COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

 

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Clubs and Associations

New Year’s Eve Dining & Events

Dining

Entertainment

Clubs and Associations

The next Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC) meeting will be on Sunday, January 3 and everyone is warmly welcome to attend.  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. Each week the PCEC has an interesting speaker to talk on various subjects of interest in an informal setting.  Also, the Club will be welcoming the Children’s Choir from the Pattaya Orphanage.  This program will be followed by the ever lively and often humorous Open Forum where questions are asked and answers given about living in Pattaya as well as an update on events 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 official website at www. pattayacityexpatsclub.com and learn more about the many and varied activities of the club.

The next Pattaya International Ladies Club monthly luncheon will be held on Tuesday, January 5 from 10.30 a.m. at the Diana Garden Resort.  Members, guests and ladies of all nationalities are welcome.  Reservation is necessary by 2.00 p.m. Saturday, January 2.  Please contact Alvi Sinthuvanik on [email protected] hotmail.com or Connie Kwok on [email protected], mobile number 087 784 9151.

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

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

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pattaya: The Pattaya Group meets Wednesday and Thursday at noon (open); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 5 p.m. (closed) and Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. (closed) at the Satree Pattana Center, Soi Skaw Beach (2nd Rd): contact Carl on 084 563 1671. The Good Morning Pattaya Group meets 9 a.m. every morning at the Highlander Guest House, Soi Skaw Beach. All meetings are ‘open’: contact Mike 086 009 6276. The Jomtien Group meets every day at noon at Jomtien Long Stay Hotel: contact: Bill 086 156 8102, Mark 087 096 6069, Bob 087 085 3356, Thai contact: Somchai 081 445 3302. The Scandinavian Group meets on Mondays and Fridays 6 p.m. at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church, Thappraya Road Soi 7: contact Hans 085 135 7755 or Rune (Rayong) 089 754 9515.

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 French speaking Rotary Club Pattaya Marina meets every Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Amari Resort and Tower on Pattaya Beach Road. For further details contact Club President, Florent Pellegrin, on tel. 086 565 1955 or go to www.rotarypattayamarina.org

The Royal British Legion meets at Tropical Bert’s, 2nd Road opposite the Bangkok Bank every Sunday from 2 p.m. You do not have to have served in the UK armed forces to join but you must agree to the principles of the Legion. For more details phone Bert on 089 807 2335.

The Dutch Expat Club meets the last Thursday of every month at Chateau Dale on Thappraya Road at 6 p.m. For full details please check out the website at www.nederland severenigingpattaya.org or email [email protected] com. New members are always welcome.


New Year’s Eve Dining & Events

Join the fun of the New Year’s “Carnival” at the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower on December 31.  A spectacular gala dinner with a wonderful array of food prepared by Chef Supachai and his team plus a fine selection of Champagne and wines gets you in the mood to welcome in 2010 with your family and friends.  Enjoy live entertainment from the big band and all the musical magic of the Rio Carnival with the jugglers, percussion and samba dancers plus the beautifully arranged, themed setting and of course the fireworks.  Don’t forget your own costume as there are fantastic prizes to be won!  Time: 19.00 hours onwards. Adults: 6,500 baht ++ with half a bottle of Champagne at midnight. Children: 3500 baht ++ net per person. For more details and reservations call 038 418418.

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya rolls out a rockin’ New Year’s Eve Countdown Party on December 31 from 6:30 p.m. onwards with a colorful 60’s theme.  The festive buffet extravaganza includes a whole spit roasted pig with free flow of soft drinks, beer and wine during dinner plus live entertainment, groovy shows and a chance to win some great holiday prizes.  Price: Adults THB 7,000++ per person, children THB 3,500++ (aged 4-12 years). Book before December 28 and pay only THB 6,500++ per adult and THB 3,200++ per child.  For more information and reservations call 038 428 755-9.

Welcome in the New Year on December 31 with a “Musical Blast from the Past” at the fabulous location of the Napalai Ballroom and The Point, at the Dusit Thai Pattaya.  Enjoy an extensive gala buffet, non-stop retro disco with music from the likes of John Travolta and Madonna… and win fantastic prizes including two roundtrip tickets to Chiang Mai, courtesy of Thai Airways International, and a two-night accommodation at dusitD2 Chiang Mai and much more!  Price: Adults 8,828 baht net, children (5-12 years old) 4,414 baht net.  For more information and reservations call (0) 3842 5611-7 ext. 2149-50.

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya invites you to a Blue Hawaii Night New Year theme party on Thursday, December 31.  Make New Year’s Eve 2010 a night to remember at the hotel’s Paradise Garden.  Be mesmerized by the sumptuous international buffet dinner that includes numerous cooking stations, BBQ sections and enjoy the dance band, fireworks and varieties of entertainment from 6.30 p.m. - 1.00 a.m.  Price: Adults 5,000 baht net, children 3,800 baht net (under 12 years).  For ticket and reservations call 038-428155, 038-361340 ext1620, 1621 or email pattaya @montien.com

Ring in the New Year with a lavish dinner at Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa, where a spectacular New Year’s Eve awaits you and you will be guided back in time to the original Siam.  This memorable night with a “Golden” theme will take you to the north, the south, the east and the centre of Thailand.  You will witness delightful shows with astonishing traditional Thai attires and performances from each corner of the Kingdom, while you enjoy the chef’s exquisite New Year’s buffet.  The night will be fulfilled by a colorful display of bright fireworks.  Enjoy great celebrations during this holiday season with your friends and loved ones for the price of baht 6,500++ and children at half price.  For more information call Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa 038 412 120 or email:[email protected]

Celebrate the arrival of Year 2010 in style at the Holiday Inn, Pattaya’s Terrazzo Restaurant and Havana Bar on New Year’s Eve.  Taste the sumptuous favourites ranging from Japanese, seafood, taste of Thailand, pizza corner, BBQ station, delicious grill, to desserts.  Take in more fun with the DJ spinning cool grooves at the Havana Bar, a magic show, and Latin & Salsa dance performances.  THB 1,500++ per person includes two standard drinks and a glass of sparkling wine at countdown.  As always at Holiday Inn, kids aged 12 and under eat free.  For more information or to make a reservation, call 038 725 555.

Sheraton Pattaya Resort invites New Year’s Eve revellers to a sumptuous “Music of a Thousand Nights” party by the sea on December 31.  A sophisticated cocktail party at the Spirituality Lagoon gets things rolling from 7 p.m. with a live musical, cocktails and gourmet canapés.  A gala buffet dinner starts at 8 p.m. at Elements Restaurant with classical chamber music and three high-impact stage performances.  An Italian-Mediterranean buffet dinner also starts at 8 p.m. at the Infiniti Restaurant with a show program inspired by the legendary pop quartet Abba.  A countdown party begins at 11 p.m. at Latitude Lounge, with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine for the midnight toast to be capped by a fabulous flurry of fireworks to welcome 2010 in unique tropical seaside style.  Tickets are price at THB 10,500/person inclusive of dinner + beach party and THB 3,000/person for beach party only.  Plus! All children aged 4-11 get 50% off.  For more information or reservation please call 038-259888 or email: sheraton. [email protected]

Celebrate the coming of 2010 at the Woodlands Hotel and Resort: New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner on December 31 from 8 p.m. - 00:30 a.m. beside the tropical swimming pool: Price 5,500 baht net/person (children 50% off).  New Year’s Day Italian Buffet Dinner on January 1 from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the resort’s Grappa Italian Restaurant: Price 590-baht net/person.  For more information and reservations call 38 421 707 or send email at [email protected], www.woodland-resort.com

Amor Restaurant, a Pattaya landmark for almost 16 years, is celebrating New Year with a fabulous (one sitting) menu offering on December 31 from 8 p.m.  As always, for these special events, Amor has family style service where the waiters come to your table with platters and terrines, fresh and hot from the kitchen and you get to help yourself to as much as you want of everything. The waiters keep coming back with more as often as you like. The menu can be seen on the Amor Website at www.amorrestaurant.com and costs 1,350 baht per person. Reservations highly recommended, tel. 038-710-680, mobile: 01-945-5396, email: [email protected] Pattayaland Soi 3, South Pattaya.

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve feast at Restaurant Casa Pascal on December 31 from 7 p.m.  Starters include Scottish salmon, oxtail soup with Porcini mushrooms, pan-fried goose liver and gratinated scallop and green asparagus.  The main course offers Scottish Salmon baked in puff pastry on saffron sauce, grilled baby beef tenderloin with roasted rosemary potatoes and winter vegetables or oven–roasted rack of lamb with gratin potatoes, red wine shallots and winter vegetables.  Desert features fine selected international cheese and Crepes Jubilées with cherries & vanilla ice cream, hand crafted pralinées and cookies.  Entire menu 2,950 baht all included.  For reservations call (038) 723-660 or 081-983-4182 (Kim), www.restaurant-pattaya.com


Dining

At the Peak Chinese Restaurant in January, the whole month will be superbly special for all lovers of lamb and goat meat as the award-winning resident chef creates an enticing menu boasting the finest selection of: braised mountain goat with fragrant brown sauce, grilled rack of Australian lamb seasoned with special XO sauce, pan-fried mountain goat with pungent black peppercorn sauce, roast rack of Australian lamb with bean paste and sautéed mountain goat with dried shrimp sauce.  Also, don’t forget to try the bigger and better dim sum lunch that features an array of soup, dim sum selection and dessert.  The Peak is located on the 8th floor of the Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open every day from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. For reservations and more information on opening hours, please call (0) 3842-5611 to 7, ext. 2276.

Sophisticated and yet relaxing, that’s dining out at Grappa Ristorante Italiano. Authentic Italian cuisine, plus some Thai favorites, inexpensive wine cellar with Italian, French and New World labels. Go for lunch and linger all evening. Grappa Ristorante Italiano and Wine Bar, Woodlands Suites, Soi 22 Pattaya Naklua Road, Tel. 038 052 299, email [email protected] Open seven days from 6.30 a.m. for breakfast for the guests in the Woodlands Suites, and then through till 11 p.m. Secure parking alongside and underneath Woodlands Suites.

Bruno’s Restaurant - the home of fine dining - has been a favorite amongst local residents and holiday-makers since 1996. The restaurant offers a full international menu along with local dishes so as to cater to all tastes. Come to Bruno’s and relax in a unique atmosphere whilst enjoying superb service and magnificent cuisine. Bruno’s Restaurant is located on Thappraya Road, Pattaya, close to the traffic lights at Thepprasit Road. Open for lunch from 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. till late. Call 038 364 600-1 for further enquires or to make a reservation or Email reservations @brunos-pattaya.com

Sunday Brunch Buffet and B.B.Q at Restaurant Casa Pascal offers an extensive buffet including local and imported seafood (Alaska king crab legs, smoked salmon, lobster, prawns, oysters and more), lots of international appetizers and salads, Western and Asian hot food, pasta station, flaming steaks station and BBQ grill on the terrace, breakfast items, soft drinks and coffee, desserts, cheese, and much, much more. Buffet 899 baht net including a glass of house champagne or with unlimited wine and beer + 475 baht (until 16:00), with unlimited house champagne, wine and beer + 675 baht (until 16:00).  Plus each guest gets a lucky draw ticket for the chance to win vouchers for fantastic dinner menus at Casa Pascal.  The drawing takes place each Monday and the higher your bill, the more tickets you get. Sunday Brunch Buffet and B.B.Q. is served every Sunday 10:30 - 15:00.  For your reservation, call (038) 723-660 or 081-983-4182 (Kim), www. restaurant-pattaya.com

Throughout January at The Bay Italian Restaurant, enjoy an exciting culinary renaissance featuring contemporary rustic cuisine from regional Italy.  Rediscover your passion for appetizers such as beef carpaccio with crispy arugula, pecornino cheese and marinated artichokes.  Then sample the pasta menu with mushroom ravioli and ricotta cheese, sun-dried tomato and fresh asparagus.  As for the main plate, savor one of the dishes called veal tenderloin on saffron risotto with parmesan cheese, pan-fried duck liver and black truffle sauce. The Bay is located near the Lagoon Pool at Dusit Thani Pattaya. Open every day from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. For more information and reservations, please call 038 425 611-7 ext. 2270.

The Montien Hotel, Pattaya Theme Buffet Evenings: Friday - Verandah (Coffee Shop), BBQ and Seafood Buffet Dinner 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Adults 750 baht ++, Children 400 baht ++; Saturday - Verandah (Coffee Shop), International Buffet Dinner 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., Adults 650 baht ++, Children 350 baht ++. Pamper yourself with the exceptional variety of all-you-eat favorites, dazzlingly laid out for an evening of leisurely dining. Bring your family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy. For reservations please call the Montien Hotel, Pattaya, tel. 038-428155, 038-361340 ext 1620,1621, e-mail; [email protected]

Jomtien Boathouse hosts a live Elvis act every Monday and Tuesday evening at 9 pm. The talented Arthur Elvis will entertain you while you dine under the stars on a great beachfront location on the corner of Jomtien Beach Road Soi 8. Be entertained while enjoying the great steak, seafood, European and Thai menu. Finish your evening with Irish Coffee. For reservations call: 038 756 143.

New and only at Moon River Pub! The After Work Club, Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m. 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 the Irish Pub has a host of Daily Specials at 195 baht including on Monday: Fillet Steak Special, Tuesday: Roast Chicken with all the trimmings; Wednesday: Steak and Mushroom Pie, Thursday: Pork Chop served with baked potato, fried onions, grilled tomato, and corn on the cob on a sizzling plate, and Friday: Fish and Chips. All the Specials are served with starter and dessert, from 12 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 375 Baht, children 150 Baht, on Saturday from 5.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. and Sunday from 01.00 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. And also don’t miss out on Jameson’s new a la carte menu. Tel. (038) 361 874, e-mail: [email protected] com, Website: www.jamesons-pattaya.com

The Cascade Restaurant offers to satisfy your gourmet senses in January with a bevy of modern maritime creations delicately prepared to your exacting standards by Cascade’s new executive chef, the award-winning Adrian O’Herlihy.  The convivial dining experience features Mariana Hot Pot (for two) - cook your own seafood at your table!  Prime Pacific & Atlantic fish & shellfish with raw vegetables, dashi and a dipping sauce with garnishes THB 1,200 (for two) and a lot more delightful seafood specialties to enjoy while dining in the air-conditioned restaurant or alfresco by the hotel’s lush Atrium and cascading waterfall. The Cascade Restaurant is on the 4th floor of Dusit Thani Pattaya open daily from 6am - 1am. For more information, call (0) 3842 5611-7 ext. 2153.


Entertainment

5 Ripley’s Incredible Ambassadors now in Pattaya.  You still have a chance to meet the 5 Ripley’s Incredible Ambassadors at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum situated in the Royal Garden Plaza on Pattaya 2nd Road.  This includes the 2 Guinness World Record holders, ‘the Scorpion Queen’ and the ‘Cobra King’.  The other 3 Ambassadors are the ‘Penguin Man’, ‘The Centipede King’ and the ‘Werewolf Girl’.  The event is free of charge and will run until 3 January, call 038 710 294 for more information.

Special New Year’s jam sessions at Jazz Pit on Jan 4: internationally famous artists will be in town to join jam sessions celebrating the New Year, including Odd Riisnaes on saxophone, Michael Sternbacher on base, Peter Couling on drums, Thomas Reimer on guitar, Rein Alfonso - vocals, and many more.  All are welcome.  If you play an instrument or just love the sound of jazz, come join in the fun in this classy and cozy atmosphere.  The Jazz Pit is located next to PIC Kitchen on Soi 5 Pattaya 2nd Road.  Tel: 038 428374 for more information.

The Captain’s Corner introduces the talented “Elvis” Arthur every Saturday and Sunday evening at 9 p.m. to continue the popular “Elvis live on stage” tradition. Come and enjoy the best Bar-B-Q in town at the Captain’s Corner and sing along to your favorite Elvis song. For reservations and free pick up service call: 038 364314. The Captain’s Corner BBQ restaurant is located at the Residence Suites, Thappraya Road on the way to Jomtien.

Liam’s Gallery: The largest gallery in the Eastern Seaboard features original artworks by Thai and International artists. The gallery also features a large library, coffee and wine bar with Wi-Fi Internet. Works are for sale and the gallery also displays Liam’s extensive private collection of art. The gallery is located at 352/107 Soi 4, Pratamnak Hill (Soi Nordic). Gallery hours are Daily 10 a.m. -7 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Open house every Friday at 6.30 p.m. Free wine served. Telephone 038 306172 Geena or Liam. Email contact [email protected], Website: www.liamsgallery.com