located 437/155-56 Soi 6 (Soi Yodsak) Pattaya.

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 hotel

Pattaya’s most popular Power Jam Band rocks the Moon River Pub & Restaurant nightly except 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.

The Irishman Bar has 6 nations rugby on a big screen. Second Road opposite Tiffany’s. Contact 09 2462146.

Lloydie’s Bar, Soi L.K. Metro (Soi Buakaow). Happy hour everyday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. all beers 40bt. Enjoy UBC on a big screen, pool table, and friendly atmosphere. Also from March 3, the lounge air con relaxation will open from 5 p.m. till late. Rooms for rent also available.


The TQ2 on Soi BJ is hosting the Pattaya Wet T-shirt 2006 competition brought to you by Bob’s BBQ & Grill celebrating 1 year serving food at the TQ2. The wet & wild weekly competitions run every Thursday afternoon for 6 weeks with a final being held on March 30. Doors open at 5 p.m. Free food from Bobs around 6 p.m. and the competition starts around 6-6:30 p.m. Come early and watch some of the hottest girls from all over Pattaya coming to compete for cash each week before they go to work. There is also a lucky draw for gold every week to any ladies who enter the bar and to those who are in the contest.

The BCCT and British Embassy Bangkok in cooperation with sponsors Tesco Lotus and Novotel Bangkok, Siam Square invite you to a joint Networking Evening of 2006 to take place at the Queen Vic in the British Embassy on Tuesday March 14. Members of the visiting Yorkshire and Humberside trade mission have been invited to attend. All members and guests are welcome. There is an entry fee for this event of THB 200 per person (BCCT members) and THB 1,000 per person (BCCT non-members and guests). Please book on-line at www. you will need a membership number and password. If you do not know your membership number and /or password please contact either the BCCT’s webmaster David Quine - [email protected] or [email protected]

German-Thai Chamber of Commerce welcomes all to their Eastern Seaboard Stammtisch on Friday, March 10, from 6 p.m. at the Moon River Pub, Thai Garden Resort, Pattaya. You don’t have to be a member of the Chamber, nor even German to join, and bring your spouse or friend along to grace our meeting.

At Gallery Opium Silk Threads art exhibition by Jessada Kongsommart. Now until March 12, Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays and private viewings by appointment. 315/26 Thepprasit Road, M12. Contact: Alan Kirkland-Roath 038 303040, or 05 0847947, email: [email protected] or visit Tel: (gallery) 038 303040 or (Mobile) 05 0847947.

TEFL International, the world’s largest independent teacher training organization, is sponsoring a free Teacher Conference in cooperation with Asian University. The two-day conference will feature presentations and workshops by world renown TESOL specialists such as Dr. David Nunan (author of over 100 English books and chair professor at Hong Kong University), as well as many others. The conference, free to the public, will be held at Asian University in Pattaya on Wed. Apr. 26, and Thurs. Apr. 27. Please contact Mike FitzGerald at [email protected] if you are interested in getting involved in the conference as a conference participant.


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: [email protected];

Siam City Hotel offers the ultimate indulgence for singles and couples is Lotus Spa’s new Heavenly Days romantic interlude. The package includes 3 nights stay. Breakfast, airport transfers, welcome drink & fruits, plus two 4-hour pampering coursed of spa treatments. For more information, please visit the website : www. or call for reservation at 0 2247 0123 ext. 1102 – 1106. Special prices make Meetings here an attractive proposition for meeting from 10 pax up. The meeting package has a host of benefits including two coffee breaks, lunch at Patummat, Primavera Restaurant, drinking water, stationary, floral arrangements, backdrop wording, podium & microphone, AV equipment. For more information, please visit our website : or call for reservation at 0 2247 0123 ext. 1830 – 1832.

Devarana Spa promotion for March at the Dusit Resort, Pattaya. Pimm’s Royal Cocktail Scrub. The sparkling version of the classic cocktail created in England in 1840, Pimm’s Royale contains white grape, cucumber, orange, lime and mint. Grape is rich in anti-oxidant, helping to protect skin from free radicals and harmful environment. Fresh cucumber moisturizes as orange and lime whiten and tone your skin, with the fragrance of refreshing mint. Devarana Healthy Retreat Package combines luxurious spa treatments and a light and healthy Italian lunch or dinner at The Bay Restaurant, with a stunning view of Pattaya Bay. The fully pampering spa retreat includes a 30-minute refreshing facial, a 30-minute body scrub and a 90-minute body massage. Before or after a heavenly time at Devarana Spa, enjoy gourmet spa cuisine set lunch or dinner – light and healthy menu and irresistible desserts, prepared especially for an active and healthy lifestyle. Devarana Healthy Retreat package combines luxurious spa treatments and a light and healthy Italian lunch or dinner at The Bay Restaurant. The fully pampering spa retreat includes a 30-minute refreshing facial, a 30-minute body scrub and a 90-minute body massage. Before or after a heavenly time at Devarana Spa, enjoy gourmet spa cuisine set lunch or dinner – light and healthy menu and irresistible desserts, prepared especially for an active and healthy lifestyle. For More Information, please contact: Cristina De Vera Public Relations Department Dusit Resort, Pattaya Tel. 038 425 611-7 Fax : 0384 28239

Dusit Resort Sports Club is offering a three-month promotional membership rate in March for your mate! And any current member, who brings along a friend to join us with this promotion, will receive one month extension free! Individual 6,750, couple 10,125, family 12,150. For further details, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2226. The New and Improved Cardiotheatre allows you to workout on any of our 18 cardiovascular machines while watching one or even all of the six big TV screens in front you! Now, two music channels have been added to the Cardiotheatre so you can tune in to the radio for upbeat or motivational modern exercise music. Yoga for Kids every Saturday at 11 a.m. This class will introduce children to basic yoga discipline while having fun and games with other children at the same time! This class is free of charge for children of Dusit Resort Sports Club members only.

Sheraton Pattaya Resort invite you to discover the treasures at Amburaya Spa. Indulge yourself with Oriental body wrap recipe throughout this summer season with this wonderful mixture of coconut, vanilla oil, basil oil and cedar wood oil on the base of dried coconut, white sesame and wheat germ. Also try the Summer Sensation Body Rub. The perfect treatment to cool down your body, rejuvenate and invigorate your skin. The coolness from Thai & Hawaiian recipe of lime peel, green apple and pineapple, an excellent recipe to serve you with its toning, detoxifying and antiseptic abilities. The special package will be available from March 1 – May 31. More information and reservations please call 038 259 888 ext: 33. E-mail: [email protected]

Door 2 Door is once again offering a special promotion from the Sportsman Pub & Restaurant, Soi 13, Beach Road, receive a free serving of chicken tenders or spring rolls with all food orders over 1000 baht. 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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