Flood is something which has been in the news since last year. Although Pattaya only gets flash floods which subside in a couple of hours, Bangkok was flooded out for weeks. The Bangkok floods in turn produced traffic jams here as the capital’s residents fled to the high grounds of Pattaya!
The Pullman Pattaya Hotel G has quietly made a name for itself for the varied cuisine on offer at their Beach Club restaurant. French chef Thierry Danzas is proud of his kitchen and has a rotating menu during the week. Wednesdays he has his seafood night, known as the Fisherman’s Catch, at the Beach Club restaurant, and this is the event we went to review.
No, it was nothing to do with the football World Cup, or the Eurozone crisis, but it had everything to do with enjoying great food and fine wine in the traditional Italian manner. I could have written ‘Italian manor’ because Joe Parlati’s Don Joe restaurant is like Joe himself, very Italian, complete with pictures of Verona on the walls, Joe’s home town, of which he is very proud. Well, after all, Romeo and Juliet came from there as well as Joe.
It has been a wonderful month of wines for the Dining Out team with wine dinners at the Dusit Thani, the Dicey Reilly’s Pub at the Marriott and the Sheraton Pattaya plus another at Don Joe’s in Walking Street. I have reported on the Dusit Thani and Dicey Reilly’s so this is the Sheraton’s report card and Don Joe in a week or two!
The Dicey Reilly’s pub under the Marriott Resorts Garden Café burst back on the wine appreciation scene with a dinner happily called the Dicey Reilly’s Wine Series. It had been some time since the last wine dinner and we wondered just how this one would stack up against the many others, more accustomed to these events.
Read the heading again - the most outstanding new restaurant in Pattaya, and I wrote that without any reservation. Open for only one week when we visited, and every member of the four person Dining Out team was totally impressed with the whole dining experience at La Ferme (French for The Farm).
The Bay restaurant in the Dusit Thani Resort in Pattaya was the venue for a spectacular Wine Dinner last week. Featuring Santa Carolina wines from Chile and some amazing dishes from Executive Chef Adrian W. O’Herlihy, this was a wine dinner to be remembered.
Many businesses on Second Road have recently found that redevelopment was happening, with their shops going to be knocked down in the name of progress (or the pursuit of greater profits). Greg’s Kitchen was one of those, and he moved out one month ago.
With the year almost half gone, the Dining Out Team decided to look at the reviews done this year up till June, and when we wrote them down, there was definitely a very eclectic mix.
There are those readers who imagine that it must be a wonderful life to be a restaurant reviewer. After all, dining in all those five star hotels and up-market restaurants every week. Being fawned upon by attentive service staff. What a life! However, there is more to ‘dining out’ than just the fine dining section of Pattaya’s restaurants. Pattaya has an enormous number of other restaurants, and there are also some great bargains to be found, and this week we found an exceptional one.