Captain’s Corner refurbished and George Sinatra resurrected!

Friday, 26 October 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 43 By  Dr. Iain Corness

The Captain’s Corner restaurant, the home of the Grand Texan BBQ for 15 years, reopened last week after a two month refurbishment.  While the concept has remained the same (after all, it has always been a very successful formula), the actual venue has been sparkled up, getting it ready for the next 15 years.

The Captain’s Mate, Kannikar Ottesen, was her usual bubbly self at the reopening party, which was bubbling along with plenty of alcoholic bubbly as well.

Pattaya Mail’s Peter Malhotra (2nd left) congratulates the Ottesen family, Ib (left), Kannikar and Ploy Pailin (2nd right and right) on their grand reopening.Pattaya Mail’s Peter Malhotra (2nd left) congratulates the Ottesen family, Ib (left), Kannikar and Ploy Pailin (2nd right and right) on their grand reopening.

For many long-time diners, it was nostalgic having George Sinatra singing as the background entertainment, and after a couple of hours, his place on the bandstand was then taken by a ‘sounds alike’ BG’s cover band, but it was George who was the sentimental favorite of the crowd.  Kannikar did say that George would be singing probably around two nights a week, but full details are yet to be worked out.

However, the details for the Grand Texan all-you-can-eat BBQ are as before, including no change in the pricing, still B. 395.  This is one of the best bargains in Pattaya, and I am quite sure the old crowd will be there again, to enjoy the new surroundings which are under cover as well.

By the way, if you are a visitor, they have a minibus service to pick you up from any hotel in the Pattaya-Jomtien area and drop you back later, just phone 038 364 314.

The Captain’s Corner, 146/107 Thappraya Road, South Pattaya, telephone 038 364 314, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .th.  Plenty of on-street parking outside.  BBQ buffet from 6 p.m.

(L to R) Allan Ottesen (centre) who now runs the business for his mom and dad receives a bouquet  from well-wishers.(L to R) Allan Ottesen (centre) who now runs the business for his mom and dad receives a bouquet  from well-wishers.

The ‘sounds alike’ BG’s cover band entertains the crowd.The ‘sounds alike’ BG’s cover band entertains the crowd.

The Corness family (left) along with Peter Malhotra and the Levy family prepare for an evening of good food and fun.The Corness family (left) along with Peter Malhotra and the Levy family prepare for an evening of good food and fun.

The consummate host, Ib Ottesen mingles with the happy crowd.The consummate host, Ib Ottesen mingles with the happy crowd.

Welcome guests enjoy a sumptuous Grand Texan BBQ.Welcome guests enjoy a sumptuous Grand Texan BBQ.

The jubilant crowd dances the night away.The jubilant crowd dances the night away.

Ploy Pailin shows that musical talent certainly runs in the family.Ploy Pailin shows that musical talent certainly runs in the family.

The Pedersens, Sudasawan, Natasha and Kurt (2nd right) congratulate Ib (center) and Kannikar (right)The Pedersens, Sudasawan, Natasha and Kurt (2nd right) congratulate Ib (center) and Kannikar (right)

Cheers! Here’s to a fabulous night by the pool.Cheers! Here’s to a fabulous night by the pool.

Elvis Presley is ‘all shook up’ as he excites the audience into a frenzy.Elvis Presley is ‘all shook up’ as he excites the audience into a frenzy.

George Sinatra resurrected at the Captain’s Corner.George Sinatra resurrected at the Captain’s Corner.

Jack and Jintana Levy sample the delicious Grand Texan BBQ.Jack and Jintana Levy sample the delicious Grand Texan BBQ.

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