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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 Consular Section of the American Embassy in Bangkok will be visiting Pattaya on Friday, May 25. Staff will be available to provide consular services from 8:00am to 12:00pm at the Dusit Resort on Beach Road. For full details of the visit, including what services will, and will not be provided, please consult the American Citizen Services page of the Embassy’s web site at http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/index.htm. If you have any questions, please e-mail: [email protected] or call the American Citizen Services Unit at: 02-205-4049.

Clubs

The next meeting of Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, May 20. 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. pattayacityexpatsclub.com and learn more about the many and varied activities to which everyone is welcome.

The Pattaya International Ladies Club June Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, June 5 from 10.30am at Ocean Marina, Sukhumvit Road: Members and guests, ladies of all nationalities welcome. Please make your reservation by 2.00pm, Saturday, June 2 with Stephanie on 089 544 4842, stephaniemoor [email protected], or Sam on 087 988 8522, [email protected] wetthailand.com

The Dutch Expat Club meets every last Thursday of the month at Chateau Dale on Thappraya Road at 6pm. For full details please check out the website at www.neder landseverenigingpattaya.org or Email [email protected] yahoo.com. New members are always 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): 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 Restaurant is delighted to offer friends and guests another very special summer promotion: The "Steak & Wine Menu": Starters include a wide range of appetizers such as smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail, roasted pork loin, Caesar Salad, Pumpkin cream soup or lobster bisque. Main Courses feature Sirloin Steak with Gravy and Café de Paris Butter Sauce, Chicken Steak Cordon Bleu, stuffed with Ham and Cheese, Beef Tenderloin with Gravy and Café de Paris Butter Sauce or Poached Snapper in Dill Cream Sauce. For Dessert choose from Sweet Dream Berries in a delicious mascarpone cream, Crepes Suzette or fresh fruit salad: 3-Course (Appetizer or Soup, Main Course, Dessert) 720 Baht++; 4-Course (Appetizer, Soup, Main Course, Dessert) 1,025 Baht++ (Both with unlimited Wine during the meal). For reservations call (038) 723 660, Fax (038) 723 659, E-mail: [email protected], www.restaurant-pattaya.com

MEZ restaurant, Sheraton Pattaya Resort offers "Live Boston Lobster" from May 14 – 26. Breathe fresh air and dine with incredible sunset views over the Gulf of Thailand and experience Chef Matthew’s renowned Asian techniques of cooking and preparation. Enjoy the new taste of Boston Lobster with colorful herbs and spices served with fresh seasonal vegetables. Chef Matthew’s signature dishes include: Grilled Boston Lobster Tail with Crisp Roti Dough and Onion Relish; Steamed Boston Lobster with Ginger, Spring Onion, Soy and truffle; Boston Lobster in the Style of Tom Yum. Join us at MEZ Restaurant – "Asian Sophistication on the Water’s Edge." Operating hours: Monday – Saturday from 18.00 – 22.30 hrs. For more information or reservations: 038 259 888

Poseidon Restaurant in Jomtien Complex now serves the best Breakfast Deal in Town! Every Day from 8am till 11pm: Along with our Brunch Set Menu at 250 Baht, we also serve American Breakfasts at 180 Baht featuring choice of juice, seasonal fruits plate, croissant & toast, butter, jam and honey, cereals and yogurt, choice of 2 eggs, bacon, ham or sausage, Pot of freshly brewed coffee, Pot of fresh milk. There are much more Breakfast Items which can be served individually, as well Thai Dishes. Poseidon Restaurant, Jomtien Complex, 038 303 300, www.restaurant-pattaya.com

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 protected].

Amor Restaurant celebrating 13 years of service to the Pattaya community 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.

Fine dining at the Dusit Resort, Pattaya: In the Peak Restaurant our Chinese chef prepares a delightful selection of Imperial Chinese BBQ Dishes. Finish off your meal with our sinful dessert Mashed taro with sticky rice and strawberry. 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 our Wednesday Italian Night will be even better with a new selection of dishes introduced in the buffet line. 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 – altogether so memorably Italian: Wednesday night, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Baht 676++ per person and half price for children 5-12. 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 please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2270.

The Paradise Restaurant on 2nd road opposite the Marriott Resort and Royal Garden Shopping Plaza offers a special Swiss Food Promotion featuring dishes such as pork Fillet with Swiss cheese, Meatloaf, chicken on cream sauce with Asparagus, Paprika Goulash, Fish fillet in Beer batter, and Crepes with Vanilla Ice and hot Raspberry sauce. Open daily from 2pm to 10pm.This Swiss promotion is also available at the second location, namely the Paradise Garden Restaurant at the Swiss Paradise Resort on Naklua road Soi 16/2. Open daily from 1pm to 10pm. For information please call 089 930 5888.

Come on over to the Ace Café at Hanuman Corner in Jomtien. They have a couple of well placed TV screens, surround sound, the best fresh ground coffee in the area and a terrific breeze blowing through! Dont forget folks we have world class MotoGP and Formula 1 racing almost every Sunday for the next SIX months! Come along, bring the family, meet some new friends and enjoy a social Sunday with all the thrills and spills of the track. For more information call 089 990 9342.

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.

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. Cider on draft is back 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.

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: [email protected], 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 695++ baht / children 375++ baht. Wednesdays - La Mer Restaurant, Mediterranean buffet dinner 6.30 p.m. - 10 p.m., adults 595++ baht / children 325++ baht. Friday - Verandah Coffee Shop, BBQ & seafood buffet dinner 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., adults 695++ baht / children 375++ baht. Saturday - Verandah Coffee Shop, international buffet dinner 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., adults 595++ baht / children 325++ 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 620++ baht per person and on Saturdays from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at 720++ 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

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 every day from 7-10 p.m. 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.

Events

BCCT Eastern Seaboard Dinner (sponsored by SCI Double Impact) on Friday 18th May from 6.30 pm at Hall of Fame Ballroom, Hard Rock Hotel, Pattaya: Guest Speaker: H.E. David Fall, British Ambassador. The cost including full international buffet and soft drinks is THB 750 per person including VAT (BCCT members), THB 1,000 per person including VAT (non-BCCT members and non-member guests of BCCT members). BCCT members please book on-line at the BCCT website - www.bccthai.com, Non-BCCT members please email - [email protected].

Art Exhibitions at Gallery Opium: "A Propos 2550" is about a casual bringing together of two artists in 2007 - Pat Savage and Victoire Meyer. The exhibition opens on May 5 and runs till May 26. 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 Pratumnak Road, Tel. 038 259 888 Pathira Nakngam Riley, Marketing Communications Manager

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.

Promotions

Door 2 Door is once again offering a special double promotion from Queen Victoria Inn, Soi 6, South Pattaya Road, receive free Deep Fried Mushrooms with all food orders over 500 Baht plus receive a 10% discount from Continental Restaurant, 315/158, Thappraya Road. To receive your free Door 2 Door Menu (2007 Edition) just simply call 038 720 222 & one of their friendly drivers will deliver a 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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