Casa Pascal celebrates 10th anniversary with music festival

Friday, 18 March 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 11

Members of the Gwanju opera company from Korea arrived at the Casa Pascal Restaurant on February 25 to perform some wonderful operatic arias on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of this fine dining establishment, one of the best gourmet restaurants in Pattaya. 

Pascal Schnyder and his wife Kim really came up with something special to indulge their guests at the jubilee; a culinary delight of an Italian formal dinner prepared the guests for a musical highlight and no one was left disappointed.

Pascal Schnyder, fourth left, and his wife Kim, far right, are joined by the fabulous opera singers.Pascal Schnyder, fourth left, and his wife Kim, far right, are joined by the fabulous opera singers.

Pianist Wonjin Na, the tenors Baeckho Kim and Hongtae Kim, baritone Byungkuk Park, the enchanting ladies, soprano singers Heami Kim, Hwanhee Lee, Sunghee Koo and mezzo-soprano Eunjung Shin, performed outstandingly.  Songs like “Song to the moon”, “Habanera”, “Nella Fantasia”, “Serenade to spring”, “La Donna Mobile” and of course “O Sole Mio”, provoked a standing ovation from the audience.

Pattaya Mayor Itthipol Kunplome, at a dinner meeting nearby, also came to the Casa Pascal.  He congratulated Kim and Pascal and held a little speech to honor them.

Furthermore Pascal´s uncle, Felici Curschellas from Switzerland, performed one of his entertaining speeches, which I was allowed to translate into English.

At the end a wonderful fancy cake was brought in and Kim and Pascal, with their employees, blew out the candles together.

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