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by Saichon Paewsoongnern

 

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

 

Community Happenings

Do you have an event at your place or do you have special offers?
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 e-mail to: [email protected] or by Fax 038 427 596.

 

Announcements

The Grand Opening of the Asia Emporium Pattaya Boat and Asia Art Gallery will take place March 31. The opening festivity will start at 5 pm with h’ordeuves and wine. Please join us for a great evening, 147 moo 12 suite 391/122 Thappraya Road, Pattaya, Tel. 085-249-1019 (Thai), 085 275 0751 (Eng).

Clubs

The next meeting of Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, March 25th. The Club meets every Sunday morning at Henry J. Bean’s Restaurant on the north end of Beach Road in the grounds of the Amari Orchid Resort. The program starts as usual at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast available from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Everyone is warmly welcome. This week the guest speaker will be Nooch Phoonwannaluck, foreign currency manager at the Bank of Ayudhya. This will be followed by the lively Open Forum and update on happenings in and around Pattaya. A full report appears each week in Pattaya Mail. For more information about the Sunday meeting and the other weekday activities of the PCEC, see the Club’s website at www.pattayacityexpatsclub.com and learn more about the many and varied activities to which everyone is welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Monday & Thursday at noon; Monday, Tuesday & Friday at 5pm and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 7:30pm at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): Contact Jim on 087 927 0437. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets every morning 9am at the Highlander Guest House, Soi Skaw Beach: Contact Mike 081 741 3166. The Jomtien Group meets everyday at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: Contact: Jerry 086 141 7748.

Pattaya Ex Servicemen’s Club (soon to be The Royal British Legion Pattaya Branch) are holding 2 major events in the not too distant future. In April we travel to the River Kwai for the ANZAC Day Parade, this is an overnight visit. In June we head for Ipoh in Malaysia to attend the Service for those who lost their lives in the 1948-1966 Campaign. We intend to make this a long weekend break. Anyone interested or who wishes to join the club please call in to Tropical Bert’s, 2nd road Opp Bangkok Bank next to Soi 6/1 or phone Bert on 089 8072335.

The Charity Club of Pattaya meets most Sundays at the Queen Victoria Inn Soi 6. Contact Malcolm on 09 7441040 or Christina on 095 454 185; [email protected]

The U.K. Ex Forces Club meets at Tropical Bert’s (2nd Rd opp Bangkok Bank) every Sunday lunchtime, 1pm to 5ish. For more details phone Bert on 09 8072335 or call in the bar.

Dining

Come enjoy Casa Pascal Restaurant’s gourmet set menu: Entrees: Tuna tatar in saffron essence, cream of white asparagus with pine nuts kernels, veal sweetbread ravioli in morel sauce, lime sherbet with vodka; Main Course: Pan-fried Alaska scallops and Alaska king crab legs on a tangy basil cream sauce or oven-roasted pigeon in cepes mushroom coat and stuffed with saucisson vaudois; Dessert: Eggplant mousse and roasted artichokes in red wine sauce, flamed strawberries with vanilla ice cream or selection of premium French cheese. Pattaya 2nd Road in front of Ruen Thai Restaurant. For reservation (038) 723 660, fax (038) 723 659, e-mail: [email protected] For more information: www. restaurant-pattaya.com

Greg’s Kitchen, opposite Soi 6, 2nd Rd, offers a new, great value light lunch menu for only 199 baht: includes chili con carne, chicken in a basket, cod fishcakes, quiche, gammon steak and lot’s more. Give it a try. Tel. 081 254 3624.

Fine dining at the Dusit Resort, Pattaya in March: The Peak’s kitchen offers mouthwatering beef and pork dishes flavoured by sauces Hong Kong-style. The Peak is open every day from 11:30am - 2:30pm for lunch and 6:30pm - 10pm for dinner: For reservations call 0 3842 5611-7 ext 2276. Italian Night Buffet: Every Wednesday night, The Bay gives a taste of Italy with a buffet selection of assorted antipasti, salads, hot specialities and traditional items such as pizza, pasta and famous desserts. Wednesday night, 7pm - 10pm: Baht 676++ per person and half price for children 5-12 years. Saturday Night BBQ Buffet: This famous weekend family buffet is an all-out, lavish affair of assorted meat and seafood dishes to go on the grill, international food selection, carving stations, along with other dishes to satisfy the heartiest of appetites. Saturday night, 7pm - 10pm. Baht 1,070++ per person and half price for children 5-12 years. For reservations at The Bay, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2270.

Discover the Origins of "Asian Tapas" at Latitude, Sheraton Pattaya Resort: Executive Chef Matthew Woolford has introduced his special Asian tapas menu which is made up of tasting portions of various Asian favourites. Discover items such as grilled wagyu beef strips with cashew nut satay, scallop and nashi pear tempura and slow cooked salmon with cabbage kim chi or you can try the tasting bento box with features a selection of dishes perfect to compliment a glass of wine or cocktail, relax and let your senses unwind. Available Monday to Saturday from 18:00-22:30 hours. For more information or reservations, Call 038 259 888.

March Promotion at Henry J. Bean’s Bar and Grill: Take a journey through the delights of Mexican cooking this month as we serve you the newest creations from the Mexican kitchen, as well as evergreens such as sizzling hot fajitas and tremendous burritos, perfect with a Mexican tequila! For reservation please contact the guest relations at 0 3842 8323 or for more information please contact Orapin Musiknavabutr and Martin Kroeni at Tel. 038 428 161, 038 428 323, email: em @orchid.amari.com, emfb@ orchid.amari.com

Jameson’s Irish Pub has introduced a new Wednesday three-course ‘Quick Service’ special for 185 baht: Home made soup, mixed salad, or mussels ‘vinai’ (cooked in their shells with butter, garlic & herbs). Steak and mushroom pie (cooked in a beer sauce) with crisp french-fries followed by dessert - a choice of two items, depending upon the chef’s mood! This new three-course Wednesday special is served from 12 noon till 11pm. Other daily specials include on Monday: Fillet steak special 175 baht; Tuesday: Breast of poached chicken with white wine sauce 175 baht; Thursdays is kebab special night 175 baht; Friday is fish and chips 165 baht. All the specials are served with starter & dessert (except on Thursday). Start from 12.00 noon until 11.00 p.m. As always Jameson’s serves it’s all day and night carvery at the weekends, as much as you can eat for 350 baht. Speckled Hen beer on draft is back in stock as well as bottled Newcastle Brown Ale. Jameson’s Irish Pub, 80/164 Soi Sukrudee (Soi AR), Pattaya, Tel. 038-361-873-4, email [email protected]

Oliver Twists Old English Pub, Central Road (opp. Nova Lodge Hotel), invites you to dine with us: Monday: Homemade steak and ale pie, mashed potatoes and vegetables only 150bt; Tuesday: Steak night, prime rump steak 10oz. 250bt; Wednesday: Ladies night; Thursday: Pint and a curry. Choose from our excellent selection of draught lager and ale; Friday: Traditional Friday night favourite! Battered cod, chips and peas. 175bt; Saturday: Free! International style buffet served between 2pm and 6pm. Sunday: Where else to eat an English Sunday roast! Choice of beef, pork or chicken: 250bt, Entertainment Tuesday and Sunday evening with Rose. For further information please contact Oliver Twist Bar on 038 429 262 or Louise on 086 909 9202.

Enjoy Benihana Sunday Brunch at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. Benihana is the perfect place for gathering family member and friends for Sunday brunch in Pattaya. Have a really long and lazy lunch with fantastic food and all the enjoyment of watching our juggling joking chefs at work cooking just for you at your Teppanyaki table with great jazz songs performed by resident band. The price is just only baht 1,100++ per person inclusive of soft drinks, cocktails and wines. Benihana restaurant is located on the second floor of Royal Garden Plaza Pattaya, opens daily for lunch from 12.00-14.00 hrs, dinner from 17.00-22.00 hrs and Sunday brunch from 11.00-14.00 hrs. For more information and reservations, call 038 412 120 Ext. 1395.

Amor Restaurant is tempting its customers with a slew of strawberry creations for the strawberry season. For main courses Amor is offering strawberry pork fillet or chicken breasts with fresh strawberries, brandy and black peppercorns served with vegetables and potatoes. For dessert there is fresh strawberry cheesecake and strawberry shortcake, strawberries with yoghurt and Chiang Mai honey and lots more. Amor also offers sugar free desserts, currently available, sugar free raspberry pie, as well as, sugar free vanilla ice cream and forest berries sorbet. Amor Restaurant, 244/15 Pattayaland 3, South Pattaya: Tel. 038-710-680 or 081-945-5396.

Ace Cafe BBQ Night in Jomtien. Every Monday is BBQ party night! Come and enjoy a platter of grill steak, sausages, baked potato, corn on the cob and mixed salad, all for only 159 baht! Tickets on sale all week with one lucky winner eating free! Grill fires up at 6.30pm. Don’t be late! Ace Cafe, Hanuman Corner, 089 990 9342.

Patrick’s Belgian Restaurant presents: Monday: "Osso Bucco" with mashed potatoes. Tuesday: Australian lamb chops (400g) with béarnaise-and mint sauce, veggies and fries. Wednesday: Mixed grill (chicken, pork and steak filet) with a brandy pepper sauce, fried potatoes and veggies. Thursday: "Ostrich" filet steak, "Archiduc" veggies and potato croquets. Friday: Moules-Frites (Mussels Belgian Style). Saturday: "Cocq au Vin" (chicken casserole) with fries or potato croquets: For reservation call Patrick 081 687 2410 or e-mail [email protected]

Café New Orleans, a culinary landmark for over 9 years on eclectic Pattayaland Soi 2, has expanded its Fiesta Filipina menu and added an Additional Special Menu including imported black Angus tenderloin steak, succulent lamb tenderloin, scallops, assorted dinner crepes and chocolate soufflé for dessert. You can order anything from our famous rack of baby back ribs and imported steaks to special gourmet entrées, side dishes and deserts. Chefs coming from some of the top restaurants in Manila prepare delicious Filipino dishes to suit all tastes. For more information or to make a reservation call 038 710 805, fax 038 710 784.

Mercure Hotel Pattaya presents P&P all you can eat pasta and pizza at the Cappuccino Terrace every Wednesday night. Soi 15, 2nd Road, South Pattaya: For more details call 038 425 050.

The Premiership Football Restaurant in Naklua serves delicious English, European, Mexican and Thai food: 200 menu items to choose from in Pattaya’s theatre of sports - with 3 huge projection screens. Located on Naklua Road (opposite Woodlands Resort), 2mins from Dolphin roundabout. Tel. 038 416 670-1 (Open 24hrs).

The Queen Victoria Inn’s Sundays just get better and better! Not only can you tuck into the Sunday Carvery, 3 courses for 320 baht, but you can also be entertained by The Copy Cats band live from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Come and have a great Sunday at the Queen Victoria Inn Soi 6, Tel. 038 425 418.

Shenanigans Irish Pub nightly specials: 12 noon - 11 p.m. Monday Spaghetti Night (160 baht); Tuesday Chop Night (150 baht); Wednesday Steak Night (195 baht); Thursday Curry Night 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. (250 baht); Friday Schnitzel Night (195 baht) 12 noon - 11 p.m.; Saturday Carvery (395 baht) 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday Carvery (395 baht) 12 noon - 11 p.m.: The famous Shenanigans Carvery, a choice of 6 different joints, 9 vegetables & potatoes, prawn salad & home made soup, as much as you can eat. Shenanigans the Irish Pub 218/2-4 Moo 10, Royal Garden Resort, Pattaya 2nd Road: Email: [email protected] .co.th, Phone: 038 710 641, www.shenanigans-pattaya.com

For great tasting Thai food pop along to "The Salt and Pepper Restaurant" next door to the Flamingo Hotel behind Tuk-Com City on South Pattaya Road (Opens Mondays to Saturday from 9am till 10pm). You will see a new exhibition by Pattaya Mail’s cartoonist M.J.B. which you can buy (every baht goes to the Pattaya Orphanage), plus each person who eats a meal and tells the management they have read about this restaurant in the Pattaya Mail can pick up one cheeky cartoon postcard FREE of charge.

Theme Buffet Evenings at the Montien Hotel, Pattaya: Tuesdays - Verandah Coffee Shop, reef & beef international BBQ buffet dinner, 6.00p.m-10.00p.m, adults baht 650++/children baht 350++; Wednesdays - La Mer Restaurant, Mediterranean buffet dinner 6.30p.m.10.00p.m, Adults baht 550++/children baht 300++; Friday - Verandah Coffee Shop, BBQ & seafood buffet dinner 6.00p.m-10.00p.m, adults baht 650++/children baht 350++; Saturday - Verandah Coffee Shop, international buffet dinner 6.00 p.m.- 10.00 p.m., adults baht 550.-++/ children baht 300++. Bring your family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy. For reservations please call 038-428155 ext 1620, 1621, E-mail [email protected]

The Kilkenny Irish Pub & Restaurant is situated in the heart of Pattaya’s vibrant nightlife on Walking Street: Daily promotions include - Monday: Fish & Chips 199 baht; Tuesday: Beef & Guinness Pie 199 baht; Wednesday: Cottage Pie 199 baht. Thursday: Cornish Pastie & Chips 199 baht; Friday: Pork Chops & Chips 199 baht; Saturday: Roast Chicken, Chips & Veg 199 baht & Sunday: Roast Pork & Apple Sauce 249 baht with a complimentary glass of wine. Also you can’t go past our Kilkenny Breakfast 99b before 2pm, a great way to cure your hangover. Our new Ocean View Terrace is now open ideal for private functions or just relaxing by the water. We have live music Monday to Saturday with our very own popular resident band Metropolis. For details check our website www. kilkennypubpattaya.com

Sunday at Tropical Bert’s - ‘Horses for Courses’ is how the saying goes and you get 3 of them along with 3 choices! Home made soup, your choice of beef, pork or ham along with all the bits and pieces, home made desert all for only 250 baht. During the week we have bubble and squeak with roast beef on Monday, your choice of meat pie on Tues, midweek roast on Wed, home baked ham on Thurs, cod and chips Fri and our favorite on Sat, Bert’s cottage pie, all at great prices (Tropical Bert’s, 2nd Rd., Soi Yodsak/1, Opp Bangkok Bank), Tel. 09 8072335.

Eat to the Beat at Starz Diner, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya continues to satisfy choosy diners with the freshest seafood cooked to your liking, international specialities, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya’s award-winning dishes with free-flow of wines, beer and soft drinks. A whole spit-roasted pig is available every Saturday in addition to the wide selection of sumptuous dishes on the buffet. Eat to the Beat is available Sunday to Friday from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at 590++ per person and on Saturdays from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at 690++ per person.

Entertainment

Aisawan Resort & Spa, Pattaya presents a "Wine Buffet" promotion. Enjoy a selection of 3 white wines and 3 red wines from South Africa. Come and enjoy everyday from 7pm - 10pm. Drink a limitless amount for only 800 ++ baht per person including cheese plate. This promotion is available now at Bay Leaf Restaurant, Aisawan Resort & Spa. Tel. 038 411 940-8.

Mantra Sparkling Charity: Until 21st April 2007, get your glad rags on, do the perfect do and sashay on over to Mantra Restaurant & Bar, where Moet Chandon is being served by the glass and by the bottle, as well as in exciting champagne cocktails. Proceeds from sales will be donated to the ‘Baht for a Better Life’ Foundation, to further the education of and build schools for underprivileged children in Thailand. Crack open the bubbly with Moet Chandon and feel great, then feel even better, as you realise you’re doing your bit for charity! Mantra Restaurant, next to Amari Resort & Hotel, Beach Road, Pattaya.

Oliver Twist Ladies Night: Louise (O.T.’s expat manageress) offers the fairer sex a haven from Pattaya’s sports lounges and go-go bars! Every Wednesday is Ladies Night, complete with special cocktail promotions. Meet with friends and colleagues in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere: Oliver Twists Old English Pub, Central Road (opp. Nova Lodge Hotel). For further information please contact Oliver Twist Bar on 038 429 262 or Louise on 086 909 9202.

Live music at the Premiership Football Restaurant - Mondays & Thursdays: All your favourite hits with Rose & Yo Yo from 7:30pm. Tuesday’s Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett Tribute Show 7:30-10:30pm. Wednesday & Saturday, 8:30-9:30pm the Elvis Show. Fridays, 8:30-9:30pm the Bee Gees Show. The Premiership Football Restaurant is located on Naklua Rd. (opp. Woodlands Hotel), 2 mins from Dolphin roundabout. Tel. 087 141 0309.

Events

BCCT Networking Evening on the Eastern Seaboard: The BCCT in co-operation with The Lakes at Phoenix and Mackenzie Smith Law invite you to a Networking Evening on Friday 30th March from 6.30 pm at Cuvée Lounge - Bar, 2nd floor, 306/89, Thappraya Road, Chateau Dale Plaza, Jomtien, Pattaya. The Lakes at Phoenix and Mackenzie Smith Law are sponsoring selected beverages and snacks on a first-come, first-served basis from 6.30 pm. All other beverages are at standard prices, as will be the sponsored drinks once supplies have run out. Entry is free of charge. BCCT members may book on-line in the normal way. Non-members should email - [email protected] with the names of those attending.

AustCham will host an Eastern Seaboard Sundowners event on Friday 30th March from 6pm - 9pm (last drinks 8:30pm) at the Sheraton Pattaya Resort. The cost will be 300 baht to members and 750 baht for non-members. The ESB Sundowners will be preceded by a seminar on topics of interest to our ESB members from 4pm. For details tel: (0) 2210-0216-8, email execdirector@ austchamthailand.com or go to www.austchamthailand.com

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya will be holding a brain discovery activity on March 30, 4.00 pm-8.30 pm. ‘Stroke Pathway - Discovering the secrets of the Brain’ in Conference Room 4, 10th Fl., D Building of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya.

A Passover Seder will be held in Pattaya on Monday 02 April 2007. All Jewish Expats are invited to attend. For details please call 084-869 8269 or 081-6879599.

The Galley Opium announces "Only One Point" - an exhibition by Thai artists Panuwat Hoonbamrung (Neung) and Wittaya Pised (Taem) until 24th March. Gallery Opium, 315/26 Thepprasit Road, Pattaya, Tel. 038 303 040 (Gallery), Tel: 0850 847 947 (English). The Gallery also features an ongoing exhibition of work at Sheraton Pattaya, 437 Pratamnak Road, Pattaya, Tel. 038 259 888.

Promotions

Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya, the best music and dining venue in town, is giving away one cool, ultra-hip Oakley O ROKR Bluetooth Eyewear this March! Simply buy a bottle of Corona Beer and receive one (1) raffle coupon - buy 3 bottles and get four (4) raffle coupons with one FREE bottle of Corona Beer. Grand draw is scheduled on 31 March, 11:00 p.m. at Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya. Attendance is required to win this cool prize.

The Moon River Pub continues their draft beer promotion. For every liter of draft beer ordered, receive one stamp in your "Beer Card". Collect nine stamps and get one liter of beer free. In front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.

The Kilkenny privilege card has arrived for the local punter. The cardholder will be entitled to Guinness & Kilkenny Pints 165b & local bottled beer 79b all day every day. Sign up by emailing Stewart at our website www. kilkennypubpattaya.com or drop into Kilkenny’s on Walking Street.

Door 2 Door March’s special promotion receive a 10% discount on all orders from Swiss Food Restaurant, Soi Diamond, South Pattaya, also ring now to get your copy of the new Official Thailand Survival Guide & Pattaya Business Telephone Directory delivered to your door for only 250 baht. To receive your free Door 2 Door Menu (2007 Edition) just simply call 038 720 222 & one of their friendly drivers will deliver a free copy to you or visit them on www.door2doorpattaya.com



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