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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, July 8. 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. 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 numerous other weekday activities of the PCEC, see the Club’s website at www.pattayacity expatsclub.com and learn more about the many and varied activities to which everyone is welcome.

Chess Club players meet every day at "Margarita Madness" by Soi 10, Jomtien Beach Road, directly across from the Sea Breeze Hotel. Everyone welcome. Call 087 008 9951 for details.

The Dutch Expat Club meets the last Thursday of every month at Chateau Dale on Thappraya Road at 6pm. For full details please check out the website at www.neder landseverenigingpattaya.org or email albertmartin26@ 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.

Anyone interested in the Pattaya Ex Servicemen’s Club or who wishes to join, 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

Come enjoy Casa Pascal Restaurant’s gourmet set menu: Entrees: salmon tatar roll and tuna tatar roll, chives sour cream and mango salsa, cream soup of wild mushrooms, pan fried goose liver on potato blinis and shallot confit, orange champagne sherbet; Main Course: trout filet and lobster pudding in sauvignon butter sauce or roasted duck breast on leek tart and sour cherry sauce; Dessert: rhubarb parfait with caramelized walnuts and potted red wine plums or selection of premium French cheese. Food only 1,450 baht net, menu with unlimited beverages 2,900 baht net. For reservation (038) 723 660, fax (038) 723 659, email: info@restaurant-pattya. com or for more information: www.restaurant-pattaya. com. Open Daily 11:00~23:00 / Sunday Brunch Buffet: Every Sunday 10:00~15:00.

Amor Restaurant, a Pattaya landmark for 13 years, is offering a very special Early Bird Summer Promotion. From June 1 to September 30, 2007, a 20% discount on all food and drinks (except wines) will be offered from 5pm to 7pm daily (cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions - for dine-in only). The Mango Mania menu is still available with a great selection of savory mango dishes, as well as, mango drinks and desserts. For the health conscious and those on special diets Amor also offers sugar free desserts, currently available, sugar free fruit pie, as well as sugar free vanilla ice cream and forest berries sorbet. The menu also lists many low cholesterol dishes. Richard, the owner, is available to assist diners in selecting or adapting dishes to suite many special dietary requirements. Amor’s full menu is available on their web site at www.amorrestaurant.com, Tel: 038-710-680 (Open 5pm to midnight).

Fine dining at the Dusit Resort, Pattaya: True Italian connoisseurs will have a feast for the senses with The Bay Il Ristorante Italiano’s Wednesday Italian Night. Dusit Resort, Pattaya’s award-winning restaurant unveils a new selection of buffet dishes including assorted antipasti, salads, hot specialties and traditional items such as pizza, pasta and famous desserts - altogether so memorably Italian: Wednesday night, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, 676++ baht per person and half price for children 5-12. The Bay Il Ristorante Italiano has been listed in Thailand Tatler’s "Thailand’s Best Restaurants 2007", a famous dining guide where the best restaurants in the kingdom are chosen by the magazine’s discerning readers. This is the second time The Bay was included in the list and recognized for its high-end Italian cuisine and the spectacular view of Pattaya Bay. Open every day from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. For reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2270.

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

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]

Enjoy "The Chocolate Room" at the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa. Beni’s Brunch on Sundays is proud to introduce the Brunch Chocolate Room as part of the long and lazy Sunday Brunch at Benihana. Beni’s brunch on Sundays features simply the best of show cooking, abundant cuisine, selections that capture simplicity, purity and freshness of regional foods, plus smooth live jazz from our resident band. Selected beverages plus half a bottle of wine per person are included in our brunch package. Price: 1,100++ baht includes selected beverages. Every Sunday from 11.00 - 14.00 hrs. Location: Royal Garden Plaza, 2nd Floor. For more information and reservations, call 038 412 120 ext. 1395.

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.

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] .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 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

No. 43, Italian Bistro, Kanary Bay Rayong presents a Special International Lunch Buffet every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11.30 - 14.00: Only baht 220++ per person, children 50% discount & a Special Italian Buffet Dinner every Wednesday from 18.00 - 22.00: Only baht 370++ per person, children 50% discount. For info & reservations please call 038-804 844

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.

Entertainment

Salsa Amante Dance Studio holds a dance workshop from 8 till 9 pm every Friday followed by free dancing in the studio from 9 pm till 1 am. Every Sunday is "salsa matinee" featuring free dancing to South American music from 4 am till 10 am. For information about dance events check www.salsaamante.com or call 038-73 69 82: Salsa Amante Dance Studio, 268/5 Soi Photisarn, Naklua, Pattaya North.

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.

Events

Manhattans Steakhouse is hosting a PGF Charity Dinner on Sunday, July 15. The price of 1,900 baht includes a 3-course meal, complimentary cocktail on arrival and special prices on drinks and wine throughout the evening and cool jazz music provided by Monica & Thanna. 500 baht and a percentage of the bar takings will be donated to a PGF charity. The dinner starts at 8:30pm with cocktails in the lounge served from 7:15pm. For tickets and reservations call Manhattans 038 259 790 or Ambience Hotel 038 424 099.

A self-defense Krav Maga workshop is being held in Pattaya on Saturday 14 July & Sunday 15 July from 12noon - 4pm. Learn self-defense techniques developed by the Israeli Special Forces and now used by the FBI, CIA, and many military & police forces worldwide. Carl Halley from Australia is one of the world’s leading Krav Maga experts and will be appearing at this workshop. Booking essential. Contact Gerry for information email: [email protected], www.kravmagathailand.com, SMS or call 085 288 3709 leave voicemail.

Art Exhibitions at Gallery Opium: Featured artists both international and from Thailand are on display at Gallery Opium, 315/26 Thepprasit Road, Pattaya - contact Alan Kirkland-Roath, Gallery Director on 038 303 040 (Gallery), 0850 847 947 (English) and at the Sheraton Pattaya, 437 Pratamnak Road, Tel. 038 259 888 Pathira Nakngam Riley, marketing communications manager.

Promotions

Door 2 Door July double promotion: receive 10% discount from the Paradise Restaurant, 215/62-63, Second Road & also another 10% discount from the 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 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. Moon River Pub is located 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.kilkennypub pattaya.com or drop into Kilkenny’s on Walking Street.



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