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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 & Associations

The next meeting of Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) will be on Sunday, January 20th. 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 11am: Everyone is warmly welcome. This week the PCEC will welcome the Head of the Dental Department at the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya Dr. Kanokrat Chanthadansuwan who will talk about the Brite Smile Professional Teeth Whitening process. This will be followed by the ever 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. pattayacityexpatsclub.com and learn more about the many and varied activities to which everyone is welcome.

The Pattaya Irish Society meets every Wednesday at 8pm at Moonrakers in Pong. Call John on 086 112 0988 for details.

Rotary Club of Jomtien-Pattaya welcome you to their Wednesday meetings in the Rotary room Royal Cliff Grand Hotel: Time 18.30 for 19.00. Contact Lloyd Jones (Membership) 0878043943

For the past 28 years the Samaritans of Thailand have been providing confidential crisis intervention services over the telephone. The English-speaking unit, Samaritans English Help Line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide support to the expatriate community. English-speaking staff, trained in crisis intervention will provide active, non-judgmental and empathetic listening services on the phone. All calls will be handled on an anonymous basis and are free of charge. Please call (02) 713-6791 (24hrs a day, 7 days a week).

The Royal British Legion Thailand is now firmly established at Tropical Bert’s 2nd Road next to Soi 6/1. We are now approaching 70 members, why don’t you become No 70. Served in H.M. Armed Forces? Or even if you have not, as long as you support the principles of the Legion you are welcome to join. We meet every Sunday lunch from 1pm, our future trips are April 24th a two day trip to the River Kwai for ANZAC Day (Aussies and Kiwis welcome) and early June a week in Batu Gajah, Malaysia, once again to meet up with our Aussie friends and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Malay Emergency. Contact Bert 089 8072335 or call in to Tropical Bert’s 2nd Road Opp Bangkok Bank.

Rotary Club Pattaya Marina meets every Friday at 7pm at the Balcony Restaurant (Pattaya North Rd). For further information call President Nicolas Demet on 081 983 4082.

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.nederlands evereniging pattaya.org or email [email protected] 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.

Dining

Welcome the New Year in an intimate and sophisticated setting at The Peak Chinese Restaurant with magnificent preparations for the month of January. Try Chef Chi Tak Lai’s Grilled lamb rib with ginkgo nut sauce, grilled lamb rib with XO sauce, sautéed lamb rib with black pepper sauce, and braised lamb rib in brown sauce – all craftily created using only the best and the freshest ingredients. Also try the rice flour dumpling with green tea to satisfy your dining pleasure. Available for lunch and dinner. Reminisce the happy times in 2007 and share precious moments with your loved ones with these lamb dishes for the whole month of January! And of course, you are sure to make this dining experience a more enchanting one with the panoramic setting of Pattaya Bay. The Peak is located on the 9th floor of Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open everyday for lunch, 11:30 am-2:30 pm, and for dinner, 6:30 pm - 10pm. For reservations, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2276.

The Mantra Restaurant & Bar introduces distinctively delicious Black Angus Beef throughout January. Surrender to the taste sensation of Mantra’s wide range of well-selected steaks, cuts and ribs that will utterly indulge your taste buds. Compliment your selected delicacies with a wide selection of sauces, toppers and side dishes and add a little luxury to the meal with lobster and prawns. Stop salivating and get down to Mantra – Quick smart! For more information on Mantra Restaurant & Bar please contact +66 (0) 3842 9591 or email [email protected] and visit www.mantra-pattaya.com

It’s Strawberry Season again at Amor Restaurant. Richard and his team are preparing a host of great strawberry dishes, desserts and cocktails for you: strawberry pork fillet 370 - pan fried with a sauce of fresh strawberries and crushed black peppercorns flambéed in brandy; strawberry chicken breasts 390 - pan fried with a sauce of fresh strawberries and crushed black peppercorns flambéed in brandy; strawberries and yoghurt 150 - with yoghurt and Chiang Mai longan honey; strawberries and sour cream 150 - with sour cream and brown sugar; strawberries and cream 150 - with whipped or pouring cream; strawberries and ice cream 150 - with a scoop of vanilla ice cream; French strawberries 190 - with Grand Marnier and whipped cream; Irish strawberries 180 - with Jameson’s and whipped cream; Strawberry Amor 250 - vodka, crème de cacao, white crème de menthe and fresh strawberries; strawberry daiquiri 190; strawberry piòa colada 210. Visit www.amorrestaurant.com, tel. 038-710-680 (Open 5pm to midnight).

Dining at the Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa in January: Buffet Compagnard à la Française - The BBQ buffet is back, full of seasonal produce, exciting recipes and creative presentations. A dazzling display of French cuisine can be enjoyed every night at the Garden Cafe: Price at baht 1,200++ per person; Go Crocodile Style at the Rice Mill - The Rice Mill restaurant features a crocodile extravaganza promotion during January. Unique recipes such as croc in chili sauce or classic croc with garlic and a must try crispy deep fried croc are offered. Wine and Bruschetta at World Wide Wine Cellar - this month at Elephant bar you can have your fiesta just the way the Spaniards do. Select 2 glasses of wine from the blackboard in combination with Bruschetta, including classic tomato and Parmesan cheese, smoked salmon, capers, mushrooms and thyme. Price at baht 790++ per person. 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. New and for all guests, a small give-away to take back home! Price at 1,250 baht ++ including selected beverages. For reservations please call 038 412 120.

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 9:30 p.m. at 620++ baht per person and on Saturdays from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at 720++ baht per person.

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]

Come enjoy Casa Pascal Restaurant’s gourmet set menu: Food only 1,450 baht net, menu with unlimited beverages 2,900 baht net. For reservation (038) 723 660, fax (038) 723 659, e-mail: [email protected] or for more information: www.restaurant-pattaya.com. Open Daily 11:00~23:00 / Sunday Brunch Buffet: Every Sunday 10:00~15:00.

Shenanigans Irish Pub is now open at its new location on the first floor of the new, upscale ‘The Avenue’ shopping mall, Pattaya 2nd Road, Opp. Soi Post Office. For details of all upcoming events and dining choices check the Web site at www.shenanigans-pattaya.com or email: [email protected]

Molly Malones Irish Pub Pattaya (formerly The Kilkenny) has recently opened its doors on Walking Street, South Pattaya. Enjoy a wide selection of Irish & international homemade pub cuisine with huge portions and a great selection of local and imported draught & bottled beers, wines & spirits. Daily Irish Happy Hours start at 10am with Heineken, Singha, Tiger & Chang at just 59 baht draught specials and 150 baht jugs from 10am till 9pm. Christmas Day features a three-course lunch and dinner for only 750 baht & half price for children. The early bird pub breakfast is only 99 baht from 10am till 4pm, live music Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays and all your favourite live sport on the big screens. Call 038 711 094 for more information.

Think lunch, think Cascade: You can now enjoy a heightened lunch experience at Dusit Thani Pattaya’s Cascade Restaurant with its Thai-international lunch buffet. Upgrade the quality – and quantity – of your lunch as the award-winning culinary team of the Cascade creates Thai-international selection of appetizers, salads, soups, main courses, carving and pasta stations and desserts with an array of buffet stations. The new Cascade Restaurant is located on the main lobby of Dusit Thani Pattaya, near the Atrium. Choose to dine in the restaurant’s newly refurbished facilities or outside of the restaurant near the cascading waterfall: Every Day, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, baht 500++ per person and half price for children 5-12 years. For reservations and details, please call 0 3842 5611-7 ext. 2152.

New and Only at Moon River Pub! The After Work Club, Sunday through Thursday, 7 pm to midnight, offers guests a Western or Thai evening menu. Groups of 30 people may choose from the European and Thai all you can eat buffet (booking 1 day in advance). The all you can drink (wine, beer, juice, soft drinks, whiskey, tequila, etc.) counts for both offers. Price per person: 1,000 baht each. The Moon River Pub is located in front of the Thai Garden Resort, North Pattaya Road.

Jameson’s Irish Pub’s Wednesday three-course ‘Quick Service’ special for 185 baht continues: 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 185 baht; Tuesday: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Chicken breast stuffed with ham & cheese served with chips, vegetables, & gravy sauce. 185 baht; Thursday: Lasagne, with meat sauce & white sauce covered with Cheddar Cheese & Parmesan Cheese served with mixed salad. 185 baht. All the specials are served with starter & dessert. Start from 12 noon until 11 p.m. As always Jameson’s serves its all day and night carvery at the weekends, as much as you can eat for 350 baht. Saturday 5 pm – 11 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 11 pm. 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]

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 the 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.

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.

Entertainment

Pattaya’s famous keyboard player Ramil will be playing his "swan-song" as he bids farewell on Friday January 18 at the Jazz Pit on Soi 5. It promises to be a vibrant party with numerous musicians performing. All are welcome.

Events

Asian University, the local international university located on Highway 331 between km 116 and 117, will be holding another Open House on Saturday January 19, from 9am - 3pm. No advance booking needed, all interested parties are welcome to come and meet faculty and students, join in activities, see the beautiful campus, and talk with education experts. More information on the website: asianust.ac.th or telephone admissions on 038 253 700. We are also offering scholarships for prospective engineering students. The scholarship exams will take place on Saturday February 9 at Assumption College, Bangkok, and, on request, at Asian University campus. Please see the websites: efau.org and asianust.ac.th or telephone the Engineering Faculty on 038 253 700, ext 2770.

Gallery Opium at 315/26, Thepprasit Road, Pattaya introduces "My Art, My Passion" an exhibit by resident and guest artists running till Jan 26. This Exhibition launches a new season of the Gallery’s artists and celebrates the beginning of its third anniversary in Pattaya. Also on display at the Sheraton Pattaya, 437 Pratamnak Road is a variety of work from local and international artists and all pictures being exhibited are for sale. Please call 038 303 040, 0850 847 947, email: [email protected] for further details.

Promotions

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 1,800 net. For more information & reservations please call 038 426 635.



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