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Friday April 27 - May 3, 2007

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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.

 

Clubs

The next meeting of Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, April 29. 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 10:30am with a buffet breakfast available from 9:30 to 11am. Everyone is warmly welcome. Each week, a guest speaker will provide an informal but interesting talk on a wide range of topics. 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.pattaya cityexpatsclub.com and learn more about the many and varied activities to which everyone is welcome.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club May luncheon will be held on Tuesday, May 1 from 10.30am in the Rim Suan Room at the Amari Hotel, Pattaya, tel. 038 428 161. There will be a speaker doing a talk on horse riding therapy for disabled children. Please confirm your reservations no later than 2pm Saturday April 28 to either Stephanie Moorhouse, 089 5444 842, stephaniemoorhouse@hotmail .com or Sam Wilson, 087 988 8522, [email protected], or [email protected].

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): 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]

Dining

Casa Pascal and Poseidon would like to inform you that our very popular Sunday’s Brunch Buffet will continue during the low season! Delight with an extensive buffet that offers cold appetizers including Norwegian smoked salmon, rock lobsters, prawns, crabs, scallops and smoked fish; a great international salad bar & Thai salads, abundance of vegetarian appetizers, Italian antipasto, cold cuts, flamed beef & pork tenderloin station, soups and lots of other Asian and European main dishes and of course, the Sunday breakfast items plus great desserts such as chocolate mousse, creams, tarts, parfaits and a fruit pancake station that will boost your appetite. Includes a glass of house champagne. Do not forget to reserve your table: Adults 770 baht net, children (under 12) 550 baht net. For your reservation: (038) 723-660 or (081) 983-4182 (Kim).

Mantra Restaurant & Bar presents ‘Oysters in May’. Versatility is the buzzword for these fruits off the sea as Mantra’s super-chef Supachai runs circles around you with his awe-inspiring creations and food designs. There’s a whole oasis of oysters to be devoured so head to Mantra this May and stock up on some mineral goodness and get in the mood. Mantra Restaurant & Bar is located on Beach Road, North Pattaya, next to the Amari Resort & Tower. For further details call 038 429 591 or send an email to email @mantra-pattaya.com

Amor Restaurant celebrates 13 years of service to the Pattaya community this April and is tempting customers with a wide selection of mango dishes, both sweet and savory for the mango season. For main courses Amor is offering; West Indies pork fillet, chicken breasts, prawns or salmon in a scrumptious light curry sauce made with rum, fresh mango, banana, raisins, cashew nuts, coconut cream and yoghurt served with vegetables and potatoes or rice. Also mango pork fillet or chicken breasts, made with Thai whiskey, fresh mango and coconut cream. For dessert there is fresh mango cheesecake and mango shortcake, mango with yoghurt and Chiang Mai honey, crazy mango sundae and lots more. Amor also offers sugar free desserts, currently available, sugar free fruit 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.

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: Chef Chi Tak Lai prepares clever interpretations of traditional Hong Kong favourites for his Seafood creations in April. Enjoy superb dishes as Pan-fried snapper with orange sauce, deep-fried garoupa with soya chili sauce, sautéed shrimp with sweet pea and champignon, and sautéed spinach topped with crabmeat and crab roe. The Peak is open every day for a la carte dining, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm for lunch and 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm for dinner. In The Bay Restaurant check out Italian Night Buffet as 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, 7 pm - 10 pm: 676++ baht 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: 7pm - 10pm, 1,070++ baht per person and half price for children 5-12 years. For reservations 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 6-10:30 p.m. For more information or reservations, please call 038 259 888.

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 members and friends for Sunday brunch in Pattaya. Have a really long and lazy lunch with fantastic food and all the enjoyment of watching 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 1,100++ baht 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 noon - 2 p.m., dinner from 5-10 p.m. and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 038 412 120 ext. 1395.

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 6.30 p.m. 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 its 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 World of Sport 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: shenang@ ptty2.loxinfo.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 9 a.m. till 10 p.m.). 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 p.m. - 10 p.m., adults 650++ baht / children 350++ baht. Wednesdays - La Mer Restaurant, Mediterranean buffet dinner 6.30 p.m. - 10 p.m., adults 550++ baht / children 300++ baht. Friday - Verandah Coffee Shop, BBQ & seafood buffet dinner 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., adults 650++ baht / children 350++ baht. Saturday - Verandah Coffee Shop, international buffet dinner 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., adults 550++ baht / children 300++ baht. Bring your family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy. For reservations please call 038-428155 ext 1620, 1621, e-mail [email protected]

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 there is 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 an all round favourite 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 p.m. at 590++ baht per person and on Saturdays from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at 690++ baht per person.

The Kilkenny Irish Pub and Restaurant is situated in the heart of Pattaya’s vibrant nightlife on Walking Street. Kilkenny’s new menu features weekend roasts and new daily specials such as Monday curry night. Kilkenny’s home made meat pies are proving very popular at just 79 baht as is Kilkenny’s pub breakfast, only 99 baht before 2 p.m. Kilkenny’s Ocean View terrace is ideal for private functions or for a quiet drink and meal. Home to Pattaya’s longest happy hours, Kilkenny’s has great cheap drink specials every day. For locals, even better savings are available by applying for Kilkenny’s privilege card. Contact via www. kilkennypubpattaya.com

Events

AustCham 30th Anniversary Sundowners: Wednesday, May 2 from 6pm-9pm (last drinks 8.30pm). Cost: 300 Baht members, 750 Baht non-members, Location: "Residence Room", Grand Hyatt Erawan, Bangkok. May is AustCham’s 30th birthday and so we will be celebrating in style at our Anniversary Sundowners. Nominated AustCham member representatives (typically two per company who are listed in the handbook) will be our complimentary guests at this Sundowners networking function. The invitation is not transferable, but other personnel of our 350 corporate members will of course be very welcome at our usual Sundowners member’s price. A souvenir gift will be given to each member representative. See you there. It’s our shout! For more details and to book this event on line, please click on www.austchamthailand.com.

Gallery Opium is hosting a special Pattaya International Ladies Club charity event, an Exhibition of Children’s Art. The artwork has been created by underprivileged children from five different schools and children’s homes in the Pattaya area, namely Ban Jing Jai Street Kids Home, Fountain of Life, Mercy Centre, Wat Nong Kei Noi School and the Drop in Centre. After the official opening, members of the public will be invited to view the paintings, all of which will be for sale. The proceeds from all paintings sold will be given back to the respective school to help improve conditions or buy new equipment to benefit all the children. Open to the public: 7 p.m. Saturday 28 April. Exhibition closing date: Saturday 2 May. Venue: Gallery Opium, 315/26 Thepprasit Road M12, Banglamung, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20150, Thailand. Other featured artists also on display at the Sheraton Pattaya, 437 Pratamnak Road, Tel. 038 259 888 Pathira Nakngam Riley, marketing communications manager.

Bruno’s Restaurant is hosting a Pattaya Gay Festival fund-raising, gourmet dinner on Wednesday May 2 at 8 p.m. for 8.30 p.m., called Creations of Chef Fredi. Tickets are 1,900 baht, which includes 500 baht to PGF funds, and are available from Bruno’s Restaurant (038 364600) or Ambiance Hotel, Boyztown (038 424099).

The Pattaya Pillow Fight Championships in aid of the Sawang Boriboon Foundation are taking place at the World of Sport Restaurant in Naklua. This charity event will take place with two semi finals on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd May with the grand final on Friday 25th May. The contest is open to ladies only, entry per person is 200b with all the proceeds going towards this very worthy cause. The prize money at stake is 5,000 baht. So come along and join in the fun or simply cheer on your favourite lady! Further details and entry forms please tel. 08-71410309 or 038-416670/1 or 08-92496138.

Dutch artist Léa Laarakker Dingjan exhibits her paintings on silk at Ursula’s Antiques in Pattaya in an exhibition, titled "East and West - How Beautiful the Twain Meet." The exhibition will be on show until May 6. Ursula’s Antiques is open Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 3/140-141 Moo 6 Third Road, Pattaya, Tel 038 415 431, 01 833 8224, email [email protected]

Promotions

Door 2 Door April’s special promotion from A La Turca Turkish Restaurant, in the market opposite Slim Night Club: receive a free Harem’s Secrete Mix Mezze Plate (serving for 1) with all food orders over 1,000 baht. 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

Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya Party Pack - Fab Four! - Choose four dishes from Hard Rock’s six-pack offering. Party pack includes 1 jug of Singha beer and 1 jug of soft drink plus 1 classic Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya tee shirt and a complimentary photo at only THB 1,600 net. For more information & reservations please call 038 426 635.

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 Kilkenny’s website www.kilkennypubpattaya.com or drop into Kilkenny’s on Walking Street.



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